What I Bought at Antique Archaeology

During a recent trip to Nashville, Tennessee, I was thrilled to get to shop at the American Pickers’ Antique Archaeology!  For years my family and I have watched Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of The History Channel’s American Pickers, find little...
vintage retro old krispy kreme doughnuts coffee sign spartanburg sc

More Olde Signs!

It’s been quite a long time since I shared some cool olde signs with y’all, like these beauties.  Here are a few more that I photographed on a visit to Spartanburg, South Carolina a few months back.   Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!...
Thomas Wolfe house home memorial museum Asheville NC

Thomas Wolfe Home

Today I’m sharing a few photos from my recent tour of the Thomas Wolfe home in Asheville, NC.  This is open to public tours and has quite a few interesting stories, so if you’re in Asheville, I definitely recommend it...

Historic Sylvan Building

Today we’re visiting a gorgeous old building in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, at the request of my sweet blogging friend Donna, from Distressed Donna Downhome.  This Second Empire building dates to 1870, and has been the home of Sylvan’s Jewelers...
mid century building

Wow, Look at Those Curves

Welcome to the 49th History & Home Link Party – it’s been nearly a year!  Thanks to all of you who join in each week! I’m sharing a  bit of history with you this week, but only a glimpse.  Remember...

Historic 701 Whaley Building

If you love seeing beautiful old buildings, and how they can be saved from the wrecking ball, then I have a treat for you today.  The building now known simply as 701 Whaley in Columbia, South Carolina was a community...
Victorian house gingerbread

Lorick House, A Victorian Charmer

The Preston C. Lorick House is such an ornate example of Victorian architecture, it almost doesn’t look real.  Should it be in a storybook?  Should it be part of the Grove Park’s Inn’s annual gingerbread house display?  But real it...
Woodrow Wilson home Columbia South Carolina

Woodrow Wilson’s Boyhood Home

Come on a walk around tour with me while we visit the boyhood home of the United States’ 28th president, Woodrow Wilson.  Located in Columbia, South Carolina, this historic home was just re-opened to the public after undergoing a major...
USS Yorktown

USS Yorktown: The Floating City

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the USS Yorktown, a WWII aircraft carrier that’s now a maritime museum in Charleston, South Carolina.  I was serving as chaperon for a school group, so I wasn’t able to take too...