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!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween from Abode!

Halloween is almost here!
That means it's time for treats and all things spooky...

...And that's exactly what we do here at Abode!

Last night we had ghost stories and snacks. It was so much scary fun!

Mmmm... Cookies
....And creepy doll...

Scary ghost stories in the dark!
Grab a candle!

It seems like this year is going by quick, but doesn't it usually?

Have a happy, safe Halloween from all of us at Abode!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Spooky fun for the whole family!

We invite you to join us for our aBOOde Halloween bash!
Ghost tales as told by expert story teller, Miriam Sabir, snacks, and lots of scary fun!

Wear your costume for a chance to be entered in a drawing for a $25 Abode gift certificate!

Tuesday, October 29th.
7 PM-8 PM
At Abode Vintage!
959 E 3300 S

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Vintage thread wonderland!

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new clothing area!

Lots more space and lots more vintage treasures!
Located downstairs at Abode.

Come check it out and find the perfect outfit!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Flea market! Hip hip hooray!

Attention Aboders!

We will be hosting a flea market this Saturday (10/12/13) here at Abode!

Market hours will be 8 AM to 3 PM.

Come and play Draw for a Discount and win up to 50% off of a single item!

Interested in vending? Please call us at 801-486-2633 for more information!

Get excited! We hope to see you there!

Shakin' things up here at Abode!

We welcome you to come check out our new lay out!

We're here giving you more optionsTwo Pence Props and Rentals coming soon. How exciting!

While you're here, come take advantage of our new sales area!

Did you spot a dot? 20% off ALL silver dotted items through the month of October. Woohoo!

And yes, we have more changes to come!
Tune in next time!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

GUEST POST- Restoring the Art of Lounging - tips and tricks to reviving a vintage or antique upholstered piece

I have spent twelve years as an interior designer and in that time often helped clients update their heirloom furniture from grandma, or restore their consignment store find that has sat in a garage for five years eagerly awaiting some attention. Working on such projects, I realized that not only do these pieces become the lifeblood and focal point of a room or sometimes even the entire house, but also that most people really had no idea how to go about finding a vintage piece, selecting a fabric appropriate for the piece, or finding a skilled upholsterer.  And so, Christa Pirl Furniture was born out of my interiors business Christa Pirl Interiors, with the goal of providing everyone the opportunity to live with one-of-a-kind, restored antique or vintage chairs, chaises, sofas and settees.

- Buying a Vintage Piece -
There are lots of great places to find vintage furniture, such as flea markets, great consignment shops like Abode, or the attic of your childhood home.  However, not all chairs are created equal, and while a fantastic fabric can do a lot for a tired piece, ultimately, it is the frame and ‘bones’ that determines the beauty, style and shape of the piece overall, so the curve of the back or splay of the legs is most important.  Find a piece you love, despite the chipped paint or tattered fabric.

- Selecting a Fabric -
Finding a fabric that really suits an antique or vintage piece can be tricky.  Of course you should always first think of your practical needs and the durability of the fabric.  But beyond the practicalities of fabric selection, the fabric's colors, patterns and overall feel will be key in defining your chair's revitalization.  The frame of the piece itself is always a good place to look for inspiration.  Consider the shape and lines of the piece.  Does it have a rounded form or is it more angular?  Think about mimicking this overall shape in the fabric pattern.  Does it come from a certain era?  If it is a mid-century modern piece, can you find a fabric that references that era, but still updates the piece? Really looking at the features of the piece will give you a feel for the style of fabric that might fit. 

- Selecting an Upholsterer -
While most of us have grand visions of tackling an upholstery project ourselves, the reality is that to really do a proper job, upholstery takes hard work and lots of time.  Often it is best to invest in a professional, getting the project done right and in a timely fashion.  If you have a true antique, of 100 years old or more, I would highly recommend seeking out an upholsterer that has experience and regularly works on antiques.  Someone with knowledge of antiques will be sure to adhere to traditional upholstery techniques and use traditional materials, maintaining the value of your piece. 

There is an amazing amount to consider when reupholstering a vintage chair or sofa.  Of course the easiest way to tackle the entire process is to consider using a design professional that can facilitate all the steps for a reasonable fee, saving you time and very likely some money as well.  Many interior designers have established sources for vintage furniture, and can offer you many fabrics that are not widely available to the general public, giving you a more unique look.  Designers often work closely with upholsterers and can recommend a great one that they use on a regular basis.

However, there is no satisfaction like finding a great piece tucked away in a corner at some dodgy flea market, sifting through hundreds of fabrics to find that perfect one, and finally seeing your design vision take shape in your own garage or craft room. 

This piece was a great find at Abode, thanks Abode!

For more information and updates from Christa Pirl Furniture or Interiors, visit,, or

Monday, September 09, 2013

Seasons change

Seasons change and so do we!  We're embarking on a shop shake-up, what was here will be there and what was there will be who knows where!  Come and see what we have in store and watch for a couple of our most exciting sales . . . salvage (think windows, doors, knobs and the like) and vintage sign letters - it happens once a year and a little bird told us to expect 50% off!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

abode is sitting down on the job and you guessed it, 25% off all chairs this week! We have single chairs looking for a lasting relationship, pairs of chairs looking for their first home, sets of 4 wanting a family and of course chairs for the baby bears.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Gallop away into the night!

Absolutely adorable horse lamp with shade will have you dreaming of Clint Eastwood in no time!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Feel like a tea party come into abode and get new tea cups
Madhatter tea party at Abode!!!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Come And shop until you drop!!! May 25th At are flea 4 All!!!!!

Interested in becoming a vendor give us a call 8014862633

Thursday, May 09, 2013

flea 4 all is finally here!!
want to be a Vendor??
Give us a call at,


Friday, May 03, 2013

Join us at the UP SALE! May 4th at the UP HOUSE. 13218 S Harriman Rose BLVD {5390 W} 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Would you like a spot of tea?

We can't get enough of this shabby chic, not that we are trying...

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

cant get much more retro then this amazing fridge!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wouldn't this be cute in you're mud room or kids room.( add a little splash of color)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cowboy boots are always cute with a skirt!

'Tis Spring!

Spring is here!
Make your garden an outdoor living space with a rocking glider. Salvaged pieces like doors and headboards add charm behind a flower garden. Refresh your indoor space with a few new pieces. Choose all whites or turquoise paired with black.

Friday, March 08, 2013

A bevy of beautiful aprons and a ruffled slip - a little sneak peak of what we will have available at the Vintage Whites Market on Saturday March 9th from 10am to 5pm at the Utah State Fairgrounds. Admission is only $5 and kids under 15 are free. There will be live music, a free photo booth, and a variety of classes. For more information go to

Friday, February 08, 2013

Check out our new hankies! Bobby Sherman would be so impressed! Dreamy.
It is Friday and we are gearing up for Valentine's Day. Treat yourself to some complimentary coffee from Karma Coffee House and get a little present for yourslelf! These little aprons would look great with nothing else on the night of Valentine's Day!
Sip on some free coffee while you shop...
Mirror, mirror...
Pretty in pink...
Set a V-Day table in red...
Freshen up your space with all white!

Wouldn't this little get up look great on you while watching a concert on the lawn of Red Butte Gardens this Spring?