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Trentonians Peter Hobday and Tom Moyer have always had impeccable taste in art, home goods, and collectibles. So when they opened their own shop in nearby Bordentown, Trentonians flocked down to visit them and purchase gifts and home decor (and to have their art framed by Tom).
Shoppe 202 is an eclectic storefront, filled with ephemera of the 19th and 20th centuries–crystal and lamps, old radios, china, Santa figurines, candlesticks, vases and tchotchkes of every sort. If you are a Marilyn Monroe fan, this store is divine–they have a world full of Marilyn figurines, knick-knacks, dolls and decorations. It’s a real collector’s dream. Everything in the store comes from Peter and Tom’s personal collection, and you can tell the care with which they’ve selected each piece. This is a shop for discoveries, a place to go to find a one-of-a-kind object or a surprising gift.
Tom is the shop’s main staff member (Peter spends his days working at a local grocery), and he is charming just to visit with. Tom is particularly gifted at framing, and so Shoppe 202 is where folks go when they have a specialty item, or something that needs particular care and attention. Sure, you can always go to Trenton’s own Artifacts Gallery (for Trentoniana and framing)–and I often do–but people rave about Tom’s work with the most unusual framing tasks. Tom also handles items that other framers turn away from, such as damaged paintings.
If you’re looking for an unusual gift, or that perfect item for your home, visit Shoppe 202. It’s a great way to support a Trenton-owned business, even if it is outside of city limits. Or just go to hang out with Tom and browse his unusual collection. You won’t regret it.