April 15, 2011

A Winner!!...A Place Of Shelter

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Announcing the WINNER!! Of the Eco-Natural GiveAway!
"Shelter" altered art created by me (Dore) Listening to what it wanted to be.

While I am excited to announce the "WINNER" of the Eco-Natural Soap GiveAway! I first want to introduce my latest new pieces of art I have created. Inspired by eco-naturals spring GiveAway! for a healthy natural beauty and natural products for our home and with the book release by FIFI O'NEILL "Romantic Prairie Style"... Nature, and places of shelter came to mind, yes Fifi invites us in sharing beautiful homes that shelter with inspired country life. The spirit of a home is expressed with artful surroundings, making our homes a peaceful place of shelter.

Being a visual artist I create with the things that inspire me, always adding a rustic calm with authentically old worn pieces bringing to it a new life. I found this beat up old metal display dish with the appeal much like someone could have been panning for gold with it. The very tarnished dents and abuse to it did not sway me from the surprising tagged price of $6.99 not your typical thrift shop find in this shape, but it was my find, and well worth the buy for what I had in mind for it.

I created a time worn cage with a history to it, lending a place of shelter with recycled pieces of wire and aviary wire mesh. A sweet touch is the altered bird ephemera book art used for a perching swing as a piece of art. Then by adding primer, paint and tattered charm, this relic of a birdcage created with ordinary scraps makes it unforgettable.

That little bird has chosen his shelter. Above it are the stars and the
deep heaven of worlds. Yet he is rocking himself to sleep without
caring for tomorrow's lodging, calmly clinging to his little twig,
and leaving God to think for him.
- Luther

My latest word for my hand painted signs,"SHELTER" they will be included in my peaceful etsy shop! A sign that reminds us of a place of shelter, while soulfully inspiring a place of peace and calm, making it a place to rest our heart apon.

By FIFI O'Neill "Romantic Prairie Style" No velvet ropes in these places of shelter, a beautiful book put together with inspiring homes, the homes featured were meant to inspire every design detail of a life well lived...Romantic Prairie Style.

You may visit eco-natural soap at http://econaturalsoap.com. I also want to thank each and everyone of you for your support and beautiful comments. Eco natural soap feel so blessed that you showed so much excitement over their product GiveAway! featuring their 100% healthy natural line. They would love for you to visit their site and get acquainted with what they have to offer you with beautiful skin renewal and their natural home care products. Visit "econaturalsoap.com" and try their herbal beauty and natural healing products made for a healthier home and a more beautiful you.

Having to calculate a winner is the tough part, although their is only one, (1) winning number picked by the automatic calculator used, I find myself wishing I could make all of you the winners! announcing that you all have the winning entry number for Eco-Naturals GiveAway!

The WINNING number is #46 CONGRATULATIONS! to our beautiful WINNER!!

"Calculated through Random.org"
Please visit Lori's beautiful site at http://katiesrosecottage.blogspot.com

"Inspiring Pure & Good Products For You, And Your Place Of Shelter"


Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Dore,
WOW--I love your gorgeous creation!!! And I love the shelter paintings--so totally precious! (and brilliant!)

Congratulations to the winner--I am so HAPPY for her!!!

Victoria said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner!!! Your new creation is gorgeous Dore, I love it! I'm hoping to buy one of your signs eventually but I've gone a bit hog wild on Etsy lately sooooo, I have to discipline myself for a bit:)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Crystal said...

I love the bird cage!! It's perfect!!! The signs are awesome too!!! Congrats Lori!!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Dore - you've done it again, girl! :) You are such a talented artist! I just adore that sweet homemade birdcage. It's certainly one of a kind, and so terribly sweet!!!! You should make more of them and sell them. I'd be first in line! :)

xoxo laurie

Unknown said...

Very beautiful, Dore! I just love what you've created from that little dish. Such vision. You write purely from the heart & I love it. Congratulations, Lori!

Karena said...

Dore, how beautiful!! I love your works of art.

I also love EcoNatural products!

Come and enter my fashionable giveaway from The French Basketeer!

Art by Karena

Angela said...

It is so beautiful! I love everything about it.

Seawashed said...

Dore I love your new signs!!!! What a perfect word that carrys so much meaning...and comfort. I also like it because it is unique. I haven't seen anything with that name on it. They are just beautiful! And your aviary artwork is whimsically unique. Loveliness always found here in your peaceful place. Blowing sea kisses to you my dear dear friend. ox kerrie

Suz said...

It is a beautiful work of art. I am inspired to
visit your etsy shop again. Thanks for sharing
it with us.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Fabulous my Dear! You are very creative with just about using nothing.I must say! Darling lil Shelter you made for some sweet one to rest their lil head.
I am excited for my signs, but take your time.I can wait.
Congrats to the winner, do enjoy~Cheers Kim

Beach House Living said...

Such a sweet piece Dore'. A place for feather friends to take cover yet not be caged...

Congratulations Lori.

shabbyechic.blogspot.it said...

I like this.....all that...very much!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Amazing...how talented and creative you are.

Hooray for the winner!!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest one! What a lucky winner, absolutely a LUCKY WINNER!!! I just love the simplicity but AMAZING beauty of your creation here...that is what is so eyecatching!


awal.ny said...

I absolutely love your little shelter. It would be a lucky bird to live there. Very creative use of what you bought.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Yayyyy I am so excited!! Thank you so much!! I cannot wait to try their products, they sound wonderful ~

Your sweet shelter and new signs are gorgeous!!


Pamela said...

OH Dore this is a gorgeous creation!
I love all the elements you have used.
You are an amazing artist!!!

