February 09, 2012

A GiveAway... With Drama


"click on photo to Théâtre enlarge details"

I have created with heirloom quality in mind knowing they will delight for decades to come. It is my wish to inspire artwork and handwork within all of us. Have you ever created something or received something that touched you so gently that you had to cry, well I was touched in this manner when I visited Anita at "castles crowns cottages" and experienced her opéra théâtre production that moved me with a need to create one of my own, this then lead me to creating many for my peaceful etsy shop and more coming soon.

“I have been creating for a lifetime; probably influenced by life itself.”

Taking a theatrical approach to creating and setting the stage for drama where the walls are marked with age and the distressing of time providing a perfect backdrop with imperfect age to what appears to be an abandoned old French theatre in France.The wire chandelier hanging over center stage is layered with textures and paints dramatically adding the right kind of rightness where this rustic old French stage echoes performances bygone. It made a whole lot of sense to me why I would love to share some theatrical drama with you in a G I V E A W A Y! and sharing the joy of being your own producer in a memorable performance of a stage production.



A Toy Theatre is a miniature stage, built in card or wood where Children perform plays on it using characters and scenes cut out from printed sheets of paper dolls and text written in a simple "playbook". The audience would normally be family and friends who view the stage. Adults too were known to use them, especially the large elaborate ones as I have now listed in my etsy shop!

Opéra Théâtre appeared in the Paris department store Etrennes catalog for many years, circa 1875. Originally crafted to entertain child's play but adults found creative pleasure in producing performances as well.
Theatre doll mice and papier goods are not included in this giveaway! You may make or purchase papier dolls or holiday lights to light your theatre and ornaments setting your stage with seasonal drama with a performance that will delight all.

Opéra Théâtre Valued at $120.00
retrieved from my etsy shop.

Théâtre size: 16" length 13"1/2 height 7" depth

GiveAway rules for 3 entries at chance to win:

(1.)Become a follower comment me you follow.

(2.)Post GiveAway! on your sidebar.

(3.)Re-post my GiveAway in a posting on you blog site you may edit to the size you want to post.

Giveaway will end at 10:00 PM on 2-17-12

You may visit my French Opera Théâtres and Théâtres at my etsy shop Here! BurlapLuxe

79 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I would love to own something made by your hands Dore. I'm already a follower.

Ashley said...

May I please be entered in the giveaway ? =) I have been admiring these for as long as you had these in your shop.....Wishing you a lovely Friday Dore!! Xoxoxo ~Ashley (I am a follower of your blog)

Christel Hutson said...

Dear Dore, Please enter me for this giveaway! As you know, I am already a follower, and huge fan of your beautiful work! I have also posted about your giveaway on my blog, go take a peek when you get a minute. I love these theatres, and wanted to try and create one myself, but could never do it justice, or create a beautiful little theatere to compare to both you and Anita! xoxo Christel

stephanie said...

Thrilled to have discovered your blog this evening. The music, your written words, and the lovely images has made this a wonderful visit.

I had to become a follower...

Anita said...

I am a follower...I love your work...and words

Kate said...

Hi Dore

What a beauty to give this amazing giveaway my friend. Im a follower and wouldlove to be entered in.

Love to you
Kate
xoxo

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Dore I cannot believe you are giving one of your Theatre's! What a generous Giveaway. You know I am a follower and will share your Giveaway on my blog. Did you change to the new Blogger interface? your blog feels so white and pure...loveliness.

la Brocanteuse said...

My heart gave a"jump" when I saw your give away. I have not been able to forget your adorable theatres since you posted about them...
Thank you for your generous heart to share this, may the person lucky enough to be the curator of this very special creation, enjoy the magic and dreams that will acompany it. you know I admire all you do.Good luck and enjoy this give away.
Colette xx

carmen said...

me gustaría participar en tu sorteo, lo anuncio en la barra lateral de mi blog

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dear one, this is so sweet and so EXCITING! Since I have several of my own, I will not enter, but I am thrilled to see your work here and I hope that the winner will truly appreciate every detail you have lovingly put in. THANK YOU for being inspired by my little FUN!!!!!!! LOVE TO YOU CHÈRIE! Anita

A Cottage Muse said...

What an honor it would be to win this beautiful work of art from your heart Dore! Thank you for the chance, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

Have a beautiful weekend!

summersoul said...

Dore,
You are so generous. I love your theaters. They truly are a work of art. I will certainly post on my blog. Take good care.

MC

Sandi said...

I adore all your treasures Dore and I would love to win this beauty!! I have been a follower for a long time. You do gorgeous work!!
Blessings~

Sandi said...

I posted this lovely giveaway on my blog sidebar. Thanks again Dore!!
Blessings~

Cindy said...

Your little theaters are actually one of the coolest things i've ever seen. I absolutely love them, they're magical!

Cindy

Karena said...

