Monday, October 29, 2012

In Honor of the beautiful Tall ship ~ The HMS Bounty

The Bounty as some of you may remember is one of the beautiful Tall Ships that sailed into Savannah back in May, 
as she has done many times before. 
It was my first time getting to tour her and the others. 
You can read and see pictures of the

It was magical watching as she and the others sailed out of Savannah on that misty, foggy morning

the sight was breathtaking and one I am so glad to have gotten to be apart of .
This morning Hurricane Sandy took this magnificent ship.. 
The crew had to abandon her. Reports say she went down very shortly after the crew had been rescued.

She will Sail on forever in the hearts of many....


Very sad .. thank the lord all are safe 
Please take a moment today to say a prayer for all those in the path of Sandy and to those of you that are please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours...
hugs, Cherry

Update ~ just after writing this post I  saw this .. sending prayers to all the crew and family members

14 rescued, 2 missing from tall ship off NC

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Day on the island ~ Isle of Hope, Georgia 3

Welcome to
A Day on the island 2012 part 3


Our next house was the newest home on the tour.
Look at that big front porch and the wrap around on the right.
This home was beautiful on the inside and out.
Again wish I could have taken inside pictures to share.

The back porch was just as big as the front
I'm loving this old table it is awesome it had two drawers in it.
don't you just love that they lifted it with old brick

pretty

didn't realize I had 3 pictures of the table ..lol
guess I really do love it... 

The entire back porch was screen and then on each end was open porches


The door to the left goes into the master suite
Wouldn't you love to crawl right up into this
daybed/ over sized chair and hangout...

This little sitting area was upstairs off of the bedroom area from here you can see all the beauty that surrounds
Isle of Hope.

lots of marshland, water, docks, dock houses and more spectacular homes

big back yard

a great spot to hang out and have family gatherings

firepit and treehouse

looks like a perfect place to spend a fall evening

and now we leave this beautiful home
to head onto the next one

If you haven't seen part one of the tour click here 
And if you haven't seen part two you can click here
and if you want to see past tours and pictures
you can click here 

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone it is so beautiful in Savannah wish every day could be this perfect I'm off to plant pansies, dusty miller and snap dragons
hugs, Cherry

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Day on the island ~ Isle of Hope, Georgia 2

Welcome to
A Day on the island 2012 part 2
Today we are picking up at the same house as yesterday..

don't you just love, love, love all these rusty doodah's ...
We are on the right side of the house on the porch.


This screened in porch is right off the kitchen, dining area ..
pillows, pillows, pillows all of a sudden I have a thing for
big fluffy pillows.
Coffee anyone...

I really like all the rusty doodah's, driftwood
and cloches together

outside of the screened in porch is a beautiful water feature

and another fabulous dining spot.. love the legs so massive.


and seating area


The table was set very natural and rustic....
With salad greens plantings as center pieces

come on around the house

the front yard 

now we are on the the fun side of the house. A playhouse, a fire pit, a table full of goodies

s'mores anyone ~ adorable

chippy goodness

look at that pot / pan that is being used for the fire pit

see the fire wood being stored in the old bath tub

Want to come play...


yes! me too ...
 hope you enjoyed this beautiful home as much as I did
and yes there is more to share from our day on Isle of Hope
if you didn't see yesterday post you have to see it. It is more of this beautiful home so click here...
if you would like to see Isle of Hope at Christmas time
   click here to get started 
and here is one home decked out for halloween
hugs everyone have a grand day, Cherry

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Day on the island ~ Isle of Hope, Georgia

Welcome to 
The Isle of Hope United Methodist Church
A Day on the island 2012

Pumpkin, rosemary and an awesome view...

Those of you that have been around know Isle of Hope
 is one of my favorite places to visit.
It's not only beautiful, it's friendly, artsy
 and where we lived when I was born.
 My father got transferred around my fifth or sixth birthday so all of my memories are that of
a barefooted little girl playing in the dirt ..
I had a playhouse in the backyard and a collie name lassie....
 I know real original..lol.
  She followed my brother and I everywhere.
The water was a short walk down one end of the street and the store with ice cream was at the other end. I remember spending our summers on the dock watching my brother fish and crab, jumping in at low tide and coming home very muddy... When I'm in Isle of Hope I still feel like that little barefooted girl. Not just because of my memories but because the way of life in this community hasn't really changed much in the last 45 years.. It's still all about the love of family, community, church and neighbors ..


The first home we are visiting is one that I have wanted to see for a few years. It sits at the end of Bluff drive at Noble Glen.  It is a huge corner lot with lots of beautiful oaks. Built in 1820 this is the oldest standing home on Isle of Hope it was the gatekeepers cottage for a grand mansion along the river.

The manor house burned and was never rebuilt, but the little cottage has withstood time and through the years has been added onto and renovated into
the beautiful home that we see today.
This tour did not allow us to take inside pictures.. Sorry, ya'll know I would have loved to have shared..
and I promise ya'll would have loved seeing it..
This tour happens every other year so start making plans to come join us in 2014


Now let's grab a cocktail and I'll show ya'll around...
Is this not cute..
I have an enamel pot just like this one...
I'm thinking Christmas


Heading up the front steps 

to the right of the steps ~ love the pillows on the swing.
Heck I love it all...

to the left of the steps .. Don't ya'll love the long shutters and all of the doors coming out onto the porch.


Salad greens as under plantings .. yes, yes, yes...
do you see the little metal lizard... Top right of picture, looking like he is coming out from behind the shutter...


left side of the front porch has a dining area along with the cute bar area


can you say... Perfect !


again perrrrrrrrfect

I can just see long nights of endless conversations, great food and lots of wine... All while kids are running all over the place

~ it's a southern thang ~


or breakfast on beautiful slow easy mornings...
I would never want to leave the front porch.

but wait we haven't seen the rest of this fabulous property ...


let's grab another cocktail and head on out to the dock for the rest of the day, then come on back tomorrow and we'll share some chocolate and see what other pretties we can see.

Hope everyone enjoyed the tour and is enjoying some cooler weather. It is finally cool enough for socks in the mornings around here.. There is nothing more perfect than
Savannah in October ..
No heat, no air condition except on the rarest of occasions. Ya'll come on back tomorrow if I don't have to many of these cocktails I'll share the rest of my pictures
of this beautiful property..
If you are new here or just want to see more from past visits to Isle of hope click here..
A huge, huge thank you to Miss Anita for taking time to stop by and inviting me. The entire event was wonderful .. I can't decide what I loved the most.  The tour, the white elephant sale, the sweet shop, the craft room, lunch, dessert or getting to spend a beautiful day with my girlfriend Beth doing what we love to do the most... taking pictures and gabbering ..
hugs everyone see ya'll tomorrow, Cherry