Monday

Savannah!

Desserts served at The Tea Room, Savannah, GA

I'm posting pictures of my birthday trip to Savannah two weeks ago. I'm linking to several memes and will break up the pictures to fit tabletops, tablescapes, and tea times. The names of these memes will be posted with each category.
This beautiful tabletop was our tea table at The Tea Room, in Savannah, GA. The tablescape was done with this beautiful blue china (I forgot to look at the name of it!)

The scones and sandwiches were presented on this tiered server:
They were oh so delicious!

The steaming tea pots were brought to us on this wooded server. We each had different teas and received a different tea pot with cozies. (The third tea pot was on the table.)
The desserts (three of everything) Yum!

The German rock sugar (above) was also for sale.
I have been to "The Tea Room" twice in past years, but never with my two daughters. I so enjoyed taking tea with them!

The Tea Room Gift Shop sold the beautiful china. I regret not buying a tea cup, and I don't even know the name of the china!
The Tea Room also sells loose teas, I wish I had taken a better picture of the wall full of large tins of loose teas! I did buy some loose teas, including Emperor's Bride, a favorite!
Some of the large tea canisters can be seen top, left. (This is the view from our table.)

To see more of "The Tea Room" go here to ParTea Lady's post on it last week.

Thanks to the following ladies for hosting these memes:
Marty, Tabletop Tuesday
Lady Katherine, Tea Time Tuesday
Terri, Tea Cup Tuesday
Susan, Tablescape Thursday
Wanda Lee, the Plumed Pen
Click on their names to go to their memes.

The other places we ate probably qualify for "Tabletops" as well:
We had Sunday Brunch at "Soho South Cafe" a fun restaurant and art gallery.

I had pecan waffles, and fruit:
I had to show this picture of the Soho restaurant, it was a fun, interesting place!

My daughters Ashleigh(L) and Alyson(R) in front of Soho South Cafe:
Okay, I can't wait any longer, now I will share pictures of the bed and breakfast where we stayed! It will also have many "tabletops" included! This is where we stayed!
My two daughters took me to Savannah to celebrate my 70th birthday, just the three of us! Most everything was a surprise, all I knew was that we were going to Savannah. I didn't know where we would stay, or eat, etc. We stayed in this beautiful YELLOW B&B, it is the Forsyth Park Inn, right across from the famous Forsyth Park which is usually shown in Savannah ads.
Ashleigh and Alyson in front of the fountain at Forsyth Park

The Inn's side porch:
We enjoyed this porch!

We could get a peek at the fountain from the porch:
It's on the left between the column and Alyson, (sorry the trees cover it a bit in this pic.)

Here I am at the entryway

As you walk in the door you see these beautiful stairs on the left
(our room wasn't upstairs, thank goodness!)

The fireplace was on the right:
The parlor was through a door on the right:
Notice the walls are yellow!
It is a very lovely room!
Filled with yellow roses!

I wanted these ginger jars!!

The snack and beverage bar was on the opposite side of the parlor:
Mini cherry cheesecakes were served one night

and large chocolate covered strawberries the next night:
Here's a close-up of that gorgeous tapestry:
Sadie, the resident house cat joined us during snacktime:
We relaxed on the porch at night while we had our snacks:
The daily news was also available:

Our beautiful bedroom had two queen-size beds. The walls look green, but they were yellow!
Chair beside my bed:
Turntable and beautiful lamp:
Note the beautiful floors!

Turndown service and robes:
A bathroom shot for Sheila!
The floral wallpaper was gorgeous! It also has a Jacuzzi tub!

Now lets go outside the Inn to the garden, walk through this gate:
The fountain, a cottage behind was also for rent:
Ashleigh:
and me:

Breakfast was served on the porch at these tables:


We forgot both mornings to take pictures of the full breakfasts:
On Sunday we were served French toast stuffed with strawberries and cream cheese, sausage links and scrambled eggs, fruit and yogurt, and muffins. Saturday we had a spinach egg breakfast casserole with sausage, grits, fruit, biscuits, etc.
We really enjoyed that porch!
The whole bed and breakfast experience was more than wonderful!!! www.forsythparkinn.com
We stayed in Room 3, check out all the rooms!
http://www.forsythparkinn.com/Savannah-Bed-and-Breakfast.html

Walking around town:

Lots of shopping:
"What happens in Savannah,
Stays in Savannah!!"

We enjoyed seeing The Paris Market, interesting store!

After a late breakfast (at nine) we had smoothies at "Smooth" to tide us over until we had our Afternoon Tea at 3:30 p.m.