Dore what a very special Giveaway; I would be so proud to win! Of course I am a faithful follower!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

French Basketeer.com said...

Longtime follower, and of course I would love to win because I would have great fun styling up your fantastic theatre~~

Saun said...

Oh wow how adorable I would love to win this. I am a follower

Saun

BellaRustica said...

Count me in. I will create a special posting to celebrate your beauty, talent, & heart. In honor of Valentines day let me say this - You have heart Dore Calloway.

la Brocanteuse said...

It is a honor to share your blog and give away on my blog and side bar. See my mention...
I am a proud follower of you! Colx

Ana said...

Me encantaría participar en tu sorteo, pero no tengo blog asi que tu decides, te dejo mi correo por si tengo suerte, acamarah.50@gmail.com.....besos Ana (mucuy)

thetravellingprince said...

What a charming idea - and a lovely way to continue the heritage of story telling.... so often a forgotten art.

time worn interiors said...

You can count me in for that for sure! Thanks for offering one of your creations!

tot

SolDucky said...

Beautiful! I am a follower.

Cat & Cricket said...

Smiling... i read the header, and am like...ok... what foolish person had way too much time on their hands and gave this woman grief over her giveaway...
THEN I CLICKED!!!!
heavens!
speechless....
A work of art!
Have a wonderful weekend and holiday..
You are a generous soul...
xoxo
C

JoAnne said...

Oh, I know and love this piece! Have it saved as an etsy favorite and visit if often-what an inspiration. Would love to win this and create my own little piece of drama.
I'm already a follower and will happily post your giveaway on my blog.
My fingers are crossed....

Beach House Living said...

What a sweet stage!

gypsy rose said...

I am a follower! Would love to win such a breathtaking wonderful piece of art. I've admired it for quite some time and have had it bookmarked.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, Dore, this is totally fabulous, my friend!!! You are amazing!!!
Love,
Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

I just posted it on my sidebar!!

Cindy Adkins said...

One more thing....On Sunday night, I post my Link Party for Monday...Just link up this post so people can see it!!!

kslgoblue said...

Love the little opera house - so magical. Your things are lovely!

kslgoblue said...

I am a follower and have reposted your lovely give away.

kslgoblue84@gmail.com

JunkySouthernGurl2 said...

I am a new follower and I am amazed at your talent...and that you would host a giveaway of this beautiful item is awe inspiring! Thank you so much.

Andrea

janet said...

Oh Dore...how lovely is this! I would love to own this beautiful piece of art.

My dear friend Kim sent me here and I am very happy to know you.

I will be tweeting and sharing on Facebook if that alright with you.

your new follower,
janet xox
http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

Ozma of Odds said...

...be still, my heart...
dearest Dore ~
i can personally attest to the magic behind your soulful creations...
wonderous and beautiful, they seep down to the very core of you ~
changing you, without you even knowing it...so much so, that NOTHING other than another delightful creation, that has your fingerprint on it, will do!!
i truly hope that the recipient of this magical fairy theatre, will recognize just how special, this gift is...

~ sheer fabulousness ~

xoxo, Rosemary

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I love it, Dore!
I follow your blog and would love to have this work of art in my home.
xoxo~Tracie

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Your button is on my blog sidebar now, Dore.
xoxo

Divine Theatre said...

I have been eyeing these in your shop! Love, love love!
Oh! To have an ounce of your talent and patience!

xo
Andie

Tammy...ClothandPatina said...

Be still my heart...your blog and work are unbelievably beautiful.

(((hugs)))

Nancy said...

I have seen these in your shop and they are just Beautiful! I would just love to win such a stunning piece, a true labor of Love!

Yes, I am a follower~

Huggs, Nancy

Nancy said...

I have added your Give Away to my Blog Sidebar, coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com

Nancy

My Petite Maison said...

Hi again, Dore...
Shared with FB page (you probably saw) and it was published to my Twitter followers as well. Just saw that Living in France Forums has retweeted it to all their followers as well.

Hope it brings you many entries and customers my friend!
xoxo~Tracie

Gail Berlet said...

Oh my Gosh....what a beautiful, lovely give-away...sigh...so precious. A true work of art, sigh...

Laurie Blaswich said...

Hi Dore,

Your creativeness has no boundaries. With God there are no limits.

Fondly,
Laurie

P.S.I will post your giveaway on my sidebar.

Crimson Heart Studios said...

Hi Dore, What a wonderful blessing to win a chance for your beautiful work. I've been working on some crazy goodness that is so up your alley. I'll let you know when I post it. Hugs, Cindy

Vintage Home said...

What a super Gift!

Fishtail Cottage said...

I'm a follower & would love to be entered in this beautiful giveaway!....

la Brocanteuse said...

A girl in awe can dream...of magical stories shared by tiny mice, of another world where all is at peace
in her own theatre...Mesmerising bliss...
I am holding thumbs and try all that is allowed to enter,
Thank you for allowing to wish and play
XX Col

Laura said...

