Sunday, June 07, 2015

Redcliffe Plantation

A few years ago I helped document a signature quilt from an area of South Carolina called Beech Island.  Since then I've wanted to visit a state park there that had a Plantation House from the same time period as the quilt.

It was a hot humid Carolina day so we went over early!  The house was built by a former Governor of the state of S.C. prior to the civil war.

The trees around the house are really beautiful.  Lots of large oaks and magnolia trees which were in blossom.  These flowers are around 10 inches across!

Lots of patterns in the brickwork

 and tiles (Minton imported from England!) that made me think of quilts.

I can't believe it took me so long to visit this state park!  It is only 20 minutes from my house.  When I lived overseas I made a point of going to at least one historical site a month.
me under one of the large trees!
 I think I need to try doing that in my own area too!
As far as helping with the quilt history documentation...well, I did learn that there was a small booklet published about textiles in this area in the late 1840's.  I am hoping to get to read a copy of it soon and hope that it may give me some clues to the quilt's history as well.


Vic in NH said...

Thank you for the tour of Beech Island and Redcliff Plantation! I do not travel so it is a treat to get to see it, thanks!

barbara woods said...

enjoyed the pictures

Leah said...

Love Redcliff Plantation! We went there last fall as part of our "Ultimate Outsider" quest to visit all 47 SC state parks and historical sites. We have 14 left to go. I enjoyed your pictures!