Vacationers will notice a handful of sailboats at every local Outer Banks port, either saddled up to the docks or breezing across the harbor, en route to the nearest sound for a cruise, or to the continent-spanning Intracoastal Waterway to continue a long coastal voyage. Some vacationers are even in it for the long haul, docking for a summer or a winter season at a number of local marinas that offer all the comforts of home. Clearly, sailing lovers of all varieties have plenty of options, but even newcomers to the sport can experiment with life on the water with a local sailing lesson, rental, or waterfront cruise.
High quality furniture and home décor that has been “gently used” is sold at this shop that opened in 2012 in the art district at Gallery Row. Much of this second generation merchandise is from foreclosures, relocations or from interior designer upgrades, so everything is in excellent condition. It’s clear when you walk in that the store is not offering your standard thrift store fare. OBXConsign! carries sought-after brands like Broyhill, Stanley, Henry Link, Lexington, Lee Industries and American Drew at discount prices. Nearly every inch of every room is filled with fine tables, over-stuffed chairs, lamps, sofas, dining chairs, and outdoor wicker furniture. There is also a selection of local art, some Sally Huss products, and gift cards and prints. Consignments are accepted with a 90-day contract. When it’s sold, 60 percent goes to the seller, and 40 percent to the store.