Sunday, December 12, 2010

~ dreaming of Christmas ~

good morning, lovlies!

it was a wonderful weekend here at heaven's walk,
full of christmas spirit!



watching our darling little granddaughter in her mouse costume
sing in the children's program at church...

our little red-headed actress...(2009)


walking 3 miles on the treadmill to pre-burn pre-holiday cals...

yeah...it's blurry because i'm moving so fast.....


listening to beautiful holiday hymns while wrapping presents...




trying to find a place to stack all the presents so that the cats wouldn't get into them,

eat the ribbons,

and then proceed to hack them up all over the rug...

(google-cat) because i've never really thought about photographing any of my cats hacking, to tell you the truth...


cleaning up all the sparkles from the wrapping paper and tags
before the cats try to eat those, too...




doing a little shoveling...

well....we don't have THAT much snow yet....thank goodness...but it's coming - this was photo from last winter


watching "Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe"
on tv - which we never get tired of seeing...



gathering up the kleenex from crying and sobbing while watching "Narnia"...




eyeing the rum balls in the freezer

that are IN the freezer so that i won't eat them...




logging 3 more miles on the treadmill because i LOOKED at the rum balls...

walking faster now...


and taking a few more pictures of the christmas love 
that has filled heaven's walk this holiday season.


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a tiny tree in a tiny bucket tied with twine
that sits on the dresser in the guest room...

tiny tree from hobby lobby; tiny bucket from ikea

looking into the dresser mirror you can see the tiny wreath hanging in the window
that overlooks the property






in the master bedroom
the armoire is dressed in a little holiday spirit too

the hydrangeas in the aqua mason jar have been replaced with pine and berries
in a vintage cheese box and enamel pitcher



cheesebox - barnowl primitives; pitcher - ikea; clay tag - marleyandlockyer



this large wreath was originally on our side entry door
but hubby kept knocking it down when he walked in

(big shoulders + small entry = disaster)

so i moved it to our vintage fireplace mantel headboard
 (which you can read about here. )


with another tiny tree in a tiny bucket
(ok....i just like saying that.....)
on the bedside table


i absolutely adore my grain sack pillows


 at the end of the bed on the antique blanket chest
rests a basket with a vintage-looking pillow

pillow - shellagh @ ticking and toile

a mix of delicious textures cover the bed -
hemp linen grain sack pillow covers
cream colored linen duvet cover
oatmeal colored linen throw
white cotton sheets


did i tell you how much i love my linen grain sacks....?

especially against the ruffled linen goodness of the pillow slips...


the perfect place to dream of Christmas

and forget about hacking cats and rum ball thighs...



{ holiday hugs }

~ laurie

(linking to between naps on the porch for metamorphosis monday,
 faded charm for white wednesday, 
and french country cottage for feather your nest friday)

37 comments:

  1. You make me smile! ;-) The google hacking cat cracked me up!! I just love your decor and special holiday touches!! Have you shared the rum ball recipe??
    Oh, Narnia made me cry, too!
    ~michelle~

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  2. Laurie- HA-A-C-K..Now that was one of the best pictures you ever posted! I swear, girl, you are almost as crazy as I am...well, almost!

    You tiny tree in your tiny pail is perfect...all of them..however many you have placed here and there in your house...and I really love your bedroom..it is so peaceful looking.

    Your little red-headed granddaughter is just precious. Cute as a button. We have THREE kids plays and recital things to go to this week. AND a Christmas party...oh..snap. I better get busy - I have so much to do and here I am ...dreaming about visiting you this summer....me and the Pearl..and the old boy!

    Happy Christmas Season to you- Hugs- Diana

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  3. Love your inspiration pics and your "tiny tree in a tiny bucket"lol. Your grandaughter is pretty cute too! lol Hope your've had a wonderful weekend.

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  4. I took that little walk with you and you are correct it "was" Heavenly!I love your tv armoire most.

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  5. I love your fluffy bed. The grainsack pillows are great. Where, may I ask, did you get them?

    And, yes, the tiny tree in the tiny bucket is great.

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  6. Hi Laurie, I cant't belive all that snow. It look's so beautiful. Tallulah and her sister Missy are Westhighland Terriers and a handfull at times. LOL Thanks for stopping by and enjoy that beautiful snow......Julian

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  7. Your granddaughter looks like a little cutie! Gee, I totally relate to this post...hacking cat (mine wants to eat the poinsettias), feeling the need to exercise and hiding the cookies. Btw, where did you find your grainsacks?

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  8. O Laurie...it all looks so so so nice!!...i really like it !! lovely week ....love Ria....

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  9. Hi Laurie, Everything looks so cozy!! Oh i wish i had those gorgeous grain sack pillows!Where did you find them? You home looks so beautiful.

    Kathy

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  10. ***Sigh *** Yes, I agree ~ Heaven's Walk is simply stunning during the holidays! I am dreaming of a white Christmas after looking at your photo of hubby in his BIG tractor, tackling the snow. Your granddaughter is so precious and I send blessings to you and yours during this special time of year! xox

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  11. This post just made me smile, sigh, and laugh out loud! I have a cat--know just what you're talking about. I love the calming white and those adorable trees in buckets.

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  12. Hello sweet Laurie! What a witty post today!! Also full of beauty like your red shed photo!!

