Today I’m sharing my adventures antique shopping in Southport, North Carolina with my Mom!
Our family has been coming to Oak Island, North Carolina every spring since my Dad was a baby. My great grandfather bought property on the island back in 1962, and when he retired in 1966 he and my great grandmother began the process of building a home to escape the harsh Michigan winters.
As the family grew, eventually great grandpa’s house wasn’t large enough to accommodate all of the grandchildren, their spouses and children. We started renting a house on the ocean, and today over 40 members of the family come every year and stay in two rentals during a two week period.
It’s such a special time for us all, and the memories we’ve made every year “at the beach” are priceless. We try to soak in as much ocean time as we can get, but if there’s a rainy or chilly day my Mom and I always take time to go antique shopping in Southport, just 10 minutes from where we stay in Oak Island.
Southport is the most charming town, and it’s actually the filming location for the movie “Safe Haven”, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. We love visiting Southport for the beautiful scenery, the historic homes and the awesome food, but we also enjoy all the antique shops!
Some of our favorites include the Northrop Antique Mall, NC Plantation Antiques, Old Elegance Antiques, Timeless Treasures and Unique Gifts, and The Painted Mermaid. Of course there are several thrift shops that we enjoy as well, both in Southport and on Oak Island. But antique shopping is always special for my Mom and I!
Believe it or not, I didn’t find a single thing while antique shopping this year! I was a little bummed, but there was nothing specific I was looking for so it wasn’t a big deal. I decided to take you guys along anyway, since I did see a lot of neat stuff. My Mom found a mortar and pestle that was only $22 which you’ll see in the YouTube video, it was an awesome find!
I did find a really neat blue enamel pot that I thought would look so pretty filled with flowers on my coffee table. It was priced a little high at $39, but the shop owner said they would go down to $29. I’m still thinking about that pot, which means I should probably just splurge and buy it haha. You guys will have to let me know what you think once you watch the video!
Anyway I don’t have a lot of photos for you guys of our antique shopping trip, but I hope you guys enjoy the YouTube video I put together! It’s always fun taking you all along. If you enjoy antique shopping with me, I have a blog post for beginners, and I actually just recently created a post sharing the difference between thrifting and antique shopping!
Here’s a view of our beach, it takes my breath away every evening when I watch the sunset!
Thanks again for shopping me with today friends! Do you have a place that you like to visit every year? Have any of you ever visited Oak Island or Southport? I’d love to know in the comments below!