July 24, 2016

The Passage of Time...In All Its Paleness

 Burlap Luxe Home

Aged over the years, the old crock has taken on years of use, as well as a
patina of well used through its passage of time.

 I love using old pieces in rather not such common places in 
my home. Changing the look of a room can be as easy as,
a couple of old pieces salvaged from the kitchen to a
side table in a living room.

 Past  Makes  For  Perfect

Chips and rust from the clay body of this ironstone crock adds to
the patina of time. Well suites and increases living with age and 
character of all things old.

I wanted a little more charm to a side table, adding planks that helped it feel 
rural French added past to the present.


Iron urns salvaged from the outdoors, layered with gathered French
vintage pieces that tell a story in how and why living with
found pieces is easy.

Everything in this room and my home has seen...
 the passage of time.
There is a special joy in discovering new beauty in things
of old.

When I design I like to start from the floor up,
never overlooking how a pieces sits so grounded in its space.
Found listed in my, Burlap Luxe online etsy shop!
Artist Dore Callaway, Burlap Luxe
The effect of how I live certainly inspires the mood I create in.
My Latest art piece is a Cartapesta plaster hand-molded and shaped by
my hands, Sea Angel decayed by the salted air.
Inspired by being in the midst of the sea.

Stands: 8" 1/2 x 4" 1/2 wing span.


The Midst Of The Sea
decayed old sea weathered in French Nordic grey, seaside sand beige, layered in
decayed whites and bronzed golds.

My hand twisted French wire-work art crown sits firmly embedded, barnacled with sea 
glass and stones along with a tattered fragment of whats left of sea netting..

Known for my use of vintage book words ephemera,
the fitting gathered words...
 "the midst of the sea."
lines the hem.

In the shades of my crusty gathered French oyster shells, this
angel of the sea came about.

 " The sea, the sea, the sea. It rolled and rolled and called to me.
Come in, it said, come in."
~The Wanderer 

Burlap Luxe etsy here...www.etsy.com/shop/BurlapLuxe
"Inspiration is all around me"

June 26, 2016

In Every Detail...An Artist Lives Here

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Edited surroundings continue a pale theme.
For me its a pallet that calms and inspires my art.
It allows me complete silence in all areas of creating.

 Dried Black~Eye Susan's

I find useful and beauty in the found; a European countryside design
sourced from last years dried garden bed.

Placed tabletop of curiosity out of the ordinary...
Yet, inspires alongside vintage pieces naturally.

 A Jar Of Oyster Shells

 Trays Of Salvage

 Salvaged Antique French Candle Sconces

French brocante, a contrasting effect to my gathered and
collected home.

 Sculpted, And Once Finished In Golden Bronze

Then painted by myself to play up the palest of greys..
Aged and distressed.
 Naked Doors

Add interest where ever they are leaned.

Door hardware and working key, 
Hand Painted Roses
Dore Callaway
Burlap Luxe

24"x24" painted like centuries ago before the 16th century, where artist  painted
art to wood panels.
Panel painting is a very old art, and a very prestigious medium.
I frame in my wood boards with weathered and aged salvaged stakes,
giving each piece of art the feel and look of wrapped canvases.

 Found listed in my Burlap Luxe etsy Shop here at..
Dore Callaway, Fine Art

Fine artist hand mixed paints.
Sealed for instant heirloom quality.
Signed, dated, and named pieces.

 White Roses, Touched With Gold 

Muted French tones of grey, tree bark beige, French bleu, and

 Name: Peaceful Light
Original art piece.
Painted one of a kind.
Dore Callaway
 Name: Be Still
1 of 1

 Gallery Wired

D-ring hanger and gallery wire.

You can read Burlap Luxe etsy feed back in my etsy solds on two that
have already sold to a beautiful collector of my art.

Thank you Lisa Abdo
South Carolina.
In Every Detail...An Artist Lives Here.

June 07, 2016

Blue Cupboard...Purposeful Market

Via Burlap Luxe
Burlap Luxe Home

Has a relaxed penchant for...

Blue Cupboard~Purposeful Market

Out of the blue Joan Marie from the blog here at...Joan Marie Company.com
sent me two of her textile linen sheets for hand drying kitchen needs
right from her, Blue Cupboard Pantry.
In the box addressed to me was a beautiful soft white and a
ticking striped Blue Cupboard hand sheets... a gifting 
for my kitchen.

