When Becky Borneman opened Coral Cottage Boutiques in March, 2014, she had several things in mind. First, she wanted to house a collection of local artisans showcasing their jewelry, home decor, artwork, and clothing, all under one roof. Secondly, because it can be expensive for new, start-up businesses to open their shops in a location of their own, she wanted to provide a chance for these artisans to have a storefront in which to sell their wares. Becky’s ideas turned out to be a winning combination for success. She has certainly achieved her goals!
Walking into Coral Cottage Boutiques is like going to a local craft show or festival except it’s much more convenient. For instance, it’s easy to find a parking place. Also, there’s not a festival entrance fee to pay and the beautiful wares are all placed close together under one roof. The most convenient thing, though, is that the weather on the inside of the store is always sunny and mild! Rain or shine, summer or winter, it’s easy to shop at Coral Cottage Boutiques!
There are over twenty amazing local artists that call Coral Cottage Boutiques home. If the products are not made here on the island, they are made somewhere in North Carolina. The owner wants to keep her inventory as local as possible. Below, is a list of just some of the local artisans who display their crafts and artwork at Coral Cottage Boutiques.
Doll Yoga Wear – Transforms easily from daytime to evening wear. Swarovski crystals bring a bit of sparkle to each piece. Designed by a local yoga instructor.
Lindsley Charles Boutique – Boutique style bow ties, baby clothes and accessories, custom monogramming, dog collars, key chains, and wall art.
Urban Upcycled Threads – Pushing the edge of trends offering one of a kind, hand-dyed threads!
It’s a Topsul Thing – A design series of tee shirts dedicated to all of the awesome past and present landmarks of Topsail Island and the surrounding area. Conversation pieces for sure!
High Tide Embroidery – Selection of Topsail Island coordinates, tee shirts, and spirit jerseys
Southside Cottage – Handmade quilts and fun children’s aprons filled with cooking utensils or toolkits.
Made With Love – Fun, handmade pallet signs made by a local school teacher.
Jeff Wenzel Aerials – Beautiful aerial artwork captured by drones and made extremely special by this local enthusiast.
Meg’s Fire Art – Handmade candles, tea lights, and wax melts – double scented and hand poured.
Leen the Graphics Queen – From fun children’s decals to elegant, meaningful wall sayings, monograms, and name decals.
Lor Ann’s Pottery – Pottery made from clay from the North Carolina mountains.
D & L Weathervanes – Copper ornaments made from recycled copper shingles from a 1920’s Outer Banks home and custom 18th- century folk art style weathervanes for decks, gardens, and lawns.
Uncorked Creations – Wine bottle bird feeders. Cute!
Wilmington 360 – Art of local establishments in the Topsail Island, Wilmington area. Preserve your fun memories.
The Metal Gallery – Custom metal wall art.
Wash Bucket Soap Company – 100% pure, natural ingredient soaps, sugar scrubs, bath bombs, linen spray, lavender sachets, body butter, and lip balms.
Bijou Southern – Specializing in hand-made jewelry incorporating natural elements with a Southern flair! The tassel necklaces are immensely popular.
Topsail Island Treasures – Handcrafted jewelry from sea glass and shells found on Topsail Island.
Jennifer Borkowski Designs – Coastal inspired greeting cards.
There are many more local artisans that call Coral Cottage Boutiques home. You’ll have to visit to see the entire selection of lovelies for yourself!
Coral Cottage Boutiques
Open 10:00 – 6:00 p.m. everyday
14061 NC Highway 50 E
Surf City, North Carolina