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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!

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“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.”