 Look at her amazing tattered ink printed labels sewn to the hems.
Joan Marie and her Blue Cupboard Purposeful Market line is a 
wonderful home grown business and I cannot say enough
 about the quality and attention to the details she
gives her new line that is sure to be a hit.

Care instructions what can I add other then it
 soulfully embraces presentation...
and announces a pure and good
company on the rise.

Sharing the appeal after a good laundering.

 I love how rustic and rural it feels along side my Burlap Luxe hand-thrown
pottery line. I couldn't wait to  wash and hand dry them with Joan Marie's textiles,
 rural living farmhouse fashion.

Please go introduce yourself and share in the Grand~Opening of her
etsy shop due to open on June 9th.

While you are visiting Joan Marie check out her wonderful blog style, and
introduction to her newest textiles.

 Visit her by clicking on the link here...Joan Marie Company.com

 Burlap Luxe

BL Roadside pottery is coming out of firing, glazed and ready to greet your
tables very soon.
Inspiring authentic pure and good hand~made.

May 16, 2016

My French Home Creates...And A New Caretaker.

 Burlap Luxe At Home

Away from it all...

Uninhabited increases the sense of


Capturing the soul of its

 Inspiring via sourcing

Stealing time Creatively,
Seeing beauty in its

The latest created soul of light piece,
Santos cage doll
Santons (French)

hand-made molded and shaped French Cartapesta
signed Burlap Luxe piece is 
on its way to Vera,
here at...


She has been created in French Cartapesta.
A medium Burlap Luxe is known for,
along with bending and creating hand twisted
wire crowns.

Her skirt is of aged artist painted gauze, trimmed in
vintage salvaged cotton threaded lace fitted to
her caged bodice.
Being a gatherer of words...
Ephemera book word "Peaceable" is seen on her backside
cage and peeks through a gap in her skirt.
The words "the crown" appears on
her arm.


Aged and decayed with an expression of love and
thoughtfully complex.

She is featured and can be read about in my etsy shop

Thank you Vera,
for becoming her caretaker, a curator of her

Burlap Luxe

April 17, 2016

Ticking And Cloth...French Countryside Decor Textiles

 Burlap Luxe Textiles

Authentic traditional textiles in designs and patterns are not
disregarded by the French nor the lovers of its
countryside style; produced then and now.

Upholstered and painted with weathered rustic age.
Burlap Luxe 

 French Ticking

I have been sewing French throw pillow shams for my
home and Burlap Luxe etsy shop.

Centuries old rural rustic fabrics are still dominated textiles in
French interiors.
Prairie, farmhouse and countryside; old textiles lift up and compliment
every other element in its space.

 via Dore Callaway Burlap Luxe

French textiles enhance the love of living well worn with
faded age.

A thread of time.

I do not use zipper closures, yet an old envelope cuff is
sewn down tucking away perfectly placed feathery down inserts, 
giving the pillow shams a feel of centuries old.


No welting-buttons or zippers that are often associated with
modern times distract from the peasant countryside
feel and design.

 Ticking and Grain Cloth

Traditional mattress ticking; was originally kept to bleu and
grey. Now seen in various colours whether newer or older,
it's all in keeping with French countryside style thats
timeless and never lends a dated design
 Ticking Feathered Lumbar

 Drop Cloth

My French brocante style is in keeping with worn textiles,
faded and lived with.
I have had drop-cloth curtain panels in my home for
years now. 
The curtain rods are oak closet poles that I had Home Depot
cut the length for me. Then I washed them down with
a watered down grey paint giving them a
patina of all things French.

 Eyelet Brackets

The eyelet brackets was an idea I came up with to solve a problem with
not finding quite the aged rural countryside feel I was after.
I took an old metal fence post to my iron guy, asking him to
cut 3/4 inch rings and could he please follow my pattern
measurements with a post and face plate that I could
screw into the wall?
He was concerned about forging perfection, I was not.
As you see I got exactly what I was hoping for, and
what I desired.

Rural, Rustic,  And Salvaged. 
Inspiring a salvaged French textile home.
Hand Sewn by Dore
At my etsy shop...