Friday, December 21, 2012

Was the Mayan Lyin'?

From an abode lover Christy Hawks . . .

So the world is supposed to be ending today huh? That's bad.

I never found out who let the dogs out, the way to get to Sesame Street, why Dora doesn't just use Google maps, why we don't ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery", why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed, why "abbreviated" is such a long word, why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor yet dish-washing liquid is made with real lemons, why they sterilize the needle for lethal injections, why do you have to "put your two cents in" but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to? Why did Joanie love Chachi? If a deaf person has to go to court is it still called a hearing? Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane? Does the alphabet song and twinkle twinkle little star have the same tune? Why did you just try to sing those two previous songs? And just what is Victoria's secret?

You see, the world just has to keep going. I have too many questions...

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

White is just right!

What is December without a little (or a lot) of the white stuff?? We're dreaming and scheming of a white Christmas and inviting you to our "White Christmas" 20% off everything white sale! This Friday and Saturday 12/7 & 12/8 take 20% off all that is white!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Do good, look great!

Saturday is our made in the 801artisan fair!  We have a local, handmade and second hand collection that will make your shopping experience this season an event that will relax and rejuvenate.  Made in the 801 offers the fun, the funky and the functional mixed with French flair and fashion and fOoD!.  We'll have giveaways, discounts and general fabulousness.

One of our artisans this year sources fair trade knitted goods - check her out and we'll see you Saturday 959 e 3300 s 11 am to 6 pm

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mystery Mister, let me count the ways

Quick trip to San Fran and a dash to Haight Ashbury on the side, and holy fezs and feathers I'm in love AND lust!  I might have to sneak a fez and a creep a liscious doll when the warden isn't looking.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dear new abode paris flea market

I love you.  There, I said it.  I thought I loved you before your extreme makeover but I realize this new love is a mature love, a grown up love, yep, I'm just that shallow.
The old abode was bright and obvious, while you, my darling are subtle, smoky and lingering like an early autumn bonfire
Whenever I see you I want to stay 
you comfort me

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Babes in the woods

I'm afraid they have no idea

There’s no disaster that can’t become a blessing, and no blessing that can’t become a disaster.
Richard Bach 
Thanks for bearing with us as we spin our disaster into a blessing!

We officially open November 21st - join us for our starring role on KSL Studio 5 - get tips on

Vintage dressing for the holidays

Decorating with vintage

Incorporating vintage into your decor

come in at 10:30 and see what's new and be a star!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

H2O no!

Glenn sends his son, Evan to bed. Five minutes later, Evan screams downstairs, “Dad! Can you get me a glass of water?” Glenn says, “No. You had your chance.”
After a minute Evan screams again, “Dad! Can you get me a glass of water?” Glenn says, “No. I told you, you had your chance. If you ask one more time, I’ll come up there and spank you.”
After a short silence, the father hears, “Dad! When you come up to spank me, can you bring me a glass or water?”
We're drowning here at our new location - roof leaks abound.  We are madly curating around the lakes and it's looking fantastic!
Our artisan fair "made in the 801" will be pushed to December 1st to allow us to dry out.  We hope to be open this Saturday for your shopping enjoyment.

Look forward to seeing you and to you seeing us!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Miles to go before we sleep

Busting our b*tts and working hard for the money, so hard for it honey!  New shop is almost completely painted - THANKS STEFI AND BASH!!  Sorting, packing and returning continues - THANKS MEGAN AND KYLE!!  
Now on to move the shop, and the secret treasures we have been hoarding (yep, I said it) for years!

NOVEMBER 13 is the big day!!!

Monday, November 05, 2012

Twitter pated

So much happening at abode . . . and we're not even open yet!  Painting is almost done and it looks delish, can I say?

In high gear to open on November 13 and our grand re-opening on November 17, AND hosting KSL's Studio 5 on November 21.

Other than that just a lazy day at the beach!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Miss us yet?

We may look like we're slacking but that would be oh so wrong.  We're in high gear creating and curating just for you!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Y'all come back now, y'hear?

We are officially closed for business until November 13 - the BIG DAY we open at the new improved abode 959 e 3300 s.  We are busy crazy getting ready.  Saturday November 17 is our grand reopening party AND made in the 801 - hand made artisan goods to please everyone on your list.  Did I mention food?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Come and get it!

Packing, selling, preparing for the new us!!! Come in and
 grab a bargain while we're still in the mood! We'll be here
 through next Saturday 10/27 and then off to work our
 magic on 959 east 3300 south.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Shake rattle and roll

First we moved our desk

Then we moved a ton of our fun and funky finds out the door

Now we have nothing to do . . .

So we're moving abode!

Yep, it's time for a fresh start
We're still open for business while we prep our new digs

959 e 3300 s

Opening day 
November 13
11 am to 7 pm

Thursday, October 11, 2012

By the pricking of my thumbs

something awesome this way comes!

Welcome Nicki to our October fLeA 4 aLL

She makes wonderful jewelry from silverware

Her pieces are as unique as she is

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

fLeA 4 WhO?

fLeA 4 you, fLeA 4 me

fLeA 4 him, fLeA 4 she

fLeA 4 happy, fLeA 4 sad

fLeA 4 joyous, fLeA 4 mad

fLeA 4 them, fLeA 4 us

fLeA 4 car, fLeA 4 bus

fLeA 4 clean, fLeA 4 muss

fLeA 4 spring, fLeA 4 fall

fLeA 4 who?

fLeA 4 aLL!

This is it (really truly) for the season
join us for cooler temps, greater selection and a heaping helping of vintage goodness

Saturday October 13
9 am to 2 pm

where else but abode!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

abode hits the road!

More vintage goodness, you know you want to come!

Saturday, September 22, 2012



I love shutters and I believed until today that I was the queen of ideas on how to use old shutters - au contraire!

Check this out - I think I've seen everything now.
Drop in and see the chippy shabby shutters at abode!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Message in a bottle

MAGIC MYSTERY HAND (black) real animal part taxidermy jewelry charm

I distinctly recall the eye staring back at me as the accordion partition closed each afternoon.  It was a soft blue with a large black pupil and I would get out of the bed and pad around the room ducking up and down as the eye followed me.  "Go to sleep", said Mrs. Michelle as she tapped her broom on the bottom step.  I sat on the bed and watched the particles rise, swim and settle.  Eventually, I would sleep and when I woke Uva would be sitting on the other bed, shoes off, all arms, legs and perspiration.  He would tousle my hair and tell me not to touch the eye, "it's real, you know, from a deer my dad shot".

I would think about the one-eyed deer and wonder if he wore a patch over his eye like me.

Monday, September 17, 2012

So he cut off his ear to spite his face!

Often abode girls go the extra mile, (literally).  The day the construction worker burst in the door and shouted, "he's on the run!"  Jessica and he took up the chase running after a high school kid and his friends who had helped themselves to a print of Van Gough's sunflowers from our outdoor display.  They ran fast and they ran far and finally they caught up and asked him why?  Because he wanted it - Jess smacked him upside the head and said he could have pulled weeds, washed windows scrubbed toilets to earn it.

Oh, Vincent, did you ever dream you would inspire such action?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Remember Ghost?

We have a potter coming to the fLeA 4 aLL!  Check out her inventive funkiness . . .

My personal favorite

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

flea 4 all last call

A little melancholy settles over abode as our flea season draws to a close.  Saturday is shaping up to be THE fabulous flea of the season.

Take a look at a few of the treasures headed our way . . .

Saturday 9 am to 2 pm @ abode!