Posts Tagged ‘Gift Shops of Galveston’
Blossom Street Gallery, soon to be renamed Watson Gallery, is a new and significant addition to downtown Galveston. The island location recently opened on May 3 and other Blossom Street Gallery locations continue to sprout up everywhere. Current locations include one each on The Strand and in The Woodlands.
By Alyssa Jaisle
The Teak Store in Galveston has had as extensive a journey to the island as the furniture sold there. Jerry Poland, the warm and helpful owner, began Teak Imports USA in 1996 all the way in Maui. After enjoying a successful 13 years on that island, he moved to ours.
In February 2009, Poland and The Teak Store officially began business in downtown Galveston. The store provides not only the best selection of teak furniture available but also the best service. When you walk in the door you feel like you are entering a shiny forest, minus the greenery. Beautiful wood gleans from all corners and just when you thought you’ve seen it all, you spot a decorative teak dragon peeking out from behind the stately bench to your right.
The Teak Store sees many customers during the day, but Art Walk is when the store enjoys the most traffic as the furniture is considered pieces of art. Poland travels all the way to Bali to shop and ship back prime pieces to Galveston. The trip takes about a month and after placing an order, the furniture takes over two months to reach the store.
Poland says it’s always an exciting time when new furniture arrives because it takes so long between orders and deliveries some pieces even surprise him! The Teak Store is located at 2227 Post Office. Contact the store by calling 409-750-9505.
Fullen Jewelry store on Postoffice has a wide variety of jewelry that will suit all tastes. In various prices and metal compositions they offer necklaces, rings, bracelets and more.
Find treasures at the Island’s many gift shops along the beach
by lori thompson