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!


5 comments:

My Life as A Plate said...

I love the Charleston markets, so much to see and so much history. Great pictures!

Bonnie said...

Enjoyed strolling through the Charleston market with you. I visited there last fall and enjoyed the city very much. The hand woven baskets are a work of art that I hope will continue.

Rach said...

So fun! What neat finds!

LadyLydia said...

Lovely to see you back on your blog. Your photography is so bright and beautiful.

Melissa Lester said...

Thanks so much! I am glad to be back and hope to post more regularly.

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