Sunday, May 26, 2013

A little weekend randomness...

You all know we've been spending a lot of time in St. Louis for hubby's doctor appointments (hopefully, they will be winding down soon), but when we're there we are so blessed to be able to stay with our daughter and her husband, oh, and can't forget Vinnie, the grandpuppy.

Pic of their 100+ year old home taken last Fall.

I wanted to share this guest room that doubles as Erin's dressing room. She has a relaxed eclectic style; mixing traditional, vintage, and modern pieces. She's not a "fusser and floofer" like me, she loves antiques, but isn't into shopping flea markets. She would like her vintage goods and antiques to magically appear for her decor pleasure. (sometimes I'm her "picker") She's not into clutter, piles of junk, or white chippy furniture. What?...I know.

I've told her that if this white set of vintage monogrammed luggage goes missing, 
that it probably came home with me by "accident".

When the Ritz Carlton in Clayton was renovated a few years ago they bought several sets of Birds Eye Maple furniture with king size beds for their guest rooms for a song. 

Aside from the great mix of pattern, color, and comfort, I just love how she's used this tiny children's suitcase  (or doll clothes case?) to corral some of her jewelry on the nightstand.

They are bulldog lovers and over the years they've found some fun bulldog collectibles, that are scattered throughout the house. If you look closely you can see a set of glass dogs that were popular in the '50's. Keith is an "all things tobacco" aficionado, so she also has this wonderful little Dunhill ladies lighter from the 40's here too.

I neglected to take a photo of her shoes on display.
She's a heels kinda girl, and let me just say that
she has quite the hoarding and shopping gene when it comes to fabulous shoes.

photo by Kortni Wu 
(for more great photos click above)

And for a little inspiration we stopped by The White Rabbit (click here for their blog and shopping) LOVE this store! I could hang there all day, but we were on our way out of town so I kept my visit short, but just had to grab this photo of a wall of moss in the garden area. so wonderful.

And one of our fave spots for a relaxed dinner is Pi. "On the Loop". President Obama had pizza there a year or so ago, and he gave it a rousing thumbs up. yummy. This license plate art is hanging on the wall. It's a good sized piece, and since it's reflective, everything else showed up black on this phone pic. pretty cool.

This will be a working weekend, hopefully we can get the pool opened and the patio furniture out and cleaned up. Our other son-in-law is our right hand man when it comes to jobs around here.
Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend.
I'll be here for The Marketplace on Monday as usual.
Come by for a visit in between cookouts and family fun!

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Ranch



  1. Your "bed and breakfast" room is great. LOL How nice to get to spend that time with your family. Their home is beautiful.

    Have a great weekend.


  2. Debra,
    Love Erin's style!!!
    That Bird's Eye Maple headboard is gorgeous!!! I love rich wood tones...and some WHITE furniture, too!!!
    The suitcase displays are great in the Guest Room!!! Nice artwork and decorative accessories!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Hope you're able to accomplish all that needs to be done with time left over to enJOY your out~of~doors!!!

  3. Debra,

    I LOVE your daughter's house and style. She and her hubs are beautiful.

    I LOVE the room you get to stay in when you visit there!

    I am realitvely new to your blog, I am so sorry that I didn't realize that your husband is ill. I will pray for him - for you both.

    Have a safe and fun happy holiday.

  4. I agree with Michele, above. Your daughter's home is lovely and they are an attractive young couple. I don't blame you for eyeing that great luggage!

  5. I LOVE those suitcases! Really, I do love the whole room... but I think those suitcases would have to go home with me, too! Such a cozy space...

  6. Looks like such a comfortable, well appointed room! So nice you can spend time together!

  7. What a divine home-you are a lucky lady!

    Take care and enjoy being with your family.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  8. What a treat to stay in the fabulous guest suite at your daughter's house! I love all the vintage accent pieces in the room and their home's exterior is gorgeous, too.

  9. Lovely room! Those suitcases...fantastic! The "real" ones and the little one, so sweet!
    Great photos of your daughter and son in law, I have just gone to visit all, so beautiful!
    Besos, Silvina

  10. I can relate to your daughter in more than one shoes! and Could fantastic vintage items just magically appear in my house?! Her guest room is a super nice mix of styles...

    The moss wall in the garden section of the store is great! Thanks so much for sharing it.

    Happy Memorial Day weekend...


  11. Such a delightful post-your daughters home and her decorating style are so tasteful. What a joy for you as a Mother to see your beautiful daughter and her absolutely wonderful home and collections!
    Happy Memorial Day-

  12. Lovely post! Your daughter has a unique style and it is pretty! I have two daughters....each has their own style and maybe each have a little of me in their style, but one totally goes for the vintage and thrifting like me. She actually gets mad at me for selling some of my vintage...she wants it!

  13. Lovely home and LOVE the use of suitcases:) Have a blessed day dear friend! We are busy getting the pool swim ready too! HUGS!

  14. Your daughter has great style. Must come from her mama. One of my daughters is a shoe collector as well! Blessings to you this holiday weekend, Patti

  15. What a gorgeous couple, Debra!
    The home is beautiful and I love the guest room/dressing room. Absolutely wonderful.

    I need to put The White Rabbit on my list. I know I would love that shop.

  16. Love your blog. The White Rabbit IS a wonderful store, but it's not located in Maplewood ... it's in Brentwood, MO. They also have an online presence.

  17. charming guest spot, debra:) and i love your grand pup!

  18. Your daughter's home and decorating is so beautiful, creative and restful. Looks like her home is in the CWE. I'm a St. Louisan through and through. Your fave places are among my faves. Thanks for sharing such a great post!

  19. How nice it is for you to be able to spend time with your daughter while you're both out of town, Debra! :) Her style is a true reflection of her chic, classy style! :)

    xoxo laurie

  20. The guest room is gorgeous! I really like the combo of different styles and textures. Your daughter and SIL are a beautiful couple!

  21. The small case of collectibles by the bed is a wonderful way to welcome guests.

  22. What a pretty guest bedroom she has! You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again at the bash. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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