It was a very rainy, dark day when we were there, too rainy to take pictures, so this is what it looks like in the summer.
On the right above you can see Gullah baskets made by descendants of the slaves brought from Africa
from local grasses.
It took us two trips up and down the four city blocks of mostly outdoor stalls
to complete our mission.
By this time, we were looking for a place to sit down, and we weren't the only ones.
And this guy ... sound asleep on his elbows!
Both of the paintings are by Lowcountry Gullah artist, Jonathan Green. We have prints of this one and several others in our house.
Raised by his grandmother near Beaufort, Green paints Gullah people and traditions that he remembers from his childhood.
I can't show you what I did buy because, you know, Christmas secrets.
Which I finished wrapping and boxed up to take to the post office to ship off to Minnesota this morning.
But here is the best one I DIDN'T buy.
Next up: cookie baking!