Friday, December 13, 2013


With only a few more days until Christmas,
I realized that I had better share some of the Christmas love that is embracing this old farmhouse.

However, the pre-Christmas season started out with two refrigerators appearing in our kitchen.
Like *magic*.

The large, pretty one in the dining area was given to us by a thoughtful, loving niece...
for free.
We couldn't turn it down.

We hauled it in through our French doors and there it sat until I had time to clean out our current frig
(which we moved out into our garage).
The ancient frig in the garage was then given to a neighbor who was in need of one,
and even though we stressed the word ancient, he still wanted it.
We loved paying the kindness forward.

Now, cleaning refrigerators is not my most favorite thing to do.
It's just not fun, as you all well know.
I cleaned three of them in one day.

But once I had them all sparkling clean,
I couldn't wait to feed my slight OCD tendencies by organizing our food in the new one.

Look at all the room in there!
It's 3" deeper than our old one,
and the nice, deep shelves on the doors just roll my socks up and down.
I am beyond thrilled!
It was free...people.

And it's even got a fancy water and  ice doohicky on the door.
I tell ya....
my socks are still rolling up and down.

We actually now have a less-than-15-year-old refrigerator (which we've never had)
that is giving us more space than we've ever had before.
Did I mention that it was free?
It doesn't get any better than that, especially at Christmastime.
Bless you, Charlette and Tim!

So, after doing the happy dance in front of my new frig with my socks doing their own thing around my ankles,
and watching the eyebrows raise on the Mister,
I turned my attention to Christmas decor.
I hauled my now organized holiday tubs down from the attic.
(A couple weeks ago, I organized all my tubs
and gave 5 huge boxes of red/white Christmas decor to Goodwill.
That felt so good!)

Christmas then bloomed softly here at Heaven's Walk.


Christmas dream catchers ready to mail out to a customer.

A new little flocked pink tree in the corner dressed in vintage ornaments.
The pink being another nod to breast cancer research
(like my Sacred Hope Hearts are).

I wrapped some boxes in craft paper and tied them with linen and satin ribbon.

This sweet little heart was a thoughtful handcrafted gift from Laura.

Thank you, Laura!

Roses are always a part of the decor here ~ no matter the season.

Vintage silvery blue ornaments fill a wooden tray next to an glittery aqua candle.

The stockings were hung by the fireplace with care...

A sweet little doves sits quietly on a pink velvet bow amidst crystal covered pines.

A new vintage deer and pine tree ornament cradled next to a mercury class candlestick holder.

Decor was kept very, very simple in the kitchen.

An antique bowl was filled with more vintage ornaments.

I added more crystals to the chandelier for some extra holiday sparkle,
and a small flocked fir takes center stage.

The snow swirled and blew past the windows on this cold wintry day...

and while my husband and Maizie trekked out to feed the deer in Apple Meadow behind the barn...

I stayed warm and cozy inside.

Heaven's Walk is ready to celebrate the reason for the season.

...And on earth...peace and goodwill to all....

~  Eucharisteo  ~

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  1. Oh dearest, you are so blessed to have an up-grade to your white frig,and to rid your older one to a neighbor feels good to pay it forward, I did just that a while back with buying a small apartment size one for a friend in need when she lost her home and had to move into a small studio cottage.

    Love your soft Christmas here, and the snow is just so beautiful, wish we were knee deep in it here but we get just a dusting of it and sometimes we will get enough to brag about it lol!

    Take care of your health, love the gifting from Laura, so beautifully sweet of her.

    Joyeux Noël


  2. Dear Laurie
    What a beautiful sight to see all the lovely in your farm house. I love the soft pastels and the perfect little touches you place throughout your home. Blessings to you xoxo Kate

  3. I love your Rachel Ashwell influenced Shabby Prairie Christmastide. I actually added petal pink to my white, silver, and aqua decor this year...the softness of the pale pinks remind me of the coming of the Christ Child. I wish for all white trees someday...the sea blues, whites and pinks will be so soft on a white tree, but for now they are on our big pine tree. I guess you must be feeling well if you were able to clean three frigs!!! We got a new, stainless steel, frig this year for almost hubby had saved up gift card rewards for living in a hotel most of the year for his job out of town. It is so nice to have a new refrigerator! Merry merry Christmas. xo

  4. Love all of your soft pastels for Christmas sweetie... so happy you got a brand new fridge... I couldn't live without my ice and water dispenser in ours!... your little trees are so pretty, and I love that you make roses a part of the season too... your snowy photos are truly a winter wonderland... enjoy all of the beauty and coziness in your wonderful old farmhouse... so dreamy... and so full of Christmas memories I am sure from those who once lived there... I hope you listen for those "whispers from the past" that I always talk about... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

  5. Laurie ~ your home looks absolutely dreamy! I'm so happy for you with your frig upgrade! We have an old white fridge that looks almost identical to yours and I love it. It has the ice and water in the door as well. It is well over 25 years old and still works beautifully! No sense getting a new one "just because"! Thank you for sharing your home. I am so glad that we are getting acquainted! I wish you a very blessed Christmas and a great New Year! xo

  6. So happy to learn about your new fridge/s!!

    I adore your beautiful sweet pink Christmas tree and all your lovely trimmings.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. I was so sorry to hear about you medical issues, and so sad that I wasn't here sooner. I've been engrossed in my own medical issues and did not know. I am happy that it was not cancerous. But this journey through this will take a treat yourself well. Love everything about your pink Christmas tree and all you decorations.

