Orient Express Themed Wedding

Our friends at Shelter Co came to us with an awesome project to fill the beautiful abandoned 16th Street Train Station in Oakland for an Orient Express themed wedding. It was such a joy to use our one of a kind pieces to bring the design to life. It’s not everyday you get to create something like this!

Pinot Arm Chairs, Rosemont Side Tables, Marilyn Compote
Elvis Gramophone, Dorado Square Trunk, Segerstrom Nesting Tables, Lockard Brass Trunk
Lapis Armchairs, Jackson Couch, Marianna Coffee Table
Pacifica Sectional, Clarkson Navy Chairs, Alsace Metal Trunk, Hakes Silver Trunk, Truman Gold Nesting Tables, Bluffton Ottomans, Rosemont Side Tables
Rockfield Podium, Wildorado Sign
Newton Card Catalog
Wilman Globe
Ashley Coffee Table, Tiffany Side Tables, Bohm Couch, Mecca Rug
Marcos Leather Chair, Guymon Clock, Elaine Side Table, Carlos Trunk
Avon Side Tables, Paloma Settee, Basha Ottoman
Cassidy Side Tables, Georgia Side Table
Letta Petite Trays
Stanley Bar, Davenport Gold Shelf, Venice Brass Shelf, Lita Console Table, Lamont Console Table, Arthur Armchairs, Belton Runner
Del Rey Sectional, Claxton Ottomans, Martina Coffee Table, Corneille Rug

Planning & Rentals: Shelter Co. | Venue: 16th Street Station | Photography: Sonya Yruel | Second Photographer: Jenya Chernoff | Furnishings: Found Rentals | Draping/Rental Installations: Bright Event Rentals | Paper Goods: Lotus & Ash | Catering: Componere Fine Catering | Linens: La Tavola | Floral Designs: Brown Paper Design | Lighting & Power: Got Light | Live Band: Hella Fitzgerald from Entire Productions | DJ: Dart Collective | Photo Booth: Shoot That Klown Hair & Makeup: JT Artistry | Limo: Avenue Limo | Security: Overall & Associates Security | Valet Service: National Parking & Valet | Restrooms: Honeybucket | Film Processing by The Find Lab

Found Pieces Used: Alpine Bar, Cranston Bar Stools, Brady Bars, Brett Upholstered Bentwood Chairs, Westerhaus Rug, Riana Rug, Yatti Rug, Gardin Rug, Collie Rug, Yurik Runner, Hewitt Bar, Crosby Coat Rack, Browne Coat Rack, Aida Bar Cart, Auric Chairs, Wilma Rose Gramophone, Mayvis Rug, Cordia Rug, Artesia Rug, Maimes Cabinet, Maria Pews, Turlock Wooden Pews, Gibbon Chairs, Parsons Upholstered Chairs, Shelling Bentwood Chairs, Bowman Armchairs, Morgan Reclaimed Table, Palinka Bar, Fenwick Bars, Libera Bar, Ryerson Bar, Cadbury Armchairs, Matisse Armchairs, Silverado Coffee Table, Alameda Leather Chair, Fiona Couches, Zinfandel Armchairs, Renato Coffee Table, Judson Indigo Poufs, Delarosa Sette, Baxter Settee, Rachel Coffee Table, Regan Side Table, Mia Rug, Pinkston Rug, Paladino Rug, Gloriosa Rug, Classic Pillows, Roma Couch, Jane Coffee Table, Archera Couch, Linden Armchairs, Lyra Grande Coffee Table, Lyra Marble Coffee Table, Jordana Settee, Garth Leather Chairs, Wescott Ottoman, Opal White Couch, Valerie Rug, Julie Rug, Moliere Rug, Nantes Rug, Asuman Rug, Odessa Armchairs, Jared Blue Striped Suitcase, Tate Leather Suitcase , St Louis Trunk , Savoy Vintage Trophies

My Texas Buying Trip….

I thought it would be a great time to show a little bit of my recent buying trip to Texas since I will be on another pickin’ trip all week in Brimfield, MA. I have never shared many pictures from buying trips because I am usually alone, and moving too quickly to take pictures! This trip was a little different because my hubby, Joel, went with me and documented the trip (aside from when he was hauling furniture back to the truck with me).

