Your Weekend Event Schedule.
All events are scheduled within easy walking distance of one another and with a running trolley.
Friday, March 2, 2018
Historic Madeira Luncheon with Georgia Author Sonny Seals
Enjoy spectacular views of the Historic District from the distinguished Chatham Club, while you lunch with Sonny Seals, author, historian, and businessman. Seals is the author of Chairman and Co-Founder of Historic Rural Churches of Georgia.
A delicious meal will conclude with a tasting of the Rare Wine Company’s Savannah Verdelho Special Reserve Madeira.
12:00 pm – The Chatham Club
14th Floor of the Savannah DeSoto, 15 E. Liberty St., Savannah (31401)
Friday Night, March 2, 2018
Cocktail Reception & Live Auction
A memorable evening of cocktails and conversation with our celebrity appraisers and sponsors in the elegant surroundings of the Green-Meldrim House. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, and the evening will be topped off by an exciting live auction.
6:30 pm – The Green-Meldrim House
14 West Macon Street, Savannah, on Madison Square
Saturday, March 3, 2018 All Day (9:30 – 3:30)
Bring Your Own Treasures! Individual Verbal Valuations
Choose Your Appraiser By Specialty:
- Lark Mason: Antiques, Art & Asian Antiquities
- Amanda Everard: Antiques & Decorative Arts
- Jane Mullino: Silver & Jewelry
Tickets sold for half hour time blocks, allowing for four verbal appraisals per half hour.
Valuations: 9:30 – 3:30
Location: Cranmer Hall, 1st Floor
27 West Charlton Street, Savannah (31401) (1/2 block from Green-Meldrim House)
Brandon Branch, NY Times Bestselling Author & Designer
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Brandon Branch is a New York Times bestselling author, designer, and expert in Southern style. His design influence spans a number of platforms – interior decorating, event planning and style consulting. Brandon’s talents were showcased on HGTV’s “Celebrity Holiday Homes” as he gave Trisha Yearwood a Southern Style Christmas that she will never forget. Brandon has appeared on Extra, Good Day LA, The Today Show, and the Rachel Ray Show.
Brandon’s many design projects include interiors for celebrity clients, collaboration on a furniture line and celebrity weddings. He has also designed the sets and table settings for many television shows and specials.
Born on a Mississippi dairy farm, Brandon attended Mississippi State University where he received a degree in horticulture. He calls Savannah, GA, home. Savannah’s historic style—with its stately, romantic Southern homes, magnolia-drenched gardens and languid pace—provide a jumping-off point for his design sensibility. In designing his own home, Brandon gave a nod to the city’s history by using lavish, dramatic fabrics, but in new, fun ways. He likes to think that if Scarlett or Rhett came to dinner, they would approve!
Location: Cranmer Hall, 27 West Charlton St. (at the corner of Whitaker & Charlton)
Saturday, March 3, 2018 Noon
Lunch & Learn Lecture
Then & Now: Transformation of The Armstrong House
Enjoy a Southern box lunch (included) with presentations by:
Chuck Chewning has over thirty years’ experience in the luxury interior design, decorative arts and architectural preservation industries. Today he runs his own design business, Charles H. Chewning Interiors based in Savannah, Georgia and Studio Rubelli, the interior design division of The Rubelli Group in Milan, Italy.
Chuck received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in both Historic Preservation of Architecture and in Interior Design from SCAD, The Savannah College of Art and Design.
Christian Sottile, AIA, is principal of Sottile & Sottile, a Savannah-based design firm working extensively in Nationally Registered Historic Districts. His work includes civic design, architecture and master planning, emphasizing historic research, urban analysis and community-wide engagement. Concurrently with his professional practice, Sottile is a professor of architecture and urban design at the Savannah College of Art and Design and is the former dean of the SCAD School of Building Arts. In this role, Sottile led the graduate and undergraduate programs in Architecture, Architectural History, Preservation Design, Interior Design, Furniture Design and Urban Design.
12:00 – 1:30
Location: The Pulaski Room
The DeSoto Savannah, 15 E. Liberty St.
Saturday, March 3, 2018 2:00
Decorative Arts Speaker Courtland Stevens
Courtland Smith-Stevens is an owner of Number Four Eleven, a monogram, linens and interior design shop in the Downtown Design District of Savannah. Their signature monograms and crests can be found on everything from invitations to suites of bed linens. Known for her simple and clean style, Courtland’s talent and creativity can be found in several homes throughout Savannah and the Carolinas. She attended Ohio Wesleyan.
Location: Cranmer Hall
27 West Charlton Street, Savannah (31401) (at the corner of Whitaker & Charlton)
Travel in style with Old Town Trolleys between private tours of The Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim museum houses and learn about the prominent architect, John Norris, who designed both noble houses. The tour will also pass by several fine examples of his work along the way. Knowledgeable docents will guide you through the splendid interiors and entertain you with little-known connections between these houses and the families who occupied them. The spectacular sanctuary of St. John’s Church will be an added attraction, as it is a glorious example of the Gothic Revival architecture of its day. Magnificent stained glass windows and priceless religious relics adorn the interior.
Old Town trolley “John Norris Architecture” Tour
10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Note: “Norris Architecture” Trolley tours run continuously from 10 am to 4pm, between the Green-Meldrim House and the Andrew-Low House. Pick-up/drop-off locations: at the NW corner of Bull and Harris Streets and at the front of Andrew Low House.
Your ticket allows admission to all four tours. Allow 30 minutes per tour.