Thursday, April 12, 2012

Open for Business!

Two SUVs full of Heaven's Walk treasures

3 days of pricing and tagging,
hammering and hanging,
and floofing and fluffing...



I am so excited!

Heaven's Walk is now officially a booth at Doster Emporium!

The Emporium is located in an old grain & lumber mill in the small, quaint, rural town of Doster.

The Emporium is quite an historical building in the area.  Georgina, who owns it with her husband, has books filled with original orders from grain and lumber customers handwritten in their beautiful, old script.
Old photos of past owners and family members are framed and hung on the walls.
There's even some of the original mechanisms located in the center of the shop where you can see where the grain was poured from.


You can take a walk around the beautiful property on a path Georgina created and lined with wildflowers and vintage railroad memorabilia.

There's even a cute little outhouse on the property that Georgina remodeled all by herself.
She's very smart like that, and is such a dear heart!

Georgina said I was "in my element" as I transformed my little white room
into a sweet, cozy, and welcoming French-Nordic atmosphere for this season's customers.
It actually gave me the same feeling of contentment that fluffing my house does.
Unpacking boxes and boxes of goodies,
moving things around (more than once),
tucking things here and there,
and then standing back and sighing contentedly.

Now I understand why all of you gals out there who have had booths for so long
love it so!

I'm praying that this new venture will be profitable,
and most importantly ~

{It definitely gives me an excuse to hit the yard sales, flea markets, and thrift stores more often,
doesn't it?}

Here are quite a few some
photos of my booth.
{Grab yourself cup of coffee,
or if it's after 12 noon -
a glass of wine...}

Update on the Heaven's Walk sign:  It's now up on the wall!

I love making these topiaries!

This rocker was my first attempt at upholstering (with a handmade faux grain sack). The end table is a ReStore transformation.

The French lamp was another ReStore transformation.

The "seaside" corner.

Yep, I had an extremely busy and productive winter
with my Annie Sloan chalk paint, paint brushes, Mod Podge, stencils, and a continuing love/hate relationship with my sewing machine.
Ninety percent of everything you see here was transformed in one way or another by the waving of my magic wand ~

and all of the inspiration came from YOU, my beloved blog friends.
YOU fed my creativity.

So, there you have it.
My new little piece of heaven!

If you're in the area,
be sure to stop by to see a bit of Heaven's Walk
at Doster Emporium, meet sweet Georgina,
and come do the happy dance with us!  :)

Ok...just ignore the dorky outfit.  I was wearing my work clothes...and freezing!

The Emporium is located at 12915 Doster Road in Plainwell, Michigan.
Hours are: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 12-4pm.

You can contact Georgina at 269-664-3231 if you can't make it during business hours.
She's more than willing to open up the shop just for you!
Be sure to check out Doster Emporium on Facebook, too!

[ Blessings ]

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Just click on the buttons!

I'd love to have you join Heaven's Walk as a Linky Follower and GFC, too!


  1. Whoooooo hoooo, Laurie!

    My very best wishes for success in this endeavor.

    Your wares are wonderful and you are beautiful.

    Bonne chance!


  2. Yay Laurie...I'm so happy for you! YOU are going to LOVE this new adventure..and you need to keep us posted on your journey..your space looks AMAZING~!

  3. Congratulations! Looking forward to following along on your new adventure.

  4. Congratulations, Laurie. You did a great job on set up and I think you will have lots of fun...and I hope make lots of money! Just wondering how close to home this is for you? How often do you have to be it kind of a co-op where booth owners work on a rotating schedule? Good luck!!!! xo Diana

  5. Oh Wow!! First Amy at Maison Decor and now you! This is awesome. Sooo so very excited for you! Can't wait to hear how it all goes for you and when I come up to Michigan to visit my sis, I am DEFINITELY stopping by your booth!

  6. Oh, and it goes without saying that I'll be buying a few things. :)

  7. I am so happy for you, Laurie! I just know you are going to do well! I love everything you have displayed and would be a very happy customer!! Wishing you all the best!


  8. Good luck and much success, Laurie! Everything looks just lovely!

  9. Well if I lived near by I would so be your first customer...
    May I ask where did you get your stencils???
    Your space is just beautiful...
    Blessings Lori

  10. Laurie,
    I have that same dorky outfit...ha! ha!ha!
    Now in all seriousness...YOU are in your element!!! Your booth is lovely! Thank you for sharing all your talents with us. Dear is WE who are inspired by your gifts! Only wish I were within driving distance to visit. Keep doing the "happy dance". . .much success!!!

