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Paula Deen: Her Beach Cottage, Restaurant, and River House

Paula Deen Beach house on Tybee IslandPaula Deen has a beach house on Tybee Island.  So while we were riding around looking at all the cute homes on the island during my recent spring break, I took a couple of photos of it just for you. 🙂

Yall Come Inn Paula Deen beach house on Tybee IslandY’all Come Inn is managed by Mermaid Cottages, the same wonderful group that takes care of Ebbtide, Mary Kay Andrew’s cottage where we were staying.  Here are some photos of Paula’s beach house from the Mermaid Cottage’s website (since I know you would like to see the recently redecorated interior. 🙂 )

picnic table at Paula Deens beach house Tybee Island

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A number of pieces from the Paula Deen line of furniture were added when the home’s interiors were updated, and the colors were also brightened up in each room – giving it more of a “Tybee vibe” than its previously darker colors.

living room in Paula Deens beach house Tybee Islandbookings.mermaidcottages.com

The kitchen comes complete with Paula Deen cookbooks and is stocked with many of her spices and seasonings.

kitchen in Paula Deens beach housebookings.mermaidcottages.com

Y’all Come Inn sleeps 8, and it has its own elevator.

bedroom Paula Deens beach housebookings.mermaidcottages.com

You can see the remaining rooms on the Mermaid Cottage website.

About 5 years ago, I took my mother on a “Paula Deen tour” of Savannah for her Mother’s Day gift.  We took a bus all over the city, stopping at a number of interesting Paula-related places, and we dined at the Lady and Sons Restaurant and at Uncle Bubba’s (which closed suddenly a few weeks ago.)

Lady and Sons restaurant in Savannahflickr.com

My husband had never eaten at Paula’s restaurant, so we made reservations to have lunch there while we were visiting Tybee. (It was only a 20 minute drive there from Ebbtide, but you have to also allow 10-15 minutes to find parking in Savannah.)  Our reservations were for 11:00 a.m. – opening time.  I would recommend making them at 11:15 next time so that the crowd is not as large.

dining room at Lady and Sons restauranttheladyandsons.com

The building has 3 floors of seating, and how funny that we were seated on the third floor in the same dark and cozy room where my mother and I ate years ago!

interior Lady and Sons restaurant Savannah

On my earlier trip, I had ordered from the menu, but for this meal, I decided to give the buffet a try.

buffet Lady and Sons restaurant Saannah

Bread arrived before the meal as an appetizer…

bread Lady and Sons restaurant Savannahserved with iced tea exactly like I like it – garnished with mint leaves and a slice of lemon.

iced tea and bread at Lady and Sons Restaurant SavannahI filled my plate with fried chicken (including the pulley bone!) and a number of vegetables.  It was all very tasty – especially the corn pudding. (I think that is what it was.) The next time we visit, I would like to try the fried green tomatoes and the chicken pot pie.

fried chicken Lady and Sons Restaurant SavannahMy husband ordered shrimp and grits from the menu, and he ate every spoonful of that big serving.

shrimp and grits Lady and Sons restaurant Savannah

For dessert, small servings of banana pudding and ooey gooey butter cake were brought to the table in tiny bowls. Our very gracious server, Zach, was only supposed to bring one dessert (the banana pudding), but he brought the extra one because he insisted that we try the cake as well since it was his favorite.  So we each had something sweet to finish off our lunch.

desserts Lady and Sons restaurant Savannah

It was a very filling lunch, but we walked it off by shopping in Savannah. 🙂

So now that we have talked about her beach cottage, restaurant, and food, let’s take a look at Paula Deen’s family home.  Here is her kitchen from her previous house – or was this a set modeled after that room?  I thought they actually filmed in the house.  Is that correct?

Paula Deen kitchenpauladeenmagazine.com

Anyway, I really liked that house. It had a farmhouse look and there were a lot of buffalo checked drapes (in red and green!)  If you would like to see more of it, Julia at Hooked on Houses did a great post all about it (here). Paula and her husband have since built a new home on the Wilmington River, and that is the one I want to share with you today. They named it Riverbend.  It is a beautiful place, but it has a more formal look to me.

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Paula Deen househomelinearch.com

You’ll notice there are sweet little buildings clustered around the main house.  These guest houses give Riverbend a more resort look.

guest cottage at Paula Deens househomelinearch.com

Paula has become very interested in shell art, and you can see one of her projects here in the foyer.