The end of a fantastic day!

Other places we ate:

Because of our Southern heritage, the girls planned Southern food restaurants!
"Sweet Potatoes" is a really cute place to eat and the food was delicious! A different sweet potato dish is served daily, we also had lima beans, okra and tomatoes, asparagus, cabbage slaw, sweet potato salad, butter beans, catfish, baked sweet potato, and cornbread and biscuits! Yum!

Another night we had something else from our Southern background - Krystal burgers! For those of you who aren't familiar with them, they are similar to White Castle burgers.

Alyson also put together this great booklet of the plans of where we would go, restaurant menus, etc! I'm still enjoying reading it:


It also includes this article below that was in Paula Deen's Jan/Feb 10 magazine:
Interesting article about the Forsyth Park Inn bed and breakfast!

We didn't eat at Paula Deen's restaurant because we didn't want to spend so much time waiting in line to make reservations, then waiting in line again to get seated! I've eaten there before anyway. We did take a picture of the three-story restaurant, and we went into "Paula's Store," it has tons of her stuff.
Paula Deen's The Lady and Sons Restaurant

Thanks for staying with me to the end (and wasn't bored!!) I hope you enjoyed seeing my wonderful birthday celebration with my daughters, they pampered me and I felt like a queen! It was truly a highlight of my life!

I had to have this, as a memento of our wonderful trip! It's a wooden plaque replica of the B&B.

Thanks for your visit! I'll try to return your comment next week when I get home from my sister's. (See following message)

God Bless.

Katherine

37 comments:

Terri said...

Wow, that looks like a lot of fun to me! You were lucky girls.
The tea things are gorgeous. I love looking at the photo of all the shops you went into.
Thank you for sharing this with us today.
Hugs,
Terri

kim said...

Katherine, it looks like you had such a wonderful time with your daughters for your birthday. I love to visit Savannah. Such a pretty place. The B&B you stayed in is really nice. We have only stayed in hotels there. May try the B&B next time. We have stayed in a couple in other places and I love them. I must tell you that you sure don't look seventy years young!

Lavender Cottage said...

I enjoyed seeing your birthday trip you took with your daughters.
The B&B was just gorgeous and the tea room....wish we had something like that here.
Thanks for sharing.

xinex said...

What a fun birthday celebration, Katherine! A lovely surprise indeed! The place is gorgeous and the food looks so good. You all look so lovely. Did you really say you are 70? You sure don't look like it....Christine

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello Katherine :) What a wonderful and special time you had with your daughters! I really enjoyed your photos of the wonderful places you went to and ate at! Thank you so much for sharing this special time with us :)

Wishing you a Happy Teacup Tuesday!
Warmest, Brenda

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Oh what a great post. This makes me sad that we didn't get over to Savannah the other week when we were on vacation. We were going to swing over there one day. You have shown us some nice places to visit--hopefully I will remember when I do go there!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Katherine!!
Wowzers!!! Is that ever the most gorgeous place!!!
I loved seeing all the photos and felt like I was actually there with you!!
Thank you for sharing such an awesome visit!!
Hugs and Smiles,
Lynn

Ginger said...

What a lovely post, and such great pictures. I too love to take tea with my sweet daughter and Mom. Would love to go to the Savannah tea room you showed. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Teafully
Ginger

Msartist said...

Wow! Thanks for taking us on a wonderful outing. Tea,good food and friends with lovely times to remembers~ Such a pretty tea parlor and more thanks for sharing!!
All my best, Theresa

Sherry said...

Wow! That look my kinda of trip. How wonderful. I love that porch! I bet you enjoyed it. How fabulous you had that trip.
Have a great week.
Sherry

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Katherine,

thank you for taking us along on your birthday trip.. I am so glad ya'll had such a great time..

Happy Thoughts
Sonny

parTea lady said...

What a great post on your birthday trip to Savannah and what sweet daughters you have. I can't wait to visit The Tea Room again in July. The china looks like it might be Churchill Blue Willow - I'll have to check it out.

Your B&B looked wonderful. We will be at Planters Inn on Reynolds Square. Thanks for showing restaurants too. I'd like to try Sweet Potatoes.

I love the plaque you bought as a memento.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Katherine, just the sweetest pictures. I love Savannah...what a charming city!

I hope you had a great birthday. This was a treat!

Barb ♥

Joyce said...

