Patios, Porches & Paths – Part 4

by Alli

Welcome to Patios, Porches & Paths – Part 4!

Did you miss parts 1, 2, or 3?  Just click on the corresponding number and go straight to it!

House #4 – Patios, Porches, Paths, Part 4

House #4 is one of the oldest in Cheraw and according to my helpful little brochure (since I don’t actually live in Cheraw, but now wishing I did), The Watson home has been the site for several of the Taste of Cheraw events.  And I’m going to make sure I attend the next one!

A large old oak tree reigns supreme on the left side of the home, providing shade for a sprawling bed of different types of hydrangeas.  I almost broke out in song, “Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree . . .”

Another large old oak provides shade over the former law office of South Carolina chief Justice Henry McIver.  This addition was moved to its current site after Captain McIver returned home from the Civil War.

When we approached the house, we spied another artist, so we headed over in her direction to see what she was working on.  

As I was looking at the photo I snapped, I noticed that I captured a tiny dot of paint falling from the paintbrush.  Can you see it?

Lady Painting

The porches of house #4 were decorated beautifully!

Porch Tour

Who wouldn’t want to spend a morning (or all day) in this swing?


There’s nothing like spending time in this rocking chair! 


These hydrangeas are simply beautiful! 


Front Porch Bench

After meandering around the porches, we headed through the grounds toward the back of the house.


We discovered a lovely deck tucked around back!  What a perfect place for that first cup of coffee every morning!

Patio - Porch and Garden Tour


And what about this original smokehouse?  

We don’t see too many of those around anymore.

Original Smokehouse

And last, but certainly not least, the garden shed! She shed, anyone? 

Garden Shed - Patios, Porches, Paths Tour

I’ve only got two more parts of the garden tour left!  I really enjoyed the tour and hope that you are loving it, too!

Porches, Patios, Paths Garden Tour



Madaline June 5, 2014 - 6:37 am

I love this porch – there is something so feminine and livable this porch/yard. I think it’s my favorite!

Alli June 5, 2014 - 6:45 am

I can see myself curled up with a good book on that porch!

alex June 5, 2014 - 7:00 am


Thanks for sharing your heart!
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Alli June 5, 2014 - 7:14 am

Thanks! I’ll be stopping by your blog soon!

lisa June 5, 2014 - 8:24 am

Oh! I am so happy I found you on Google+! I have shared and I am now following you via twitter, Facebook & bloglovin. I find your blog post so relaxing. I could read on that swing for hours. Enjoy your weekend.

Alli June 5, 2014 - 8:27 am

Thanks, Lisa! I’m about to go check out your blog and make sure I’m following you!

Alli June 5, 2014 - 8:28 am

Thanks, Lisa! I’ll make sure I’m following you, too! Just seeing your “summer reading” heading makes me know that I will love your blog because reading is my thing! 🙂

Addie June 5, 2014 - 8:46 am

Ugh, a two-story porch?? My heart can’t take it! Those floral pillows are amazing. I’m in love!!!!

Alli June 5, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Me, too, Addie! I’ve got so many ideas swirling around in my head!

Paris at My BIg Fat Happy Life June 5, 2014 - 10:52 am

I love that porch on the second floor! I would love to spend time reading, drinking coffee or having dinner out there. Great series!

Alli June 5, 2014 - 4:21 pm

I thought the same thing! Just when I thought the front porch was the star attraction, I rounded the corner to the back of the house and that’s where I would spend much of my time.

Louida June 5, 2014 - 11:31 am

Another beautiful, relaxing home! I could see myself out on the porch drinking sweet tea and reading a good book, or maybe blogging on my lap top! LOL!

Alli June 5, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Blogging, for sure! It never ends. 🙂

Kaitlin Rose June 5, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Working hard to develop our back porch into a fun hangout/pretty space! Love these.

Alli June 5, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Kaitlin (also the name of my youngest daughter, Caitlin), I loved reading your love story! It was captivating!

Kaitlin Rose June 5, 2014 - 6:09 pm

So funny! My friend that’s getting married next weekend is Caitlin haha. There were 8 of us in our graduating class in high school, and none of us spelled it the same.

Alli June 5, 2014 - 9:39 pm

When my Caitlin was born on 8/9/88, my pediatrician had never heard that name before. The next day he had another new patient born with the same name. Then it was on! 🙂

Reginia Cordell June 5, 2014 - 2:34 pm

These porches are so pristine. How does one keep it magazine ready?

Alli June 5, 2014 - 4:19 pm

I’m assuming it probably doesn’t look that neat all the time. I’d like to sneak up on the house one day and find out. 🙂

Neatly-Packaged June 5, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Stunning photos Alli! Thank you for sharing 🙂

Alli June 5, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Glad to see your page is working now! That sub looks amazing!

Kim June 5, 2014 - 7:52 pm

Somehow I missed 2 & 3 but I went back to catch up – so awesome!! House #3 is my favorite – I love that yard!!!

Alli June 5, 2014 - 9:36 pm

I loved them all, Kim!

Shirley Wood June 6, 2014 - 11:41 am

Red geraniums, porch swings with pretty pillows, big oak trees, beautiful lawns and big red umbrella’s, the only thing missing is ME! Love this house!


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