December 06, 2012

Joyeux Noël~God Jul

 "All Photos Burlap Luxe Home"

When your sense are quited.

With peaceful surroundings.


Gently worn with a patina of age.



Where winter days are calm, worn, and imaginative.
Dress a tree with colours of the season.

Well suited for a simple winters home.

Nothing more than a clipping, just borrowing what will end up pruned back at this time of year.

Inspiring a quiet spot in my French~Nordic kitchen

44 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma chère amie!

Ton sapin est parfait. Les bibelots en argent sont tout à fait adorable et le ruban, simple et BLANC donne un air si paisible à ta maison. TOUT ça me plaît bien et je suis en train de faire mes décorations de la même façon!

BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO!!!! Bonne journée chèrie, Anita

BellaRustica said...

Bella amica,
Buon giorno a South Georgia. Your container for the lovely greenery reminds me of my new roof, a natural galvanized metal. Your colors and calm are my inspiration for Bella Cottage. Strongly considering all monochromatic grays for the entire exterior. PLaying with colors now. WIsh for your input...XOXO Kim

helen tilston said...

Dear Dore

In your exquisite fashion you have captured the feeling of Christmas.

How beautiful

You are an inspiration

Hope life is wonderful for you

Helen xx

Victoria said...

Absolutely beautiful, as always Dore. I love your simple greenery and the little ornaments!

Keep inspiring us!

Monica B. said...

passando dal tuo blog entro sempre in un mondo fatto di sogni...Monica.

It's me said...

Love your decoratings !!!...love from me....xxx...

Zuzu said...

How I love all your handmade ornaments, Dore! So beautiful!!!
Hugs & happiness,
Zuzu

Julia C. said...

Really beautiful!!....Julia

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the peaceful feeling I get whenever I visit, Dore. Your decor is simple, but captivating.

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Simply gorgeous.

Anne said...

So beautiful! LOVE the simplicity and elegance!
xx
Anne

Christel said...

Dear Dore, once again my friend, you inspire us all. Your presentation is exquisite. Funny how seemingly simple, and understated, becomes grand in your hands! You have created the spirit of Christmas. Making us all feel welcome at your kitchen table. Xoxo Christel

chateau chic said...

So peaceful and elegant! Simply lovely.
Mary Alice

PURA VIDA said...

absolute perfection Dore!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my gosh....oh my gosh....I have no words....so lovely...took my breath away..so calm...wow. Xo

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my gosh....oh my gosh....I have no words....so lovely...took my breath away..so calm...wow. Xo

kerrie of sea cottage said...

The most simplest of nature's gifts as decor are the most breathtaking...your entire setting is complete comfort. I absolutely love your kitchen island table...that you made, right?!! It is stunning. I forgot to tell you that the little bird is from one of my favorite shops in the city 'The Gifted Gardener' and the nesting egg is from Selena's etsy Moonflower. The candle was partially burned to fit in the box! and the ornament is vintage. So thankful Hannah is home safe. My girls have been on their college campus for several lock downs because of similar situations. Several deaths have occurred and thankfully they have been safe. We live in days when trusting God is essential.

time worn interiors said...

So simply, but so lovely!
tot

Wally B said...

Will you come and decorate our house, please please please?

Victoria said...

Me again! I just had to pop in, I was commenting on Kerrie's blog and read your post regarding the lockdown at your daughter's college...OMG Dore, how horrific! It's always so heartbreaking to hear these things:(

My youngest son Christian went to elementary, junior high and high school with a young man who has been missing since last Friday. He was attending Arizona State U, was out with friends, and vanished. Everytime I see his mom on the news I just start sobbing...she is so visibly shattered, it breaks my heart:( It's always awful to see bad things happen but when they happen to our young people, all the worse:(

Hugs to your daughter! So sorry for that young mans family too:(

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Happy Holidays! I have been painting so I can now decorate this weekend and hope to post photos Sunday.I am off to get greenery myself up in the hills, that's always fun.Hope there is Snow!

