April 14, 2017

Living an AUTHENTIC LIFE...Somerset Life Magazine Feature

 Burlap Luxe Home

Full of GRATITUDE, and so honored to have been approached by
for asking me if I would like to participate in their Spring issue 2017.
In every issues of Somerset Life, they have a section called
Blogs With A View, featuring artful blogs.
Of course I was quick to answer I would be honored, and
respectfully know what I would love to inspire Somerset Life 
readers with in my feature. 

The photos here may only inspire what will be found in
Somerset Life Magazine feature, I would not want to
spoil the inspiration I offer you all.


(Via Somerset Life)

Spring issue April-May-June 2017

Each 144~page issue of Somerset Life provides an abundance of
inspiring ideas to infuse our daily lives with simple pleasures, art,
romance, creativity, and beauty.
Insightful and entertaining articles illustrate touching moments captured
in poetry and artwork, and many other ideas to enhance our lives
with artful elements.
Somerset Life magazine will inspire you to make everyday extraordinary!

Living an

by  Dore  Callaway 

On the fringe of life, I found myself being the curator to
what was unfolding within me and in my design life. One
morning in January of 2010, I awoke to an encouraging,
meaningful quote by George Bernard Shaw: "Life isn't
about finding yourself, Life is about creating yourself."

 Somerset Life magazine feature...
Pages 36-45

 It's The rustic AND
A well-loved home.

Everything I bring into my Southern California home calls out
in flaws through design artistry, hinting at the history; it makes
for an inspiring place.
I am proud of my home and its authentic
French countryside spirit.


I embrace a dusty pale palette of 
darker shades of white influenced by distressed, tarnished, and
gently tattered remnants and objects.


I use my imagination to see that no object is hopeless if
looked at with vision and purpose.


Thank You


For joying my days ahead.


Blogging has allowed me the footing to build an online business,
a place to network and stay in touch with what's
being created all around me.


New Burlap Luxe Art


Can be found in my Burlap Luxe online etsy shop.

Click link here at...Burlap Luxe Shop 


Hand painted on wood panel like our artist centuries ago.
Fogged in pale for an aged effect.


You can find your,

At your local book and magazine sellers.
Barns and Noble, Costco, Jo-Ann's fabrics and crafts,
and various magazine racks, as well as online.

Click on link here at...


March 17, 2017

A French Bedroom...Simplicity In Rustic Elegance

 Burlap Luxe Living
In French style.

A country bedroom should feel airy with open space.
Giving this small French style bedroom a paleness
of touch.

A French bedroom is always distinctive of its simplicity.

An important piece in a French bedroom is the bed, never
allowing it to take over the room.

The French mirror plays a role in opening up the size
of the rooms small space. 
Placed over a favorite chest of drawers to reflect the
bed and the accented decorative pieces.

Mirrors are used in every room reflecting the light into 
its space adding an open airy feel to a room. 
In the case with my smaller room.
vintage Sawhorse 

I turned an old carpenters sawhorse into
a bedside table by adding a planked surface and 
trimming if off for rustic rural country feel.  

The French use of pieces once used with another
 function are often never discarded in a French
When and item loses its usefulness,
its again admired as decorative.


March 11, 2017

The Need To Live In French-Style

 Burlap Luxe

Spring Cleaning

Dusting, washing, and replacing back in place, and some in
new places.


Inspires the art of a French home.

Relaxed with wrinkles


For spring clipping and snipping...
Found in my Burlap Luxe etsy shop,

linked here...Burlap Luxe 



French Apple Pie

My French rustic kitchen is serving,
French apple pie.


February 03, 2017

Plenty Of Brocante

 Burlap Luxe Home

Plenty Of Brocante
A Passion for Vintage

Grey days filled with the comfort of rustic details.

 My French grain sack cloth and vintage ticking I sewed up
into euro shams loosely fitted with a down insert.
Rural and peasant like in comfort.

 Vintage Candelabra And Candlesticks.

