Monday, June 8, 2009

Back To Grimesland

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.

13 comments:

Pat said...

That's just the kind of place I'd like to spend a lot of time in. Lots of treasure to look at, even if my pocket book is empty!

Lady Di Tn said...

That is a great place to visit. I had not thought of painting bricks but may try my hand at it now after seeing yours. Since you like cards, go to kittyjustice.com and check out my girls and if you wish pick out a couple , I will send them to you free of charge. BTW, happy belated "Burpday" to Matt. I LOL at the thought of the bull ride as it brought back memories of my Grandpa when the billy goat would butt him. Peace

Margaret Cloud said...

Now that is my kindof store, I would love to browse around it.The paintings look very nice and I like the nme of the shop. Thank you for coming by and commenting.

Mary said...

Ann,

I would love to visit that antique shop. The bricks are beautiful and make great bookends.

Thanks for commenting on my poppies. I treasure them. They are so pretty and they were a gift. I expect a bird made the deposit. lol

Take care and hope you have a great week.

Blessings,
Mary

imac said...

What a wonderful way to use bricks for.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I love the lighthouse pieces. They are just perfect. I would love to take a look around in that place but I am sure I would have a hard time getting my husband to leave.lol Have a great and wonderful day, Ancient One. connie

Renie Burghardt said...

What a neat place! I love flea markets. We went to one Friday and found some neat stuff, too, but not as neat as this one. Oh, and those painted bricks are beautiful, Ann. They look great on the bookcase.

Huggies,

Renie

Pen Pen said...

Looks like fun! I like your bricks.

meggie said...

I do like those bricks. I would love to have a good wander through that shop.

Deborah Wilson said...

Cool! I've never thought about painting bricks and using them for book ends...

But if I painted them they'd have to be all one color or have stick people on them. lol

I admire folks who can draw and paint. They make things beautiful.

Maddy said...

We've been known to paint rocks in our time but never bricks. I really like that idea and I may just have to force the wee ones to co-operate with that little craft venture.
Cheers

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh, what fun! I love places like that...who would have thought world travelers in Grimesland....

Janette said...

Ah- Lighthouses!!!