Flea Body’s

When antique lovers are looking for that special piece that will add character to the home, a trip to Flea Body’s Antique Mall has to be on the list of all those that live in North Carolina or close enough to get there in a day.

When antique lovers are looking for that special piece that will add character to the home, a trip to Flea Body’s Antique Mall has to be on the list of all those that live in North Carolina or close enough to get there in a day. It is centrally located in Wilmington and easy to find as it is a rather huge space with over 650 square meters (7,000 sqft) totally full of furniture, antiques, collectibles, household goods and unique creations.

Flea Body’s is a fabulous antique store, but it is so much more than that too. It is one of the few antique stores in town that offers a workshop on site, where they provide furniture painting, refinishing, re-staining and refurbishing services. Their store also stocks a substantive range of materials for this kind of work if people are undertaking these creative tasks at home. Flea Body’s can also repurpose furniture and use components from other items in store to create a customized piece that fits perfectly into personal collections.

When creativity merges with a passion for antiques, it can find its outlet at this store. For those unsure about how to put their ideas into practical pieces, Flea Body’s offers a variety of classes to help with both the best practices and necessary materials that may be needed. It is a really relaxed and welcoming environment to ask questions, learn a lot and perhaps create some bespoke pieces by your own hand!

One of the many reasons why Flea Body’s has such an excellent reputation is the quality of the treasures that can be found in the store. The range of furnishings is astonishing and new pieces are brought into the store regularly, so even though they are open every day there are often new items to be seen. All in all, this store should not be missed.

Antiquing Tip Of The Day

Most surprise deals at the flea market are found in unusual categories like Asian art, where it’s hard to distinguish between a $5 knockoff and a $5,000 original Chinese vase.

— Patrick van der Vorst, founder of ValueMyStuff.com and former Sotheby’s director
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