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10 Things To Do In Coastal Bluffton South Carolina

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I have lived in Coastal South Carolina for 26 years. I have seen lots of changed since I moved here in 1994 with my children from Connecticut. We moved to Hilton Head at first, then decided to move to Bluffton because it was a very small town and super cute. The town has become of the fastest growing towns in the United States.

Since 2000 When I moved to Bluffton the population was 2800 and now it’s over 15,000. What made this happen is many things. Bluffton cute little town has always been filled with cute shops and cute restaurants. Real estate was affordable and developer stating buying up land and adding ore more cute shops and restaurants. It has become a town filled with diverse backgrounds from families starting out to retired folks.

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There’s nothing like a good ol’ street fair to pass the time on a Saturday afternoon. All the oohing and ahhing at the street vendors & treasures was endless…I’m always excited to see what I’ll find. Here are some of my favorites:

Feast your eyes on these beautiful & colorful painted wood designs. It’s done with paper that is painted on the wood and designed by This mirror would have been a great addition for my one room challenge. Maybe it’s something I can update the room within the fall season! Plus, check out that awesome Pineapple! Pineapples have been all the rage– I see them incorporated into decor, jewelry, and clothing. The trend doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.

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A local artisan has a business called La Boheme Market. She makes beautiful oyster shell mirrors and oyster candle holders. Her designs are very inspirational.

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I am really digging the owl painted on reclaimed wood by Caroline from Alpha-Mare Studio.

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Next, my husband and I stopped in The Store for some sweet tea and fresh strawberries, w/ extra chocolate dipping sauce 🙂 This store has been around for decades and is a downtown Bluffton staple! It has antiques, food, candles, clothing, and more. Definitely check it out should you ever find yourself in Bluffton!

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We cut down a side street to get away from the crowds and discovered a street with a row of charming old cottages. We stood there for a moment in silence staring at them and thinking how cool it would be to live right in the center of old Bluffton. Theses cottages are amazing and some built in the late 1700’s and 1800’s.

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Bluffton is a state of mind as the locals say.

Happy Mother’s Day!


  1. L'Espigaou says:

    Beaucoup de plaisir à t’accompagner dans cette découverte.
    Passe un beau dimanche
    Bises de France

  2. Thanks for sharing this post. It looks like a lovely place to live. Happy Mother’s Day!

    1. Sally Ann, thanks so much for stopping by to tell me this! Very sweet of you! Hope you had a fabulous day. I spent my day at the spa and loved it.
      Have a great week

  3. This really looks like fun! We love street fairs in the spring time. The sun shines and people are out having a good time. It’s the best! To walk down those side streets would probably be my favorite part though. I’m like you and I’d just stand there and stare at the old time beauty.

    Thanks so much for joining Thoughts of Home.

    1. Hi Stacey, thanks for visiting me! The fair was a blast and so many amazing crafts, art and food! Great weekend for it. I hope your mother days was a good one.

    1. Thanks Marjan, the community is very creative and lots of cool shops to explore!

  4. Oh my gosh, I love Bluffton! We actually eloped there last fall from the midwest! I would love to catch one of these fairs next time we’re down there.

    1. Wow, where did you get married, I live in Palmetto Bluff, there are tons of wedding there!Next time you are in the area, let me know! Take care

  5. Looks like a beautiful and quaint place to live #HomeMattersParty

    1. Its a great place to live, I am lucky I live near here! Hope you can visit this area some day! You will love it.

  6. janet aycock says:

    an awesome place

  7. what a beautiful area.

  8. Thanks so much for the awesome pictures.This looks like a lovely place to live.e have a little town like this
    near us with a similar store too.It’s called Burnstown and is so similar to this place.

    1. Hey there! You town sounds cool too! I’ll have to look it up! Thanks Dear! Have a great week! Glad you stopped by my blog.

  9. Debbie Welchert says:

    The street fair sounds and looks amazing. It really has a lot of neat things to buy. I wish I lived close so I could go to it. I could sure use a glass of that sweet tea right about now….

  10. This is such a nice place to visit! I love street fairs

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