Monday, April 20, 2009

Savannah continued

Touring Savannah offers so many wonderful places to create memories.

The area has so many wonderful examples of architecture. One of the many places is the Mercer Williams House. Best known due to the book and movie based on a true story, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". The house is far more in an example of restored architecture of period. It has a beautiful carriage house and sunken garden as well.

The famous bird girl who graced the cover of the book was actually on loan to the Telfair Academy so we were able to view it there. Even if it is not on loan, you will see reproductions of the statue everywhere. We actually found a stained glass version in a local diner. I wish I could tell you who created it, but that info was not available.

We also enjoyed the one rainy day we had touring museums.

You can pick up a multiple pass to Telfair Academy,

The Jepson Center for the Arts,

and the Owens-Thomas House, which is a period restored home, garden, and carriage house.

One of my favorite places to visit is Twiggs on Abercorn street. It is a wonderful shop for needlework enthusiasts. Specializing in needlepoint, the store offers a wide range of fibers, ribbons, and needlepoint supplies. The owner Alice is a very warm and talented lady. The relaxed atmosphere, with the regulars usually in attendance, is just plain fun. This is one shop my husband didn't look for the husband's bench outside. We visited last year for the first time and he couldn't wait to visit again with the "girls" while I shopped. Their stories and anecdotes of their lives and the area are very witty. Alice is also an author of "Charlie's Secret". The book she informed us will now be a movie. Congratulations Alice!

The area around Savannah holds just as much interest. Tybee Island is just a wonderful place to enjoy the beach. We were not brave enough for swim suits, being April, but we were surprised how many families were

The Isle of Hope also offers Wormsloe Plantation. Although you can not tour the current main house.You can take a nature walk and view the ruins of the original home on the marsh. Driving in on the original 1and1/2 mile tree lined entry was magical. I can imagine what it was like to roll down this drive in a carriage. Did I mention the area was magical?

Thanks for sharing our vacation.

The next few blogs will feature dimensional flowers using some of the fibers I found at Twiggs.

Until next time...


  1. Debra, I was simply transported and must add Savannah to my list of placed to visit in the US. I adore the architecture and gardens (thanks you for all the beautiful pictres). Twiggs must have been a real treat - so confess - what did you buy?

    Happy Stitching...Ann :)

  2. What beautiful homes..what wonderful visit!! SUch amazing gardens too-and inspiring trip through your photos!
    kari & kijsa

  3. You're right, "magical" is the very word. In such a place I can't see how you couldn't be inspired.

    Thanks for sharing. :o)


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