In the November 2019 issue of Southern Living magazine, Frogmore’s Macdonald Marketplace was named one of the South’s Best Shops in South Carolina.
The essence of Lowcountry living is displayed in vignettes of local artisans’ creative genius.
“This mention in America’s favorite lifestyle magazine is quite the honor for us, a tribute to our consigners who help us create the ever-changing displays and options for those looking for unique items that represent life in the Lowcountry,” co-owner Caroline Hatcher said in a release.
The eclectic collection of unique items, from original paintings of the salt marsh and the sea shore to antique dishes, hand-crafted tobacco baskets, Bloody Mary Mix made from locally-grown tomatoes, and a 100-label wine shop procured by Robert Mondavi.
The historic building, boasting original single-paned beveled windows and stunning 300-year-old reclaimed wooden floors, was built by James Ross Macdonald in 1877. It quickly became the center of Frogmore’s social and business activity as the corner store.
It was only recently purchased by members of the Sanders family, descendants of Macdonald, who rehabilitated the building, making every effort to preserve its historic integrity and beauty. The Sanders opened Macdonald Marketplace in late 2016, continuing the corner-store legacy and becoming a favorite local or destination shopping experience.
Macdonald Marketplace is located at 853 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.