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Let’s Go Junkin’! The Best Antiques Shops, Vintage Fairs, & Flea Markets

    Let's Go Junkin'! The Best Antiques Shops, Vintage Fairs, & Flea Markets

    Let’s Go Junkin’: Vintage Marketplace Wilmington, NC

    Where to shop for Antiques In Wilmington, NC

    Hello and thanks for joining me on the junkin’ trail! This summer my family vacationed at beautiful Wrightsville Beach, NC and I had the opportunity to shop at Vintage Marketplace antiques shop in gorgeous Wilmington, NC. I was so impressed with the store that before I knew it I was snapping pictures to share with all of my vintage loving friends and followers and taking mental notes for a blog post. There was so much eye candy I knew it would be a real treat for all of you vintage junkers  out there!

    Vintage Marketplace Wilmington, NC

    I first spotted the shop on the way to dinner on our first evening of vacation. It was closed, but I could see lots of rusty garden decor and salvaged pieces outside so I knew I absolutely had to visit at some point on our trip! When my youngest son and husband went on a deep sea fishing tour, it was time for me to hit the Wilmington junkin’ trail. First stop— Vintage Marketplace!

    Vintage Marketplace Wilmington NC

    Upon arrival I couldn’t get out of the car fast enough to take a look at the gorgeous, chippy-rusty garden urns and architectural salvage outside the shop! I knew there must be some real treasures waiting inside. As soon as I stepped in I was delightfully overwhelmed by a vintage wonderland. The lighting and displays were absolutely stunning and set the little vintage butterflies in my stomach all a flutter! I was welcomed with smiles by lovely shop owner, Janie Perry, who opened the Vintage Marketplace four years ago. She designs many of the fun lighting displays all around the shop too!

    Janie Perry, Vintage Marketplace Owner

     I recently connected with Janie via email and asked her to share a little more about the shop:
    Vintage Marketplace will be celebrating our 3 year anniversary on Sept. 1st at our new location 5827 Oleander Drive, Wilmington NC 28403.  We have all been together for over 4 1/2 years.  I have a wonderful group of amazingly talented vendors that have an awesome eye!  We offer custom built farm tables, hutches, benches, kitchen islands, signs, barn doors, frames and so much more.  We also offer custom painting for people who would like their furniture painted, upholstery and monogramming.  
    The shop is very diverse…we have a wonderful selection of vintage, antiques, shabby chic, primitive, mid century, hand made sterling silver jewelry, steam punk jewelry, crystal diffuser jewelry, beautiful clothes line and homemade biscotti and gourmet chocolates.
     We host “teas” for groups of 12 or more here at the shop.  It’s a wonderful full tea, with several varieties of tea, sweets and savories.  I have three facebook profiles for the shop…Vintage Marketplace (the entire shop), Vintage Marketplace Custom (features custom built pieces) and Vintage Marketplace Tea’s.”
    ~Janie Perry

    vintage bicycle antique store display with lights

     

    Gorgeous VIntage Marketplace booth displays Shabby Chic French Country Antiques Store

    I have been to some nice antiques shops but most of them were poorly lit. Vintage Marketplace is light, bright and airy! Janie explained that the building had previously been a lighting store, so the space lends itself to showcasing beautiful lighting and chandeliers of all kinds.

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