Upscale Resale

by | Jan 4, 2023 | Hampstead, Shopping

Our Yard, Your Sale shop offers everything you need — including a taco.

“If we don’t have it, you don’t need it” says the sign above the counter, and after visiting the more than 100 vendors at the Surf City upscale resale shop, Our Yard, Your Sale, you would probably agree with owner Shelly Turco.

Need a funny dish towel for Aunt Jane? An aqua towel that proclaims “Salty about not being a mermaid” might fit the bill. How about casual outdoor furniture that can withstand the coastal environment. Take your pick from a large selection of heavy-duty Adirondack chairs in several colors. Or maybe you are looking for a few new signs for your beach house: “Thankful. Blessed. Welcome to Topsail Island.”

“We have vintage items, jewelry, household items, farmhouse deco, beachy deco, clothes, signs, lamps, new and slightly used items,” Turco says of the family-owned business located off Highway 210 near the Surf City disc golf park. The parking lot is always full of cars with license plates from New York, Ohio, Florida and North Carolina as the business brings in tourists and locals alike.

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Among the booths, products range from coastal chic beach signs to vintage toys and fishing reels, unusual table lamps to a set of drawer pulls shaped like seahorses. One booth houses a wall of earrings while another has shoes of many styles. Hand-crafted wreaths and seasonal decorations fill one space, gently used household items another. There’s gently used clothing, brand-new slogan t-shirts, vintage signs and more. This is the kind of place you will want to visit over and over again just to see what’s there.

And when you get hungry, have a taco or quesadilla from Los Gordos Tacos. The food truck, run by Turco’s cousin Anthony Cinanni, sets up daily at the shop during lunch unless it’s at an event.

Our Yard, Your Sale originally opened in 2020 inside the DDT Outlet on Highway 17 between Hampstead and Surf City.

“We rented a 6,000-square-foot spot in the back of the building for two and a half years,” Turco says. “We opened right before the pandemic but still had an epic year. From there we grew and decided it was time to venture out and build our own building.”

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They moved to their brand-new, 9,000-square-foot building on July 8, 2022.

Turco’s husband, Mike, was the developer and builder.

“Everyone who walks in loves the new building because it’s so bright and cheerful,” Turco says.

Top seller Linda Robinson of Linda’s Closet Creations didn’t hesitate to move to the new location.

“I create and make a lot of my items, such as floral arrangements and coastal-themed pillows, tea towels, valances, table runners and recycled bag holders that are one of a kind,” Robinson says. “I enjoy recycling old things and making them beautiful again. I’m very selective about what I sell because most customers can identify my products, and the response has been overwhelming. I’ve gotten nothing but positive feedback since day one. I’m looking forward to what the future may bring for Our Yard Your Sale.”

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Foot traffic in the new building is much busier than the previous location, Turco says, and on weekends, an outside vendor market offers additional merchandise choices.

“We are a family business, and my kids, cousins and kids’ girlfriends all work here,” Turco says. “It’s a great place, and we love that we can be here to serve the public. Everyone who walks in the doors is always so happy, and we hear all the time how this is their favorite store. That right there tells us that we are doing something right.”

Want to go?
Our Yard, Your Sale
101 H20 Place, Hampstead
(910) 803-0820
To see what’s new, stop by daily 10 am to 5 pm (4 pm on Sunday)

Photography by Olivers Photography

About the author

Kate Carey

Kate Carey

A former Ohioan and Buckeyes football fan, Kate M Carey has her toes firmly placed in the sands of Topsail Island. Kate writes fiction about people and the strange things they do for love and essays on the politics of everyday life. Her work has appeared in Noctua, Indiana Voice, The Tishman Review, Panoply, Camel City Digest, Savannah Writers Anthology, and County Line Journal. A guest columnist for Women AdvaNCe, she and her husband, an Episcopal priest, moved to North Carolina in 2015 and have adult children living in Ohio and Florida.