Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Much Needed Vacation & Vintage Inspired Friday

We just got back from a wonderful much needed vacation, we left last Sunday and returned Thursday night. My husband and I, and some of our close friends flew to Charleston SC, and my friend Donna and I also drove to Savannah Georgia one of the days we were there..... and I have to tell you I had the pleasure of seeing some of the most beautiful homes ever, they were so GORGEOUS.... so I thought I would share some of them with you! I'll be showing more soon, I took so many pictures it will take me a while to show them all. I'm linking up with sweet Debra @ http://commonground-debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com/be sure to go by and visit her and all the other participants for some vintage inspiration!


This was one of my favorite homes in Charleston, unfortunately it wasn't one of the homes that was on the home tour list! We did get to tour 3 of the homes, which is one of my favorite things to do. The porches on this home were just breathtaking!



I have never seen so many beautiful historical homes as I did in Charleston and Savannah. I'll show the homes and the most beautiful church I've ever seen in Savannah, a little later!



There were so many beautiful churches there, we did tour the inside of this church but didn't take pictures inside!
This is a front view of the church... there were carriage rides everywhere.... and the weather was just gorgeous while we were there!
The next picture are of some of the downtown buildings, most all of them are being used, their beautiful and have such gorgeous architectural element to them! Charleston has some of the best eating places too, my friend Donna had planned where we were to eat every night, all I can say is she did her homework, it was all fabulous, Now I for sure have to go on a diet!



These were a few of the gardens spaces that we seen! I have more to show a little later.


This was my favorite!



This is my sweet hubby... the day we were getting ready to leave!
Hubby again... this was the place we stayed it was also so beautiful, I recommend it highly if you ever go to Charleston, it's called the Mill House Hotel. The only thing I didn't like about the trip, we flew there, and I am a big chicken when it comes to flying, of course I was the only one in the group that didn't like to fly, it didn't bother the others at all, my husband says it's the safest way to go. I was quite nervous on the way down and on the way home, but I'm sure I will fly again because there are some places that I still want to visit, and won't go unless I fly , because there just to far, and those places are California, New York, and France.... maybe one of these days. Well now it's time for me to start unpacking and washing clothes "ugh"... hope you enjoy the tour!

11 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your vacation with us. Savannah is a beautiful city - love seeing old the historic homes and churches.
Happy Easter.
Enjoy your weekend.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Thank You for the tour of that beautiful city. We were there two years ago and I enjoyed all the old homes. And the secret gardens behind the iron gates were my favorite. But I must say I do luv New Orleans the best it is so mysterious and just so different. Have a great Easter......Julian

Mari said...

OMG DAPHNE~THANKS FOR THE AMAZING TOUR!! THESE HOMES ARE JUST MAGNIFICENT :) THANKS SOO MUCH FOR SHARING!!!

XO~MARI

Myrna said...

Oh Daphne~what beautiful places you visited! Thanks for sharing! I'm sorry you have anxiety about flying, and I'm proud of you for going anyway~you are a courageous gal!
Someday, when you come to California, I hope we can MEET ;-)!!
Happy Easter!
Myrna

Kasia said...

The worst part of a trip? Unpacking and washing! >.< UGH! lol But these houses are like from a fairytale! Simply stunning! You must have had so much fun! Sounds like your trip was amazing! By the way, I wish you a happy Easter my dear, and I hope that you post some new pics soon! I cant wait!

Hugs,

Blue Creek Home said...

I love those two cities and I haven't been to either one. I hear they are both just incredible.
I am glad you had a time to relax and spend time with friends in lovely places.
Looking forward to seeing more of your photos.
Love those garden photos - it reminds me a lot of New Orleans gardens - you find them tucked in nooks and crannies everywhere.
Rhonda

Pamela said...

Gorgeous city!! Wow those homes and buildings are just beautiful!

Wishing you a blessed Easter Daphne!
Pamela xo

Paula said...

Oh my gosh, Daphne!!! These homes are gorgeous! Sigh ... wish I were there .... The South is gloriously rich in history and old architecture. So tempted I am so up and move! The veranda on the first home is my dream porch! :)))

Thank you, so very much, for your kind thoughts and words of support! :))) Please send some of the Texas sunshine my way! Wishing you a blessed Easter! May your day ... sparkle!

Rebecca said...

Looks like a great vacation! I'd love to visit there sometime too. Love the old houses. I don't like flying either! Happy Easter!

Nene said...

BEAUTIFUL PICTURES!!! I enjoyed them and glad you had a fabulous time on vacation. I wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Blessed Easter Sunday. "Resurrection Day"... Enjoy my dear friend. BTW - we were able to take some family pictures by a nice gentleman after church today. I hope you can stop by and see them. This is our first Easter in Texas "alone". But, we are making our own traditions and having a wonderful time as much as we can with just US. LOL.... Hugs and Love, Nene

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

I'm so stinkin jealous right now! I'm drooling over the architecture of those houses! Glad you had a good time!