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Reduced hours for Abode

10 Nov

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your continual support and encouragement of Abode!

We are reducing our hours for our final business days.

We will now be open between the hours of:


If you are interested in looking at a piece of merchandise, we are gladly accepting appointments outside of our reduced hours.

To make an appointment, please call 865.523.5090 or email


Thank you again,


The Abode Staff


What’s left at Abode

8 Nov


The silent auction went really well on Friday and we almost sold everything…

BUT, we still have a few pieces to sell, and here they are!

Call 523.5090, if interested!

The Takhat Coffee Table


NOW ONLY $295!!





The Koda Bench







The Ragalia Table

( I cannot believe we still have one left-this is a GORGEOUS table!)





These babies are a STEAL and you have got to snatch them up!

Not to mention we have 3 5×8 rugs left that are 50% off!


Again, if you are interested at all in these pieces, just give us a call!



Bid adieu to Abode AND bid on our furniture!

2 Nov

BRILLIANT IDEA! Two birds with one stone, we like to think!

Here are our thoughts:

We want to go out with a bang and you want to get the most bang for your buck!

Join us on Friday, November 5 and say your final goodbyes to Abode and get a STEAL on our final furniture selection by participating in our silent auction.

How it works:

  • Stop by Abode-15 market sq.- any time between 5pm and 8:45 pm.
  • Enjoy free wine and company
  • Bid on that Abode piece you have ALWAYS wanted and finally get to name your price
  • Come back at 8:45pm to see if you won the bid
  • BID YOUR FINAL ADIEU TO ABODE, and hopefully enjoy your newly won Abode piece


Cash or check only


What: Abode’s Goodbye Party and Silent Auction

When: Friday, November 5 (First Friday)


Where: ABODE! 15 market sq. Knoxville.TN 37902

See you there!

From our Abode to yours,


New things are still coming our way…

13 Oct

Although our doors will be closing soon, we still have new things coming to Abode.  Before we made this big decision, we had already ordered a bunch of GREAT stuff!

The best part-these brand new items immediately went into our Goodbye Sale! Here’s a preview:

Take a look at our new Voluspa Candles!How gorgeous are they? And, they smell incredible.


Our long time favorite at Abode, the rosebud  tea light.

And, how perfect would these matches be with the new Voluspa candles? Perfect gift!

Plus, we got just more scarves for this new chilly weather! Come see the cute styles for your fall fashion!

Finally, our ever-so-popular, bird cage cardholders!

From our Abode to yours,


The beginning

12 Oct



In the beginning, two people started this project in hopes of bringing life to an old space in downtown knoxville.

Here are some pictures from the process of creating Abode.


Here is a picture of the owners, Allison and Matt with some of their family.


Matt and a friend created this hanging fixture from vintage wallpaper and barnwood from a family barn.


More boxes!


A lot of people ask how we did our floors, and it is really simple: we used the subfloor (plywood), stained it, and the polyurethaned it! A simple process for a really rustic look.

The  custom concrete countertops were made by a friend, John Phillips.


Here are our windows painted for the birth of Allison’s first daughter, Sophie.

And then came Hazel!



Abode’s first customers!

The tin that was put in the entrance and along the ceiling is also pulled from the Sprouse’s family barn.



If you have any questions about the creation of Abode- do not hesistate to call or email!

865.523.5090 or

Here’s what you’ve missed…

11 Oct

Here’s an update on items that have sold since our sale has begun:

If you have had your eye on this, I’m sorry you missed out!

Out of stock items:

Last week we sold the 84″ Koda Table with the matching bench

The highly coveted Old Elm bench sold TODAY! I know there were many of you interested!

This weekend the rustic buffet sold also!


Here are things that are going quickly! Better get them fast!

Scarves are dwindling!

And Birdhouses! Once these are sold-they are gone!



Nothing can be put on hold in the last days of Abode, so come and get it while it’s here!


From our Abode to yours,


I hate goodbyes

6 Oct

I have worked at Abode since 2008, and truly see Abode as my second home.  Abode was a stone’s throw from my own abode (above Cafe 4) for a year, and it truly became a place of community for me.  Abode was where friends would come visit and where I constantly met new friends!  Personal relationships have certainly made this store feel vibrant and has made my experience all the richer.

With an ending, there is always a new beginning.

I will get married in a week, the Sprouses’ girls will start school soon, and life will keep going.  Change can be scary, but it is necessary to move forward.

Bottom line:  I will miss this place. A lot.

(here’s a pic from the good ole days!)


Abode Manager

If you have a special story about Abode, we encourage you to share it! E-mail it to and we can post it for all the other Abode followers!

Don’t want to see Abode go…YOU can buy it!

4 Oct


If you love Abode as much as we do and want to continue it on, then all you have to do is contact us! We would be so pleased if someone would keep Abode’s doors open.

If you are interested in receiving more information about taking over Abode, contact Allison Sprouse at

From our Abode to yours,


Sweet Support

1 Oct


We are so so so pleased with all of the support we’ve been getting from our friends and clients!  It makes this hard decision to close Abode all the sweeter and we are so thankful for everyone who has come out!

Keep it comin’ ; )

Here are a few blog posts of writer’s sweet support:

Stuck Inside of Knoxville w/ the Urban Blues Ag’n: You Might not “Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows “

Abode on Market Square to close | The Bottom Line |

And here a nice note from Remedy’s owner, Sara Alsobrooks:

Sara Alsobrooks Abode is one of those stores that when you walk into it you can’t help but be inspired! It has always been a Downtown favorite and will be missed…I remember the first time I went into Abode and meet Matt & Allison. I was BLOWN away by the creativity that was poured into every look and was overwhelmed by the experience that it offered overtime I went! I know that many know what I am talking about and are going to miss that flavor here in Knoxville!

Matt and Allison feel that this is the right time to close or sell the store. I know it was a hard decision but they feel such a peace. They are excited to have more time to spend with their sweet girls, Matts New Production Company and Allison’s AMAZING event planning company Modern Hostess!

If you LOVE Abode then show some love by continuing to support them over the next few months. Let people know about the Good Bye sale of 15-30% off, spread the word that it is for sale and maybe someone will snatch it up and…

Thanks again!

goodbye from abode

30 Sep
Just a little over four years ago we opened Abode’s doors.  These past four years have been quite an exciting journey!  Through these four years we have welcomed our two daughters, Sophie and Hazel, into the world as well as continued to grow Abode, Allison’s event design company,The Modern Hostess, and Matt’s career in television production.
After a great deal of consideration, we have determined that our energy, time and talents need to be focused more on our children and our other careers.Therefore, we have made the bittersweet decision to close Abode.
Starting a business is a most challenging and thrilling
adventure!  We are grateful for the friends and family we had made along the way.  Our lives (and our children’s lives) are immensely richer having you with us.
Over the next few weeks, we will be offering our inventory at sale prices. If there is anything that you have had your eye on, now is the time! When it’s gone…it’s gone! You can keep up with our sales via our blog (, our Facebook page and periodic announcements through e-mail.
We are sad that our time with Abode is coming to an end, but we hope that we will have a chance to share our lives with you again.
Matt and Allison Sprouse