Our Story

True South Designs is a small gift company based out of Richmond Hill, GA - just south of Savannah.
     Marianne Williams, owner,  has a deep “Love of Place” that includes the people, history, and elements that surround her. It is this deep love that inspired me to form a small business that represented all the things I love about this small coastal town and its surrounding area.  I quickly realized that this “Love of Place” resonated with locals and tourists alike all over the map.  We take this and translate that feeling into unique keepsakes.
     An article written about True South, coined the company as being “Gritty Couture”, I couldn’t agree more with how this represents the beauty found in oyster shells; taking a such a raw element and refining it into a unique piece of jewelry or home decor item. Our original watercolor maps are a integral part of what makes True South Designs stand out.  Maps tell you where you are, where you are going, how to get there, and bring a sense of comfort that you will always find your way home.  True South Designs collaborates with local artists to capture all the things that make a city or town unique, historic and inviting. These maps are then transferred to make their signature oyster shell ornaments, tea towels, art prints, and an entire line of gift items. 
     The BEST part of what we do it meeting new people and visiting new places to add to our lines.  Our items can be customized to show your "Love of Place"--contact us and ask how!!