Sunday, July 24, 2011

Seasonal Sundays - Charleston

I'm linking up today with The Tablescaper and joining the Seasonal Sunday party.   We haven't taken a vacation this summer but we did go to Charleston this spring so I'd like to share just a few of the 500 or so pictures we took. 
I loved stopping to read the various signs posted throughout the historic district. 
 I'm a lover of "little things" and as a walking tourist, small and interesting details were everywhere. 
 Don't you just love the cobblestone streets?
 Not to mention the garden gates.  I wanted so badly to open a few of these gates to go inside!
 Happy summer.


  1. There's something about an iron gate that is so appealing. I'm shoppping around for a new fence for my backyard and seriously considered one, but alas, I need privacy, so this won't do. I've enjoyed your photos so much!

  2. Charleston is one of your most beautiful cities. I've only been there once, and it was during the month of April - so lovely.
    Like you, I enjoy the small details - thanks for sharing them!

  3. Oh, yes. Don't you just want to go through those gates and see what the gardens look like? So tempting!!! Looks like you a wonderful time in Charleston in the spring (best time to be there). Have a delightful week (a cool one I hope).

  4. Charleston is truly charming. We've visited twice in recent years, and I'd like to return for the garden tours in the spring. Lovely photos! I like small things too! ;-)

  5. Fabulous pictures, JoJo!

    While we were at Hilton Head this year we took a side trip to Savannah, and I enjoyed it tremendously! When my friends found out, what do you think EACH one of them said?

    "If you like Savannah, you'd LOVE Charleston!"

    Oh, well, maybe next time!

    Thanks for taking me along with you!

  6. Please do not apologize for the "small stuff" because a true pilgrim and journeyman notices every little detail and I have really enjoyed your blog today. Rebecca.
    "A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching." Sivananda
    "You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle." Paulo Coelho

  7. A lot of those lovely wrought iron gates were made by Phillip Simmons. We were lucky enough to have lived there when he was still plying his art. I regret not having a small piece of it.

    Thanks for the visit.


  8. Love all the architectural features. Want to go there!

    We are kindred spirits because I also look forward to coming home and relaxing reading blogs. They all inspire. Thank you for your post on Charleston.

  9. My husband and I are seriously considering moving back to the Carolina's, love the old historic touches. Everything in Arizona is less that 50 years old.

  10. Charleston is such a charming city. I've visited it twice and each time discovered more to see. Those hidden side gardens are lovely.

    I think that taking time to enjoy the small details makes life richer.

  11. Love your photos of the small details. Sometimes those are the best! Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper