I have always been an old soul. I can remember crying once because my grandmother threw out an old chair of hers that I liked. In fourth grade, I pointed out to my mom a Victorian house in our hometown that was going to be mine someday (and it was!) I started collecting antiques in high school, preparing for the day I would own my own Victorian house and welcome guests.
I met my husband, Chris, in college at Louisiana State University. Not only is he a HUGE Green Bay Packer fan, a prerequisite of marriage, he tolerates my love of all things Victorian. Early in our marriage, before kids, we spent countless weekends staying at bed and breakfasts, perusing antique shops and auctions. I was merciless in my questioning of our hosts. Their patient responses convinced me even more that I wanted to own a bed and breakfast and share it with guests.
We had a bed and breakfast in central Illinois for ten years. When we sold it, I knew we would have another bed and breakfast when I retired, if not sooner. We knew we wanted to be in the Carolinas and looked for over two years until we found Flowertown Bed and Breakfast. We immediately fell in love with the grand porches. Chris and I spend our Friday night date nights there whenever possible. I love to garden and can usually be found there if not in the main house. Summerville is filled with fabulous people and plenty to do and we are thrilled we get to live here.
We have two adult children. Our son is finishing his undergraduate degree and our daughter married a nice young man that she met in college. No grandbabies yet, but we have two grand dogs and a grand cat. We love college and NFL football (go Pack!) and major league baseball, trying to get to every ballpark. Chris loves to golf. I love to cook for guests and get rave reviews about our breakfasts. Chris is a great back-of-the-house guy and great at putting the bacon or sausage on the breakfast plates.
We love sharing this grand old house with you and warmly welcome you. Our home is your home.
Carol and Chris Grant