Thursday, December 31, 2009

Renovation Special: Kanibal's Displays

I have a problem I'd like to admit. It's a deep dark secret. Ok, here it is: I'm rarely happy with a room's layout. And I feel the need to change it often.

The shop has been a particular thorn in my side. Another truth: I have NO patience. Sooo it has taken every ounce of will power for me over the last month not to rip apart the shop and start all over. So after Christmas that's just what I did!

(Here's the shop before ... well, the area that I'm about to attack.)

(Another view of the soon-to-be destruction zone.)

(The chosen one. A two piece curio cabinet.)

(The bottom.)

(Did you really think I was going to keep it in its original condition? Oh come on, you know me better. This is the bottom of the cabinet after a coat of primer and two coats of black paint.)

(Pulling all the boxes out of the back. All the contents off all the shelving units and dragging everything around the small shop so I can meticulously rearrange. Exhausting, but so satisfying.)

(And the almost-final product. I say "almost" because there's still a couple pieces left to fix.)

(Cool branch display, huh? That was a last-minute addition. I think it fits Finch very well.)

So what do you guys think? Pretty crazy how big it makes the shop look, right?

And the exciting part is this is only the beginning of many changes to come in 2010. New upholstered furniture will be in the shop by the end of the month. New products. Tons of new clothes.

Happy New Year! And thanks for making '09 so amazing for us over here at Kanibal Home.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

For sale!

With the upcoming New Year comes a ton of changes for Kanibal Home. Our first move is redoing one of our display areas so we will be selling off one of our shelving displays. If interested in the below shelving unit call the shop or stop by.

Dimensions: 6ft 5inches H x 5ft W x 1ft 3inches D

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday Hours


Kanibal Home will be open Monday through Thursday this week from 10am to 8pm.

The shop will be closed:
Friday, December 25 - Christmas Day
Friday, January 1 - New Year's Day

Please note we will be opening at 1pm on Saturday, December 26 and will be closing at 7pm on New Year's Eve.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Gift Guide: Under $20

For those of you still searching for that perfect under $20 gift, I've compiled some great items to add some spice to the holiday season.

(Little Birdie Tea Towels = $12.50 each. Pair one with the below vintage glasses and you've got a great gift for someone who enjoys a nice cocktail or likes to cook.)

(Vintage glassware: $4.50 each. Perfect as a set or paired with something else.)

(You don't give a hoot? Well then, this is perfect. Whether this Hand painted owl is used as a picture to hang on the wall or an ornament to hang on the tree, you're sure to get a positive response from the bird lovers on your list. Hand painted owl = $18.50.)

(Punk Bangle Set = $20. Wear them together or separately. Bonus is that there are multiple items for the price of one gift.)

(Initially Yours Mug = $16.50. Pair with some great tea or coffee or gift just as it is. Comes packaged in its own box. We have several letters currently in stock. This also makes a great couple gift -- give them each their own initial mug!)

(Hand-carved bird = $18.50. This little bird is a one-of-a-kind art piece from Finch, a Jersey City-based artist. A local artist who hand carves and hand paints each of these precious birds. Nestle them in the Christmas tree, on a wreath or tuck them into a plant.)

(Still stumped? Well, who doesn't love a recycled journal and/or colored pencils? Recycled journal = $12.50 and Colored Pencils = $9.50.)

(Small Apothecary Jar = $14. Fill it with candy or present it with one large flower tucked inside as a bud vase.)

(Have something already, but looking to add one small item to the mix? Here you go: Festive Gold Toned Earrings = $10.50.)


Mellow Yellow: New Jacket

Winter blues? Brighten up!

Kanibal Home has another coat option to add some zest to your winter wardrobe. Check it out below:

And remember, all our outerwear is currently 20% off (including this coat)!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

We're Open!

We're not afraid of a little snow!! Kanibal Home will remain open during business hours this weekend.

Saturday: 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 5pm

Come by and keep warm!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Holiday Gift Guide: Under $10

Starting with today's "Under $10" post we will be running a gift guide for those in the Jersey City area who are stumped on what to get that co-worker, loved one, family member or boss. Posts with include under $10, under $20 and under $40 ideas as well as gift suggestions for that picky person in your life. Stay tuned and happy holidays!

(Lucia soaps made from 100% Shea Butter = $10.50)

(Local artist Sofia Tome makes these beautiful crochet flower pins in a bunch of colors = $4.50)

(Vintage dishware ranges from $2 to $10 throughout the shop)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Kanibal Kids

I'm not one to forget our vertically challenged little friends -- kids! -- so we're restocking the shop with a ton of new children's items.

(Wind up toys - $2.50 each)

(The long sleeve onesies from Lil Fishy are back in stock! Sizes range from 0-6M to 12-18M)

We also got in more scarves, stroller blanket sets and dishware!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Countdown til Christmas!

OK, you know who you are. Work has been crazy. There's been a ton of holiday parties to attend. You're kinda feeling the spirit of the season. But you've totally slacked on presents.

No worries. Kanibal Home will take care of you. From bangles and vintage bracelets to recycled notebooks and picture frames, we've got a little something for everyone on your list.

For example, who wouldn't love one of these kitschy cool kits?

A Strange Feeling

Do you feel that? It's warm and fuzzy and doesn't require a doctor. Yup, the holidays are in full swing. And Kanibal Home's got a little something for everyone.

(Vintage ornaments galore)

(Getting ready to steam my favorite dress of the season!)

(A collection of Kanibal Home oddities)

(Yes, that's a vintage lard bucket)

(Our very own holiday greeter: the well-endowed vintage mannequin)

(New bib dress)

(Vintage chair -- only $25!)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oh My ... New Jewelry from OMV!

Working in a shop can sometimes be hectic, but it's the people you meet that really make it worthwhile. That's definitely the case with Kim and Patrick from Oh My Vintage. These two are just great. Not only do they fill Kanibal Home with their carefully picked out vintage finds, but they are seriously the cutest couple and always crack me up when they are in the shop.

(Patrick and Kim from Oh My Vintage)

(Vintage charm necklaces)

(An assortment of vintage earrings)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Gift Market

If you're like me and you're still looking for a couple more gifts, then head on over to Mompou in Newark this weekend and pick up some treasures at the Holiday Gift Market. Kanibal Home will be there representing for Jersey City! Come have a glass of sangria, browse and say hi.