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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

10 Reasons Why You Should Love Elizabeth...

It should be reason enough to love her because
she is beautiful, generous, talented and my friend,
but I've come up with ten reasons why, if you don't
already know and love Miss Elizabeth, you should.

Reason 1. She just received her advance copy of the
very first book she herself photographed and styled!

It's called "Quilts From the House of Tula Pink",
and her work in it is just beautiful!
Truly, there are not enough superlatives.

Beautiful and well done, my friend!
I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

Reason 2. She has the studio to end all studios,
and was featured on the COVER of  
Where Women Create, Summer 2010.
If you have the opportunity, order a back issue,
it's a feast for the eyes!

Reason 3. She captures the details of everyday beauty
like no one else...

Reason 4. Miss Thang was also featured in the
inaugural issue of Where Women Cook!

She only has the cutest little kitchen ever!

Reason 5. She believes in the principle of
paying it forward. Her generosity is legendary,
and I myself have been the recipient of her giving, selfless nature.
She is always just a phone call or a text message away,
and I owe her big-time for the calming influence she has
provided during my moments of worry and stress in recent days.

Stunning work!

Reason 6. She hangs with equally beautiful and talented women!
Left to right...
Jo Packham of Where Women Create,
The Pioneer Woman herself, Ree Drummond, 
and our own sweet Elizabeth!

Reason 7. Even though she and I are roughly the same age,
she is still the person I hope to be when I grow up.
Strike that...if  I grow up.  ;-)

Reason 8.  She doesn't know just how good she really is.
That's the mark of a true artist.

Reason 9. She is one of the biggest reasons I began blogging.
Not only are her photos and styling divine, but her willingness to
share and get real are unrivaled.
See THIS post to see only one of the reasons
I admire her so.

Reason 10. E and her barber husband, Randy, are just too cute!

I could do an entire 'nother post on why you too
should love Elizabeth, but how's about you just head on
over and discover this remarkable lady for yourself?

Click HERE
to follow along on 
The Adventures of my friend, Elizabeth.

Happy Wednesday!

all photos courtesy of Elizabeth Maxson


Free Art Printables said...

I got to meet her this last fall and she is a sweetheart! That book looks amazing!

savvycityfarmer said...

girl ... this girl and I go back almost 7 years ...
with all that is within me, I love her!

let's take a road trip and just show up at her doorstep!!

Elizabeth Maxson said...


I am tearing up as I write this. I am at a loss for words. You will never know or ever realize how your words (and talent) affect others in such a loving way. It is such a blessing to be honored so greatly by you with this post. God has blessed me greatly with your friendship.

With much love and admiration,

Candylei said...

I did see her darling kithen in the magazine! Thank you for linking us over to her blog. I love her photographs too!!!

Julie said...

Oh my goodness....MUST get a copy..absolutely looks to be a keeper! thanks for highlighting. LOVE the colors. wow. Hugs to you! Happy February!

trash talk said...

11. Beyond the recognition, fame, beauty, and many, many talents...she is first and foremost a woman of God. She is never too full of herself to forget He is in control. His delight in her and her witness makes me want to stand close to her and just be. He has blessed us all with her genuine friendship and love.
P.S. Lovely post. said...

I have been a HUGE admirer of her for years!! I LOVE everything she does. She has been one of my first inspirations. I preordered her new book and I don'e even quilt!lol Thanks for this little tribute to her. It was great...just like you:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Anne said...

So gifted,talented and inspirational.Thank you for leading me to her blog.

Tricia said...

Ooh another talented woman to stalk- I can't wait!!
Thanks for sharing her with us Anne.

Anonymous said...

Oh, not to worry...I love Elizabeth already! I can just tell she'd be awesome company on any road trip! Big hugs and well wishes to you, too...another awesome lady! Much love, Lisa

Anonymous said...

What a talented lady and her home office is amazing!

red.neck chic said...

She is just AMAZING in person and a joy to sit and chat with! EXCITED about her book!!!

;-D robelyn

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Love this book! Great shots!... judy

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Anne....I know this lady.....didn't she used to have a brick and mortar store somewhere back east or in the midwest.....She is ONE talented lady..



NanaDiana said...

I am headed over- If YOU love her I am sure I will, too. I am already a tad green with jealousy...oh..wait...maybe that is green from my latest "project"!;>) I am never really jeaolous of someone's success. I am always happy for them! xo Diana

Jensamom23 said...

Everyone should have an Elizabeh in their lfe. What a sweet tribute, Anne.

summersundays-jw said...

She's been in the shop but unfortunately, I wasn't there but met her at an antiques show in KC -- of course, she was taking pictures. I've always loved her photography. Great post!

Suzy said...

