Savannah Iron

A trip to Savannah, Georgia for a birthday celebration last week had us exploring the city, admiring this lacy curtain of shadows falling on this doorway.

  The hundreds of examples of ornamental wrought and cast iron to be found fascinate me~ along with the endless shadows the decorative scrolls and curlicues cast~

On stair railings and covering windows~

Decorating doorways. . .

On balconies and bannisters~

 In gates, that tempt with glimpses into courtyards~

Functioning as porch columns~

Providing a peak at garden treasures ~

 

. . . and an iron will is needed to resist Gigi’s Cupcakes :-)

Happy Birthday Ginny!

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:

 A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday, Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday, Little Red House for Mosaic Monday, The Tablescaper for Oh the PLACES I’ve been!

  40 comments for “Savannah Iron

  1. Jain
    June 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    OOh I love traveling with you! The shadow on the stairs… Thump thump thump! Waving from the beach :-)

  2. June 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Beautiful iron work and gorgeous photos, Mary!!

  3. June 11, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Gorgeous images! I want to really go to Savannah, we spent PART of a day there once. It is so beautiful, I want to stay there for a few days and really see it. Thanks for these pictures! XO, Pinky

  4. Pondside
    June 11, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Your photos are beautiful. It’s been many years since I was in Savannah and I remember it as being mysterious and lovely. What a nice trip that must have been for you!

  5. June 11, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Mary,
    Your photographs are stunning! I’m going to Savannah this week to celebrate a friend’s retirement from teaching. I had forgotten about all the beautiful ironwork in the city, but your photos show it off so amazingly.

  6. June 11, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Your photos make me want to hop a plane and visit Savannah again. It’s always a treat to travel along with you. Amazing shadow shots! ~ sarah

  7. Clare
    June 11, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    What an incredible eye you have for hidden beauty! I’m in awe of the iron gate secrets!!!
    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!

  8. June 12, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Mary, all this gorgeous ironwork makes me swoon!! I’m definitely wishing for a trip to Savannah now. Hope the birthday celebration was lots of fun! Thanks for sharing.

    Denise at Forest Manor

  9. June 12, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Whenever we visit Savannah the ironwork fascinates me too. Wonderful pictures. We both share June borthdays. Happy birthday!

  10. Laura Leigh
    June 12, 2011 at 11:04 am

    We have a Gigi’s Cupcakes…way too close to us….. The Kentucky Bourbon Pie cupcake is yummy…. Enough for 4 people though…. :) LL

  11. June 12, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Mary, I LOVE your eye for finding hidden beauty! The iron works are beautiful in their own right…. but, the lacy shadows your eye’s saw & shared are what really makes this post so special. THANK YOU for sharing your talent & magic my friend. Have a beautiful week! Charlene

  12. June 12, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Those are some gorgeous shots! I’d love to visit Savannah one day. We’ve only flown into the Savannah airport for a destination wedding in Hilton Head so we didn’t have the time to do any sight seeing. It must be a wonderful place!

  13. June 13, 2011 at 7:55 am

    I haven’t been to Savannah in some time, but your photos remind me what I so enjoyed about it. Were most of these taken around the square? The cupcakes are,indeed, tempting, but yours last week were every bit as wonderful.

  14. June 13, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I LOVE wrought iron!! These photos are so inviting to me that I think a trip to Savannah Georgia should be on my bucket list!! Lovely!!!

  15. June 13, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Thank you~My cupcakes were fun to make, but they can’t rival Gigi’s :-) We walked most of the squares but a lot of these photos were taken along Jones Street, referred to by Southern Living as “most beautiful street in North America”.

  16. June 14, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I sighed when I looked at this beautiful collection of pictures. I have long wanted to go to Savannah, but for one reason or other have never made it. How I can get to Europe repeatedly and not to such a lovely domestic destination is beyond me, but I’m certainly going to put it on my list for next year. So much beauty just has to be seen!

