I went to Charleston, SC a few weekends ago to see my Kel Kel Lollybritches. (aka Kelly Biscopink) What a wonderful weekend - Charleston is a beautiful city with tons of history and architecture and FOOD and water and beaches and shopping. I'm pretty sure I could live there. For real. When Kelly told me last summer she was moving there from Cincinnati, I was sad and secretly hoping she would hate it there and come back to me here.
What the heck was I thinking?
I can't hate on her for leaving SW Ohio for all that Chucktown has to offer.
Um, I'm ready to pack it up and join her.
We shopped and hit the local quilt stores and hung out on the beach. Fabulous.
This little shop was in Summerville. It was like a REAL Anthropologie - tons of antiques and trinkets and beautiful linenes and decor. It was like a treasure hunt. And Kelly found a white Feather weight in a blue case in very good condition just sitting under a chair in the corner. She got it for a steal and had a great big goofy smile for the rest of the day.
Pyrex heaven in a little vintage shop in Summerville. If I could have taken a bunch of this back home with me on my flight, I would have.
People, Places and Quilts in Summerville. Lovely shop with a good selection of modern and traditional fabrics and tons of books and patterns. This is Kelly's favorite shop and we were treated like quilting celebrities while we were there. (Kelly just happened to mention we wrote a book that they sell...) Highly recommend that you stop by this gem if you have to good fortune of passing through Charleston.
Courtney and Shannon from Martha Pullen joined us on Saturday and Sunday. I LURVE these girls. So funny, intelligent and warm. Good southern girls.
My first oyster.
My last oyster.
Folly Beach. Great day in the sun, people watching and enjoying the sand crabs that were running around near us. Kinda creepy, but very entertaining. We spent the rest of the afternoon at a bar enjoying some music and drinkin PBR tall boys. Good stuff.
One of the mandatory events that needed to take place on my visit was a date with some shrimp and grits. I don't normally take pics of my food, but holy crap, y'all. This was soooo good. That's a fried green tomato in that stack of shrimpy, cheesy goodness. And it was perfect.
A quick hop into the Anthropologie store in downtown C-town and I happen upon this quilty frock. It was amazing - I couldn't take my eyes off of it!
Planning to take the husband back for a little romantic trip - just the two of us.
Thank you to my Lolly for her expert hostess skills and tour guiding!!