A Low Country Weekend

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Welcome sweet friends! Hubby and I just returned from a nice long relaxing weekend in Savannah. It's been awhile since he and I have been away, so we decided to spend the weekend at Ford Plantation and celebrate it's Homecomming weekend. (No…not football! hee! hee!)  It's a yearly event when all the members from all over get together for the weekend and celebrate.

We've yet to build a home. It will be a LONG time before we do, because we are NOT close to retirement. tee! hee! However, we do enjoy getting away and renting a cottage and enjoying the amenities and outdoors which is FULL of natural wildlife.   

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Words really cant describe how beautiful the property is. The mammoth size live oak trees drapped in moss cover the entire property.

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It's pretty interesting but all the oak trees have a number assigned to them. I guess it helps when maintaining them.

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 This is the main gate to the Main House which was once lived in by Henry Ford.

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Random close shots I took.

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Spanish moss.

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Gas lanterns.

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 These photos were taken standing outside the main house.

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This is the gorgeous Main House where I will be hosting my event Petticoats & Parasols Plantation Art Event in April.

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White tents will be set up on the back lawn where we can enjoy the outdoors and river views. Sooo excited!!!

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The main house is like a B&B. It's has guest rooms upstairs that you can stay in, and the downstairs main dining room and study is used for events.

Friday morning while hubby played in the member golf tournament (which by the way…I MUST toot his horn!! HE WON!!!! Whoo-hoo!) I enjoyed having a  yummy southern breakfast in the dining room.

Eggs, the BEST bacon and cheese grits in the world, and a southern biscut.

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 After breakfast I hopped on my bicycle for a nice morning ride (and to work off some of that fattening morning breakfast! LOL!) and took some pics of the property.

I rode over to the equestrian barn and said "Good Morning" to the horses.

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Ford Plantation has a few cemeteries on the property which I personally think are SO cool.

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The homes…..*SIGH* are all so beautiful and look like they step back in time.

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Friday evening hubby and I attended the annual Oyster Roast. It's a fun casual evening set outside the clubhouse.

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The lawn has long wooden tables set up with big ole buckets of Oysters ready to be shucked.

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Hubby in action!

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The only way I can eat a raw oyster is if it's on a saltine cracker with LOTS of cocktail sauce.

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Saturday morning I was "up and at'em" and spent the day leisurely siteseeing in Savannah and a made a few stops to my FAVORITE places.

First on the stop was Back in the Day Bakery. I had to pay a visit to the rockin' Miss Cheryl!!!!

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We chatted and caught up a bit and also discussed my Cupcake party/Vendor Fair details. WHOO-HOO!!! For those of you that are interested I am accepting vendor applications and will be selling tickets to the public as well.

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I also bought one of her DE-LISH baby cakes!

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Look who's artwork was hanging up in the bakery??? Jenny & Aarons!!!! LUUUUUUUUUVVVVVV!!!!! 

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For those of you that know Cheryl Im sure you will agree with me that she is one terrific lady!!! LOVES what she does, and never stops smiling and greeting her guest! 

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Next stop was @Home Vintage General to see my sweet friend Elizabeth Demos and take her to lunch.

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Liz had her shop all decked out for Halloween and Fall. So charming and festive!

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I have to give some SERIOUS kudos to Liz…she is an amazing talented lady! Not only does she run the most FABULOUS shop, she also has expanded her business and is now doing event design and styling. Just two weeks ago she had the awesome opportunity to help with Hope Wallace's wedding. So if you know of someone that needs a FABULOUS design consultant to help plan a wedding or an event Liz is your women!!! I just know she is on the fast track to becoming BIG! 😉 Im also giddy because Liz will be a vendor at my event! WHOO-HOO!!! 

Overall it was a fantastic weekend of R&R with hubby. Now that Im home it's a busy week of soccer, football, laundry, and Halloween! The kiddies are bouncing off the walls excited! Cant wait to share!

Lastly, I have some EXCITING NEWS!!!! I would like to ask you to please SAVE THE DATE!

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The lovely and talented Cassandra VanCuren of My Artful Adventures is hosting her first ever creative art workshop event and the theme of this grand event is Marie Antoinette! I am extremely honored to have been asked to teach a class along side Cassandra and the very talented Heidi Wallingford. I cant tell you how excited I am!!! Cassandra is busy planning away the amazing details, and trust me you wont want to miss this!!!  I would love to ask that you please save the date! Lots more details to follow soon!

Have a fantastic week my friends!

XOXO,

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ann

hi jenn! what a great time! love your plaid ruffly top, where did you get it?!!! :):):)

Jenn, it looks so gorgeous there at the ford plantation…what a wonderful place to visit…i don’t eat raw anything {well, duh…fruits and vegetables only} so i don’t blame you about the oysters…i don’t even think a cracker and sauce would help me get that down…

Christine Karie

Hi, Jennifer!
Just one word to describe your photos of where you’ve visited: “Wow!” Stepping back in time, indeed. As a matter of fact, my second most favorite movie is “Somewhere in Time” starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour (following Gone with the Wind). You can see where my imagination takes me – winding staircases, lace curtains, chandeliers, Aubusson rugs . . . . . . (sigh).
Thanx for sharing your trip.
Christine Karie

Jenn, your weekend looks just perfect! How nice to get away with your hubby to such a romantic place!! WOW, the Ford Plantation is amazing!! What a perfect place to have your retreat! Everything is beautiful and I cannot wait to see it with your beautiful decor set up!!!! I would love to go to that bakery!!! YUMMY!
My boys are so excited for Halloween too, lol! That is all they have been talking about. Yesterday we took them to see Where The Wild Things Are. It was soooo good and I cried, lol! It was fun to take the kids out for the day. I hope you show pics of Grant and Vivi in there costumes!!
So glad you had a wonderful weekend!!
Love ya,
Amy

WOW stunning photos! Looks like an amazing weekend. I can’t wait until April so I can see it all myself EKKKK. And oh my does that cake look super yummy!
Thanks again so VERY MUCH for teaching at my event. I can’t wait to get to meet you in April. Thanks so much for the post and lovely photos.
xoxo Cassandra

Hi Jenn, thanks for that. So enjoyed this post,great photos, the moss over everything is incredible, almost creepy looking hanging over the gate like that! Oh to visit the South….. one day… one day…… Take Care – Rachaelxo

Hi Ann! I got the top at Arden B. :) Thanks for stopping by!

