I'm a huge fan of stumbling on a souvenir or two that allows me to take home something that will always remind me of how it felt to be in that particular place. So when walking down a side street in Savannah on our way home from Hilton Head Island you can imagine my delight when I saw a sign that said "Close Out Sale" in the window of a small art boutique! The minute I walked in I spied my treasures!
Five wonderful pen and ink drawings of famous live oak trees in Savannah! They were also hand watercolored in a wonderful shade of lime that I knew would work either in our home in Birmingham or our beach house in Florida. So how could I pass them up?
When something like that is done by a local artist as well, to me that's just the icing on the cake so to speak! And when they are such gorgeous live oaks with spanish moss hanging from them just like the ones that we had been surrounded by all week in Hilton Head I knew they would always remind me of that wonderful time spent with my family!
There is really nothing quite as beautiful to me as a Live Oak Tree with Spanish Moss!
The sense of Southern charm is just dripping from their limbs!
I've often wondered in years past just what would happen if I brought some back with me and threw it over the limbs of the trees in our yard! Somehow…I don't think that would work!
But it sure would be nice if it did!
At least now I have my five beautiful prints by Savannah artist Heather Young to always remind me of their beauty!
I was also pleasantly surprised when I found her Etsy shop online as well! It's such a treat to find a special momento or keepsake…I have many more from other trips, etc…and I've never grown tired of them! Many are framed and hung in our home and some are pieces that just sit on our bookcases…but whatever they are, they are special to me!
Hope your week has begun with a great start!