Monday, April 12, 2010

Beautiful Charleston!

Hello ! I am back from our trip to Charleston and we had a great time there. The city is so beautiful with amazing gardens tucked in around all the beautiful homes in the historic district.
We walked around the town each day and I was totally wowed! There is so much to see and enjoy there.

There are over one hundred beautiful churches in Charleston!
The architecture is amazing!
Aren't they beautiful?
We enjoyed a horse and carriage ride and got the history of the buildings as we passed.
There were such beautiful flowering shrubs etc. everywhere.
Love all the wisteria blooming everywhere.
Beautiful porches on most all the homes.
I went on the annual house and garden tour on Saturday and got to see in five beautiful historic homes and seven gardens. The above garden was enclosed with high brick walls and I felt like I had just stepped into The Secret Garden(movie). Everyday was sunny and perfect temperature-I look forward to going back again sometime. I took over 1000 pictures so I will have to share a few more of my favorites with you in a couple of days. I am also looking forward to catching up with you all as soon as I can.
We were at the airport at 3 a.m. this morning so I am off for a nice hot bath and then my own little bed!

Have a good night,
Carolyn

36 comments:

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a exciting trip! That first house with the windowboxes... perfectly delightful!! I can't wait to see more!
Bella

The Tablescaper said...

It sounds like you had a great trip. I can't wait to hear more about it. Did you purchase any treasures??? How is the construction going?

- The Tablescaper

Atelier de Charo said...

I want to be there, all is so beautiful!!!

Hugs
Charo

Susan said...

Oh, Carolyn, welcome back! So happy you had a wonderful time. Today's photos are great. Loved them. Take care. Look forward to seeing all 1000 pictures! Sincerely, Susan

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Hello Carolyn,
thank you for sharing your pictures of Charleston. It is always a pleasure to see such a well-gromed town. Francesca

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Carolyn

Such a beautiful place!!! I really enjoyed your post.

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Jojo said...

The photos are fabulous. They make me want to go for a visit, especially now with everything in bloom. Looking forward to seeing more photos.

podso said...

Ah, beautiful Charleston. Your photos are great and show it well. Glad you got in to see the houses and gardens. I'm so glad the weather was great and not so hot! Look forward to seeing more.

santamaker said...

I agree...Charleston is so charming and beautiful. My daughters are both living there now while attending MUSC dental school. It's always so much fun to visit!

La Table De Nana said...

I'd like that trip..I loved the movie The Secret Garden:) Wonderful photos..thank you for sharing them~

Kiki said...

Fabulous post..such a treat to see these gorgeous photos! Wonderful!
Kiki~

Karen said...

Hello Carolyn,
Beautiful pictures of a really lovely southern city.I am so glad you're back. I have missed you!

MariaPar said...

All is so beautiful ! Greetings from Poland

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Welcome back Carolyn! Looks like you had a fabulous trip! The history and the beauty of the place must have been intoxicating! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Oooh ... I was just talking to my mom a couple of days ago about how I'm dying to go on a garden tour of Charleston. *sigh* Maybe someday ...

Suzann said...

oh my how beautiful!!!
Someday I hope to travel here.

A Garden of Threads said...

Welcome back Carolyn, I am glad you had a wonderful time and the weather was perfect. The photos are fantastic. I enjoyed the small tour. So nice to sleep in your own bed. Take care.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Good to have you back. I am glad you and Andrew had a good time. When I look at the pictures and blue sky, mmmm I wish I could have joined you.

Looking forward to the other pictures.

Lieve groet,

Madelief

Janie's World said...

OOO, I'm so excited to see your pictures from the Garden Tour. Charleston is so beautiful.

Islandsparrow said...

Oh wow! What a gorgeous place! You must felt like you were in garden heaven :)

Hope you had a good rest last night - and are enjoying being back home!

Marie said...

I've always wanted to go to Charleston myself. Thanks for showing us your beautiful photos Carolyn!
-marie

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Welcome back Carolyn! Charleston will be our next destination when we are in that area again. I am enjoying seeing all your pics! Can't wait for more!~Patti

Paula said...

Dear Carolyn,
Welcome home! I am so happy you had such a wonderful trip!!! I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful photos you shared so much! I look forward to seeing lots more. The architecture is amazing! I love all of the porches. I would love to see the garden that reminded you of the Secret Garden movie. I love that book and the movie too! Thank you for sharing your lovely trip with us! Love, Paula

It's me said...

Welcome back !!!!

The photos are fabulous.........take a bath and a goor rest.......have a good week hugs from me........

Maya said...

I'd love to visit Charleston! Thanks for sharing your trip. Such beautiful homes and street.

Bernideen said...

Nothing is blooming here but it is COMING OUT OF THE GROUND which is promising! What a lovely place and already so IN BLOOM!

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Welcome back Carolyn!

Such lovely pictures ~ thank you for sharing them and you must know we're all looking forward to seeing more. :)

That wisteria in bloom almost makes me weep as I look out at our (barely) emerging spring garden! Thank you for the delightful eye candy. xo

Riet said...

Hi Carolyn. What beautiful pictures you have for us. I love those old mansions and buildings. Oh if I could live in one of those. Looking forward to more .

Molly @ Star Cottage said...

What a lovely vacation you must have had. I was born in Charelston and hope to go back for a visit someday. ;) Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos.
Many Blessings,
Molly

CountryBlessings@Lakewood said...

It looks like you had a beautiful time. Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Cindy

Beverly said...

I am so glad you loved Charleston. It is my favorite city, and I knew you would fall in love with it, too.

Southern Touch Catering said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures. Charleston is one of the most beautiful cities I've ever been to.

One Shabby Old House said...

Hi Carolyn,
Charleston is one of my favorites places. Bluegreen has a timeshare there and I have enjoyed it with my friends and hubby. We walked enough to drop 5 lbs. even eating friend green tomatoes and BBQ shrimp and grits. Your pictures are amazing. You have such an eye. I took lots of pictures of the doors on the houses. Weren't they amazing. And I loaded up my camera cards too. Everything there is wonderful. Glad you had a good time.
Hugs
Becky

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

Welcome back! You´ve been missed :) Hope to see a lot of pictures from your vacation - so far so good! The buildings are amazing to me.

Have a nice day,
Sanna

sweet bay said...

I haven't been to Charleston in 20 years, but it is a beautiful city. I'm glad you got to see it and enjoyed it so much! Your pictures look wonderful.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

The wisteria is gorgeous! How fun that you got to do the home and garden tours. I think I would have been in photography heaven!