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Monday, February 4, 2013

Greetings From Savannah, Georgia!

Bonjour, Ya'll!
Hubby and I are taking a much needed break from the cold and snowy Midwest, and are hanging out in Savannah, Georgia!
We visited here several years ago, and couldn't wait to return!  The huge moss draped oak trees are amazing!

Here is our home away from home.  We stayed at this same campground last time, it's so peacefull, and the sites are just huge! We towed hubby's car, so it will be easy for us to get out and explore.
This is the view out our window!  As you can see, Emily loves to camp just as much as we do!

I thought the setting sun looked just magical, and a bit spooky as well thru the moss covered trees!

We just arrived here yesterday, so today we went downtown for awhile.  If you've never been to Savannah, you are in for a real treat!  The city is full of amazing architecture, numerous squares with fountains and statues, cobblestone streets, and is full of history, and very friendly people!
I'll be sharing lots more photos in the coming weeks with you!  It is such a treat to get out of the cold and snow, and actually see flowers and trees starting to bloom, like these magnolias!
I fell in love with this amazing building!  Just look at that old stonework, and the pretty shutters!
Love that shade of blue!
I also could hardly wait to go in my very favorite store in town the "Paris Market", below!

You would love it!  It contains all things French, and so many unique things that are hard to find elsewhere.  Not sure if this Metro sign was for sale or not, but it was direct from Paris!
I was ooohing and ahhhing over these beautiful little glass cloches, as well as all of the other amazing treasures!
Just look at this gorgeous table setting!  Those dining chairs looked so elegant, yet comfy!
They had this Valentine's Day display at the entrance to the store.  And just look at those gorgeous chandeliers!
I was in love with this gorgeous mercury glass lamp!
And look at these sweet little bunnys!  Aren't they darling?  Notice the tiny ironing board, and iron?
How cute is that?!
That's it for today.  Now that we are settled in, I'll be able to catch up with ya'll and see what you have been up to!  Have a great day!


michele said...

thanks for bringing us along, donna. your trip sounds dreamy to me as i would love to run away with my husband in an rv! the shop is charming, and i love the maileg bunnies--i collect other maileg from my friend monika's shop http://splendidavenue.com.



Tete said...

Let me see, 60s, no snow, moss covered trees, flowers, amazing buildings and fun french stuff, too?
Ok, so now I know why you go there. I didn't see any glitter. DON'T you dare glitter that moss covered tree!
Have a fun time and do take more pictures! I am loving this trip.

Renee said...

wow! I love this store!! Now, I want to go back to Savannah just to see that store! (was in Savannah years ago). I want that metro sign!! Have fun.

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great way to travel! The campground looks beautiful. We visited Savannah a few years ago and loved it. Have a great time and keep the gorgeous pics coming!


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Thanks for sharing - I have always wanted to go to Savanna - beautiful there. Enjoy your vacation - know your glad to get away from the cold.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, you travel in style, wish I was laying right next to that sweet puppy. What a great shop swoon!


Simply Debbie said...

My husband and I needed a vacation. Thanks for taking us along through pictures, Donna.
Emily is just gorgeous.
I am anxious to see your next pictures. I would love a bucket of moss.
have fun

Joyce Mayer said...

Hi Miss Donna,

We would take the cold and snow any day. Sigh...

Have a fun vacation, I see Miss Emily was taking a walk in that first picture.

Hugs Prudence ♥

Kim K. said...

I recognize many of your pictures. We were in Savannah a few years ago in July. It was so hot, but it was gorgeous. Love the moss covered trees. Keep taking pictures! Over the weekend, our little part of MI got at least 14 inches of snow!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I have always wanted to got to Savannah!! That tree is just amazing to me. It's so dry here I have never seen moss like that! You photos are great. That store is wonderful!! Now I want to go even more than ever! Enjoy. Can't wait to get more photos!

Susan said...

Oh, Savannah looks so gorgeous! I'm looking out my window at snow, so your photos are a real treat. So glad you made it safe & sound, Donna, and that you're enjoying time there with hubby and Emily. I love this Paris Market store!!! The bunnies are too cute.
I will send prayers out for Nana Diana & her brother, too. Thanks for sharing, Donna.
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your trip!
xo, Susan

Celestina Marie said...

Oh Donna, what an amazing cozy spot you are settled in at the camp site. Love the sweet pic of dear Emily. She is so darling!!
Your pics are wonderful and looks like so much fun. Love that lamp you share too. The building with the red awnings is awesome.
Now I want to go somewhere. Enjoy every minute my friend. Can't wait to see more.

Hugs and have fun, Celestina Marie

Little Miss Maggie said...

We visited Savannah last year and it is truly my favorite city I have visited so far in the U.S. It reminds me I better get my St. Patty's photos ready that I took The fountains were all dyed green. Have a great time on your trip. I am so envious!