Shopping in Charleston, Some Goodies I found – November 5, 2015


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

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Coasters from the McLeod Plantation, one depicting the manor house and one of the slave quarters:

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Oyster Earrings

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

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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

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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

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You can find this talented woman with her wares every Saturday or online at

I love her shrugs and other handmade knitted goods.

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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

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A wine bottle filled with chocolates

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An historic Charleston 18th century mansion

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Great spices from a local Charleston company that I found at the Farmer’s Market: CHARLESTON SPICE COMPANY

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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, 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.

One comment

  • Great information about Charleston. We can’t wait to go and sample the foods and see the sites. Thanks for the extra inspiration. You always discover treasures!


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