Paula Deen foyer

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I really liked the old look of the ceiling and doorway in this hall.

Paula Deen hallwayhomelinearch.com

What a spacious living room!

Paula Deen living roomhomelinearch.com

Here is a more cozy space. The use of shutters in the transom areas throughout the house is a wonderful architectural detail.

Paula Deen table and chairhomelinearch.com

Of course you need to see the stove in the kitchen.

stove in Paula Deen househomelinearch.com

My favorite space is her gorgeous dish pantry. (If you cook that much, you would have to have a large supply of dishes, right?)

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dish pantry in Paula Deen homehomelinearch.com

There is a sweet nursery for the grandchildren.

Paula Deen nurseryfrontdoor.com

And finally, outside Riverbend there is large pool stocked with fish.

pool at Paula Deen houseoprah.com

And that is all I have for you on Paula Deen’s homes, but I do have one more Paula-item to share.  Have you checked out anything from her line of furniture?  I usually shake my head in disbelief when I hear of a chef giving their name to anything home related (outside of kitchen goods), but I really like some of her pieces.  Take a look at a few…

Love these chairs (which would fit perfectly on our screened porch or in the room over the garage! 🙂 )

Boat House chair Paula Deen collectionsource

and this piece would be great for serving (and storage)…

Hostess credenza paula deen collectionsource

and finally, this piece – which is called Paula’s Dish Pantry.  I can see it working in many different spaces in a home.

Paulas Dish Pantry paula deen collectionsource

Don’t you like those pieces? I would love to have that last one to use in our room above the garage. I think it would work great for office storage at the bottom and books in the upper display part.

One last thing before I wrap this up…don’t forget there is a giveaway for 3 wonderful Savannah related books to be held at midnight on Wed. 4/30/14.

Talk of the House giveaway Savannah books

Just leave a comment on this post and/or any that publish between 4/24/14 and 4/30/14.  You can see more details here.  I don’t normally put on my “teacher look” for anything on this blog, but I am going to today because I know that Paula Deen can be controversial with some folks. If you leave a comment, please remember that we are all playing nice. (Insert strict teacher face here.)  I want this to be a fun place for readers to share houses, entertaining ideas … things related to design.  And besides that, if you leave a comment you are entering the contest for the drawing of the prizes above – prizes that I spent my hard earned money on – no this is not a sponsored giveaway.  Got all that? (I should hear you saying, “Yes ma’am,” now.) Alright, now that we have taken care of that, I can put on my nice blogging face again.

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I hope you are having a fun filled weekend (or a restful one if that is what you need.) Have you been to the Lady and Sons restaurant in Savannah?  Do you have a favorite room in any of Paula’s homes or a favorite piece from her line of furniture?

We’d love to hear!

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Harry Jenkins - July 14, 2015 - 1:18 pm

My Family and I love Paula Deen’s recipies and she has designed beautiful furniture that we are in the process of purchasing. I would very much like to know if there is a way that a set of design/building plans for one of the cottages at the River House could be purchased? Thank You

Shirley - June 16, 2015 - 4:32 pm

I love that Paula!!! I have been up to her house (both) every time we go to Savannah. I always wave to the security camera. Have two signed books and have met her family at a book signing in Savannah. To me she is as real as they come, not to mention sooooo pretty—love her hair. Been to “The Lady & Sons” twice and was so good.Met her sons there once. We live in Knoxville, Tn. and have not yet gotten to her new restaurant in Pigeon Forge. Hopefully that will be soon. Haven’t watched to much of the Food Network since they canceled her show. Paula, hope to run across you again in person
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Wow Shirley! I would say you are a BIG fan! How lucky that you have scoped out Paula’s house, met her family, and been to her restaurants. I hope you get to the new restaurant in Pigeon Forge soon, AND that you run into Miss Paula as well! Good luck!
Kelly

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Kathy P. - April 17, 2015 - 12:48 pm

I would love to get to Savannah some day. I love history and this would be a great place.

Deborah Elser - May 2, 2014 - 9:55 am

I really enjoyed her show on Food Network. I have never been to her restaurant but, my daughter has. She said the food was worth the line outside. 🙂

I would love a chance to rent the beach house! No doubt I would enjoy the house as much or more than the beach.
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Deborah, I hope you do get to stay in Paula’s house on Tybee. You sound like I was about staying in Mary Kay Andrews house there…the heck with the beach – the house is beautiful to be in! LOL
Kelly

Martha Harrell - April 30, 2014 - 9:56 pm

Just love your tour of homes. I have always enjoyed Paula Deen and loved her home. On my one visit to Savannah we enjoyed eating at her restaurant–a treat!
She knows how to prepare all the Comfort Foods. Hope I am not too late for drawing.

