November 27, 2010

Dreaming of a White & Gray Christmas


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Artist signed "Dore Callaway" I am featuring my latest hand painted Christmas sign inspired by, rustic intriguing European villa cottages.
"O splendid season brightened white and gray" May Christmas bring you one very special moment.


Painting a season of joy! This is one of the two "Merry Christmas" signs I have painted. They are one-of-a-kind, painted with exterior laytex enamel paints. A matte hand-rubbed sealer finish is applied for heirloom quality. While I have enjoyed painting, I have to mention there will be perhaps one more in the works, and the last of this perfectly imperfect solid mahogany wood is retired. I will be on the hunt for more pieces of aged distressed wood as well as, unique finds that will allow me to paint peaceful art with words.

I would love to Thank "Kim" at http://whitewhisper2u.blogspot.com for the etsy purchase of 1 of my 2 "Merry Christmas" signs she found, and purchased from my peaceful etsy shop! Please go visit her for some holiday cheer, while adding some cheer to her holiday!

"Inspiring a Merry Christmas" this sign may be found over at my "peaceful etsy" It SOLD! as soon as it listed.

65 comments:

Cathy said...

Beautiful sign! love it......
Cathy aka GGJ

Drawn to The Sea said...

Your little bird is so sweet, Dore. Such a gentle little creature to grace your pretty creations.

Cindy said...

Your signs are always so beautiful, I love them.
Hugs, Cindy

Donna said...

I adore your signs, Dore! The little birdie is so sweet! Hope you are having a great weekend:)

Fish Tail Cottage said...

Dore ~ i went to your etsy shop & they are both gone.... i would love to order one....xoox

Lana said...

Another beautiful piece of artwork Dore!
Congratulations on the Etsy sale. :)

Karena said...

Dore,

So special for the season!! They do look vintage!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Cheers My Sweet Friend~I am so excited for my new sign.I just had to have it.I will do a Post when I place it.~Chow Kim

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

As always, just beautiful Dore :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Burlap Luxe said...

Sorry Friends, The signs are sold!
I may be able to do one up and list it on my esty keep a watch out for one! Thank you for all your passion you show for my works of art.
xx
Dore

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a beautiful sign! The colors are so peaceful and lovely!!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a beautiful sign painted by a beautiful person! I'm not surprised it sold so quickly, Dore.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday sweetie!
xoxo,
Jo :)

kerrie said...

Oh Dore this is beautiful. And I know the good quality of your work from my `Sea Cottage` sign. :)

The delicate branch and bird are extra soft on this sign which makes me think of Christmas. I hope you keep one for yourself.

Can't wait to see the beauty you create for the holidays...do you have a tree yet? I can only imagine the gentle loveliness of your cottage.

Much love to you sweet friend of mine. ox`kerrie

Barbara Jean said...

Beautiful

blessings

barbara jean

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Bonjour Dore,
I can see why it sold right away, because it's
absolutely beautiful!!!Have a lovely Sunday.
Hugs,
Marie

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Of course all your work is beautiful!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma chère Doré, yor work is exquisitely done and your LOVE of it is the seal of authenticity and craftsmanship, par excellence. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE GRAY AND WHITE!!! Oh, this sharing of talents is so much fun!!!

Have a fabulous day, Anita

CoopDeVilla said...

Absolutely beautiful. My plan is to get Christmas going around here using whites, grays, browns and some mutted greens. Oh and isn't Etsy so much fun. You keep making those signs and of course they will keep selling because your work is outstanding.

legend in his own lunchtime said...

Just beautiful.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Dore,
This sign is really so beautiful!! You do such amazing work! And I love grays and whites together, it is so peaceful and serene. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Cat & Cricket said...

beautiful!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hey Dore, you're such a sweety. While I may not always comment, I am always inspired when I visit. Happy Sunday my friend, T

MJ Ornaments said...

Gorgeous sign!

michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful Dore!

Tina said...

Dore, your art is always so beautiful and calming...such a joy!! I love your new signs and wish I lived a LOT closer! Wishing you a wonderful week lovely lady. Hugs to you ~ Tina xx

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

A~"Dore"~able!!
Hugs,
Beth

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

what stunning work--I am new to your blog and so glad I visited-would look beautiful on a New England farmhouse door!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

So pretty Dore. You are such a wonderful painter :)

Allison said...

Beautiful signs, Dore, with the sweet birds. Those are so lovely and peaceful.

A Cottage Muse said...

So lovely ~ no wonder they went so quickly!

The Tin Rabbit said...

Beautiful!

French Basketeer.com said...

Perfection! The signs make one feel calm in this season of stress! LOVE!

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

What a lovely piece!

