It is such a pleasure to share my Sunday with friends with you after visiting the Finders Keepers Vintage Market this past weekend. Finders Keepers is a traveling market that features local artisans and collectors of antiques and vintage items.
Have I told you how much I love finding new, local Michigan artisans??
Tamara’s Timeless Treasure’s, from Belleville, MI had the most amazing booth! Lots of chippy garden finds and distressed arches. I purchased that pretty, garden dress form in the second photo for a future project. Time for a road trip to Belleville!
Coffee? Yes, please! I had serious food truck envy at the market.The Petite Fleetbrought the cutest renovated campers!
So many fabulous farmhouse signs! The “hello” signs, from The Rustic Home, really piqued our interest.
I purchased a pair of beautiful, handmade corbels for our kitchen island from Tin Barn Studio , out of Ortonville, MI. She also makes those perfect, hanging initials.
If you live in Michigan and would like to visit Finders Keepers, here are the show dates and locations for the rest of 2019.
Thanks for the memories (and unusual finds), Finders Keepers. See you in September!
When I was a little girl, the magnificent Mackinac bridge was the halfway point to our family vacation spot in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This is where we would wait out the August heat of our Detroit home, playing in the woods, fishing and collecting berries.
Life has changed since then and become more complicated, but also more joyful and fulfilling. A few weekends ago, the event coordinator of Mission Point Resort, on Mackinac Island, invited our family to spend opening weekend at the resort to enjoy their recent renovation of their guest rooms and grounds.
What an incredible offer! My daughter is a young lady now and we haven’t been back to the island since she was a toothless 8 month old and I was a clueless new mom.
Mission Point resort sits on the far edge of the island, just a short bike ride from the eclectic shopping area. There are no cars allowed on Mackinac Island, so visitors bike, walk or take a carriage ride to maneuver the island. The resort has one of the best views of the straits of Mackinac.
One of the most famous photographed spots on Mackinac Island is Arch Rock. It is a natural limestone arch formed during the Nipissing post-glacial period when high Lake Huron levels and wave action created openings in the rock. Arch Rock stands 146′ over the Lake Huron shoreline and took thousands of years to be created. Truly a Michigan marvel.
After lunch and window shipping, we toured the grounds of the famous Grand Hotel, America’s Summer Place. Featured in this photo is the world’s longest porch, that wraps around the hotel and overlooks lush gardens and and the waters of the Straits. Grand Hotel was a location where the movie, Somewhere in Time, was filmed on the Island.