Wendy D. - April 30, 2014 - 9:38 pm

I have loved all of your Savannah post. Such a beautiful city.

Jackie Layton - April 30, 2014 - 4:10 pm

The last time I went to Savannah, a tour bus stopped in front of The Lady and Sons and all those people rushed out to the restaurant. My husband was going to have hip surgery after we got home from our spring break trip, and there was no way I could ask him to stand in that LONG line with me. One day though, I’ll get there.

Carolyn - April 30, 2014 - 10:59 am

Thank you for the giveaway. I have enjoyed the Lady and Sons’ buffet. I agree, it’s delicious. I too took my mother a few years ago. I bought the cutest painting from her gift shop.

Lori R. - April 30, 2014 - 9:06 am

Did you see the bench where Tom Hanks sat as Forrest Gump while in Savannah?
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No Lori, but that is one we should have looked for though. The bench in the movie was not a real bench – just a movie prop – and it is located in a museum in Savannah. The park behind him is real though, and I believe we did drive around it. It is named Chippewa Square. I will get a photo of it the next time we are in Savannah. 🙂
Kelly

Lee - April 30, 2014 - 12:11 am

I hope to visit Tybee Island soon, enjoyed your post!

Lisa K - April 29, 2014 - 9:28 pm

I love the guest cottages & wood ceilings in Paula’s Riverbend home. A charming home indeed!

Jennifer from Chesapeake, VA - April 29, 2014 - 9:09 pm

I love Paula!!! I agree with you that her new home looks so much more formal…………I LOVED her last one.

Reba Graham - April 29, 2014 - 2:48 pm

I stumbled upon your blog while searching Jan Karon… Oh am I glad I did!!! A girl after my own heart!!! A big dream of mine is a trip to Savannah and icing on the cake would be to meet Ms. Paula!!! ( A girl can always dream right??) I am confident that I am her biggest fan!!! LOL! I can’t express how much I enjoyed reading and looking at your pictures of her homes!!!

Vickie White - April 29, 2014 - 2:09 pm

I have enjoyed your post on Savannah/Tybee Island! We’ve eaten at “The Lady & Sons” a few times while on vacation. Loved it every time!!!

Karen - April 29, 2014 - 10:42 am

I so enjoyed your post & lovely pictures! I didn’t know Paula built a new house but I really like it, especially her kitchen. We surprised my mom with a trip to Savannah years back specifically to go to Paula’s restaurant. My mom was so surprised and excited but unfortunately she ended up being very disappointed with the food. Actually we all were. Wasn’t bad, just wasn’t what we were expecting. I think because our mama and grandmama were such good southern cooks themselves. Maybe we were too picky or perhaps biased 😉 The fried green tomatoes certainly weren’t prepared like most southerners do. They used a batter instead of cornmeal. That’s sinful to most southerners LOL. Maybe the restaurant has changed that since we went?? My mom even wrote Paula a letter after we returned home to let her know (in a nice way), that she didn’t find her recipes very “southern”. Mama, bless her heart never looked at Paula the same way again 🙂

Robyn - April 29, 2014 - 10:03 am

Kelly, thanks for this post. I love, love, love Paula Deen and miss seeing her cook on TV. I always loved her Paula’s Party show filmed at Bubba’s restaurant. So glad to know someone else grew up eating the “pulley bone”….still my favorite!

Leslie - April 28, 2014 - 9:23 pm

Years ago my kids and I watched a Paula Deen holiday special on HGTV and we laughed so hard we nearly cried. She kept “sampling” candy in a store that had no sampling and she would would smile into the camera. What a fun lady. The kids still talk about her turducken! I have never made one of her recipes but I do love to watch her. Our favorite furniture store up here in Ohio carries her furniture and it’s really beautiful. I think we’ll try out her restaurant this summer. Thanks for all the great vacation ideas, Kelly!

Andrea - April 28, 2014 - 9:10 pm

I love Paula’s furniture and have her decorating book. We stayed across the street and down a bit from her tybee beach house last June….. we had a family dinner at the Lady and Sons….and had a private room. The food was really good, but we LOVED uncle bubba’s…the food was amazing and the drinks were to die for. Very sad it closed! But ate at Sundae Café and loved it and saw Paula say in an interview that was one of her favorite Tybee eateries.