Love the aged wear and tarnish I dare not polish.
Now listed in my Burlap Luxe etsy shop...
On this site side-bar listed.

 Dusted In Age

 My Hand Bent And Twisted French Wire-Art.

I create crowns for weddings and ones giftings.
Decayed with age.

Can be found in my etsy shop Burlap Luxe
More unique designs on their way.

 Embracing a cozy atmosphere for the love of...
Plenty Of Brocante.
A beautiful February. 

January 15, 2017

A Village Artist Lives Here...A French Home

 Burlap Luxe French Home

A home I imagine in a French village, and I
am the village artist.
 Raw natural French country-side pieces and objects,
inspire my home and my art in designs.

 My home that acts much like an art studio, where living is
in the art of creating.

 A room filled with objects and pieces, rustic in what I salvage.
Pieces that call out to be loved all over again.

 A Quite Room For This Designer Artist.

 A French Country-Side Basket.
French Champagne ready

 Cafe de Lyon

The city of Lyon France
Cafe of Lyon

Rustic crate board I painted into rustic signs, with a French accent to each one. Now in my 
etsy shop,
 here at link...Burlap Luxe

 The Wine Region Of France
Champagne France

 Galvanized old buckets act as,
Champagne buckets.

French blown glasses, Fleur-de-lis flatware, and
my art in creating hand thrown rustic-rural French 
style pottery. I call my roadside pottery.
 Champagne Roses
French floral can 

Champagne Brunch

December 17, 2016

Decayed Rustic French Fascination...Un Joyeux Noel

Burlap Luxe Home Studio Of Production

Designs And Creates, French Theatre's

Artist Dore Callaway
Burlap Luxe

A performance of...
Un Joyeux Noel
 Salvage materials are collected and stored away until they call out to become an opulent decayed rustic French theatres of performances.


Trim and woodwork is a collection of old antique and vintage woods...
moldings, picture frames, French mirror frame pieces salvaged and desired.
Chair spindles, and furniture legs act as columns, 
drawer pull knobs act as cement finials.

 vintage oak for wood planked floors, and wire for my hand twisted chandeliers, 
ladders, and crowns. Wire is also used to create a body form for the creating 
of cartapesta mice.
Cartapesta Mouse
My latest addition to my French theatre is my art in creating
cartapesta mice, along with the creation of her tattered decayed old dress.
A pendant necklace studded with a gem, and her gem stone wire crown
that wraps around her sweet French head.

She goes by the French name of (Astrid)
Astrid is in the middle of her performance of
Douce Nuit - Silent Night, and performed in French opera.
My art in hand painting
Her patina is hand applied and gilded with aged gold.

The art of French wire-work, I bend and shape into chandeliers, ladders, and
body forms for cartapesta mice and crowns.

Aged banners add a bit of theatrical whimsy strung about.
French Rococo 

French rococo mirror salvage trim the header. 

French weathered old books created by my French hands.
Stained to appear old.

I create paper doll mice, they have come baring gifts and to be entertained
in a holiday performance this Joyeux Noel.

 Librairie Francaise
(French Book Shop)
An old decayed French shop.

 With cartapesta and salvage wood I created a French book shop of
theatrics where French and English language books of many can be found.
Seventeen hand-made books I created with vintage book ephemera and
cloth aged and water damage to give the appearance of an old dusty
book sellers shop in France.

Madam Colette tends to her old French shop.
Books are piled in  the attic, and hog warted in the book case.
 Old music books and travel books are some of her book selections
she has for holiday shoppers. The beauty in an old book,
a perfect gifting.

The attic is filled, and the charm of rustic decayed flooring and
walls show its age.

Happy New Year!

Thank you for being our audience.
Please visit special performance's here with,

Vera, by clicking link here...Row Home And CobbleStones

Lin, Instagram by clicking link here...A Tiny Cottage In The Woods

 Dore, Instagram by clicking link here...Burlap Luxe
Paix et Joie, Joyeux Noel
( Peace and Joy )