Designed and Made in Philadelphia, Plume and Thread makes socially conscious garments that will last forever. Like HOM, they treasure human relationships, not transactions.
The Plume and Thread philosophy is We Care.
The environment, landscape, cityscapes, and culture inspire their creative pulse. Their knit fabrics are designed with the finest yarns of combed cotton, bamboo and other combinations. Colors are thoughtfully chosen to show seasonal palettes that are in the moment but will also transition on. Prints and patterns are selected with sophistication to be timeless. Their pieces will move with you throughout your life as all styles are pre-washed and pre-shrunk for added softness and a true fit.
Come sip and shop on Wednesday, November 28th and explore an expanded assortment from their fall and winter collection.
Enjoy complimentary wine and snacks.
HOM is thrilled to participate in celebrating Swarthmore and all of the traditions of our lovely community.
HOM will be open 9AM-6PM during the festivities.
8:45AM 5K Run/Walk
9:30-1:30 Final Farmers Market of the Season
2PM-8PM Town Activities including carriage rides, food, drink, scavenger hunt, Santa parade, Dreidel games, Kwanzaa Dance Celebration, numerous musical performances, etc…..
Look for HOM at the Swarthmore Town Center “Snack Bar” outside of Borough Hall with a collection of sweets for sale from Shane Candies.
2-3:30 PM at HOM
Children from the community will be addressing greeting cards to Compeer participants.
Compeer, Inc. is an international, non-profit organization that seeks to help people overcome the effects of mental illness through the power of friendship.
Mark Your Calendar!
The Makers Market returns to Swarthmore on Sunday, November 4th.
The Fall Market will be along Station Square West which is directly in front of the Inn at Swarthmore and the SEPTA station.
We are expecting 50+ artists and makers plus live music, food, and kids activities.
HOM welcomes November with a fun celebration.
Come view the new mural behind 100-104 Park Ave recently completed by local, young artists in collaboration with the community and the Wallingford Community Arts Center. Ribbon Cutting at 5PM, celebration directly after at HOM.
Enjoy complimentary live music, crafts, pizza, popsicles, and cider. Choose from other extra fun activities and treats including face painting, balloon animals and Summer J. Artisan Pops. All $3 each and a portion of sales from these activities will be donated to Friends of the Swarthmore Public Library.
Heidi Barr of the Kitchen Garden Series joins us at HOM for a pop up event.
Heidi will lead a DIY trick or treat bag craft. Decorating is free with any reuseable linen produce or lunch bag purchase.
The Kitchen Garden Series makes Kitchen Textiles Sold to Support Urban Agriculture.
Get your friends together and join our jewelry workshop hosted by jewelry artisan, Hattie Weselyk.
The workshop will allow each participant to create two pieces of botanical jewelry using porcelain clay and botanical imprints. You can even BYO Nature to press into your custom jewelry pieces.
Check in 6:30PM
Refreshments provided (including wine!)
Space is limited.
$55 per person
Call, email or stop in to buy your ticket and reserve your spot!
The final concert of the summer will feature hometown favorites, Swarthmore Ukulele Orchestra and Gregg Brady. The venue will be War3house3 (down the alley next to 100 Park Avenue)
HOM will be open late, so stop by and say hello, shop our new arrivals, 20% off all sale women’s clothing + shoes and sip some complimentary wine.
Whim Jewelry is now at H.O.M.
Designed and made in Newtown, PA by jewelry artist Jaime Sosonkin. Whim Jewelry represents simplicity, timelessness, and fine quality.
Stop by for bubbly and light refreshments and to meet the artist who will be making jewelry on site and selling an expanded collection of her pieces including new Fall styles.
All Whim Jewelry will be 10% off during the event!
Thursday Night Live continues and joins with local merchants to host the Swarthmore Street Stroll.
Park Avenue will be closed to traffic on August 9th so neighbors and families can shop, dine and enjoy live music and other activities in town.
H.O.M will be hosting artist Jewel Mondros for her first show in Swarthmore upon her return from Germany.
Complimentary lite fare and drinks will be served including healthy gluten-free snacks and kombucha from the Swarthmore Co-op.
H.O.M will once again transform the shop to dedicate ample space to terrarium creating.
This in-store event focuses on step by step creation of one of a kind terrariums. We will have an assortment of airplants, containers, and fun decorations available.
Terrariums are a low maintenance and beautiful way to add touches of nature to your home. Adding chakra stones is also a great way to bring positive, renewable energy to improve your mood and support a happier mindset.
The event is free to attend and prices will vary based on designs chosen.
Feel free to bring your own container if you have a treasure you want to fill.
Drop-ins welcome and stay for as little or as long as you would like!
A Mid Summer Night’s SALE 6-9 pm
15% off all women’s clothing including sale during Thursday Night Live.
Sip on complimentary Rose’ (aka “Summer Water”) during the event
We will be open late once again for Thursday Night Live and one of our featured artists, Cat Horn, will be on site with an expanded assortment of her luxury, indie style jewelry for the modern girl. Cat and her family live right here in Swarthmore, so this is the perfect opportunity to meet an artist and neighbor!
This edition of Thursday Night Live will also feature a few other multi-talented Swarthmore residents. Will Paynter and Sonoma Sound will be the featured musicians. Dusty Huellemeir and his Union Jerk Food truck will be firing up their grill. Swarthmore Beer Company will be on hand with complimentary samples of their brews.
Grab the family and some friends and make a night of it in Swarthmore Town Center!
