Wednesday, December 28, 2011


It's nearly the end of the year and time to reorganize, regroup and get ready for 2012!

Having a New Year's Eve party? All goblets, glasses and drinkware are 30% off.

Need a to change things up a little? All furniture is 35% off!

We are closing out our toys for the present--they are all 40% off.
And Christmas is 50% off until it's gone!
Happy New Year and thanks for visiting Dunhaven Place!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas is on Sale at Dunhaven Place!

Starting Thursday December 22nd, all Christmas decor is 40% off!

All drinkware is 30% off!

And toys--they will be 40% off as well!

We are open Weds-Fri from 10-6 but will be closed all day Christmas Eve so hurry in~

Those of us at Dunhaven Place wish you a very

Merry Christmas!
And a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Boutique Items--Going Going Gone!

Be sure to check out the darling boutique items currently in the store--they make great gifts and most of them will be gone from the premises for good once the boutique is over.

Featuring cute pillow and pillowcase in one for your toddler--just toss in the washer and dryer over and over again!

Super Sweet purses so your little princess can carry her own diaper and wipes (and she will!),

"baprons"--baby aprons that are 0h-so clever

delicious cake pops and

high quality burp cloth sets, all by Mylubba.

We also have hand knitted baby blankets, booties and hats, some of which are Santa themed!

Christmas themed items include

"softie" Christmas trees that the little ones can't break

embroidered redwork santas

fabric tree ornaments

and for every day, satin bound blankets

hand made pot holders

darling pillow cases

pillow slips for sofa pillows

quilted tote bags

and aprons.

Great gift ideas include

candles of all kinds

our special Michel Design Works soaps and candles

books such as Jane Austen-era romantic comedies

by local author Heidi Ashworth

Gift books

Greeting Cards

Collectible Toys

Vintage dish sets

and antiques and collectibles.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

An Old-Fashioned Craft Boutique--and a gift from us!

These yummy smelling (and looking!) soaps from Michel Design Works are just the thing for every sink in your house this Christmas season--and we have plenty to give away--a gift from Dunhaven Place to you!--with every purchase (until supplies last) so hurry in for yours! This Thursday and Friday is a good time to show up as these are the dates for our Old Fashioned Craft Boutique. We have beautifully hand made items by a variety of local artisans with lots of gift ideas for one and all.

We are also introducing our line of Christmas-themed foaming hand soap and soy candle sets, both gorgeously packaged, for the hard to shop for people on your list.

They are useful and practical but make a beautiful decor statement all on their own. We hope to see you here for our boutique days 10-6 on Thursday the 1st and Friday the 2nd.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Just a Reminder . . .

. . . that we will be open until 8 pm tonight! Bit and pieces of our Winter White Collection are disappearing so act now and take advantage of the 10% off of everything in the store, including items already on sale. Thanksgiving items are 50% off--today they are 60% off and so are a few of our furniture pieces that have been hanging around for a while. And many thanks to those who have made our first Black Friday/Small Business Saturday weekend such a great success!

Heidi at Dunhaven Place

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday is Winter White at Dunhaven Place

We are unveiling our winter white collection just in time for Black Friday!

Stop in on your way to and from the other stores on your list--

we will be open from 8 am to 8 pm!

Enjoy 10% off your entire purchase including sale items!

Painted furniture, Christmas ornaments and decor, tableware, crystal, gift items, one of a kind vintage treasures, gift certificates, it's all here at Dunhaven Place! Can't make it on Friday? Be sure to stop by anytime from 8 am to 8 pm for

Small Business Saturday!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Has Arrived at Dunhaven Place!

Ever since we opened in April of this year, I have been excited to decorate the store for my favorite time of the year! The trees are up, loaded with special hard to find ornaments and my favorite color scheme, pink and green, is at play.

Come in and see our selection of ornaments, home decor, items for gift giving and something unique and one of a kind, just for you.

