Come With Me To Charleston ~ part 1

We spent our Easter vacation in Charleston, South Carolina this year.  I had never been there before but my husband assured me that I would love it and he was right.  

We stayed in the historic downtown area where one can stroll for blocks and blocks just admiring the overflowing flower boxes and flickering lantern lit secret entryways.

I kept thinking, "People live here?  Everyday?  In this sheer loveliness?"

For someone, this is home.

And this...

And this...

Even this...

For Americans, this is an old city.  It became Charleston in 1783 but began as Charles Towne in 1670 in honor of King Charles II of England.

*Speaking of England, will you be watching the royal wedding?  I will!*

Well, that's it for the tour today.  If you come back tomorrow I'll share the more mysterious aspects of this alluring city in part 2.  In part 3 I'll take you on a tour of a plantation which includes a 1,000 year old oak tree.

Enjoy your day!

P.S.  I am still hosting my new weekly linky party.  
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Next week's theme will be Mom  in honor of Mother's Day May 8th.
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  1. I love, love, love Charleston! Did you make it to the Charleston City Market? Love that place...watching the ladies make the seagrass baskets. Also, did you get to go to St. Mary's church? :)

    (And yes, I am actually looking forward to watching the wedding. I may even make some scones!)

  2. I did not go into the market - too many touchables for my toddler! - but saw some seagrass salespeople on the sides of the roads. We attended mass in the morning before we left for Charleston so I did not go to St. Mary's. Did you? The whole city is full of churches!!

    As for the scones, do share the recipe! :)


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