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Tybee Ends October With The Big Squeeze

tybee ends october wit the big squeezeTybee ends October with the Big Squeeze when the Mobile Mamography Unit rolls into town on Thursday, October 30th!  Once again, our Seaside Sisters want you to push ’em up and point ’em out.  Our island air helps keep ’em perky!  We just enjoy mashin’ y’all so much we want you to stop by and reward yourself before and after you put ’em out there!

Grab your favorite girls and wear your best pearls today, all day long!  Show us your pearls and you’ll get a $10 Gift Certificate that’ll be good on any purchase during the Seaside Sisters Holiday Open House on November 8th and 9th.

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Then, call 912.819.6800 to schedule your mammogram!… read more

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What Are You Bringing To Tybee?

what are you bringing to tybee

Photo by Susan Anglen

What are you bringing to Tybee?  You know once you get here you’ll be eat up with fun in the sun, fresh seafood and starry nights by the sea.  Take a peek in our beach bag for some great tips as to what you should bring with you (don’t go into super-human packing mode. Most of these can be found right here in Tybee Island and Savannah, so travel light and stock up once you get here.).  This week we want to recommend some beach reads, sunscreen, sweet treats, cool beverages and a very sweet bike ride…. read more

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Seaside Sisters 2014 Best of Tybee Island

Seaside sistersSeaside Sisters has been selected for the 2014 Best of Tybee Island Award in the Gift Shops category by the Tybee Island Award Program.

Full of local art, American-made crafts, funky furnishings, linens, and decorative items, Seaside Sisters also offers books, candles, seasonal stuff, antiques, frivolities, women’s accessories and a whole slew of things you will just love! Their beach-inspired gift shop is a collection of fabulous finds specially chosen by their consortium of Seaside Sisters; all with different tastes, talents and takes on the Tybee Island way of life.

Seaside Sisters decor

Each year, the Tybee Island Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Tybee Island area a great place to live, work and play.

Seaside Sisters Jewelry

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Tybee Island Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Tybee Island Award Program and data provided by third parties.  So, be sure to stop by to celebrate Seaside Sisters’ 2014 Best of Tybee Island Award!


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Counting Turtles and Saying Thanks!

Tybee Island Sea Turtles, Mermaid Morning Bliss CoffeeHere’s the latest update from Turtle Tammy!

“We are on a roll. Nest #13 was found this morning. Katie found the track. Some folks witnessed the turtle nesting and left a message at the science center. It was relocated to the dunes just south of 7th Street, 120 eggs. We are one away from our record, I expect to exceed the record, of 14, by next week, maybe even this weekend. There were four other false crawls this morning found by Katie and Kevin, but only that one nest.Mermaids Make A Difference, Mermaid Morning Bliss

I gave an interview today, with WSAV. The interview was in regards to the photo that shows four guys with a loggerhead. This occurred on Pine Island, off Wassaw Island. The guys felt the turtle was stuck and decided to help her to the water. Although it is possible for a turtle to get stuck it is rare. In the interview,  I made sure to tell people that if they encounter a turtle, to call the 1-800-save-me phone number. That way someone from DNR could respond and make sure the turtle is okay or needs to be rehabilitated. A stranded turtle could mean the turtle is sick, injured or incapacitated is some way. Hopefully the turtle is just fine.”

Woo hoo!  Isn’t this exciting?  You bet!  But, please remember to always call if you think you see a sea turtle in distress.  The number again is 1-800-save-me.  Be sure to stop by Seaside Sisters and get your Mermaid Morning Bliss coffee.  It looks like we’ll have a lot of sea turtles to support!

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Spring Fever: Mary Kay Andrews’ Book Party

Mary Kay Andrews Book Signing Party in Tybee IslandJoin us for Southern Chick Lit and Cheerwine!

Thursday, July 5th from 5PM – 7 PM

Seaside Sisters/Tybee Island…where the heck else???

Celebrate the release of NYT’s #5 Bestseller, “SPRING FEVER”, Mary Kay Andrews’s sweetest beach read yet!

Meet Mary Kay, get your book signed and enjoy FREE bottles of Cheerwine, Cheerwine Cake, FREE fun Mary Kay and Cheerwine giveaways! Every copy of “Spring Fever” sold holds a ticket for a drawing to go to a PRIVATE party on Tybee Island with Mary Kay Andrews (OMG, what will we WEAR?)

