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The Southern Mark
et, an interiors marketplace inspired by the vision of intimate boutiques lining the streets of a charming village, opened its doors 20 years ago. Then and now, it’s a must-visit destination for discerning shoppers seeking an ever-changing and eclectic selection of stylish decorative accessories, distinctive gifts, fine antiques, and original art.  Whether you are seeking the expert advice of one of their talented interior designers & decorators or confident in your own artistic abilities, you will find abundant decorating choices that make shopping an invigorating breeze at Southern Market.  

With that first step through the front entrance, you are transported by soft scents and alluring sights. Your pulse quickens as you try to take it all in— so much to see! To touch! To experience!

Creative juices start flowing – inspired by innovative uses of color and pattern, the sheen of soft metals, the glow of beautiful lamps, inviting artwork, and gift possibilities. Whether you’re searching for a gift of more charm than cost or something quite extravagant for the home – it’s fun to browse! Variety abounds!

“We wanted to provide a shopping experience like no other,” says owner Frances Sexton.  “And in each of our 20 years in business, we have developed and provided exciting and creative retail experiences for our savvy customers.  Our focus is on creating a truly warm, friendly ambiance where it’s decidedly fun to shop.”  Southern Market is at its core a place to uplift the soul and regenerate the mind…a place that stimulates the senses and invigorates one’s inner creative being.  Offering so much more than merely stuff, you will undoubtedly leave Southern Market fully inspired.  Oh, imagine the possibilities!
Beyond the creative storefront, Southern Market merchants gear up for festivals at Southern Market three times each year.  From a festive outdoor Spring Fling the first of April reminiscent of a trendy Parisian flea market to an orange & white Tailgate Party in August, where merchants sell their wares from the tailgates of their vehicles, Southern Market gives shoppers the unique shopping experiences they crave.  Holiday ideas will be endless with interior design presentations, artist workshops, trunk shows, and feature events at the festive Annual Holiday Open House that is scheduled for each November. The holiday event is guaranteed to be full of ideas for the homeowner with an insatiable thirst for decorating.
Frances Sexton and daughter Susan Worthington envisioned the concept of an interiors marketplace, arranging more than 40 shops under one roof.  Each inviting shop is conceived and designed by individual merchants who offer a medley of antique or contemporary furniture, decorative accessories, art, garden décor, jewelry, or gift items. Additionally, each shop is a showcase of intriguing interior design featuring the most charming and current of trends. Such a delightful mix makes Southern Market truly a one-stop shopping destination for all your decorative or gift needs.
Come explore the shops of the Southern Market – You never know what you’ll find!