Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ah . . . Savannah



Daughter Sarah and I spent the weekend (a looong weekend) before Thanksgiving visiting Savannah and Charleston.

We loved both cities for different reasons. We arrived in Charleston, rented a car and drove to Savannah where we spent the first half of our trip.

Some highlights . . .
The Mercer home once the home of Jim Williams and where most of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil took place (still owned by the Williams family). It is open for tours but we opted not to -- our tour guide said you only got to see three rooms so instead . . .
We opted to tour this house -- The Isaiah Davenport house. The house that started Savannah's restoration. You have to tour a house that was saved in 1955 by seven women!!!

It was a great tour and Sarah and I were glad that we chose this as our tour home!

But Savannah is more than historical homes, it is. . .
gardens like this one at the Davenport House. The extra flowers were for a wedding shower that would take place later than afternoon. And . . .
Squares. There are 22 out of the original 24 and they are magnificent. Most shaded by live oaks dripping with Spanish moss. It is what one thinks of when one thinks of the old South!

Besides the gardens, the squares and the homes, any trip is made memorable by food!

Saturday lunch was in the Gryphon Tea Room -- a typical Southern ladies lunch place in an old building just off one of the squares. It used to be an apothecary but the Savannah College of Art and Design has kept the old but repurposed it for a tea room. For lunch . . .

A typical tearoom lunch -- chicken salad, frozen fruit salad and cheese straws. With a glass of iced tea, of course. However, this Kansan prefers to take hers unsweetened!

And for Saturday night dinner, Sarah made reservations at a restaurant that I've always yearned to go to . . .
Elizabeth's on 37th.

Eons ago, I got the cookbook and have always yearned to go. It was so sweet of Daughter Sarah to make reservations here.
So many choices on the menu!

And, of course, a great meal has to end with a great dessert -- which we shared!

It's Wednesday which means that it's time to share the great outdoors with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. And this Wednesday I'm sharing my trip to Savannah!








13 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

Now I am truly insanely jealous hearing that you not only visited Charleston and Savannah but that you dined at Elizabeth's! I am very happy to hear that she's still there. It has been over twenty-five years since we last ate there.

I'm curious as to whether they are still doing the "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" tours. We did that one October many, many years ago.

Hope to hear more!

Best,
Bonnie

Pondside said...

I'll have a generous slice of that dessert please, and no, I don't think I'd like to share!

taylorsoutback said...

Thank you for the image of the Davenport House in Savannah - one of my favorite places to tour. Even the downspouts are wonderful with the dolphin accents. We lived in Savannah years ago when my husband was an instructor pilot at Hunter AAF. SO much history, so much good good and really nice people.

Light and Voices said...

Lovely cyber tour of Savannah.
Joyce M

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Lovely tour. Savannah must be nice. I like the name Linderhof it is German. Bavarian Christmas linky party is now open-won’t you come and join us at http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/2010/11/1st-christmas-linky-party-at-dobermans.html and while you are there join the give-a-way going on today.

On Crooked Creek said...

Martha,
You have a truly amazing daughter who knows what you admire in life. Sharing this trip to Savannah will be one the two of you will recall for years to come. Thank you for sharing this story with us! That cake looks so tempting!
Fondly,
Pat

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What a lovely trip you must have had!
I've never been to Savannah or Charleston, but I've always wanted to go there just so I can see the historic homes and other places.
Thanks for sharing your trip! I LOVE the Williams house; ever since I saw the movie! It's dreamy!

Bill said...

Hi Martha,

Glad you had such a wonderful trip with your daughter! I love both Savannah and Charleston. Did you visit Beaufort while you were in the area? I think I'd like to live there (in the historic district of course, since this is fantasy) and visit the magical cities to the north and south.

Hope the rest of your week goes well.

Donnie said...

I love the photos. Just lovely. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

We have gone to Charleston last November and it is a beautiful city. But the next time we go to South Carolina I would like to go to Savannah to see the sights. Thanks for sharing your photos....Julian

Erica said...

Martha....thanks for the tour, it was beautiful. Those two cities are my absolute fave. looks like you had a great meal, especially the dessert. :-)

Linda said...

What a wonderful time you must have had with your daughter! Savannah is such a beautiful place! I love the South but I don't get there very often.

The Norwegian said...

Martha! It thrills me that you love Savannah, and Charleston. Living in the mountains of North Carolina, it is just a short drive to these eternally lovely cities. I am such a Linderhof fan, it warmed my heart to learn that you have recently enjoyed Savannah and Charleston. Does it get any better? I have always felt connected to Lines from Linderhof but never more so than these recent posts! You are the BEST.