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Handmade Gullah Sweetgrass Drink Coasters . Traditional Hand Crafted Folk Art . Natural Woven Home Decor . Made in the USA
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Suzanne Kasler Greek Key Sham – Ballard Designs
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‘Inspirations’ Note Cards by Jonathan Green
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Arthur Court Designs Sea Horse Twisted Seagrass Placemats – set of 4
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35″” x 35″” Juneteenth by Synthia Saint James Canvas Art Print – Masterpiece Art Gallery
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‘Southern Imagery’ Notecards by Jonathan Green
‘Southern Imagery’ Notecards by Jonathan Green
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ColorBird Stripe Tassel Tablecloth Cotton Linen Dust-Proof Table Cover for Kitchen Dinning Tabletop Decoration (Rectangle/Oblong, 55 x 120Inch, Blue)
Estaugh Ikat Black/Gray Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug Union Rustic Rug Size: Rectangle 8′ x 11′
Estaugh Ikat Black/Gray Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug Union Rustic Rug Size: Rectangle 8′ x 11′
GULLAH GEECHEE HERITAGE IN THE GOLDEN ISLES (PAPERBACK)
GULLAH GEECHEE HERITAGE IN THE GOLDEN ISLES (PAPERBACK)
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Finnhomy Sideboard Buffet Cabinet, Kitchen Storage Cabinet with Rattan Decorated Doors
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Kouboo 1110141 Manhattan 2-Tier Console, Natural Rattan End Table, Brown
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Whitewash Wood Draped Bead 4 Light Chandelier by World Market
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Woven Bamboo Placemats, Set of 4 By Anthropologie in Blue Size SET OF 4
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THE JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE: MAKING GULLAH: A HISTORY OF SAPELO ISLANDERS, RACE, AND THE AMERICAN IMAGINATION (PAPERBACK)
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carol&frank Josie Indigo Pillow
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BLACK BORDER : GULLAH STORIES OF THE CAROLINA COAST
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AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE IN THE GEORGIA LOWCOUNTRY: THE ATLANTIC WORLD AND THE GULLAH GEECHEE (RACE IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD, 1700–1900 SER.)
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GULLAH NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (HARDCOVER)
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GULLAH CUISINE: BY LAND AND BY SEA
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Quilted Patchwork Cotton Throw Blanket – Indigo Blue Shibori Dye Indian Decorative Super Soft & Warm Blanket for Sofa and Couch 50 x 60 Inches
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Doric Upholstered Wingback Arm Chair Red Barrel Studio Body Fabric: Skylar Antique Blue
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GULLAH IMAGES: THE ART OF JONATHAN GREEN
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MAMA DOONK’S GULLAH RECIPES (PAPERBACK)
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Gullah Spirit: The Art of Jonathan Green
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TALKING TO THE DEAD : RELIGION, MUSIC, AND LIVED MEMORY AMONG GULLAH/GEECHEE WOMEN
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Stratton Home Reddish Brown Tulum Woven Lantern Stand
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Set of 4 Woven Striped Placemats – Frontgate
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RING SHOUT GULLAH ISLANDS – UNFRAMED PRINT ON CANVAS WORLD MENAGERIE
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MASTER PIECE JOOK JOINT GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
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GULLAH CULTURE IN AMERICA (PAPERBACK)
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Set of 4 Natalya Ikat Stripe Placemats Gray – Ballard Designs
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Woven Wicker Rattan Wall Decor, Round Seagrass Boho Kitchen Decor, Minimalist Rattan Chargers & Placemats for Dining Table & Wall Art, Rattan Wall Decorative Basket
‘Inspirations’ Sheer Scarf by Jonathan Green
‘Inspirations’ Sheer Scarf by Jonathan Green
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Willow Row Multi Colored Ceramic Coastal Decorative Jar – Set of 2
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Drew Rose Designs Ceramic Woven Trim Planter
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Gullah Geechee Home Cooking: Recipes from the Matriarch of Edisto Island
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MY KIND OF NET ART PRINT BY GULLAH LIVING SERIES BY SAMANTHA CLAAR – X-LARGE
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G IS FOR GULLAH
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GROWING UP GULLAH IN THE LOWCOUNTRY (PAPERBACK)

5 Reasons We Love The Cedar Room

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In November we are doing a wonderful creative business retreat at The Cedar Room. This beautifully restored historic Charleston venue is a former Cigar Factory and is rich with African American culture, particularly for the Black Southern Belle. We are so honored to have the Cedar Room as a sponsor and for restoring this beautiful space. Read more about the 5 reasons we love the Cedar Room below and see this beautiful styled shoot as well as some beautiful event photos.

If you are looking for a wedding or meeting location, please make sure to consider The Cedar Room and we hope to see you all in November!

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#1: There is So Much History! Built in 1881, the Cigar Factory served as a textile factory, a cotton mill and then a cigar factory over a period of more than 70 years. During the 1930s, the factory was the largest private employer in Charleston with 1,400 workers generating more than 400,000 cigars daily. It was one of the few civilian workplaces that provided secure employment for a full day’s wages during the Great Depression. 

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#2: African American Connection: On October 22, 1945, the Cigar Factory was the site of the famous 1945 American Tobacco Company Strike that lasted five months. During the strike, protestors transformed a traditional gospel song into “We Will Overcome,” which later became the defining protest song of the 1950s and 1960s civil rights movement as “We Shall Overcome.”  

 

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Image by Kelly Anne Photography

#3: A Beautiful Testament to Historic Restoration: Standing as a beacon of historic preservation in Charleston, the Cigar Factory is one of Charleston’s most significant buildings dating back almost two centuries. After being abandoned for many years, the Cigar Factory represents the effort to not only preserve historic downtown, but transform these spaces into functional facilities for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.

 

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Aaron and Jillian Photography

#4: Such a Beautiful Space: With its wood plank white ceilings, exposed brick walls and  gorgeous lighting, what is not to love about the Cigar Room. This venue is perfect for the Black Southern Belle Bride or Socialite to host a wedding or any event. We are hosting our finale party there so we really believe it! 

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#5: The Lighting is Magical: When it comes to lighting, The Cedar Room is perfection. It makes you feel like you are outdoors and it combination with the high ceilings will make your wedding or event portraits magazine ready. 

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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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