Found Vintage Rentals & Online Shop
Found Vintage Rentals sources vintage furnishings from all over the world for weddings and events in California! Here's a peek at their brand new showroom & warehouse in Emeryville!
It is no secret that I am a big fan of French design. I especially love vintage French goods, be it furniture, accessories, or even something obscure (but old). Give me an old oak dresser with stripped down paint, and I am a happy, happy girl.
My friend Jen from Sunset Magazine reached out to see if I might be interested in attending a warehouse opening in Emeryville. When she told me it was for Found Vintage Rentals, I knew that I wanted to go! Found Rentals helped furnish quite a few of the events at Oh So Inspired last year, and I remember wanting to take every single piece home. In fact, when I was getting married, I practically begged Found to deliver to Tahoe, but #outofbudget.
I asked my sister if she was interested in going with me to the warehouse opening, and luckily, she was available!! If you follow me on Instagram, you have already seen quite a few of these photos, but I wanted to share all of the juicy details about Found moving to Northern California.
As it turns out, Jeni, the owner of Found is in this month's issue of Country Living. She is also friends with Heather Bullard who styled Jeni's home for Flea Market Style years back. As I got to chatting with Jeni, I told her about my work for Chateau Sonoma (I handle quite a bit of their marketing, website, and social media) - she told me that she has been dying to meet Sarah Anderson, owner of Chateau Sonoma, for years. I suppose all of us French loving girls have formed a small little niche in California. Maybe we should start a club. :) I hope Maria (@dreamywhiteslifestyle) & Terry (@terrylittman) will be willing to join too!
But enough about that, let me tell you all about the warehouse and what Found Rentals is...
Jeni Maus started Found Rentals in 2010 in Southern California, and has since grown the company into one of the most fabulous event rental companies in California. You know that when A Savvy Event, Allison Events, and most other top wedding planners are using their products, it's goooood stuff.
Jeni travels the world to source beautiful antique tables, chairs, and other furniture for weddings and events. Although there are many vintage rental companies throughout California, Found products really stand out. When I hear "vintage rentals" I often think of ruffles and shabby chic style, but Found Rentals is quite the opposite. The vast selection of products is incredible - most are one-of-a-kind, but Jeni has had a few reproduced or reupholstered so that brides can have multiples for their wedding.
Of course, you don't need to be getting married or throwing a party to enjoy Found - they also have an online retail shop called The Found Shop where you can purchase furnishings, textiles, and other handmade products. If I ever visit Fullerton, I will definitely be making a stop into the retail shop to see all of the products that aren't listed online!
The new warehouse in Emeryville will cater to events in Northern California (including Tahoe!!!). The space is absolutely beautiful - if you are getting married or throwing a large party, it is worth stopping by to see. It is located right before the Bay Bridge in an industrial area of Emeryville. The warehouse fell into Jeni's lap after years of searching for the perfect location, and after months of remodeling, the Found team has turned it into an absolute dream space. I'll let the photos do the talking ;)...
I was so excited to visit with friends old and new at the opening party. I have gotten to know quite a few people in the wedding and events industry in Northern California due to my friendship with Kelly Dolata from A Savvy Event. I had a chance to visit with Emarie from La Tavola, Carey from The Idea Emporium, and Jen from Sunset. I also finally got to meet my long time internet friend Jesse from Allison Events, the team from Park Winters, and many other virtual friends!
I hope you have enjoyed reading all about Found Rentals, I know I have enjoyed sharing the story of yet another ambitious woman in business. As always, thank you so much for stopping by!