The Salty Sandollar Boutique is all about handmade and custom designed decor and jewelry. Around 80 percent of the items in the shop are handmade. Kids and adults alike will love the handmade resin key chains and necklaces, and there’s a lot of fun coastal wall decor, including custom-made wooden plaques. Pillows, change purses, beach tumblers, designed t-shirts and wine glasses are some of the other hand-designed items you’ll find here. The owner also offers personalized items for her customers made from their own photos. The Salty Sandollar Boutique is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm in Avon at 40534 NC 12. Call (443) 286-4388 for more information.
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