Cindy Ross - April 28, 2014 - 9:05 pm

Love me some Paula Deen!!! Love me some Kelly!!! Love me some Talk of the House!!! You have really out done yourself. This vacation has been the best for us all. I have made some dishes from the Paula Deen cookbooks. I love her furniture. I don’t own any of her pieces but would love to. My girlfriend has several pieces and they are beautiful. I think I love the dark sideboard piece that you shared the best. I would love that piece. I know I could find a spot for that somewhere in my home. 🙂 Thanks again for sharing your vacation you’re the best.

Gail - April 28, 2014 - 8:23 pm

Hi Kelly: So loved this blog. The Tybee Island beach house is beautiful! Also, I think I loved Paula’s first home in Savannah a bit better than the new one. Love her kitchen, living room and bedroom decos. Didn’t know she has a line of furniture; will have to check it out. Thank you again for posting all this. So beautiful and informative as usual. Love those butter cakes!

Sherry - April 28, 2014 - 7:55 pm

I love me some Paula Deen! Excellent post Kelly! Thank you for sharing!

Jeanne Bell - April 28, 2014 - 7:32 pm

I love Paula’s furniture, I think we could be friends if she had no talent and if she was poor…..I know that is a lot of ifs.
Jeanne

Charlene - April 28, 2014 - 5:32 pm

Another wonderful post! While Paula’s house seems beautiful, I have to say that I think I prefer the coziness of her first home! Thank you for your generosity in the giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Julie - April 28, 2014 - 5:16 pm

On my one and only visit to Savannah I ate at The Lady & Sons. My family and friends reluctantly agreed to dine there because I wanted to . . .but everyone left saying it was on of the best meals that they had ever had. We loved several of the southern touches – hoe-cakes; greens and sweet tea!!
I hope to be there again some day.

Frances - April 28, 2014 - 5:02 pm

I have eaten at The Lady & Sons! We did an East Coast tour a couple of years ago (I live in England), and Savannah was my favourite place on the trip. We had the buffet, and I adored the hoe-cakes (could have eaten just a heaping plate of those and been very happy!). Loved the shop too – got a tea-towel with a recipe for butter cake and some peach flavour lipbalm – Yum!

Lynn Mihok - April 28, 2014 - 2:36 pm

I sure do love me some Paula style… The furniture line is beautiful & quite livable!!!

Cheri - April 28, 2014 - 2:02 pm

I have not been to the Lady and Sons rest. when we managed to get into town there, the restaurant was under renovations. We did how ever get to Uncle Bubba’s and had a wonderful meal. After all your posts of Savannah I just told my hubby the other day that we need to go back.

Kitty - April 28, 2014 - 1:30 pm

When we moved here, to middle GA, two years ago we got new bedroom furniture. It is from the Paula Deen line and I love it! It is very well made, with solid wood and dovetail joints. Though I prefer the non matchy matchy sets in a room, we liked the pieces so much we did the whole bedroom. I haven’t grown tired of it AT ALL. The best part is that hubby and I agreed completely on that furniture purchase. He loves it as much as I do. 🙂
Also…looking forward to taking my mom to The Lady and Sons when we head down to Savannah in two weeks. I’m glad to hear they now take reservations. A few years back everyone just had to wait in line.

Gina - April 28, 2014 - 1:04 pm

I’ve never visited Savannah but one day when I do Paula’s restaurant will be on my list of places to go!! Enjoyed the post and thanks for your generosity!! 🙂

Shawn Paulson - April 28, 2014 - 12:42 pm

I so love Miss Paula! I’ve been following your posts for a while now and even went back into the archives. Love it!

Marci Johnsono - April 28, 2014 - 10:49 am

I love the Paula recipes that I have made in the past and would love the cookbooks so I can add onto my Paula recipes!! Thank you for such a great giveaway!

Michelle G - April 28, 2014 - 10:18 am

I love Paula and I do like her furniture line though I’m with you – usually when a chef, celebrity etc. dabbles in something other than their craft it’s disappointing! I loved her farmhouse, but the new one not so much! Loved the feature!

