back in the day bakery

 we usually stay local for spring break,
but this year i asked dan if we could head over & do a quickie visit to Savannah.
Savannah Georgia
the gorgeous coastal town
filled with history and charm,
& the inspiration for me to name my first born.
my sweet friend melanie had warned me,
a visit to the paris market
& back in the day bakery
were must see destinations.
well, she knows me.
i could have spent hours in both
maybe i did!

while the feature itself is wonderful
actually walking into this bakery is truly a treat for the senses!
for this former owner of a pink pastel kitchen, 
it was love at first site!

the girls working the bakery that day were so adorable.
& were very accommodating while i photographed until my heart was content.
i think my family was worried we were only there for the ambiance!
we tried their cupcakes, lemon bars and italian sodas.
i don’t have a huge sweet tooth,
but my number one weakness is a fresh sugar cookie with homemade frosting.
this is a miss hanna~ a delicious lavender shortbread cookie…..

caroline sampled the pesto fontina
& then followed up with a resounding “delish”!
 they offered new born cupcakes to a tour that was coming through.
did she say new born cupcakes?
oh yes she did! how cute is that?

cheryl was in the back baking, duh, while were visiting.
it was all i could to hold myself back from doing the weirdo fan thing &
saying hello and mumbling things such as
this is the cutest place on earth
can i have another lavender shortbread piece of heaven
i loved your article
or simply
i’ll be back!!
April 11, 2011 - 10:48 am

Rachel - How adorable! I'm also tempted to believed that you own this cute little shop. It looks like everything you love all in one little store. I want to visit 🙂

April 11, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Amanda - how stinkin' cute and charming! love Savannah, and LOVE cupcakes! Thanks for sharing!

April 11, 2011 - 12:04 pm

Angela - LOVE it!!! How precious these are and your girls make it look even cuter with their sweet faces.

April 11, 2011 - 12:09 pm

The Avery House - Oh My goodness! There is so much to love about this post! Back in the Day Bakery does sound dreamy! I will put it on my must see places on a trip to Savannah. OK so you said you had a former pastel pink kitchen. This is a must-share-pics, pretty please, in some future post. I bet it was just as dreamy as this little Savannah treasure. You have a sweet cupcake kind of day! SO glad your weekend was filled with pure bliss!

April 11, 2011 - 12:11 pm

CHH - Dear Paige, The picture that I Love the Best is of the three girls. Just to see the smile on Caroline's face while holding Madison's hands (Priceless-I wish that for my baby girl!) and then glancing over to Emily (you can just see the anticipation)! I also noticed that Savannah is missing(or on her Senior Trip) and in honor of her…I would like to list my remaining Top Seven: 2. The blue shelf with the retro decor 3. The picture of Madison (with the pop of color from her Tiffany blue headband-she looks like she's presenting a crown jewel). 4. The photo of Caroline holding the Pesto Fontina (I'll have what she's having). 5. Caroline's expression after having a bite of the PF (her expression says OM Goodness!). 6. The picture of the party streamers, white brick wall and antique frame (reminds me of something we might see at your house) along with the chandelier (the bulbs remind me of bubbles). & #7. The pink star next to the antique tray(it looks so crisp and the pink just pops!). Thank you for sharing. It just makes me want to run right down there for a visit! I hope you enjoyed living in the moment with most of your favorite peeps & in one of your favorite places(just from reading we know you can't have just One)!

April 11, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Kat - Paige, it looks darling and I would have gone crazy over all those cupcakes. If all works out, I'll be in Savannah this week with my parents. I'll have to check this place out!

April 11, 2011 - 12:57 pm

Farmgirl Paints - you had me at cupcake…never mind all the pretty things to look at. wow:) fun day!!

April 11, 2011 - 1:00 pm

i eat newborns like no tomorrow - I would have eaten every single cupcake in the house. Hope you brought some home!

April 11, 2011 - 1:05 pm

Kerri - I absolutely adore your blog! You have the most beautiful children and the most beautiful pictures. I look forward to your new posts like a kid at Christmas! Thank you!

April 11, 2011 - 1:14 pm

traci - what an adorable little shop. i could sit there all day. lots of cute little treasures and then you throw baked goods into the mix. yum.

April 11, 2011 - 1:21 pm

Jboo - Such a pretty place! And now wishing I had a cupcake this morning!

Hope you have a great week!


April 11, 2011 - 1:50 pm

Heather - We have a (very small) place in Savannah and we like to go down there for weekends, etc. But I have never heard of this bakery! We need to visit it…

April 11, 2011 - 2:08 pm

Kelli - What a cute place. I would have totally had a lemon bar. I love that you got to take all the pictures that you wanted…what a joy. Love Caroline's face too…she's so sweet 🙂

April 11, 2011 - 2:33 pm

melissa - What a darling shop!! I love Savannah .. haven't been for years now though. So glad you were able to have a little spring break get away! xx

April 11, 2011 - 2:46 pm

Shannon - What an adorable shop! Savannah is up high on my list to visit someday there is so much character to all the homes and shops. I'll have to remember to visit for a sweet treat one day 🙂

April 11, 2011 - 2:59 pm - It's no wonder that place that a must see on your list. I could have stayed there all day too!

I wish we had places like that here in San Diego. We get the boring stuff. =)

Glad you had fun. Great pictures!

April 11, 2011 - 3:32 pm

Petie - OmG! What a fun place to hang out. Do they have a website? Thanks for sharing. I can't quit looking at the pics. I wish we had a place like that in Arizona to hang out in.

April 11, 2011 - 3:52 pm

Cyn - Love the pictures!

April 11, 2011 - 4:48 pm

Tiffini - o paige..I have a HUGE sweet tooth! I have never heard of this bakery before and I am in love. I love her apron btw..i love your photography love..I am just mid life;)
We are coming to Amelia Island on vacation July 4th that close to you at all? I could so do a house in that decor…

April 11, 2011 - 6:17 pm

Clare - that bakery looks fantastic, and your pictures do too!!! looks like that sugar cookie was perfect:)

April 11, 2011 - 7:24 pm

Christina - oh yum! i am stuck at lavender. ; )

April 11, 2011 - 10:38 pm

LLH Designs - I'm not even a cupcake eater {hard to walk into those places when you're gluten free} but this place looks SO INSPIRING!!! Thanks for making us feel like we were there! Love the colors, the cuteness, the chandelier….perfect in every way!


April 12, 2011 - 1:49 am

Adrienne - i'm headed to savannah this very week! thanks for a heads up on this gem!

April 12, 2011 - 2:11 am

Jodee Leader - Oh my word! I am completely drooling over this post — every.single.picture! What a fabulous place!

April 12, 2011 - 3:02 am

Jacki - What a cool place. So many things to get ideas from.

April 12, 2011 - 4:25 am

Dawn - well….I have been to Savannah twice and never made it to this bakery AND the Paris Market was closed both times!! Looks like I need to visity again!!

April 12, 2011 - 11:01 am

Privet and Holly - I LOVE Savannah
and had such a
great visit there
last year when my
girl was at SCAD.
I wish she were
going back this summer,
but the West is calling
her name, instead : )
Fun to see your little
'un in her namesake city!!
xx Suzanne

April 12, 2011 - 5:48 pm

Sogni Siciliani - Did you ever leave the cupcake shop!!!!! How about some beautiful shots of Savannah Ga. I am sure you have some!!! Please share. I was there last sunmmer…had a wonderful time!!!

April 12, 2011 - 11:07 pm

julia - I want to live at that bakery.

April 21, 2011 - 12:04 am

melany_z - I want to go there sooo bad!