What is your secret to looking so young? What a wonderful post and what fun to be at the gorgeous B&B with your two thoughtful daughters. I am on Hilton Head island often and go into Savannah but I have not heard of the Sweet Potato. I must give it a try next time I come into town. Happy Birthday!
Joyce

Creations By Cindy said...

Katherine, you girls had a ball didn't you? I love Savannah! Thanks fir sharing about the Bed and Breakfast too. I love all the pics. So glad you had fun! have a blessed day friend. Cindy

Appleshoe said...

Hello Katherine, thank you for all of these wonderful pictures. The internet is a great vacation spot for those of us stuck at home. It was very sweet of your daughters to go with you and it certainly looks like you had fun. Take care.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Katherine, what a fabulous trip with your daughters, and such a wonderful birthday gift. I love the B&B, what a beautiful place. All the wonderful pictures of the town and all the places you visited and the shots of your daughters and you are just wonderful and such precious memories. So glad you had a great time. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Beth said...

What a great birthday! Your tea was just beautiful. I think the china is Blue Willow. The B & B is fabulous and it sounds like they treated you all like a queen!

GardenofDaisies said...

It looks like you had a lovely time in Savannah! How I would love to visit someday. Your tea looks scrumptious! And the B&B delightful.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Savannah is on my list of places to go -- maybe next year. Your daughters are so pretty and so are you -- you do NOT look 70! How fun to celebrate at this beautiful B&B with the ladies.

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Katherine,
Happy belated birthday! A tea room, B&B, wonderful restaurants, shopping, and your daughters...HEAVENLY!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What very beautiful pictures! Everything looks so lovely and fun.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

La Tea Dah said...

It looks like you had a wonderful, wonderful birthday with your girls. I enjoyed all your pictures --- the menus, the decor, the food pictures, the tea --- thank you so much for sharing with us!

LaTeaDah

Adrienne said...

What a wonderful gift from your daughters! I loved every minute of the tour and almost felt as if I was right there with you. Loved the yellow B&B and all the lovely tea experience. Thanks for sharing it with us.
~Adrienne~

Marilyn said...

What a most wonderful birthday celebration. Everything was just perfect, including the yellow B&B. Those ginger jars were beautiful and I would have wanted them too. The porch, I could almost picture sitting there.

Kathleen said...

Holy Crow! You DO know how to celebrate! What wonderful places. It looks like so much fun! I am so glad you had a wonderful time!

Tricia said...

How blessed you are to have two loving daughters to plan and surprise you with such a wonderful trip! I loved all the photos, especially the first ones of the lunch at the tearoom. And happy birthday, by the way!

Johanna said...

Katherine, thank yopu so much for sharing this lovely photos of your wonderful journey. What a thoughtful gift from your daughters! What can be nicer than having a good time together. Time runs so quickly and at least you keep this nice memories for ever. That was a pretty nice B&B and I would love to stay there and to have a snack with Sadie. Wish you all the best.
Greetings, Johanna

Kathy said...

What a wonderful trip for you full of fun memories! I just love Savannah. My sisters and I want to take a girl's trip. Staying at a B&B to my mind is the best way to go!
Kathy

Mimi said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time with your beautiful daughters in Savannah. The china looks like one of my favorite patterns, Blue Willow.
The stair landing of the B&B is gorgeous, look at all the hand carving on the newel posts.
Thanks for sharing your trip, Katherine.

Barbara said...

Happy birthday! It looks like you all had a wonderful time in that gorgeous place.

GWENDOLYN said...

What a glorious and beautiful birthday trip for you! Looks like you had a wonderful time. We have a similar tea shop in our town. I know how much fun they are.
You my dear look no where near 70!
Blessings and hugs!
Gwen

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Katherine~ ~Lucky you it looks like you have a wonderful weekend! I love the B&B you stayed in and it's yellow which is my favorite too. The bedroom is huge isn't it? and the stairs and porch were lovely. Someday I want to go to Savannah too.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What a delightful way to spend a special day! The tea looks devine and what a lovely home. Happy belated birthday :)

Blessings!
Gail

A Hint of Home said...

Oh KK, this was right up your alley! What a wonderful trip your girls planned.
The B&B looks amazing!
What memories you girls made on that trip.
I hope you're having a special time with your sister.

Prior said...

What a fun time with your daughters. Lezlee

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Always playing "catch up" when it comes to blog reading!
These are great photos with lots of birthday memories :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
(We live right outside of SAvannah! And to think that we may have passed each other while you were here :o) My hubby and I like to go down town on the weekends...just popping in and out of the antique shops and such...