  17. June 14, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I love the lacy iron of the south — I think the sunflower gate belongs at Linderhof!!!
    Beautiful photos of a beautiful town!

  18. June 15, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Awesome photos! Love them ALL!
    Rainey @ The Project Table

    http://theprojecttable.blogspot.com

  19. H
    June 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Oh wow! They are beautiful!
    Like you, I love the shadows and the intricacies of the patterns. Such craftsmanship!

  20. June 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    oh, these are lovely! thanks for sharing them! i SO wanna see them, though, for myself!

  21. June 15, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Beautiful wrought iron gates, and fences!

  22. JDaniel4's Mom
    June 15, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    There is so much to take in. What beautiful ironworks!

  23. June 15, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I love those shadows.

  24. June 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Beautiful photos. We used to live in Savannah and I also fell in love with the iron work….
    Happy Birthday and those cupcakes look divine!

  25. June 15, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Such collection of beautiful things! The iron designs are exquisite and intricate! The mosaic is lovely!

  26. Ellen
    June 15, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    The photos are great. You really found some great iron designs. Love the shadow shots!

  27. June 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    We are from Georgia, and we adore Savannah! It was one of our vacation spots when we were children. The ironworks there are really something to behold. Great post!!

  28. June 16, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Lovely ironwork and I really like the reflections.

  29. June 16, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I am always enchanted by wrought iron…these lacy shadows and the artistry in each carefully crafted piece is just astonishing. I think I would go to Savannah just to see that! Well, okay, that and to get a cupcake, too.

    Finally, someone knows how to put enough icing on a cupcake!

    Thanks for a fun link!

  30. June 16, 2011 at 9:23 am

    For some reason it wouldn’t let me finish my comment!

    Happy Birthday to Ginny! You can plan my birthday party any old time!

    A+

  31. June 16, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Oh my~~~ Looks like a beautiful birthday travel trip you went on! I love old architecture and charming iron ahhhh so pretty….thankyou for sharing your travels & photos.

    So nice to meet you~~Happy Birthday~~~~and Outdoor Wednesday and BTW sweet Charlene sent me your way!

    Have a blessed week.
    Kay Ellen

  32. June 16, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Savannah is one of my favorite getaway places to viasit. So much to do and see. I love the ironwork and fretwork found in Savannah. great pics. Thanks for sharing!~Ames

  33. June 16, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Oh Mary,
    I am enchanted! This is the most gorgeous table. Your background, you choice of table covering, dishes , the book and the food. This is just spectacular! I am so thrilled you are linking it to my Home Sweet Home Party! I am featuring it. Just absolutely beautiful. Thanks for linking it up in advance! I will put the party up in a little bit.
    Sherry

  34. June 22, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Beautiful Savannah ironwork! A Happy Birthday to Ginny! I am stopping by a week later! We live right on the “edge” of Savannah! and was probably downtown too :o)

    I was catching up with those that stopped by my post and also some art orders, so am still getting around to some of the posts from this letter “I” link! :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

  35. June 30, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    wow, well done. I feel like I got the best of the tour! Beautiful pictures. Can you imagine all the workers forging all that iron.. must have been noisy! Thanks for sharing !!

  36. April 19, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Beautiful pics – I have never been there, but I have added to my list of places to go!

  37. April 19, 2013 at 9:50 am

    What a wonderful tribute to Savannah through the incredible ironwork railings and balconies. How clever to focus your photos on this one aspect that definitely says Savannah to me, such a beautiful southern city…you captured it!

  38. Ellen
    April 19, 2013 at 10:45 am

    There is so much of the south I still need to experience. This is one place among many I’d love to see. Your photos and perspective shots are beautiful!

  39. April 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    I love all the iron work. They remind me of New Orleans…..Christine

  40. April 20, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I love all of the iron work in Savannah and you’ve captured so many different and interesting works. Just beautiful.

    I’m so happy that you’ve joined the premier of “Oh, the PLACES I’ve been!” and hope that you will become a regular contributor.

    – The Tablescaper

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