Finders Keepers Vintage Market: Sunday Funday with Friends

Sunday Funday!

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.

Wow, wow, wow! This one sold the moment the market opened!

Have I told you how much I love finding new, local Michigan artisans??

Come to Mama, distressed, vintage inspired arches!
See that chippy child’s dress form? Bought it!

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 Fleet brought the cutest renovated campers!

The Petite FleetWe ordered Strawberry Basil Lemonade. Yum!

Handmade Farmhouse Signs

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!

Finders Keepers Vintage Market

Father’s Day Design Board

Father’s Day picks from the Etsy community.

Amelie Jo’s Father’s Day Picks from the Handmade Community

Shaving Mug with Monogram by MiriHardy Pottery

Handmade Vintage Wood Sign by The Lizton Sign Shop

Waxed Canvas Backpack by Tram21

Custom Pet Portrait by Natali Artist

Custom Guitar Pick by CandT Custom Lures

Custom Grandfather Keychain by Ingrained Inc

Hand Lettered Step Dad Card by Atiliay

Somewhere In Time

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.

Mackinac Island
On Shepler’s Ferry on the way to the Island

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.

Flag flying high from the docks of the Island
Flag flying high from the docks of the Island
The Straits of Mackinac
The Straits of Mackinac
Transportation on the Island
Transportation on the Island
Hiking to Arch Rock
Stairway to Heaven
The famous Arch Rock
The famous Arch Rock

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.

The Grand Hotel of Mackinac Island
The Grand Hotel of Mackinac Island

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.