-Michelle

Mary Ellen - April 28, 2014 - 9:46 am

Hi Kelly,

My husband and I love Savannah! We have eaten at Lady and Sons twice and enjoyed the buffet both times. We especially liked the hoe cakes which we smothered with molasses. So good! I also enjoyed visiting One Fish Two Fish and think I must have stood in the exact same spot as you when I took a photo of the store front. 🙂 I bought my grandson a Paula Dean cookbook a couple years ago. He loves the macaroni and cheese recipe…it is really yummy. I miss Paula’s cooking show. Love her homes and decorating style…love your home and decorating style too! Thanks for sharing. Your blog always makes my day happier.

Karen Lane - April 28, 2014 - 9:39 am

Just made an ooey gooey butter cake with coconut on Saturday. Soooo good! I love Paula – thanks for sharing!

Janet Magina - April 28, 2014 - 9:31 am

Love Paula and would love to win the giveaway, but what the heck is a “pulley bone”? I am thinking maybe wishbone, but maybe something completely different 🙂

Kathy - April 28, 2014 - 12:49 am

I haven’t been to Savannah but I really want to go…especially since I started reading Savannah Blues last week while at the beach. I have, however, seen Paula Deen in person. A friend (recovering from breast cancer) took her girlfriends (who had helped her through the ordeal) to see the Paula Deen Show and to eat in her restaurant in Cherokee. The food was fabulous but I think that restaurant might have since closed.

Evelyn anne - April 27, 2014 - 11:43 pm

Kelly,
I enjoy your posts each week. We love Savannah. I think the fried chicken at Lady and Sons is wonderful. Their fried okra is yummy too.

Kelly - April 27, 2014 - 11:36 pm

Thank you for sharing! Love her new home as well as her old home.

Donnamae - April 27, 2014 - 11:16 pm

Interesting post…her home is gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity! 😉

Paula B. - April 27, 2014 - 10:57 pm

Do love me some Paula and I certainly think she (and her decorator) have a real flair. However, I really preferred the house where they lived before and where she filmed the t.v. show. I read somewhere that she wasn’t all that happy with the kitchen in the new home – something about the size of the working area. I have looked at her furniture line and many of the pieces are lovely. As for The Lady and Sons, we ate there on a very hot summer evening at the end of August after a day of sightseeing, so perhaps our appetites weren’t in tip top shape. We had read not to fill up on the hoe cakes and other items brought to the table, no fear, that service was poor. I had the buffet and thought the chicken was excellent. Two others with us did not care for their dinner. Now, dessert, I was psyched for the peach shortcake – salivating was more like it. What a disappointment, the peaches seemed to be from a can and the waiter was very put out when I inquired about the lack of a whipped cream topping. Oh, well. (The service was all-in-all not too pleasant. We had got there right for the start of dinner.) I still love Paula and enjoyed seeing the Tybee house.

Garden, Home and Party - April 27, 2014 - 10:38 pm

Kelly,
I have to admit, I love her new house, inside and out. I don’t know why I’m surprised, but I think I thought it would more country. It has a bit of an old world charm to it. I really love the grounds. I also like the pieces of furniture she’s got her name on. Wow. This was a fun post. I did like her show on food.tv
xo,
Karen

Cynthia - April 27, 2014 - 10:17 pm

Paula sure knows how to cook up some good ole fashion comfort food!

Pat in Georgia - April 27, 2014 - 10:00 pm

Kelly, I am a Paula Deen girl. I love all things Paula. I do have to say I liked her previous home better because it was decorated more in line with my Southern tastes. I am so glad she had a plate pantry built in the new house as she had in the old. I, too, love a lot of pieces in her furniture collection. The picture of the third floor at Lady and Sons brought back fond memories. I actually sat at the four top seen in the photo. While I love her restaurant and food, this is the food I grew up eating and learning to cook. Thank you for sharing a bit of Paula with your readers.

Debbie w - April 27, 2014 - 8:59 pm

Love the teacher face! I have fined at the restaurant….love the fried cornbread! Pick me!

Linda Strickler - April 27, 2014 - 8:36 pm

Thank you so much for this oppurtunity, I just want to cook in Paula’s kitchen

Megan - April 27, 2014 - 8:29 pm

Hi Kelly,
First, thanks for the teacher voice so that the posts stayed positive. Second – love Paula Deen – I have one of her cookbooks that I use quite often (much to the chagrin of my Culinary Institute trained brother…) Third – I had no idea that she had a furniture line, which looks very nice. Fourth — pick me! Pick me!!!!
Megan

Rebecca - April 27, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Love Paula and miss her show so much! I’ve eaten at The Lady and Sons and Uncle Bubbas. Both wonderful and so sad to hear Bubbas closed.

