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About Us

Bringing Southern Hospitality to YOU! Wether that is from our Curated Collections to shop for yourself or others, Serving you during your dining experience at the Tea Room, or, enjoying our Custom Made Services and Interior Design Consultations!

Our Story

It all started back in 1991, when our owner Meri Ellen Ringer found her new love! As a mom and family woman she fell in love with offering and meeting the needs of the community. Originally based out of their home Material Things Inc. was born. As it grew it eventually moved to a retail space in Chapin. Because of their love, dedication, and growing demand in 2015 after our owners in-laws retired we moved to our beautiful 7,000 sq. ft building located in the heart of Downtown Newberry! Beverly Ringer, Meri Ellen's mother-in-law, ran the very well loved, The Rose Garden Tea Room for many years and once The Gallery opened up, after many comments and requests from those missing Beverly's Tea Room, The Gallery Tea Room was born! Family and community have always been our driving force and we are so grateful to serve you all!

Meet our Labors of Love





Voted "Best Gift Shop" &  "Best Decorated Windows"

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