HeART & Communion, Dallas TX

I first met Shea & Debbie 2 years ago at Silver Bella.  As fate would have it we shared a class together and sat next to one another and proceeded to bond & enjoy our 2 hrs of class time together as they told me all about how they ended up moving from California to Dallas and about the old church they were in the process of renovating into their home.  Say no more, I was completely intrigued.  I began to follow their blog as Debbie was documenting the process of the renovation through blog posts & photos and I was longing for the day I’d finally be able to visit the church in person.  They hosted a holiday event in the church last winter that I wasn’t able to attend but thankfully I was able to make the trip up I-35 to go to Heart & Communion earlier this month.  As excited as I was about the 2 awesome classes and seeing many dear Silver Bella friends, I was just as excited to see the church and what they had done to transform the large building into a home.  I love to watch Flip This House and would secretly love to have the funds to do that on a regular basis to worn down homes & buildings so that whole process just fascinates me!  I was thrilled that Debbie took the time to take us through the entire home the last evening of the event and show us everything they had done or are in the process of doing to the church.  One word………AMAZING.  See for yourself.


Above is the main living area which is where the sanctuary used to be.  Debbie is in the process of re-doing all of the stained glass windows.


This was taken in the upstairs area which the girls have turned into their studio.  There were chandeliers & gorgeous views EVERYWHERE!


This was taken from the balcony on the other side of the main living area where the choir used to sing.  Isn’t the decor GORGEOUS!!


Our work table & project of day 2, beautiful silk-wrapped chandeliers.


When crafty girls gather of COURSE there have to be fabulous swaps!


Another beautiful vignette from the girls’ studio loft.


Some of Shea’s fabulous crown collection on display in the main living room.


We were taught to make jewerly such as this by Bella friends  Natalie Hansen and Lonnie Jenck on day 1 and now I think we’re all addicted, SO much fun! 


Gotta love women who aren’t afraid to use sanders, irons & torches to create beautiful works of art!


The entire gang!  Thanks to all of you & especially to Debbie, Shea & Family for inviting us into you beautiful home for art & communion!

  • A Gilded Life - Jana, these photos make me swoon…. so beautiful !!

    Thank you, thank you for being so gracious, and taking all of these lovely shots while working on your projects. We appreciate it so much, and loved having you here !

    xoxo Debbie

  • Robin Thomas - Great photos of an amazing home. I hated to miss this event. What a great group. Glad you were able to make it and had such a good time. I swear I will be at the next one. Okay, I hope I can make it to the next one…

  • natalea - Oh my goodness! I remember them talking about it too! and I never followed up and here it is!! How lucky you are to have gone there. It looks absolutely gorgeous- what a dream home! They really got it together quick! amazing! Now I have to visit their blog.
    Hope you are well Jana! xo natalea

  • carikraft - Hello darling!
    So good to hear from you!!! I love, love, love your photography!!! And I am so jealous you got to play with this fun group of girls!!! Such beautiful things you guys made! Sigh!



  • erin terrell clarkson - oh man, you weren’t kidding–that place is amazing!! can you ask them if i can move in? ;o) hugs ~e

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