We flew into Austin and spent the afternoon touring around the city….which I fell in love with immediately! Such a fun and hip city…can’t wait to go back! My sales manager, Lauren, loves Austin to pieces so she had a list of “must see” places, and even made reservations for Joel and I at an amazing sushi restaurant, Uchiko.

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Then it was off to our little cottage in Fayetteville, Texas.This first picture is from my iphone…sorry for the quality.


The view from our cottage…


Our 16 mile drive to Round Top every morning was serene….

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And then we arrive to miles and miles of treasures in the fields of Round Top, Texas.

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I have been known to ask if I can look in the back of a dealers truck if it is not completely unloaded….and this is by far one of my favorite things to do!


This dealer even plugged in a light for me, and let me shop around a bit…


And my least favorite part….


I was very fortunate that Joel was up for shopping into the evening, or at least he kept himself busy taking pretty pictures while I shopped.These kinds of flea markets are the best because some dealers start selling at 4am and don’t quit until way after dark! I would have shopped through the night if it was up to me!

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The evenings were absolutely gorgeous…


Throughout the week, different fields and locations open in various areas. Lucky for us,  this parking lot was right around the corner from where we were staying in Fayetteville and dealers started setting up the second day we were there. I bought a few things, but I was over the moon about this globe. It was just sitting on the ground waiting for me to find it…and thankfully we were there early while the sellers were unloading. This is one of my favorite finds from the trip….


This building was absolutely amazing. The structure itself was nothing special, but the finds inside were nothing short of spectacular.


Joel made a lot of new friends….

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This sale below was fun. People started lining up at 5am even though the tarps don’t come off until 8am. When they do….people run for the pieces they want and tag them with sold stickers. Almost everything was sold within 10 minutes!


This was what I scored….


The less glamorous part of buying trips is the loading of the container. There were 5 of us sharing this container, and although we have it down to a science…it is still not my favorite part. Every day of the trip we meet at the truck at 5p and load up our goodies. We load everything up against the left hand side of the container so there is still a path to get to the back of it. We all have our things marked with different color tape, so that when things are packed up all together, we can tell whose is whose. On the second to the last day, we start packing the truck really tight. It is a tetris game to say the least. I was so happy to have Joel there to help because he is so good at maximizing space and packing things well. And let me tell you, we filled every square inch of that 60′ container!


11 days after we left Texas….the container arrived. Unloading it is MUCH more fun than loading it. It is like Christmas morning! There are always a few things that I have forgotten I bought and am always pleasantly surprised when I see them again!

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Well….there you have it. A start to finish of my buying trip to Texas. I am equally excited for this trip to Brimfield, MA. Check out my instagram feed  all week for updates :)



Head over to the online gallery to check out many of my finds

Photography: Studio EMP

Meet Erika…

If you haven’t met our friend Erika Brechtel of Small Shop Studio, you must. A favorite fellow Fullertonian, Erika provides amazing creative direction and branding for her clients and inspires all on her blog. When Move Life Style began writing an article about Erika, she took a few photos in the Found Warehouse to show readers a peak at her daily life. Check out the article over at Move Life Style and fall in love with Erika just as we have!

Photographer: Jennifer Daigle Photography

Friday Finds…

It’s been a long time since I have done a “Friday Finds” post, but I thought this was the perfect opportunity. For those of you who follow me on Instagram (@foundrentals) you might have seen the picture below on my feed yesterday. After many witty suggestions on the naming of this piece, I had to go with the super fantastic suggestion of Wellington the Third (thanks Amber, of Pitbulls & Posies, I love it!) In it’s former life, Wellington was a beautiful store counter in Belgium & then imported into America by an Antique dealer about ten years ago. Every time I shopped in his store, I drooled over it and told him it was mine if he was ever ready to sell. So, when I got the call about 4 months ago that he was ready to part with it, I was beyond thrilled. I painted half of it for an event in May (2nd & 3rd pictures below) but have been too busy to get to the rest of it until I finally asked my most coveted fixer and builder of all things (Brandon) if he would give it a fresh coat of paint. Voila. Meet, Wellington the Third….


Half Way Done (and in action):


Sorry for the grainy iphone photos….I was just anxious to share Wellington with you all!

Hope to get back to blogging more next week….hard to do in our busiest season, but I do love sharing all that we are up to over here at Found!

Happy Friday,