|East Bay Hardware, 18 Society St., Charleston, SC|
In front of the key kiosk was a "take one, leave one" library and movie book shelf. They have racks of clothes for sale, a mix of handmade and vintage items and a fund raiser for breast cancer going on. The shop assistant cat was eager to recommend the best potting mix.
I was walking past and saw a sign beckoning me to check out their baby chicks....it pulled me in like a chick magnet. The hardware store is located right downtown, and it was my first stop in my exploration of downtown. The chick-a-dees were uber cute in their fluffy chirping yellow glory. Oh, how I wanted to hold one....somehow I restrained...or maybe I restrained because their habitat had a secure top on it and I did not want to get bounced out of True Value. Other than the adorable baby animals, they had other items that really sets them apart from your average hardware...like stone Buddha's for your garden, live orchids and other live plants. It was a nice garden shop combined with a hardware.
I love that the woman there puts the pretty things she loves right out there with the pipe wrenches and WD40. Last time I was there I bought a saw blade, spackle, anchor bolts and an adorable mulit-colored scarf that's perfect for parties. This is a great place. Never die East Bay Hardware. You rock.