Let's connect at H.O.M! Summer is a great time to write letters to friends, family, and if desired, politicians. H.O.M will have letter writing tools on hand to pen letters to whomever you choose. Plus shop our new Pen Pal Kits from Mr. Boddington Studio. Light snacks provided.
The 21st annual Swarthmore Lions Independence Eve 8K and 2 ½ Mile Walk starts and ends on Park Ave on Tuesday, July 3rd at 7 PM.
Come cheer on the runners along the course. Bring your friends and make new ones. The course will go through the Swarthmore College campus and the tree-lined streets of the Borough.
Join H.O.M and Voloshin for an evening of shopping, connecting and learning about the Philly-based clothing line, Voloshin. Representatives from Voloshin will help you create looks that will be timeless and feminine and will teach about what goes into the make of Voloshin clothing. They will have pieces from the current season, plus some past season samples to try on and get you started in your Voloshin journey.
Voloshin is a reflection of its founder and designer, Amy’s personal aesthetic and desire for comfort and subtle luxury. They believe in using natural fabrics because they don't want our clothes to be made from fossil fuels. They believe in supporting artisanal processes like block printing and hand embroidery. Founded on the principles of integrity, respectful design practices, and care, They strive to make clothes that feel as good ethically as they do aesthetically.
Light snacks, wine, and refreshments will be served. The featured wine will be Vinho Verde in honor of this season's inspiration spot...Portugal.
PS. We will have an art and board game table set up for the kids to play if they are in tow!
Cheers to all of the Fathers out there! H.O.M. now has a selection of gifts and cards that will make dad smile including handmade wallets, all natural shave butter, and more.
We will also have complimentary coffee and brews on Father's Day to toast all of the dad's in town!
On Thursday nights this summer, Swarthmore will be the place to be!
Swarthmore Town Center Thursday Night Live music shows starts on June 14th and we wanted to throw a party too!
Sawdust Siren will set up shop with an expanded assortment of their exquisite antique phonohorns and other reclaimed wood creations.
Dan from Wrong Crowd Beer will be joining the fun and selling a variety of his locally made brews.
Hobbs will also be on site grilling burgers and more!
The perfect end of school year and pre-Father's Day night out!
An outdoor market with over 40 local artists selling their beautiful and unique handmade items right in downtown Swarthmore. Come join us for an afternoon of discovering wonderful new items for your home or gifts for loved ones all while supporting local artists!
Live music will be provided for your enjoyment by David Falcone from 11-1 and Jessica Graae from 1-3. Plus a performance by Jeannine Osayande Dunya Performing Arts.
Downtown Swarthmore also offers many wonderful eateries and shops.
Spend the day and enjoy all there is to offer!
Swarthmore Makers Market is Sunday, June 3rd! To get ready, Harvey Oak Mercantile will be decorating and preparing welcome bags for all of the featured artists on First Friday. We would love your help! Join us for a little creative fun! Sweet treats and lemonade will be on hand!
HOM will be open this Sunday (and every Sunday) during the Swarthmore Fun Fair.
If you need a break from that action, come say hello. We will have our craft supplies on hand to play with.
What’s the Fun-Fair?
This is an all-charity event where charities and non-profits create fun events in their booths and guests pay to participate, and help raise money for the charities. Our theme is “Having Fun Helping Others“. The Fun-Fair is managed by the Rotary Club of Swarthmore on behalf of Swarthmore Town Center, Inc.
There will be continuous entertainment on each of the four raised sound stages around the Village. Typically, 12 groups and individuals provide 3 hours of marvelous music, dance and acts throughout the Town Center.
From noon on, the Food Court will be serving a wide array of wonderful snacks and mouth-watering food and (non-alcoholic) drinks. Everything from roast pig to Chinese to excellent deli offerings to good ol’ hot dawgs to pastries and more.
Over 100 charities and non-profits in our region are invited to have a booth.
Enjoy a complimentary hour of gentle power yoga taught by certified yoga instructor, Jen Green. Be sure to spend time before or after class browsing our assortment of casual clothing perfect for running errands or going to and from the gym and yoga class, plus a variety of bath and body products perfect for an aromatherapy spa day at home.
Pre-registration is required.
Email email@example.com to reserve your spot. Space is limited.
Local resident and talented artist, Martha Perkins, stops in to set up
a pop-up shop featuring an expanded assortment of her paintings,
jewelry and other special surprises.
Channel your inner Georgia O’Keefe, enjoy complimentary cocktails (over 21) and connect with friends while creating watercolor paintings at HOM. No experience necessary.
All supplies (and instruction if needed) will be provided.
It will also be a perfect time to try on our new clothing arrivals!
No pre-registration required.
Drop in's welcome. Stay for as little or as long as your schedule allows!
Kids of all ages are invited to create a one of a kind, hand painted flower pot for mom (or anyone else special in their life). Free while supplies last.
Donations are appreciated and will be given to the Swarthmore Horticultural Society to help support their efforts of making Swarthmore a blooming and beautiful place to live.
Saturday, April 21st, 2-4PM
Please join us for hands-on, creative fun at our make your own terrarium workshop.
This in-store event will focus on step by step creation of one of a kind terrariums. We will have an expanded assortment of airplants, containers, and fun decorations available.
Terrariums are a low maintenance and beautiful way to add touches of nature to your home. Adding chakra stones is also a great way to bring positive, renewable energy to improve your mood and support a happier mindset. The event is free to attend and prices will vary based on designs chosen.
Feel free to bring your own container if you have a treasure you want to fill. New containers will be on hand for this event.
All are welcome!