You can’t blame the public school system for my lack of geography skills – I went to a private school. After all, Savannah is just an inch away on the map; how far can that be?
Over 250 miles, that’s how far! I guess when other students were working hard on their dough maps of the USA , getting all the topical information correct, I was concentrating on what color to dye the dough and how to embellish it just right.
You should have seen the look on the cabbies face when I asked him how much to Savannah. My first clue to the distance was his reply; Savannah Georgia?
Mistake #1. I should have flown into Savannah not Atlanta
After weighing all my options and considering my time frame, I decided on the Greyhound bus which was leaving in 1 hour, was only $50 dollars and dropped off right across the street to my hotel. EXCELLENT! After all, I had rented Greyhounds before for my daughters dance team and they were great.
Mistake #2 – those were Greylines
Okay, it will only be 5 hours Amada, you can do this. I must make it to Petticoats and Parasols for the big opening Dessert/ Sugar Bar and guest speaker Jo Packman. Jenn had pulled out all the stops and I knew it would be AMAZING!
With purse clutched in my lap and my carryon under my feet, I headed out of the station determined to exude the grace under pressure that Southern Belles are famous for.
Text to Tiffany – I am on a stinky, sketchy bus….
Five hours later I arrived in my hotel room. I opened the door and literally fell in the room, my two lovely room mates, Sherry and Julie Ann, watching me. They were showered, dressed and ready for the evening. I on the other hand was in desperate need of a shower which I would not have the luxury of . I quickly washed my face, changed into my dress and sprayed as much perfume as I could in my general direction. I couldn’t not have dreamed of what awaited us…
Our Goodie Bags were packed full!
Isn’t she lovely
Our centerpieces were amazing and so southern
Thank you Rosalyn-Sue for the best ever Sugar Bar – and thanks to your grandmother for her sin ;)
My sweet room mate Julie-Ann. She is beautiful inside and out!
After the wonderful opening by Jo Packman , she is so inspirational,we ran out to catch the trolley for our “Haunted Savannah Tour”
Day Two… Shopping
Shopscad was a great shop filled with pieces made by Savannah artist and students. At first they didn’t want us to take pictures but we talked them into it.
The old fashioned soda fountain inside Paris Market.
Three heads are better than one.
Then a little more shopping before the vendor show at “Back in the Day” Bakery.
My table filled with “Pretty Little Things”
Cassandra’s table was so colorful and filled with the most beautiful little treasures.
Our amazing hostess Jenn, Tiffany and Christine.
I met wonderful Rachel, what a sweet southern smile.
I am so sorry I didn’t get a chance to photograph everyone’s table. It got so crowded and I got busy. Cathy Scalise was right across from me and I didn’t even get a shot of her table. UGH!
BTW - Are you tired of pictures yet? Well, grab a glass of sweet tea and settle in….
CRAFT DAY AND THE FORD MANSION
This was the most amazingly beautiful place you have ever seen.
We were all snapping pictures!
and the Projects!!!!!
Thanks again to our fabulous instructors Jenn, Christine and Tiffany. You ladies were so patient and so helpful. True Southern Belles. So sorry I didn’t put everyone's names on their pictures. This post is already too long. HaHa!
Lunch in the mansion was to die for.I had the best ladies at my table.
All too soon it was time to come home. I have such wonderful memories from Savannah P&P. The eye candy was amazing, YES! But I think what I will truly remember the most are the little things.
The Greyhound Bus texting Tiffany all the way…
Staying up late giggling with my room mates…
Julie-Ann’s nervous giggle ;-)
Cassi and Amada, Jacksonville or Bust
Cathy Scalise, you are hilarious!
Sweet Coe Polk’s smile and hugs
Rosalyn-Sue, so sweet
Sherry, I Love you more than I could ever say.
I had the best room mates ever. I couldn’t have asked for more. We are already planning our next trip together and I think we all cried when we had to say good-bye.
My fondest memory and the thing that makes me laugh out loud……
Goodnight John Boy
Goodnight Jim Bob