Shopping and Memories on St. Simons

2.27.2015

When I realized I was going to be fairly close to St. Simons Island while on our trip to Tybee Island I made it a point to go visit. You see I have a special place in my heart for St. Simons as I lived there for three years when I was a child and attended first, second and third grade at St. Simons Elementary which is still there. That is one old school. wink

This is a photo my sister snapped from the car of the house my parents built. This is a very old house, too. My parents chose this lot for that big oak tree. It was fun seeing the old homestead again.


At the end of my old street was this beauty so I stopped and snapped this shot. Love this house with those fabulous over sized shutters, gorgeous landscaping and all one level. This would be a good house for the mister and me. Hey people, you want to sell me your house? Well, we really couldn't afford it since property is very valuable there now.

We stopped at a few shops on St. Simons mostly in the Redfern Village Shopping Center. This is the first shop we went in called Cachettes. They had great things in this store at really reasonable prices. We were very surprised because it can get a bit pricey here. I went on their website and Cachettes means secret hiding places in French.

I was so busy shopping in here that I forgot to take pictures so I grabbed this from their website. My sister and I both bought something shown in this room. I will share mine soon.

Right next door to Cachettes is another great store called Viola's Market filled with lots of things I love.



They had real birds in this cage.



I love the large bird prints and that fabulous table.

I would have loved this table. Wish I had room in the car. 

This was another cute shop we popped in in the Village area. I can't remember the name of it.

Loved the huge hanging lantern. 

I caught the sunset with my phone without really looking at it past the pier that I used to crab off of. The pier has been updated since then. 

When we got back to Tybee we stopped at The Crab Shack for dinner. I LOVE crab and this was the dungeness crab. It was pretty pricey, but my word I had to have it. Worth every penny. If you follow me on Instagram then you saw me share this.

We didn't get in as much time as I would have liked on St. Simons since it is about 1 1/2 hour drive from Tybee and we got a late start the first day. It was so darn cold!
We stopped at The Breakfast Club on Tybee for breakfast that morning and their heat was not working correctly. They could have told us, but after a minute we realized how cold we still were and asked them about the heat. So we ordered our food to go and ate in the warm car. The next two days we ate at The Sunrise Restaurant right across the street from The Breakfast Club and it was very nice inside and the best food.

Go over to my sister's blog, The Essence of Home, for more photos.

Our few hours in Savannah coming soon.

Have a fab weekend!

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38 comments:

  1. What a beautiful area and gorgeous shops! Can't wait to see what you bought!
    It's nice to revisit childhood homes. I am amazed at how big I remembered my childhood home when it actually was small. I have to remind myself that I was small then! I loved that bird cage!

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  2. I love St. Simon's Island for more reasons than one...when I am there the next time I will make sure I visit those fabulous shops!...So glad you were able to go down memory lane!

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  3. I visted St. Simons this past summer for the first time. Loved it!

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  4. Is the Crab Shack the one that is owned by Paula Deen's brother? If not, then I have been to that place, and our meal was relish.

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  5. how fun. i hope they comp'd your breakfast after they saw you eating in the car.

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  6. I love visiting places like that! I can't wait to see what you bought!

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  7. I've been to Tybee, Jekyll and Savannah but never to St. Simons! such a pretty place, I'm sure. I know I'd love it there based on the shopping you did!

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  8. very nice pictures !!! angie wants a nice Friday

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  9. Kim, the other shop you visited on St Simons in the village is Dutchmans Casual Living. Love that store and make it a point to go in there every time I'm there. We have a place on SSI and just love it there. Where was your mom and dad's house, what street? One of my most favorite things to do is watch an old house there be transformed. We looked at one on east beach, an old ranch, and almost bought it. I took before pics and, whoa, you should see it now. One would never know it's the same house.

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    1. Lucky you! It's on Peachtree Rd. off Demere and not far from the airport. I used to take ballet lessons at the buildings at the airport.

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  10. Love Savannah and St. Simons - Tybee not so much. It would be nice to enjoy the ocean view though! We haven't been to St. Simons in several years but I've never really shopped there. Always doing the outside stuff - beautiful area. You would enjoy Harbor Island, Fripp Island, Kiawah and Seabrook all near Charleston. Some of our favorite spots.

