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July 02, 2009


Janet V

Thank you for including us on these beautiful excursions. So many fun and inspiring things to see! We don't have this where I am!

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You are SO very welcome Janet!



Oh, the Paris Market is so wonderful! Thank you for sharing. And Paula Deen! Now, there is a perfectly good reason for carrying around a camera everywhere we go! ~Kelly

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RHoda @ Southern Hospitality

Kim, your pics are a feast for the eyes. So glad you got to return to Savannah and enjoy it all over again. Thanks for taking us along with you! How fun that they got to meet Paula, I would love that too. xoxo

Carol @ Old Glory Cottage

Oui, oui, magnifique! The beauty starts outside the door, with that gorgeous pot, and continues throughout the store!
How exciting for your friend's daughter to meet Paula Deen! I bet she was just as sweet in person as she is on TV!
Have a happy 4th Kim!

julie - eab designs

Kim, I can see why this is one of your favorite shops - it would be for me as well. I love all of the glassware and beautiful cloches and chandeliers. Thanks for sharing. I'll be adding this to my list of places to visit.

Mary Ann

Beautiful pics! We were in Savannah a few weeks ago and you have pictures of some of the same houses that I loved! We also met Paula Deen, her sons and her grandson. I have some wonderful pics at the booksigning and of the Deen family throwing out the first balls for a ball game. They are just down to earth people. We love Savannah!!


Great store! Thanks for taking us along on your trip. We visited about 10 years ago, and have always wanted to go back!


Oh such a lovely place, someday I will visit..thanks for taking the pictures so I could be there..

The Beautiful Life

Oh KIM!!!!!! This post almost made me cry all over again -- the way I did when I walked into The Paris Market for the first time. The store is the real version of the brick & mortar I have had in my mind's eye for decades. I'm almost there, though!! (HINT: can you say "Main St.?") ;)

Looking through all these pics, I kept seeing so many things I already carry, now I just need the giant, historic space to expand into! Oh wait! I think I know just where I can find one! (And there's a great coffee shop two doors down!).

Kim... I love this post... I think I'll probably look back at it many, many times.

Thanks for sharing your trip with us!



That is a store full of eye candy! I love the first chandelier- with the teal blue crystals on it- and that blue dresser! Typically that wouldn't be a color I would pick but maybe I should! A think a room redo might be in order. LOL!!
Thank You for taking us shopping with you!
Ahhhh.........Paula Deen! LOVE her!!


Penny Ingram

Good Morning Kim, loved our shopping trip, and as soon as I saw that bag, I thought "I bet she bought that" Paula Deen:)))

Hena Tayeb

the market looks great, some of the items are amazing. i especially loved the blues, the chandelier with the blue balls and the chest of drawers. lovely.


Hi Kim,
I stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago and I've loved every single photo! Also, love your playlist and darling Maggie May. Thanks for sharing.


Love your blog! Will be back! My family lives in Ocala Florida and I can't say I have seen a home as charming as yours.


I love the blue chandelier. That would be perfect in my bathroom! What a fun place. My mother and I want to take a vacation to Savannah. Hopefully in the next year or so. Thank you for the tour!


OK--- That's it. Savannah is definitely on my list of places to visit soon. Thanks for sharing your wonder photos with us.


What a great shop! I loved looking around with you. When I saw the bag with the dog on it I wondered if it went home with you. Cute Cute Cute.
Have a great 4th!


Oh that was yummy! I loved the cake plates on those tall posts...wonderful! And I saw that highheeled cookie for $2.75 and I wanted it. Lots to delight...wonder what Paula Deen bought... Your dachshund bag is cute, but not as cute as Maggie. She really does need to do some modeling.

Isabel ~ Maison Douce

Wow, what an incredible store!! Thank you so much for the tour, what a treat!!!


Oh. The Paris favorite place. Wait, didn't I just say that yesterday about Vintage General...hmmmmm. Such a unique and gorgeous shop. I bought bags of lavendar, a little urn, and a pearl monogram when I was there. I could have spent a bundle! (drooling)
We (yep I dragged the hubby, he loves her) went to a Paula Deen book signing last year when we were there. She is just a doll. LOVE your pictures!


You always take your readers so many wonderful places! Thank you!


love love love that turquoise dresser! and did i see high heel cookies?! too cute! thank you so much for sharing these places with us.


What a lovely city. It's so cool that they have so many lovely places to visit in one city. There must be many like us around the area that really appreciate the simple beauty in "not shiny new" things. I'm putting Savannah on my list of places to visit!


