Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Savannah or Bust...

Hello, Hello!!!  I'm back all refreshed & rested...it feels great (I hope it lasts).  We headed south this past weekend and spent 3 days in gorgeous Savannah, GA.  We really needed to get out of town and just relax.  It was a 5 hour drive and our timing was perfect because we missed a bunch of storms while we were gone.

I'm just going to load you down with some shots around town.  We started at the Bonaventure Cemetery.


 These pictures don't do justice to the beauty of this statue.  It's carved marble from Italy. The azalea's were scattered around her when we got there.  It was stunning and very sad.

"Allured to brighter worlds and led the way."



Brian taking in the Jesus statue marking a family grave.


The details were amazing.  Again carved marble from Italy.


This lady was an actor telling the story of her husband's death.  It was a little jarring to see her gliding through the graves.
  
 Azaleas were in full bloom.

 Trees covered in Spanish moss.

 John Wesley Square


 Market Square
This is where you can get some great pizza at Vinnie Van Go-Go's.

 Lady & Sons block 
(We didn't go to Paula Deen's restaurant, btw.  You have to queue at 830am inorder to make reservations by 9am and the line goes around the block THEN you end up waiting for over an hour to eat.  Sounded like too much work to me.)  We went to a place call The Pirate House and it was amazing food!

 This stove was in The Pirate House. It's the oldest house in Georgia and is rumored to be haunted.  They encourage you to explore the building, so you can do your own ghost hunting!

 The patina on the railings and brick were so pretty.

Right before I took this picture a man was picking flowers to give to his wife - what a good husband!


  These horses were huge!  We saw a woman wiping one of the horse's rear end...that's dedication.

Savannah is so beautiful.   There are tons of nice hotels to stay in right in town, you can walk to most places. We must've walked 10 miles (no joke) including up and down this flight of stairs!

 They were super steep...but look what waited for me....
 
 !!!FIESTA!!!



 I've been collecting Fiesta for years and it's fun to see the older pieces.  These nesting bowls were over $2,000.

 There were tons of antique shops to poke around too...


Peeking into a closet.


                                                                                  
 Delicate hankies, linens & silver were in this room.

 Clocks everywhere.

 

Very, very old babies.

This piece was just gorgeous!

Look at these details!

And of course the resident kitty found the coolest chair to call his own!
 
Shiny happy people!

 I'm painting furniture this week and working on my new blog - all fun stuff but we're also seeing our accountant to file taxes...double blech!  Weekends like this make dealing with the day-in/day-out things a whole lot easier!  I hope you all can make a little time for yourselves soon!


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