You always have a great simple eye pleasing decor.Wish you could pop over and work your magic for me too. :)

Wishing you a beautiful holiday season~Blessings & Cheers Kim xox

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Dore,
Thank you for sharing your quiet beauty of the season.. After all, is there anything more beautiful than nature? I love how you pull it all together to make such an exquisite statement, calm and so very comforting..
Winter blessings dear friend,
Penny

Cindy said...

There is such a beautiful quietness about it all. And, the little touches of natural greenery are so wonderful in the mix. I love the sweet twisted little tree... you have such an eye for true beauty...

Cindy

La Brocanteuse said...

Peaceful, honest and serene,..just perfect. You have captured what you want to share and thank you for that. Colette xx

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It's all so beautiful! The pretty branch in the bucket is so cool! I've never seen one like that before!

Verbena nested treasures said...

hi dore finally getting to sit down & stop by via your email..love love eveything...looks beautiful.glad you painted the chest of drawers looks wonderful in this setting. very simple & serene with all of your special touches.talk soon my friend. xo Laura

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Well, this post brought not one tear, but several tears to my eyes. Could be the meds, but I think not. I think its the fact that my heart knows a really touching post when it sees one.

Thanks for sharing and I sure do wish I was in your kitchen right now :-)

Love
E

Rachel Pallas said...

Beautiful!! xo

HWIT BLOGG said...

Lovely lovely pictures...
Best wishes for a beautiful weekend!
Take care,
Titti

Leslie said...

So simple and elegant. I am really liking the small trees in a bucket/container.. so much fun to decorate. Your decorations and linens are gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend!

leslie

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dearest Dore,
I just received my copy of "Romantic Country" and was thrilled with excitement to see your gorgeous home their! I am so proud and happy for your dear friend, you deserve it.
Keep inspiring us!
Big hugs,
Patti

Young at Heart said...

fabulous......just want to turn my world white now!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So wonderful Dore!
I am spying so many sweet treasures, the bird cage, the little crown ~ all the love you have put into displaying your pieces is so evident!

Hemmavid said...

Hi!

Wonderful pics! Simple decorations but soo beautiful...

Wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Love Jenny

Divine Theatre said...

Yesterday I was out planting tulip bulbs. Yes, I know, it was a bit late in the season but it had to be done!
As I walked to the garden, literally THOUSANDS of birds flew overhead on their southward journey. I closed my eyes and lifted my face to them and heard only the flutter of a million wings! Pure poetry! I will remember that moment for the rest of my life!
NOW it feels like Christmas to me.
I actually thought of you afterward, as I planted the bulbs. I knew you would appreciate it!
Nature has the best way of celebrating. No?

xo

Andie

must love junk said...

Just found your gorgeous blog-love your style!! I'm your newest follower-I'd love you to stop by and say hi :)
Susan

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hello Dore~
It was joyful to see your holiday decorating embracing simplicity and the beauty of patina.

idémakeriet said...

Wonderfull pictures.
I love your style.
Have a nice day.
Hugs Gerda

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Absolutely beautiful Dore!! So inspiring and calm~ I adore your style!! Congratulations on Romantic Country!!! So exciting and well deserved!!

Karen said...

Sigh, so beautiful and serene Dore, it is stunning!

Donna said...

Gorgeous!
I always love how peaceful your home looks and feels!
Thank you for sharing...always such a joy!
Donna

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonsoir ma chère!

Encore ici, je réflechis et j'adore tes décorations. Moi aussi, je me sers de ruban blanc/gris en coton pour embellir mon sapin! TOUT EN GRIS CHEZ MOI!

Que les étoiles chantent en te regardant ce soir, et toujours.....Anita

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
How thoughtful of you to stop in.
I am happy to hear it arrived. I thought maybe you had put it under the tree.. It is just a little something from my heart to you and Hannah. Please do not worry about sending out anything, your friendship is gift enough..
Love and blessings,
Penny

La Brocanteuse said...

Congrats or being n print! Not surprising as you always inspire with your creative Style! Love our serene mileu and can imagine how pretty it must be in the eve when the little tree all lit up...
Best wishes to you with love from Afrique du Sud xxxxColette