Saturday, August 18, 2012

It's All About Vintage

We love "vintage" at Dunhaven Place and do our best to surround ourselves with lots of lovelies from the past, whether they be genuinely old or just made to look like it (we don't consider that cheating-- just smart).  Whether it's the pillows on the sofa, the dishes on our table, the movies we watch or the books we read, we love The Past.

That's why it was perfectly natural to write a book about uber-romantic Regency England.  Some people think of it as the Jane Austen era, others think of it as the Sharpe's Rifles era; either way, it is a wonderfully unique era from the past.  We are extremely excited to announce that Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind . . .

. . . and its sequel, Miss Delacourt Has Her Day, are finally available in both paperback and ebook forms via Montlake Romance.  (The original hardbacks are still available, as well.)  If interested, just click on the titles of the books but once at the Amazon site, be sure to click on the edition you want--hardback, paperback or ebook. 

Meanwhile, we are working hard at re-organizing our site, closing down our brick and mortar store, doing inventory and getting pertinent information listed to facilitate online shopping.  Most of the items for sale on our site can be mailed, though shipping charges will need to be determined on a case-by-case basis.  Payment can be made via Paypal or credit card--or cash upon delivery if you are local (California sales tax will be added).  This beautiful clock above can be found for sale under the "Misc Treasures" photo album on our Facebook page (as well as on our blog) . . 

. . . and this Prussian chocolate pot set can be found in the "pottery and glass" photo album.  As we run around trying to get the kids ready to return to school and repaint the walls at 4691 Clayton Road in Concord, we appreciate your patience during our transition period to straight online sales.

Meanwhile, we do have a few items numbered, described and priced online.  (If you see something you like without a price, just ask!) You can also find a few of our items for sale on (just search Dunhaven Place) and we will soon have links to our eBay auctions, as well. 

Thanks so much for all of your support!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Enjoying Summer's Bounty at Dunhaven Place

August has been short but sweet and full of moments we have spent relaxing with our children and enjoying summer's bounty.  It has been good to take life at a slower pace to take in the colors, the textures and the scent of roses on the breeze.  Six years of planting, arranging and creating in our current home has resulted in vistas I love to revel in again and again.

The backyard at twlight . . .

The canopy of foliage over the outdoor bed . .  .

An outdoor room with a view . . .

The view . . . .

One of my favorite couples . . .

Bringing the indoors out is an old but favorite trick.

You can find these sweet blue bowls for sale in our Glass and Pottery photo album.

And, our tip of the week . . .

If you want to make your treasures stand out, consider painting the background of your cupboard or cabinet a pale version of your favorite color.  This look was created by removing the cabinet doors, backing the shelves with painted beaded board and enhancing the look with deep trim at the top.  Vintage linens with lace edging are a beautiful stand in for contact paper/shelf liner. 

Have a great week and feel free to call or email us with any questions or requests!


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