About Us


Susan Kelleher and Shop MOP, Joey Kelleher

Just a little about us…because we’re women, IT IS ALL ABOUT US! Seaside Sisters, our little beach gift shop on Tybee Island, Georgia, was conceived by a terrific triad of women as a result of their love for coastal art, home décor and gifts.

Our beach-inspired gift shop is a collection of fabulous finds specially chosen by our consortium of Seaside Sisters; all with different tastes, talents and takes on the Tybee Island way of life. Diane Kaufman (Mermaid Cottages), , Kathy Trocheck (Mary Kay Andrews), Polly Stramm, Nancy Rubin and Sandra Blount (the Treasure Room) make up the rest of our Seaside Sorority.

We specialize in local art, American-made crafts, funky furnishings, linens and decorative items. But we’d be lazy if we stopped there….books, candles, seasonal stuff, antiques, frivolities, womens accessories and a whole slew of things you will just love!

So the next time you are on Savannah’s Beach: Tybee Island and you need to pick up a gift or just browse the best little shop on the island, stop in and see us! Seaside Sisters…. Sassy, brassy, yet always classy! We are THE BEST LITTLE SHORE HOUSE ON TYBEE!

Nancy Smith, Seaside Sister

Of the trio, I’m the gray-haired partner who loves to paint furniture and old windows (and behind the scene partner who keeps the books). My artwork is fun and funky – you’ll notice the colorful fish on many of my pieces. Each piece is an original and every fish has its very own personality!

My other passion is cooking… I published a cookbook called “Cooking on Tybee Time” May 2008. It is full of all of my favorite recipes as well as stories and photos of my friends and family doing what they love best… EATING!

We look forward to your next visit to Tybee but if you can’t drop by and see us, visit our website, online store, and browse the store. Merchandise changes quickly so call to order ASAP and we will send it your way! Thanks for “visiting” with us!

Diane Kaufman, Seaside Cousin

As one of the Seaside “Cousins”, I’m delighted to be a part of this wonderful store ! I’ve filled my shop space with vintage treasures and original art from local artists who I personally adore and want to share. The brighter, whimsical and more cheerful the better!

In my “spare” time, I manage Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals- a collection of quirky cottages and historic homes ( mostly pet friendly) here on Tybee Island. All of my homeowners love to find coastal treasures for their cottages at Seaside Sisters! We are very proud to manage Paula Deen’s Y’all Come Inn beach retreat and my space in the shop is the headquarters for Paula’s spices, sauces and Captain Michael’s Coffee.

We ‘ve created Beach Bum Biscuits for our 4 legged visitors with proceeds going to support our annual sponsorship of Guide and Service Dogs, so be sure you stop by and pick up a bag for this very worthy cause! Plus the all natural, organic treats are yummy! www.beachbumbiscuits.blogspot.com

Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay Andrews is a part time resident of Tybee Island and a full time writer and all-the-time junker who sells her vintage treasures in her booth at Seaside Sisters. She is the New York Times bestselling author of SUMMER RENTAL, THE FIXER UPPER, DEEP DISH, HISSY FIT, and a trilogy of books set in Savannah and Tybee, SAVANNAH BLUES, SAVANNAH BREEZE and BLUE CHRISTMAS. Her newest novel, SPRING FEVER, will be released this June. You can follow her adventures Facebook, Twitter or on her blog at MaryKayAndrews.com.