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 with unique small businesses.

Last spring when I found out that Clover Market would be venturing to Chestnut Hill for one day, I was all over it.  One of my favorite neighborhoods in the area?  Plus my favorite vintage market where I love being a seller?  In beautiful, crisp October?  Yes, please!


Circa Dee will be at Clover Market in Chestnut Hill on Sunday, October 27th from 10-5.  The market is located at 25 W. Highland Ave. off of Germantown Ave.  For information on this new location and parking, click here.

It is our last market of the season so we are bringing it!  I am talking about the goods we have been hoarding for months if not years.  Some never seen before and some of my favorites from my own collection are going to be up for sale too.

Like this 1940s enamel kitchen table in a rare large size with 4 chairs and 2 cutlery drawers with glass knobs.

1940s enamel top table

My beloved painted antique piano stool.  Tear.

piano stool

This mid-century swivel club chair.

mid-century swivel chair

And these vintage library chairs which sadly I have no use for…

Library Chairs

Can you tell I am itching to do some redecorating this winter?  Or at least make room for Christmas decorating.  Yes, I went there.  Speaking of Christmas, Clover is a good place to get started on your holiday shopping with over 100 art and antique vendors.

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Is there anything else you’ve been coveting that I can be talked into selling?!  Not my dog or husband – everything else is negotiable!  Will we see you Sunday at this new Clover Market location?

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 table.  White ones are hard to find.  I’m on the hunt for another white piano stool just like it.

I picked up a couple of wooden folding chairs circa 1940’s with great graphics.  One is an old VFW chair and the other (not pictured) is a Knights of Columbus chair.  These will make great extra seating at our new dining room table…which is almost finished by the way.  I guess this is the first I’ve mentioned the ongoing project known as our dining room table come to think of it.  I have been working on restoring a 1920’s drop leaf table for months so stay tuned for a reveal post some time in the next decade.

And last but not least is a gorgeous sky blue steamer trunk that I had to have.  This trunk is the perfect size for a coffee table and provides ample storage. It is so sturdy that it could probably be used for a bench too.

I suppose there was a theme in my hunt last week…extra seating.  Probably because during the long cold winter you just want to pull up a chair and eat.  At least I do.