@ Carlile House Haberdashery

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Photo by Nancy Heinrich

Serendipity, that mysterious good fortune that leads to fun and totally unexpected discoveries that are not part of a conscious searching, was in place for the team on a recent sunny April Florida afternoon. Taking a wrong turn, our photographers landed on the grounds of Carlile House Feminine Arts Haberdashery, 1437 US Highway 1, Sebastian, FL.

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Photo by Nancy Heinrich

A gorgeous old growth oak tree shaded the historic property, and planted carefully where the tree’s limbs lifted from the trunk were several varieties of orchids of different colors. A wary young Calico Persian looking cat was routed by our approach and bee-lined under the building.

As luck would have it, there was an “OPEN” sign in prominent view…and it happened to be the last day the establishment would be open for the season, with reopening scheduled for October.

Inside, the beautifully renovated historic building houses a textile art studio offering classes in sewing, alterations and more, a haberdashery providing quality hard-to-find materials used in textile art, and an arts gallery showcasing one-of-a-kind handmade textile and locally made art objects.

Discover the story of historic Carlile House at







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