Oh yes I did! That chandelier with the turquoise glass? Oh swoon! My wallet shriveled into a scrap of leather as soon as I looked at, but it is so divine, and a dream to me!

Nancy M.

Paris Market stocks a tremendous variety of objects. What is with the bugs and all those little brown wrapped books? I adore the chandelier with the turquoise glass too.
The yellow lilies in the silver vase are beautiful. I had not thought of using small plates as coasters. Now nice! Your birthday trip to Savannah was glorious Kim!
Thank you again.
Nancy M

Alison Gibbs

Oh Kim what a wonderful shopping trip you have taken us on. So much eye candy - I have had a sugar overload!!


Oh yes, eye candy indeed! so delish.
and wow look at Paula Deen ... she looks so cute. How fun that your friends daughter met her.

Renae Moore

Thank you sooo much for this fab tour of Savannah! I am writing all these wonderful places when I go later this summer with one of my girlfriends!


Oh my goodness! What a fabulous shop. Thanks for the tour!



What a fabulous shop!! Thanks for sharing the photos!! Looks like a great place to visit!

CrochetCandi happy they got to meet Paula Deen!! Talk about an entepreneur!! That lady has it all figured out! And such a sweetie!!!!


Oh my gosh I love Paula! That shop looks amazing! I recognize some of that stuff! Stuff I've seen in stores, stuff I own! How exciting!

All the best,


Oh Kim, so many lovely things to look at!!! I loved it all and want one of each, please;o) I cannot find a store in my town that even comes close to that, so that was alot of fun! Thanks so much, Hugs ~cindy s~

Alauar Parrish

I really enjoyed looking at all the beautiful photos you took. I love Savanna hubby and I were lucky enough to go there two yrs ago, but did not get to meet Paula.... oh well... much have been so exciting to have met her. Love that shop so much to look at, and drool over.. thanks for sharing.

Happy 4th July


Cindy Meguiar

One of my favorite shops! Your pictures are wonderful! For those of you who may visit Savannah, Paula Deen has been known to frequent one of our favorite thrifty stores.....GoodWill! I recently saw her on one of my shopping excursions to GW on the island. So...if you thrift while you are here................who knows?


Now THIS is my idea of a dream shop. I want everything! When I saw the turquoise chandelier I almost fainted. It would be so perfect for my bedroom, but it looks like Murano glass, so I'm sure it's tres expensive. Thanks for the tour and, as usual, your photos are so beautiful. ~Sue~


Wow Kim this looks like my kind of place. I'm definitely going to have to visit Savannah. I've only heard good things about it.


Thanks for the trip. Your pics are great.


I can't wait to visit this wonderful shop. I hope to visit Savannah soon. It's on my "to do" list.

Great photos Kim.



Wow! I could shop 'till I drop there!
Thanks for the wonderful eye candy!

hugs from the Netherlands,



Wow!!.. and I thought last year's photos were beautiful. The clarity and detail comes thru my computer as tho I'm standing within arm's reach of that gorgeous turquoise chandelier, the cake stands and fancy vintage boxes. I love it all.

Thank you as always for sharing the tour and Paris Market.. a must see.

Happy 4th of July!!


Mary Lou

What an assortment to browse through! No wonder you love it. I think my favorites were the chandelier with the aqua teardrops and the handmade soap. I love handmade soap.
Thanks so much for sharing. Your photos are beautiful.
Mary Lou

Deb from Traverse City Michigan

Hi Kim,
I have been stalking your blog for a few weeks now. I look at it over and over. Your photos are so special, and the content is so yummy. Thanks for sharing your beautiful world you talented lady you.


What a wonderful post! I too love Savannah! And your friends got to meet Paula that photo!

The picture with the stack of old suitcases. I have one like it in my garage in Winter Haven. Do you have any use for it? My hubby wants me to clear some things out and I hate to toss it. I thought the community theatre might like it but want to pass it along to someone.


Oh what great pics! And Paula Dean too! That is great. I love that store, I bet if it was close to me I would get lost in there at least once a week!


Hi Kim,
I just ran across your blog! OMG I would love to visit The Paris Markget! it would be my dream shop!

Traci Lauderdale

Kim- Your blog is a great is LOVELY...I have never been to Savannah, so where do you recommend for lodging?

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Oooh, what fun treasures you've shown to tease us with, Kim! Thanks for the tour. But I had to chuckle at all the shots with unexpected pops of yellow and red. I bet you're drawn to those colors, like a moth drawn to flame. And probably without even being aware of it. ;)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

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