  11. Oh, Laurie! I wish this wasn't so far away!!! I'd come on out and do some major shopping. I love the pink lamp! Good luck to you on this endeavor.

  12. Your shop is absolutely lovely!! Everything is very much like what we have come to love here. I wish you the best of success, and I hope this enterprise is more than you dream it can be.

  13. I love your booth! I wish you the best of luck. It looks like a great place. I love the pictures of you--you are adorable. Love your hair! Wish I could be one of your customers. Good luck!

  14. Your booth is so sweet and inviting, Laurie. You have been busy. The soft colors work so well together. I wish you great success.

  15. Laurie, it's so YOU! How can you decide what to keep and what to sell? I very much need to do this as well. I'm half way there...
    Your space is beautiful, and I wish you all the best! You should sell out quickly. :)

  16. Laurie,
    Everything looks beautiful. I know you had so much fun creating and placing everything in it's place. Much success on this new adventure!
    Hugs My Friend,

  17. Laurie,

    Isn't it wonderful when a dream comes true! I am so glad you are living one of yours! Everything looks incredible!


  18. Congratulations Laurie! Your space looks adorable! You lucky duck...I must confess I'm a wee bit jealous...but very happy for you. I would love to do this someday. Best of luck on your new adventure!


  19. Hi Laurie,
    Congrats on your new CHARMING booth!! Good Luck!!

  20. Awesome! Congrats, and all the best wishes for you!


  21. congrats! it looks fantastic, and i will visit someday!

    your energy is absolutely infectious, and i love it.

    smiles and hugs, busy lady.


  22. I am so very happy for you. How exciting! Congratulations. Wishing you much success. Everything is beautiful!

  23. Oh Laurie! What wonderful news. It looks fabulous! Wonderful! LOVED it! OHhhhh, you will have SUCH fun in your little piece of heaven. Congratulations to a little sweetheart. Susan

  24. Hi Laurie, Your space looks great. I know you're going to do well and love every minute of it. I've had my own little "shop" in an antique store for several years, and it almost becomes your home away from home. If you're like me, you'll always want your space to look perfect and it will reflect your loves. I'm excited for you and I wish I lived close enough to shop in your spot. Oh, and the people you'll meet on this journey are the BEST!
    Mary Alice

  25. Congratulations on your new space, I wish you all the success in the world!


  26. You have created a beautiful booth and I'm sure your creations will fly out the door! Congratulations on another dream come true! ~ Maureen

  27. Very nicely done! Your space is lovely. Congratulations on the new venture.
    I am not that far away, & it looks like a fun place to spend an afternoon.... maybe I will see you there : )

  28. big congrats on your new booth!! it looks and feels so much like your lovely home. sure wish i lived closer to do some shopping there!
    all the best,

  29. Yay!!! I am so happy for you!!!! oxoxoxoxo

  30. Oh its beautiful Laurie! What fun you are going to have. Wish I could be tucked in a corner next to you selling my Seawashed art. I want that vintage hankie banner in the seaside it for sale? During spring break I hung your 'by the sea' sign in my kitchen along with a vintage framed piece of a farmer's wife that my hubby bought me from my favorite antique shop The Red Door. They are the only pieces hanging on my backsplash of the kitchen and look so nice.

  31. Congratulations. It looks lovely.
    I like the guest house out back!

  32. HI Laurie! I had no idea we were on the same path~you a little ahead of me...but I will be catching up soon I hope...and it is very fun creating a space isn't it? YOur slice of heaven will do really well~its lovely!

  33. Yay Laurie, it all looks wonderful!!! I'm thrilled for you, congrats on taking the plunge!

  34. Oh how I wish I lived closer to Michigan! :) Your shop is perfect. Thanks for coming to visit me at Burlap and Buttons and for your sweet comment. Can't wait to come back and see how you're doing in your new venture! Blessings!

  35. This is simply wonderful! I am so happy for you and wish you from the bottom of my heart good luck and much success! You so deserve it.

  36. Congratulations! Lots of hard work to get to where you of luck with your new venture.

  37. oh my's absolutely gorgeous laurie!!! LOVE :)
    you've done a beautiful job, & the building is amazing too.
    best wishes for your new venture.

  38. Great information.Thanks for sharing this useful information about Business requirements pl. share some more..........

