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.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas at Pick Pocket

It's Christmas time at Pick Pocket Plantation
where the true meaning of the season is plain to see.
Evidence of days gone by.
Sparkling berries add a colorful Christmas touch to a transferware pitcher.
Mantels are bedecked in Christmas finery.
Touches of natures bounty are abundant throughout the house.
Let's take a stroll...
and see what's going on down by the warming house.
Hmmm...looks like an old-fashioned cane grinding!
You start with the sugar cane...
which goes into the cane grinder...
and from there to a heated cauldron.
Mr. Keith stirs the syrup...
and then skims it.
The syrup cooks for a few hours and then becomes pure cane syrup-yummmm!
But the fun isn't over yet!
Join us for the annual Christmas parade downtown!
We rode in style in Mr. Keith's 1952 anniversary edition convertable Cadillac!
No one seemed to notice us just the fabulous car!
See y'all back at the plantation!
Merry Christmas!