Christine, I love that movie Somewhere in Time! However Gone with the Wind is hands down my all time fav! 😉 XO,Jenn

Hi Jenn.
Well you do know how to RE-EXCITE everyone who is coming in April. I’ve been trying to get it off my mind – but then you had to go and post all these yummy pictures, and now I’m thinking about it again! I can’t wait!!! I LOVE history, and the location you’ve chosen is gong to be so fun.
Photos are gorgeous! But I think you should’ve shared a bit of that cake with all of us. (pout)
So looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing!
Karen

oh my gosh Jenn! It looks like the most beautiful place ever!!! Loving your stunning photography too. Yay for Curtis winning golf that day!!! You are looking as beautiful as ever girl!

hey hey love bug,
gorgeous shots.
what a fab weekend.
curtis looks so happy with those oysters. tee hee.
you of course look fabulous, i recognize that top. darling.
woo hoo on the marie event.
you will have to fill me in on more of the details.
see ya soon sissy
oxoxo,
jessi

Lovely photos Miss Jenn!
You captured that place perfectly! You should have people lining up for your art retreat next April.
See you and your little goblins soon.
Ciao bella,
Suzanne

hi Jenn..what a gorgeous place. I would love to ramble around there and enjoy all that beautiful scenery. I would have to pass on the oysters and dont even think I could kiss my husband if he ate them!!
haha!
anyways.. be watching your mail.. theres something on its way to you!
hugs
vivian

Hi Jennifer!
Wow…love those grounds at the Ford Plantation! Those homes are so grand and the yards are soooo plush…..Oysters, not my favorite! :)
xoxo
Rochelle

Sheila Adkins

So very nice .. Those trees are just so grand. So many thoughts ran through my head as i looked at your photos.. But at this time of the morning, I just can’t think of what to say, So “I WILL THINK ABOUT IT TOMORROW” lol.. love it all.

mrsjuliak@yahoo.com

What beautiful pictures, I enjoy your blog so much.
Thank Yoou!!

it all looks wonderful, very ‘Gone with the wind’ :) looks like you had a wonderful time.
Sadie

Desi Anne

Hi Jenn! Ooooh how dreamy! I am in LOVE with the Ford Plantation! What a beautiful and romantic place. I see a building lot awaits you and your hubby for when you build?,…Oooooh my stars! Soooooooooooo dreamy beautiful!,…Thank you for all the gorgeous pictures and details! I love the south!….I just bought Romantic Country Bedrooms. Your home is so pretty and so personal. I wish I could attend the Christmas home tour!,….alas, I am in upstate NY,….but maybe someday!..I just adore your new banner and all the goodies you are creating!..Have a beautiful day! xoxo Desi Anne
PS. Do share where you buy all your gorgeous clothes! I love feminine clothes and jewelry! You always look so pretty!…maybe a post on shopping for outfits? :)

Oh my gosh – these photos are so breathtaking! What a wonderful place to spend some time. Looks very relaxing and magical.
Karla

Seeing these pics, now I really can’t wait until Petticoats and Parasols in April!!
xoxoxo, TIffany

Savannah is such a beautiful place and your photos are wonderful!! Sounds like a great weekend!

Jenn,
Fabulous pictures.
What a beautiful place.
Love those gorgeous earrings you are wearing at the oyster dinner.
where did you find them?
Man girl…you are one hot mama!
XOXO
Suze

Absolutely love the pictures of the Ford Plantation WOW. Can’t wait to see it in person. Thanks for giving all of us Petticoat girls a glimpse.
Hugs,
Amada

Hello Jenn, I have nominated you for an award (please visit my blog to find out more). I would like to say that you should not feel obligated in anyway to participate in this if you do not wish to but I was surprised to be sent this award so I thought I would like to let the bloggers whose work I love know that they are appreciated :)

Hi Jenn!
Beautiful photos indeed:)I could only dream to be there and how i wish i am in States *lol* It’s great to spent your quality time with your hubby and meet up your friends. I can’t wait to see Vivi & your little Prince in Halloween outfits*teehee* they are too adorable kids on earth! And not forgetting the classic beautiful mother Jenn:)
Happy Halloween!
XOXO
Zoe
http://dreamcometruelovekz.blogspot.com/

Good Morning Jenn!
What gorgeous photos! And such a beautiful post – thank you VERY much for sharing all that you did! Dreamy in every way… I wish I could have been in Savannah when you were – three of my friends were there the same time you visited and went to the bakery and Liz’s store too! What a small world.
Love to you and thank you for being a beautiful part of my day.
xo,
Kim

goodness, i cannot believe how gorgeous it is where you live!!!

fabulous post………xo

Wow, The Ford Plantation pics are just Stunning!!!! If the pics are that beautiful, I can imagine how enchanting it is standing there in person….just gorgeous!
Cheryl’s bakery looks so neat….and Love the baby cakes!!!!! Yum!!!!
Love Liz’s shop!!!…..I would love to get to browse around all day!!
xo

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