Thursday, June 11, 2009

Savannah, Georgia - Spring 2009

Our first fun stop on the trip was Savannah, Georgia. We didn't plan on visiting Savannah, but we were pretty hungry at the time we were driving by it, so we had Mr. Garmin route us to "Cafe Ambrosia".



It's right across the street from the Savannah College of Art and Design.



I had their "Baguette Blanche". A delicious turkey sandwich, filled with grilled mushrooms & onions, herb cream cheese & pesto. My Mom had the "Honey Chicken Salad Croissant". Which was made up of chicken breast, walnuts, celery, red flame grapes and a delectable sweet honey mayonnaise.

After lunch, we strolled down the street with our smoothies. I had Peach/Raspberry, and Mom had Peach/Mango. We stopped at "The Paris Market", a couple of blocks down from Cafe Ambrosia.




I remembered that Country Living had featured their shop a while back, and was anxious to see what was inside. The window displays were beautiful...




Don't you just love the picket fence covered in old book pages?
Makes me want to cover something with them too!

I didn't take any photos of the shops main floor, but I couldn't resist snapping some downstairs. Just look at this place...

These green bins drove me wild!




And the antique bookcases, brimming with books that all had the same color spines, were amazing. The strings of light bulbs adds so much charm. I may have to steal the idea for my Reading Room. :-)





The table and chandelier in this next photo were incredible. And I love the mood the whole vignette creates.



It conjures up images of a Tuscany...breezes bending their way around tall, straight cypresses...olives darkening with oil...grapes ripening on vines. Hazy slopes dotted with colorful distant hill towns. (sigh) I really need to take a trip there some day.

Here is another vignette I fell in love with...

The dusty blue "sideboard" behind my mom was incredible.



I think I may have to re-do my linen press, to make it look more like it. :-)

I'll be back tomorrow with more photos of Savannah. It was my favorite city we visited on the whole trip, and I can't wait to bring Kevin back there in the Fall.

Oh! And thank you so much to everyone who left me Birthday comments last Friday! You guys are the sweetest! :-)

Layla

28 comments:

Juju said...

Savannah is so enchanting with it's old world charm.

TheOldPostRoad said...

We like to stay at The Marshall House Inn on Broughton. It is an historic inn and you can walk to everything - park squares, shopping, and dinner.

Michele said...

HI! Loved the pictures of the shop! My husband and I are going to Savannah next week to celebrate our 10th anniversary. I will have to look up the cafe and shop while we are there!

Thanks for sharing!
Michele

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Isn't it fun discovering a new place? Pretty photos, Layla!

Susan said...

I love Savannah. I visited there last October and I've been dying to return! I'd like to go for about 4-5 days atleast.

Rochelle said...

Simply lovely things.....I love going somewhere and getting ideas for new ways to decorate my home. I too love that picket fence covered with book pages. I plan to cover a steam trunk I have with old sheet music pages.
Thanks for the visit to Savannah!
Rochelle

Vintage Junky said...

You know, I haven't been EVERYWHERE yet, but i still think that Savannah is my favorite place in the whole world. It just felt like home when we visited, even with the humidity and the bugs that love my flesh! Did you go to Bonaventure? My husband took some great photos there and we enlarged them for our bedroom... now i can wake up under the live oaks every morning! can't wait to see the rest of your photos!
Michelle

Meghann said...

Oh my, those glass-fronted bookshelves are to die for!!

Nothing Too Fancy... said...

I get to enjoy Savannah's beauty every day!LOL It's a WONDERFUL city to live in.

Busy Mom said...

Looks like you guys had a fun trip!! I was given an award today and wanted to pass it on to you! Thanks for all your inspiration!!

mary said...

We went there on a family vacation a couple summers ago. We loved it! We did all the tours and went to Tybee Island, it was wonderful! Looks like you had fun. I didn't get to visit the pretty shops because my hubby doesn't like that but we did eat at an amazing little Italian place.

Lori E said...

That is my favorite kind of store and decorating. I want to go there. It will be a long trip from Canada for just one store. You will have to find more places so I justify a trip.

Emily said...

Looks and sounds like you had a great trip!

renee said...

that shop is awesome! i have to go to savannah!

Sara @ Be Still and Know said...

layla...we were just in savannah and i stood in the same places you took your pics..and have to agree..the inspiration was certainly fabulous!!! i took lots of pics and came home with some great ideas! :)

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Layla,
Looks/sounds like you had a wonderful trip! Nice enough that you had time with your Mom, but you went to some great places too! Love your pics...you have a great eye.

Anonymous said...

I am from Savannah, now living in DC and you did a wonderful job of making me homesick!Love,love,love the pics...and how old is your mom, like 30?...jeez..I come here too much..love your blog!

Elizabeth

bobcher said...

I just visited Savannah for the first time last week. We had breakfast at Cafe Ambrosia. It was such a cute place. I planned on going to The Paris Market, but by the time I had a chance, they were closed. :(

Brought to you by the letter K. said...

I'm a Savannah native, so it brings me great happiness to see my hometown featured on your blog! Thanks for the pics! There's no place like Savannah!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Really inspiring and fun pictures. thanks for sharing them with us.

Rebekah said...

I *almost* applied to SCAD when I graduated from college. LOVE Savannah. Hubby & I went there on our honeymoon. :)

Tina said...

I love those apothecary jars filled with lemons and limes! If I find any in my thrift store jaunts, I definitely want to pick some up... So easy to change them out with the seasons and with different table linens... Plus, my kitty can't pull everything out of them, like she does when I put out bowls of fruit. Eeeeesh.

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

I visited Savannah for the first time a couple of weeks ago and my favorite shop was...The Paris Market! Here's a link to one of my photos - I haven't posted the others yet...Great store.

http://www.ashimmyinmyspirit.com/2009/05/back-home.html

Jen said...

I am so jealous! So fun!
♥ Jen

Blue Creek Home said...

Great photos - it just makes me want to go more than ever now!! Question?? Is that a rug? a tablecloth? or what???? that your mom has her hand on on the blue sideboard photo? I enlarged it and still can't figure it out!
Rhon

Lettered Cottage said...

Hi Rhon!

It's a table completely covered in oyster shells! :-)

Layla

Shabby Mama said...

oh we just LOVEEE savannah and also stayed at the Marshall house on broughton..so neat..and i loved walking over to the Paris Market..i was ready to enroll in SCAD by the time i left time..did you go to the SCAD student store???? eat at the Gryphon tea room (love those orange chairs!)

cant wait to catch up on your posts..

and hey i got a bigger tree for the nursery and love it!

Holly

Holly Mathis
www.hollymathisinteriors.com

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