Primrose Cottage in Carolina Beach is where the Local’s shop

ImagePrimrose Cottage in Carolina Beach is a charming and fun consignment shop where visitors are delighted  by the large and well displayed unique items at very reasonable prices.

Primrose Cottage is located at 1018 N Lake Park Blvd, Suite 5, Carolina Beach, NC 28428 on Pleasure Island, just 16 miles east of Wilmington in North Carolina. This beautiful small Island town is the perfect place to find hidden treasures and where Consignment Shopping is considered a sport!

Owners Sue Walker and her daughter Jill Lyons will greet you with real Southern Hospitality every time you visit.

Sue remembers each customer, their stories and life events – she has a welcoming spirit and greets everyone with a smile and hello.

Sue was a nurse before she started helping a friend in her resale shop more than 10 years ago.  Sue had rented a booth from her friend for a while and was successful and soon discovered a new passion.

After spending a week on vacation in Fort Fisher she fell in love with Pleasure Island, where in 2006 she opened her own consignment shop in Carolina Beach in the Maxway Plaza.

Sue’s daughter Jill is the creative one.  Jill previously worked for a commercial florist and has a flair for presentation and she stages the store to make it appealing and fun to explore.

Beach visitors say that this is the first stop every time they return to Pleasure Island.

Primrose Cottage offers the best selection of wonderful Beach decorations for your home as well as collectables and large and small furniture.  Many of the Dealers are in the store daily and create a very pleasant atmosphere and welcome new consigner’s and their “stuff”

Tell Sue and Jill what you are looking for and you will be treated to some authentic Southern Hospitality and the best bargains on the Island. Primrose Cottage is a true locals shopping secret.


Tony Silvagni Surf School in Carolina Beach North Carolina – a Local Legend

Tony Silvagni Surf School

Professional Surfer, Tony Silvagni, is the proud owner of the Tony Silvagni Surf School. Tony has been devotedly competing worldwide for over eighteen years. His most recent accomplishments include 2013 5th place finish overall on the World Longboard Tour, 2011 ISA World Longboard Champion, Gold Medalist for the USA surf team,  2011 Association of Surfing Professional of North America Longboard Champion, 2011 ASP Japan Pro Longboard Champion, & 6th in the World on the ASP World Longboard Tour. Tony has qualified for the world tour for the five consecutive years through the ASP North America (Association of Surfing Professional) ratings and through the World tour ratings for professional longboard. In 2009 he placed 24th overall in the world, and won the individual bronze medal at the ISA World Games in Costa Rica.

Tony has been a professional surf coach for 10 years and has been instructing others in surf technique and ocean safety since 2003.

Tony moved to Kure Beach, NC with his family in 1993. He has enjoyed surfing the waves of the Southeast USA ever since. Tony’s professional surfing career has taken him all over the world and bac

Tony has always strived to serve as a good role model and positive example to those around him. His infectious energy and positive personality make him an exceptional advocate for the sport of surfing. Tony is available to teach private surf lessons, group surf lessons, Surf Camps, Stand-up Paddleboarding Tours, Advanced Surf Coaching and Technique.  Tony also coordinates surf birthday parties.

Mother’s Day gi…

Mother’s Day gift

A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”
“Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”
The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.”
God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.”
Again the child asked, “And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?”
God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.”
“And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?”
God said, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.”
“Who will protect me?”
God said, “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking it’s life.”
“But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.”
God said, “Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.”
At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.”
“You will simply call her, ‘Mom.'”              

                    – Unknown

Ocean Grove Cottages offers information about hiking at our State Park on Pleasure Island NC

This is a great way to spend an afternoon!



Ocean Grove Cottages offers information about hiking at our State Park on Pleasure Island NC  and one of North Carolina’s most beautiful State Parks.

Carolina Beach State Park is located just off Dow Road, where you can enjoy a long hike, ride your bike to the marina or walk your pets.

Very popular with bird watchers is the Painted Bunting site at the east end of the Marina.

A recently sighted Swan’s nest can be seen near the Marina road, by the Intracoastal Waterway view.

You can walk or bike along the side of the road to the Marina or walk adjacent paths along the Cape Fear River or into the woods to Sugar Loaf Dune.

The trails are clearly marked and covered with sand or pine straw for you to enjoy a long hike or a short walk on miles of hiking trails.

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5 Ways the Ocean adjusts our attitude

A Walk on the Beach will change your attitude

A Walk on the Beach will change your attitude

Here are the 5 reasons relaxation and meditation experts suggest that you

“close your eyes and imagine that you are walking on the Beach”

1  When you arrive at the Beach everything about the Ocean creates a unique feeling of well being when you stand still and breath in the salt air

2   Seeing the sparkle of the sun’s rays on the water and waves treats your eyes to the raw beauty of nature

3   Feel the power of the Ocean and listen to the sounds of the waves as they lull your soul into focused relaxation

4   The feel of sand beneath our bare feet allows a feeling of connecting to the essence of Mother Earth

5   The massive Ocean reminds us as to how small we are and how insignificant our worries are.

Our busy lifestyles of working and acquiring “things” wears us down –   our perspective is adjusted with sand on our feet.

Come to the Ocean for your natural therapy and leave with a balanced and adjusted attitude – works for me every day

Wishing you Peace, Love and Sandy Feet

The Carolina Beach Babe

Happy New Year 2012

Happy New Year!

Although I am feeling a little fuzzy this morning after an evening of celebrating New Years Eve Carolina Beach style, music on the Boardwalk the dropping of the Beachball and beautiful fireworks as the new year was ushered in.

We enjoyed a walk around the boardwalk admiring how well the decorations has held under the ocean mist and winds. First a stop into the Dive for a couple cold ones before we walked over to the Fat Pelican, where it was happily packed with revelers, to gather around the fireplace to stay warm.

It sure is unusual to see people dressed in winter wear, hats coats and boots, but there were a few die hard’s wearing shorts and flip flops as the temps rose into the high 60’s during the day but dropped quickly after dark to the 40’s.

Every year Carolina Beach and Kure Beach alternate the fireworks and beach ball drop, this year the festivities were at our boardwalk.

With a New Year 2012 comes the typical “this year I’m gonna…” statements, but my largest goal is to make this blog one that you will follow and read and join me in my adventures at the Beach.

Your suggestions for improvement and advice is welcomed!

Livin the Life!

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