  39. This is so great !!! congratulations !!!...have a nice from

  40. So beautiful and so nice for you. Good luck and have a nice weekend.


  41. It's beautiful! Wow! You will do extremely well in your little shop! Congratulations on your shop and your classiness! xo wendy

  42. I am going to make time to come see it..

  43. Congratulations Laurie, that is so exciting. I wish you all the best and I wish I lived closer so that I could come for a visit. xx

  44. Hi Laurie,Your booth looks fantastic! I wish you all the best. Hit those yard sales!!!


  45. Hi Laurie, your booth looks awesome. I see some tea towels with a red stripe that I would be interested in. Too bad I'm so far away.
    Congratulations! You have been nusy over the winter.

  46. Hi Laurie,
    I wish I lived closer. I am in Alberta Canada. I love your booth, there are many items that I really like. Your topiary's are beautiful. You have done a great job. Wishing you success!

  47. fabulous! i wish your great success, laurie--have fun with it:)

  48. WOO HOO!!!! I love it, it looks so you, so pretty and and so many wonderful treasures. I am so excited for you sis!! You look adorable in that last pic, welcoming us with open arms, or maybe just airing out! lol!!!

    Love ya and have fun!

  49. Laurie, Best wishes on your new adventure. I too hope that it's fun and profitable. Oh beleive me, if I am ever near there, I am coming to visit. Smiles to you, Susie(She Junks)

  50. Congratulations!!! Best of Luck in your new shop. Everything looks Beautiful!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  51. Oh Laurie, your space is set up so beautifully. You have really been working hard to fill it up! What a wonderful new adventure. I hope you enjoy having your booth and keeping it full :) That is a wonderful old place to have an antique shop! Wish I was close to you...

  52. You did a wonderful job and I know you worked so hard getting everything ready for this. Your sign is perfect! Glad you had fun playing around in your new booth. Hope the cash starts pouring in!

  53. Your store looks beautiful. I wish I lived close enough to shop in it. Are you a long way from South Bend, Indiana? I'll be up there soon for graduation. Good luck. I really enjoy your blog. Diana

  54. Laurie,
    Your room looks amazing my friend.You did a wonderful job.I wish you all the best in your new venture.If I am ever out your way I will stop by.Someday I will take the plunge and rent space or open my own shop.I am just getting my feet wet and starting an etsy shop.

  55. Congratulations looks absolutely lovely! Just the kind of place I like to meander in. Wish it was in my neck of the woods. Good luck.


  56. Hi Laurie!
    I am so pleased and happy for you! Your little white room is just gorgeous, I can see many things already that would strike my fancy. I wish you much success, (and fun!)
    Big hugs,

  57. Congrats on the shop. Cute stuff and I am sure you will do well.

  58. Congratulations Laurie...your space looks wonderful!
    Off to do the happy dance for you!

  59. Oh my gosh! How exciting! I wish I lived in your neck of the woods, I would come shop! Congratulations Laurie!

  60. Congratulations, it all looks beautiful. I wish I could stop by, but it's a little bit too far for me. Hope you do well. xx

  61. Congratulations! How exciting!!! What an amazing venture you are undertaking. It is my dream to do this some day...but for now I will follow along and live through you! I love the space you created. I wished I lived closer...I would be a regular customer. Love your taste Laurie. Best of luck. XO Debbie

  62. You Go Girl!!! I am so happy for you and proud of you!!! I hope it goes wonderfully! You deserve it!!

  63. OMG... congratulations, Laurie!!! I'm so happy for you... love everything in your booth, cute little things!! Follow your dreams and have FUN!!!

    Have a nice Sunday!

  64. Oh WOW Laurie! Your booth is SO beautiful!! Wish I could fly over the ocean right now and go live in it... It looks so dreamy and cosy. You have a gift lady, I just love the way you 'fluff':) I believe you'll have no problem making lots and lots of sales. Congratulations on your 'pretty little white room'!!

    Greetings from the southern hemisphere!

  65. I'm so excited for you. What a dream come true. You have so many beautiful things, wish I lived closer. Thanks so much for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. It's always good to hear from you. Congrats again!


  66. Oh my!!! What a lovely shop, and an exciting time for you! I adore your pretty things!! You have such a gift for creating beauty!! I am soon embarking on a new adventure, too, and can't wait. The first details were revealed to me just this morning!!! I pray God's blessing over this wonderful shop of yours, Laurie! May He multiply back to you the joy you bring to others!!

    I would love to purchase one of your "grace is enough" signs. Would that be possible?

    Have a fabulous week!

  67. Gorgeousness!!! Wish I lived closer, Laurie, you did an amazing job, I've still not taken photos of my booth, our pieces are selling quickly and it's ever changing, but I will soon. Wishing you much success in your new endeavor!

