Yesterday we went to "Poor Boy's Flea Market." We got there after lunch and most of the venders were packing up. We took a quick walk through the grounds and didn't buy anything. Then we came back through Grimesland.
I posted about this store last September. This time we found it open.
Many bloggers expressed interest in the Chinese warriors that were guarding the windows. The owner of the shop,Charlotte Burch, said they came from China. The large life size pieces started around $1500.00. She also has smaller pieces and whole sets (maybe 4 inches high) with about 5 pieces in the box that were marked around $17.50.
She said her husband is the collector. They buy all over the world. They have a store packed with amazing treasures. Large decorative French cabinets from the 1800's, beautiful old china, many old stain glass windows, other stained glass pieces, beautiful cigar boxes, old bottles, books,... just everything you would expect to see in an antique place.
So what did I buy, you ask? Two painted bricks by a local artist, Virginia Ferguson.
The name of this store is Shipwreck Antiques. The Address is: Hwy 33-PO Box 519 - Grimesland North Carolina 27837. Open Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5 ONLY. E-mail address is shipwreckantiques at embarqmail dot com. They have started a website that can be found Here.