November 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

Well, here I am finally getting to learn my new blog and website.  I hope everyone will enjoy the new format.  I will be posting a lot today.   Not only do I have a new website and blog, I have a new location for the store!!! I have moved from Vestavia Center in Northport to Downtown Tuscaloosa.  I’m located at 2124 9th Street.  Next door to Regions Bank and the Frame Up.  The Stafford Apartments are catty corner from me and you can look down the street towards eighth and see the Alcove.  Soon I will have a sign on the window once I figure out how to present my idea of a sign to the city and they approve it. Til then, you’ll just have to find me from the pots on the side of the building and the big colorful plants we have planted out front!!!  I realize this would be a good spot for me to post a photo of the store so I’m going to try. . .

The Corner of my Store as I water plants.

Moving the store has been a test of patience but I’m extremely proud of our new location and of the artists that we have.  This month in the Grace Aberdean Gallery we have two local photographers, Crystal Jackson and Jamie Cicatiello.  They are answering the question of  Anywhere But Here. . . The show will run until January 1st.

You can view more of Crystyl’s photography at

I’m also proud to have new work by South Carolina Artist Kent Ambler.  His wood and lino cuts are a beautiful addition to the home or work place.  His low editions insure that only you and a few lucky other’s own his work, and the price is just right to make a special holiday gift.

Find out more about kent at


From Savannah Georgia we have two Artisans of a different kind.  Franco and Lisa Marra bring to us their home made pastas and marinated vegetables in olive oil.  Franco was the head chef at Il Pastico before he and his wife Lisa decided to start up their own company.  All their pastas are made with natural ingredients without any added preservatives or artificial fillers.  They make it the old fashion way and have a drying room where it’s left for 48 hours.  I personally toured the little factory where they make the food and everything is filled with laughter and love.  We are almost out of what I have brought back, so come see what you can take home!

Learn more about FraLi gourmet at

Starting next week, Nov. 15th I will have normal business hours.  Tuesday – Saturday 11-6 p.m.  I will be gearing up for our FESTIVUS celebration that will last until Dec.23!!!

Let’s do this!!! It’s time to make Art, Buy Vintage and Be Beautiful!!! join me on facebook at GRACE ABERDEAN HABITAT ALCHEMY


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