Our Story

Sometimes, when opportunity knocks you simply need to answer the door!  After five seasons with Dragonfly Gardens we were dreaming of expansions and improvements.  Budd also happened to have a barn full of treasures that had been collected with no real purpose in mind.


Unexpectedly, the building next to us opened up and within 6 weeks Vintage Inspired was born!  We were able to collaborate with others in the picker and maker world, combine our love for OLD, NEW, and GARDEN TOO and open our doors with little more than we already had on hand.  We have grown and expanded a lot since then, adding boutique clothing, Dixie Bell paint products, local artisans and repurposers and so much more! 


We are always on the hunt for vintage finds, new home décor, and handmade treasures!  We absolutely love what we do, and we hope that shows when you walk through the doors!


General Manager

Our Owners

These two are our main pickers, fixers, and finders!  Budd and Gayle enjoy spending their free time traveling near and far to find us the best treasures from antique furniture to barn doors to vintage garden art, and everything in between.  They also founded Penning Landscape Maintenance which has been bringing garden design, installation, and maintenance to southwest Michigan for over 25 years. 


In 2011 that love for all things garden was channeled into Dragonfly Gardens Greenhouse, where customers can find unique plants, garden décor and gifts while strolling through beautiful display gardens.

Jenny grew up in the landscape world throughout high school and college, and while it took a little longer, she eventually realized that her passion was for everything green, just like her parents!  She has been managing Dragonfly Gardens since its inception, and was excited to add Vintage Inspired to the mix! 


On any given day, you may find Jenny painting furniture, ordering new merchandise, watering plants, hiding in the back “trying” to get bookwork done, or strolling the gardens (sometimes with her children Hadley and Jackson is in tow).

Merchandising Manager

Wendy joined the Dragonfly/Vintage team in 2013 and has become the vision for our store displays and vignettes.


She brings an interior design background with her and always has new and unique ideas that bring a smile and a sense of whimsy!

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We are so excited to officially announce that we are expanding! We will be doubling our floor space, adding new vendors, and creating a huge new shopping experience!!

Are you interested in becoming a vendor at Vintage Inspired? Do you have special, secret talent ready to be revealed to the world? If so, now is the time.

Click below to download our vendor application and bring it back into the store to hear more about our upcoming expansion.


52530 N Main St

Mattawan, MI 49071

(269) 668-9042

Monday-Friday 10-6 

Saturday 10-5

Sunday - Closed

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The perfect combination of reclaimed, vintage, farmhouse style furniture & decor, plus boutique clothing & accessories, garden accents, gifts, & DIY projects. Mattawan, Portage, Kalamazoo