Edith and Evelyn - Beautiful Home Tour

Tour a 1970's home that has been transformed into a French chateau inside!

Gorgeous bedroom decorated in vintage French style

Woohoo! It's time for another Sunday Open House tour, and you're going to be drooling over this one. Full of vintage finds and reproduction pieces, it's inspiring from top to bottom. Today's featured guest is the lovely and talented Cindy from Edith & Evelyn and her home is a slice of French-inspired heaven. So if you want to see spaces that will make you imagine that you've been transported to France, then settle in and tour her lovely home.

Here's Cindy to tell you about herself and her style. You'll love her story as much as her home.


My name is Cindy and I am the founder and creator of Edith & Evelyn Vintage! I grew up in a very small Southwest Missouri town, a rural community, surrounded with miles and miles of farm land. I was raised by a very strong, savvy mama that was widowed at an early age, leaving her to raise me and my older brother alone and on a tight budget. Edith was a creator, a picker, and a DIYer way before it was cool or trendy. She knew how to create a beautiful home from vintage finds and castoffs, getting the look she wanted without spending a lot of money. Mama scoured yard sales, flea markets, estate sales, and anyplace else she could find, looking for beautiful pieces, at bargain prices, to decorate our small home. If she found treasures that needed repairs, she could do it, and she would magically turn some of the most down trodden pieces into things of beauty! Though her talents were born of necessity, Edith had an amazing, creative eye for transforming trash into treasure. She knew how to "get the look" with minimal cost, and had a beautiful, comfortable style. My love of vintage and antiques comes from her. She taught me the art of "picking" and creating at a very young age, and showed me how to create a beautiful home, no matter the budget, using vintage and antique pieces. She was one of the strongest, most amazing, resilient women I've ever known. If Edith were here today, her style would probably be called Farmhouse or Cottage style.....though she did like a little "fancy" thrown in here and there!
At the age of 22, I moved to the deep South, and instantly fell in love with it's people, food, culture and traditions. It was there that I met my wonderful husband and my second mama in this story.....Evelyn. My mother in law was a gentle, petite lady with bright red hair, and always dressed to “the nines”. Evelyn was what my mama called a "fancy lady", and she didn't mean that in a negative way. They got along famously, and though they had very little in common, they were instant friends the moment they met. Evelyn, a true Southern lady, loved beautiful things…..french furniture, fine china, crystal, silver, and pearls. She was a collector of many beautiful things and could never get rid of anything. She had a formal living room filled with French Provincial furniture, and a dining room filled with gorgeous antique pieces for entertaining.
Evelyn never walked out of the house without looking like she was going to high tea, wearing several strands of pearls, and always matching shoes and handbag. She was indeed a fancy, stylish Southern lady. She loved me like her own, and I her. Evelyn's style definitely leaned toward the French Provincial style.
Both of these beautiful women heavily influenced and inspired my passion for decorating with vintage and antique pieces, and my love of french furniture. When I began my antique business in early 2011, I felt it was only fitting to honor Edith & Evelyn by naming it after them, and so Edith & Evelyn Vintage was born. I have spent so many years thrifting at antique markets, and finding those one of a kind treasures that make a home unique. Buying and selling vintage and antique pieces for E&E Vintage is a way to feed my passion, but also pass those beauties on to others to create their own beautiful homes. I curate our selection very carefully, only offering pieces that truly reflect my own style, or as I like to say, the E&E style!
When I first started blogging, I wrote more about the thrifting, antique markets, and the antique beauties that were heading into the E&E shop. And then, several years ago, the blog evolved into something completely different and unexpected, when I wrote about the home renovation of our new {vintage} home, and how we were designing and decorating each room. We had purchased a beautiful, but sadly neglected, 1970's French Country home in the same little town that I grew up in. Slowly, but steadily, we are completely renovating the entire home one room at a time. My husband and I are doing all the renovations ourselves and blogging about the process along the way. With each room, we incorporate vintage and antique pieces to create a layered, “collected over time” look. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Chateau, with a bit of Farmhouse thrown in here and there. I love to mix several different decorating styles, channeling my inner Edith & Evelyn, mixing opposites like the gilt of a chandelier dripping in crystals, with a chair upholstered in burlap or an old grain sack. Opposites do attract, and can be perfect together….just like Edith & Evelyn.



*Be sure to pin images from Cindy's blog. Go here to visit: Edith & Evelyn*
Beautiful vintage French chateau style bedroom.

Vintage French chateau style bedroom. so pretty!

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!



Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Beautiful breakfast room in a vintage French chateau style home

Gorgeous mora clock in the vintage French chateau style home!

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Stunning dininr room decorated in vintage French chateau style.

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Beautiful painted china cabinet in a stunning home decorated in vintage French chateau style.

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Beautifully styled bookcases in a stunning home. Vintage French chateau style.

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Amazing staircase in a vintage French chateau style home.

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Such a beautiful French style kitchen!

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Love this beautiful home that's decorated in vintage French chateau style!

Wow, thanks Cindy! Your home is truly stunning and I love your story. You've done an amazing job transforming everything and it's a real treat to have you as the featured guest this week. Thank you!


Hop over to Edith & Evelyn to see even more of her style and follow her blog. Go here: Edith & Evelyn.


If you love Cindy's style, and who doesn't, you can bring some of it into your own home. She has an online shop and offers dozens of beautiful items there. Below are just a few of the gorgeous items she had for sale when I visited her shop a couple of days ago. 

Drop by and see what she has for sale here (affiliate link):  Edith & Evelyn Shop.

So many pretty French style accessories. I want them all!

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If you like Cindy's style, you'll also like the way Mary Alice from Chateau Chic styles her home (see photo below). She's more casual but has some French antiques as well. See her home tour here: Chateau Chic Home Tour.




And you might also enjoy the home of Maria from Rusty Hinge. Her home is more rustic but also has charming vintage French finds. Tour her home here: Rusty Hinge Home Tour.



Thanks for dropping by and taking this week's tour. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!



XOXOX,

Angie

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12 comments

  1. What a fabulous home tour. Sitting here at home in our farmhouse in France I love looking at French inspired homes. This certainly has the right feel, it is utterly delightful and I just love the story too and the name, Edith and Evelyn, what a lovely way to remember them both. Thank you so much for sharing this and have a very lovely peaceful Sunday. Susan xx

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    1. Her home is truly stunning. And how lucky are you to live in France! Thanks for dropping by! ~ Angie

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  2. Loved the tour. I could dawdle there for an entire week. Cindy is so inspiring and I agree with Susan -- the name Edith and Evelyn is wonderful!

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    1. Hi Marisa! I adore her and her beautiful home and love her story. Thanks for dropping by! ~ Angie

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  3. Angie, thank you so much for featuring us today in your Beautiful Home Tours! We are very honored!
    Cindy
    edith&evelyn

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    1. Hi Cindy! Thank you so much for being our featured guest! Your home is breathtaking and the honor is ours. Have a great week! ~ Angie

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  4. Angie,
    Love this tour of Cindy's beautiful home. Every room in her home is gorgeous and cozy.
    Happy Sunday.
    Kris

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    1. I agree. It's all so beautiful! Have a great week Kris! ~ Angie

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  5. Cindy's home is truly a work of art. She and her husband work tirelessly, transforming each room to a showcase! I love it all and wish I had their determination!!! Thanks for featuring her today.

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    1. It is really a work of art and I, too, wish I had their energy. So happy to feature her. Thanks for dropping by! ~ Angie

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