Savannah Antiques & Architecture Weekend
Preservation is Fun!
March 12 – 13, 2021

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Our 2021 events celebrate the impact of historic preservation on the city of Savannah from its architecture to its decorating and entertaining traditions.  We feature an exclusive virtual tour of a private historic home with the owners and the designer.  

A fun table-setting contest with celebrity judges and prizes at the Green-Meldrim House will show the value of traditional entertaining traditions. 

Carleton Varney returns for two seated presentations on preserving traditions in design and entertaining.  Varney serves on the White House Historic Preservation Council.  

The National Society of The Colonial Dames in the State of Georgia, a 501c3 non-profit organization, presents this event to benefit the Andrew Low House Museum and historic Green-Meldrim House. 

March 12, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

Private Doors of a Savannah Home Open for You

Welcome to the stunning 1880’s home off Monterey Square, lovingly restored for the 21st Century by owners John O. Morisano, owner of the James Beard award-winning Savannah restaurant, The Grey, and his wife, Carol Sawdye.  They commissioned the world-famous Savannah-based designer Chuck Chewning who is renowned for his work transforming Venice’s Gritti Palace and The Armstrong-Kessler Mansion.  The three will offer an intimate tour of the project together demonstrating that no matter how challenging historic preservation may be, it is fun!

March 13, 2021, 11:00 and 1:30 p.m

Join us at the Andrew Low House Museum

Mr. Color is back in Savannah!  With two presentations in the tented garden of the Andrew Low House, world renowned decorator and current appointee to the White House’s Council on Historic Preservation, Carleton Varney, will regale us with stories of preserving America’s architectural and decorating traditions.  As President and owner of Dorothy Draper & Co, Varney will share Dorothy Draper’s traditions of decorating and entertaining.  A boxed picnic lunch to go is included in this event and enjoy the chance to purchase and win copies of Mrs. Draper’s and Mr. Varney’s books.

March 13, 2021, 11:00 - 2:00 p.m

Picnic setting with different sandwiches and berries

Pick Up Your Picnics at 319 Abercorn Street

Enjoy luxury picnic lunches with wine to pick up at 319 Abercorn Street on Saturday, March 13 from 11 to 1 p.m..  These will be beautifully packaged in branded coolers to help benefit our cause.  


Artwork, getaways, entertainment and dining packages, and more will be available on our online auction to help us keep historic preservation alive and fun in Savannah.



Appraisals At Table

Our expert appraisals of your treasures are a traditional beloved aspect of our event.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding in-person appraisals, but our experts, Amanda Everard (art, decorative objects, and furniture), and Jane Mullino (Jewelry and Silver Specialist) will be available for individual consultations.  Visit their websites for appointments and mention Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend when making you appointments for special rates.  

Everard Auctions

Jane Mullino