  68. Congrats on your booth! It looks wonderful!

  69. Hello Laurie, Congratulations on your new booth! I know you'll have a lot of fun! I can tell you've put in a lot of hard work. I thought of you this weekend, when my daughter used the word 'floofing'. I had never heard that term before somewhere my daughter picked it up!
    Hope you have a great week,

  70. congratulations! you have a darling set-up!

  71. Oh my goodness. If I lived closer, I'd be your first customer. What a fabulous place full of your pretty treasures. Love all your signs, the grain sack rocker, pink suitcase. Too cute. I wish you huge success with your new adventure.

  72. Congratulations Laurie! I am so envious of you! You are living my dream. It is just beautiful. Be sure and keep giving us updates and new pics of all the new things you put in your shop! ;)


  73. What a lot of fabulous goodies and what a wonderful place to display them !! Good luck ! Gail x

  74. Congratulations! Oh, how I wish I lived nearby so I could come visit you. You've done so much work with love. Add your creative touch and your booth looks magical.

  75. Woo Hoo! I am so happy for you! You will do well, your things are lovely. Praying for you!
    Blessings My Friend,

  76. Congratulations! I am so excited for you! Your booth looks so wonderul! I pray you have success both financially and that you have lots of FUN!

  77. WOO-HOO Laurie!!~ I am so thrilled for you!!~ Congratulations and best wishes!! And how beautiful you are!!
    I wish I lived close by, I love that huge chalk board in your booth!!
    Hope you have a lovely night.

  78. Congratulations Laurie! How beautiful your space is ~ I would LOVE to shop there!!! Thanks for the comment on my little chalk painted pots. My "transfer" method was nothing more than little rub on transfers I found. Just rub them on with a Popsicle stick and voila... instant chic.
    Blessings & hugs,

  79. Hi Laurie,
    Your new shop is lovely! May we borrow your magic wand?
    Best Regards,
    Kathy and Kris

  80. Oh my goodness, your space looks beautiful, Laurie! What a busy bee you've been. I'm so happy for you. I know your new venture is going to be a huge success. Big hugs ♥

  81. Congratulations!! All your creations look gorgeous. You sure have been busy. I'm so happy for you - hope it goes well. Thanks for linking up to Romance on a Dime and sharing this!!

  82. Congratulations, Laurie!
    This is my first time on your blog!
    I loved your store, it must be a dream come true!!!
    Wishing you SUCCESS!!!

  83. Good luck to you Laurie!
    I wish i lived close by ... i would love to visit! It looks
    absolutely gorgeous!
    Pamela xo

  84. Congratulations! I love all your stuff! Good Luck :)

  85. Your booth looks fantastic! Have a terrific time!

  86. Congratulations Laurie!! I am SO happy for you dear girl! You look thrilled in that last photo. :)
    If I lived nearby, I'd be there in a heartbeat. Your space is beautiful and filled with delights.
    You inspire us all!
    - Susan

  87. Coming over by way of Kathy's sweet blog- Congratulations on your new business! I have a space in an antique store and it is so much fun finding goodies to fill it!! You have done a wonderful job making your product look so nicely displayed!

    Have fun!

    bee blessed

  88. BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations, and how exciting for you. Such beautiful things and I know I could spend hours there. I adore those gorgeous while angels. I look forward to you sharing this space often.

    The French Hutch

  89. I am SO excited for you Laurie!!!! You are going to love it! Your space looks wonderful. What an amazing building to be in. That little white outhouse is so cute. This would be so much fun to shop in.
    Good job girl and GOOD LUCK!!!
    sending hugs...

  90. wow, looks stunning. we just opened whimsy by the sea, an antique booth in king george county, virginia, about a month ago. it is one of the most fun and rewarding things i've done in my life, i think. best of success to you. ann

  91. Congrats! I would love for you to link up to my Linky Party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  92. horray!!! for you!!! its gorgeous!

  93. Hi Laurie: I Connie at, your new GF friend. I would love for you to stop by and be my friend, too.
    I just love your place in the country, so reminds me of the farm I grew up on in WI... makes homesick. You really have lilac's in April? I love your shop, I'm sure you will be very successful, so cute.

  94. Your space is sooooooooo gorgeous Laurie!! So glad I could finally view the pictures. I am at my sons house on his computer because mine is just too slow!! Sure wish I lived closer!!

  95. Congratulations Laurie!!!!
    Wow what a gorgeous place to have "Heavens Walk"!
    I love all your beauties and only wish I could come visit you and your sweet shop!
    Its absolutely adorable!
    Im putting a big hug into those wide open arms ok? :)
    Blessings and have fun!

    Deborah xoxo

  96. Wow!! So beautiful! Best to you on this new endeavor. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina


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