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A Walk Down Memory Lane Yields Treasures of Yesterdays Gone By

Collectors, antiques dealers, jewelers and folks who just appreciate beauty need to take a step into the newest shop in Somers.

The 1833 Colonial house and barn located at 179 Main St., Somers, at the corner of Main Street (Rt. 190) and Hall Hill Road (Rt. 186) has been transformed into . 

With a mixture of old and new, owner Julie MacCormack has filled her shop with treasures, most of which are a one-time find. Delicate figurines and venerable antique furniture, paintings and many other exciting treasures fill both the shop and newly built furniture showroom. 

"I have always enjoyed a good search for an old unique treasure wondering how much it might be worth," MacCormack said. "I marvel at the detail and craftsmanship that went into many of the pieces of yesteryear."

MacCormack said that as a young girl, her mother took her to many antique shops and always had antiques in the home.

"She always had Country Living magazine at an arm's reach in our home," she said.

As a teenager, MacCormack cleaned houses for a woman who owned a mansion filled with antiques which added to her inspiration of decorating and antiquing.

"After I went to college and received my interior design degree from BayPath,  I became a top sale producer at Ethan Allen and Puritan Furniture and then onto my own interior design business in Glastonbury, Connecticut called Endless Creations Interiors," she said.  "I wanted to practice what I knew."

Antiques are not just for the "old" - with younger couples purchasing older homes, the market has struck a new clientele. 

"We have had a steady stream of customers since our opening seven months ago," MacCormack said. "Both repeat customers along with customers who make the shop a top place to visit when they are in town or nearby visiting family and friends."

Home Sweet Home not only offers its customers one-of-a-kind antiques, but also reclaimed and new furniture, mattresses, artwork, home decor, gifts, jewelry and gourmet. 

"It is truly a walk down memory lane from a bygone era and a great place to go treasure hunting," MacCormack said. 

For more information on the new business, visit the store's Web site at www.HomeSweetHomeSomers.com.

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