Sherry B - April 27, 2014 - 5:47 pm

Lovely giveaway. Savannah is one of the places I hope to visit one day. Thank you.

Rose L - April 27, 2014 - 5:38 pm

There is so much to love about this post. I would think I’d died and gone to heaven to have that beautiful kitchen, pantry and all those beautiful dishes to cook in and serve with!! I adore the little guest cottages and the surrounding gardens, I’d love to see those gardens up close and personal! My favorite piece of furniture was the dark side board, I could spend all day setting up vignettes on that beauty. I don’t have any of Paula’s cookbooks nor have I seen her show but I have tried every recipe of hers that I have come across on the internet and we have loved every one of them. Thanks for another great post, Kelly!

Julie Wickham - April 27, 2014 - 5:05 pm

We enjoy Paula’s cookbooks when we have checked them out at the library and would love a set of our own.

Leigh Daugherty - April 27, 2014 - 4:21 pm

I’ve been to her restaurant once and everything was delicious…especially the biscuits!!! Thanks, Leigh

bev - April 27, 2014 - 3:43 pm

I always look forward to your posts. I love Paula…thanks for sharing her homes. Cookbooks look wonderful.

Brenda - April 27, 2014 - 3:35 pm

The pulley bone was always MY piece of chicken when I was a child. I never see them anywhere now, all the more reason to visit Savannah and Paula’s restaurant.

donna - April 27, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Love Paula for the strong woman she became because she had to. She is self made and pulled herself up by her own bootstraps! Ya gotta love that!! I’d be tickled pink to have her cookbooks!

Donna

Debra - April 27, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Wow, more from your trip? You really did have a nice getaway. Fried chicken and oh, those desserts are once again making my mouth water. I do love sweets. I don’t have any of her cookbooks. Fingers crossed once again. Loved the black sideboard.

Debra

Arlene@Nanaland - April 27, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Oh what I would give for a Pulley Bone…have not seen one of those in YEARS!! We all fought over it at our house. Will have to look for Paula’s house on Tybee. Never ate at the restaurant because we like Mrs Wilkes better but if she has pulley bones, I may hve to go there.:)

Fran Baker - April 27, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Thanks so much for this post! Enjoyed our dinner in that same third floor room at the restaurant and the buffet! Yum!

Marsha - April 27, 2014 - 2:27 pm

I think Paula Deen is adorable. How can you not love that accent?
I don’t have any of her cookbooks, but love to watch her show.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. - April 27, 2014 - 2:18 pm

Oh my, what a wonderful trip!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs - April 27, 2014 - 2:17 pm

I have been to Lady and Sons and it was a great experience…I love, love her home…a low country farmhouse I would say….her interiors are amazing and I had her feature on “Celebrity Homes” DVR’d…and played it many, many times!…Loved her line of furniture…did not know she had a beach cottage on Tybee…gorgeous.

Mickey - April 27, 2014 - 2:09 pm

I have a couple of her cookbooks, we really like her carmel frosting especially on chocolate cake. I didn’t realize she and hubby built another home, the fish in the pool didn’t appeal to me but everything else was beautiful…not my style but tastefully done. Mickey

judy - April 27, 2014 - 1:31 pm

i’m so glad you made that disclaimer about leaving positive comments…like the old saying goes “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”….moving on!

i didn’t even know you could order off a menu at lady and sons…we always graze at the buffet! you are so right, the tea is perfection! my husband says i take my lemon with a little tea (funny man)! growing up with my so-southern grandmother, she always had a sprig of mint with our tea…great memories!

i haven’t seen the inside of paula’s new home and while it is stunning and lovely, i have always loved her old home on turtle bay (i think that’s where it was).

i used to own savannah style book until i loaned it to my daughter…i need to get that back!

as always, thank you for such a great post. i’m off to the beach wednesday for 4-5 days and can’t wait!

Liz - April 27, 2014 - 1:24 pm

Love those chairs! Need them for our patio!

monica - April 27, 2014 - 1:15 pm

Gee I thought the first kitchen was hers too! whether or not, it is to die for! still love paula deen. thanks for sharing Kelly. I subscribe to your blog.

