Let's take a tour of European Country Antiques in the Huron Village
area on Cambridge's west side.

The store is at 146 Huron Avenue near the corner of Concord Avenue.
Huron Village is primarily a residential area but within a few blocks of this
intersection are some of Cambridge's finest independently owned shops.

But once you step through the door, you're in a different place and time...
a place that embraces you with its warm honey-toned woods, beautiful
painted antiques just waiting to tell you their personal stories.

The shop's website says the shop captures the authenticity of
true European countryside shops, the ones stacked to the limit with
furniture, where every time you move one piece you discover another.

Many of the antiques are in their original form.  Oh, how I wish I
had a place for this large cabinet!

Other pieces, such as this kitchen island, have been built from
reclaimed antique furniture pieces into modern forms.  There is storage
on one side, room to tuck a few bar stools on the other, all capped
off with a butcher block top with tons of patina.

There a lots of great lamps, these made from old balusters...

...urns and other architectural fragments...

...lots of great vintage and antique accessories...

...wonderful rustic tables....

...and unique case pieces to display your finest wares...

...all with incredible details.

This is another favorite piece.

A great Scottish chest of drawers.

And a nice selection of mirrors.

This trestle table is from one  of the store's custom lines.
Their tables come in two different woods, three different leg styles
and in a variety of finishes.

If you've been searching for that one special piece to finish of a room and you
don't find it here, talk to store manager Angela, or owner Ed Stuart, about the
possibility of making a custom piece designed just for you.

European Country Antiques is about a mile from Harvard Square.  On a nice day,
I would walk down Brattle Street to see all the old mansions, particularly the Longfellow
House where George Washington lived for a short time during the Revolutionary war.
Take a right on Sparks Street and walk to the end which is Huron Avenue.  ECA is on the
right just past Concord Avenue.

But I would drive so you can visit all the great shops along Huron Avenue.  There were
several that were now to me so I can't wait to get over there and explore again.

Be sure to tell them I sent you!

European Country Antiques
146 Huron Avenue
Cambridge, MA  02138