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  11. How fun that you were able to visit your old homestead. That house at the end of the street would make a perfect home for hubby and me when we downsize. I am looking for something with character like that. It is beautiful!
    Glad you had such a good time and such great shopping. Too bad about the cold restuarant. xo Diana

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  12. Oh I loved that table too!! Everything on it as well!
    Thanks for the tour!

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  13. Kim, it is always fun to visit the childhood home! I do it from time to time and it brings back so many lovely memories. St. Simons Island, it is a charming place. We had the pleasure of staying there a few times and just fell in love with it and of course... the excellent food! (A nice place to retire) We are not that far being in Charleston but do not get there as often as I would like. The shopping is a lot of fun. ;-)

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  14. What a wonderful trip! We rented a charming little cottage last May on Tybee Island through Mermaid cottages. We could sit out on our deck every night and see the lighthouse in the distance. The best meal we had was at the Crab Shack and since the weather was warm we could sit outside under the moss covered trees on the water and enjoy our delicious meal.

    I have also been to St. Simons Island and it is equally beautiful but yes real estate has become very pricey there. I wish you would have taken some pics of each islands lighthouse....they are so beautiful!

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    1. Teresa, I wish I had time to take more pictures. By the time we got to St. Simons it was 1:00. We shopped and then had lunch at 3. That took forever. It was also extremely cold that day and hard to stand outside very long to take pics. If I ever make it back there I will have more time and take more pictures. I actually have an original watercolor of the lighthouse on St. Simons.

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  15. Nice to be able to go back and see memories from you past. That is such a unique bird cage...looks like a great place for shopping!

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  16. That is so nice that you saw the house that you lived in for awhile. I am about an hour from my childhood home and it lookes NOTHING like it did.Those stores looked GREAT! Maybe one day I will get down there, I will definitely shop there if I do:) Have a great weekend.

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  17. Sounds like a FABULOUS get-away. I love love love that area!

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  18. You must of been in heaven in those shops! Even though my style is very different from yours to see if you things there that I like too.

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  19. I know it must have been fun to go back to your childhood neighborhood. A girls trip with your mom and sister had to be very special. Thanks for sharing the highlights. I look forward to more.

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  20. Those shops look wonderful! I love crab too...yours looked yummy!

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  21. WOW, what a great girls' trip. Going to talk to my daughters about putting it on our list, the top of the list!

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  22. How wonderful to go back and see your old home! Don't laugh, but I bought our home in Charleston by going up to the front door. When no one answered, I wrote the woman a note asking to buy her home if she ever decided to sell. A mere three weeks later, she died! (She was in the hospital at the time I was knocking on her front door). We got that beautiful home and lived in it for five fabulous years until my husband's job took us to Georgia. I will ALWAYS love that home. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  24. LOVE St. Simons Island! My husband and I built a house on East Beach there last year, and we treasure every moment we spend there. I often shop at Dutchman's, the store in your last pics, and at Simon's, the shop next door. I haven't shopped much in Redfern Village, but I will remedy that situation the next time we're down there!

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  25. Lots of great eye candy!
    Mary Alice

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  26. It looks like you had a marvelous time! Wonderful shopping venues, great food...I think I need a VACAY now:)

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  27. Kim,
    This is fun to go shopping with you and Kelly with your posts. You girls had some wonderful shops to visit.
    Glad it was a great girls week end.
    Kris

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  28. How fun to go back and see your childhood home! I can go back to see mine anytime because my brother lives in it! Loved seeing all the shops you visited and can't wait to see what you bought!

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  29. Love St. Simons Island. When we lived in Macon, we would often drive down for a weekend with our RV. Thanks for sharing your trip. Seeing pics brings back good memories.

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  30. Thanks for the tour. I love all the shops.

    Kathy

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  31. I have bought so any things SSI - especially in Redfern Village. It's full temptation!
    Marcie

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  32. What great shopping! It looks like y'all had a wonderful time!

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  33. Thanks for sharing us a photo of your old home Kim, I would love to see ours too when we go home to the Philippines this summer and perhaps show it to my kids. Anyway, love all the photos of the shopping! And like you, I'm a Crab addict and would forget about the price whenever I come across fresh ones!

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  34. Sounds like a wonderful trip Kim! How cool to see your childhood home!

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  35. That must have felt so wonderful to see your old house! I'm drooling over all of those fabulous shops!

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