Friday, May 27, 2011

Sometimes our hearts get tangled

and our souls get a little off-kilter friends and family can set us right and help guide us back to the light ~ Sera Christann



This has been one of those weeks .. My emotions are all over the place.. Our family lost another beautiful soul to Cancer. I will always remember you as the good looking boy cousin who had the mean little bother that stole my barbie dolls.. Rest in peace cuz and big hugs to that mean little brother love ya!



Hey Lexi wanna catch a wave ? How do we do that Kaiden ? Well you got to get your legs just right and wait on the big one..



The hubby was off this week so we tried to pack in as much fun as we could.
We got to spend some time at Tybee with family and friends.. Nothing like getting me some sugar from my babies to mend my heart ..



We bought this and have been riding everywhere .. If you want to clear your mind .. Hop on . It has been so much fun no one can believe we have done this.. I told hubby a few years ago for our 5oth we should buy a bike.. Well hello ... Fifty is right around the corner for both of us so Happy Birthday to us !



Even Kaiden can't believe it ! Hey Kaiden my bike is bigger than yours ..



and tonight will be the most emotional night of all. Our beautiful nephew D.J is graduating high school.. D.J came into this world fighting. The doctors said he would never walk, talk or use his right hand.. Boy has he proved them wrong.. Through the grace of God, his awesome Momma and family, D.J has done all the things that they said he wouldn't plus so much more. You can see him dancing a jig here. Finding Beauty Friday's ~ Meet D.J.

We still have 3 days left of hubby's mini stay-cation we plan on doing some more riding, lots of swimming, eating, hanging out with friends and taking naps on the porch..

Hope each of you have a beautiful Friday and a safe long weekend .. enjoy yourselves!
Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry

Friday, May 20, 2011

Flaunt your flowers Friday

Want to see what Miss Lois has blooming right now?


Lilly's lots of beautiful lily's




these lilly's are so bright they were hard to photograph


her beds are full of so many different things.



so many different colors


and these were my favorite they are a very soft butter color.
Come on over to


Have a great weekend everyone
Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A few of my favorite vendors at The Savannah Garden Expo 2011



Studier's Honeypot has now opened a store at 952 Go Cart Road in Guyton, Georgia (912) 772- 3876 .. I was ticked pink to find them at the expo. Local honey is one of those things I like to keep on hand and eat almost every day and I have to say this is one of the best I have found.. She is also selling beeswax candles and other items in her gift shop so go check it. Click Here to read a really great story that was done last year on the Studier family and how their honey business got started over 70 years ago.



There was all these adorable baby bunnies, chicks and hens for sale which was a first at the expo and I have to say them bunnies sure were cute.. When I was about 14 one morning on the way to school I found a baby rabbit. I sneaked him into my bedroom and kept him there for a few days before anyone found him ..lol he got to stay for a little bit then he was moved to the back yard and I'm not sure how this one bunny became multiple bunnies but before long we had bunnies everywhere ~ and yes I know about the birds & bees but it was one bunny ???? How does that happen ..lol






Then there was some really cool items from a few local artist you have to see all the beautiful things being made at www.sabenati.com ~ The creations of Sabenati are based on the unlikely beauty of found materials from the various natural settings in Savannah which are re-purposed into functional art I'm telling ya this is some awesome stuff..





there's my girlfriend Bobbie just a swingin .. kinda looks like she might have been a singin while swingin ..lol ...Joseph's Colours was back, they have a great line of metal garden products, steel trellises, plant stands, arbors, and lots of other cute items like the fairy's, butterflies and some really large fish.



We weren't sure who this vendor was or what they were selling but their booth sure looked pretty.



My favorite herb grower's is back Sea Island Savory Herbs was at the show this year and I was thrilled. They grow the best quality of plants that I have ever seen. They grow cultivars especially for our semi-tropical climate. Sea Island Savory Herbs is a small, family-run farm located on Johns Island, South Carolina for over 30 years with a wide variety of “home grown” plants, ranging from hard-to-find old-fashioned varieties of camellias to a multitude of culinary and ornamental herbs, vegetables, and edible flowers.



and I think I bought one of everything



well maybe not but I would have like too .. I will show off some of those pretty purchases soon. If you are headed to Charleston, Johns Island is before you get there coming from Savannah. John's Island is a pretty place. If you have ever tasted The Firefly brand of sweet tea vodka it came from the John's Island area. You can tour The Irvin House Vineyard Tara Gold is my favorite of their wines .. and a must while on the island is a meal at The Fat Hen awesome food and atmosphere it is where I first tasted the Firefly vodka in a lemon-aid yum yummy that I keep trying to recreate ... So head off to John's Island and visit Sea Island Savory Herbs buy a bunch of goodies and enjoy your day.



Farmers Organic if you are a novice or a well seasoned gardener you have to try my new best friend it is a soil conditioner made in Newton, Georgia here is a great article about it from Wilson Brothers Nursery I added it as a side dressing to my tomatoes about 2 weeks ago and holy cow what a difference I'm heading out this morning to add it to everything I can till the bag is empty..

