June 23, 2010


If you have never had the pleasure of visiting Summerville, South Carolina you are missing out on one of the South's most visually pleasing and charming small towns. I am lucky since my mom lives there, in a quaint 100 year old cottage across the street from the railroad tracks and within a short walk to some really great shops!  We recently visited mom and had a great weekend at the annual Flowertown Festival, which is has been held every spring since 1972 and now draws some 200,000 visitors.  

Walking the streets of Summerville awakens your senses.  Dogwoods, camellias, wisteria, hydrangeas, magnolia trees, azaleas, and many other fragrant and colorful blooms adorn the town and each of her beautiful historic homes. If you love historic houses like I do, you would find it very hard to find a favorite. It really is a wonderful little town.  Lots of shopping, great restaurants and parks and only a 25 minute drive to historic Charleston or the beach. If you are lucky enough to vacation in or around Charleston, definitely make a day trip to Summerville and get out and walk    around! 

Reagan loved the great shops! She's going to take after her mama and nanny! 

Let's walk inside On A Limb, one of my mom's favorite shops.  

Look at this beautiful, historic southern home. We had to stop and take a rest here.  What a perfect spot for us to cool off! 

Continuing our walk around the corner, we got a peak at the back side of the home. 

This is a great representation of the homes in Summerville and Charleston. There are so many like this, it is impossible for me to pick a favorite! 

One day I am going to own one of these homes! It may not happen until my next life but I will do it. The good people of Summerville should cross their fingers for me because if I never end up owning one of these homes I will take up residence in spirit form when I am gone from this earth! 

My visit with mom wasn't long enough but I plan to go back soon.  You should, too! There are plenty of bed and breakfasts to stay in, things to do, and great places to eat.  And if you need a good glass of sweet tea and great conversation, just go visit my mom across the street from the railroad tracks!