Archive for Travel Notes
They are located north of London, England, so should you be traveling over there soon it is a great way to see the countryside and if you are not traveling over there real soon, this may give you reason to! Either way, it is a fantastic idea and I’m glad I could pass it on.
They have an entire “fleet” of these darling retro campers, here are just a few I wanted to introduce you to… Constance, Ruby, Flo…
And here are Gracie, Matilda, and Nell and Betty. Don’t you just love that they have such darling names?
Travel on my friends….(oh, and you must send photos to me if you go!)
So many gardens around Charleston offer just glimpses as you stroll through the cobblestone streets. A peek here , a glimpse there. Not everyone wants the world gawking in at them as they enjoy the pleasures of their private space. I can’t complain too loudly, I wouldn’t want all of the tourists looking at me either!
Most gardens that have sympathy on the walkers-by or the tourist at least offer a peek through a garden date or bit of wrought iron. I will share a few images with you that inspired me and got me thinking about what touches I could add to my own garden to give it a bit of Charleston charm.
I love the ferns mixed with the delicate flowers in this moss covered planter.
Some of the flowers were so quietly pretty, just brightening up their little corner of the garden, waiting to be discovered. A few of the plantings were quite old, heirloom plants that were brought over to this “new world” they were settling in the 1700′s!
I just loved the statues covered with moss and time surprising me from their secret spots. This particular one was my favorite.
A beautiful place to show off some roses.
I hope you find some to inspire you as well! Enjoy….
I haven’t been able to share some photos of my trip down to Charleston, South Carolina with you yet. It was a very charming city- we ended up staying longer in Charleston than we planned. There was so much to do, great places to eat, history on every block and loads of charm.
I especially liked the quaint little “boroughs” in the Historic District. The street signs designated which area we were in- such as the French Quarter. I loved all of the wonderful wrought iron that the city is known for as well. (Maybe I can share some of those images with you on another day.)
Today I will let you enjoy a sneak peak at some of the restored old homes that have such historic significance to the area. I was dying to peek inside each one… but didn’t think it was proper to go press my nose against the windows….
The popular “Rainbow Row”, was a favorite area, with most houses dating back to the 1700′s, when that section of East Bay Street faced the bustling wharves of a colonial sea port. Most homes were built townhouse-style, and often with adjoining walls. The buildings were designed to host businesses and stores on the main street level, with the residences above them. The last business on Rainbow Row closed in 1970, and now the street remains residential, with homes worth millions.
The streets where very narrow, as in colonial times, that was all that was needed, some alleys only big enough for one car to barely get through.
Enjoy the homes on Rainbow Row, I will give you a glimpse of another part of Charleston next time…
I just wanted to let you all know that I will not be posting for a few days to take in the charming city of Charleston, SC. I can’t wait to visit the Historic District with the antebellum homes, row houses, historical buildings, and history.
I am told everything is in bloom, so hoping for some garden tours as well. Trying to decide which of the many plantation tours to take. Any suggestions from those who have been there?
We will also be traveling down the coast a bit to historic Beaufort as well. This is the city that has been in so many movies for it’s historic charm and seaside appeal. Oh, I can’t wait!
As you all know, I love good food, so I have also been reading a few reviews on where to dine and take in the flavors of the south. Sounds like great dining won’t be a problem, just enough days to take it all in!
Well, I will be “back” next week to share some photos, stories, and some tips on one of the great cities of our south. Till then….
Just like flowers blooming in the spring… I am excited to share some “blooming” new features will be added to Celebrate Life Everyday over the next few months!
First, I will be starting an Interview Series. I am so excited about this! The interviews will be with highly creative, talented people who have so much to share with us. Some of these fantastic people will be kindred spirits that I know and have worked with, others we will both be getting to “know”. The first interview will start in just a week or two!! This can’t be missed…
Next… Giveaways! Yes, free things to win! I will be hosting contests and special events to give things away to readers like you! All you have to do is read often to find out what free treasure could be yours next… it’s like an online party!
There are of course lots of additional things planned for the Celebrate Life Everyday blog, but the last thing I am going to share with you now is… online shopping! Yes, this will be coming in several formats, but I will be able to share all of my favorite things with you, and you will be able to click on the link and learn more, or to purchase that item as well. I am working on this as we speak and I will reveal more as soon as things are up and ready!
Thanks for reading and I look forward to sharing so much more with you….