It is beautiful here this morning a perfect day to be outside and playing... sooooooo see ya!
It's Outdoor Wednesday over at Miss Susan's A Southern Daydreamer



So come join us for some outdoor fun .. and have a wonderful Wednesday
Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry

Monday, May 16, 2011

Savannah Garden Expo 2011

This year the Savannah Garden Expo was moved to a new site Trustee's Gardens From 1733 to 1748 Trustees’ Garden was set aside from Savannah as an experimental farm where peaches, rice, cotton, grapes, flax, hemp, indigo, olives, and the mulberry trees essential to silk culture, were grown. Silk was an early promise, and the town’s largest structure was the filature where the cocoons were unwound into silk thread. Queen Caroline was clothed in Georgia silk. However, large-scale silk production did not happen, so interest waned and the garden closed. You can read the rest of this story here


There has been a lot of restoration going on at Trustee's Garden and it has become a beautiful venue for many types of events.. checkout these wedding pictures ..



the decorations for the expo were simple, coastal and very elegant.



these orchids are real and stunning



loved these jars filled with hen & chicks



This years theme was "History Blooms in Savannah"
Savannah’s historic color palette needed to be used in the completion entries.. Stories of local historic colors range from social caste to voodoo lore; Some examples are: Haint Blue, Chatham Gold, Tabby White, Tomochichi Red, and Winter Marsh. So what do you think, do you see the History of Savannah in these window boxes and container gardens ?





Bobbie and I had a great day at the expo as much as I loved the new venue, set up and vendors that were there I was very disappointed with the size of the event. This was the expo's 11th year and I do think this year was the smallest. With only a handful of vendors compared to past years. Last year there was over 30 vendors with everything from lace hankies, County Cooperative Extension Service, Antiques, beautiful handcrafted items and and many plant vendors from several different states. Plus local clubs, landscape designers and nursery's for the past few years have created elaborate displays to go with each years theme. There was none of that this year which was very disappointing as it has been one of my favorite parts of the show.

I'm not sure why this years event was down sized so much but I do hope that next year it will be back to the event I have grown to love and can't wait to attend each spring.

Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry

Savannah Garden Expo 2011

This year the Savannah Garden Expo was moved to a new site Trustee's Gardens From 1733 to 1748 Trustees’ Garden was set aside from Savannah as an experimental farm where peaches, rice, cotton, grapes, flax, hemp, indigo, olives, and the mulberry trees essential to silk culture, were grown. Silk was an early promise, and the town’s largest structure was the filature where the cocoons were unwound into silk thread. Queen Caroline was clothed in Georgia silk. However, large-scale silk production did not happen, so interest waned and the garden closed. You can read the rest of this story here


There has been a lot of restoration going on at Trustee's Garden and it has become a beautiful venue for many types of events.. checkout these wedding pictures ..



the decorations for the expo were simple, coastal and very elegant.



these orchids are real and stunning



loved these jars filled with hen & chicks



This years theme was "History Blooms in Savannah"
Savannah’s historic color palette needed to be used in the completion entries.. Stories of local historic colors range from social caste to voodoo lore; Some examples are: Haint Blue, Chatham Gold, Tabby White, Tomochichi Red, and Winter Marsh. So what do you think, do you see the History of Savannah in these window boxes and container gardens ?





Bobbie and I had a great day at the expo as much as I loved the new venue, set up and vendors that were there I was very disappointed with the size of the event. This was the expo's 11th year and I do think this year was the smallest. With only a handful of vendors compared to past years. Last year there was over 30 vendors with everything from lace hankies, County Cooperative Extension Service, Antiques, beautiful handcrafted items and and many plant vendors from several different states. Plus local clubs, landscape designers and nursery's for the past few years have created elaborate displays to go with each years theme. There was none of that this year which was very disappointing as it has been one of my favorite parts of the show.

I'm not sure why this years event was down sized so much but I do hope that next year it will be back to the event I have grown to love and can't wait to attend each spring.

Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry

Friday, May 6, 2011

Annie Sloan I love ya but....

my house is a wreak, my tomatoes are begging for attention, the grass needs mowing and I forget to eat and pee when I'm playing with your paint... oh and the hubby had to order out twice this week..lol... Who needs food when you have fabulous paint..


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This little chest was Aubusson Blue last week which I loved but it seemed heavy. So she got repainted in Old White and she is so sweet and pretty now.. This is what I'm loving about the Chalk paint you can repaint till you are satisfied without any extra work. If you haven't tried it on metal or plastic yet try it! It is fabulous that little shell lamp above was brass with a white plastic sleeve. I painted them both with Versailles then waxed the brass it looks great.


I painted the lids with the Antibes Green then a coat of Graphite. Waxed, roughed them up a little to show some green, buffed and then wrote what flavor tea was inside with chalk .. too cute..


.... and here is my chair and stool yes that is a drop cover cloth covering the cushions till I can find the fabric I want .. and Miss Teresa if you would just bring your cute little self on down to Savannah you could have this finished for me..


I am madly in love with the stool I know the pictures aren't great but it's getting ready to rain so no good light in the house this morning .. the rattan looks plastic in this picture but it's the real deal.. oh and that lamp got a coat of Graphite.


and old side table the hubby built many moons ago with a little slap of Versailles


and here we have my Peaches to Beaches dresser in Paris Grey which really was pretty but won't work in my house


so here she is in Versailles this color is a little confusing to me it goes on a pretty soft green then it turns light butter, but inside it looks almost a soft khaki. I still have to wax her and I am going to scuff her up a little bit I will show her to ya'll again once I get her inside and the mirror is attached. I haven't seen them together yet ..woohoo can't wait..


and here's a handy tip Bud Select bottles make great knob holders... Attach your hardware back to your knob drink a beer, paint, sit knob in bottle .. hey it works ! I don't drink beer so hubby had that pleasure while I did all the work..lol

Happy Weekend everyone go out and have loads of fun give your mom's and them mother in laws big hugs and don't forget to do something nice for yourself ..

opps almost forgot Savannah Granny I ordered out of Mississippi from Miss Virginia of The Southern Institute of Faux Finishing they were very helpful and Graphite is more grey than black but when you add a dark wax it tends to look black. Hope that helped..


Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry