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Locale Lovelies: Georgia

Welcome to another edition of Locale Lovelies! Georgia has been gracing us with its presence everywhere of late, thanks to Design*Sponge Grace Bonney's recent Savannah wedding. Our first guest, Liz Demos from @home vintage general, was a part of the styling for that lovely affair and has offered a treasury of wonderful welcome basket ideas.Local artist Tim Degner illustrates Savannah beautifully on unique postcards, which would make perfect welcome notes or art prints for guests to take home. And wouldn't they be sweet as table cards?Next, tuck in a waxed-paper sack of {Glazed Pecans} from the Savannah Candy Kitchen. As they say, "If these are just a snack, then Dixie's just a cup...And Southern hospitality is just a handshake and a smile."

For a quintessentially Southern summer treat, add {Key Lime Coolers} from the Byrd Cookie Company, a Savannah staple for 85 years.

The Savannah Bee Company has a great story behind it and great products to put forth. Liz loves their {Honey} as a gift, and different varieties are even offered in generously-sized $5 samplers.Nourish Natural {Soy Wax Candles}, beautifully packaged and pictured above right, are made in small batches right in downtown Savannah for $13. {If you are a candle lover, you know this is a wonderful price for luxury soy!} And as Whitney of Darling Dexter shared while Nesting recently, Nourish {Soaps} are also perfection at just $5-6 each.

Low Country {Luxe Candles} honor the culturally rich, canopied region that wends from above Charleston, South Carolina all the way to the last barrier islands of the Georgia coast. Scents such as Gullah, Spanish Moss, High Cotton, and Sea Grass perfectly embody the brand's namesake, and there is even a scent called Savannah. I am longing to try Gullah myself...just for the mysteriousness of it!How cute are these {Puzzle Post Cards} Liz found from a local company? The best part for the rest of us is that they can be customized for any photograph or even made into a wedding invitation or welcome note.

If you did decide to give puzzles depicting local vintage postcards like the one shown above, a perfect pairing would be these nostalgic {Paperweights}, available from Liz's own @home vintage general. She can create paperweights for any host city or occasion- and, I can share from experience that she is an absolute pleasure to work with!Your browser may not support display of this image.

And lastly, Liz even has suggested some sights and set-awhiles for your guests. They can "Slow Down and Taste the Sweet Life" with homespun desserts at the Back in the Day Bakery, or loll about in Lulu’s Chocolate Bar

The Moon River Brewing Company serves up great {Beer} and an even better atmosphere, and a Savannah Foody Tour introduces visitors to Southern delicacies over the course of seven unique stops. One of them is the Lady & Sons restaurant, owned by Food Network Queen Paula Deen. You'll get to eat her world famous fried chicken, in addition to other restaurants' retelling of the South's culinary history: shrimp and grits, iced tea, sweet potato fries, barbecue, gourmet Chocolates, collard greens, macaroni & cheese, and French frozen hot chocolate.

Thank you Liz, for helping us love the South even more. Next we'll share not one, but two adorable sets of free printables!
A bit more, about the contributor: Liz owns a gorgeous boutique in downtown Savannah, and also does charming event design. For more of her lovely taste, please follow her blog!

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Great post! I love Savannah and just recently went there for a weekend visit. Beautiful as always Nicole!

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