Basket weave bracelet
I coveted those amazing baskets woven by local Charleston women and could not go for the prices (fruit basket $700). While I do not dispute the price, worthy of the workmanship, I found a solution for myself, this beautiful handmade bracelet with beads and a charming small basket hanging charm, I love it! …..surely a lifetime conversation piece!
available at The Gift Shop at McLeod Plantation, $49.95
Coasters from the McLeod Plantation, one depicting the manor house and one of the slave quarters:
Wanting to have a memory of the great oysters I tasted, I found a pair of oyster-shaped hoop earrings that are terrific, and emblematic of the Charleston food experience. price: $56.00
And a necklace with a glass ball that reminds me of what I might find on Folly Beach, price $56.00
Talley Collections, Handmade Jewelry in Charleston, SC www.talleycollections.com
HOTFLASH, Handwoven in Charleston
At the Farmer’s Market on that Saturday morning it was chilly and what better way to bundle up against the brisk morning air, than a handmade shrug of silk and mohair. Price: $85.00
You can find this talented woman with her wares every Saturday or online at www.handwovenincharleston.com.
I love her shrugs and other handmade knitted goods.
CHRISTOPHE, Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier
Gorgeous artisan chocolates lovingly presented by Christophe and his wife, Carly. Cakes, cookies, petit fours, croquembouche, French Macarons
Here are some photos, prices range from $7.95 up
Find them at 90 Society Street, Charleston 843-2978674 or online at www.christophechoclatier.com
Great spices from a local Charleston company that I found at the Farmer’s Market: CHARLESTON SPICE COMPANY
And another company that had a table at the conference and featured Candied Bacon, was absolutely to die for!
TSTE of Charleston, The Spice and Tea Exchange
www.spiceandtea.com/charleston, 170 Church Street, Suite A, 843-965-8300
Devany Vickery-Davidson, the Store Manager, has sent me the recipe to make the candied bacon:
You cut the bacon into thirds, then sprinkle liberally with the sweet onion and sugar and give a light dusting of the habanero sugar, bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Recommendation: use parchment or a silpat.
I have already ordered the sugars and will tell you in another post about my candied bacon, surely a welcome addition to the Thanksgiving table.