while in charleston

I mentioned yesterday that we visited Charleston last week as M. wanted to see the homes in the historic district. So we walked and walked around the homes along the Battery, King St., Meeting St. and so on, but my favorite street was Church St. We toured the inside of the Heyward-Washington House built in 1772 and I'm so glad we did. I really appreciate the ingenuity and simplicity of Colonial era homes and the finely crafted details, like the ironwork window shutter closures, interior wood paneling, the painted tiles around the fireplaces, the hand blown crystal glasses, and the furniture. And do you know what one of my absolute favorite parts of these homes? The courtyard gardens. I dream of having a courtyard garden. Dream I tell you.
Before we left, we stopped for a bite at Five Loaves Cafe, as recommended by Shari and I wish I could tell you descriptively and exactly what we ordered. But M. had a homemade pasta in cream sauce with mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes and I had a tofu and roasted vegetables on baguette with spicy honey mustard. It was delicious and such a nice way to finish our day-long outing.

Well I think I'm getting close to having the new shell watercolors ready for the shop, I'll keep you posted,