The leaves are starting to turn here already and as much as I’m fighting it I’m slowly giving way to accepting fall is here/coming. Typically I would be jumping up and down with pumpkins on my porch and a PSL in my hand but I’m anxious about pushing the seasons along this year. Slow and […]
The new fall arrivals are starting to tickle into The Found Cottage and I’m loving all of the new fun sweaters we’ve been getting in. I buy all of the clothing and jewelry for the store and I make it my mission to find good quality and stylish finds at a reasonable price. Almost all […]
It has felt so so good to get out and go picking lately for The Found Cottage and while I’ve been finding some pieces for myself I have found some great pieces that i’ve brought to our shop in west Michigan. Have I mentioned before how good it feels to be BACK OPEN!!?! It will […]
The construction dust is literally settling at the shop and we have been able to dedicate some focus back to our website and continue to upload the new arrivals from the store to the site. Last week my pal Ashley and I photographed some of my favorite new arrivals from around the store to feature. […]
Spring is here and I’m slowly starting to put actual pants back on. It’s amazing how different and more productive you feel getting dressed in the morning even if it’s just to take a drive to get otto to take a nap. (The boy is so stubborn he will only fall asleep on a perfectly […]
Overnight many small businesses have had to change their strategies. We have had to close our doors to the public, navigate unemployment and small business aide with tons of loopholes and wait times. But we are doing it! The Found Cottage is moving forward and being creative and adaptive even if it’s not the spring […]
How is it that The Found Cottage Mercantile Market was already a full week away?! It doesn’t seem possible. I feel like just yesterday we were running around getting the final details in place and getting the gates ready to open. It seems crazy to work so long for something that is over in one […]
putting on a market is an insane amount of work. it takes organizational skills, an absurd amount of computer work, calculations and financial skills and more. but when it all comes together it is one of the most rewarding things I do on an annual basis. this is going to be our third annual Found […]
today is the day! we are opening the found cottage mercantile in hudsonville! we have had this empty space in the store for over three years and it was literally falling apart. we tossed around idea after idea on what to do with it. finally we decided to expand what we love. antiques! we hired […]
oh long weekend thank you for being long. i feel like i have so many amazing things to cram into this post because so many amazing amazing things have happened this weekend. like, i don’t even know where to begin. probably with the mercantile market. because that has consumed almost all of the weekend and […]
in between pumping and feedings and diaper changes we at the shop have been working all summer on one of the most amazing mercantile markets i’ve ever seen. and…. it’s coming up this weekend (friday and saturday). i cannot believe the amazing artists, boutiques and pickers we have coming from all over the states to […]
We did it! the found cottage has officially reopened and i cannot even put into words how incredibly grateful i am for all of you that came out to see us. it was a wonderful wonderful weekend and it felt like a big family reunion getting to see all of you. it was hard being […]
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I'm abigail albers
Wife and mother, antique shopper, entrepreneur, gardener, sheep lady, sequin enthusiast and your Midwest Martha Stewart Wannabe.
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