Miss Carla’s Oldies and Goodies Furniture and More: Vintage and Antique Paradise

  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 sitting out right in front… Read More “Miss Carla’s Oldies and Goodies Furniture and More: Vintage and Antique Paradise”

Carolina Decor and More – It’s what happens when your hobby takes over!

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 City in which to operate… Read More “Carolina Decor and More – It’s what happens when your hobby takes over!”

Cottage Dreams

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, luxurious idea in the whole… Read More “Cottage Dreams”