April 27, 2011

An Artist Paints Artful Imperfections

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I have a love affair with paint, by now most of you know that. This modest French farmhouse drop leaf table is another thrift shop find, it gave no indication of what lies beyond its dark stained finish, until I refinished it with artful imperfection inspired by European rusticity. I refinished it in a whiter shade of pale, giving it a quiet and calm feel to it, ready to add to any serene setting. This informal table lends itself for many uses in unexpected places, letting this piece tell you where it wants to be.

I added uneven shades of white and soft French gray giving it a patina that you would find on an age-old European flea market find. "This piece is understated. it's not trying to be boastful, just awe-inspiring."

This slightly oversize piece adds subtle drama to any intimate space of calm where functional, and decorative seek harmony with its soulfully given patina and relaxed elegance without being too imposing. What I didn't know is how perfect its use is being a side table to read at, a sofa table, as well as an easy fitted accent piece to any room.

I want to draw attention to the little sweet lavender scented bird pillow leaning up against the framed print. It was gifted to me from my sweet Oregon state friend Kim, along with a few other wonderful goodies, it has added nature to my vignette theme of birds and there places of shelter. Please go say hello to Kim she is a doll to get to know if you don't already know her, thank you dear friend see you soon!! You can visit Kim at... http://whitewhispers2u.blogspot.com
Inspiring artful imperfections in a great thrift shop find.

April 24, 2011

Crown Him The King...Crowned Cage

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Easter Crown, One-of-a-kind birdcage with crown.

Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne.
Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity.

Crown Him the Lord of Heaven, enthroned in worlds above,
Crown Him the King to Whom is given the wondrous name of Love.
Crown Him with many crowns, as thrones before Him fall;
Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns, for He is King of all.
~Godfrey Thring, 1874

May be found soon in my peaceful etsy shop along with all my other hand crafted altered art cages.

Inspiring love, and peace.

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"

April 06, 2011

GiveAway...Pure & Natural

A New Spirit Transforming What Nature Gives Us...

A Pure & Natural Organic "GiveAway" Ends on 4-16-2011
"ECO-NATURAL SOAP" approached me (Dore) once again at (Burlap Luxe) with a BEAUTIFUL offer as to would I like to feature their company with a spring Easter GiveAway!! What could I say other then yes! Once again I would love to feature your PURE BEAUTY. Eco natural soap products are sold in 43 local retail stores, and they just picked up the account with "Whole Foods Chain" retailing their product line. "Eco Natural Soap Company" is dedicated to promoting a healthier beauty for you personally as well as your family, and friends. The love that they put into their natural product's shows that LOVE HEALS, while respecting nature. "Eco-Natural Soap" knew they had to create a product that not only was pure but natural made with 100% pure natural health ingredients, while making a difference in our health, and beauty. This Company is not eco-ordinary, they are eco-fabulous.

Seaweed & Cucumber Exotic Butters Complexion Bar
This is a magnificent bar of soap your skin will feel like you already used a moisturizer cream after use. You will notice immediate results, your skin will be smoother, softer, and younger looking with the first cleansing. The prolonged use creates incredible results! Scientific studies of chlorella vulgaris have shown the reduction or total elimination of facial skin imperfections. Furthermore, scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, and cellulite have been reduced or eliminated all over the body.
(Pierre-Yves Morvan and Romuald Vallee – Codif International, France)
Chlorella Vulgaris naturally encourages collagen, and elastin regeneration at the cellular level, your skin will become more youthful as the elasticity, and vitality returns. Most collagen cosmetics source their collagen from chicken’s feet, and the particulate size of the collagen is actually too large to be absorbed by human skin!

Seaweed and Cucumber Complexion Balm 2oz Jar
The ingredients are specifically formulated to reduce skin blemishes, especially laugh lines, and crow’s feet wrinkles, it works very fast to lighten, and remove brown spots on the skin, you should Google search these expensive ingredients.
This formula is a little slower to absorb than the other balms, it is best used as a PM Moisturizer application for all night contact with the skin. This balm is recommended for complexion but it is excellent for all over the body, the chlorella in this balm performs even better than the complexion bar because of continued contact with the skins use, the complexion bar use on scars, stretch marks, cellulite, and then massage in some of this balm for noticeable results in a very short time. Here is the answer from Estee Lauder about the ingredients in their Anti-Wrinkle Regimen at $160.50 an ounce; “At this time, our web site does not include information about ingredients”. Does that make you feel good about what you’re buying to apply to your face?

Luscious Lips All Natural Lip Balm
This balm is non-greasy and fast absorbing nurturing the unique skin of your lips for hours, it can be worn under lipsticks, it actually helps to keep out some of the bad ingredients that is found in most lipsticks. Most commercial lip products actually contain ingredients that are considered drying agents; glycols. Some use lanolin, Lanolin is a yellow waxy substance secreted by the sebaceous glands of wool-bearing animals mostly sheep, these ingredients actually dry your lips, and cause you to use the product over, and over for relief yet you still have dry lips, it really takes such a small amount of this balm to do the job “All Natural” ingredients designed to give you “luscious Lips!"
The Cocoa Butter formula has pure Cocoa Butter added, and the Peppermint has Japanese Peppermint added to the formula.

