Monday, August 11, 2014

I've got some 'splainin' to do!

A lovely friend of mine was invited to a Lucy party.  What is a Lucy party, you might ask?  In honor of Lucille Ball's August 6th birthday, dress like the 50s and party like its 1999!  

Several of these lovely outfits are from Abode Vintage's clothing collection and will be available for sale so come in and throw your very own Lucy party, elbow gloves and all!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

It's a MAD MAD MAD MAD world!

Hey there Abode-ers.  I'm so excited that Miriam wanted to team up with me on this post.  I'm recently coming off a series on Mad Men style, so this post is really my piece de resistance on the subject.  Without further ado….
It's officially summer- what are you doing?
We know that summertime typically means lazy days at the pool- lots of glamping, reading on the porch, and BBQ.  But just because you are spending a whole lotta time outside doesn't mean your inside needs to suffer.  Another thing to think about is- it is officially yard sale season.  What better time to plan the changes you are going to make come back-to-school time than mid summer when you can get great deals!

It appears that we just can’t get enough of those things born from mid 50’s to late 70’s.  The colors, design, and lines are taking over in a big way.   As with anything- a plan will save you time and money.  Here are some great ways to incorporate today's trends with mid century flare.

 “”Different perspectives open up scope for diversity in living spaces.”
That really sums up what I think makes this mid century so popular right now.  We are looking for simplicity, diversity, form and function.  By looking backward and taking cues, we are finding that delicate balance.
There are a few approaches-

A lot of black and white, big graphic patterns bring a sophisticated look to your space.  Strong contrasts with monochrome accents and high gloss finishes take precedent here. The silhouettes of minimalist designs seem almost intangible. Modern ideas of interior design integrate lighting as elements in the architecture.

Mid Century Chrome Lamp
Original Here

Mid Century Floor Lighting
Original here

Mid Century Bold Living and Patterns
 Courtesy of: HP Sweet Apt

Not long ago, we took our cues from our friends across the sea to the west of us.  We were enraptured with the history, the mysticism, and the legacy they brought.  We loved kanji symbolism, Tao’s and let us not forget Feng Shui.  Today’s look is marrying our culture with Asian influence in material and finish.  We see bamboo flooring, paper lanterns, and sleek lines.  Traditional techniques are combined with modern design to create products with an unmistakeable character.

Original here

In an eclectic turn of events, we are mixing things up in a bigger, bolder way.  Throwing caution to the wind and embracing color, materials and traditional techniques from different cultures to yield an  unexpected treatment in avant-garde designs.
Organic Home Decor Mixing the elements
Original here

By combining the elements of glass, wood, metal, wool, and bamboo, you can create a perfect balance simply by being imperfect in your selection.  Choose things that draw you in.  They don’t always make sense, but those are the pieces you will talk about...always.

Let it be organic.  Opt for muted colors with lots of light.  Oft times when I think mid century- the images my mind conjures are those of heavy dark draperies, gold gilded frames, bold contrasting wall paper- all things of weight.  IF you remember ANYTHING from this post- remember to lighten it up!!!
Choose understated, unobtrusive decor that accents your existing things.  pull in whites, creams, light greys.  Find those things that remind you of your garden, and go with them.  Mid Century here can be defined in the lines of your furniture.  Choose a 60’s office desk as a TV stand, find sectionals that sit low, and offer very geometric angles.  

As always- a palette is step one- always.  
Pantone recently published their fall color list.  I think you can see WHAT’s inspiring the creatives at Pantone....
Mid Century 2014 Spring Pantone Color Report
Original here

The adventure doesn’t stop here.  

We are pinning our inspiration to THIS board.  Find it, like it, comment.  And then send us your pics-we’d love to see what inspires you!
Follow Abode's Mad for mid board here

Thanks again for joining me here, and thanks to Miriam and the girls at Abode for consistently offering me lots of inspiration!  

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Craft night!

Last night, we had a wonderful crafting class hosted by Shannon Lavery and Mandy Jensen from The Reclaimologists, and it was a blast!

We all had the opportunity to get together and make some awesome marquee arrow lighted signs!

We laughed, crafted, and ate yummy snacks!

Here is how Abodes arrow turned out!

Aren't they awesome?

Thank you to everybody who came down and joined in on the fun!

The next class will be held here at Abode on March 19th at 6:30.
Contact Shannon (385-201-4103) or Mandy (801-361-0852) to reserve your spot.

We hope to see you at our next event!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

HUGE new sign!

If you've driven past us recently, you may have noticed how awesome our new signage is!

Here it is, lit up bright at night in all of its beautiful sign-y glory!

It now temporarily lives in our window, but we hope to get it up and on the building shortly!

Do you like it? Tell us what you think!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Valentines day!

It's February! Oh, how I love February. (usually)
That means no more January blues, and spring will be upon us soon. Hooray!

That also means Valentines day is coming up, love it or hate it!
Stop by Abode Vintage to get your sweetie, family and friends, or yourself the perfect vintage Valentines gift!
Abode really is your one stop shop for vintage gifts!

Here's a cute idea! Give your loved ones their gift in one of these amazing vintage boxes.

Don't forget that we have a whole clothing area for your Valentines day wear!
(We even have some pretty cute vintage lingerie. ;) )

Accessories, clothes, furniture and more! We really have it all here at Abode!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Lovin' our new window display!

Over the last two days, we had a couple of amazing window painters named Lynn and Bobbi come down from Signz to give Abode a new look!

Here's the series of events!

Day 1

Outlines and bases

Starting to get some color! yay!

Then we had to let it dry over night...

Day 2

Showing some letterage (if that isn't a word, it is now!) and more colors!!!
Aren't these artists great?

Final product!
Fun, funky, AND functional!
I think it looks great, what do you all think?

A big shout out to Lynn and Bobbi from Signz! (801-889-0986)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Love the abode girls and thanks for the perfect party, most wonderful time of the year!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Because it's right around the corner!

And Abode is stocked with all your favorite vintage holiday decorations!

We are jam packed with the cutest ornaments

Who doesn't need a duck riding a tricycle on their Christmas tree?!

Come finish decorating your tree with some of our beautiful ornaments!

Some other exciting news...
It only comes once a year, but this year we're doing something special!
 For the month of December only, our letters are 50% off, again!
What a treat!

The possibilities are endless!

They sure do make for a unique gift.
Don't miss out on this awesome sale!

Happy holidays from all of us at Abode!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Christmas is happening at Abode!

Fun fact: Did you know Abode is the perfect place to shop for Christmas?

Come escape the cold with some vintage Christmas shopping!

Now open Mondays 10AM-2PM

Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 04, 2013

See Susan, see Susan morph

She's been with us for years, welcoming all to fest with us!  
Made in the 801 is a shopping experience for the rest of us!

Saturday 11/9 
11 AM to 6 PM

Come see what wonders Darnbirdie, Heather Andersen, Pickin and Peddlin and Two ole Crows have to offer

eat, laugh and discount

This is your chance to buy vintage, second hand and hand-made for the holidays!