Have you ever passed through a town on your way to someplace, spotted something interesting and said to yourself “I need to stop there one day”? In the case of Greenwood, Delaware, that would be Wilderlove (Handmade and Vintage) and Amity Coffee Roasters. To give you some perspective, Greenwood is about 31 miles northwest of better-known Rehoboth Beach and less than an hour’s drive from the popular beach resort.
It’s hard to miss Wilderlove and Amity. For one thing, the speed limit through the rather sleepy town is 24 miles per hour and the local police patrol it like hawks so compliance is advised. Coming from the DC/Baltimore markets, the tendency is just to sail (make that creep) through the town on your way to the final destination. On the way back, it’s just a beeline to get home.
On the other hand, a short stop to stretch one’s legs can quickly become a nostalgic visit to yesteryear and all of the what-nots you may or may not remember about your grandmother’s house. Inside this emporium of antiques and collectables is a dizzying array of merchandise that may be under appreciated in an age of disposable everything.
Vintage clothing, farm furniture, eclectic housewares, dainty tea cups and items many probably never knew existed line the many nooks and crannies that make Wilderlove enchanting.
Amity Coffee Roasters serves up a wicked good display of sweets and other pastries. They sell coffee by the pound and the roasting machines are right in the cafe that shares space with Wilderlove. The aroma alone is worth a visit.
Amity’s motto is “to connect great people with great coffee”. The smallish but relaxing cafe exudes a welcoming atmosphere for travelers and locals alike. Fresh-baked products are hard to beat. Even non-coffee-lovers will appreciate the menagerie that make Wilderlove/Amity an intriguing visit.