Friday, July 22, 2011

Travels in South Carolina

Here are more pics from last weekend when we attended a horse show where our youngest daughter was showing.

On the way back, I found this little country store where I just had to stop. Isn't it the cutest thing? I bought some benne (sesame) seed wafers, fried peanuts in the shell, and a divinity log. I rarely buy anything home canned as I can do that myself. They had rows and rows of all kinds of preserves, jellies, and syrups. I can make divinity, too but don't usually go to the trouble; except around Christmas. And I do love me some divinity. It's aptly named, for sure.

I love the symmetry of the jars and rows. It reminded me of a little store I found in Stamfort, England. This store looked very British. I made use of their washroom as I had about a two-hour trip home. I really just wanted to go in there and look. It didn't disappoint.

Have ya'll tried she-crab soup? It's delicious. I make that, too, only I leave out the crab row, so I guess mine is he-crab soup?

Click on the first photo and you'll see that the address on the mailbox is 1330 King's Highway. I love that address, especially since it was a one-lane paved lane leading into the country. South Carolina is rich in history going back over 300 years. Not old by European standards, but certainly old by American ones.


Katy said...

Great little store! And Darcie looks so grown!

Gumbo Lily said...

What a fun place to look around in. Thanks for taking us in!

wayside wanderer said...

I like the orderliness of that store, too. I would like to try the divinity. It all seems very southern to me. Your daughter is beautiful!

Pom Pom said...

Nice! I loved shopping here with you! I think a row of home-canned food is one of the loveliest sights to see.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I love seeing those rows of canned goods--wonderful!


laurel said...

Wow, that store looks FABULOUS!!

The Provincial Homemaker said...

What a gorgeous store. I thought boiled peanuts were unique to our part of the world - but obviously not:)

Bellezza said...

I've never been to South Caroline, but I thoroughly enjoyed your photographs (and the fact that you can yourself at home!). The King's Highway somehow reminds me of a novel by Anne Rivers I have to go look up what she wrote with King's Road, King's something. Your daughter looks so wonderful on her horse! My parents showed horses, and rode in a fox hunt group, for years but I was never particularly in love with the sport. I can appreciate its level of difficulty and beauty, though, and I did love jumping in Mexico one year.

debbie bailey said...

Hi Provincial Homemaker,

Boiled peanuts are a Southern staple. I can't stand them, though!


A fox hunt group sounds very romantic. I know Darcie would LOVE to participate in one of those. Alas, the closest thing to that is in Virginia, I think.