Beneath blues skies an historic gem in the crown of Beaufort's Sea Islands beckons you to step into a bygone era. Pick Pocket Plantation is a mid-19th century plantation meticulously restored. Furnished with period antiques and surrounded by classic farm structures Pick Pocket takes one back to simpler times. Open for tours Monday through Saturday visitors will be taken through the house by the Victorian Ladies, Miss Millie and Miss Kim, in period costume and then stroll the plantation grounds to view the many outbuildings.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for...

John Deere?
Look closer, it isn't a small tractor, it's an ice cream machine!
Today Mr. Keith debuted the best homemade ice cream ever made!
Millie enjoyed a bowl of this creamy Vanilla delicacy which was the perfect compliment to the sweltering afternoon heat at the Farmer's Market.
While several of us indulged in the frosty ice cream treat Miss Abigail modeled her new dresses for us.
She definately exudes the elegance of a young Victorian lady:).
Don't worry if you missed the Farmer's Market this week-
the fun, food, and friendship will happen again next Tuesday at Pick Pocket Plantation from 2:00-7:00.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Victorian Ladies Society of Beaufort

Step back in time as you meander down the dirt drive of Pick Pocket Plantation
with this mid-19th century Victorian farmhouse looming before you.
 The Victorian era was named for the reigning Queen Victoria and encompassed a time of splender, beauty, graciousness, and dignity.
If you marvel at the simple beauty of stained glass,
 the velvety petals of a rose,
 the mystery behind antique photos,
 or the intracacies of carved cameos
 then the Victorian Ladies Society of Beaufort is the place for you.
 We will meet the second Saturday of each month at Pick Pocket Plantation for tea...
 and conversation with others who share a love of times gone by.
 Join us on the second Saturday of September at 9:00 AM at Pick Pocket Plantation
for the first meeting of this history loving group of ladies.
 A presentation will take place at each meeting about a different aspect of Victorian life ranging from fashion to jewelry, architecture, mourning practices, and other fascinating areas.
Future activities include day trips to historic mansions in surrounding areas, visits to teahouses, a Victorian literature book club, and special Victorian events held at Pick Pocket Plantation.
For more information about the society please contact us at
812-3589 (Kim)
271-1869 (Millie)
We are looking forward to making your aquaintance:).
Millie and Kim

Monday, August 1, 2011

Coming Soon...

Miss Millie and Miss Kim are very excited to announce
a wonderful new group at Pick Pocket Plantation.
The Victorian Ladies Society of Beaufort will begin meeting at Pick Pocket Plantation
every second Saturday beginning in September.
Check back soon for more details:).

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Farmer's Market

The Farmer's Market takes place every Tuesday at Pick Pocket Plantation
from 2-7.
The Farmer's Market sports antique tractors,
vintage cars,
homemade apple butter and sugar cane syrup
(made by Mr. Keith himself on the plantation),
and, of course, locally grown produce!
You can also shop for a variety of colorful plants,
homemade soaps,
 delicacies like cast iron cooked breads with several delectable toppings,
homemade breads and granolas,
and scented soy candles in recycled bottles.
For the history lovers a guided tour of the mid-19th century Victorian farmhouse is a treat with tour guides Millie
and Kim.
For the children, pony rides and face painting are a fun treat.
Be sure to join us next Tuesday for locally grown fruits and veggies, baked delicacies, home-made candles and soaps, and an old-fashioned good time!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bodice to Bloomers

Millie and I hosted a lovely group of women today at Pick Pocket Plantation for the
Bodice to Bloomers presentation which shows how a mid 19th century lady  dressed from the inside out.
One guest participated by helping to straighten my petticoat.
Ladies were also shown the language of the fan.
They learned very quickly:).
After the presentation guests enjoyed a tour through the plantation house finishing the afternoon with dessert and tea in the dining room.
For more information on how to book your group for a dessert tea and Bodice to Bloomers presentation
call Millie at 843-271-1869.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lunch at Pick Pocket Plantation

Today, beneath sunny blue skies, a luncheon was held at Pick Pocket Plantation.
Mr. Keith parked some of his vintage cars outside the masion for all to enjoy.

Lunch was provided by the Red Rooster Cafe
Lunch fare consisted of Chicken salad, Tuna salad, and Egg salad sandwiches with pasta salad.
Brownies for dessert and sweet tea made lunch complete.

Millie and I took guests through the house sharing its extensive history.
After touring the house, guests were able to enjoy an afternoon stroll through the Plantation grounds.
Thanks for joining us!