Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Stroll Through the Charleston City Market

Our hotel in Charleston was steps away from the Charleston City Market, an inspiring venue lined with arts-and-crafts vendors. I enjoyed exploring the booths and learning more about the local artisans.

Strolling through the open-air buildings in search of treasures was a great way to escape the noonday heat.

I thought the girls would appreciate these lunch boxes. We love our monograms!

"One of the oldest handcrafts of African origin in the United States is the hand-woven winnowing sieve, a shallow basket that was used during the Colonial Era to separate the rice seed from its chaff. Made in Charleston from indigenous bulrush, a strong yet supple grass that thrives in the sandy soil of the coastal region, sweetgrass baskets are now among the nation's most prized cultural souvenirs." ~ Charleston City Market

These eye-catching necklaces shimmered in the afternoon light.

I saw several people making these lovely palmetto roses during the week. A little boy gave me one on the sidewalk as I passed, and unfortunately I didn't have my camera at the time. I wish I had taken pictures of his handiwork and gotten a lesson in making them.

Aren't these silhouettes charming?

I spent several hours browsing the Charleston City Market and look forward to my next visit to this inspiring gallery of lovelies.

There is more to come in Charleston, so stop in again soon!

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