Where Outer Banks History Meets Modern Tastes

By Molly Harrison | Monday, March 18, 2019

One of the northern Outer Banks’ hidden gems is Historic Corolla Village, a charming collection of shops and eateries nestled among live oaks just north of Currituck Beach Lighthouse. A highlight of the village is a sweet little shop called Spry Creek. Deeply rooted Outer Banker Karen Scarborough Whitfield and her husband, John, created the shop in 2004 by transforming her father’s former garage building into a retail wonder. Over the last 15 years, Spry Creek has become a favorite on the northern Outer Banks. Customers are particularly drawn to Spry Creek’s jewelry selections, including locally made genuine Outer Banks sea glass jewelry, Joan Corbell’s authentic shipwreck jewelry, Ron Vick rings and the popular On U collection from Richmond. Spry Creek also features local art, Outer Banks Candle Co. candles, a nice selection of North Carolina-made pottery, Virginia-made wind chimes, colorful hand-painted ceramics by Donna Toohey, USA-made Solmate socks, Spanish ceramic house numbers, French table linens and luxurious soaps. That’s definitely not all, so be sure to make your way to Historic Corolla Village to explore the shop, relax in one of the chairs under the cedar trees and enjoy life simplified.

(252) 453-0199  |  1122 Corolla Village Road, Corolla


About the Author Molly Harrison
Molly Harrison is managing editor at OneBoat, publisher of OuterBanksThisWeek.com. She moved to Nags Head in 1994 and since then has made her living writing articles and creating publications about the people, places and culture of the Outer Banks.