24 August 2016

Best bathroom award!

Denmark, SC 
Discovering this bathroom in an antique store in Denmark, SC made me laugh. There was even an art show on the walls and I love the Chinese (?) rascals with the balls. I did not buy anything from the bathroom, but I could have! 

23 August 2016

Lions and tigers, oh my!

Denmark, SC 
In the small rural town of Denmark, SC is the most amazing antique store. It was formerly the AT&T building but is now crammed full of furniture, paintings and chandeliers. I have no idea how they got those heavy pieced of furniture up the stairs in the building. Well worth a stop. Drop back by tomorrow and I'll show you my favorite room.
The Caroline Collection came into being over several decades of a couple's passion for things old! It began as an adventure to find pieces for themselves, and then became a growing business. Upon acquiring the grand old AT&T building, a home from which to market their extensive antique collection had been found.Their love of antiques and conviction that surrounding oneself with fine pieces gives great joy, makes the pursuit of acquiring new treasures genuinely fun!



22 August 2016

Peek-a-boo!
This delighted me so much. It was one of the first shots of the day on my Saturday road trip and the camera lens misted up in the heat and humidity. I love people who do something simple to make folks driving by smile. In this case it worked!

The frequently photographed house below will let some people know the location. We all love this beautiful old house at the intersection that is slowly but surely being renovated.


Peek-a-boo!

Peek-a-boo!
This delighted me so much. It was one of the first shots of the day on my Saturday road trip and the camera lens misted up in the heat and humidity. I love people who do something simple to make folks driving by smile. In this case it worked!

The frequently photographed house below will let some people know the location. We all love this beautiful old house at the intersection that is slowly but surely being renovated.


21 August 2016

Indian Cooking Class

Indian cooking class, Charleston, SC 
This was a fun way to spend an evening! My friend Karen gathered interested participants in her home for an Indian cooking class by Gita from the India Spice store. Good fun, delicious dinner and I have leftovers for tomorrow. Can't beat that. Except maybe with an Indian dessert cooking class?


Church Photo in Lieu of Attendance - Tabernacle Baptist

Tabernacle Baptist, Blackville, SC
The little scrap of decorative window in the abandoned church caught my eye and made it a worthy entrance in the Church Photo in Lieu of Attendance category. I believe it was on the drive out of Blackville, SC so will leave that as the title until further research proves me right or wrong. I need to carry a notebook and make a note of photo locations.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I have extra time to lollygag since I am skipping my long walks this weekend. I have a dressing on my ear and neck that I can't get wet until it comes off on Monday afternoon, so I can't wash my hair, so I don't want to drip sweat in this heat. I am hanging out in the cool house and need to get some chores done.


20 August 2016

God's Own Acre

Healing Springs, Blackville, SC 
Three miles out of tiny, downtown Blackville, turn right at Healing Springs Road and right again at the Healing Springs Baptist Church to find an acre of land deeded to God. The bright blue sign reminds everyone to respect that fact and keep it clean. Cars pull up one after another with empty containers to fill from the pipes bubbling clear water from the ground. We parked next to a car load of excited young women who had driven hours out of their way on a trip from New Hampshire to fill large water containers and drink from the spring. Healing water!
According to the legend, four gravely-wounded British soldiers were found wandering the woods after the Battle of Windy Hill Creek. A group of Native Americans came across the men on the brink of death and took them to the spring.Amazingly, after drinking the water, all of the men made a full recovery and after only a few months, and walked back into their camp as if nothing had happened at all. The Natives gave all the credit to the Healing Well.
Over the years, the supposedly sacred land and mineral well have passed to many people, at least until 1944 when the owner, Mr. Boyston, deeded the land to God. Nope I'm not kidding. He did so, however, so that anyone in need of healing, either from a paper cut to a open wound, could grab a drink at the amazing healing well and be cured from all their ails



18 August 2016

Roadside bouquet

Ferns, Charleston, SC 
If it was on my property I'd be sighing and pulling them as weeds but somehow when I see them on the street popping out of cracks the display delights me.

I had a different day today and spent much of it at the Dermatology & Laser Center having the mohs procedure for a bit of skin cancer on my ear. Not my favorite way to spend a day but all went well as far as I can tell. I'll be sleeping on one side tonight and trying to figure out how I will wash my hair without getting my bandages wet until Monday. Hmmm.


16 August 2016

Warren St. beauty

Warren St., Charleston, SC  
Someone got a face-lift! How nice to see this lovely home getting spruced up. I'm glad I'm not perched on the roof doing that tricky paint job but it is pretty. There are so many trees around this house it is hard to get a decent shot of it.

9,902 steps after my evening walk and left a sweat dripped trail. Anyone who cared to could have followed me home. Drip, drip.

15 August 2016

Reflections

Reflections, King St., Charleston, SC  
As I waited to take pictures of the parade this weekend, I entertained myself with the reflection of a bright yellow bicycle in the honey shop. Coolness abounds. 

A recently opened fun shop on King St. is Lulu Burgess. They have had a store in Beaufort for years that I always tried to stop in so I was tickled to see a branch in Charleston. They have happy trinkets and toys as well as some jewelry and clothing. It is the clever toys and gadgets that delight my inner child. Who doesn't need hand finger puppets and super hero outfits for your fingers? I clearly did.