Hello! My name is Kelly De Stefano, creator and owner of Hometown Treasures. All of my life I have always loved to "create things", from baking to typical craft projects! I have been attending craft fairs with my mother since I was a kid (both to shop as well as selling). I have met so many amazing and talented people over the years at these shows and wanted to help give them a permanent place to display and sell their one of a kind treasures all year round! This is how the idea of Hometown Treasures was born in the early weeks of 2020 and I decided to give it a shot! Little did I know that we would soon face a worldwide pandemic just in time for me wanting to open! Although the opening was delayed a bit, it did happen! The level of talent that graces my store shelves leaves me in awe most days! As I have worked hard to grow the store and the treasures we have in stock, I have made it a requirement to only carry products that are handcrafted in the USA (I do try to find a local artist before looking for artists elsewhere). I'm proud to not only support local individuals but as well as other small businesses around the country.
In addition to the store, I also have a baking business I run out of my house, Love Rising Baked Goods. I participate in the Port Jervis Farmer's Market as well as the Mamakating Farmer's Market. I also take special orders for all occasions and holiday orders!
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read my story. I hope to see you in the store soon!
“I’ve been crafting and sewing since I was 10 years old. I became obsessed with making beaded jewelry in 2013.
I only use quality Czech and Japanese seed beads and Swarovski crystals in all of my work as well as nickel-free and lead-free components. Hypo-allergenic and surgical steel components are available upon request.”