March 23, 2015

Cupcakes & Handwritten Letters

FILED IN: Vintage Finds

Since I will be shooting ten weekends in a row after this one I purposefully kept this weekend completely open to do whatever my heart desired. I didn’t know what to do with myself so I laced up my favorite shoes, grabbed my camera and set out for lunch at Back in the Day Bakery– undoubtedly one of the most charming places in Savannah! I was in luck because today was the release party for Cheryl & Griffith’s cookbook! As I waited in line to order I was touched by the couple in front of me who remembered that it was an employee’s birthday so they surprised her with a mess of red balloons! How kind is that!? When they turned around I recognized them from LifeBridge and had a proud moment to be in such great company. I enjoyed chatting with them and getting to know them better! Afterwards I picked up a signed copy for myself and geeked out with the book’s illustrator Emily Isabella about train adventures and our love for Savannah! She was a doll and you should check out her pretties here! I finished my Savannah stroll getting lost in a bin of love letters from the 1930’s in an antique store! I found several correspondences between Henry & Mary Beth- an engaged couple from South Ga! They were so tender! I have actually done some research and got their children’s contact information! One of their daughters lives in Beaufort so I would love to show up and surprise her with them! I adored the intricate handwriting and conversation style. I wish more people wrote letters today!

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  1. Robin Thompson says:

    I love BitD too!!! When I left teaching and worked downtown, I got to know Cheryl and her sister (has passed away now) very well. They actually came to Jed’s baby shower. I adore Cheryl and how genuine and down to earth she is! One of my fav places in SAV!

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