Friday, November 18, 2011


First let me say!
I have been a hunter and gatherer 
for more than fifty years.

Others may say I am a pack rat.

A while back I talked about downsizing some of my collections. I soon discovered that my daughters did not  have the same interest in collectibles as I.
There were many items in my collections that would not work in their homes or with their lifestyles. They DID immediately let me know what items they DID want!

Sometimes I pack things away and forget about them. Sometimes they not longer match, fit or otherwise go with what I am doing now.  I have changed dining tables so often that I have a collection of tablecloths, of varying sizes, that fit nothing currently in the house. I don't entertain as often and I find that I am not able to decorate and constantly swap out dinnerware, linens, glassware and decor as I would want. 

Kim suggested that I place some of my collections up for adoption to loving families that will enjoy them as much as I. I felt overwhelmed and unable to attempt this upon my own.

Kim and I are opening an Etsy Shop called...

We're celebrating with a giveaway over at 
DebbieDoos Blogging and Blabbing
and we are offering a 10% discount on shoppe purchases
for the next two weeks. Discount code is SHH2011.

  In addition to things from the 
 Shhh, don't tell Bob about the secret cellar,  Kim will be offering unique and quality items that may have followed her home.

10% Discount for next two weeks
Discount code SHH2011.

This picture was taken on St. Patrick's Day. Notice the green dyed water!
Kim has a keen and discerning eye.  Learned at her mother's knee, I might add. In her job as a therapist, working with young children, she travels every back road in southern Illinois. She has climbed over and under every shed, barn, garage and charity shop in her "neck of the wood".
~Our Mission~
Savannah Secret Cellar is a mother, daughter enterprise. Ginger and Kim collaborate to offer you unique and beautiful things of the past. Many beautiful treasures of the past may have been religated to the cellar. We seek to bring the fabulous finds new light and new homes.
Should you choose to adopt one of these forgotten gems, we are sure you will be pleased with the quality of the items we offer.
Kim and I have made 
some items for the Christmas Shoppe!
Please go "OVER" and check us out.
A sack of coal for that Naughty Imp on your list.
Gold nugget if you were nice!

Santa napkin sleeves, handmade by Savannah Granny. One of a kind!

Some vintage Christmas items are there as well.
Please go over and visit. We are frantically adding new things every day. We are not computer nerds and this has been a struggle. We are at the very beginning of the learning curve, expect the shoppe to improve daily. We haven't gotten a fraction of the "stuff" photographed and listed yet. 

The Patron Saint of "Newbie Bloggers"
Isn't she gorgeous?

And whirlwind "Do It Yourselfer"
is sponsoring a giveaway to introduce and promote
 our new shoppe (Bless her sweet little heart).
If you landed here first 
go over to Debbie's and sign up for the
You will be glad you did.

Don't forget the discount code SHH2011
for the next two weeks!

I promise, this will be the ONE and ONLY post
totally devoted to 
I will get back to being Savannah Granny.
However, be sure to go over to look for Christmas,
handmade and vintage treasures and visit often.
Debbie and her Mom were so encouraging when I started blogging.  They hopped over to their Facebook the first and told all their friends to follow me! The rest of you great bloggers took in this old lady and shared the LOVE. I want to thank you for all your support. I have learned that the silent majority is NOT silent. You are in blogland. 
I am so glad I found you and you accepted me!



Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Congrats on you new Etsy store!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

You are so sweet Ginger! I am so happy to help you in anyway I possibly can. I wish you and Kim all the very best! XO

Marydon said...

How lovely ... your own shop. It is such fun to be a seller ... enjoy, Ginger. And what a lovely giveaway.

Popping over to your shop.

Happy Thanksgiving

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I found you at Debbie's this morning! I'm a southern girl to and love your blog! Congrats on opening an Etsy store...I LOVE Etsy! ♥

Anonymous said...

WOW!...this is great,I've been gone but trying to catch up.

I been happy follower for some time now and love visiting HERE!


*Where is meeting with our blog-buddy Debbiedoos?

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Welcome to the Etsy Sellers Family! Like blogging, I suspect you'll meet some nice people through your Etsy shop. I know I have! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Ginger, congrats on the new venture. I should follow in your footsteps and clean out, too. Love the name of your shop.

linda said...

congrats Ginger you and Daughter will do so good nothing like a mom and daughter team cant wait till we meet so excited hugs Linda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Congrats on your new venture! I love Etsy and it is an easy and fun way to sell treasures! Good Luck! Going over to Debbie's for the giveaway!
hugs, Linda

Barbara F. said...

Ginger, I am both happy and thrilled for you and Kim and this wonderful new venture. I will be visiting there often!!!! Best of luck to you. As soon as I can I will pop over. xo

Betty Jo said...

Congratulations on your new shop! I adore the name of it. The photo in your post right under the name of your shop looks like it was taken at Wormsloe, Plantation. I haven't visited Savannah in years, but feel like I've been there each time I visit your blog. I'm heading over now for a peek at your shop.

Anonymous said...

its so nice to meet you, Debbie has been such a good friend to me, best wishes from canad on your new adventure! I'm your newest follower! I'm quite new to blogging,


How nice sweetie, wishing you all the luck with your new Etsy shop! Congrats and God bless. Lovely name
and best wishes Debbie. FABBY

xinex said...

Congrats and good luck to you both you and Kim, Ginger. I will definitely check out your Etsy cause I love your stuff....Christine


I am your follower and on I also liked it on Fb. Best wishes to you my dear Ginger and to Kim. Lots of hugs, FABBY


I am your follower and on I also liked it on Fb. Best wishes to you my dear Ginger and to Kim. Lots of hugs, FABBY

bj said...

Hi, Ginger..congrats on your shop. It will be so much fun..I just know it.

Wonderful giveaway over at DebbieDoo's..and YES, she is the Darling of Blogland. So sweet and so pretty and so talented.

Now gotta go ck your shop. :))
xoxo bj

Linda said...

Congrats to you and your daughter on your new etsy venture~ I know you'll have fun!

Pam said...

Congratulations on your new business. I'll pop on over and check it out.

Sue said...

Hi happy I found you. I am your newest follower. Going over to check out your etsy shop!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very exciting Ginger, I wish you much success with your shop-have fun:@)

Nancy's Notes said...

Congratulations!! Know your shop will be a huge success!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, how exciting! I sure wish Debbie was around when I started blogging, I still email her with questions. I'm headed over there now to enter your drawing!


Suzy said...

Congratulations on your new endeavor, Ginger! I'm so happy for you and pray for much success for you and Kim. I'm lots of bloggy love your way! Take care.

Bayside Gal said...

Ginger, I am so excited for you. I love your little shop and your FB page. Good luck girl!

Cindy said...

Happy selling!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Congratulations and wishing you much success with yours and Kim's new shop. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Traci said...

Congrats to you and your daughter. What a wonderful new adventure.

Maggie said...

Congratulations on the new venture,
wishing you both all the very best from Normandy.

Debbie said...

Just seeing this one too! Honestly, I'm so behind I'm chasing my tail. I will be hopping on over as soon as I have a few minutes to really enjoy myself.

My mom used to make something like that Santa napkin thingie. I love it.

annh said...

Congratualtions, what wonderful idea and I wish you well, looking forward to dropping by for a browse.
Happy Weekend

Lizykitty23 said...

Hi Ginger, congratulations on your Etsy shop an awesome blog, was a great pleasure to go through your pictures and recipes...and let me tell you, you are a very well organized lady..I wish my closet looked like yours!!!! Best wishesand happy Thanksgiving =0)

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