Found with Adele!

We’re stoked that we got to be part of a private concert with Adele at Largo back in the fall. The lovely ladies from Bash Please brought us in to help create a warm environment on the stage. We hope you enjoy this video. You can pick out some of our pieces if you look closely but mostly we wanted to share this rad song from such an uber-talented artist.

And the winner is…

Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway this week. We’re glad that you all are excited about our online gallery. What fun it was to read how you would use vintage rentals from Found at your occasions and shoots. You are a creative bunch. We hope that we get to be part of your eclectic and stylish celebrations. We love to collaborate, brainstorm, and just dream with you about the exciting things you’re planning.

But without further ado, here’s the randomly-chosen winner of our giveaway. Congratulations to Brande Ealy!

She’ll get a $500 credit towards a rental order in 2011. Hooray!

Thanks for celebrating with us this week and spreading the word. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled on the gallery. We’ll be adding new items all the time (in fact, we’ve got several items ready to make their debut next week!).

As always, we’d love to suggest some pieces, pull together a custom proposal, or answer any questions you’ve got. We’re here to help. We hope the gallery will inspire you but we still want to hear all of the details about your special day. Creating rad inspired personal environments for your celebration is what makes us tick! Email or call (714.888.5811) anytime.

p.s. If you want to be the first to know about new items, happenings, and adventures around here, be sure to join our mailing list.

Online Inventory Gallery & a $500 Giveaway

We’re ecstatic to announce our brand new super cool and exciting online Inventory Gallery. We’ve been working hard for months to photograph our collection, develop our inventory system, and share as much as we can with you. We’ve included lots of info for each of our pieces and hope you’ll take some time to browse through our collection of vintage furniture and accessories.

Be sure to notice all of the features. There are categories for each of our inventory types including upholstered Couches & Chairs, Tables (including side tables, farm tables, and everything in between), Dining & Folding Chairs, Benches & Stools (including our vintage church pews), Other Furniture, Trunks & Suitcases, Architectural Items, Frames, Large Accessories, and Small Accessories. Each item has a name, description, & we’re adding more dimensions to the website all the time.

We also want to be sure that you see the fun tags system. Say you’re looking for a couch but once you’re browsing through, you decide you really want to see all of our button-tufted pieces or lounge furniture. Just click on the tag and you’ll get a gallery of each of those items. If you’re planning a celebration with a green theme, you can check out all of the items in that color. If you want to see our items with chippy paint, you got it. Use the tags to see what we suggest for favors, guest books, or desserts.

We hope this new part of our website inspires your next celebration. We’re so glad to share these pieces with you. If you’re interested in a custom proposal, please feel free to email us with your event date, location, and list of items you’re interested in. If you would like us to suggest some pieces, let us know which items you love so we can build a lounge or display around it. We hope this online collection will help you create just the right environment for your occassion.

With our growing inventory, be sure to check back often to see what’s new. We’ll be adding more images and items as often as possible. As always, we’re also open to custom pieces. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, please let us know. We’re often able to find or create pieces that will be perfect for you and a great addition to our collection. We hope this new gallery is a helpful tool but we still want to hear about your event. We get super excited about celebrations and want to be personally involved in yours.

We can’t wait to hear what you think so we decided to have a little celebration. We’re giving away a $500 credit for vintage rentals. Here’s what you need to do to win it:

1. Check out our new online inventory gallery

2. Post a direct link to your favorite item from the new gallery on your Twitter or Facebook page and tell your friends that it is your fave.

3. Comment on this post by Wednesday 1/12 at 11:59 pm and tell us what you would do with the credit if you won. We’d love to hear how you would use your vintage rentals from Found.

You’ve got to do all three steps to win. The giveaway is open to everyone: brides, event coordinators, photographers, and anyone who wants rad vintage rentals. We’ll be picking the winner using random.org and will announce the lucky person on Friday. The $500 credit can be used for rentals from Found Vintage Rentals in 2011 (it can’t be used to cover delivery fees or styling services). Good luck!

Online Collection starting Monday!

We’re so excited to share our new inventory system that we had to give you a sneak peek. At Found Vintage Rentals, we want to inspire our clients to dream up fresh and funky ways to incorporate vintage style in their celebrations. To help with this, we’ve come up with an online gallery of ALL of our collection. We’re bursting to share it all but you’ll have to wait until Monday.

In the meantime, enjoy this preview of the awesomeness to come. Let us know if you’re as excited as we are.

Happy Weekend!

Hide & Seek: The Keys to Finding Something Found

Recently we’ve been getting a lot of emails. Most are from brides who want rad vintage rentals at their upcoming weddings but we’ve also started to see another theme: requests for help. If you want to start your own vintage rental company and wonder how we did it, this is for you.

We’re overwhelmingly excited to share that we’ll be offering our first-ever workshop Hide & Seek: The Keys to Finding Something Found. Join us February 12th & 13th, for this two-day info-packed session.

The topics covered will include:

-Unlocking Your Brand & Developing Your Collection

-Nuts & Bolts of a Rental Business (inventory, pricing, & decision-making)

-Marketing to Make an Impact

-Becoming a Saavy Buyer

The Workshop will also include TWO incredible buying experiences in southern California with Found Vintage Rentals owner, Jeni Maus. She’ll share about picking and then show you how it is done. You’ll see where she shops, what she looks for, and have an opportunity to start your own collection.

You’ll walk away with invaluable information about what to do and what NOT to do. We’ve learned the hard way and we want to save you the time, money, and heartache that we spent learning the ins & outs of the vintage rental industry.

Don’t miss your chance to hear our story, pick our brains, and give your vintage rental business a jump start! We’ll only be accepting 6 attendees so be sure to apply early.

Come play Hide & Seek with us. You never know what you might find. Click here to start your application.

New Year: Big News

Here at Found Vintage Rentals, we’ve been ready for 2011 to come for quite some time. This year is bound to be full of new clients-turned-friends, exciting & beautiful events, and rad vintage finds. We’ve already begun to scheme about how to expand our collection, our services, and our team. We’re stoked about the exciting possibilities that this new year brings.

We hope that you’ll be psyched to join us in this adventure too. Keep your eyes peeled on The Found Blog this week as we reveal some of our latest and greatest. Stay tuned for info about our upcoming seminar (for peeps who want to start a vintage rental business) and… drumroll please… the big reveal of a whole new way to see our 2011 collection (you’re gonna love it!).