So come on in, grab a bottle of Cheerwine and sit a spell with Mary Kay Andrews. It may be summertime, but it’ll feel like SPRING FEVER in the shop.

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Paw4Vets Fundraising Success!

We had an incredible turn out last Saturday for our Paws4Vets fundraiser! If you didn’t make it, you missed a lot of fun and friendship! Saturday, January 28th, Seaside Sisters on Tybee Island totally “went to the dogs!” We gathered there to help raise money to support Paws4Vets and to help fund the training of one very special puppy. Jimmy, an 8-week old Golden Retriever puppy named after our beloved Jimmy Kelleher of Seaside Sweets, will be trained by the wonderful people at Paws4Vets to be a service dog; he will go on to be the companion of a soldier right here in the Savannah area.

Through the Paws4Vets Assistance Dog Placement Program, our Veterans and Active-Duty Service Members (or their dependents) with physical, neurological, psychiatric, or emotional disabilities can receive Psychiatric Service Dogs, Mobility Service Dogs, and Rehabilitative Assistance Dogs free of charge. All Paws4Vets Assistance Dogs are trained by federal inmates within one of five federal prisons and/or the Paws4Vets Wounded Warrior PTSD Intervention and Assistance Dog Training Program. It’s a wonderful thing, and Mermaid Cottages is proud to sponsor such a great cause!

Saturday was certainly amazing! Paws4Vets founders Kyria Henry and her veteran father, Terry Henry, other service dogs from Paws4People, and soldiers from Ft Stewart and the surrounding area with service dogs came out to celebrate and help in the effort! Mary Kay Andrews was there as well with a fresh haul of wonderful vintage lovelies in tow, and pen in hand, ready to sign books for fans. There was an amazing silent auction full of treasures on which to bid, which included, among other things, a signed copy of Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible!  Mermaid Cottages was there with our Beach Bum Biscuits and tee shirts. The proceeds from the sales of those items, as well as 10% of each purchase made in Seaside Sisters that day, went to the fundraising cause! And, to top it all off, there was a bake sale to end all bake sales. It was a wonderful day!

We were also honored to see and feature our fundraiser on their sites! Make sure to head over and read the posts. We are so excited about them!

In all, the fundraising efforts raised $1000 to help Paws4Vets! Thanks to everyone for coming out to Seaside Sisters and supporting this great cause! We couldn’t have done it without you!

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The Beautiful Photography of Belinda Hall

We are already excited about our Paws4Vets fundraiser this coming Saturday, but now we have more to be excited about! The amazingly talented Belinda Hall, of Belinda Hall Photographyhas contributed some wonderful items to our Silent Auction!

Come out to our Silent Auction This Saturday and bid on this amazing package!

Make sure you come out to Seaside Sisters to win this wonderful package! Portrait photographer Belinda Hall will capture portraits of your beloved furry friend and present you with images you will cherish for a lifetime. Your choice of on-location portrait session to include your entire family (humans welcome!) or you may save the session just for your furry friend. The session includes one hour with your professional photographer, 30-50 edited images presented in a password protected online gallery for download & sharing. You’ll be able to download web friendly images & print friendly versions of your pictures. The printing release included as well!

Taken at The Enlisted Men's Mess Hall, photography by Belinda Hall

Belinda is incredibly talented, and we are proud to say she has taken some of the amazing pictures of our cottages you see around our website. Her portfolio is gorgeous, and a definite must-see! In addition to pet portraits, Belinda can help you with just about any photography need you may have.  She says it best herself:

The talented Belinda Hall, photographer extraordinaire!

“The beautiful chaos and passion that life holds drives me as an artist. My specialties include Weddings, Portraiture, Fine Art, Architectural,and Commercial Photography. I am grateful for the opportunity to capture your moments in life, they are not only special to you but dear to my heart because I am given another chance to express the poetry of life through my love, photography.” — Belinda Ann Hall

Beautiful beach photography by Belinda Hall

If you want to see even more beautiful work by Belinda, make sure to stop by her website, You can even follow her on Facebook! We couldn’t be happier about her generous contribution to our auction this weekend and would like to say a great big Thank You to Belinda. Your talent never ceases to amaze us!

