Saturday comes, Sunday comes we go-o!

lyrics  by  The hundred in the hand. Still trying to find out who sung the song poorly referenced in the the previous blog. For those of you in other states it’s raining sideways here so I send out my condolences to everyone snowed in!!!  We are still having our vintage clothing sale!! The Sale will last til Thursday, the 3rd. Look cute this week for Art Night, The pink box burlesque (Pink Box Burlesque’s 4th Season Opening Show!!) and our FIRST FRIDAY art night here at the store!!!

I wore the earrings that are pictured in the previous blog and a red hat and got nothing but complements at the Successful Goslobi Challenge put on by Mary Tubbs and My answer to everyone was thank you! Followed by, I sell this at my store! Come get it while it’s on SALE!

So while Saturday Comes, Sunday comes we go. Please come to our First Friday Art Night!
Introducing, SIGNS. New Work by Designer WILLIAM HOLMAN,( Up-cycle specialist, IAMTHEMANDY,( and Jewelry by CLEVER GRETEL.
Records will be spun by Bryant Saxon. Spirts and Snacks provided.

PRESS 6:30, PUBLIC 7:00

Earbobs by Clever Gretel
Earbobs by Clever Gretel

Hope to see everyone on Friday!! Be Safe in this weather!!!

Hugs and High Fives!


Dee Da Dah Dah

I would write down the lyrics stuck in my head but i’m not sure what they’re saying. Maybe some thing like, “in the night time la la something eee oo ne na. Whatever it is I will find out and let you know! It’s a catchy little beat! I’m blogging to let you everyone know of two new blogs that are blogtastic. The first is ladyflashback. She’s out of Atlanta. Check her out at and the other is an alabama plate. This is from Matt who is local for now! Check him out at

Fierce Vintage Earrings this ol' thing brings in only the most unusual vintage to the masses. be the select one to pick up her finds here at Grace Aberdean.

Vintage Earrings to dress up your sweet noggin.











I’m busy planning festivities for February! OF COURSE, you’ll be the first to know!

Hugs and High Fives,


Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy

Today is my birthday for those of you who didn’t know.  I promise to keep this blog short because I like to blog about the store and not really myself, yet on this day I will waver from my rule on blogging. First off I’m 33. For those of you who think that is old. Just wait, you’ll be this age one day.  I’m far to young to compare myself to a fine wine, in the scheme of things i’m still around Boons Farm.

After graduating from college I had the great fortune of working for Yvonne LaFleur in New Orleans. Her eponymous boutique has been in New Orleans for as long as I can remember and remember I’m 33.  Being an idiot 22 year old when I worked there I learned a lot. More than any classroom.  Her sense of style and ideas on art and life style have outlived hurricanes, malls, and the countless children that she has blessed the earth with.  One thing that she always said to me in her perfect New Orleans accent  was, “don’t ever lie about your age.”  She would then throw her head back and laugh. “I tell people my age all the time and they don’t believe it!” Which was true.  She has perfect porcelin skin.  And she was right. Why lie about your age? Embrace it!  God knows living in a college town I’m surrounded by younger girls but I must say, experience is everything.

I look forward to another year of learning, laughing and of course the tears.   On this day I am thankful for all my girlfriends that I’ve had throughout the years, some are mommies now, some are still in school, some are married some are not. Some of them  (two) live in Los Angeles and love life. Some are fabulous like Shayne Mackey, still jumping horses.  All of you have taught me many things about being a lady, HAVING FUN  and embracing the person I am becoming. Many thanks of course to Yvonne who put up with me.  I hope I do her justice in the way that I run my business and relate to people through my art.

I mean who cares about getting older? Especially if you live in New Orleans?!?

Hugs and kisses and for all of you throughout the year, Warmest Birthday Wishes!


It’s freezing here

The highs are in the 30’s. Yes I can all see you playing the worlds smallest violin. Especially where the highs are in the teens or zeros but there is a reason I live in the South, one of the being a mild, hot climate. Yes, this hothouse flower is already counting down the days til she retires in a warmer climate and can wear flowered shirts and blueblockers all year long. Until that happens here are some photos of the January Store! It’s always 70 degrees in here and cheery!

The wellthatscool gang is helping raise money for the Darius goes west Foundation all month long! I know this Friday they will be at the Gray Lady with their piggy banks drinking Gray Lady beers, $2.00 Coors light and $2.00 High Gravities from 9 until. . .  There is four people participating and for every $50.00 they raise they must eat a spoonful of wasabi!!! They will be raising money until the end of the month where they will tally up the money for the big party at little willies.  For more info and to donate go to

One of my good friends and vendors Kristi Jo (a cup of jo) is moving :( Everyone wish her luck, happiness and continued success! And don’t worry, she promises to keep sending me her vintage inspired jewelry and vintage finds!

I hope everyone has a great week!


Why I love January

Two reasons. The first, it’s my birth month (yea me!) The second, it’s the dead of winter. When writers and photographers talk or write about “the dead of winter” I imagine they are talking about January.  It’s an extreme month.  Little light, a lot of gray and this year, so far, it has brought on the winter ice storm of 2011.  Which forced me to clean and organize my garage, thank you very much.  This is a month that really tests people. From the extreme weather conditions to the resolutions you made on the first day.  I have made a few resolutions.  One is to stop using plastic bags from the grocery.  I’m buying a reusable bag pronto.  As for my cat poo that usually goes into the plastic bags, it’s now going into brown lunch bags. Yes I know that comes from trees but I have to knock it off with the plastic.  It’s terrible.  I went to the landfill not long ago and it was a real eye-opener to see all those plastic bags.

I have also started using a huge reusable water bottle so I don’t have to buy water bottles.  The water comes from my tap goes into the big glutton and voila!  Money Saved, environment saved, my insides are getting hydrated which is good for me so then i’m sticking to the other resolution of being more “healthy,”  (whatever that means) and I don’t have the catholic guilt of  that I could be doing more.

Speaking of doing more I have some fantastic news! I have a new vendor who goes under the monitor of {M}  More vintage clothes and a ton of 80’s jewelry.  I also have three coach bags that she brought in. They won’t stay long at the price and condition they are in so come in a check them out. It’s a great addition to all the strictly 50’s and 60’s vintage items from this ol’ thing.

All month long I will be bringing in new furniture items and dishes.  My camera is marooned at the store so later in the week we will have photos!!! Til then you must use your imagination :)  We still have fingerless gloves and knit hats to keep you warm in the dead of winter.

I would like to thank Mary Tubbs for holding a fundraiser at the store last Saturday for the Darius Project.  Those photos will also be posted later in the week.  All month long Well that’s cool ( Will be raising money for the project that brings awareness for Muscular Dystrophy.  I will be selling the DVD Darius Goes West all month long to support the cause!

Til my next post, keep warm and trudging through the dead of winter!