Friday, June 22, 2012

Vintage Inspiration # 93 Elizabeth House Style

Today I wanted to share more photos from Elizabeth Maxson's wonderful bungalow in St. Louis. If you didn't get a chance to see my last post, then please scroll down later; you don't want to miss seeing Elizabeth's wonderful office and studio. These are just a few photos of Elizabeth's dining room and kitchen. Her style is all her own; not shabby chic or Victorian...but her own unique mix of hand painted furniture and vintage, with a decidedly European flair; "Elizabeth House Style". Everything has a purpose in the home Elizabeth shares with her endearing husband Randy, as she daily uses all her wonderful vintage items.

If only Elizabeth would have turned her back, this Aesthetic Movement transferware platter would have traveled out the door stuffed in my pants.

Her home and work have been featured many times in magazines and publications, such as Romantic Homes Magazine, (where she wrote a monthly feature called "ta-da") Where Women Create and Where Women Cook. (can you tell I'm in awe? She's a pretty big deal, and the "real deal"!)
Blog Bestie and dearest friend, Anne Lorys, and I traveled to St. Louis to meet up with Elizabeth, and it can only be described as one of the most amazing weekends I've experienced. I have a few more photos and tidbits from our time together, I'll be sharing them this weekend.

( I have other photos, but magically thanks to PicMonkey, 
all my wrinkles have disappeared in this one...)

But now, here are a few links that were not to be missed from last week:

Tricia from A Rosy Note has been freshening up her dining room
and this wonderful chalkboard list of  "Summer Fun" is just perfect.

Paige from Hodgepodge created this wonderful mossy light fixture, which I wish I'd thought about a long time ago. I've had several of these old light fixtures that I just didn't know what to do with!

created a really fun patriotic pillow and gives a great tutorial.

totally had me with this amazing shoe rack in her wonderful Hallway.
You'll want to go visit, She has so many wonderful vintage things!

Thanks everyone for coming here each week and making Vintage Inspiration such a great party.  You all are THE most talented people out there, and I always love seeing what you've been doing each week. Please be sure and have a link within your post to be featured, and share "anything vintage or vintage inspired".

The 4th of July festivities have sneaked up on me,
so next week, June 28th, please link up
 all your patriotic and July 4th fun.
Recipes, summer traditions, decor...
Let's Celebrate!!

Please join in with these other great Friday parties:

joining in with SNS at Funky Junk Interiors

 Hope you're having a wonderful week,


  1. So Happy you had all that fun on your trip! "AND" thank you for giving us an opportunity to share your fun!
    I LOVE her UNFINISHED CHAIR! Talk about CHARACTER. I have an antique little love settee that I call a slipper chair because it's SO TINY(My Guys LAUGHED when I brought it home and said "WHO'S SITTING THERE") Actually Hubby mumbles that a lot when I bring home my TREASURE CHAIRS! WELL, the little settee SITS in our bedroom to be REDONE! I "DID" buy the perfect material for it AND "it's SOMEWHERE in the attic"! NOW, looking at her chair, I see the CHARACTER my settee is bringing to my bedroom...LOVE IT!!!!!!JUST LIKE IT IS!!!
    Thank you for sharing and Hosting all our fun,
    Have a great week,
    Big Hugs to you,

  2. Oh Debra! What an awesome trip! I have to come back and read this post again! I love Elizabeth and Anne's style. What a great bunch of inspiration you all give us! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  3. her home is beautiful, debra:) glad your trip was great! thanks for hosting us!

  4. What a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing! Love the features, too! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

  5. Oh it sounds like such a fun trip. Love her home, so fun. Thanks tons for hosting. Hugs, Marty

  6. Debra, you are so right. E's style is her own and defies description. I know myself, the first time I saw her apartment and store in MEHC, I was amazed. There are only three women who's work I can recognize without a subtitle and she's one of them.
    I'm so glad y'all had such a great time...and I've given my left boob..make that arm (I might not have gotten it back) to have been a fly on that bathroom wall. I'm still laughing at the image in my mind of that woman's face.

  7. Omigoodness! How did I not know about Elizabeth's blog? Her. House. Is. Amazing!! I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing it with us. I would've really loved to see you stuff that platter in your pants, though! :) Love Susan's shoe rack! Gonna have to go check that out on her blog. Thanks for hosting! I always find great stuff here.

  8. Debra, I'm so honored you featured my new blog! Thank you for hosting-so much amazing talent out there! And don't even get me started on Elizabeth's house...! :)

  9. Read your post, read Elizabeths post and read Anne's post. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful time you all had. Thanks for hosting this week too. Loved joining in.

  10. So happy to read of your awesome trip - life gives us such blessings - good friends being one. This home is amazing - so many beautiful things to take in! I do appreciate you being a gracious hostess,

  11. I just can't get enough of that wonderful house! I've looked over and over again at the pictures! Thanks for hosting the party too!
    Blessings, Lorraine

  12. Beautiful home! The black hutch is gorgeous. Love the window treatments, the open shelving in the kitchen and the fresh feel in the kitchen.

  13. I've been a big fan of Elizabeth for a long time! She has wonderful style! Thanks for all the photo's of her home!

    Looks like you girls had a great time!


