A Tale of Two Sets of Shutters

 One of the simple pleasures of walking through neighborhoods in new cities is seeing how people decorate the outsides of their homes.  Next to beautiful doors, I love shutters and flowerboxes.  When I found this house in Charleston, South Carolina, I was overjoyed.   The detail and layering of the window set in a beautiful urban garden.  What’s not to love? So genteel, so peaceful.  windowbox4.jpg

Compare the above window to this one I found in a small town in Italy.  Beautiful shutters, lovely old stucco.  If you forget about the frosted privacy glass and the metal pipes, I think the statement about peace (flag plus baby clothes) should touch your heart as well.

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4 Responses to “A Tale of Two Sets of Shutters”


  1. 1 Wordsmith October 24, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    You gotta find beauty wherever you live. It’s better that way.

    I lived in Cleveland for a few years and for part of that time I traveled around on public transportation, bus and the rapid. But the architecture alone was fantastic. I told one friend about the gargoyles on a church near downtown who, in all the time living in and around Cleveland, had NEVER noticed.

  2. 2 Bree January 7, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Lovely site! keep up the great work, regards bree 🙂

  3. 3 Abbey May 19, 2011 at 3:14 am

    I know this is an odd question, but do you remember where exactly the red shuttered house is? I have seen a few pictures (It has a red door too) and I really want to take pictures of it too. Thanks for your time!!!

  4. 4 Ezra Bruyere January 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I get it, now your information is very well to know, I will bookmark your site.


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