Thursday, April 23

Southern Hospitality.


I'm headed out of town tomorrow, to a very special blogger's wedding in Savannah, Georgia. If ya'll have checked in with Grace at design*sponge, you'll know she's been planning this wedding for months, and I am so excited to be there for her special day! And, I'm pretty darn excited about seeing Savannah for the first time, too. I just know I'm going to love it! In honor of that, I thought I'd share some real southern hospitality with you - in the form of front porches. Very few houses are built with friendly front porches these days - seems like the porch has taken a backseat to the backyard! But I love the idea of rocking on a nice porch swing, sippin' minted ice tea and saying hey to the neighbors. So, here's to front porches everywhere - let's bring 'em back!

From asdewalt.

From Erik.



From FotoEdge.

From jipsi.



From bill.fu.


15 comments:

Char said...

swear to me that you will eat at Paula's. it's just that good.

Gina said...

i just love the little green house... it looks sooo cozy

i want it!

sfgirlbybay said...

that's what i hear! :)

JFM said...

you'll need some lemonade on those savannah porches. parker's market. . .hands down best lemonade. it's a gas station/natural foods market, but trust me.

p.s. i'm missing the haint blue ceilings and my grandmother's honeysuckle right about now!

Julie said...

I LOVE front porches and I think everyone should spend more time on their front porch (if they have one) and get to know their neighbors!!!

betsy and iya said...

There truly is nothing like a Southern porch... one of the things I miss most about the east. Savannah is GORGEOUS---oh, I bet it's going to be sooo beautiful! Enjoy!

mme. bookling said...

Oh I just KNOW you will be charmed by that old southern city. I went there two yrs ago for my cousin's wedding and I expected to hate it (i spent two yrs of college in the south, bleck).

BUT Savannah surprised me so. It's an artist's dream.

springtreeroad said...

thanks for including my photo! that cute little green house is in the historic district in athens, georgia - definitely a southern town! :)

and savannah is certainly gorgeous.

Dave said...

We love porches too. So much so, we bought a house once because of it and also we created a web site dedicated to them. Life is short, enjoy your porch!

simplycreative said...

Thanks for taking me back to my roots. I left Alabama for SF sixteen years ago and miss certain parts of it, porches the most. The photo by Mark Strozier looks exactly like my grandmother's porch in Anniston, AL. I spent many an evening sitting on a rusty metal glider that squeaked every time you moved. Great memories, thanks!

Melissa said...

Oh, I am so with you! Bring them back....I have been dreaming of a front porch since I was little. They are magical to me.
xo
Melis

Hungry in LA said...

Circa Lighting is a dream, and check out Pinch of the Past. Food at Alligator Soul and 700 Drayton is fantastic, and the upstairs bar is supposed to be quite fun. Have fun, it's a great city to visit. Just wandering from square to square is a great afternoon. Enjoy!

kim banks / savannah gourmet said...

savannah is great, and i hope you'll get to tybee, too! i live on wilmington island so i have the best of both worlds (between savannah & tybee!)

Boston Booze Cruise said...

Nothing makes a home like a porch, its just beautiful.

GiDu said...

Oh my goodness, it's all so beautiful!! My dream is go there someday.