"ECO-NATURAL SOAP" is offering to the winner of this GiveAway your choice of
(2) Skin and Body Balm, (2) Bars of Soap and your choice of (1) Lip Balm...
All totaling up to the amount of $50.00 depending on what your product choice is with "eco-natural soap" offer

RULES: For (3) chances to win...
1. Leave a comment, and please visited their web-site. http://econaturalsoap.com

2. You may post my GiveAway button from my side bar on your site, and
will count for another chance.
3. Tell me you follow my blog, or become a follower of my blog.
you may enter up to 3 different comments counting for 3 chances.

COLLECT: your GiveAway! You will go to their web/site choose your items leaving them a message with your shipping address on the orders check-out letting them know that you won their giveaway! I will also let them know who won after I get your mailing address.

GiveAway will end on... April 16th 2011
You will be enamored with the recycled book page packaging labels on there products, and most of all their dedication to preserving the health and beauty of your skin.

What a BEAUTIFUL soulful SPRING GIFT to a loved one! letting them know you care, while spreading the love for buying PURE & GOOD!!
"Inspiring a simple and pure Spring!"

April 01, 2011

Excited About "Lavender Fields Home"

I'm celebrating!!
I want to introduce an amazing shop, and their online catalog to you, "Lavender Fields Home Boutique."

I am so excited, and honored to have been approached by "Lavender Fields Home Boutique" shop owner, and buyer for her retail shop, as well as online catalog. Lavender Fields Home had inquired about my art and products I feature on my site, and took interest in carrying my hand painted one-of-a-kind peaceful vintage solid mahogany signs painted and created by me!! I am excited to bring more of my works of art to New York, and to Lavender Fields Home Boutique cottage industry, so excited I got right to work on her first order.

Lavender Fields Home Boutique is a beautiful romantic home decor shop located in the historic village of Port Jefferson, New York. At Lavender Fields they believe a home should be cherished, and filled with things you love. Their commitment is to offer products and items for a homes beauty, adding to our hearts desire with unique and truly fabulous pieces blending into our own design styles. Lavender Fields Home stands behind their product line knowing they are bringing you top quality in their beautiful items. Lavender Fields Home is pleased to have been featured in many top magazines such as Romantic Homes, Country Living, InStyle Weddings, Cookie Magazine, Cottage Style, Cottages & Bungalows, and so many more.

Lavender Fields Home invites you to visit their beautiful store, as well as their online catalog making it a truly beautiful experience.

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My hand painted signs painted on vintage solid mahogany are now a part of the Lavender Fields Home Boutique shop & online catalog family, and I am so honored.

"Lavender Fields Home" featured piece from their beautiful lines of jewelry you will love and admire..."She discovered her inner junk girl" necklace online featured under women...Lavender Fields Home must see pieces, up close, and personal.

Sugarboo Designs, pillows & signs will charm your home with just the right conversation pieces.

Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Collection Furniture - OnLine!
Lavender Fields Home is happy to announce Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic furniture is back! Visit their online store for the full collection....They love it, and you will too!

The Amazing "Taylor Scott Collection" can also be viewed and ordered online...
At Lavender Fields they are proud to feature "Taylor Scott" Slipcovered and Upholstered furniture all manufactured in the United States using superior construction and the finest materials. Each piece is bench-made by hand, one piece at a time with frames built of kiln dried northern hardwood, and steel springs which are hand tied for the best construction. Slipcovers are hot-washed, allowing for shrinkage and many years of convenient home laundering and manufactured by Taylor Scott.

I myself (Dore) is pleased to tell you I have this same "Taylor Scott" T-back sofa $3,220.00 slipped covered in "Italian White Matlase" sitting in my euro chic living room, you can see it peak-a-booing behind my pictured peaceful signs. I just love this sofa, it is overly filled with down feather cloud pillows, their cushions and back seating are wrapped in down feathers for the best comfort. The owner Jeff has dealt with me (Dore L. Callaway Interior design) with the many Taylor Scott sofas I have placed in the homes of my clients, and the interior design work I create in the many estate model homes in Southern California. If you choose to order a Taylor Scott sofa from Lavender Fields you won't be disappointed.

Lavender Fields Home, HomeKeeping features one of their lines of household goods all natural products "Farmhouse" line, making your home pure & Natural.

You will also love the "Audrey Table cloth" dressed in ruffles, perfect for any eventful party, as well as a garden wedding table topper for displaying of your beautiful wedding cakes, Lavender Fields can help you with this eventful day nation wide.

Viewing "Belle Notte" Linens, from feminine ruffled linens to relaxed velvets, Belle Notte dressess our most presious rooms with relaxed elegance to euro chic French farmhouse style, Bella Notte creates rooms to love.

"Lavender Fields Home" Includes all your beautiful home needs from top home designers, Shabby Chic, Somerset Bay, Salvage Furniture, Jane Keltner, Taylor Scott, Coastal Living Collection, Womens and Childrens line, Linens, Jewelry, HandBags & Totes, and their special features of their New Arrivals! Please visit the online shop if you are not visiting New York anytime soon, you will be inspired. You may also become a follower of her blog @ http://lavenderfieldshome.blogspot.com

Thank you "Lavender Fields Home Boutique" for letting my art be placed in the hands of a new resting place.