Hi lovely Dore, I was coming to visit you and so very pleased that i did!!! would love to be included in your giveaway; i have been a follower and I am going to post in the next two days or so and will add your giveaway. I understand if international postage makes it not available to myself, but it would probably cost way, way to much to send this far! Sweetness and love to you gorgeous lady!
laura xxx

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Beautiful and Gracious!
Thank you for the chance!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest, this song is INDEED PERFECT FOR US, we who love the ethereal and special moments of bliss and inspiration from dear friends like YOU. THANK YOU for this special invitation to listen to a lovely moment before I go to work. BLESSINGS TO YOU today as we celebrate not only romance, but the love that GOD gives us for anyone of His blessed souls. LOVE LOVE LOVE TO YOU MY PRECIOUS FRIEND!!!!!!! Anita

decorator to the stars said...

DORE, PICK ME :) I WOULD LOVE TO SELL TO YOUR SHOP, IT'S SOUNDS GREAT! GIO

Zuzu said...

Such a beautiful giveaway, Dore!!!
I follow you from my sidebar... does that count? I hope so! Google is going to eliminate the Google Friend Connect gadget sometime this spring, so I've moved who I follow into my sidebar. I don't know what will happen to all my followers. ???
Anyway, I would love to have my name tossed in the hat.
Wishing you & yours a Happy Valentine's Day!
Hugs,
Zuzu

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Happy Valentines Day My Dear Friend! xox I so thought I already left you a message and I don't see it here.
I love these lil Operah Theatres they are so sweet and magical.How special it would be to win one~Cheers Kim

Sandee said...

Happy Heart Day.....

Love your blog and lovely photos.

{i followed and posted about your giveaway, also liked on facebook :)}

Privet and Holly said...

So beautiful, Dore!
Stopped by to see
what you have been
creating and to wish
you a Valentine's Day
full of love.

xx Suzanne

Sandee said...

didn't realize I needed to comment three seperate times...So here is number 2. {thanks for letting me know...you hve enspired me today!}

Sandee said...

Last comment...to make 3. :)

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

Hi Dore I sent a shout out for you & tried to leave a comment. Sending from my phone as I am still having computer issues. Hope you get this one & hope you get tons of followers for such a generous giveaway. Xo Laura

WhiteWhispers2u said...

I was over at your Etsy shop and love the new opera sign, it would go so perfect with the opera house.I love your work it simply makes me feel so good inside every time I walk by my items you have made for me.So of course I would be thrilled to own one of these treasures.I have posted your giveaway on my blog~Cheers & Blessings Kim xox

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh Dore,

I would love to win your beautiful theatre. I am a happy follower.

Hugs,
Judy

Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

How unique! I love them! I just became a follower. Thank you for the chance to win.

Shannon said...

Oh my these are so gorgeous! I am a new follower and might just keep your blog up all day to listen to this music :)

Victoria said...

Oh my goodness, how did I almost miss out on this? Luckily I caught it in time!!! I would be over the moon to win this! I have it pinned in my Pinterest:)

I am already a follower of yours:)

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Anything for you my Sweet Friend!This is such a special Giveaway anyone would be so blessed to win~Cheers Kim xox

WhiteWhispers2u said...

I'm back! I posted to my sidebar for you.Such a lovely Giveaway~Cheers Kim xox

Lisa Gatz said...

I don't think my comment posted. I love your giveaway! I'm a follower now.

Karen D'Amico said...

What an amazing treasure! I'm certainly following ~ K

Ascension said...

Me encantaria participar en tu sorteo, es una fantastico regalo.
Subo el aviso a mi blog.
besitos ascension

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Happy to see who the Lucky Winner will be~Cheers Kim xox

Ulrike said...

...ooohhhhhh, what a lovely Giveaway...it`s so sweet...
I`m a follower now... :O)

Kiss, Ulli (Germany)

rochambeau said...

Dear Dore,
It is a true pleura to see your miniature Opera Thetre's !! you have created gentle works of beauty. So subtle and peaceful and charming!
Brava Bella!!!

xox
Constance

Montse said...

I'm sure it's to late to count me in your splendid giveaway, but I have just discovered your blog, and your theaters are simply amazing! I love them! I will follow your blog from now on.

http://miniaturasdemon.blogspot.com/

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

I adore those precious, tiny little theatres! So lovely!

And of course I am a follower, too!

XOXO,
Anne

mary said...

Just signed up.
Great giveaway, happy to find your blog, thanks mary

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

I would squeal with delight if I won this beautiful treasure made by your talented hands.

Hugs,
Judy

Kellie Collis said...

Fabulous creation! Have a wonderful weekend, Kellie xx

LizlovesVintage said...

Lovely Dore! Thanks for the heads up. Please enter me Friend :)
xxx Liz