Sunday, November 28, 2010

~ A Before & After ~

Good day, lovies!

I hope that you all had a great holiday weekend!
It was a wonderful weekend here at Heaven's Walk ~
Thanksgiving with our kids and grandkiddos,
lots of yummy food,
lots of laughter,
and lots of full tummies.

We were ALL feeling turkey over-load
and ready for a nap after dinner ~
even little Maizie...

dreaming about Christmas, of course.

(*sigh*.......she's such a reindeer wanna-be.)

So, to keep my little girl happy,
I hauled out the Christmas totes yesterday and sorted through all the 
glittery balls,
sparkling tinsel,
green boughs,
jingle bells,
and ribbons
to transform the house for Christmas.

(anything to keep my little furball happy, you know...)

you're going to have to wait a while to see what I did.

Today I want to share with you what I purchased from CSN
with my winning gift certificate 
from Julie at
(Thank you, Julie! It was so much fun!)

Nope.  That's not it.
That's the BEFORE entry light.

Pretty in it's own Victorian-like way.
But certainly 
by no means
French-inspired country farmhouse.

THIS is what I drooled over 
and ended up buying.

Delicious rustiness

You can see the other new light I purchased over the sink.
(We love the way it casts warm light downward
and from outside
it lights up the brick path to the deck.)

The new entry light looks like it's been there for decades.
It fits with the French farmhouse feel weaving it's way slowly through this old house.

Heaven's Walk 
is coming together

...and becoming her own.

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch 
for Metamorphosis Monday.
Be sure to visit her and see all the other 
"before and after" inspiration there!

{ Hugs }

~ laurie


  1. Maize is so sweet-love that pic-your light is really neat too-love it when you find the perfect thing!

  2. Mine want to be santa & yours wants to be a cute pic!
    And lovin your header!!!

  3. I just love your little tease, it is so pretty and sparkly! Love the snow! :) I adore the lights that you purchased, they are perfect!! how do you find such yummy things my dear! You need to come over here and help me find things for my home! I still have 1970's lights around the house and they need to go soon!!! Can't wait to see your holiday decor!!! Your new header is really pretty too, great job!! :) Look at you go, you are a pro!! hugs to you!!!

  4. Yes yes yes, I just love your blog!

    Agneta, a swedich one ;)

  5. Wowwww Laurie...that new lamp is amazing !!! so your doggie so so so lovely........lovely week Ria...

  6. I love the light- it's the same style I have picked out for my very front larger outside light. I have hinted big time for it, so maybe it will be under the tree soon! Love the rust.
    Your baby dog is so sweet- and pooh looks like he's loved so much! LOL
    Hugs- Tete

  7. Your sweet pup looks so content with a warm bed and a full belly! Love your new light purchase and it really does look old and weathered! Can't wait to see your holiday decor!

  8. So glad to hear you had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones Laurie! Your pup makes an adorable Rudolph... hehe... too cute!!
    Love your new light fixture... very French farmhouse! It looks fab against all of that gorgeous wood board paneling!
    Have a wonderful week my friend!
    Jo :)

  9. Laurie- I love the new light...what no RED light over your door? It is a perfect rusty, old looking piece...we had similar lighting when we lived in the house on Lake Michigan..and I thought it was very water-frontish...but I can see here it is very French farm-housish too (yeah- I know that's not a real word)-wanna play Scrabble and I'll psych you out?

    Glad you had a wonderful Holiday...but, if you are like me, you are glad to have your own little piece of Heaven back to yourself! (shhhhh) hugs- Diana

  10. Hi Laurie...that new light is just perfect!!!

    So happy you had a nice holiday!

  11. Love the delicious rustiness -would fit right into my home too! And the chalk board is great!!

  12. Laurie, your new light is just perfect! I can't wait to pop back in and see your holiday decorations. One of our girls live in MI, they are coming home for the holidays, though.
    xo Lidy

  13. Awwww...I showed Jim the pic of Maizie...we got a giggle out of that. She's so adorable with Pooh.
    LOVE the new light in the entry, Laurie. It's perfect!
    Your French farmhouse is really coming together, sis.
    Hurry up and show us your decorations for the holidays!!!
    Love ya.

  14. Oh yeah...your header is wonderful!!!!

  15. Hi Laurie! I love your new light from CSN, very farmhouse chic!! I'm glad that you had a nice Thanksgiving and I look forward to seeing your Christmas decor...

    Hugs ~

    :) T

  16. It is coming along is right... I am falling in love!!

  17. Oh, just catching up on your blog . . . I haven't been blog visiting since I was busy with the Christmas Market. Love your new light. So glad you won!
    ~ Julie


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