Want to take a vacation right from the comfort of your own home? Today I’m giving away a beautiful book with gorgeous photos of homes and gardens in the lowcountry region. I’ve flipped through the pages of this hardcover book and thoroughly enjoyed all the architecture and vegetation that the Southeast has to offer. I’ve visited Charleston, South Carolina and the lowcountry is one of my favorite areas. Take a peek inside the pages of Historic Charleston and the Lowcountry and I think you’ll see why I love it so.
(All images from Historic Charleston & The Low Country by Steve Gross and Susan Daley, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith.)
If you’ve vacationed in Charleston, this book would be a wonderful keepsake of your trip and worthy enough to grace your coffee table. When my family and I visited this gorgeous historic city, I remember the enchantment I felt walking the streets. Spanish moss dripping from live oaks, wrought iron garden gates and architectural candy at every turn of the head.
I know many of you share my love of historic homes and would love all the big Southern porches you’ll see walking down the streets of Charleston. You can see plenty of architecture in the book. Flipping through the pages made me feel I was back in the South.
The expansive porch of Southwinds in Mount Pleasant enjoys shutters and wicker furniture painted “Charleston Green” which is almost black. You’ll enjoy images from inside the house too when you read Historic Charleston and the Lowcountry.
Inside the book, you’ll enjoy touring the interiors of numerous historic homes, like this front parlor with its rich pine flooring found in the Augustus Taft house, a relative of the president by the same last name.
Instantly I fell in love with the primitive appeal of the Martz and Waddell house. It’s a dependency house found behind the main home. Servants slept in the upstairs and worked in the kitchen downstairs.
One of the things that really struck me when visiting Charleston is the lush gardens you find everywhere. I wonder if the residents know how truly fortunate they are to live in such beautiful surroundings. Carriages used to drive up this alleyway to the back of the Medway Plantation. The trees dripping with Spanish moss create an ethereal scene, with ornamental cannon balls dotting the path.
Have you ever been to Historic Charleston or other parts of South Carolina?
If you’d like to enter to win a copy of Historic Charleston and the Lowcountry, simply leave a comment below. If you can’t wait to find out if you won, you can also order the book online. The winner will be announced next Friday.
And … there’s still time to enter the giveaway for a Teco Art Pottery Vase.
Want to see a little more of Historic Charleston? You’ll enjoy this 2-minute video sharing some of the highlights: