Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Beautiful Charleston


                                                                                                



                                                                              Hello everyone,

                                                I hope you are not tired of our trip photos because
                                               I wanted to share a few shots of beautiful Charleston.
                                               We have been to Charleston a few times before so
                                              this time we just took a day trip up from Beaufort S.C.
                                                 We took a horse and carriage ride here again as well.
                                                       This is called Rainbow Row and you can see
                                                       the houses are colorful.
                                           
                                                         One of the things I love about Charleston
                                                        is all the beautiful gardens and fences.
                                                              We took a walk by here as it is where
                                                              we spent an enjoyable week last time.
                                                              It is called the Aiken Mansion~perfect
                                                             for us!
                                                          Beautiful flowers in all colors.

                                                                                 


                                                               I didn't have time to take as many shots
                                                              as I would have liked so I am sharing a
                                                             few I took before.
                                                            Magnolia Plantation is beautiful~
                                                            just outside Charleston.


                                                        Some of the beautiful fences of Charleston.
                                                                       Beautiful statues as well.
                            If you ever get the chance to go to Charleston, take it as I
                                       am sure you will love it!

                                       On a different note for any interested Islanders
                                      my Afternoon Tea book is now available at the
                                     following shops:

                                       Emmett & Ellie's on University Ave.

                                      Time Worn Treasures and Antiques St. Peter's Rd.

                                      The Showcase Gift Shop in the Confederation Center.

                                                                 Afternoon Tea Aiken House & Gardens   

                                                                          It might be an idea for Mother's Day!!!
                                                                         Also available through Magcloud for
                                                                        anyone else.

                                                                       Linda at Beautiful Ideas is hosting an online tea
                                                                      party fundraiser for breast cancer .....check
                                                                     out all the details on her blog if you would
                                                                     like to participate!
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                                                                                                    Thank you for visiting,

                                                                                                                        Carolyn

32 comments:

Ellsworth Cottage said...

Your pictures make me want to get and my van and head down there. So beautiful! Magnolia Plantation looks like a gorgeous place. Maybe someday... Thanks for sharing with us.

Bernideen said...

I only know Charleston through the eyes of Theodosia Browning - that is through Laura Child's Tea Murder Mystery books and her fictitious Indigo Tea Room. Your photos are lovely of the "real" place!

Custom Comforts said...

Charleston is my favorite city in the U.S. I haven't been there for quite a few years, so thank you for sharing your lovely pictures. I so agree, their fences, gates, and gardens are so beautiful. You are so lucky to have been there during azalea time as it seems the whole city is abloom.
Cindy

Marie-José said...

What a lovely post Carolyn :)
Beautiful Charleston...it now has been added on my 'wish to do list'
Really magnificent, the colors of the houses, the gardens and the statues...
Thank you for taking me there for this sneak preview ;)

LOVELY GREETINGS, MJ

Alicia said...

FOTOS QUE ALEGRAN EL DIA.
PRECIOSAS LAS FLORES!!!
SALUDITOS

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

Chère Carolyn, merci pour le joli voyage‿✿

Mel said...

My husband and I spent part of our honeymoon in Charleston, and we loved it! We don't buy much artwork, but we have 2 Jim Booth prints of Charleston hanging in our home. Please share all of the photos of that gorgeous city you want!

ARTESANATO EM GERAL said...

Olá Carolyn,

Fico encantada com os locais que você visita, é realmente um espetáculo de colorido e flores.
Um ótimo local para férias, vou começar a sonhar e se possível fazer com que ele se realize, rsrsrs...
Na próxima semana estarei comprando seu livro, não posso deixar de tê-lo, são lembranças inesquecíveis.

Fique em paz e desfrute da próxima temporada, nos proporcionando fotos maravilhosas.

Um beijo.

Lauriane

Mrs.Rabe said...

It's been on my list of places to visit for some time now. I think it is a beautiful place.

Thanks for sharing the photos!

Deanna

Elzie said...

Seems like Charleston is a Beautiful Town. Would be nice to visit it and see all the wonderful houses etc.
Have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

Definitely on my list of places to go, and your pics make me want to move it right to the top.

Melissa Arnold said...

