Mantiques is a store for the discriminating shopper whether it is a sportsman who is looking for the perfect bamboo fly rod, surf or casting rod, the hard-to-find lure or someone looking to add the “lodge look” to their home. Owners Carl and Cheryl Littlefield share their passion for the unique with each of us.
A pair of vintage gut-strung snowshoes or beautiful wooden skis with their original leather boots would be an alluring accent to your wall. Hang two large wooden kayak paddles-wows, what a look! Display your favorite rifle or shotgun in a gun rack of deer hooves. Collectors of duck decoys will appreciate Carl’s collection which includes a large number of decoys from the famed Pascagoula Decoy company. Enhance your décor with a carved corner shelf, a bamboo table, a wide plank table, an Adirondack oak server and an English armoire.
Tobacco enthusiasts will be enamored by the wide selection of vintage pipes, pipe racks, vintage tins and English pottery tobacco storage items, cigarette holders and more. I was enthralled by a Roaring Twenties era free-standing ashtray with colored lights.
English lawn bowling balls, leather boxing gloves and punching bags, fishing creels, polo mallets, wooden arrows and bows reside in concert with limited edition prints, and giclees to add a touch of aristocracy to your décor. Carl’s inventory includes artist’s proofs by famed North Carolina artist, Bob Timberlake. For the western enthusiast, you’ll find a western saddle with wooden stirrups, a large wagon wheel, carved Indian statues and, Indian trade blankets.
Allow plenty of time for your visits to Mantiques. It will take two or three times around the shop to see it all. There’s no better source for a Father’s Day gift than Mantiques. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Call them at (828) 743-0004.