Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas in Savannah

Snagged a chance to spend two hours in Savannah, Georgia, on Sunday.
Pure bliss.

If you have never been to Savannah- you are truly missing out on a unique city. It is a beautiful city, yet it is also a quaint-artsy-southern-working-sleepy town- ALL at the same time. Interstate 16 just spits you out in the heart of downtown Savannah as the interstate ends. One minute you are traveling 60 mph and the next you are stopped at a traffic light, staring at a beautiful historic square full of live oaks draped in moss and covered in resurrection ferns. The squares are surrounded by many buildings as old as Georgia, itself (and Georgia was a colony, after all). And there are lots of squares, thanks to James Oglethorpe and Colonel William Bull. And lots of history, thanks to our forefathers. And lots of misquitoes, if you visit in the summer.

Back to my Sunday......

One of my favorite stores is The Paris Market & Brocante on Broughton Street. Here is their cute website.
And here are some photos I took. -They are already dolled up for Christmas..........








Another favorite shop on Broughton Street is @Home (blogged about it on Monday -here).

Here is our favorite hotel in Savannah............

The Marshall House Inn



(did
not get to spend the night in Savannah, this trip).

The Marshall House is on Broughton, also - a couple of blocks down from the shops I mentioned, above. It is Savannah's oldest hotel (c. 1851), so if you don't like "historic" - there are plenty of Hiltons and Marriotts nearby.



More "typical" Savannah views (the sun was at a low angle, so the photos are few).








And, here is a picture from an 1864 Harper's Weekly article of General Tecumseh Sherman's headquarters while in Savannah. ...............


And here is that same house, now............

And what does this have to do with Christmas?

Well...

it was in this house that Sherman penned a telegram sent to President Lincoln that read....

"I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah, ............."

His march through Georgia was finally over.

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11 comments:

Aprons and More said...

Thanks for this post about my city! Although I am not able to live there right now (taking care of my Mother in Warner Robins who has cancer) it was good to see the pictures. Love the ones of Jones Street! BTW...did you know that the Marshall House is haunted? They say that there is a man dressed in 19th century clothes who walks the floors at night...never seen it but was told about it when the hotel was restored.

Thanks for sharing and making Savannah look so pretty!

(I have aprons at Polk's Fresh Market on Liberty Street! Check it out next time you are there...Paula Deen loves that shop!)

Katy :)

Terry said...

Lucky you. I can never really believe Savannah. We haven't been there nearly enough to get our fill. Maybe you can never get your fill.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Looks like a great place to spend some time. I will have to put it on my list of places to visit. Very pretty - thanks for sharing.
~Debra Capers of the vintage vixens

My Vintage Modern Farmhouse... said...

It is on my wish list of places to visit that's for sure. My daughter shot a wedding in Savannah this past summer and she fell in love with it. She is still regretting not buying pillows she found at Paris Market!! Seeing your photos definitely confirms that I want to go there someday.

LeAnn:)

Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

This made me smile. I lived in Savannah for a year and secretly want to live there again.
Beautiful pics and what a great trip!

Linda said...

Savannah is sooooo pretty...I have been there with my sister...one day I hope to go with the hubby! Happy Thanksgiving!

Blessings,
Linda

Farmgirl Paints said...

Reminds me of Charleston. I've never been to Savannah, but I know I would love it. Thanks for sharing those great pics.

Destiny said...

Oh I LOVE Savannah! My husband took me there for our "babymoon" about a couple of months before my daughter was born. We stayed at the Planters Inn and ate at Paula Deen's restaurant! Also took the goofy ghost tour by bus because it was POURING down rain. I'd love to go back again someday! Thanks for sharing these amazing photos and bringing back some good memories for me : )

Janean said...

been to savannah several times. this is a great time of year to go. we enjoyed walking along the river!!!!!!! lovely photos!

whitealderhome said...

I LOVE Savannah, went for the very first time this past March.It was sooooooooo amazing we stayed in a 150 year old hotel right up from the waterfront..so perfect!! Got a chance to visit The Paris Market too, and you are right it's a fantastic store. Loved your post.

Barbara Jean said...

Oh so beautiful

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