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How can it be over eight years since we moved out to the farm? It feels like we should still be unpacking boxes. Shhh… Don’t tell anyone there is still a box or two of unknowns lingering in the corner of the basement. The last eight years on our farm have taught us many lessons […]

Why we use Propane on the Farm

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The sustainable farmhouse and using propane

I have not necessarily been a scrooge this year when it comes to decorating our farmhouse for the holidays, but more exhausted Santa. We went all out for Christmas this year at The Found Cottage and between that and pending renovations in the home, I just didn’t feel like hauling out all the bins of […]

Christmas Amish Greenhouse

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Holiday Amish Greenhouse

Today we are heading back to Emily’s farm once more to tour another one of her rehabbed buildings on the farm. Previously we toured the garden shed that was transformed into the perfect pre wedding bridal hangout so it only makes sense that we continue on to the repurposed gentleman’s quarters of her venue. I […]

This Michigander Repurposed Her Farm to a Fun Air BnB

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Historic Michigan Farmhouse

From the moment I stepped foot on to Emily’s farm I could feel the magic. I’ve known Emily for years and we’ve talked plants and farming and she’s done a lot of work on our farm and cottage but the timing never worked out for me to stop by her farm and check it out. […]

Garden Shed Repurposed into Quaint Hangout

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Historic Garden Shed

We are slowly making progress on our old farmhouse this year. While it’s not the large renovation we were hoping for we are grateful to be checking things off the list. We had a gentleman do a lot of work around The Found Cottage last year and he’s been helping around our farm with projects […]

How we replaced our farmhouse porch

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Farmhouse Historic Porch Replacement

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a child get so excited over a new jute rug for his bedroom that he doesn’t even sleep in than Otto. When he walked into his bedroom after I put the rug down he yelled “MOM! Did you order this for me?! Thank you! I love it! It’s so […]

Otto’s New Bedroom Jute Rug

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Otto and his new Jute Rug for his gender neutral sheep bedroom

Since our home remodel has been pretty much put on hold until the unforeseeable future courtesy of insane lumber prices and labor shortages we are slowly making the short term fixes around the house and farm. We are patching the brick instead of replacing and we are holding off on new windows until we are […]

Barndominium Style

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Old Farm Lean To

I finally took down the outdoor Christmas decorations this past weekend (I know it’s March ok?) but it’s been so cold and this past weekend was one of the first nice sunny days we’ve had in a while so down it came. However, everything just looked bare and the house needed something to announce the […]

Floral Wreath DIY for Spring A Step by Step Instruction

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50 Wreaths for Spring

When I found this vintage style cast iron farmhouse sink I knew exactly where in my house it would go. Before the room was even being demoed I knew I had to have it. This downstairs bathroom (click for before pictures) is off of the screened in porch and connects the back pool area to […]

Vintage Style Cast Iron Farmhouse Sink

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Dark blue navy bathroom

Do you remember that post about the booth at the antique show that said “EVERYTHING IN THIS TENT CAME FROM A VICTORIAN ERA GARBAGE DUMP”? Well guess what? That booth also had a bunch of antique English advertising containers as well (and a bunch of other treasures to behold). In his booth towards the back […]

All About English Advertising Containers

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What are old english advertising containers

I know what you are thinking, another collection? I know I know but we’ve known each other long enough now to know that I can’t stop, won’t stop right? These antique mineral water bottles intrigued me inside of a booth at the Springfield Antique when I walked past the white tent that said “EVERYTHING IN […]

Antique Mineral Water Bottle Collection Codd Neck Bottle

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Where to find vintage glass bottles

Back in September my pal Ashley and I packed our bags and drove about five hours south to Springfield Ohio for the big antique extravaganza. Honestly it was one of the only flea markets of the year thanks to covid and we spent the entire weekend from sun up to sun down shopping the fields […]

How to Hang Wall Sconces

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How to Hang Sconces