Pamela xo

Rozen van papier said...

C'est très joli! J'adore ce style,

Bonne soirée,

Sandi said...

I LOVE this creation!!!! Just beautiful!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Merci Janny,
Je suis inspiré par le printemps, ce qui en fait une âme.
La cloche de cage chante à tous ceux qui le voir inperson.
Merci de visiter mon doux ami.

Anonymous said...

And thank YOU, sweet Dore, for adding some beauty to my day!! Congratulations to the winner!
Happy Sunday, and have a great week coming up!

BonjourRomance said...

COngratulations to Lori, what a fantastic giveaway. Your creation is a beauty Doré!
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead,

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Congratulations Lori!!

My...your newest creation is just beautiful! Simple, serene, sweet....sigh!

decorator to the stars said...


Crimson Heart Studios said...

Very very pretty, It would also be a fun bird feeder! Maybe on a bigger scale, and not as fancy, would look cute hanging outside with real birds setting on it.

Tamra said...

Congratulations to the winner!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your new creation is just beautiful Dore!!
Love it.Congratulations to the lucky winner.
Have a wonderful day.



Alicia said...

Es precioso.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh ma belle, merci pour tes mots si amicaux....je suis a l'ecole (pas d'accents depuis cet ordinateur) et je suis pressee....mais je voulais venir te remercier pour ton amitie qui m'est tres chere....grosses bises et j'adore ces cages!!!! Anita

Burlap Luxe said...

Merci mon ami, vous êtes une joie, une amitié sans jamais se rencontrer encore sentir comme si nous avions.
La petite cage a été inspiré par une plaque d'étain endommagé, mais il est devenu quelque chose à aimer.
Merci mon ami, Anita je ne peux pas attendre pour voir la pièce d'un logement que vous avez créé.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I adore your creation - it is just fabulous!

designchic said...

What a beautiful new creation....love it!!

Cindy said...

Your little birdie shelter is like the sweetest thing i've ever seen.. it's precious...


Marlene said...

beautiful creation..filled with the Dore magic she adds to all her pieces! thank you for stopping by..I am back! The sign you made me hangs proudly in my shop and everyone adores it when they come in...I need to go thru your blog slowly and take in all you have done these past months! The ocean here says hi...last time I went there..asked me when Dore may come and stop by for a visit??? take care xoxo Marlene

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh ma belle, j'aime bien que tu aies sauvé cet objet endommagé...c'est comme notre vie, n'est-pas? Dieu nous prend et Il nous réssucite à la vie nouvelle....quel cadeau!


raggygirlvintage said...

Love how you created something beautiful from nothing!

Marie-Anne said...

J'aime beaucoup ces maisons d'oiseaux!

Kelly Frances Dunn said...

Dear Dore,

You created a priceless work of whimsy from something that was disregarded. It is fantastic and I just love the delicate touches of detail that show how much you care, about everything :) Congrats to the winner, I am sorry I missed out on my chances to win!! Love, Kelly

Amy Chalmers said...

quite extraordinary that little bird cage Dore! It is charming!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I love this post. It so reminds me of my Grandparents who were eco friendly artist before it was hip to be so. You never knew what to expect when you visited them. Your creation reminds me so much of the things they would make. Thanks for the memories!!! ~~Sherry~~

Simple Home said...

Congratulations to the winner! Your birdcage creation is beautiful Dore :-)
Have a glorious Easter.

Brianne said...

I absolutely adore your wire birdcage with the artbook. Beautiful. Peace.

michelle said...

Congrats to the winner!
Dore your pieces are just beautiful! I love your birdcage and signs are just perfect. You always inspire me and ease my soul with your beautiful creations my friend. Thank you. :)
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter!!

La Petite Gallery said...

Well gosh. Somebody is a lucky person. You have a beautiful blog. congratulations on the giveaway.
Drop over sometime.


Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

hello! i was so lucky to read fishtail cottage's post about her beautiful christmas sign. you are so talented! i love your work and the bird theme is very prevalent in my home and around my farm. have a wonderful weekend!

joanna said...


Beautiful as always, your blog and viewing your art is my 'sanctuary' was a busy frantic world.

Have a blessed and happy Easter,


La Brocanteuse said...

Dore....this little magic bird "castle" is just too gorgeous ...you are so talented and such a special person, hope we get to meet one day..thank you for being a blogging friend! much love
Colette x ~ Afrique du Sud

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Oh Dore! That is just SUPER DUPER COOL! I love it and I am totally stealing that idea...I only steal from the best!! When I get around to making one myself, I will send people on over to you let them know where I stole it from! :-) Don't be surprised if you find one just like it in Anthropology or some other cool store....where do you think they get their cool ideas??

Thanks for visiting me - it is such a treat when you do...I get so busy and I am so happy to get a "tap on the shoulder" by my lovely readers and that gives me an excuse to stop what I am doing and visit. And when I do? I just linger and linger and think...damn! Why don't I come here more often! Gotta stop working so much! Her stuff is just fab!!!

Elizabeth - big fan :-)

paperbird said...

i love your sweet little sanctuaries. they are beautiful~

d e l i g h t said...

This is a great idea! Have been enjoying your archives. A new follower.

Alicia said...

Todo maravilloso.
Wonderfull. Congratulations.

esss said...

Good stuff. You're doing a good job getting the word out and the right speakers. Keep it up.
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Dore I just fell in love with your work and Blog, on this coming friday I will surely talk about you on my blog...the agenda is always : shabby-chic on friday...if you like you can see it on friday morning..my compliments for such a beautiful work you do!!!