Passing through Hampstead on the way to Topsail Island, I’m sure it’s caught your attention – the old, white church building with the adjoining cemetery that sits right up next to Highway 17. If you gave it more than a passing glance, you may have wondered why it had chairs, tables, benches, and knickknacks … Continue reading Miss Carla’s Oldies and Goodies Furniture and More: Vintage and Antique Paradise
What does a military wife do with her time while she waits for her husband to retire? Why, she opens a gift store, extraordinaire, and calls it “The Turtle Factory!” Of course, it didn’t begin that way. Ann Krieger started out on a small scale, selling crafts that she and her husband, retired Gunnery Sgt. … Continue reading The Turtle Factory: Topsail Island’s Fun Store
by Donna Byrd I know that there are many of you guys and gals out there who love to shop, especially when you are on vacation and you’d like to get out of the sun for an afternoon or so. Well, if you haven’t been to the Topsail Island area since last year, I have … Continue reading Your Home Furniture Company: Sneads Ferry’s Newest Oh So Nice Shop!
By Donna Byrd Donna Wells was just a fourth grader when she realized that she likes to paint. Not only did she enjoy it; she was good at it! She began to realize that she was an artist and with that gift came creativity. As Donna became older, she decided that she wanted to use … Continue reading D’s Interior Design: Dreaming Up Beautiful Designs for You
What happens when your hobby takes over and becomes a full-fledged business? Ask Lara Beaudoin and her mother, Dorene Thornton. They’ll be the first to tell you that sometimes your dreams and hobbies can play tricks with your future! The year was 2011 and Lara, a real estate agent, had acquired a building in Surf … Continue reading Carolina Decor and More – It’s what happens when your hobby takes over!
by Donna Byrd My love affair with cottages began when I was just a little girl and realized that some people had two homes: the house they lived at in our small town and the “other” house or cottage they visited when they weren’t at their “real” house. I thought it was the most extravagant, … Continue reading Cottage Dreams