Let’s go shopping

The weekend before the 4th of July brings many different shopping options in my coastal world with Art Fest and Market Day in Rockport and the Sandollar Jewelry & Gift Extravaganza in Aransas Pass. A new retail store in Aransas Pass has brought another alternative to the area and it will also be open after the holiday weekend also.

The Disciple Ship Nautical Décor Store at 235 South Commercial opened May 6, 2017 and residents and tourists are finding a ceiling, walls and free-standing shelves filled with colorful and unusual items for decorating an office, home or patio.

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Nautical antiques from ship salvage include bells, buoys, old glass fishing net floats and many more which are added regularly. Beach combing treasures can also be found in the store without walking on the beach.

New colorful tropical décor items brighten the shop. The metal art displayed is handcrafted in Haiti from recycled metal drums. Hand sculpted wood figureheads are also carried.

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But, the most unusual part of the Nautical Décor Store is the persons who order the merchandise, stock and arrange the items for sale and wait on customers. Each-and-every one of them are volunteers who play a part in providing substantial income to support Coastal Bend Grace House.

Coastal Bend Grace House has been providing residential non-medical treatment and recovery methods to women for four years. Women accepted for a nine-month period of 24 hour supervised living receive room, board, clothing, transportation and medical needs at no cost.

Each day residents follow a structured schedule of classes, service projects, spiritual training and personal study time. Classes provided include recovery redemption, anger management, money management, Bible studies, job readiness, computer training, nutrition training and parenting skills.

Coastal Bend Grace House is a 501©3 tax exempt non-profit organization. Purchases at the Nautical Décor Store contribute to its support but if you live outside of my coastal world, donations are accepted online at http://www.gracehousecc.org.