  14. Love that chair! And the grainsack curtain. Love, love, love it all!


  15. Thanks for sharing more of her wonderful home. Just love it. Great features and thanks for hosting.

  16. LOVED your pictures from your trip. I had wanted to see Elizabeth's home and I couldn't remember her blog address. Thank you for sharing such a great time with such wonderful friends. And thanks for hosting this week. So glad I could join in.

  17. It's such a treat to see pics of Elizabeth's home! They are FANTASTIC. I've seen her kitchen before and fell in love with it, but haven't seen much else. Sounds like y'all had the best time together! Can't wait to see the rest of the pics.

  18. Those little oil cans have me in a tizzy. I always think I love white on white best, and then I see that kitchen. Thank you for sharing and thank you for hosting.

  19. Very inspiring features! And Elizabeth's home is filled with creative items we can all...borrow!

  20. Thanks for sharing more of the house interesting! You're a wonderful party hostess!

  21. Happy Summer, Debra! I always enjoy seeing those chalk boards and what creative flair she has. Thanks for hosting. I got me some new vintage china so thought I would join your party today. Enjoy your weekend.


  22. Thanks for the tour, Debra. I've admired Elizabeths style for a while now. I can tell you had a great time. Thanks for hosting.

  23. Oh my gosh- I need like an extra hour to go through those pictures!! Holy cow- eye candy!!!
    Thanks Debra!
    xo Becca

  24. Wow Debrah, what a trip you had, such fun and an amzing experience! Great stuff and I love her fabulous creations at her home that you've shared with us. Thank you and also for hosting and for making me feel welcomed every week. Hugs,

  25. Wow, what an amazing house! Love it!!
    Beautiful features this week too. Thanks for hosting, Debra :)
    Greetings from Australia♥

  26. I love this house! Thanks for hosting! XO, Aimee

  27. Elizabeth's home is absolutely amazing!!

    And I've been drooling over Must Love Junk's house too!

  28. Debra, I Loved seeing more of Elizabeths home. Thanks for hosting.

  29. No words...just...Home Sweet Home!

  30. Hello Debra! I've really enjoyed reading about your escapades with the ladies. The three of you are all so talented, and looks like you hit it off splendidly.
    Thanks so much for such a fun weekly party,

  31. oh that house
    is just gorgeous

    love what she's done
    with a small kitchen

    all linked up
    and thanks for hosting!


  32. Hi Debra, I would have loved to been a little mouse to listen to the three of you, It looked like so much fun and amazing. I was glad to see a picture of the church in St. Louis. We have family living there and they always enjoyed showing us around. Thank you for sharing and I enjoyed reading your previous Post. Your Missouri Friend.

  33. What a fun way to display old oil cans! I've collected a few, now I have an idea of what to do with them. Love her style!
    Thanks for hosting!

  34. I am off to check out this interesting house!

    Thanks for hosting.

  35. Hello Debra,
    Elizabeth's home is just beautiful and I'm in love with that wonderful chair & everything else!
    So happy to join in the fun...Thank
    you for hosting!

  36. Debra,
    Thanks for sharing Elizbeth's charming home, and thanks for hosting.


  37. What a beautiful home. Thank you for the tour and as always thank you for hosting.


  38. Elizabeth's home is beautiful and I like her touches of black throughout. Looks like you girls had way too much fun...oh to be a fly on the wall:-)

    So glad you got to meet some blog buddies in person.


  39. Debra, what a great adventure you are having! So much fun stuff... That chair, oh my gosh, that chair was so interesting. Thank you so much for sharing all those great snaps... impressive. :D

  40. Hi Debra, Elizabeth definately has her own style. I love it all! What a talented lady. So happy that you had a great time. Some really fun features this week. I featured Must Love Junk also. She has a fab new blog. Thanks so much for hosting and looking forward to the July party.

  41. Her kitchen is beautiful...might even make me want to cook!

  42. DEBRA!! "in your pants" and copping feels! i like you even more now. LOL! thanks for sharing elizabeth's funkylicious home with us!! love everything about it! looks like you girlies had a ball together.
    thanks for the party!

  43. You have been a BUSY Lady!

    Hop on over Debra,,,,last day of my Giveaways.....

    Hugs and Love!

  44. What a wonderful trip and I love her home, just gorgeous!

  45. Seeing Elizabeth's home is like a breath of fresh air...thank you so much for sharing it with us. You also have other great features this week... how exciting!
    Looking forward to another great party!

  46. I just can't get going on my own post about our weekend! But yours have been great.

    Oh, and thanks for making me look like a ghostly apparition just for the sake of erasing your wrinkles, you stinker. ;-)

    Love y'all and miss you big, HUGE bunches!

    Me, the boob grabber

  47. it's clear to ALL what a wonderful time you had!

    still pretty green over here in the burbs!

  48. Elizabeth's home is truly special...thanks so much for sharing with really must have been a wonderful time of friendship!

  49. Thank you for sharing these pictures Debra! What a great trip you gals had! I'm E's biggest German fan (I guess) and hope to meet her one day too!
    Happy Sunday!


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