Our Story

The Abode came about from the vision of its owner, Linda Mickelson. Linda has combined what she learned from her down-to-earth upbringing on a rural farm in Southern Oregon with her love of Southern California’s warmth and beauty. An idyllic blend of nature and beauty, which stems from an authentic and healthy lifestyle, creates the friendly, welcoming, and cozy atmosphere at The Abode. With service from days gone by, customers always come first and enjoy happily chatting and wandering in our store and garden. The Abode has a unique and down to earth environment where uncommon gifts and treasures abound, and where you’re sure to find something new each visit.

Filled with unique items, both old and new, our store carries items handpicked by us. We’ve curated products for you that we use in our own homes, so you know you’re going to find a quality product. In addition, we love to showcase our novel finds like antiques and vintage items, to gifts, foodie items, and home and garden items. As a proud Annie Sloan® Stockist, we are one of the small number of qualified and handpicked stores to carry Annie Sloan’s fantastic line of Chalk Paint® products. The Abode can happily assist you with that project you’ve been wanting to try, as well as through classes we offer, helpful tips and tricks, and even referrals to some of our loved local artists who specialize in using Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint®.

We look forward to seeing you in the store and cannot wait to share all of the exciting things we have found with you!

The Abode

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Classes

Come learn the basics and advanced techniques of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in one or both of our classes! We look forward to teaching you all you need to know so you can make your next project a success. Learn all about Annie Sloan® products and how to use them, including Chalk Paint®, waxes, lacquer, brushes, distressing, stenciling, and more!

UPDATE: We have temporarily postponed classes due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates regarding new class times/dates!

Come visit us!