Beautiful Charleston! It looks like a little village in Europe, I definitely have to go there

Susan said...

I have never been to North Carolina, Carolyn, so especially loved your tour. Charleston ooks like a lovely place. Thank you so much. Susan

Marci Fairweather said...

So beautiful! I have avoided the south because I hate the heat, but maybe I should reconsider. :)

Enjoying seeing all your trip photos!!

Wild Oak Designs said...

Such lovely pictures! Great ideas to share, I appreciate them all!
Come for a visit....
Nancy
wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

BeachGypsy said...

Hi Carolyn, wow! this certainly jumped out at me because these are the neighborhood streets I walk regularly!
You did a wonderful job of capturing our beautiful and historic Charleston! I wish I'd known you were in the area, I would loved to have shown you around!

podso said...

It's so odd that we were in Charleston the same day I think! Your photos are beautiful. I too tend to take fence photos. And we may have taken the same wisteria photo! I hope you saw my post on your book. I am enjoying it. Have a nice weekend,

Jann Olson said...

I loved Charleston when we visited there about 6 years ago. I brought home a painting of one of those colorful houses. It hangs in our bedroom. It was yellow and red, of course.
hugs,
Jann

Christines Welt! said...

Hi Carolyn, What a wonderful and enchanting pictures!
I find it very sad that there are not your books in German language, they are beautiful!
Greetings from Germany,
Christine

Madelief said...

Charleston looks like the sort of town, that I love. I have heard many stories of it's beauty in Holland as well.

Have you visited mrs Whaley's garden? She passed away a few years ago, but I wonder if her garden is still there.

Happy weekend!

Madelief x

Justine said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! its colors, energy, optimism and beauty:) You live in the most charming place I've always wnted to visit:)and your garden is just stunning:)
Greetings from sunny Poland:)))

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your pics of Charleston - could never get sick of seeing them. I have always wanted to go there - nearly did when I made it to Savannah but didn't get to Charleston.

One of my favorite close tea society "sisters" lives near there and is always wanting the rest of us to come down. Was going to early spring this year but a family member turned ill and I have been her caregiver......so hopefully next year for sure when everything is in full bloom and not yet too hot!

And for anyone reading comments - I *highly* suggest buying Carolyn's book - it is GORGEOUS! And it makes a very nice gift for someone special for sure!

Carolyn, is there a chance you are related to the owners of Aiken Mansion? That is such a unique name- just wondering.

Happy Mother's Day to you. Hugs.

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Just loved your pics!My parents have a home in Mt Pleasant and I go there as much as possible! Go to Middleton Plantation next time! It is by far the most beautiful one. I'll be posting pics on my blog this week,I was just there the first of April when all the buds were bursting open!
Its just heaven there isn't it!

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Just loved your pics!My parents have a home in Mt Pleasant and I go there as much as possible! Go to Middleton Plantation next time! It is by far the most beautiful one. I'll be posting pics on my blog this week,I was just there the first of April when all the buds were bursting open!
Its just heaven there isn't it!

Linda said...

It makes me want to be there now!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, Carolyn, to you and yours, and to all your readers..XO
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Pamela Gordon said...

I love Charleston and your photos really show off it's beauty. Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

Janice said...

Hi Carolyn,
We saw some of the same things but my photography isn't as good as yours. We did have a lovely time though. The horse and carriage ride was so nice and I saw Rainbow Row. Loved all the soft colors and verandas everywhere.
Thank you for the nice reminder.
Janice

imran muzzfar said...

so amazing photos Your pictures make me want to get and my van and head down there.You did a wonderful job of capturing our beautiful and historic Charleston! I wish I'd known you were in the area, I would loved to have shown you around! The horse and carriage ride was so nice and I saw Rainbow Row. Loved all the soft colors and verandas everywhere.


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Kathryn Bechen said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful pix; we were there years ago and loved it! One of my favorite things were the colored row houses so it was fun to see those on your blog. Happy Summer.

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Tanya Anurag said...

I recently moved to Charlotte and have been planning to visit Charleston ever since I came to NC. Can you please suggest the best time to visit Charleston. I wish to see the same view as captured in the beautiful pictures here :)

Thanks!
Tanya
http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com

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