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  13. "hacking cats and rumball thighs"...that makes me laugh...it is good to laugh!

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  14. Hi there laurie,

    good on you for getting on the treadmill and getting ahead! your place looks wonderfull last christmas with all that lovely snow! Hope you have a gorgeous white christmas!!
    laura xx

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  15. The grain sack pillows are so textural. Love the look. And I have a husband who knocks into things a lot too. I just had to give up the idea of having things on the wall in the back hallway.

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  16. I love reading your posts, dear Laurie, because I know I'll get at least one good laugh out of it... lol! It sounds like you had such a wonderful weekend. Your granddaughter is so cute... love her red hair! :)
    Your bedroom looks beautiful all decked out for Christmas, girl! I love your grain sack pillow covers, of course... lol! I'm going to have to get me some in red, too... love'm!
    Well, girly, I'm off to do more blog-hopping!
    Have a great week!!
    xoxo,
    Jo :)

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  17. Oh dear girl how you make me laugh! The cat, the running, the rum balls, the running, I just adore you so!!! Your bedroom is heavenly! I love all your Christmas touches there in your sweet home! Your granddaughter is just adorable!! Did you get much snow last night? We didn't get any more all weekend! It is just freezing right now!!!!

    Thank you for sharing all your wonderful Christmas love, I enjoy every bit of it!!!
    xo

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  18. first off, your bedroom is gorgeous, and you totally cracked me up about freezing those rum balls and running after looking at them!!!

    have a great week......
    xo+blessings,
    Anne Marie

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  19. sigh...so beautiful sis....
    I could have done without the furball hacking cat, but loved coming over anyway.
    Old McRoger looks so cute on his tractor.
    Love ya.
    Debbie@lakehouse

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  20. Adorable post !! I can relate to the hacking cat unfortunatly , and was fun to see your IH Tractor , my dad has one just like that ! Love your blog !
    Eunice
    The Little Things

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  21. oppps (posted to soon ) , and also your adorable red head grand daughter , I have two red heads of my own !!
    Eunice

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  22. Your bedroom is so beautiful Laurie...I just love it! I so want some grain sack pillows too, may have to add them to my Christmas list! ~Deb~

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  23. Okay...have I told you how much I love YOUR grainsack pillows...they're gorgeous! Well...actually I love the whole bed thing you've got going on...it's just beautiful.

    xoxo, Andrea

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  24. Laurie,
    Everything looks so gorgeous....so dreamy & lovely. I am in love with your grainsack pillows as well as everyone else here!! I would like to start offering those in my store. And what a cute little surprise to see my little pillow there in the box!! :) Seriously, it's all dreamy.........

    xo,
    Shellagh

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  25. Very pretty.I love the mantel headboard.

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  26. Such a great post. That first pic is just gorgeous. So is your granddaughter. Laughed so hard at the running and the cat. Good idea to put the rum balls in the freezer. Right next to the credit cards? Happy Holidays and Happy White Wednesday.

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  27. Thanks for your kind comments on my post, Laurie! Your home is pure "eye candy" (I think I need to get on the treadmill, just for looking at at the photos!)I love your style and will now be "following"!!

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  28. Everything looks fabulous at your side of the world Laurie! Love the white pure clean snow since we never get that here.

    Stopping by from WW, and merry Christmas to you!
    -marie

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  29. Hey there Missy!! I'm just swooning over your holiday decor. I love the rustic look mixed with the simple country french theme! Just stunning! Great job and I hope your enjoy every bit of it!
    Hugs to you!!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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  30. Your granddaughter is gorgeous. I'll bet she was perfect in her play. Your Christmas decor is beautiful. I haven't gotten as far as the bedroom yet. I sorta pooped out by the time I got down the hall way!

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  31. You are too funny. I think I need to get on that treadmill...rumballs or not.
    Gotta love a kitty that eats everything it comes into contact with.....makes for funny pics!!!

    Happy Holidays!

    ps...love your new pillows too.

    Carole

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  32. Hi Laurie, everything looks so beautiful and cosy. Hacking cat pic (twice) was a crack up, had a good chuckle over that one :0)
    alicia

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  33. You are so funny! Enjoyed your post. Everything is lovely! I can see some of Jo in your decor :). I didn't know you were a grandma.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
    ~ Julie

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  34. MERRY CHRISTMAS LAURIE,
    I AM NEW TO YOUR BLOG AND SIGNED UP TO FOLLOW YOU.
    YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER IS GORGEOUS...THEY SURE GROW UP FAST.
    I HAVE 3 CATS, ALL RESCUE AND 2 DOGS. WE FEED THE FERAL CATS THAT PEOPLE JUST DUMP OUT...VERY SAD.
    THE HACKING PICTURE WAS AMAZING BECAUSE MY CATS HAVE LEFT A MANY HAIRBALLS...IT SOUNDS SOOOO VERY AWFUL...YOU ARE A HOOT.
    I WOULD BE HONORED IF YOU CONSIDERED JOINING MY BLOG.
    HUGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  35. i am catching up on your posts! this looks amazing Laurie! your blog is looking so pretty. :)

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  36. What a lovely post and stunning photoshoot! Your grainsack pillows are to die for! I'd love to try and make something similar. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Donna

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