Monday, April 30, 2012

Dunhaven Place Goes on Vacation

We are currently closed for a fun-filled trip full of family and friends.  We open again on Wednesday May 9th and hope to see you then.  Bye for now!
(To see more photos of this awesome chalkboard click HERE.)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dunhaven Place Goes to Galindo House

Dunhaven Place isn't just about finding lovely pretties for your home and garden--it's also about the many places we find inspiration and rejuvenation.  To that end we are thrilled to be able to say that The Galindo House Museum, after twelve long years of working and waiting, will soon be open to the public.  As a very interested nosbody I was privileged to be able to spend a little time in the house during its final stages of preparation and on the day it was opened to the members of the Concord Historical Society. 

A few months back Dunhaven Place was visited by Jan Trolan, dedicated member of the historical society and all around super hard worker, and several purchases were made to grace this home.  I was thrilled to see this painting hanging on the wall of the green sitting room.

It quite simply never looked better!

A piece of Dunhaven Place was also found in the green bedroom. This white bedcover with its layers of metis lace and ornate monogram was once found in our store but will live on in this beautiful house for decades to come. 

A trip to the Galindo House at 1721 Amador Avenue is well worth the trip!  Starting May 6th the house will be open for visitors from 1-4 on Sundays and 12-4 on Wednesdays.  Many thanks to Jan Trolan and her team for making this girls twelve year old dream of seeing this house in all its glory a reality!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dunhaven Place Goes to the Beach!

Beach Chic is this month's theme at Dunhaven Place and how I wish I had a little place in the Santa Cruz mountains I could fill with sky blue, sea green and sun-washed white! All that's missing from our display in the store are a couple of starfish.
In light of an exciting new piece, we decided to make a marriage out of the beaded board cabinet and the library table. They look fabulous together, I must say, though they are still for sale separately (though I am so in love with this look, I am thinking about bringing the whole kit and kaboodle home with me, pronto!)
Speaking of exciting new inventory, this antique bed is it! If it weren't a full, it would be at home sporting my Queen sized mattress this very minute. Alas, it is too small . . .
I am so crazy about this bed, however, that I took it's picture multiple times. I was incredibly tempted to use the footboard as a firescreen for my large-screen TV-sized fireplace (actually, my large screen TV IS my fireplace) and it looked gorgeous but that would leave the headboard without a job and I couldn't do that to such a beautiful bed.
Detail of the curved footboard.
Carving on the end piece of the curved section--talk about incredible detail!
This bed adds a beachy-dreamy air to Dunhaven Place for as long as it lasts. We will be closed the first week of May so be sure to come in and see our new inventory items before that! And, should you have a Facebook account ad think we're kind of swell, please "like" us! (just click on the word "like" and it will take you to our FB page.)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

We're Still About Shabby Here at Dunhaven Place

It's true that we've gone to the French Side but don't be scared! Our front room is still all things Shabby Chic!

We still have gorgeous linens and enough pink roses to delight a purist.
Be sure to stop by soon and see what's new!
And, if you haven't already, please "like" us on Facebook!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Our One Year Anniversary Celebration!!!

Dunhaven Place opened its doors one year ago today and to celebrate, we have transformed the back room into a French garden paradise!

We have lots of new French inspired inventory and it's all sales tax free today, Wednesday the 4th and tomorrow, Thursday the 5th of April.

If you have been admiring our exclusive French lady dishware, today is your day as they are 50% off!

Easter decor is now 40% off and we are giving away a free Michel Design Works boxed soap with every purchase until our supply runs out!

Thank you for all of your patronage and support this last year! We couldn't do it without you!