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White Rose Crossing Celebrations: A One-of-A-Kind Gift Shop

Dec 02, 2014 12:38PM ● By Odell Williams

‘Tis the season for “gift-giving,” and with the clock ticking away, many local residents, as is most of the nation, are gathering up shopping lists, sales flyers and post-it notes in preparation to “brave” the elements and shopping crowds in an effort to purchase the perfect gifts for family members and friends. Frenzied shoppers will wrestle with the usual litany of gift-purchasing questions: How much can I spend? Where can I go for the perfect, affordable gifts while avoiding the crushing masses of humanity?    

Tucked away in a quaint, “shopper-friendly” location on 831 Meeting Street, in West Columbia, is a popular local gift shop loved by many area residents, considered to be one of the Midlands’ best-kept secrets: White Rose Crossing Celebrations. Opening its doors last October, the gift shop is a great choice for shoppers to complete this year’s holiday purchases.

This unique, eclectic gift shop features a wide range of goods, merchandise and services at very affordable prices, many of which are produced by local sellers. The trendy shop not only has unique, one-of-a-kind new items but also offers antiques, artwork, distinctive clothing, photography, pottery, stained glass, yard art, handcrafted jewelry selections and more that will surely not disappoint.

As owner Martha Wise proudly states, “White Rose has a lot to offer and something for everyone.” Wise adds, “Not only will you find eclectic, unique gift items at White Rose Crossing, but, best yet, the purchases made at White Rose support the efforts of the many local artists and artisans.”

White Rose Crossing Celebrations also offers the shop as a rental venue for occasions, such as book signings, baby showers, birthday parties, bridal showers and intimate memorial services. In addition, White Rose Crossing hosts its “open mic” event every first and third Tuesday, featuring the entertainment of local poets and musicians.  

Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., is White Rose Crossing’s Holiday Open House. At 3 p.m., singer and musician Tonya Tyner will take the stage. Also featured, with a product-tasting showcase of their popular Seay’s dipping sauce, will be owners Joe and Marilyn Seay. Special sale offers on select items throughout the store will be available all day. 

With so much to offer, why go anywhere else? This holiday season, avoid the dreaded “shopper masses” and predictable purchase routines by adding White Rose Crossing Celebration to your “must-go-there” list. Find out what many already know … White Rose Crossing Celebrations is the place to go for the perfect gift.

For more information, call 803-724-7285 or visit

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