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 is lined…

winter is near

We are just about 3 weeks out until the official first day of winter but the days are definitely shorter and suddenly colder.  Finding quality vintage has also become more challenging.  Estate sales are limited and flea market vendors seem to be hibernating.  I don’t mind just bringing home a few quality pieces at this time of year though. The white piano stool was my big find when I met Miss Mustard Seed at the flea market last week.  The antique stool has awesome claw feet.  I have been looking for these to use as extra seating around our new-to-us enamelware kitchen…