December 20, 2012

Performance de Noël...Exposition

"Created  and built by Doré Callaway" ( All photos Burlap Luxe)  Up date...It Sold

Exposition Miss Dore Théâtre Français
du 20 au 31 Décembre

With the understudy standing by the théâtre performance of French drama, and opéra must go on.  

Every French home during Christmas displays a French scène. Our French home is following tradition of French toy theatre making. Creating, and fashioning 19th century papier toy théâtre, yet ours made of salvage that beckons to become a stage of performances.
I enjoy the hunt, the thrill, the breathtaking pieces of damage that I find beauty in. Then to create an old French threatre that rustically, and hauntingly echos opera, and dance .

A salvaged  antique piece of frame work forces me so willingly to be inspired to create a theatre that will perform for years to come. I wanted to create a mesmerizing, and extra ordinary avant-garde show of cabaret, and cirque du soleil. A dramatic stage for performances of holiday shows,
Where all the set designs, and props are built by the hands that create theatre soulfully.

I age it with paints, and salvage anything that inspires what I invision my theatre's to become opening night.

Wire chandeliers bent and twisted, wire ladders, and swings to perform on add to the entertaining of what I love to create for French theatre.
The stage lights are lit, and every piece crafted is in its place.


Notice how sweet a production seen through the strong shape of a wood box turning it into theatre shuts off everything esle, is not only an assistance to performing beauty; it is the beauty in the performance itself. 

A French Noël

This bench, stool has many uses, one of a few that can be found in my etsy shop listed on my site.

The start of French theatre to become...

Theatre's emerged in the 19th century as a popular childs toy you would build from paper theatre's mirroring the grandeur of theatres of London, Paris, Vienna, Copenhagen these theatre's flurished in living room's for generations for child's play, and budding performer's.

Nearly every European country as well as the United States created its own. To find one of these rare wood or paper antique theatre's would now hold a pricey tag. I am in hopes that someday someone will find one of my théâtre français, and pass it on for another 100 years.
I added one of Penny's felted sugar plum fairy mice to a performance this year that she was so kind to make her tutu, and ballet shoes in grey for me. You can visit her blog site at...   

where she creates in her imagination full of beauty.
Is this little Sugar Plum fairy just the cutest performer you have ever seen. 

Thank you Penny for adding to our holiday performances.

Inspiring Théâtre, and our holiday perfomance.  

One of my theatre's, and my home, featured in "Romantic Country" magazine,
 pages 18-25 spring issue 2013
on stands December 2012


Suz said...

This little theatre is so beautiful and precious. The details are wonderful.

Anne said...

So beautiful! Every single detail!

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh my...this has got to be my favorite opera house thus far. I love the framing, the characters, everything! just fantastic! xoox, tracie

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh, the chandelier and the sweet ladder....oh my! perfection!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore the theatres you make, you are truly special and the work you display definitely shows that =) The sugar plum mice is so cute and I love the swing for the performers!! I am wishing you the most perfect of French Noels dearest Dore! Xo, Ashley

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
Your Theatre's bring magic into my life.. A performance captured in time... I can visualize the entire performance on this magnificent stage... Those who are lucky enough to own one of your treasures I am sure will pass it along to the next generation and the next.. Beautiful workmanship Dore... You always capture my heart with your gifted hands.

I am humbled and honored to see one of my surgar plum mice on stage..How exciting! Thank you so much, and for the linkback..

Your kindness has touched my heart.
Wishing you a beautiful Christmas holiday.
bisous, Penny

chateau chic said...

Your theatre is exquisite!! I'm in awe!
Mary Alice

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh Sweet Friend I am sure your lil Theaters will be treasured for many years to come.They would be a fabulous lil treasure to find many years from now.

I hope you are home as a lil treasure is on it's way for you and Miss Hannah.

Merry Christmas to you~Blessings Kim

Leslie said...

BRAVO Dore! The sweetest sugar plum mouse I've ever seen and an exquisite stage. This brings out the child-within. I just love it!

Enjoy the season with your family and wishing you the best in the new year!


Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those are so creative and well done--just love them! I will be looking for you in the magazine :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma belle! BRAVO! ENCORE!

Oh quel spectacle par les souris féerique en papier et en laine! Notre amie Penny est douée de talent de confectionner les rêves pour les petite et les grandes filles, comme nous!

Ma chère, je suis ravie d'être ici te voir, de voir que tu fais la fête à la française, comme moi! J'ai TROIS théâtres de Noël maintanent et j'ai fait de mon mieux de faire les décorations que les français feraient! ET C'EST BEAU!

Je te souhaite un Noël plein de paix, d'amour et d'imagination....grosses bises, Anita

OH, je vais ESSAYER de prendre des photos de ma maison et mes théâtres aussi!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Dore, your theaters are so beautiful. I'm always transported to a peaceful place when I see one of these magical creations. Merry Christmas.

Roberta said...

Delightfully detailed...darling Dore'! A delicious dessert for the soul this Day. Merci! xo Roberta

Thanh Le said...

Nice blog. I will keep visiting this website very often. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog.
Thanh Le - HomeDesignLove.Com

savvycityfarmer said...

as only you can do!!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS dear friend!!!!

Victoria said...

