Family-owned business The Attic Finds is set to expand offerings

Bob and Aime Horn, owners of The Attic Finds and General Store in Fair Haven, attribute having their son Toby to the decision to change the direction of their careers.

With his woodworking skills and her eye for creative decorating, in 2013, Bob Horn left behind his landscaping and maintenance business, and his wife said goodbye to her career in retail management. The couple began painting and repurposing furniture and collecting home decor and gifts in their barn, eventually opening a small 500-square-foot shop called “The Attic Finds Barn Boutique” in early 2014.

Six months later, the couple expanded their business leasing their current location allowing them three times more space in the 1930 historical building just a few minutes from their home.

“It’s a family-run mom and pop shop,” says Aime Horn, with Pop woodworking and sanding, and Mom putting her refinishing touches on the unique pieces of furniture. Now 19 years old, Toby Horn also helps out the business by arranging all of the furniture in just the right places to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere for shoppers.

The Horn family (from left) Bob, Aime, and Toby.Located on Dixie Highway in Fair Haven, the Horns describe their location as a “drive-through town,” where people would pass by if not for social media having put their store on people’s radars.

The Horns believe in working hard and staying humble and say, “Believe you can” is their motto.

The Attic Finds has grown over the past few years and now includes a consignment program providing space for 17 local vendors with hand-made items including soaps, hand-painted art, wreaths, and signs. The Horns say sticking to Michigan-made products is a priority, and enjoy supporting their community by including locally-produced honey, jams, popcorn, granola, and canned pickles.

The Horns say they are excited to become the community’s old-fashioned go-to general store and are in the process of obtaining their licenses to be able to also offer farm-fresh produce, eggs, and chicken meat.

To follow along with updates and events, or to get a glimpse of what’s in stock, visit The Attic Finds at
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Rita MacDonald is a U.S. Army veteran and a full-time registered nurse who claims that her Irish and Scottish heritage is the reason for her love of storytelling. She is the mother of two adult sons, “Gummy” to her three grandchildren, loves talking with anyone who will engage in a conversation, and “eats life with a shovel!” In addition to her work with The Keel, Rita is a contributor for the Thumbprint News, an author of three books, and writes a blog at