Murphy NC Antiques and Collectibles Shops Overflow With Vintage Gold

We’ve all heard that old adage: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Well, that’s absolutely true, and Murphy, NC is chock-full of enticing treasures to prove it. In fact, our four downtown antiques & collectibles shops have fascinating merchandise dating from our early settlement days – right up to the present. Best of all, all four shops are located right on downtown’s main drag: Peachtree and Tennessee Streets. Hours vary, so check with each shop before making the trip.

Let’s begin with Marketplace Antiques, a highly addictive store on Peachtree Street in the old Stufftiques building, just up from Shoebooties. You’ll find an appealing combination of consignment items and dealer booths, and new merchandise hits the floor daily. In fact, some customers visit several times a week, just so they don’t miss anything. You’ll find vintage and new furniture, old farm implements and tools, antique glassware, home and garden décor, art, and local artisans’ work. You could literally spend hours in this place.

Right next door, the Peachtree Antique Mall is also worth a visit. This well-stocked shop is popular with dealers and consigners, and contains an enticing array of antique and vintage pieces. Along with furniture and décor, you’ll find antique mantels, stoves, and fireplaces – all with great appeal to retro-minded shoppers. If you’re on the lookout for antique silver and crystal – or you’re an avid coin collector – you’ll find plenty to tempt you here. Again, visit often to snag new merchandise first.

After you shop ’til you drop, grab a tasty lunch at Shoebooties or The Daily Grind. Next, hop across Valley River Avenue to Tennessee Street, home of two more tempting antiques and collectibles shops. As you stroll down the left-hand side of the first block, step into Lotsa Memories, an eclectic little store that appeals to lovers of old and new keepsakes. Along with antiques, you’ll find Mennonite-made blankets and handmade quilts from Arkansas. Old musical instruments, fine crystal and collectible glassware, handmade linens, pewter and bronze, and Native American art – it’s all just waiting for you. If you collect cookbooks, you’ll be thrilled at the wide variety of choices from around the world. Best of all, the shop’s proceeds support local charities’ worthwhile work.

Finally, step onto nearby Willow Street, and pay a visit to Jan’s Needful Things, a charming little shop with “Things from Now and Things from Then.” You’ll find antiques mixed with wood puzzle boxes, unusual collectibles, and Murphy, NC souvenirs. If you’re a neon sign fan, get ready for the largest collection in the region. Chances are, you’ll encounter some needful things just looking for a good home – yours.

The Poltrock Team – REMAX Mountain Properties – Murphy NC – – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

Murphy, NC is Your Christmas Shopping Headquarters

‘Tis the holiday shopping season, and it’s immensely satisfying to find those special gifts right here in Murphy, NC. Take advantage of two special shopping events in early December, and visit our downtown stores right up until Christmas. Bring along a shopping buddy, and fortify yourselves with a tasty lunch. The Daily Grind, Shoebooties, and the Red Brick Deli come highly recommended and are all on the top of my favorites list.

Begin your Christmas shopping adventure on Saturday December 5, when downtown Murphy will overflow with holiday cheer. While we don’t have large shopping malls and the typical Christmas shops, we certainly have unique gifts that’ll be the favorite. The town’s outdoor decorations, along with merchants’ colorful storefronts, will get you in a festive mood for finding that perfect gift. Jolly old Santa Claus might also make an appearance, visiting with shoppers as he finalizes his gift list. Inside the shops, enjoy special holiday pricing and other purchase incentives. Chances are, you’ll find some memorable presents while supporting local merchants.

On Sunday December 6 from 10-5, visit the John C. Campbell Folk School‘s annual Fireside Sale. The School’s Brasstown campus is just a stone’s throw from Murphy, and you’ll find plenty of parking near Keith House and Davidson Hall. Inside both roomy venues, you’ll see countless fine crafts from regional artisans. If you’re looking for basketry, forged iron, handwovens, jewelry, pottery, or wood, you’ll find them all – plus much more. You can even pick up some handcrafted Christmas ornaments that you won’t see anywhere else.

Of course, Murphy’s tempting specialty shops can satisfy giftees with particular tastes. For a nicely rounded collection of books, children’s toys and activity kits, and regional keepsakes, visit the Curiosity Shop Bookstore on Valley River Avenue. On the same block, Blue Moon Elise carries lots of enticing natural body care products that make highly desirable gifts. Style-conscious ladies will be thrilled with fashion and accessory goodies from Sassy’s, or a dazzling piece of jewelry from Paula’s Pawn and Jewelry.

Right next door, keep that special guy happy with some fishing gear, hunting equipment, or stocking stuffers from H&H Sports. Or, maybe he’d appreciate a Murphy’s Chophouse gift certificate, great for a tasty steak dinner. Maybe you’d like to enjoy one, too.

Just around the corner on Tennessee Street, you’ll find Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company’s delicious olive oils and flavored balsamic vinegars, ideal for the gourmet cook in your life. It’s a unique find that is unlike any we’ve seen elsewhere! If you’re looking for more fishing gear, check out Appalachian Outfitters. You’ll find a great selection of hand-tied flies and fun supplies.

Finally, satisfy your favorite seamstress or quilter with a gift from Bless My Stitches Quilt Shop. Just a short car ride away on Hill Street, this highly addictive store offers a huge collection of fabrics, patterns, and accessories. Basically, it’s a quilter’s candy store. Best of all, you can visit this store and other Murphy, NC shops all year ’round – and find a special gift for yourself.

And if you want to buy the ultimate Christmas gift, buy yourself or that significant someone a piece of real estate right here in Murphy NC! There’s nothing better and you can start shopping using our online MLS search tool or contact us to let us do the work for you. We’d love to have you as a neighbor!

The Poltrock Team – REMAX Mountain Properties – Murphy NC – – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

When You’re in Murphy, Eat Where the Murphians Eat!

When you come to Murphy, there are a few restaurants thou must eat at! If you have only a little bit, here’s a few top choices you should be!

1) Brother’s Restaurant (Lunch & Dinner)
2) Shoebooties (Lunch and Dinner)
3) Rib Country (Lunch and Dinner)
4) No Name Deli (Lunch)
5) The Downtown Deli (Lunch)
6) The Daily Grind (Lunch)
7) The Mexican Restaurant, Monte Alban (Jessica’s Favorite – Lunch & Dinner)
8) Kups & Kones (Breakfast)

Any other favorites out there? We’d love to hear some of your faves and top choices.

John & Jessica – The POLTROCK TEAM – – (877) 837-3002 – – REMAX Real Estate in Murphy NC – Homes, Houses, and Land

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