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Live Like a Local: Mermaids Make a Difference with Paws4Vets

Come out with Mermaid Cottages this Saturday, January 28th, 2012 and help us as we expand our Mermaids Make a Difference campaign! This coming Saturday, from 1 PM-3 PM, Mermaid Cottages and Paws4Vets will host a fund raiser at Seaside Sisters and kick off this newest addition to the Mermaids Make A Difference community service programs. Also featured at this special event will be Paws4Vets founders Kyria Henry and her veteran father, Terry Henry, other service dogs from Paws4People, and soldiers from Ft Stewart and the surrounding area with service dogs.

Through the Paws4Vets Assistance Dog Placement Program our Veterans and Active-Duty Service Members or their dependents with physical, neurological, psychiatric or emotional disabilities can receive Psychiatric Service Dogs, Mobility Service Dogs and Rehabilitative Assistance Dogs, free of charge. All Paws4Vets Assistance Dogs are trained by federal inmates within one of five federal prisons and/or the Paws4Vets Wounded Warrior PTSD Intervention and Assistance Dog Training Program.

“Mermaid Cottages has always sponsored puppies to be trained as Guide Dogs and Service Dogs for persons with disabilities and we are now expanding the programs to include dogs specifically trained to serve veterans. Proceeds from the sales of our Beach Bum Biscuits and our Tee Shirts will also go towards sponsoring dogs for our veterans. We are honored to be partnering with Kyria Henry, Terry Henry, and the Paws4Vets program. We invite everyone to come out and support our veterans and their families!” ~Head Mermaid, Diane Kaufman

So come on out to Seaside Sisters Saturday and meet Jimmy, an 8-week old Golden Retriever puppy (named after our beloved Jimmy Kelleher of Seaside Sweets). This fundraiser is being held to sponsor little Jimmy’s training as a service dog for Paws4People. Funds from the sale of Beach Bum Biscuits dog treats and t-shirts go towards the sponsorship of this new furry hero, so we encourage you to shop ’til you drop for a great cause!  This little puppy will be placed as an assistance dog with a veteran or his family in the Savannah area. How exciting is that! Come be a part of something grand, stock up on some yummy dog treats for your special pooch, and honor those that fight for our country, too. See you Saturday!


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Tybee’s Holiday Shop and Stroll is Here!

The big day is getting close…are you ready for the shopping? Well, if you are looking for wonderful places for fabulous gifts, look no further than Tybee Island! We have so many wonderful places to get unique and wonderful gifts it’ll make your head spin! And this weekend, you can explore them all during the Holiday Shop and Stroll, going on Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd and 4th, right here on Tybee!

Of course, Seaside Sisters has everything you need for the holidays, so make sure you visit them! From classy to sassy, classic coastal to Tybee quirky, they are the place to go! Also, pick up all your Mermaid Cottages stocking stuffers like Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee or Beach Bum Biscuits at Seaside Sisters as well. Those are feel good presents too, since every purchase helps out the Tybee sea turtles and our sponsored service and guide dogs, respectively! The ladies at the shop have all sorts of fun, sassy, and definitely unique gift ideas, so don’t miss it!

Tybee also has loads of wonderful art galleries and other shops, perfect for anyone on your Christmas list! Stop by the Atlantic Beacon Art GalleryLatitude 32, and Gallery By the Sea, and Tybee Fish Art and more for gifts of all kinds, from clothing to handmade art from local and regional artists. So, if you are shopping for the mermaid-at-heart in your life, why not come to Tybee and knock a chunk outta that shopping list? See y’all soon!

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Are There Mermaids In Scotland?

Are there Mermaids in Scotland?

You bet! We have the photographs to prove it!

Our wonderful Mermaid Melissa and Mermaid Judy and their mermen recently took a trip of a lifetime from our little hamlet by the sea all the way to the United Kingdom where they made their way through Scotland to Loch Ness and to Invergarry Castle.  Wherever they went they were admired, but was it for their obvious beauty or was because of what they were wearing?   Hmmm.

Now you can sport our signature Mermaid Tees, too.  Of course, we hope you’ll come visit soon and pick one up (or more) while you’re here, but if you can’t wait just get yours from Seaside Sisters!



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