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ChatterboxBeach has found a home not only on Etsy, but also in an adorable shop called The Orange Blossom Resale in Hampstead, NC. Our handmade crafts fit right at home among the many vendor booths that feature an eclectic array of home décor, jewelry and fashion items. Located in a strip mall on Highway 17, the store is a convenient drive from Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Crystal Coast and Southern beaches. We love to browse each time we add more items to our booth.
The chef hats, scarves, pillows and dishcloths that we sell on Etsy also are featured in the store. Additional items are also available at The Orange Blossom, include paintings, aprons, pocket books, cup cozies, knitted necklaces, wine bags and mini quilts. ChatterboxBeach hopes to add new products each week.
Let the store owner know your favorite ChatterboxBeach items so we can keep them in stock. Let us know what you are looking for, too. We enjoy tackling new projects together.
Contact us anytime at chatterbox_gifts@yahoo.com and stop by The Orange Blossom Resale at 14884 Highway 17, Hampstead NC 28443, (910) 821-1544.
Store hours are:
Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.
Monday: Closed


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Get Skinny, Make Money

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First Anniversary — Celebrating With Apples and Paper

Welcome new teachers with a hand-appliqued apple pillow.

ChatterboxBeach is celebrating its 1st Anniversary throughout August by highlighting some of our top-selling items and the paper gifts we offer.  After all, ettiquette says paper is the way to observe a first anniversary!


The first sale we made when we opened our Etsy.com website a year ago was an apple pillow. We created the pillow with teachers and back-to-school in mind, but it also makes a great gift for anyone who likes apples or decorates with country decor. If you know someone who is starting his or her first job in the classroom, send him or her the pillow with a “good luck” and “best wishes” message before the school year starts. The 10- by 10-inch pillow features an appliqued red apple on the front and accent fabric on the back.


We want to thank our customers for a great first year and look forward to highlighting our paper gift products throughout the month.


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Enjoy browsing!

Christmas in July — Here’s Why

Pillows are small ways to spread big holiday cheer.

Planning for Christmas and the winter holidays requires a lot of thinking time.

Decorations, gifts, food, travel, cards and letters, music, the theater and ballets, dinner parties, church services and the neighborhood cookie exchange all need to come together smoothly.

The best way to begin preparing is to start thinking about Christmas in July.

ChatterboxBeach may have just what you are looking for to add sparkle to your holidays. Thinking about the Christmas season now might give you more time to enjoy the holidays with friends and family then. For the next two weeks, our shop will feature some of our favorite holiday items.

Enjoy browsing!


These cross-stitched Christmas tree pillows feature a special design drawn by SisterC’s son. Beads top off the presents underneath the trees. The materials used for the backs of the pillows vary. Some are finished in a soft, red velvet-like material. Others feature fabric in gold cotton or a variety of Christmas trees pattern.

Cross-stitched tree with beaded gifts

The pillows make great gifts for anyone on your list, including teachers, neighbors, favorite aunts, children and men who have everything but want nothing. The pillows are delightful to display year after year. They are small enough to be displayed as large ornaments. Just place them in the branches of your Christmas tree or on a bookshelf. They make great party favors and are good to have on the closet shelf, too, in case someone you weren’t expecting (and didn’t buy for) drops by with present!

To see more holiday gifts available from ChatterboxBeach, visit


Whimsical Fish

Sometimes one whimsical addition to the room can make a big impact. When summertime arrives, I put a colorful fish pillow where no one expects to see it — on my bookshelf. It reminds me to enjoy my favorite season. SisterB keeps two fish pillows on her bed year-round. I also like to put a couple of fish pillows on the outdoor hammock. They are stylish and comfortable to rest on. But I always bring them inside at the threat of wet weather and at night. They are not made to withstand harsh conditions. Spot clean when needed.

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