DECORATING YOUR BEACH HOUSE

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Decorating your new (or new to you) home can be so much fun, especially in Brunswick County, NC where locally owned shops with unique items abound. Yes, we have chain stores and furniture stores that also offer all kinds of household decorations for every room in the home as well as outdoors. But, if you are looking for something unique, I suggest shopping at the local stores. Even better – shop at the local galleries. The area is known for its abundance of artists in any number of genres. Excellent paintings and pottery are a given and you can find art made from driftwood, seashells, tin, wood, glass, bottles, aluminum, silver, used clothing, old flatware – just about any medium you can think of – and even some that you can’t! You can decorate your walls with beautiful paintings, your tables with interesting sculptures,  your windows with lovely stained glass, your deck with tinkling wind chimes, and enhance the fragrance of your bathrooms with sweet smelling handmade soaps. The ideas are endless as are the possibilities. Take your time – enjoy the process – and be open to the variety of art you will find.

For gorgeous handmade stained glass, stop at Anastasio’s Stained Glass Studio: (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/shop/gallery/anastasios-stained-glass-studio/profile/)

For beautiful paintings and well turned pottery, visit Franklin Square Gallery (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/shop/gallery/franklin-square-gallery/profile/)

For a variety of beautifully unusual items as well as jewelry, don’t miss Howe Outrageous Art Gallery & Marketplace (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/shop/gallery/howe-outrageous-art-gallery-and-marketplace/profile/)

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