  8. I love your home, your style and well everything about you. Blessings this Christmas season. Look foward to the New Year with you!

  9. You so deserve that new fridge!! You really appreciate it. I think the average life expectancy of one is like 10 years so you did good with the last one. Have fun with all the bells and whistles!! :)

    Your home looks so pretty (as usual) with all of the soft, pretty colors! So YOU!! Love it! Hope all is well with you. The outdoor pictures are awesome!


  10. I hope you have rested and are feeling better My Sweet Friend ! FREE is Fabulously Amazing :) happy happy happy !!!
    Those Photos of your Mr. Man outside are Gorgeous and would make the best Christmas cards EVER :) Don't mind if I DO :) Any-who I think they are Simply Stunning and very Festive !!!
    Love all your Pretties as always.Thanks for sharing and take care of you! Hugs

  11. I like so much when you I see a new post from you on my blog roll, because every time, even when it's a hard hard time for you, you amaze me with your beautiful soul. sorry to tell that in my words not really the good one in English I feel, but despite of language barrier you can guess what I mean. Love the socks rolling up and down, love the poetry, the kindness and the styling of your home.... Did I say fan ?
    xoxo from PARIS


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  12. do you have a ton of family come over and party in your house at Christmas time?? its all decked out?

  13. oh, my, all this pretty, and a sweet niece! so many blessings:) love the sweet pink tree and darling fireplace, laurie! love the stockings! happy weekend!

  14. You certainly have such a beautiful home and property. Your Christmas touches are so pretty and your personality always makes me smile. You keep those socks rolling my friend!

  15. What a wonderful gift. I recently gave an old refrigerator away. The people who came to get it were beyond thrilled to get it, even though it was quite old. Your home looks so beautiful, my friend. Very peaceful. xo Laura

  16. Paying it forward...
    Beautiful home all decorated for Christmas. Wishing you and yours all the Joys and Blessings of the Season.

  17. Oh, you live in winter fairytale! So amazing!!! I love this beautiful Christmas post and your pink tree... fabulous!!! Enjoy this time sweetie, I send big hugs too you! Michaella

  18. Beautiful beautiful and beautiful! Congrats on the new fridge! I love the scene through your kitchen window. Stay warm and cozy. xo

  19. Everything looks so lovely! All that snow...sigh...can you send me a little bit:) Your new fridge is awesome! In our last apartment we had a horrible old one that someone donated to my in-laws church. But, it did the job. Enjoy your lovely home:)

  20. Hello Laurie, you have such a beautiful home and I love white, so much snow for you, we have just wet and cold and fog. How I envy :) Enjoy the wonderful time I think of you! Too greetings from us from the Czech Republic.

  21. I love your Christmas decor, so lovely and peaceful. I hope you are having a joyful Christmas season! Blessings, Mary

  22. What a soothing Christmas. I love the gentle colors! Have a blessed holiday and I'm so glad to have "met" you this year!

  23. Of course everything is just beautiful. Congrats on the fridge. I don't remember how old ours is. That's how old it is. LOL I'd be doing the happy dance too. Love that little tree, and, everything else.

  24. Merry Christmas, Laurie. Your beautiful white wonderland with your husband walking beside the red barn in the snow is such a peaceful, loving scene as the snow falls around him. I, too, loved the image of your socks rolling up and down. Such talented socks to know how to celebrate with you...

    Have a wonderful Christmas season with your family,


  25. How lovely your home is, and a lovely thing to do passing fridges around like that. it makes for a happy Christmas x

  26. Oh my goodness the beauty! Your home is gorgeous. You have such talent. The pinks the blues are so pretty. I like your new fridge! The shots from outside are breath taking! Merry Christmas Laurie!

  27. Absolutely beautiful Laurie! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year! Always keeping you in my prayers girl!

  28. Laurie,
    What a blessing to receive a "new~to~you" refrigerator, dear friend!!!
    Your niece just blest my heart and soul!
    I adore the softness of your color palette and the simplicity of your Christmas decor!!!
    The photos of the SNOW are mesmerizing!!!
    . . .and may all your Christmases be WHITE!!!

  29. Bonjour from SW France, love your photos and know the feeling re cleaning the fridges as I have just done two and have two to go, fortunately they are not the huge kind.

    très bonne semaine à vous,


  30. Love the new fridge, but your home is so pretty. Just love the colors - warm and inviting...

  31. That fridge is great! what a nice Christmas gift. I love the beautiful soft colors you used for Christmas, everything looks just beautiful.

