Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Architecture, Art and Corn Bread!

The thing about
is this:
You come home
a little bit
every time.

From the things
you see


and experience.

Even after
three days
back home,
I find my head
with images
of that lovely
Southern lady
known as

The architectural
astound in
that fair

And I really

Had both of these at Cha Bella.....YUM!
In honor of
that Low-country
that I enjoy
so much,
I wanted to share
with you my
top secret
best ever
corn bread recipe.

And a poster
my daughter
for the ASPCA
at SCAD University's
Summer Seminar
for high schoolers,

A mama's
got to brag
a bit....
And have her

Thank you for
all of the
kind and supportive
comments that 
you have left about
this trip and
my daughter's
art journey.
I am trying to
return the call,
between laundry,
baseball games
 and the
of my life!


[all images P&H, except:
cornbread: Google
salad & risotto: Cha Bella]


cityfarmer said...

oh, I LOVE that lady, too ...
I can just see you scouring that city for places to add to the ongoing list of memories from your summer travels

happy fourth honey

myletterstoemily said...

how exciting for your daughter and what
talent she has!!! i love her poster!

i have always wanted to visit savannah,
especially after reading "midnight in the

i visited your friend's blog and was happy
to see they may have a donor!!!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Your daughter is so very talented. I LOVE that poster! It says it all. I've been eating cornbread (a staple) ever since I was a wee little girl. I do love me some cornbread. And a little honey on it for dessert suits me just fine!

Anonymous said...

I'll have 8 or 10 of those shrimp please and a HUGE piece of cornbread. I need to make chili soon.. even though it's hot outside, just so I can make cornbread to go with it.


Low Tide High Style said...

I love cornbread, but I'm a southern girl so cornbread, fresh greens, and some good salty ham is my kind of meal!

And your daughter is clearly very talented. I love the poster she created, it's very powerful and graphic!

Kat :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love her too! Every week I beg my husband to pick up and move there. We visited there two years ago on the way to Florida and I could've cared less about getting to FL, I just wanted to stay there! It lures you in with all it's beauty everywhere and makes you want to never leave.
I'm glad you and your daughter had so much fun ~ I love seeing the pictures.
Sarah xo

Anne Marie said...

traveling places alters my perception as well - that is why I love books, because sometimes I travel when not even leaving home - some writers capture the smells and sounds so well in their compositions.

~hopefully you have received your "Elizabeth"....let me know.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

The South does have a charm, I actually think I was a southern belle in another life. Sounds like a great trip and your daughter is a graphic artist in the making. Enjoy your holiday weekend back home. XO

My Grama's Soul said...

Beautiful pics of Savannah. I just finished reading a book called "Saving CEE CEE Honeycutt". It was set in Savannah and was so descriptive, I could smell the honeysuckle.



Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HELLO DEAREST SUZANNE! I am finally home...came home Monday night but since then have been trying to get Rabbit Hill in order and ready for our addition construction to start! We must connect very soon....please email me and we can see if our schedules coincide! I love your pictures, and oh, how I have missed YOU ALL!!! Anita

Olive Cooper said...

Suzanne, the photos are beautiful. Your daughter's poster is compelling. My secret for cornbread is two- fold, use a cast iron pan, and it must be very hot and the batter cold. That results in crispy cornbread! Thanks for your charming comment about my guy.


Farmgirl Paints said...

Those were beautiful pics. I've never been to Savannah. It's on the list. What a gorgeous place. And the food...oh my! I bet you are beyond proud of that girlie of yours. Livin' the dream...yes she is!

Anonymous said...

I have been wanting to visit there ~ now I REALLY want to go! xo

pretty pink tulips said...

Those pictures are just beyond! I'm partial to the angel, though! And, boy, does this Southern girl love her cornbread. So delicious and comforting. What a talented daughter you have.....hmmmmm...seems it runs in the family! Welcome home! xoxo Elizabeth

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Can you hear me squeeeee-ing all the way from here?

Between your gorgeous photos and your daughter's STUNNING poster, I am thrilled for you both.

Like mother, like daughter! :-)


June said...

Suzanne, Your pictures in this post are just amazingly beautiful. You certainly captured the beauty of the city.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Your pictures of Savannah are wonderful. This is one of my favorite cities...yum the pralines on River Street! You have every right to brag about your daughter. She is very talented.
xo, Sherry

La Dolfina said...

I would love to visit Savannah one day... I've never been to the South.
I must say your daughter's poster is truly amazing! She's got talent as they say. I'm craving cornbread now, yours looks divine! Don't you just love those first few dsys after a vacation... you're still there in a way but so glad to be home!!!
xo always

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

I can't wait to visit! Your shots are great. And the food, I'd love it!

Fearless Nester said...

Did I see some tiny violas on your plate? Oh how beautiful! And that poster that your daughter created is so awesome. Enjoyed all the shots of that architecture, would love to visit there someday too. And the cornbread is my kind of eatin'! ~Lili

Dual said...

