who lived here? who do i want to be? who wrote this? who would throw this away? who has the time? who do you love? who were my great great grandparents? who owned this? who are you? who were my parents? who sings this? who cares? who said that? who made this? who is in that photo? who is my sister? who designed this? who fell for that? who bought that? who knit this? who thought of that? who sat there? who am i? who vintage.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

who: abode

what: vintage magic and funky retro sunshine

when: monday through friday 11-7 and saturday 11-6

where: 1720 south 900 east in the house of sugar

why: because stepping into abode is kind of like looking through your parent's attic and finding pictures of them at woodstock looking, shall we say, dazed and confused

might i suggest: abode-abode.blogspot.com

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

who were they?

for sale: vintage doors. $45-65 dollars a piece depending on color and hardware. get creative with 'em kids.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

the rosa dresser in SLUG mag

look how pretty she is!

thanks to the ladies of salty streets for featuring her in your article!

read the full article here

Monday, May 3, 2010

who's feelin' groovy

slow down, you movin' too fast
you gotta make the moment last
just kickin' down the cobblestones
lookin' for fun and
feelin' groovy

hello lampost
whatcha knowin?
i've come to watch your flowers growin'
ain'tcha got no rhymes for me?
doo bee doo doo,
feelin' groovy

song: 59th street bridge song by simon and garfunkel
for sale: 2 retro plastic/metal two tone groovy bucket chairs $75 for the set, and yellow retro light fixture (works!) $65

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

obsessed with

stylist leanna ford via ohhellofriend

click clack on image to enlarge.

these photos are everything i want my summer clothes to be about. denim and combat boots, oh boy.

on another note, is it embarrassing that at who we are having our coffee with a splash of shawn colvin's sunny came home this morning? oops. made you listen.

this morning's agenda includes a deep red china buffet and a green kitchen island. happy wednesday kids.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

if this whole post were my heart...

from aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallll the way down here...
THATS how much i love these old photos of my dad's family.

i may need them framed for my bedroom. yup.

your smile beams like sunshine

on a dove's wings
and the leaves dance and play
after you

take my hand and hold it
as you would a flower

be careful with my heart
oh darlin'
she's made of glass

what: the moving process. ugh. slowly but surely things are coming together beautifully. pink coffee table? why yes please.

song: torquoise by donovan as heard below.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

who loves us

brecken of the chic life writes: i have to say, i am impressed. you do absolutely gorgeous work and i can tell that you put heart into it...

ah, well thanks brecken!

it turns out that we dig your stuff right back sugar britches!

just look at this "peacock" dresser!

i might want to marry it.

also in love with her "about me" in which she articulates rather perfectly what businesses like ours are about: i'm all about supporting the local first, not really down with the powerhouse corporate america.

who likes it. see more at www.the-chic-life.blogspot.com

on the same note, found this in my archive of bob dylan/joan baez photos:

protest against the rising tide of conformity.

paint a picture. write a song. hug a stranger. spread some love. and follow our blogs. happy tuesday kids.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

the virginia table

one cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

quote: virginia woolf from a room of one's own
for sale: the virginia table. shabby chic and shiny baby! small dining room table for four. $115. (sorry, sold)

might i suggest...a set of four creamy/golden chairs to go with this table? and perhaps a black chandelier? i'll have those items coming soon kids. patience is a virtue.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


just aint what it used to be.

quote: the drifters by james michener
event: the salty streets flea market featuring who?

might i suggest these two items as a cure for the iswinterevergoingtoend blues?

Monday, March 22, 2010

the rosa dresser

who: rosa
what: solid one of a kind pine dresser with hand painted knobs
when: circa 1970's
where: ships anywhere in the us
why: ...do i really have to answer that question?

for sale: the rosa dresser $350

ps who loves rosa

Monday, March 15, 2010

just a reminder

to do something you can be proud of. every. single. day.

yesterday i completed these beauties for the rosa dresser i'm working on:

for sale: custom made stone flower drawer pulls. $6

you pick your own colors, and i hand paint and glaze them. similar to the "melon" pulls at anthropologie, but custom built and a wee bit cheaper. (sorry anthro, i adore you but sometimes we just can't afford you!)

pulls like this can be used to bring new life to any dresser. like this gorgeous antique i found on ksl classifieds:

can you believe someone is selling it for only $89?

if i were in northern utah right now it would absolutely be mine. alas, i am not. so one of you should purchase it, and if you'd like any work done on it (ie a paint job, wallpaper lined drawers, custom hardware) you know WHO to call!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

urban renewal

i've been working at urban renewal (in st george, ut) once again for the last month. and though the experience has been a complete joy from start to finish, i am relatively sure that i will not be getting any kind of paycheck whatsoever.

why? you ask. well, this is why:

rusty iron headboard and footboard. to die for.

the softest rose pink vintage comforter i have ever cuddled up to in my life.

pocket watch hanging clock? well that just HAS to be mine!

iron hand. i'm hoping that if i purchase this baby i will have a spot to throw my keys, and then perhaps i will not lose them every other tuesday and some fridays.

trippy hippie canvas photo of mushrooms? why yes please.

(do forgive the horrid cell phone photos, it was all i had at the moment.)

i am clearly excited to move into a new apartment in the salty city with my dearest most best friend ever. though we were hoping to each have our own studio and finally be grown ups living alone, we have opted for the comfort and cheapnessosity of a two bedroom together.

wait until you see the loveseat we purchased at urban. photos coming oh so soon.

if you are living in the southern utah area and have never been in to urban renewal i have but one question to ask you: are you sure you are not suffering from some sort of brain disorder?

if you are not in the southern utah area you can get a partial urban renewal experience by visiting their website at www.jennylarsen.com

ps i changed the playlist at the bottom of this blog to include all my most favorite songs that we spin on vinyl everyday at urban renewal. oh, and if you wander in to urban anytime soon, please tell armando and shawna that their little lucy misses them so very much.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

recipe for a zooey table

you must begin with a very gray day. the kind of day that whispers in your ear impish discouragements such as: this day is not for you. nothing creative will come of it. it is damp and dreary and you mine as well throw on your pajamas and watch tv.

sitting in your workspace should be a leggy little pine table. knotty in all the right ways. she should be as bland and boring as the day is bleak, but you must believe in her potential with all your soggy heart.

then, and this part is key, you must find a lovely old forgotten friend tucked away in some secret spot. this friend can be anything from a piece of inspirational fabric, to an old raggedy sweater made out of the perfect mustard tweed.

next, whisk in a healthy portion of a jd salinger novel. raise high the roof beam carpenters, catcher in the rye, or franny and zooey are all acceptable options.

finally, if you find just the right knobs (they must be whimsical and feminine and a tidge odd) you may luck out with none other than a serendipitous zooey table.

or, if you'd prefer, this one can be yours for $79
note: no salvageable books were harmed in our little photo shoot.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

oh i'm tired of that old fairy tale!

cinderella is supposed to come straight outta the ashes and still be spot-free when her prince comes along!

movie quote: the barefoot contessa with ava gardner
for sale: vintage tray and rome print turned into a huge and beautiful piece of art $65

Monday, January 4, 2010

the karma set

lace on the gloves,
the bell is ringing,
the pearl is in the oyster,
the rain falls

poem: the shadows by charles bukowski
for sale: teal mod end table $25; mod black and white chair $30 [sorry, both sold]