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Talisman Workshop with Katie Bramlage

Talisman Workshop with Katie Bramlage

Talisman Workshop with artist Katie Bramlage Thursday, April 11, 2019. 6:30-9:00pm An evening of meditative play with artist Katie Bramlage of Make.Do.Studio. In Katie's words: Talismans are objects said to have magic powers and to bring good luck. I like to think of them as "guardians of the good vibes" and protectors... continue reading

 

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St. Patrick's Day at FOUND in Kerrytown

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Wee Bit 'o Green Sale at FOUND in Kerrytown on St. Pat's Day!
As kids, we would craft green construction paper chains and shamrock decorations this time of year.  And make absolutely certain we were wearing something green on March 17th, lest we get pinched by our classmates.  Wearing even a tiny bit of green was protection - through proving you had green flowers on your underwear was not something the teacher approved of... green socks were easier to prove.
On the day that honors St. Patrick and my Irish Gramma, FOUND celebrates by encouraging you to find wee bits of green throughout the shop and saving big green!  Any item in the shop that has the color green as part of it is 17% off for that day only.  Not only the things that are obviously green, but things like the Morning Mint lotion with green on the label. And books with green covers. Cards and prints with green illustrations. FOUND magazine.  And jewelry made from green postage stamps. Oh, my.  ALL of the Green Daffodil Soy candles will be 17% off that day.
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It will be a good day to check out the new brooches and earrings made from recycled zippers - the green ones will be 17% off.
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There are still a few cozy scarves made from recycled cashmere sweaters with a bit of green in them.  And many of the Burlap Boutique totes are made from coffee bags with green printing in the labels. It's a treasure hunt. Wee bits of green are everywhere!
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If you're looking for Easter candles or maybe a new bunny, you might save a bit of green, too.
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Some of my favorite frames from FoundRe have some touches of vintage green from long ago.
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We'll be open on St. Patrick's Day from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with green socks on and some green cookies to share!
Here's tipping my hat to you and wishing you the luck of the Irish all year long!
FOUND gallery
Kerrytown Market & Shops
407 N. 5th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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March 2013 at FOUND: Vintage dolls and toys

  mohair.tiger Went on a quick vintage buying trip for FOUND at the end of February.  Then March came in like the proverbial lion - with plenty of snow and ice in Ann Arbor.  Today was a sunshiny day, nice and cozy by the windows.  Cozy like this furry little mohair cub at the shop. We've been busy adding lots of older things to FOUND lately.  Here are some of my favorite finds.  The outfit on this vintage doll looks like she was a working girl or traveling in style - with her wool tweed jacket and felted hat, and red shoes to compliment the ensemble!  But she got pretty dirty along the way - wonder what adventures she had and where she's been.  Her owner clearly didn't leave her sitting on a shelf. doll.hat Here's a little purse she may have carried - or it could have been carried by the little girl that owned her.  It's fun to hang little coin purses in a grouping on the wall - or incorporate them into artful assemblages.  I don't mind that they are a bit rusty.  Do you? coin.purses These antique baby dolls definitely have "condition problems" - peeling skin, crazed composition, crazy hair, discoloration - but there's something about seeing them up on the shelf that makes me smile, knowing each was once some little girl's special dolly. dolls.3babies I found this bright eyed bisque doll and a bunch of odd doll parts, like extra legs and arms that could be used in projects. doll.google   dolls.littlechina Some antique dolls have glass eyes that are haunting.  This doll is composed of a variety of materials, with straw filled arms and legs that are disintegrating.... doll.glass.eyes Tiddledy Winks? Tiddley Winks? Whatever you call it, the image on this box is wonderful.  And it come with bakelite "winks". tiddleywinks Other children's finds include a few trucks, doll suitcase, lots of lead soldiers, a group of mohair puppets, some antique ABC blocks and more.  Stop in soon to see what we've found!   Continue reading