Monday, August 24, 2009

Trip to Walterboro-Part I

Saturday hubby and I took a little day trip to Walterboro.
Main street is filled with antiques shops (14 of them) and restaurants.
The neighborhoods surrounding downtown boast many old homes and cottages.
This one was my favorite:).
Although worn, this old house has charm.
The old high school building now houses the University.
This antique store, just off the main drag, resides in an 1880's Victorian house.
Guess which antiques store was my favorite?
I had as much fun photographing this house as I did shopping in it.
You know you're a blogger when...
you'd rather take pictures of the store than shop in it:).
Hmmm...I'll just relax on the porch-do you think they would bring me some tea?
Love the fretwork!
Of course, the interior of this shop is just as pretty:).
Fluted moldings and rosettes surround every doorway.
Lovely mantels.
The original tiles and fireplace insert in the front parlor.
Stained glass transoms surround the front door.
On the side porch vintage metal chairs invite visitors to sit a spell.
Hubby accepted the invitation.
The artisans center next door had beautiful radiators.
And lovely flowers too.
After shopping we were hungry so we headed to this little Italian restaurant for lunch.
The food was amazing!
Homemade bread with dipping sauce and salad.
Linguini with clams is one of my favorites!
Even this little lizard seemed to like the restaurant. He waited patiently outside for his table to be prepared:).
Believe it or not there is more to see! Come back tomorrow and we will finish our Walterboro trip!

10 comments:

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Lovely...

SweetAnnee said...

Looks so fun...I love Mr Lizard too

Elizabeth Bradley said...

How fun! Love the lizard.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a wonderful tour & feast for the eyes you've taken us on!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Marilyn said...

Beautiful buildings!!
Hugs,
Marilyn

crochet lady said...

I'm with you on taking pictures of the outside of shops. What a cute place.

Your dinner looks great! Never had that particular dish.

Draffin Bears said...

14 Antique shops!.... that would be like paradise to me.
I loved coming along on your trip, seeing the houses and I love that old radiator.
Also the lizard is lovely.

Hugs
Carolyn

Deanna said...

What a great trip to Walterboro.
Liked what you said about blogging, taking pictures of the place instead of shopping in it.
Soooo true.
This was fun.
Have a blessed week,
d

Paula said...

Dear Kim,

Thank you for taking us along on your lovely trip. The town is so charming and quaint! I love what you said about being a blogger! Oh, my favorite antique stores are the ones housed in old homes or old buildings! The one you shared was beautiful! Lunch looks delicious! I am so glad you and hubby had a good day!

Love, Paula

PAPER GIRL said...

Hi Kim:
Thanks for sharing Walterboro... Lovely details, and 14 shops WOW! my kind of town.

looking forward to seeing more.

blessings,
Rosalind