Thursday Doors

Last Friday, six of us ladies set off on a day trip to Georgetown, South Carolina, which is off Highway 17 between Myrtle Beach and Charleston.

It is the third oldest city in SC, the county seat of Georgetown County, in the Lowcountry, with a population of less than 10,000. The historic downtown area with its live oak lined streets has beautiful stately homes, a wonderful harbor, waterfront dining, and many quaint shopping opportunities.

There are also plenty of waterfront doors, including the boat with the skeleton hanging above the door or the opportunity to purchase fresh shrimp right from the boat.. 🙂

In an effort to support the local economy, we shopped at several stores, had a delicious lunch at the River Room, and after a walk on the harbor enjoyed a dish of wonderful home-made ice cream at Sweeties Sweets. I must confess I also bought some pralines to take home. Those pralines reminded us of visiting Savannah without the mileage.

If you’re ever planning a trip to South Carolina, a day in Georgetown should be a must on your list of things to do. It showcases the historic beauty of South Carolina at its very best. And, if you can, take along a few friends, you’ll have a lot of laughs along the way. 🙂

Like historic buildings and unique doors, check out Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, March 21, 2019.

About Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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48 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. This place looks beautiful!

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  2. Ally Bean says:

    This looks a like a perfect place to visit. Your photos are beautiful and it sounds like you had a good time, too. Yay, Judy.

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  3. Nancy says:

    Look at those doors! Beautiful!

    Looks like a charming southern place… and shopping too? I’m game!

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  4. Murphy's Law says:

    I want the second home you featured if only for the entry staircase…..the way it curves out. Great doors on handsome homes and they all look beautifully landscaped.

    I had to laugh at the first name on the ‘skeleton’ boat….Palmetto. I knew a girl who was born on Palm Sunday and was named Palmetta!

    Sounds like you all had a great day. And I’m proud of you for supporting the local economy! 🙄
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  5. We’ve never been to Georgetown. It looks like a great place to visit. I love the picture with the steps and the boats leaning against the brick wall.

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  6. Dan Antion says:

    It sounds like a wonder town to spend a day in. I love those big porches, especially the double-decker ones. I got s kivk out of the boat with the skeleton. I wonder how often he takes the boat out 😏

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  7. The little place with the red door is my favorite. Sounds like a scrummy day.

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  8. Joyce says:

    I heartily applaud your “efforts to support the local economy!” Am I the only one seeing a trend toward bakeries and candy shops as beneficiaries of this largesse? 🙂
    Now, here comes my art-teacherliness! That last photo is simply haunting in its simple beauty – technically, it shouldn’t even balance! – but it does! – a delightful juxtaposition of “old timey” in sepia tones and a bright, freshly minted color palette of youthful modern fun! I love it.

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  9. Almost Iowa says:

    Those porches are incredible. I once kidded Norm about hosting a Wednesday Windows because of all the unique and beautiful windows in his photos. Now I am thinking there should be a day for porches. I vote Sunday because Sundays are a fine day to lounge on the porch.

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  10. Sounds like you all had a great day out together. You photographed some lovely old buildings, Judy. I’ve always loved that name ‘Myrtle Beach’ it sound so inviting. In the seaside town of Youghal, County Cork, here in Ireland there is an old historical house called ‘Myrtle Grove’ that was once owned by Sir Walter Raleigh – I wonder if he ever visited Myrtle Beach.

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  11. Julpha Jean says:

    Wow. Everything looks beautiful 🙂

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  12. Eliza Waters says:

    Looks charming with all the historic buildings. I’m drawn to places that aren’t too populated, so this place intrigues me. I esp. like the last shot of the colored boats lined up.

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  13. It looks and sounds like you had a fun, and delicious day in Georgetown, SC! I left several comments on the images. The houses and boats are lovely!

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  14. Beautiful houses! I’m glad you had a great day.

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  15. I’m writing Georgetown on my list of SC places for our next trip north. It sounds like a definite must-visit. – Marty

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  16. dennyho says:

    All of your southern homes are devine, but I do like that last photo best. The colorful hulls lined up to the right add just the right amount of flair to the old and worn door.

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  17. The homes are so beautiful, like ones you see in movies. I’m pleased to see you are making a worthy contribution to the local economy. What a fun day.

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  18. Annie says:

    Love the architecture! Can’t believe so few people live there Do they support those historic homes through tourism and home tours or is there industry nearby?

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  19. What a lovely outing you and your friends had. Lovely gallery of doors, Judy. I think I would have enjoyed tagging along for the lunch too. 😃

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  20. Norm 2.0 says:

    Some nice doors indeed, but you just have to love those long full-width porches. It almost seems like they’re mandatory in that part of the country 🙂

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  21. treadway says:

    I so love these…we took the kids to the Myrtle Beach area….only south of Myrtle Beach…is it called South Beach? That seems right…I could easily have spent a month there. Well, I could have spent the rest of my life there and been fine with it…not so much the beach as just the area. Love these shots and so enjoyed that I could click and expand the view.

    Re my quilt…I am going to change those bottom two blocks…just haven’t got around to it. It is so hard for me to just let stuff be, even though I am just trying to use scraps.

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    • I looked it up, and, yes, there is an area called south beach. 🙂 I love that quilt and those two squares will complete the image. I can’t wait to hear how you’re going to quilt and bind it and who will be the lucky recipient. 🙂

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  22. germac4 says:

    This is some very enjoyable armchair travel for me, because I’m not sure we will ever get to this area…..maybe better I don’t get there with all that lovely food, and pralines as well…. my favourites!. Great houses, and they seem built to cope with the hot summers with such lovely shady porches. The bigger houses must need painting every year..

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  23. Gorgeous architecture! And beautifully photographed!

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  24. Glad you’re helping the local economy 😂
    What a beautiful place! I’ll put a pin in to visit!

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  25. KerryCan says:

    Beautiful doors but I like the old, gnarly one, with the painted dinghies, best! Lots of character there.

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  26. Joanne Sisco says:

    Those big Southern homes with the wraparound verandahs – like the 2nd photo – will always be a favourite with me!

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  27. I like that last set of doors and all those porches!!

    janet

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  28. Those were definitely some of your finest ever doors! Gorgeous!

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  29. joey says:

    That last shot is SUPERB! Love that scene!

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  30. Junieper2 says:

    Sorry am late, because this has been a very busy week with docs appointments, etc. Love this post – am impressed about the amount of doors, but also about the number of boats you included – love your last capture with all these itty-bitty boats:)!
    MANY MANY thanks for explaining about how to treat the bearded iris! That was an education – I had NO idea. I think I’ll get my neighbor to help me to see if the bulbs need dividing, because I’ve never done that before, and the flowers are so gorgeous, I would be sad and mad at myself if I would botch that job!

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  31. We didn’t visit Georgetown when we were in SC, it looks like a place well worth visiting.

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  32. Oddment says:

    I’m all about that church door! I love the red and everything else about it. But what a great assortment over all, and what good advice, to travel with friends and laugh along the way. Always the best way to go! Of course I commend your noble deeds in supporting the local economy, especially the praline industry. Very selfless on your part!

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