Here are our favorite locally produced items, both old and new, from the historic city of Charleston.
Mount Pleasant native Marilyn W. Dingle headweaves her fruit and flower basket using sweetgrass, bulrush, palmetto palms, and pine needles. 843-884-5590; $560 (baskets are available in a range of prices)
Gullah Gourmet Entrées
These easy meal mixes are a modern take on classic Southern dishes. Cooking instructions are printed in Gullah, a native Lowcountry dialect. gullahgourmet.com; $8.95-$9.50 each
Ben Silver, a family-run fine menswear purveyor located on historic King Street, is the go-to shop for the well-dressed Southern gentleman.
Buy It: $135 each; bensilver.com
Three young women with a passion for art and type print their own designs, including these charming bicycles, on a 1926 letterpress, right in the heart of downtown. sideshowpress.com; $18 (box of six)
In the early 1800s, 16-foot-long joggling boards were as popular on Charleston piazzas as swings are today―their gentle bounce is relaxing. jogglingboard.com; $655
Reclaimed Black Walnut Lamp
Artisan furniture maker Michael James Moran creates table lamps using rescued logs from mistakenly cut walnut trees. michaeljamesmoran.com; $250
These salty-and-sweet toasted sesame cookies are a longtime Charleston favorite. Olde Colony Bakery has been making them for more than 70 years. oldecolonybakery.com; $8.99
This roomy clutch, handmade with upholstery fabric and embellished with an antique brooch by designer Libby Ganong, is perfectly suited for today’s sophisticated lady. addlibbdesigns.com; $54-$78 each