Saturday, May 1, 2010

Part Two P&P Art Event Sites of Savannah

Welcome to Day TWO of festivities for the Petticoats & Parasol Art Event. My last post showed the opening dinner & if you missed it please go back & check out the beauty of the decor. Day TWO was a full day to enjoy the sites of Savannah. A beautiful OLD southern city full of grace & charm. Above you see the first stop & my roomies Heidi & Sylvia chomping at the bit to go into SCAD's Gift Shop. SCAD????? Savannah College of Art & Design. INTERESTING!
LOVED this huge Collage that was in their front window.
Joanna, Julie Anne & Sherry shopping in SCAD!
You know me & architecture.... LOVED this building.
Savannah was built one "Square" at a time. This is a typical example of one of these squares (this one happens to be across from SCAD). Yes, they would lay out a square, build homes around it & move on filling up a block or two & then another square. Each one a beautiful park like feeling & all have a statue or fountain in the center. HUGE trees are everywhere.
And it seemed every time I tried to get a photo of one of the amazing church steeples...trees got in the way but, there were some beauties all over town.
MAJOR SHOPPING stop # 1 Paris Market. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!
Yep, I told you AMAZING. Don't you love the letters all lit on the back wall?
And how is this for a soda fountain? Wish the lighting was a tad bit better. Well, it seems I lost one full set of photos of some of the shop inventory in the upload process of Blogger so, that will be another day deary let's go down stairs & see what was there.
Cameras!!!!!!!! Lots of vintage camera's.
And here are six of our Belle's sorting through PILES of old photographs. There was plenty of cash dropped here I can tell you!
I LOVE BEE'S! Pictures of bees, thoughts & the sound of bees, honey, honeycombs... you get the idea. HOW CUTE IS THAT SIGN? A whole store of BEE GOODS!
Look at that adorable door. And click on the photo to enlarge it & check out the screen doors with the MANY different pieces cut & painted to create that cuteness! Precious!
And standing inside shooting a photo of the rows of honey in the beautiful jars (love all the different colors)you see the wonderful architecture across the street. See the dental molding painted white with the black & white eyebrows over the windows. This wonderful building was built in the 1800's.
More fountains down toward the river. The difference here was that the children were all playing in them. Complete with blow up beach balls they would run through the fountains laughing & playing. Oh the joys & innocence of childhood!
Standing on the sidewalk across the street from that fountain, this is the view of the hill going DOWN (steeply) to the river. Why so this driveway? It was built when early Savannah was built & these rocks were taken off the ships that sailed into port from England. The rocks were used as ballast for the ships. They were off loaded & then the cotton & other items purchased from the south were loaded & the ships would sail out of port sailing back to England. The clever early residents then used the stones for constructing many things in this area.
A close up view of a "piece of England". Not easy to walk on I can assure you. But, very interesting & clever.
Some of the shops & restaurants along the river.
Speaking of the river... how's that for a suspension bridge? Thanks for coming back for another day of my trip. I still have sooooooooooo much to share. Hope you'll be back soon. HUGS!

24 comments:

Julie said...

What a beautiful city! Thanks for sharing these photos, Charlene! I LOVE that bee sign, too--fabulous!

So glad you're still floating on a cloud after your trip--sounds like it was perfect!

Linda said...

Hi Charlene~ thanks so much for this fun post! Looks like such a great time! I lived in Savannah as a girl for nearly 4 years~ I've always wanted to go back for a visit! Your photos brought back memories for me!

bunny said...

Bees and dessert and Paris and art and squares and trees and rivers and I'm otta breath. Charlene...this is an amazing trip...looks like a dream come true. I've heard so much about Savannah...gotta get there sometime.
Let's see more...

bunnyh

Nan said...

This is all so interesting especially about the stones. You have so much history there and it's all so civilized compared to us up here in Alaska lol..Nan

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Charlene....didn't you just love that place? Savannah is where the Commander and I got married three years ago. It's such a magical place!

