Saturday, December 26, 2009

Giveaway Winners!

Sorry for the late giveaway results! I guess I got too busy with holiday stuff. Thanks for entering! I counted up everyone's entries......including if you stopped into the store on Wednesday. I assigned each entry a number and entered them into a random number generator and the Grand Prize Winner is (drumroll)...:
# 1 Melinda!
You get a $25 Gift Certificate!
The second prize winner (heart/wings necklace) is:
#8 Bonnie Young!
Thanks so much for everyone who entered. I appreciate every last one of you and hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

SOLD 3 Drawer Nightstand: Painted White, Real Wood

This cute 3-Drawer Nightstand makes perfect bedside storage.
It has glass knobs and in excellent condition.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

SOLD Rusty Crusty Antique Farmhouse Chic Washstand $96

This antique rusty farmhouse washstand works great on the front porch filled with flowers. It also is very farmhouse chic filled with ice and drinks for a summer party.


Monday, December 21, 2009

SOLD Shabby Sweet Antique Farmhouse Side Table

Shabby Sweet Antique Farmhouse Side Table $36

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Abigail's Blog Giveaway!

I typed this up last night, but my computer gave out on me...
I promised that when we got our 50th follower, I would have a giveaway, so here it is!

First Prize is a $25 gift certificate to Abigail's!

2nd prize is a cute Heart/Wings necklace from our new jewelry section (here).

The rules are a little different this time, so make sure you check them out below.

To play along and have a chance to win you have to do the following:

There are 6 ways to enter:

1. You get one entry for leaving a comment.

2. If you are a follower, that's a second entry, if you're not, become one!

3. Mention our giveaway and give the link on your own blog.

4. Share about this giveaway on Facebook.

5. Become a fan of Abigail's on Facebook.

6. You can also get another entry by stopping in the store on Wednesday, our special Last Minute Christmas shopping day!

So each person can enter up to 6 times! Make sure you tell us in your comment(s) how you entered, so we can keep track! You can comment until 11:59pm December 23rd (Wednesday night). The winner will be randomly chosen the next day!

P.S. Make sure I can contact you in case you´re the lucky winner - if you´re not commenting as a blogger leave your e-mail address.

SOLD Shabby Farmhouse Chic Antique Four Drawer Dresser $129

This 4-Drawer Antique Wood Dresser is $129
Shabby Farmhouse Chic


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Our Door is FIXED, Gourmet Hot Chocolate Recipe, and 51 Followers!! *doing a happy dance*

Our old door is fixed!
The handy fellas at Scott's Lock and Key created a new spring for our old door so I could avoid having a horribly ugly (ok, perhaps I exaggerate a teensy bit) new wrap and door knob installed. Then, I installed it myself in a matter of minutes!
The Gourmet White Hot Chocolate was a HIT! Everyone loved it yesterday (we will have more today) and wanted the recipe. You know I've never been one to hold out you guys, I'm sharing the recipe below.
If you didn't get in to try it, come in today, it is sooo good! (pay no attention to the heavy cream in the recipe, you know calories between now and New Years don't count).
White Hot Spiced Chocolate with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
8 cups warm milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1. Double boil white chocolate until melted and smooth. (I used the microwave.)
2. Add warm milk to crockpot & gradually whisk in chocolate until incorporated. Add spices; cover and cook on high until hot and steaming (do not boil), about 2 hours.
3. Turn heat to low to keep warm for serving.
4. Garnish: Cinnamon Whipped Cream (recipe below), shaved white choclate, sprig of mint & pinch of orange
Cinnamon Whipped Cream:
2 cup(s) heavy cream, cold
3/4 cup(s) confectioners’ sugar1 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extractIn a large bowl, using a mixer set on medium-high speed, beat the cream, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Do not overbeat.
And last, but not least, we have 51 FOLLOWERS! I will be putting together a giveaway tonight and tomorrow and will post about it by tomorrow night. I'm thinking, since it is such a great occasion, I might pick 2 or 3 winners. We'll see what I can come up with.

Friday, December 18, 2009

I Feel a Giveaway Coming On...

As you might have noticed, we have 49 followers!
When we get our 50th follower, I will be having another giveaway.
If you haven't signed up to follow (you can be the first to know about new merchandise, sales, and specials), it's easy!
Just click on the button that says "Follow" (over on the left side, and scroll down.) You can sign in with your own blogger account or google account, even your twitter or yahoo accounts. It only takes a second!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holiday Girlfriend Destination...

Abigail's is one of those little shops where people love to bring their friends!

In between presents, parties, visiting, and of course yummy holiday eating,
you have to do something.

Bring in your mother, sister, girlfriends, daughter, cousins or neighbors for some super-fun shopping.

Our Holiday Hours are:

Friday December 18th 12-6pm

Saturday December 19th 12-6pm

Special Shopping Day!!! Wednesday December 23rd 12-6pm

Saturday December 26th 12-6pm

Saturday January 2nd 12-6pm

We will have have Gourmet Hot Chocolate and other treats
for our wonderful customers during these days.

We will be closed on December 24th, 25th and January 1st to spend time with our families!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

SOLD (Layaway) Charming Ornate Antique Buffet

This Charming White Antique Buffet is $129

3 drawers, 2 cupboards
New glass knobs
Etched glass mirror
Real Wood (no particle board here)

Update: This piece is currently on Layaway.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Slip Dresses Now Featured at Dear Lizzie!