Reinspire said...

What a sweet way to say Merry Christmas! Your work is so beautiful Dore! Have a Blessed Holiday!
Lisa

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

BONJOUR MA BELLE! Oh Doré, YOU MOST DEFINITELY would be someone I would LOVE TO VISIT AND MEET FACE TO FACE!!! That is right, you are in California! Oh, what joy it has been to meet at least 3 blogger pals...one in California, one here in Minneapolis and then another blogger CAME HERE to visit family and then stopped by my home. What a wonderous affair....and, I am going to Canada this summer to visit with a group of bloggers as well! So, my dreams are coming true. Isn't this a lovely time of year dearest? I am so happy to have come to know you all and YOU ARE SO SPECIAL AND KIND....your art reveals so much of what you love and SEE WITH YOUR MIND and what you want to share...precious little things with wings that deliver hope, kindness and charity. Oh how lovely is that.....

Mille bises ma chère! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh ma belle, I cannot access your email...here is mine:

rivani@bethel.edu

I will reply to your email with the informtion you asked for!

BISOUS! Anita

Gwynnie B said...

Dore', your beautiful artwork has taught me to appreciate white and gray! I'm a woman of color but your colors show me the light and love that radiate through you and back out to us.

You rock, Ms. D!! Love your style and love how you influence me, dahling :)

Jill said...

Pure beauty Dore!
Enjoy the season !!
xo
Jill

Fish Tail Cottage said...

Hey there.....just got my goodies in the mail from your Etsy store....so excited! They are just beautiful & so perfect for my new den. THANK YOU! will be posting pics once its all done! you've got me thinking of painting!!! xoxo

Fish Tail Cottage said...

ps - let me know when another "Merry Christmas" sign is ready! Hugs.

Tracey said...

Dore it's just beautiful!!! I'm not the least bit surprised it's already sold!

Hugs ~

:) T

Rebecca said...

Your sign is great-I'd grab it up too!

time-worn interiors said...

Your sign are lovely! I love everything about them!
Theresa
aka:TOT

theoldboathouse said...

Wow another stunning amazing painted work...you are soo clever xx Katherine

Zuzu said...

Very pretty, Doré! The colors are so serene.
Wishing you a lovely day,
Zuzu

Ticking and Toile said...

Oh my goodness Dore. It's so beautiful!
xo,
Shellagh

Heaven's Walk - said...

Dore, you do such seriously beautiful work! Love the colors you always choose. :)

xoxo laurie

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

AY YAY YAY MY LOVE!!!! This is a gorgeous sign. You really hit it just right=0) I love seeing all you do. Superb taste my friend.

XOXO,
Carol

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Beautiful, wishing you a very Merry Christmas and many sales. Hugs!

Anji Johnston said...

As always Dore, pure perfection. You really know how to capture the moment: no glitz or bling, but purity and calm.
Wishing you the warmest of Christmas cheer. Good luck with the 'wood' hunting!

Romeo said...

The birds flew away and now they sing the song of your talent in their new homes. Happy are the birds and those who listen to their beautiful songs. Your creations, are as always purrfect!

Purrs to mew dear friend!

Romeo and "her"

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

it is beautiful... i am not surprised it sold fast! ;)

Rosemary said...

Hi Dore,
Thanks!!
Beautiful sign. I love it!!
You are so talented!!
Happy Holidays!
xo,
Rosemary

lila Check said...

that is an amazing editorial
totally loveee it!

Country Livin' said...

your blog is beautiful as is the Christmas sign!
Trish xo

The Gilded Cherub said...

Hello, I just wanted to say how much I enjoy looking at your blog.. great pics. I'm new to blogging, I look forward to returning to your blog!
Lorene
PS.... Love the christmas sign that sold

Ann said...

That sign is so lovely...

First time visitor and I love what I'm seeing:)

ProjectHope7 said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!! So peaceful, and inviting... Your work is precious!

cathy b

http://palmbreezeliving.blogspot.com

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red ticking said...

so pretty... xx

Tanya said...

I can see why it sold so quickly. Love the muted colors.

Terrell said...

LOOOOVE this sign Dore!! I received my card today...it just made me smile so much! Blessings to you, my dear friend!
Huge hugs,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Rebecca said...

The signs are wonderful, I am sure you can't keep up. Hope your Christmas season is going well
Blessings
Rebecca

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I am new to your blog. Your signs are stunning. I adore the soft color palette. They are absolutely lovely.

Sandy said...

Love it, so Jeanne d'Arc Living!

I love my giveaway presents, too, blogging about it in January!

Bisous,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Mikey said...

Beautiful! Très Chic! Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année. I hope you'll come and vist with me at Shabby French Cottage!