Dry Sink

The Dry Sink is a home furnishings, home decor & antique shop that carries decorative items from vintage to unique & is located in The Shops at Oak Street Mill in Cornelius.

About Us

The Dry Sink is a home furnishings & decor boutique located in the Shops at Oak Street Mill in downtown Cornelius, NC. Specializing in re-purposed home decor, antiques and gifts offering goods from vintage to unique. The historic mill setting is the perfect environment for this one of a kind antiques shop. Located just minutes away from Charlotte, Cornelius has a variety of shopping experiences that will surely make your trip worthwhile.

The Dry Sink offers many items to rejuvenate your space and an unequaled assortment of gifts. Many items are created in our studio located in the back of the shop. An aged painted finish featuring Annie Sloan chalk paint can be applied to merchandise you select in the store or bring in your own furniture. We are now using cee cee Caldwell paint which allows us so many options in re-purposing furniture.  You can call on our expertise and experience to make suggestions in updating your furniture by allowing us to apply our different paint techniques making truly unique pieces. You'll be thrilled to see how a creative paint job can transform an outdated piece.

When you step foot in our store, you’ll find architectural treasures like vintage shutters and custom painted boards as well as candle sticks, tables, lamps, mirrors, clocks, metal fireplace screens and more. Our 2-9 hook boards can be custom made in any color.

If it’s jewelry and clothing you seek, you’re in luck. We feature a huge selection of unique, hand-made nickel free jewelry. Clothing lines include fun pieces from Noelle including both tunics and dresses. Our private label lines include jeggings and Capri jeggings in fun colors that are both comfortable and affordable. Our dressy casual items include a retro line of clothing with tops and dresses that create the layered look. Our clothing is offered in sizes XS to 2X.

Have a Wedding Gift to shop for? We offer special order Wedding Panels made to order for a unique and one of a kind gift. We also feature a large variety of "men's gifts". Our selection offers items that are more personal than you'll find at any department store or mall.

If our name, The Dry Sink, sounds familiar you've probably seen us at Blacklion or at The Antique Show at Metrolina Expo. We started this adventure with one booth when Blacklion opened in 1996. Since then we've grown to include spaces at all 3 Blacklions, The Depot at Gibson Mill in Concord, Metrolina Expo (1st weekend of the month in Building 16) and now in Cornelius. Our hours in Cornelius are Monday - Saturday 10:00 to 6:00 or by appointment.

So if you are looking for antiques in Cornelius and beautifully designed home decor and home furnishings, you have come to the right place. We look forward to giving you personal service that helps meet your gift and home decor needs.

Antique Purple Bottles

Also knows as Sunglass, these beautiful bottles were made between 1860 and 1915 and started life clear. The manganese in the glass and decades of sunlight has transformed the bottles to a gorgeous purple.

The true irony of the “SUN GLASS” is that the manganese was added to keep the clear glass from turning “bottle green”. Manganese was imported from Germany—a practice that ended in World War I. Placing your bottle in a windowsill will increase its beauty as well as give years of enjoyment.

The Dry Sink has the Charlotte area’s largest selection of Sunglass—Antique Purple Bottles. Many shapes and style to choose from.