chestnut hill, here we come

I have always loved the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.  It is situated in the northwest corner of the city and boasts lots of historic charm on either side of Germantown Avenue.  I grew up in the suburbs to the north and my first grown up home was in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Manayunk, just south of Chestnut Hill.  To me, Chestnut Hill has always been a sweet spot between the suburbs and the city – literally and figuratively.  The are large, historic homes and mature trees plus its very own flavor of urban flair found on Germantown Ave. which … Continue reading chestnut hill, here we come

the john

Remember my dad the antiquer?  He’s also my dad the plumber.  And when those two worlds collide you end up with an antique toilet. True story. The past week has been crazy busy and full of developments for Circa Dee.  I can’t wait to share all of them with you as the time is right.  In the midst of all of this great activity we spent a couple of days in Cape May.  My parents joined us and we set out antiquing on Saturday morning.  On our journey we encountered the aforementioned toilet.  Of course I encouraged my dad the … Continue reading the john