I was so happy when I got to the New Hope-Lambertville Bridge because I knew that my first destination shop was just on the other side of New Jersey. @heartofthehomepa on Main Street is one of the handmade galleries that stands out. It’s white painted 2 story building with black shutters, an ornate wrought Iron gate, and entry trellis and garden welcomes you in.
HOTH was founded by Phyllis and Catalina Castells in 1994. Their solid collaboration is at the core of their business and they work hard to support the artisans they love and bring the best in American craft directly to your home. They feel it’s important to keep our Artisans thriving and creating more work because they are providing us with all the amazing pottery, wall furnishings, jewelry, accessories, and other things too unique to categorize.
When you walk in you are surrounded by the works of very talented humans. The ceramic glazes share a kaleidoscope of colors, the metals, wood, and glass all cut, carved, and molded into a variety of treats to be coveted. Both friends of @ny_now and @americanhandcrafted you can spot many of our dear exhibiting Artisans gracing the walls, shelves, and cases. I was able to talk with Ivy (in between customers) their Store Manager extraordinaire. She shared so much with me, but few things that stood out were that their best-selling items tend to be the ones the entire team love, so there’s a lot of skilled product selectors here. She also said just how grateful they are to their hard-working Sales Reps. You the know the ones… they know your business, customers, and you! They of course have missed going to Market this past year, but here’s a call out for all you incredible Reps that have helped to keep us going!
If you have not yet been in to see them, they have an open invitation for you. I hear they are searching for some new digs which I know will be just as welcoming at this one… so make sure wherever they land you keep that invitation!
August 08-11, 2021 | Javits Center