Spotlight On Business: THE CELTIC SHOP

“As St. Patrick’s Day approaches everyone is looking for ways to show their love for their heritage”

 The Celtic Shops entrance faces the Cotton Exchange’s parking lot (free to use by Cotton Exchange customers), give them a call at (910) 763-1990. 

By: Allen Denning
Staff Writer

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches everyone is looking for ways to show their love for their heritage on the day when everyone is Irish!  The Celtic Shop in historic downtown Wilmington is the greatest place in town to get all the authentic Irish and Scottish goods, jewelry, and apparel that you need.  Located in the Cotton Exchange, the Celtic Shop is aptly named to cover the goods housed within which are from or inspired by a variety of nationalities in North Western Europe. “A lot of people don’t realize that the term Celtic does not describe a nationality but rather a group of people from many nationalities,” says Celtic Shop owner Lauren Lambert.  “The Irish, Scots, Welsh and even some from the Isle of Man and Brittany in France are considered Celtic.”  This leads to a large population of people sharing many cultural similarities.  Stop by the Celtic Shop today and see all the great things they have to offer!
Various tartans, the familiar Irish Wedding Rings, rosaries, and a plethora of Celtic style musical selections are amassed in this wonderful shop.  Music is known for its ability to transmit culture from generation to generation.  Celtic style music is especially recognizable and instantly conjures visions of the beautiful Irish, Scottish and Welsh countryside. 
The Celtic Shop provides their patrons with a wondrous selection of classic and contemporary Celtic albums that you will want to play in your car, in the home, and at work.  “The music is a major draw for many customers,” says Lambert. There is always something delightful playing in the shop and you can browse their huge selection of Holiday songs, Pub Songs, bagpipe music and more. 
If you have not already fallen in love with Celtic music, you will. Celtic style Holiday Music is beautiful and warm, a must have for anyone to play in their home throughout this holiday season.  Another main attraction for many of the Celtic Shops customers would be the large selection of Celtic Jewelry that they have in stock.  They feature beautiful Irish rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rosaries and much more. 
When it comes to decorating the house the Celtic Shop can help you to surround yourself with good luck.  The Luck of the Irish is available from the Celtic Shop for you to take to your home with so many great items covered in clovers! They offer many great décor items that can display your Celtic pride inside and outside of your home. 
Display your homes address on a sign with a large clover or Irish wedding ring to make it stand out.  They have a plethora of signage perfect to display around the home or office.  Family maps, flags, and virtually anything you can imagine emblazoned with a traditional Irish blessing or saying that will provoke heartfelt thoughts and laughter.  In addition to everything else they sell in the Celtic Shop there is an abundance of great games perfect for both kids and adults.  They have traditional Irish and Scottish board games, puzzles displaying the beautiful scenery and Celtic designs, paper dolls and plenty of card games.  They even carry a large selection of Celtic books. 
They have everything from children’s books to genealogy books so be prepared to add a few more great finds to the coffee table.  Everyone has a genuine interest in their own family history and genealogy books are the way to start tracking down and pinpointing where your family name originated. If you want to display your love for your Celtic heritage on your person then look no further than the Celtic Shop’s massive selection of awesome shirts and apparel.  You will also find a variety of great Celtic flavors at the Celtic Shop with their selection of foods and teas.   The Celtic Shop is located in Historic Downtown Wilmington, nestled in the Cotton Exchange at 308 Nutt Street.  The Celtic Shops entrance faces the Cotton Exchange’s parking lot (free to use by Cotton Exchange customers).  The Celtic Shop is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and on Sundays they are open from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  If you would like to learn more about the Celtic Shop please stop in, pay them a visit and browse the shop or give them a call at (910) 763-1990.