Celadon celebrates its 25th, plus two new downtown storefronts
Celadon celebrates its quarter-century anniversary with a party on November 9.
In 1994, Steve Lesniak opened his eclectic furniture and home accessories store, Celadon, to bring a global point of view to Charleston’s more traditional furniture market. His vision was an obvious success; the retail institution— known for supporting local creatives as well as its legendary Sunday flea and farmers markets—is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, at the Mount Pleasant location. Yes, there will be cake. Plus tarot card readings, live music, face painting for the kids, and food trucks will lend to the festive atmosphere. [1015 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., celadonathome.com]
Sip & See
Step into the cozy Sightsee shop, tucked away on Line Street, and inhale the rich smell of freshly brewed Springbok Coffee as you browse the highly curated selection of travel and home accessories. This Kickstarter-funded retail space and coffee bar is the passion project of owners Joel Sadler and Allyson Sutton, who believe unique stores are essential to the vitality of a city. Sightsee is hosting an Aloha Friday pop-up on November 22, when they’ll launch a travel collobration with J. Stark. [125 ½ Line St., sightseeshop.com]
Landrum Tables, known for its handsome reclaimed cypress, pine, and cherry wood furniture, has opened a storefront on Broad Street in a space with Cecil Byrne Gallery. Just in time for the holidays, craftsman and Charleston native Capers Landrum Cauthen is introducing two new accessories: cheese boards made from black walnut, river-claimed cypress, or hickory, as well as Edison lamps made with heart pine beams. Inspired by his late father, who was the longtime director of the Preservation Society of Charleston, Cauthen founded Landrum Tables in 2010 to salvage discarded or damaged wood, and his signature, custom tables now make a statement in Lowcountry restaurants, stores, and homes. [Broad St., landrumtables.com]
Lowcountry Local First launches its annual Buy Local Month campaign on November 15, encouraging residents to shift at least 10 percent of their holiday spending to locally owned businesses. Visit lowcountrylocalfirst.org for a list of markets that spotlight Charleston’s designers, artisans, and food purveyors.