We have two dozen consignors who bring in all sorts of treasures on a regular basis so be sure to check back often. Please note that we will be open from 8 am to 8 pm on Black Friday as well as the Saturday following.

We do have one wall of Thanksgiving decor and dishware (all half off!) but soon we will be unveiling our winter white collection, hopefully December 1st, the date of our old fashioned craft boutique featuring items made by local artisans.

We also know how to do traditional green and red here at Dunhaven Place!

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to all our wonderful customers!

Heidi at Dunhaven Place

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Announcing The Toy Shoppe Sale at Dunhaven Place

We are in the home decor business here at Dunhaven Place but on occasion a consignor will bring something so fun we can't turn it away. As a result, we have a back room filled with childish delights, both for kids and the kid at heart all of which we have been saving for our Toy Shoppe Sale starting November 9th-11th.

We have dolls, tea sets, books, games, dollhouse furniture, furniture for dolls and a few fun things for boys by makers such as Tonner, Mary Englebreit, Miniature Elegance and many more. We also have vintage toys! The prices range depending on the age and condition of the item so there's something for everyone! Start your Christmas shopping this weekend at Dunhaven Place!

Bring a friend and receive 10% off of your entire order as well as your friend's!

Next up: we will be all decked out for Christmas featuring themed trees, romantic greeting cards and other holiday decor come Wednesday December 16th!

And Dec. 1st marks the beginning of our three day old style boutique featuring lovely gift-worthy items crafted by local artisans. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Upcoming Events at Dunhaven Place

We have a number of exciting events happening at Dunhaven Place for the holidays!

Currently, all Halloween is 50% until it is gone!

We will be having a Toy Shoppe Sale November 10th-12th featuring many lovely items including dolls, doll furniture, children's furniture, tea sets and books brought in my our consignors. A great opportunity to pick up some one of kind gifts!

December 1st-3rd will find us filled with hand made items for our Christmas boutique. Come and shop for everyone on your list. While you're there, pick up special holiday decor for your own home!

We are always glad to see you--thanks for shopping at Dunhaven Place!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

30% off all Halloween at Dunhaven Place!

While Bertha waits patiently for someone to invite her to their Halloween Bash,

The Jack O'Lanterns are scared of a crash.

The Good Witch speaks to her familiar the crow . . .

. . . while Haunted House salt and pepper shakers line up in a row.

If you look closely you can see the ghost in the glass.

These handmade fabric pumpkins are screaming with class.

But whom, in the end, can't use this item:

"I have flying monkeys-don't make me use them."

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Facebook "Like" Giveaway Winner Announced

Many thanks to those who "liked" Dunhaven Place's page on Facebook this past month! All who did were entered into a giveaway for one of the above bracelets, handcrafted by a local artisan. The winner is Rebecca R! Be sure to check back here for November's giveaway--and please tell your friends!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What's New at Dunhaven Place?

Did you know that Dunhaven Place carries new items as well as old, vintage and antique? We also like to create new pieces out of the old. A perfect example is this gray-washed vintage cane back chair--it has been given a fresh lease on life with the applied antique wooden pieces and a crisp gray linen seat. It's a one of a kind piece you will find only at Dunhaven Place.

The following dresser is what you might call a double bow front chest of drawers--it has tons of fabulous detail and a gorgeous patina.

The following dresser is part of the same bedroom set. Very unique--we feel lucky to be able to carry these items at Dunhaven Place.

Though this chair isn't new (in fact, it's fairly ancient) but is is new to us. We LOVE the items enrobed in their original chippy paint--Bertha the Witch seems to appreciate it, as well.

We just received a collection of vintage Wilton Armetale wine and water goblets--12 of each! These haven't been put out yet but if you are determined to have these for your Halloween party or Medieval supper, ask to have them brought out of the back room.

The following item--set of four vintage maple chairs by Salem House with fresh new coats of black paint--is so new that three of them are still waiting for their new paint job. We also have a matching armchair. Whether you want a set of black chairs for your kitchen table or a wonderful Salem-style-witch black armchair for your front porch for the fall holiday season, these are the chairs for you.

