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Howdy, Neighbors!

November 22, 2010 Julie

One of the reasons I fell in love with the Home Made house is its location.  Home Made is situated on Route 9 in Swainton amongst various antique shops and just down the road from Cape May Wicker, Teaberry Antiques, and Woodland Village (where my friends at the Madd Potters’ Studio have their shop).

Directly next door to Home Made is The August Farmhouse Antiques shop.

My new neighbor, Larry Damato of The August Farmhouse Antiques

Just like the Home Made house , The August Farmhouse Antiques property serves as both home and business for co-owners Larry Damato and Arthur Schwerdt. Larry and Arthur have been in business for 28 years and have been major contributors this stretch on Route 9 becoming known as “an antiques alley.”  Arthur even writes an antiques column for the Cape May County Herald.

Already, Larry and Arthur have been fabulous neighbors.  From the start, they have been so friendly and helpful — Larry is already talking up Home Made to his friends and customers for me!  With all the hours we’ve been putting in working on the house, they knew just what a girl needed.  Larry presented my work crew and me with a gigantic tin of chocolate cookies as a welcome present.  Thanks, guys!

I’m so excited to open shop next to these two seasoned businessmen and contribute to this expanding stretch on Route 9 dedicated to antiques and crafts.  It’s looking like Home Made will open just into the New Year so stay tuned for more info!


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