Everyone loves a porch, and being the southern girl that I am, I'm no exception. Rocking chairs and a glass of sweet tea, there's nothing like it. When I received by Southern Lady magazine for July/August I was happily surprised to see on it's cover a porch that I had sat on and had Tea. It was the porch of Two Meeting Street Inn, Charleston, South Carolina. In August of 2010 I took a trip to Savannah,Georgia, and Charleston with a friend. We both love front porches. Here is a few pictures I took in both towns of homes with front porches.
We ate at the Gyphon Tea Room. I believe it has since closed.
This is the courtyard garden outside my room at the Savannah Bed &Breakfast Inn. All the gardens were beautiful. I took the picture from the balcony above.
Charleston, South Carolina
Love the side porches!
Some homes had there porches on the side of the home and balconies on the front, like this one.
This is the 3rd level porch of the Two Meeting Street Inn where we stayed.
There were porches all around this beautiful Inn.
Every afternoon the owners would come and make afternoon tea. They have a staff to run the Inn but they would come themselves and serve tea. We could sit at the dining room table or porch. Of course we chose the porch.
Outside our room was a balcony. We really enjoyed sitting there and looking at the beautiful garden.
After we checked out of our room, we went to see the American Classic Tea Plantation. I really enjoyed learning all about how Tea is made. These are the tea bushes. Yes bushes, I had never given much thought to how tea was make or how it was grown.
Today after looking at my Southern Lady magazine, again for the umteenth time, I decided to have tea on my front porch, of course it isn't as big and nice as the ones in Savannah or Charleston, but it fits me.
I used my tea pitcher and glass that my friend, Shirley, hand painted and gave me for my birthday some years ago. She has passed on now but not forgotten. She was a true friend that always stood by me.
As the writing on this page of the magazine says
"Friends are the pillars on your porch, Sometimes they hold you up ,sometimes they lean on you, and sometimes it's just enough to know that they are standing by"- Anonymous.
Sweet Tea and Lemon Cookies.
I hope you have enjoyed my trip back in time with me.
HAVE A BLESSED DAY!