edie’s home, round two

you’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face

and show the world all the love in your heart.

carole king

16ediethose words describe my precious friend edie. like many of you, i was smitten with her from my first visit to her blog, life in grace. a friend told me recently she followed only a couple blogs but for her they were like reality tv but much much better, because of course you can feel instantly connected with certain bloggers. edie has that gift. just one of many.

several weeks ago i trucked up to bean station to spend a couple days with my sweet girl. i talk about some of that visit here.  and ya’ll she is every bit as wonderful in person….no i take that back. she’s more. i drove up that day already feeling loved and wanted from the highway. doors swung wide open & a breeze rising up from the lake to greet me. her home is not massive like i think i must have assumed but it’s all house. every inch is lived in & loved. every inch is chock full of intention, creativity and obviously beauty. colorful and eclectic. if houses could receive senior superlatives, edie’s would win best personality. or best all around. tough call.

she hollers for me from the kitchen “paigey!!!! c’mon in!!!” with the aroma of honey garlic pizza–just as you’d expect. giggly, blonde, cowboy boots and a home that smells all kinds of divine. not just because of the food. i could go on & on, but i’ll just share a few snap shots of her home. one morning when she took the girls to school i snuck around ( stevie was still there and far be it from me to be anything other than smooth in my creepy stalking). i only had my 85mm with me so all you get are close ups.  and then some are from my iphone. sorry. as you can tell, i love her doggies. hank misses me i’m certain. big dog lovers unite.

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my precious friend hasn’t been able to share all the details yet, but i can promise you she’s spending this summer writing her MEMOIR!!! and i can tell you emphatically~~ you’re gonna be blown away. blown. away.

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ps–i’ve written a few posts about edie over the years. here. here.here. and a guest post here just prior to her fire.

and i’d be remiss not to share that she’s wearing her fabulous chrysoprase earrings which are just about sold out. and the sterling strand necklace, the two coins necklace and the super popular ready or knot necklace.and the serengeti in the first image.

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June 12, 2014 - 10:47 am

jill - Oh “Paigey”….
This is my kind of house! Thanks for the glimpses. And your sweet friendship with Edie is fun to see and witness……Thanks for sharing!
xo~Jill

June 12, 2014 - 4:25 pm

Lori H - Thanks for all the fun photos, Paige! I know that I will return to study them again and again. I cherish both your blog and Edie’s and the thought that you two were together made me smile 🙂

June 12, 2014 - 8:58 pm

Deborah - Lovely!!!

June 12, 2014 - 9:19 pm

Andrea - I enjoyed seeing Edie’s home through your lens!. So pretty. Since you two are good friends….you have to talk to her about all the awesome…sinful recipes that she shares….Oh my goodness!!!! By the way…..Hank is adorable…..I don’t remember the other cute little dog…who’s that???

June 12, 2014 - 11:37 pm

Lemonade Makin Mama - I call you “Paigey” in my mind sometimes too. Just so you know. This is my favorite kind of post…. such sweetness. Love both YOu and that Edie girl. Please, will both of you just adopt me? 🙂

June 17, 2014 - 1:22 pm

Christina - oooohhhh Paige – That weekend bag in your bedroom at Edie’s house – Is that Noonday? LOVE. WANT. NEED.

June 20, 2014 - 11:11 am

michelle - Fab house and fab post! Love all the details. I have to ask about those amazing fringe sandals. Who makes those?

June 21, 2014 - 8:01 am

tara - Paigey.
i can almost hear her saying it.

great recap of your visit….
she’s a beauty. truly, truly beautiful.

June 22, 2014 - 1:56 pm

Kerri - I adore Edie! IF I have her gorgeous house, I would never want to leave home! And I am loving the Serengeti necklace! Do you think you have an idea when you will be having another sample sale of your personal noonday items? <3