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April 25, 2008

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Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio

Shopscad is a great idea! What inspiration must be there.

That coffee shop looks adorable Kim. I love the painted vintage hangig window.
xo
Penny

Donna

NEAT NEAT NEAT!

Looks like so much fun! Wish I were there!

~ Donna

Kat

I soooo love to travel with you sweet friend! You take us to the nicest of places.

Hugs!
Kat

Sweet Cottage Dreams

More please!!!!!!!! My favorites are the vintage dresses and the student's shop...love that settee, too!

xo

Catherine

I love the campus shop! How creative! My daughter would love the vintage clothing store too. She used to sell vintage clothing on eBay.
Hugs,
Cathie

Sue

Love, love it all. We always tease Gracie that she will have to attend SCAD...she loves art and design so it would be a great fit right? And it would give us the excuse to return to Savannah A LOT!!!


Love,
Sue

Teresa ~ French Poppy

Okay now I really want to move there. My hubby is from Kentucky, he would probably go for it. :) I am in love with the art school!!! I should talk my daughter into going to school there!

Teresa
xoxo

Alison Gibbs

What great stores.Fabulous goodies in the Art School store
Alison

Rose

So great to continue or tip. Thanks for taking us along.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home

I just found a beautiful antique french settee just like the one in your photo on Craigslist for only $125! It needs to be reupholstered and I would have done it in off white just like that one if only I had room for it. It's frustrating to let a deal like that go!

I love looking at all your photos! I almost feel like I've been there myself!

sharron

Can I go next time?! Looks like so much fun!!

Daisy Steiner

Wow, looks like a great place to visit.

Beverly

I adore the geraniums painted on the old window. It looks like a wonderful place to browse and shop.

Pat

Kim, would love to see the college shop in person. It would be very interesting seeing the artwork of the students, in person. It looks wonderful in the photos!

Pat

Marie

Your blog is like eye candy! I love Savannah and recognize a few of the shops in your pictures. My husband tried to talk me into an impromptu visit up there this weekend but I nixed the idea. I really regret it now!

Vicki

Kim, Tell me that you got to Vintage General on Broughton. It's just about the prettiest store I have ever seen.

Rosie's Whimsy

Your shopping trip make my credit card trigger so itchy! LOL

Ana.

To be continued? More, please!!!!

Gracias, gracias, gracias!!!

Hooked on Houses

I haven't been to Savannah for so long. This is making me eager to get back there! -Julia

Oh how I have enjoyed catching up here today. I absolutley LOVE Savannah and you have captured it so well. The shopping is fabulous and the displays are all so inspirational. Did you dine at Lady and Son? My first introduction to true Southern food! I have such fond memories of my last visit-- passing student housing and seeing SCAD students hanging out of open windows! Of course we have SCAD here but it's not quite the same as that setting! Thanks for the great photos Kim! You always share so generously!

Lynn

Oh! Seriously coveting that red cupboard in the third photo!

Sharon@ C'est Chouette

Savannah is my all time favorite cities~ I will live in Savannh some day. I love the SCAD photos~ I dreamed of sending DD#1 to Scad~ but she wanted Tulane~ and ended up here in SD for College~ alas my days as a true Southern Lady are on hold.

Rhoda

Oh how fun, Kim! The SCAD store was so unique & I loved the vintage one too. You really got some pretty shots with your eye and that camera! You are SO good. Get your shopping shoes on, I'm comin' to town tomorrow!
xo,
Rhoda

Dena

Oh thank you Kim! I needed a break from my studies and decided a little trip to Daisy Cottage would be just the fix. Getting to go shopping made it even better :)

Happy Saturday!

Hugs,
Dena

Joy at Cupids Charm

Hi Kim! Thank you so much for all the wonderful photos of Savannah. One of my most favorite places on earth. My sister-in-law and her husband are there right now for the weekend. They had never been to Savannah, so I gave her your blog link so she could get a peek before her trip. She loved your site and the pictures. So this week, you've been like our own personal travel agent! Thanks for posting such lovely photos. Have a great weekend. xoxo ~ Joy J.

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You all are SO welcome! I LOVE sharing with you! :-)
xo,
Kim

Rue

Hi sweet Kim :)

My Annie would love shopSCAD. She wants to be an artist when she grows up :) What a wonderful learning environment they have.

The vintage shops there remind me of Melrose out in California. Those dresses are darling!

Thank you for writing those encouraging words to me about the farmhouse. You brought tears of hope to my eyes as I read them. You'll never know how much that meant to me. Thank you too for ALWAYS being so sweet to me. I'm so glad I found you and Daisy Cottage :)

Love and hugs,
rue

Rachel Going

Oh my word Kim, What's that you say about wishing you were that talented? You have tons of talent dripping from every pore of you body...I believe I see it running out your ears my dear! xoRachel

suzy

I'm really enjoying your trip, I want to move to Savannah and I've never even been there! xo, suzy

Diane

Dear Kim, The Arts and Design just oozes creativity. I love it. Great shots, too of the thrift shops-makes me want to grab my purse and go. God bless - Diane

Ruth

Hi Kim~
What marvelous travels you have shared with us! Everything is so inspiring, and full of awe. I can't wait til you "continue"....
xxxooo Ruth

judy

Great Post. Looks like a fun shopping day.
Have a great week.
Judy

mariella

hello, I have enjoyed much with the photos, I feel that I transportarn. beautiful.
greetings

Lynn @ theVintageNest

I enjoyed the walk so much. And I love that bird fabric in the window. :)

Irma

The stores have such wonderful goodies. Wish I could have gone with you shopping. Seems like you had a great time.

Irma

Tina

what fun! I have never been to Savannah..but after seeing these photos..I surely want to go for a visit. Must talk hubby into it.

Carolyn

What great Stores!

Carolyn

Kimberly C.

Thanks - I'm falling in love with Savannah. I want to go!

Diane

The art and design store just oozes creativity. And the thrift stores--------makes me want to grab my purse and jump in. Diane

Shannon

I'm so glad you enjoyed our city! Your pictures surely did it justice.
The SCAD store is amazing.... so much
creativity.
One of our favorite things to do on the weekends is to go to the Candy Kitchen and catch the flying fresh taffy- then enjoy a picnic lunch in Forsyth park.

Savannah is a beautiful city- Hope everyone who wants to visit DOES!

Shannon

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