  32. What a treat to tour your beautiful home this morning Laurie, I love the way you are welcoming the holidays! I also just LOVE the mirror over your mantel!

  33. Such lovely photos Laurie!
    I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year! You will continue to be in my prayers!

  34. Oh my gosh... everything looks so bright and fresh and pretty... I love the light in your house! Every single inch of it is charming. I'm a flocked tree nut... so seeing a flocked tree, no less a pink one, is totally eye candy for me. Those photos of your husband feeding the deer look like postcards too. and.. how sweet is that ?... him braving all that cold to feed them. Cool!!! to have a new clean fridge! It'll be so fun stocking it up and organizing it and making it pretty!


  35. Oh my gosh... everything looks so bright and fresh and pretty... I love the light in your house! Every single inch of it is charming. I'm a flocked tree nut... so seeing a flocked tree, no less a pink one, is totally eye candy for me. Those photos of your husband feeding the deer look like postcards too. and.. how sweet is that ?... him braving all that cold to feed them. Cool!!! to have a new clean fridge! It'll be so fun stocking it up and organizing it and making it pretty!


  36. All your photos is so amazing and I love all-love your your pink the heart-its beautiful and sweet gift !!! Love your stockings and your Christmas ornaments...ok :-) LOVE ALL ♥ Have a nice week dear!!!xoxo

  37. Your prairie shabby chic style Christmas in all those yummy soft pastels is very relaxing and pretty. Your photo tour throughout your house is inspiring. I noticed the beautiful yard and gardens you have. For a girl who has a postage stamp size yard in Philly the beauty with the snow is so beautifully peaceful. Enjoyed the refrigerator reassignments and impressed by your energy to clean 3 in a day!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  38. Just beautiful Laurie.
    Merry Christmas!

  39. the tree . . . the presents . . . the ornaments . . . the roses . . . the stockings . . . WONDERFUL!

  40. everything looks just beautiful in its soft and feminine shades...but what i especially love is all of your snow! here in tennessee, it is a rather rare sight and my northern blood misses the white stuff terribly. the image of your dear hubby and barn in the snow looks like a christmas card to me! gorgeous and peaceful.
    merry christmas to you and yours (up there in your winter wonderland),
    stay cozy,

  41. Beautiful Christmas decorations! I love your little pink tree :) Merry Christmas!

  42. Very beautiful!I love the ornament with the deer.

  43. Laurie, it all looks so pretty and 'oh my'... look at that snow. Its like a heat wave here today, so very cooling to look at all your white snow.
    Merry Christmas,
    Kerryanne xx

  44. Everything looks wonderful, even the fridge that now represents a gift of love. Thank you for sharing at the hop my friend. Merry Christmas xo

  45. How nice to get a new fridge! and have two! and then one to give away...I love everything, how understated the decor is and how it is celebrated using your chosen colors. I love that tree! where did you get such a small pink tree? So nice you have the energy to do a dance, and your socks with you! lol

  46. Delighted to be featuring this post at Shabbilicious Friday today Laurie.

  47. Just beautiful sweetie! Such soft romantic colors. I'm so happy to hear that you are feeling better and I pray for continued recovery. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Marcia

  48. Merry Christmas sweetie! Your home looks just beautiful and I love the soft romantic colors you chose to decorate with. I'm also so happy to hear about your continued good health! I pray that you continue even further on this journey with positive results. Many blessings to you! Marcia

  49. Have a Merry Christmas and a restful and restorative New Year full of health and blessings!

  50. Beautiful as always Laurie! I love the pink tree and vintage ornaments. Doesn't the snow make everything look wonderful? Thanks for sharing with SYC. Have a blessed Christmas!

  51. Hi Laurie,
    I adore your Christmas atmosphere. Your blue ornaments and blue pillow with roses is amazing. You get amazing gift from Laura !Enjoy your holliday...
    Merry Chrostmas my friend!
    xo Vlaďka

  52. Wow Laurie, everything looks so beautiful. Merry Christmas.
    Jeannie and Linda

  53. So pretty Laurie!! I love the outdoor pics as much as the indoor pics. Give your mom a kiss on the cheek for me! :) Have a Merry Christmas!

  54. Beautifully done. Love the photo of the snow taken from inside the screen window. Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

  55. Looks beautiful Laurie ! quite magical!
    Wishing you a warm and wonderful Christmas ! Love Gail x

  56. Hi Laurie,

    Wishing you and your family a magical Christmas filled with love and laughter. Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. Everything looks so inviting and festive.

  57. Laurie, I savored and delighted on each and every photo on here, both inside and out! Your home is so beautiful, magical and it just does my heart good to come over here for a visit. Love that you were so excited about that fridge...I can certainly relate to that too! Christmas Blessings dear! xoxo

  58. You have decorated your home so nicely. I love the pinks and especially love the wrapped gifts under the tree. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  59. GORGEOUS Laurie! I feel like I am perusing a Shabby Chic prairie book (I just got Rachel's latest book for Xmas, and your home should be in it!). What a difference between the prettiness and coziness inside and that snow outside. Heavenly...


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