Preparing for 2011 Hanukkah or Christmas holiday gift giving? Double your fun with a getaway stay in Savannah.
‘Let’s make it a Savannah gift!’ says innkeeper Diane McCray, encouraging a shopping spree for holiday presents from Savannah, Georgia’s art galleries, museum and boutique shops.
We thought we might point out Savannah holiday gifts and share Savannah present ideas for your Hanukkah or Christmas 2011. You are sure to notice, yet again, that Green Palm Inn in Savannah, Georgia, loves to champion the little Savannah places — the local artisans and more up close and personal vacation spots to visit, eat, drink, shop and stay in Savannah.
At our cozy historic inn, we will be baking and celebrating a simplified, meaningful Christmas … ideal for empty nesters and solo travelers wanting an endearing Christmas to remember in Savannah!
Of course, we hope Savannah travelers will choose Green Palm Inn’s bed and breakfast for downtown Savannah lodging. We share Savannah’s world famous southern hospitality, top-choice / local insider’s information and recommendations, plus our “softer side of Savannah” lodging.
Happy holidays, and happy Savannah shopping! P.S. Check back. We’ll be adding to this Savannah holiday shopping list!
Art (original and limited edition prints, plus art notecards): See Ray Ellis giclee paintings in his art gallery near City Market. Review online prints and originals for sale — including Savannah Landscapes, Squall on River Street, Sailing by the Pines, Morning on the Marsh) and books, including Ray Ellis’s Savannah and the Low Country, and South by Southeast (written by Walter Cronkite) book.
November 11, 2011, 3-6PM Ray Ellis to Sign New Editions for three new oils — “Egrets Rising,” “Sailing by the Pines” and “Morning Sail” at Ray Ellis Gallery, Congress Street on Ellis Square.
Art (poster / lithography): Birds Eye View Savannah, Georgia 1871. Lithography by A. Rueger 1871
Art (original paintings, limited edition prints, and note cards): Sharon Saseen‘s whimsical, richly colored art is at Signature Gallery, City Market.
Art (poster / watercolor): Savannah, Georgia Founded 1733 by Jean Halloran 1979. Copyright: Helen J. Beatty
Art (wood carving catalog): The Treasure of Ulysses Davis, Sculpture from a Savannah Barbershop. By Susan Mitchell Crawley (curator of folk art at the High Museum of Art). Foreword by Michael E. Shapiro. Wood carvings are on display at Beach Institute, Savannah, GA.
Art (painting): The Beach Institute, by Savannah artist Sharon Saseen. Check also Signature Gallery in City Market, where Ms. Saseen is typically there one day a week.
Art (sculpture): Susie Chisholm‘s studio in City Market showcases her sculpting masterpieces, including the Johnny Mercer bronze, available in maquette size. Give the gift of sculpture workshop class. Susie’s work is also available at Reynolds Square Fine Art Gallery, 31 Abercorn Street at Congress Street.
Books: E Shaver Booksellers. 9 rooms of books. Specializing in local Savannah history and architecture. Pick up a cookbook from some of Savannah’s legendary restaurants and chefs, including Pirates’ House Cookbook by Sarah Gaede, and Elizabeth Terry’s “Savannah Seasons“.
Wondering what your today treasure might be worth later? An online treasure is the Recipes from the Olde Pink House, 1771, $134.19!
Books: Great limited printing books about Savannah by Mills Lane and more notable, native Savannah authors are found at The Beehive Press Foundation.
Book: Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens. “This book captures the openness, warmth, and continuing heritage of Savannah’s celebrated hospitality.” Text By: James A. Cox. Photography By: N. Jane Iseley. Published by: Christ Church & Historic Savannah Foundation.
Cooking Classes: Kitchen Outfitters, Chef Joe Randall’s Cooking School, 700 Kitchen Cooking School, and Kitchen on the Square offer Low Country and southern cooking classes. Folks travel across country for a barbecue cooking class with BBQ champions Wiley and Janet McCray.
Fashion / Wearables: Marc by Marc Jacobs (West Broughton Street, Savannah). Collection of women’s, men’s, & children’s runway fashions. Check for Savannah-themed Spanish Moss shopping tote, and more Savannah-themed apparel including Savannah Skate Park T-shirts. Bluefly has Marc Jacobs ‘Savannah’ tie blouse.
Fashion / Wearables: The Georgia Society Official Ties and Cumberbun, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America
Fashion / Wearables: Savannah Scarf from Historic Savannah Foundation
Fashion / Wearables: Historic Savannah Foundation T-shirt
Food (gourmet cookies): Byrd Cookie Company, Savannah-themed cookie tins.
Food (honey): Savannah Bee Company
Food (gourmet sweets): Savannah Sweets, including southern pralines, pecan paws, old fashion Salt Water Taffy, glazed pecans, and chocolate nut fudge.
Food (Organic Dog Treats): Oliver Bentley’s LTD Barking Bakery. Love this local Savannah business’s mission statement: “To Make More Dog Tails Wag More Often”.
Home: The Savannah Toille Collection — wine bags, elegant purses, classic aprons, napkins, tea towels, table clothes.
Home: Hand blown glass right here in Savannah at Drayton Glass Works, Starland District (just off Drayton near Victory Drive.)
Variety / Assortment: ShopSCAD, gifts from Savannah College of Art and Design students and alumni — cards, art, jewelry, pillows and more
Variety / Assortment: Telfair Museum Stores at Jepson Center for the Arts, Owens-Thomas House, and Telfair Academy. Commissioned books, jewelry, prints, posters, notecards, books, and wearables.
Variety / Assortment: Savannah City Market shops. December 9 is the annual Open House, starting at 6 p.m. through 9 p.m. Enjoy holiday decorations, Christmas carolers, Father Christmas, and over 500 luminarias in the St. Julian Street courtyard. Sample holiday treats in the shops, including Savannah Candy Kitchen.
Copyright (c) 2011 Sandy Traub / Green Palm Inn. Photos (c) Green Palm Inn / Adam Kuehl.
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