Wednesday, September 29, 2010

guest post :: shari from little blue deer

Our last guest blogger for "Southern September" is Shari from Little Blue Deer.  She is one of the sweetest bloggers I have met since I started this journey a few months ago.  I can't tell you how touched I was by the first comment she ever made on my blog!! I still take that thought with me today and it keeps me motivated!

Shari lives in my favorite place in the South...Savannah, GA.  Her and her husband own a coffee shop in town.  So, I knew I would love her as soon as I saw Savannah and coffee!  Shari is going to share with us her favorite part of being southern- living in the Lowcountry and oyster roasts.  Sounds delicious! Enjoy!!

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I am delighted to be posting here at Flip Flops and Pearls!  I love Jade, she's one of my favorite bloggers and I try to stop by and see her daily!  Living in Savannah, what is known as the Lowcountry, a favorite Southern activity is the oyster roast!  All you need are a boatload of fresh oysters, a pit for roasting, and about 50 of your closest friends!  Also, some Saltines, melted butter and hot sauce (and beer, if that's your thing!).  I adore roasted oysters, and generally eat my weight in them when given the opportunity!  Oyster roasts are such relaxed, casual affairs, my favorite are those held in the fall and early spring, I love to bundle up and stand by the fire in the crisp air!  I have included some photos of my in-laws' home in Bluffton, South Carolina, home of many an oyster roast.  Some of my favorite memories are here, I love how it sits high on a bluff over the May River, I love to sit on one of the benches, look at the river, and consider how fortunate I am to be a Southern girl!  Thank you again, Jade! 



32 comments:

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jade, I popped over from Shari's blog to see her guest post and your lovely blog.

I adore oysters in any form! I have fond memories of oyster roasts and low-country boils enjoyed in a leisurely setting with a large group of friends, talking and laughing until you just can't eat/drink/talk anymore!

Great guest post to Shari!

Genie

Debby said...

Great blog and great guest post, Shari! You know, I don't think I've ever tried an oyster, (and once again I feel like I live under a rock)! If they are anything like steamers count me out... can't get past the texture. xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Just fabulous. I love the relaxed mixed with the elegant; a feeling of grandeur in our every day lives!!! I so adore Shari and I enjoy the collaboration she has with many lovely bloggers such as yourself! Peace, Anita

Signe said...

Hi there Jade, came over from Shari's blog since she warmly recommended you and to check out her guest post and must say it's a good one :)

Diana Mieczan said...

I love oysters...and I love that post! Wish you both, ladies a very sunny day:)
Kisses

Ps: I will be hosting a lovely GIVEAWAY in a little bit… so please join in !!!!

Café Bellini said...

That sounds magical! I've never had roasted oysters before! (I certainly like the fried ones)

Cara said...

never had an oyster and prob never will! We are headed to chowder fest this weekend though!
<3cara

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, I love this, Jade! Thank you so much for asking me, you are one of my favorite bloggers and it is such an honor to be here! It's funny, looks like people really aren't big on oysters, lol! They are such a staple here! XX!

mydesignchic said...

Jade, such a wonderful blog - Shari as a Southerner myself, oyster roasts are big in our town - one of the biggest fund raisers for our arts council here...always so relaxed and fun!! The view in Bluffton...spectacular!!

Lynda said...

uhm...*grin*...don't mind me but I LOVE all that....EXCEPT fot the oysters.....I think...never had them before, but I'm such a "visual"eater....and it just DOESN'T look yummie ;)...put me on that bench, I'll eat anything(but the oysters, yep;)).....and I will be quiet, not bothering anyone....*sigh*...
You are one lucky girl!!!

Love
Lynda

lisaroyhandbags said...

Great blog Jade and so fun that you had Shari guest post - her blog is a daily stop for me. I've never tried roasted oysters but it sounds like a lovely get-together with family and friends :)

pretty pink tulips said...

What a treat to "meet" your blog via Shari! I adore Savannah and all the Southern towns. And, now I think of Shari whenever I have my morning coffee!
xoxo Elizabeth

pretty pink tulips said...

I'm your newest follower, too!

rebekkaseale said...

Yay! I love Shari's blog, and Savannah, and coffee.

I love the idea of guest posts from Southern bloggers...I've never lived outside the deep South and couldn't really imagine it.

So happy to have found your blog. Can't wait to see more!!!

:)

hiyaluv said...

lovely photos;)
smiles,
gina

The Zhush said...

So happy to have found you via Sharri...love Little Blue Deer, this post and oysters as well! Great blog name...will be back! xx

Sandy a la Mode said...

saw you on little blue deer~! you have a BEAUTIFUL blog!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Came from Shari's blog. Ooh oyster roasts sound so great- food, fun, and family are what it's about!
Love your blog look!

Stacey said...

Visiting from Shari's blog. Such a beautiful guest post from Shari too. xx

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Just stopped by from Shari's blog. Yours is lovely!

And Shari you guys look adorable and what a lovely place your in-laws have. Next time I'm down maybe I need to take part in a little oyster roast :) xoxo

Estelle said...

Hi Shari! Wow, your inlaws' place looks amazing. So peaceful and relaxing. So I'm just getting on board with raw oysters. Not sure if I'm ready for the roasted variety. But I surely wouldn't turn it down if you invited me. =)

michelle said...

What a beautiful place! The oyster roast looks like it would be so much fun! Visiting from Shari's blog!

Tanvi said...

Came from Shari's blog. You have a wonderful space here :) And Shari your in-laws have a beautiful place ... looks very serene and happy!

Daisy said...

Hi Jade! great post. shari is such a sweetheart. how nice of you to feature her. The Oyster roast sounds like such a wonderful time on gorgeous piece of property. looking forward to checking out more of your space here.

Dancing Branflake said...

How incredible! I love Shari and staying there would be a dream. So fun!

Draffin Bears said...

It was lovely to discover your beautiful blog, via Shari's. I enjoyed the guest post and seeing the wonderful photos of that gorgeous place.
The oysters look yummy too.

Happy day
Hugs
Carolyn

Mary @ RoomPolish said...

What a great southern feature! : ) Jade, I feel the same way about Shari, one of the sweetest "blogging friends" I feel like I have! She always has a sweet+thoughtful comment. Thanks for sharing!

Kristin said...

OMG, that view. Wowza! How lucky are you to be able spend time there??

Tiffany said...

mmmmm...as much as i love oysters, i've never tried them roasted. must try this!

dulci said...

YUM! looove oysters!

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Style Attic said...

I love you both! What a sweet pairing, great post and lots of fun :)

Splendid Willow said...

Isn't she something - lovely Shari! And I bet her in-laws are as crazy about her as we are!

I also love oysters! But am I the only one who did not know that Shari and Hubby own a coffee shop?! I guess, I tend to get lost in all that eye candy she offers.

Lovely meeting you, Jade! I am looking forward to exploring your blog.

Happy weekend to you both,

Mon

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