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.
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 Johnhcdavis.com. 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.
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.
I am really digging the owl painted on reclaimed wood by Caroline from Alpha-Mare Studio.
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!
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.
Bluffton is a state of mind as the locals say.
Happy Mother’s Day!