Good Photo. i love photo.

Tracey said...

Hi Suzanne! I have always wanted to visit Savannah and hope to at some point!! Your pictures are beautiful and really make me want to go all the more!!! Hope you enjoy your 4th of July weekend!

Hugs ~

:) T

Julie said...

So enjoyed visiting here again with you. I can tell you really loved your time in Savannah. Great pictures, and loved your daughter's artwork. the Cornbread looks simply AWESOME! :-)
Thanks for sharing yourself with the rest of us out here. It brings a smile. Hugs...

bBchronicles said...

WOW, I have a lot to catch up on - been SO busy getting ready for my company for this weekend!!! Love your photos of this special place, recipe and your daughter's poster ROCKS! I can appreciate the simplicity yet POWERFUL message it gives - brilliant!

I'm on the RUN again - will be back to catchup. BTW: THANKS for rockin' my world and voting - Chicago-style is GOOD!!!!! haha! Have a BRILLIANT DAY.

lisaroyhandbags said...

Your daughter's poster is so amazing! What talent - I could see that poster everywhere!
Savannah looks so incredible and hopefully someday I'll get the chance to experience it too. I'll definitely be trying your cornbread recipe - I've been looking for a good one for a while : )
great post as usual! xx

Morning T said...

That poster is amazing, you certainly do have bragging rights!!
Travel is my passion and luckily my husband is an even more avid traveler than I, so our daughter will be logging many many miles in her youth. :)

pollydove said...

These are beautiful pictures and I love the sentiment. I am heading off in a couple of weeks to upstate NY to visit my parents, and I think I might just appreciate the beauty a little bit more having read this! (And I think I'll take more pictures!) :)

Anne Marie said...

Hi Suzanne...I'm SO glad you like Elizabeth! your comment was the sweetest!!!!!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Truly a beautiful city, and your photos have done her justice. Your daughter is such a talent, I know she must have really enjoyed her stay. So glad you were able to make that trip with her.

Grammy said...

I know for a fact that your cornbread
recipe is the best. I hope everyone will try it. I look forward to our next long phone call. Have a great
4th of July. Looks to be overcast and cool here. Then maybe summer will start.

koralee said...

Your daughter is so so really adore that poster of hers. You must be so proud.
Cornbread is one thing I can never seem to make..I will try yours and keep my fingers crossed.
Oh and welcome home...Happy 4th of July to you all!

Rozmeen said...

HI Suzanne,

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I just came back from vacation. You have a beautiful blog and I am tiyr new follower.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SUZANNE!!! Oh thank YOU for coming by so quickly this morning! Yes, it was a fabulous trip, but now, I am ready if you are, for another magical visit with someone I just admire. When are you free? Let me know:

And there will be much to talk about!

Bisous, Anita

birdie blue said...

beautiful photos of savannah! your daughter and you seem to have such a wonderful relationship.

have a lovely holiday weekend,

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Suzanne, I see where your daughter's talent comes from. And I love cornbread, even though I am a southern transplant. I have a great easy recipe for shrimp&grits, too . A lowcountry favorite!

Anne said...

Thanks so much for taking us along with you. I appreciate your photographer's eye for detail and decoration. Congrats to your daughter on the poster design. Very cool! Oh yeah, and welcome home!

hometown girl said...

i LOVE cornbread! i printed the recipe :) thanks for sharing it! i love your daughter's poster, she did a great job! i hope you have a beautiful weekend with your family, thank you for stopping by! susan

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your trip to Savannah looks like it was fantastic. Love what you said about how traveling changes you a bit. So true! We are enjoying our time in the States. Weather has been perfect. Your daughter's poster is great. And cornbread -- love, love, love it! Best wishes to you and yours, Tammy

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I love the city of Savannah...which almost became my daughter's name. She is a total original beauty!!!

And, the poster your daughter created is fantastic!!!

Kathysue said...

Hello sweet lady!! Your daughter is definitely talented and you should brag, I am glad you shared her talent with us. Savannah looks wonderful. I think I am girl from the south down in my heart even though I am Calif born and bred,I love the South, So charming so friendly, Happy 4th,Kathysue

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am so proud of your daughter for spreading the word on behalf of our 4 legged friends.

Thank you so very much for your support of Team Laura. Could you email me your address?

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I would love to visit there someday, I can't wait! Love your pictures and I want that shrimp :) Have a wonderful weekend :)

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your daughter has created a very powerful poster. I have been involved with animal resue for years and know your daughter's words are very powerful. Wonderful!

Savannah is a lovely and graceful southern lady. She is one of my favorit cities to visit.

I am about to click on your
"followers" button. I am fairly new to blogging and have just put up my "followers" gadget. I would love you to stop by and say hello.

traci said...

your daughter is amazingly talented. great things in store for her. love the images. i will get there some day.