Remember my post about the amazing boutique Dear Lizzie??

The owner, Laura took every last slip dress that I had made and gave me more orders than I can handle!

They are having a big Christmas Open House on Monday and all of her staff are going to wear the slip dresses! They wanted to do that to show them off to customers (I can't think of any cuter models in the entire universe to show off my creations!)
My slip dresses are going to be sold along side the other amazing lines she carries including Juicy Couture and Bella Note Linens!

Is that enough exclamation points?!?!?!?! Can you tell I'm really excited about this?!?!?!?!

I am going to be busy, busy, busy with my trusty sewing machine to fill the requests, but Abigail's will be open regular hours on Friday & Saturday 12-6pm.

I will also have some great new furniture pieces that I picked up in Salt Lake City.

And our door should be fixed by Saturday!!!!!

(For those of you who read this blog from out of town, our very old ornately carved door has been broken, and I have been stubbornly resistant to getting an ugly new knob, so my customers have had to knock whenever they want to get in until I can have someone rework the spring: I know, I know, really ghetto.)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Abigial's Invades the Pocatello Co-op Christmas Event

Yesterday, Abigail's participated in the Pocatello Co-op Christmas Event. We brought some of our new jewelry, bags, and vintage upcycled slip dresses. Our best seller was the scrabble tile pendants I made for our in-store Black Friday Giveaway.

The slips were a big crowd favorite! Overall, I would say they were a HIT! Many ladies tried them on, had fun searching for sizes. There was much interest in custom orders.

The Co-op was the perfect spot for a Christmas show. I love the atmosphere and the vibe there. I will definitely be back there. I already started planning what I want to do for the Valentine's Day and Mother's Day shows there.

As some of you might know, the Co-op is struggling financially. If you haven't visited the Co-op, go check it out! They have everything healthy and organic you can think of. Like many locally owned small businesses, they need support from people like us in order to survive!

Other vendors sold awesome handmade and crafted items. My favorites were Evelyn's Canned Goods, Sheri Covert with her beautiful jewelry, teeny felted animals, original houseplants (some were planted in lava rocks!), Jessica Fueschel with her soldered jewelry, hand-crocheted hats and scarves, and much more. I'm so glad I got to participate.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday Sale!

Everybody who is sick of getting squished and jostled for bargains, raise your hand!

Enjoy sleeping in this weekend, we open at noon! For our first 25 customers, we even have a special gift. That's right, it's free!

We will have other fun sales and promotions that day, so put us on your day after Thanksgiving list (right after eating leftovers and lounging in comfy clothes all day).

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Jewelry

These are some of the new jewelry pieces I've ordered for the shop!

I am trying these out so my first order was small.

(In other words, if you see something you can't live without, stop in before it's gone!)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New Diaper Bags and Quilted Totes!

I just ordered a new line of bags for Abigail's! I'm so excited to get these in the shop. They should be in by this weekend. The bags range from $24.99 to $29.99 for the 3 piece diaper bags.
I also ordered some sparkly jewelry.
Crowns, keys, skulls, and hearts with wings and the cutest bib style necklace...I'll tell you more about those later. Hopefully they will be in for this weekend also!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

French Larkspur Giveaway!

Go check out the great giveaway at French Larkspur!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Antique Your Photos

I stumbled across the coolest website this weekend. It converts your digital photo filesto look like they are 100 years old! Here are a few examples:

If you're a follower of my blog, leave a comment and I'll send you a link!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Blog Freebie Giveaway: Land of Enchantment/Whimsical World of Fairies

I feel so silly.
I've had a button on my blog that had the WRONG link to it.

If you clicked on Land of Enchantment to try to find "oodles of digital goodies" you got to someone's old blog from 2002 that describes her college experience in New Mexico.

I have updated the link and want to tell you about her giveaway. If you add her button with a link to your blog, you can get two digital collage sheets from her Etsy shop. And they're really cute!

I'm not sure how long this offer is good for, but her collage sheets sell for about $4 each.

These are the ones I am getting (with watermarks from her Etsy shop):

And no, I'm not planning on getting into the Scrabble Tile Pendant business soon, but I am feeling *mighty* crafty this weekend and have a jar full of Scrabble tiles that I pillaged from old Scrabble games, PLUS a bottle of 3-D Crystal Laquer and a bookmark to instructions on how to do it. I'm sure I'll make 3 or 4 of them and once the novelty wears off and my adult ADD kicks in, I'll move on to the next thing that sparks my imagination. If anyone is feeling crafty this weekend and would like to join me, let me know!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Vintage Trim Embellishment Tags

I've been collecting vintage trims, antique lace, ricrac, and jewelry all summer!
A few weeks ago, I put together some embellishment inspiration tags. These can be used for collage, assemblage, art dolls, clothing, crazy quilting, journals, scrapbooking, altered art, gift packaging, mixed media, sachets, tussie mussies ~ use your imagination.

They include a hand-dyed coffee stained tag, four types of unique vintage or antique trim, and a piece of vintage junk jewelry.

They will be available to buy at Abigail's today!

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