You've got three days until Christmas. Still need the perfect gift? We can recommend something for anyone - just stop by and we'll team up. Don't forget you also need stocking stuffers - because at heart, all adults are just tall five year olds. We can help there too. We know time is short, so we'll just do this in pictures:
Spelling Wands by Lloyd Mandel (we'll explain when you get here).
Tiny adorable pots by Lazy J Pottery
Notecards by Cynthia Decker
Notecards by Robin Howard
Earrings by Kelly Wenner Grossman
....and lots more goodies.
We're open regular hours - even on Christmas Eve. Pop in and we'll give you a hand stuffing a fantastic stocking.
Look darlings, it's only a few days until Christmas. We know shopping for people who have everything or don't want anything is hard. But we've got you covered. In last weeks' blog we matched some of our artists with those typical hard-to-buy for types. We help a lot of people. That's what we do here. So this week we're going to do it again. Ready?
There can only be one best present under the tree, and if you want to win that award look no further than Vanessa Grebe (left). Vanessa's paintings are smart, classic, and ever so slightly tongue-in-cheek. Of course, Daniella Fishburne work (right) is always a hit with those who are delightfully off the map.
Cynthia Decker has a series of wonderful animal themed prints. Good luck picking just one!
Zak Collins makes the kind of photographs you can live with the rest of your life. Don't they make you just want to dive in?
Just look at Terri Friday's inspired spoons. Who wouldn't want one of those in their stocking? Of course, they would pair nicely with a lovely pot from Lazy J Pottery.
David Gildersleeve's intricate music-inspired works pretty much steal the show. Every time you look, you'll find something new. Guaranteed to win Christmas.
Daniella Willett-Raben's detailed, colorful work is sure to bring a smile to your beloved. With work this beautiful, we won't tell if you keep it for yourself.
Come see us this weekend and we'll help you get straightened out. The lights are up downtown, people are happy, and it's a perfect time to stroll down King Street. See you soon!
Honestly, we love this time of year. We have lots of visitors come in looking for a gift for the person who has everything. We don't stress over that. You know why? Because local, original art is the answer. Even if the giftee isn't an obvious art lover - sometimes people just don't want to buy it for themselves. Giving local art is always classy, too.
To make your holiday shopping easy, we made a list of suggestions:
For the Traditionalist
Barbara Greaux captures those perfect moments in Charleston where the windows are glowing, the breeze is warm, and everything is perfect.
For the Eclectic
It's the magnifying glasses, the found objects, and the whole unexpected and mysterious bits in Robin Howard's assemblages that make you feel like a kid discovering dinosaur bones. Sometimes people actually squeal when they see them. Your person may have everything else, but they do not have one of these. (Hurry. We have eight of Robin's works, but they go fast.)
For the Animal Lover
We've got you covered, animal lovers. Alison Ross's wire taxidermy sculptures are so delightful and unique. We promise this will be the best gift anyone gets at the party.
For the Ocean Lover
This is an easy one. Amanda Tucker. Next?
For the Music Lover
Music lovers are notoriously hard to buy things for since vinyl and CDs are virtually extinct. And there's no fun in giving an iTunes gift card. The answer is art. Victor Thomason paints the jazz greats, and he paints them with so much soul.
For the Foodie
Emil Hristov is all you need to know. (We have a hard time keeping these around too so don't wait.)
For the Color Enthusiast
Elaine Berlin's renditions of Charleston houses brighten up any room and never fail to please.
If you've got a hard-to-buy-for person on your list, don't stress. We can help you pick the perfect gift. Stop in this weekend and finish your shopping so you can stay home watching movies while everybody else is freaking out.