Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sneak peek.

Bird cages, beads, and boas.  Disco balls and deer.  You'll just have to come into the store to see the rest of Abode's Christmas decor!

Cool customer hall of fame.

"What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? — it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-by. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies." -Jack Kerouac, On the Road

This adorable couple rented a U-Haul in Indiana and drove across the country picking out furniture for their new home in San Fransisco.  Judging from their Abode picks (a green record cabinet, a bookshelf, and a typewriter table) their home is going to be just as cool as they are.  So basically I'm saying...I want to be like them when I grow up. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Not so mellow yellow

chrome and formica retro diner table. 

I know what you're thinking, you're in love right?  I just think the two of you should get to know each other a little better before you start making any proposals, okay?  So come on into Abode and give her a look in person.  You won't be disappointed.  (Just wait till you see her legs.)


Thursday, December 09, 2010

Dear Dottie Angel,

Why must you be so stinkin cute?  You're making the rest of us look bad!

I am in awe of her Christmas tree from last year.  The epitome of home made!  Not to mention the fact that we are all about deer these days and look at her, she was a year ahead of the trend.

Love it. See more photos and more adorable Dottie-ness here.

Are all of your trees decorated?  If so, leave a comment with a link to your blog and share your pictures! 

If you've still got decorating to do and you like this look come on by the store for some vintage doilies, spools, trim, and ornaments!

We've got all the fixins children!

Ya'll may think I'm a Scrouge but I have got to say that I just don't like most Christmas music!  However, I was stoked when I found the "Maybe This Christmas" albums featuring some funky versions of Christmas tunes by some amazing artists.

My fav of the three albums is "Maybe This Christmas Tree"  featuring Death Cab for Cutie.  Have a listen here at the blog (it should be playing right this moment so turn up your speakers!) and stop by the store to hear more!

WARNING:  some of the songs on these albums have curse words so purchase with caution!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Hey guess what...

(so shop at Abode.)

Oh well hello there.

Now this is our kinda Christmas!  Found over at this rad girl's blog.

PS If you like this look you should think about heading over to Abode to check out all our fun, funky, and fluorescent Christmas bulbs.  Do it. We know you wanna.  

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

it takes a village

to buy only local, hand made or secondhand for Christmas this year.  the plan for mr abode's robe is more entertaining than i could have hoped with people far and wide volunteering fabrics (i guess the thought of my manly man prancing about in girly prints is too much to bear).  i can't wait to start cutting and sewing . . . 

I bought the most adorable curly knit scarf for one of my nieces at a craft show here at work - I'll post a pic for you to drool over - it is an extra bonus to know the knitter