We took a little day trip up to Savannah this weekend. It's been a while since we went on one of our little trips and there is so much fun stuff going on this time of year. I chose this weekend because it was the Christmas Tour of Homes- I've always wanted to see inside those beautiful Savannah homes so why not? Well, the rain...that's why not. The weather was awful. It poured. In between downpours I was able to take a few pictures but around 5:30, we raised our soaking wet white flag and drowned our soggy sorrows in pizza at Vinnie Van GoGo's.
I really loved seeing all of the natural Christmas decorations that people used to decorate their front steps. I'm a big fan of using fruits, flowers, and other natural things to decorate rather than crazy colors and cartoon figures, etc.
The absolute best store in Savannah is The Paris Market. Their displays are so creative and everywhere you turn there is something else neat to look at. It's got a very Anthropologie feel to it- minus the clothes and add a cute little espresso bar.
Let me say this. I've been on a lot of home tours in different cities. I thought that Savannah would surely rank up there at the top with one of the best. I mean, how could it not? I know that the rain put a damper on things but I was pretty disappointed that none of the upstairs were open. Not a single one! We went into 6 different homes, saw a living room, dining room, kitchen, and then were shuffled out the back door. I kept thinking, "that's it?" I know it's a lot of work to get your entire home prepared for a home tour and you've got to put away personal belongings etc but why open your home if you aren't going to show the whole thing? Or maybe just close off the master bedroom? We finished touring all six houses in 24 minutes. TWENTY FOUR MINUTES! We paid $35/ticket. $70 for twenty four minutes.
This tiny adorable house was the first stop on our home tour. It's one of the oldest homes in Savannah. It was probably my favorite home because it was so unique. I mean it was tiny! And it still felt really old. We didn't get to see the upstairs but I really loved the little fireplace in the middle of the room. This home is a vacation rental.
Out of all of the homes, this was the only one where I even remotely liked the decor. And then someone passive aggressvely told me that they didn't want anyone on the tour taking pictures because "they're private residences and all". Well, hundreds of people are walking through your home so maybe you should have thought about that beforehand?
A day trip to Savannah is always a good little getaway but I can't say that we will be going on anymore home tours there. At least we brought home some goodies from The Paris Market!