I have had the flu so I am trying ti catch up on my Blog visits this afternoon :)

Love to you my dear friend,
LuLu~*xoxo

Honey Lamb and I said...

I finally got my honey Friday from the honey store!! lol You took some great pictures!!!

Cathy said...

Hi Charlene,

I wanted to drop by and say "thank you" for the amazingly gorgeous pin cushion you gave us Southern Belles last weekend. It is so pretty and will be well loved here at my home in MA.

Have a sunny warm weekend my friend.

xo Cathy

Honey Lamb and I said...

I would love to go to Kim's event!! I hear it is amazing! However, I have to stick around and be a mommy for awhile:( I mean :) lol! Anyway, we are going on vacation then with the kiddos. I should turn it into a California vacation so I could go to Kim's lol!!

Alisa said...

What a beautiful place! Will definitly have to plan a trip to Savannah!

Ingrid DeVilliers said...

I love Savannah and the beautiful architecture! Your pictures are lovely.....yeah, that bridge is amazing!

Debby said...

Thanks for sharing more beautiful photos. What an amazing time you all had, so fun.
debby

Lisa said...

My cousin and his wife went to the school there!! I never got to go visit but I hear it is great!! I am not a good car rider so I haven't ventured!;)
Glad you had so much fun. It is a lovely place!
Hugs,Lisa

Inspired-Simplicity said...

Charlene,
I feel like I've been on a mini vacation, and never left the house. Too much fun.
Blessings,
Carolyn

vintagesusie & wings said...

I ADORED your comment today on my blog, I wish you could come & sit & smell the yellow flowers with me too! Savanah...oh I would so love to go there one day. I am planning to go to Round Top in the fall & since your in Texas...maybe you'll be there too! I'm exciting about being able to meet some of my blog friends! Thanks for the tour, your pics are a delight.
Big Smiles,
Susie

basia said...

I have made a short visit to Savannah several years ago and loved it. Thanks for the tour - beautiful photos of beautiful Savannah.

Dayle Allen Shockley said...

Fabulous! The Man and I were talking of going to Savannah just a few days ago. It's on our must-see list. Thanks for the preview.

diane said...

Looks like Heaven to me Charlene. Savannah is on our list of places to visit when we begin RVing next year =)))
Now I am sooo ready to go!

vintagesusie & wings said...

Dear Charlene,
I am soooooo excited about my Round Top adventure tooooo & would love to meet up with you there!!! I'm going to meet Diane Cook from rosa-josies.blogspot.com, we have never met but we have worked together on several projects, she also lives in Texas! We are planning to RV it in La Grange at the Colorado Landing RV Park...I can't wait for Sept friend...I'm so excited!!!!
Hope to see you there...

Big Hugs,
Susie

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Love all of your photos Charlene!
I really enjoyed all of those places too!!!!

I wanted to let you know that I finally unpacked and I thank you for the beautiful velvet pin cusion you made for the swap...I love it.

See you next month again girl...looking forward to it~
:)

Joanna said...

Hey Charlene,

you got some great photos. Forgot about the one I'm in. Eeek! :)

Did you have fun? I can't believe it's been 2 weeks already... but I came home very inspired & have been busy with PC stuff. See ya soon.

hugs, Joanna

The Feathered Nest said...

Isn't Savannah so wonderful??!! Our oldest son graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design so we've been there MANY times! It looks like you girls had the most fun Charlene ~ I SO love Paris Market and Vintage General...xxoo, Dawn

Monica@The White Bench said...

Glad you had such a great time, Charlene! It all looks fabulous!
Hugs,
Monicaxx.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

How blessed am I to be able to visit Savannah almost anytime? We did have a lot of fun at the P & P event!
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Francie

Cassandra said...

Wow you got some beautiful photos Charlene! I miss it already. xo Cassandra

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