Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hope you had a cool yule

Now reward yourself and buy a jewel!

We have beautiful creations from local artisans . . .

Saturday, December 26, 2009

iT's a SuGaRpluM oF a SaLe. . .

It's time to stock up 'cause all remaining holiday merchandise is 50% off now thru New Year's eve. . . and there's still plenty to choose from!



tree skirts,

Come see us this week at abode!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

wHiTE ChRiStMAs aLL ThINgs WhiTE 20% oFF

and if you are a blog follower . . .take an additional 10% off your Christmas of WHITE!  

We will be open Christmas eve from 10 AM to 2 PM for those last minute treasures . . . new items arriving daily.


Monday, December 21, 2009

viNtaGe cHrisTmAs moNdAy

Fascinating items come through our door frequently at Abode. Just a few of our holdings have included a rare #1 Barbie, a green and yellow parking meter, an old and immense stoplight, some Sanskrit scrolls, some working 1958 TV's, and an antique Victrola that we still have and which was used at the funeral of the woman who owned it to play a recording of her own singing.

Fascinating can also take on other meanings, though, too.  We've had our share of creepy, scary baby dolls as well as a denture part and a coin purse made from a kangaroo's body parts (use your imagination. . . grin!)

On a more festive note, 

we at Abode would like to wish you a Merry Christmas 

by sharing with you some of the unique vintage items we've had for sale this Christmas season. . . .

May you have a holiday filled with the abundance you need and the joy you seek. . .
                    ~ Miriam, Katie, Steffi, Amber, and Cathie 

Friday, December 18, 2009

tHe sUrpRiZe sAtuRdaY SaLE iS baCk!

     This December we've come to enjoy our "Surprize Saturday Sales" so much that we just have to have another one! And this one's even grander than the others!! One of our generous consigners donated this charming shabbied vintage dresser, and we are "paying it forward" and giving it away this weekend to one of our incredible customers. 

Here's the scoop:
     Just come into the store on Saturday December 19th, spend at least $20, and you'll get a ticket for every $20 you spend.  At the end of the day we'll draw out one of those tickets and, VOILA!, the dresser is a gift from us to one of you!

     And. . . giveaways at the top of every hour!  Be in the store when the clock strikes 12 and you just might win a little something IF you're on the right number. . . come in to play with us and take home a small prize!  Be sure to bring the kids (at least the older ones. . . grin * * * ). 

  Come have a little fun with us on Saturday. . . get away from the mall and into Abode, where you'll find unique gifts for everyone you care about!

Come on back

a unique holiday shopping experience awaits!  Check out our saturday giveaway . . .

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

tRasH To TrEAsuRE TueSday oN StuDiO 5!!!

abode was featured on 
ksl's studio 5 on 
tuesday december 15th!

missed it?  here's the link: 

Monday, December 14, 2009

vintage christmas monday. . .

One of my favorite new websites is junkmarketstyle.com.  The website and their books have opened up my mind to see a myriad of possibilities for use for what I used to see as useless items.  Now my driveway, garage, and basement are filled with hinges, springs, casters, door and lamp pieces, wooden planks, spindles, boxes, and furniture of all types, sizes and states of repair, and various and assorted junk.  My therapist (a.k.a. "paid friend") finally put her finger on it the other day -- I'm a hoarder (my, it took her a while to figure it out, bless her heart).

    This year, I decided to do something useful with my beautiful junk and decorate the tree with it!  (The kids don't like it much but personally I think it's quite lovely. . .).  So I donned the branches with cookie cutters, water faucet handles, hinges, various keyhole thingies, a blue oval what'sit? (snatched up from a junk box at an estate sale), and various other junky things not pictured.  On top of the tree I put a star roughly cut out from a cutter quilt and clothespinned to an old bedspring.  It was cheap, fun, unique, and all vintage.  
Happy "junky" holidays! . . .  cathie

For other Vintage Christmas Monday ideas go to http://thepottingshed-anythinggoeshere.blogspot.com/

Saturday, December 12, 2009


help us get a jump on ChRIstMas morning!  draw for a discount all this week and receive 10-50% off one item . . . all you have to do is come on down

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Festive GREENery

More festive greenery for your holiday enjoyment!  20% off and take an extra 10% off for blog followers.

"Christmas with a conscience





Be green, buy green . . . abode!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Live Green!

These days green means so many things.  You hear of the family in New York who attempt to live a fully sustainable life for a year, the elementary school class in Vermont that meet and beat their monthly recycling goals and the brave biologists who risk life and limb to save endangered species to benefit future generations.

At abode we try to live our seasonal mantra:
"Christmas with a conscience

Be green, buy green . . . abode!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

iT's So eASy bUyinG GreeN!!

Nothing says Merry Christmas like buying green!!  Let us sweeten the deal by giving 20% off your purchase of all things green, AND if you become a blog follower we'll toss in another 10%!! 

Monday, December 07, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday

As a child at Christmas time I was happiest while lying on the floor, listening toRobert Shaw and His Orchestra or the MoTabs on the stereo, and gazing up at the shiny glass ornaments on the tree. I had my favorites, like the dainty little teapots, one red and one blue. The bells, of course. The pine cones,
because they had glitter. And the big silver balls with the red and blue stripes. They weren't all that pretty but I guess I liked them because they were bigger than my hand. I would lie there on the itchy carpet for hours, dreaming about what was in the boxes, what Santa would bring, and about life.

I thought I'd share a few ways I'm decorating with my vintage glass ornaments this year, since I doubt they will make their way onto the tree. My kids are pretty picky about keeping the same ornaments on the tree year after year - must be a tradition or something - and my "new/old" baubles just don't fit the bill. . .
gee, Mom, how dense ARE you??? That big glass "bowl" is actually a huge vintage light fixture. . . .

And, as promised, here are the Beer Bottle Wise Men! Hmmm, must be "no deposit no return" with those sequins glued to their tummies and feet.

Friday, December 04, 2009

are you "red"dy?

for the time of year when the world falls in love? let us help - all red items 20% off (get an extra 10% off if you become a blog follower)

Thursday, December 03, 2009

The Traveling Trunk Boutique (click here)

The Traveling Trunk is coming to a neighborhood near you!! December 10th, 11th and 12th - they will be bursting with "shopportunities" a chance to be unique and buy unique. Come visit us there!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

sEEinG ReD (and getting 30% off for doing it!)

take 20% off all things red this week at abode. but the title says 30% off, you might say . . . mention that you follow this blog and get that extra 10% bonus!

you'll be glad you "red" this!

Monday, November 30, 2009

vintage christmas monday

Joan at the delightful Anything Goes Here is hosting "Vintage Christmas Monday". . . and naturally here at Abode, where drool leaks from the corners of our mouths whenever we hear the word "vintage," we simply had to participate. This week we're sharing just a few items we have for sale in the store right now that fit into the vintage Christmas genre. . . we range from a Reader's Digest Mrs. Claus to a 50's felt-and-sequin-apron to styrofoam anything to beer bottle wise men (to be featured next week. . . betcha can't wait!).

One thing all these vintage decorations have in common is that they are all hand-made. When I was a child my favorite Christmas decoration was one hand-made by my mother. At a time in our little family's life when there wasn't much money for store-bought decorations, Mom skillfully fashioned a construction paper town to tape on the front window year after year. All the little houses surrounded by paper snowdrifts mesmerized me. After a while the houses faded from the bright winter sun, but they still held their charm.

Here's to all the hand-made Christmas decorations we have loved. . . .