Friday, December 31, 2010

Dream big in 2011.


"What I fear most, I think, is the death of the imagination...If I sit still and don't do anything, the world goes on beating like a slack drum, without meaning.  We must be moving, working, making dreams to run toward; the poverty of life without dreams is too horrible to imagine."  -Sylvia Plath

Brooch Bouquets.

By now these pretty babies have invaded blog land, but I can't help but to post about them!

This wonderful woman makes bouquets out of vintage jewelry, mainly, brooches.  I'm in awe.

Do you see the tiny little fan brooch?  How about the clock?  I could stare forever.  Check out her Etsy store here.

And if you're feeling confident enough to try and make your own, don't forget that Abode is practically brooch heaven.

My only question is, if the brooches are vintage does this bouquet count as your something old or your something new?

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A ballerina's bedroom.

I recently sat down and watched a documentary on the famous ballerina Margot Fonteyn and was completely inspired by her life.  I could not stop dreaming about her as a child growing up in Shanghai as little Margaret Hookham determined to be a Prima Ballerina. It all seems so fancy. 

So, today's post is in honor of the beautiful Margot, and any other little girl with big dreams.  I composed a short list of things found at Abode that would go just perfectly in the bedroom of such a little one.  Enjoy. 

At $99 this beautiful bust is one of our pricier items but worth every penny!  Look at all the details!

Vintage floral hat boxes are a simple storage solution in a child's bedroom.

Oh hi lamp.  I love you.  (This shade is made by a local artist.  Double oo-la-la points.)
This set of candle holders with matching mirror is only $49!
And here is a clip from the documentary, just because:

"One just loved her from the moment she came on stage to the moment of her last curtain call."

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2011, here we come!

This table would be perfect to play cards on!
Art Deco Table on SUPER SALE - only $60!! First come, first serve!

Are you hosting a New Year's bash? I think one that was casino-themed, with poker & roulette tables would be so fun!! Or maybe 60's suits and cocktail dresses? Either way, we've got you covered - tables, cards, dresses, you name it!

Decks of Cards from Peppermill Casino $3/deck

I remember learning how to play rummy in Spain, this old lady taught us at a train station really late one night when we were waiting for a bus to Portugal. I have forgotten to play since then, but that was such a neat experience!
We want to know why you haven't come down to visit us at Abode yet!!

tea cup flower pots.

so lovely.

ps katie just did a markdown on a bunch of cups and saucers at the store.  now you're in the know.

DIY doily table runner

from heaven.

Get the full DIY from Ashley Ann's lovely blog (remember the pallet day bed from this post?  It was her work too!)  and then come on into Abode to pick up some doilies!  Heaven knows we have a million.

PS We also just happen to have a dining room table that looks A LOT like this one.  Butcher block top and white legs?  Yes please.