Tuesday, November 22, 2011

our new home

Small Earth Vintage finds have been available for years now not just on the internets, but also in a variety of fine vintage shops from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Montpelier, Vermont.  Andy and I have been wanting to branch out a bit beyond consignment though...to be able to sell in a brick and mortar space, but without the great expense and responsibility of our own store.  Well, we've found the perfect place here in Grand Rapids--Lost & Found.





We've been fans of Lost & Found since they opened.  Mark and Christian run the store--which is located in an old furniture factory--and have it beautifully merchandised with an amazing selection of industrial, mid century modern, and primitive furnishings and antiques.  I always kind of want to move in when I visit.




I want that rug!


Isn't this awesome?  An old lighted sign advertising the various dining areas in Grand Rapids' old Pantlind Hotel.  I totally want to have a cocktail in the Cypress Cellar!


We stopped in for a visit Friday night.  I'm wearing one of my favorite new finds: a black eyelet lace dress.  With pockets!


Here's Andy in the pea coat I made him start wearing.  Handsome!


And finally, here's a peek at our corner of Lost & Found.

If you're in Grand Rapids stop by and visit!  Lost & Found is located just south of downtown at 445 Century SW (check out their Facebook page for more information on them and their location; they regularly post great new finds there).  We'll be loading our space up with some pretty cocktail and party dresses soon, to have on hand for the Lost & Found holiday open house on December 2 and 3.

xo
K

12 comments:

  1. Hey I've been there! It is a great spot and your booth looks super. Great merchandizing! I hope you get lots of happy shoppers.

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  2. oh man what a cool spot! so cool to have your finds all merchandised together, they get a whole new 'life' don't they! wish I could drop by lady! x

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  3. Looks so cute! Love the patchwork umbrella on the ceiling... best of luck!

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  4. wow, looks awesome! I want that sinner welcome sign....and who is that lady on the poster? looks pretty cool.

    I want to visit!

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  5. That is Raquel Welch on the poster. She is for sale!

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  6. Congrats Doll! The place looks so neat and fun to browse.

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  7. Karen, I love your dress! especially with those little metallic t-strap heels. Haven't yet been to lost and found, but thanks for letting me know about it. I think the only shop I've been to over there is Scavenger Hunt.

    p.s. "Here's Andy in the pea coat I made him start wearing." Lol! :D

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  8. I love shops like this! I could spend days in them looking through all of the wonderful things on display. I wish I could visit Lost & Found and have a wander through your corner.

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  9. Great news! Congratulations to you two :)

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  10. I'm been to Lost & Found and loved the other vintage shops in the same area too! Can't wait to see more photos of your space in the future, what an exciting venture for you.

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  11. My absolute favorite type of shopping venue. I'm sure you are a terrific fit for the place.

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  12. That's a fabulous dress! Congrats on the retail space--looks like a great store. Let's get that drink at the Cypress Cellar. :-)

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