Monday, June 15, 2009

The Owens-Thomas House, Savannah

I slipped into the last tour of the day at the historic Owens-Thomas House. It was a beautiful home, and I could have lingered for hours in the lovely courtyard. And I did linger a little too long, as it turns out. I was still snapping away with my camera when I noticed that the courtyard had gotten awfully quiet. I looked up, and my tour group was gone! Thankfully, I found my party inside. It would have been lovely to spend the night, though! It is so nice to step into another time through a historic home, even if only for a brief tour. I hope to visit many more historic homes on future trips to Savannah.


Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

ooh, that looks just gorgeous! I can't resist a lovely garden myself :)!!

Anita said...

Savannah and Charleston have the most beautiful gardens. I wish my garden looked 1/10th this beautiful...oh well, we always have beautiful pictures to refer to.

Sandy Toes said...

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Deanna said...

Discovered your blog.
Lovely pictures of these houses.
This would be so much fun to see in person.
Thank you for sharing.
Hope you'll drop by my place for a spot of tea!
God Bless,

Allidink said...

What a neat home! And I love the gardens :)

All the best,

E and T said...

Hi melissa

Savannah looks like just the kind of place I would love to visit. A stroll down the streets in this lovely part of the world is a feast for the eyes. It looks like one of those places where beauty is waiting for you at every corner.


T. Brodie said...

I bought a painting of that house when we were there. Beautiful!

angela said...

Could you please tell me about afternoon tea? I am northern girl and would love to hear more about the rituals, foods etc. Do you have lunch and afternoon tea? Do you eat a late evening meal? I am so curious. Your pictures are beautiful. Savannah is now on my list of must visit places. Thank you for sharing.

Angela in Pennsylvia

Melissa Lester said...

Angela, afternoon tea is a wonderful custom developed long ago by Queen Victoria to fight the "sinking feeling" she experienced in the afternoon. Served at midday, afternoon tea can replace lunch. Or served between 2 and 4:30, it can be a nice way to take a break from the day's activities. Traditional teatime favorites include scones served with jam and cream, little tea sandwiches, fresh fruit and dainty desserts. And, of course, hot tea is a must! Sometimes a savory dish like quiche or soup is also served.

I hope you will be able to experience this beautiful tradition! It has flourished in the South, but is enjoyed all over. You can find some recipes, ideas and reviews on my sidebar under the heading "Tea Time." And you can find tea rooms in your area with sites like You will have to let me know if you have tea!

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