Lastly, the deadline to enter the FB "like" contest is over at midnight Oct. 14th/Oct. 15th (basically, in the middle of the night between Friday and Saturday) with the winner of the drawing to be announced Saturday. Just go to facebook, search Dunhaven Place, (make sure you get the store and not the blog), and click the "like" button--then you'll be entered in the drawing for one of these beautiful fall-themed bracelets made by a local artisan. Thanks!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's Halloween at Dunhaven Place

Need a place for vintage-style, one of a kind Halloween decorations? From our Bethany Lowe decor to our one of kind hand made items, Dunhaven Place has what you're looking for.

Our handmade banners bearing the words "Spooky" or "Wicked" are made using a font inspired by Guy Fawke's signature after being tortured for his part in the Gunpowder Plot in 1500's England. Spooky . .. .

Our hand decorated dolls each hold a hand carved pumpkin in their laps--the Witch is Bertha, the gal in Thanksgiving attire is Abigail and Cassandra is quite festive in her black and orange checked shawl.

Imagine a copper cauldron full of hot cider by the fire or a row of paper lanterns in the shape of witches hats warming up the chilly night!

And for the intrepid type who need something a little different for a costume this year, be sure to check out the Victorian Riding Hats complete with black netting and a row of skeletons.

Just a reminder that everyone who likes our facebook page between now and October 15th will be entered to win the bracelet of their choice as pictured below.

You can find the FB page by clicking anywhere on the red line above. Meanwhile, be sure to stop in and peruse the selection!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bloggy Facebooky Giveaway!

A while back I implied a FB giveaway--and then I forgot to give the details. So, here they are: for everyone who "likes" our FB page between now and October 14th, you will be entered into a drawing for one of the gorgeous bracelets pictured, crafted by Irene Buchanan, a $28 value. You do not have to live locally to enter or win! If you already like our page, you can encourage a friend to like it--you get an entry for every one of your friends who like us! Be sure to comment here or on the FB page to let us know which of the new "likes" are friends of yours. Winner to be announced October 15th.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Speaking at the Library

I love having my own store but I also love my life as a novelist. Tonight I will be speaking at the Clayton (CA) Library from 7-8 about my books, Miss Delacourt Has Her Day which came out in February of this year and . . .

Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind which came out at the end of 2008, as well as my store and what's what in the publishing world. Signed copies of my books will be available at a discount. Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Our New Fall Look and Facebook Giveaway!

Fall is just around the corner and here at Dunhaven Place we are getting ready with all sorts of new inventory to feather your nest in the hues of autumn! We are a bit ooh la la with our French provincial style vintage table and armchairs with caned backs and wheels--perfect for a breakfast nook!

We have pillows and pillow slips in colors that will bring the beauty of the outdoors in!

We also have a large selection of Lenox dishware in the discontinued Rustic Daisy pattern--it is a great way to bring both autumn and sunshine into your decor.

We have a very special vintage basket that has been tricked out with grape motif fabric, complete with tablecloth and napkins for your next trip to the wine country. Come into the store or browse our photos albums to get a feel for all of the wonderful vintage finds we have to offer. Please note that we are now open from Weds-Sat each week.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Show Your Stars And Stripes This 9-11 SALE SALE SALE

All of our Patriotic decor will be 30% off through September 10th--we are closed the 11th, so be sure to hurry in and take advantage of this sale featuring primitives, country and wood decor, most of which was handmade by local artisans.

We have lots of new, fun goodies, including this charming display of incense. Each tube contains incense and a reed tray to burn it on. The packaging is a treat in an of itself. These are produced by a company owned and run by a 1980's pop icon but you have to come into the store and ask to whom it is I am referring.

The lemongrass incense is called Ophelia's Opus and that's just the beginning. There is even an apple pie scented incense and it is to die for! So get patriotic and fly your stars and stripes for all to see this 9-11!!!