Wednesday, March 31, 2010

American Dural

Hope you are not getting bored with my "hunting" trips!  I certainly am not (don't think that is worded correctly.  Better than  I ain't )  Little trip into Boston lead me to this charming store in Cambridge called American Dural.  They have two floors of wonderful, rare, hard to find vintage pieces.  What really drew me here was that I had heard they were carrying antique "hotel silver"  cruise ship cutlery from a steamship that once crossed the Atlantic.  This ship was called "France".  Oh, how romantic!  Don't you think?  It plays right into my fascination with period pieces and love of antiques.

Many gorgeous pieces to swoon over.  Everything is so splendid!

They carry wonderful rare mahogany pieces of furniture.  I am always amazed at how well these pieces are made.  The craftsmanship and details are very impressive.  These pieces are so solid!  No fiberboard here...thank goodness!  There is way too much throw away furniture out there!


This powder blue chair was calling too me...take me home!  My more sensible side won out.  I have to stick with what only is necessary for now.  This would be a complete splurge.  It was so much fun wondering around this cute area of Cambridge, MA.  I stumbled upon some other shops that I will post later.  I hope you enjoyed my "hunt".

P.S. We have been dealing with all the water that has decided to visit us in our home recently.  Running around to Home Depot on my own has been interesting.  It seemed that the whole of Massachusetts was there buying flexible black tubing, or pumps.  Our lovely sump pump couldn't handle all the water and now we have three of them running at once so it doesn't over flow into our basement for the second time.  My basement looks like a disaster area.  Rug is pulled up and wet stuff everywhere. Ugh!  My chimney is also leaking water into my attic!  So, I hope I can share some more posts soon.  I may be a bit distracted!  Keeping my fingers crossed that all this nonsense will work it self out, I don't want to be away for long...stay tuned readers!  {One saving grace is that it is going to be sunny and in the 70's here soon.  Enjoy this long awaited spring!}
  
Wish me luck~
xoxojamilyn


14 wonderful comments:

Design Esquire said...

What a wonderful shop! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Good luck with the water. We have a little side room/office, and there's some water coming in through the roof there there. It's so frustrating. We've gotten so much rain, I think every house is vulnerable. Good luck with your basement and attic.

SogniSorrisi said...

Love that chair. Seems light a delightful shop.

Herself said...

This is one of the best parts about blogging... finding new blogs! Good luck with the water.

Slumber Designs said...

You are so right, that blue chair is amazing!! Did you end up buying anything? Good thing they don't have a webpage... I'd be buying everything from here!

ashlina said...

ooh exciting. looks like a fun place to treasure hunt.
that chair is fabulous!

Debby Lee said...

Seems like a great shop, I will have to check it out! On another note, I hope your basement dries out soon! I know so many people who are flooded right now. :(

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, good luck with the water stuff, I know it's a mess up there, I feel so bad for everyone. Take care.

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I love going on shopping trips with you. You always find the most amazing places to go.

I hope you get some good weather to dry out! Not to worry, I will stay tuned!

Londen

paula said...

oh no that sounds awful! I hope the problem clears up quickly and cheaply. love the campaign chest.

The Zhush said...

I love your treasure hunting! And I adore Cambridge as well! Feel your pain as NY is experiencing the exact same weather!

Renae said...

Jamilyn!

Thanks for popping by to take a look at the settees! They are fun and that post had so many good ones (courtesy of 1st Dibs!).

I LOVE that blue chair....I couldn't have passed it up....I love funky chairs and that one maybe you could reconsider. You MUST have a spot somewhere!

I think we could have some fun hunting for things!

xx

LindsB said...

How have I lived here so long and I have yet to hear of this store?? I need to get over there asap, all that fun stuff to see- what a fun place! Thanks for the intro!!

VictoriaArt said...

I never get tired of wonderful shops to explore, virtual or in reality...I guess we are sitting in the same boat so to speak...
Great chair and i do love the dresser!
And as I read about your basement I wish it would be an April Fools day joke, but alas it is not...
I hope you can deal with it in a couple of days and no more water for a while!

Casco Bay Soap Co. said...

yes, wishing you much luck. hope you are drying out. I have friends in MA, RI and CT that are also having water/flooding troubles.
all the best.
:0)
Shannon
www.cascobaysoap.blogspot.com