Market at the Lighthouse Part 2
The Tybee Island Light Station is sponsoring a market on Sunday, June 14th, from 10 am to 4 pm. The field behind the lighthouse will have tents with a variety of vendors, including arts and crafts, local honey, produce, vintage and new jewelry, fiber arts, collectibles, pottery, photography, mosaic art, fossils and rocks, handmade and hand-painted furniture, seashell chimes, spices, other food products, and a few surprises. It’s always a lot of fun to meet the local vendors and browse their wares.
One of the most popular booths at the market sells gourmet Italian products that are prepared without added preservatives or artificial fillers. The FraLi Gourmet company is locally owned by Franco and Lisa Marra and takes tremendous pride in providing food like Grandma made. Their artisanal sauces, marinated vegetables, naturally dried pasta, salsa, spreads and dips are exceptional! The FraLi food company was a finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Food competition, which is a tremendous honor in the industry!
The Market at the Lighthouse always has several vendors with fabulous vintage and new costume jewelry. No matter what decade or style you prefer, you are sure to find something that catches your eye. Vintage jewelry was American-made of high quality materials, so it withstands the test of time. If you wear a piece of vintage jewelry, it’s unlikely that someone else will be wearing the same thing, so your look will be unique. Pinterest.com always has great ideas for fun ways to use and repurpose “old” jewelry, especially for wedding decor.
Another vendor, Absolutely Charming, has been salvaging and rescuing objects of art long before the word re-purposed was used to describe “using old stuff.” Her creations include bracelets and necklaces with new and old charms and other trinkets. Themes are varied from beach to Paris.
Well-known cookbook author Sallie Ann Robinson will also be at the market. Her books include wonderful recipes and stories about growing up on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. Her literary debut actually came as the character named Ethel in Pat Conroy’s classic memoir The Water Is Wide, which became the 1974 movie CONRACK. She was among the students Conroy taught on Daufuskie Island and has maintained a friendship with the famous author as an adult. She is a beloved member of the Gullah community and has devoted her life to the preservation of its culture.
Across the street from the market is the North Beach Bar and Grill, a great indoor/outdoor restaurant with daily gourmet specials, as well as sandwiches, hot dogs, sweet potato fries, beans and rice, wings, fish tacos, and crab cakes. Refreshing cold adult beverages are available, too. If you’re shopping for dad’s gift for Father’s Day, just send him over there to relax while you select his gift, then join him later! That evening, there will be great blues music, by Eric Culberson, at “the Grill,” to cap off your Sunday on Tybee.