Louvina - April 27, 2014 - 12:57 pm

Enjoyed seeing these photos. I love Paula Deen– she is a real person with feelings, is not perfect and knows how to say she’s sorry. I have ALL of her cookbooks and have made many of the dishes which have worked perfectly. My friends sometimes call me “Paula” because I love to cook and decorate. We are the same age, grew up without a silver spoon, worked hard to become a success! Thank you Kelly for sharing and I hope to get to Savannah some day and see many of these places. The Talk of the House is the best blog ever!!

sharon - April 27, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Thanks so much for sharing about Paula. She has a lovely new home and I hope her and her family enjoy it for many years.

Barbara Hinske - April 27, 2014 - 12:51 pm

Love her furniture line. I especially liked that dark, second piece you showed. The idea of a dish pantry makes my heart flutter!!!

Anita - April 27, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Proud to say that I have dined at the Lady & Sons restaurant. The adjoining store is very quaint. Sears Canada sells Paula’s line of furniture which I find to be beautiful, however one needs lots of space and ceiling height as I find the pieces are chunky. I agree, Kelly, that the last piece would be very versatile in several rooms. Just love the use of the shutters. The house is gorgeous and equally, the outdoor spaces. It is so very classic and comfy too. Thank you for sharing.

Michelle Yost - April 27, 2014 - 12:36 pm

I have always been a fan of all things southern! A visit to Savannah is on my bucket list and a meal at Lady and Sons is at the top of my list! Thank you for sharing Paula’s homes with us…I adore her!

Loretta Hamilton - April 27, 2014 - 12:29 pm

I absolutely love Paula’s new home with the dark woods, French doors, transoms…and most of all the dish pantry with all of the gorgeous pieces! Thanks so much for sharing! -Loretta

Denise - April 27, 2014 - 12:19 pm

“Paula has always let you know where she stands.” Yes, she did, unintentionally & with much regret I’m sure. Disappointed in you Kelly.

Susan - April 27, 2014 - 11:43 am

I love Paula Deen!! I really hope she can make a comeback. Nobody is perfect and everybody deserves a second chance. Her homes are beautiful and I love the pieces from her furniture line. I have never eaten at her restaurant but hope to…..thanks so much for the tour and pretty photography. You are the best!!!

Donna - April 27, 2014 - 11:43 am

Just wanted to share my experience with Paula Deen Furniture line that is produced by Universal. I have ordered a metal gate bed, 2 chests, bedside table and now waiting on a desk. I have just been so pleased with all of the furniture, the quality and uniqueness of each piece. They all arrived within 2 weeks and give me the thought of English Pine with them all. They are sturdy, well designed pieces of art, that I will enjoy for years. I had always purchased antiques but these new pieces are just lovely and priced very reasonably. I would highly recommend her furniture line.

Jane - April 27, 2014 - 11:40 am

thanks for sharing very nice

Liz - April 27, 2014 - 11:38 am

I don’t use a lot of Paula Deen recipes (not exactly Colorado fare) but love to read them and also LOVE her hair!!!

Dorinda Selke - April 27, 2014 - 11:36 am

Paula Deen has always been my favorite – I love her style and her cookbooks (sometimes I just tone down the butta). She is a self-made success story and is very generous with charities, so I would love to receive any kind of book relating to Paula 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity

Pam Jenkins - April 27, 2014 - 11:35 am

I enjoyed this post (as usual). Paula Deen and Savannah go together! And the Back in the Day Bakery – can’t wait to go there. Thanks for all you share with us.

Pat Peele - April 27, 2014 - 11:28 am

Paula has always let you know where she stands. Her food and furniture are southern gifts. Love her cookbooks.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life - April 27, 2014 - 11:26 am

I personally like Paula Dean and I love her home and her cookbooks. I would so love to win these fabulous book. Great post, I really enjoyed it.

Peggy Mossing - April 27, 2014 - 11:11 am

I have seen some Paula Deen furniture and like it! Thanks for having another giveaway.
Peggy Mossing

Jenn Citro - April 27, 2014 - 11:06 am

I love Paula’s recipes!

Amanda @ Dixie Delights - April 27, 2014 - 11:05 am

I always love looking at pics of Paula’s house. I fell in love with her entry and that living room the first time I saw them!! Mother put one of the beds from her furniture line in our suite at home and we all love it!! Very well made and tasteful. That’s a great selection of books!!! xo

Pat Cable - April 27, 2014 - 10:59 am

I love Paula Deen. I have 2 of her cookbooks, one is autographed. Have one cookbook by her sons. Also have a piece of her furniture, the hall table in linen finish.

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