I have never had the honor of meeting her or even going to her blog, but I cannot wait to visit her website. Thanks for posting this. I am new to your blog and gain so much inspiration from you and your photos. I am sure your friend will be inspirational as well. Thanks again!

Curious Sofa said...

I had to laugh: that #9 photo you've shown here is my bedroom! Elizabeth was sleeping on my couch one weekend when she came into town to shoot my profile for Where Women Create. Carol Spinksi and I had to leave at 6 a.m. one morning to catch a flight to Austin for the Round Top show and as I tiptoed out I whispered, "Elizabeth, go get in my bed." A few months passed and then I see this beautiful picture of my bedroom on her blog! (Check out the subtitle she put with it to get a chuckle!!)

Brenda said...

I've been a fan of Elizabeth's since I first saw her in Home Companion and in Romantic Homes. She is all that you described. I'm so happy for her success; she works hard and deserves it.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love Elizabeth and although I am a little shy I am more of a stalker then someone to leave a comment. She is so talented, just like you Anne!!!!

Hope you are well, lots of love!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

How sweet she seems! I love her style, that office and kitchen look amazing.


Tricia said...

What a wonderful way to show a friend how much you care and admire her. These photos are beautiful! Elizabeth sure has great style. That Tula Pink book has me interested too...not only for the pretty pictures, but because of the fabric design too :)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Thank you for sharing! Off to check out her blog--

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful post Anne!
I found her blog around the same time I found you! She has visited my blog a few times and is so kind and encouraging...left me a little starstruck!

Lee Weber said...

Can I just SIIIIIIIIIIIIGH for a minute... Lovely. What a great friend!! My house needs styling- anyone volunteering?? Hmm?

Rene Foust said...

I love her and I don't even know her. Well I did have the honor of meeting her at the Where Women Cook celebration in New York, what an event that was!!!!!! I follow her blog and love everything I have ever seen or read of hers!!! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Urban Farmgirl said...

I did see her in WWC...LOVED it! I am heading over to check her out a little more, her talent is AMAZING!!

Nothing on our little "world traveling box" yet, eh?


mitchiesmom said...

What a beautiful tribute to your talented friend! I'm about to head over and check her out. This post was just lovely, and I want to thank you for it. Your writing always makes me feel so good and is a superb talent! Thank you for sharing you and your thoughts, they make an impression that is bigger than words can express!

Privet and Holly said...

If YOU love her,
I love her.
'Nuff said.
Going to take a peek.
Hope you are doing
well, my friend.....!
Love ya,
xx Suzanne

Anonymous said...

I love Elizabeth too...she is so inspiring in so many ways. Every post she rights, gets to me. Her blog was actually the first one I ever found and I became a regular stalker of hers!

This was a incredibly thoughtful post...I love when women recognize and promote others. :)

Unknown said...

hi Anne! she is so talented and adorable! i hope you are well, miss you! susan

Jemsmom said...

She is an AMAZING woman! I first "met" her on RMS and fell in love with her work. She is a true inspiration! Thank you for sharing!

Martha at Authentica said...

So both are blessed with talent and your friendship. Soul sisters I would surmise!

Blessings to you both!

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Hello Miss Anne, what a lovely post. I enjoyed that. Blogging inspires all of us on so many levels, I'm inspired by her photography and the realness of her. Is that a word...well it is now! Hahahha...Love the quilt pics too...quilting is my passion! Have a great weekend. Be back to visit soon.

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Hello Miss Anne, what a lovely post. I enjoyed that. Blogging inspires all of us on so many levels, I'm inspired by her photography and the realness of her. Is that a word...well it is now! Hahahha...Love the quilt pics too...quilting is my passion! Have a great weekend. Be back to visit soon.

Amy Burzese said...

A wonderful inspiration - much like you. Thanks for sharing.

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Beautiful book....
The pictures look lovely!
Another artist with great style.
Thanks for sharing. xo

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

What a Sweet Post ~ Thanks for sharing Elizabeth, I am off to check her out....

scarlett clay said...

Excited to learn about this incredible lady! Thanks for sharing and these!

I enjoyed your article in Artful Blogging and thought I'd come say hello. :)


Katherines Corner said...

A lovely tribute to your friend and her accomplishments. I'm on my way over to her blog now xo

Vintage Home said...

Oh my your beautiful friend makes amazing quilts...what a stunning looking book!
Glad your husband is ok...sorry about his car.
Thanks for all the visual on CHB !
Your photography is wonderful!

Becki said...

She is so talented. Well deserved.

Raised In Cotton said...

So many memories of Sweet E including holding onto a 30ft ladder for her as she climbed to the ceiling of an old barn to hang several French chandeliers. Hunting vintage with her in Round Top and the best....thinking she was going to share with me some creative thought but instead she turned around and told me she had to poop:) Always proud of her no matter what:)

Also, so proud of you Darlin Anne:)


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