Truly amazing Dore! I wish I had a creative mind like that!!! Truly exquisite!

Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas:)

Anonymous said...

Take a bow, sweet Doré, it's magical!!!
I did not know the history of these little creations! How fun to learn about them.
Wishing you a wonderful, wonderful Christmas, my friend!

Seawashed said...

YOur best yet! I love the emblem in the salvage wood and the more rusticness of this piece. Penny's sugar plum fairy mouse is the sweetest ever!

I got your package!!!!! and I couldn't help but open it :) Thank you so, love, love those grey taper candles. oxox

Now I am on holiday break...see you in the new year.

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Love you newest théâtre creations. The little felt mouse adds the perfect touch.
Merry, Merry Christmas -
Happy Holidays!

Divine Theatre said...

I have seen this in my dreams!
I would like to walk around in your head for a day or two. ;)

Congratulations on your much deserved recognition! I have been busy with Tallulah, our new english bulldog. She was treated so poorly at the puppy mill that it is a tremendous amount of effort to help her to be comfortable and healthy. I cherish the opportunity to do so!



The Charm of Home said...

How amazing! Love it! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Karena said...

Dore, this exquisite theatre truly moves me. You always put so move thought and love into your creations. Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

Love and Hugs,
Art by Karena

Carre said...

Bonne Annee.Groetjes Karolina

chariji said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dear Dore,
Your theatres are true works of art! The time and effort you take to find and craft just the right pieces are what make yours so magical, there is love in every piece. I'm still working on mine, but you are an inspiration to us all!
Big hugs to you. Let the show go on!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear soul!

I had it planned that I would share photos of my home on my post! BUT...this project that I have going on in my basement is taking up all my time and I was unable to take many decent photos! MAYBE for my next post.....I just wish I could get that WHITE EFFECT that you get in your photos. No matter how much white I have in my home, my photos come out with a yellowish tint that I just cannot stand!

Anyhow, may the JOY of Christ's gift be yours always my dear. Merci for all of your friendship to me... and keep on creating the vision, EN FRANÇAIS!!! Anita

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love when you share your enchanting theatres Dore...just makes my heart smile!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you Dore for your visit and the offer.. I would love to use one or two of the photos... Maybe after the holidays I will.. How very kind of you. Bless your heart.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Doré! Oh thank you so much for coming back to give me some photography tips! I have found that the only room where I can get a pure white feel in the photos is the dining room, where I have two windows that let in a lot of light. That is where I am going to photography the wedding dress that I am almost finished with. You will love it my dear....Yes, I will open up more curtains to let in light into my studio that I love so, but just cannot get enough white showing.

Wishing you a glorious day of Christmas Eve and Christmas! BISOUS, Anita

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Just gorgeous,Dore.Have a merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

LizlovesVintage said...

I love your French Xmas decor. Beautiful handiwork Dore.. the theatre reminds me of a vintage beauty. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Congrats on the feature in Romantic Country.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
xoxo Liz

Pura Vida said...

Wishing you a blessed and Merry Christmas. I have so enjoyed your wonderful blog! Gina

Cindy said...

Your theaters are one of the most enchanting creations in all the world. I LOVE them. They are treasures and works of art that will be passed down for generations. The ladder and the chandelier are so precious, and that little mouse makes my heart melt. The lady on the swing is magical as are the soft airy curtains.
You have created an enchanted world all in itself...


Evi said...

just charming! As always!
Wishing you a merry Christmas and the very best for the new year.
Blessings, Evi

Rita said...

Oh Doré,
like all of your creations your theater is so charming and precious.
sorry I'm late for the Christmas greetings but I guess I'm still in time to wish you and your family a sparkling new year.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Dore,
Just popped back by to wish you a very happy and blessed New Year.
Keep creating, it is a gift of God's love that soothes the soul.

La Dolfina said...

I love it Dore!
You are so talented and put your whole heart and soul into all your creations!
I look forward to your spread in Romantic Homes Magazine.
I hope you and your beautiful daughter are having a wonderful Christmas together.
I hope maybe this is the year we can finally meet in person!
Happy New Year!!!
Love always,


Acquired Objects said...

I love your theatre/niche it’s fabulous! I can almost hear and see the performance going on. Such a wonderful work of art, thank you for sharing it with us. Happiest and brightest of New Year’s to you!


savvycityfarmer said...

dear friend of mine ...

you are loved ...


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh how I just LOVED this performance my dear Doré, and thank you for coming to visit. May 2013 be another creative year of joy for us all. Anita

June said...

This is pure enchantment Dore. Absolutely gorgeous my dear!

Richard Cottrell said...

So talented. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Tattered Tiques said...

Adorable and beautiful all at the same time! you are one talented lady. I just love those little mice!

Vintage Home said...

Bought the your home.
As with your designs inspiring!
The ballerina mouse is pure delight!
Happy New Year!

martinealison said...

J'ai parcouru avec beaucoup de fascination votre blog...
Je m'autoriserai une prochaine visite... sitôt mon retour de mon voyage au Sénégal, début février.

A quelques heures de la nouvelle année, je vous souhaite tous mes voeux de bonheur pour vous et tous les vôtres.

Gros bisous.

Lilla Blanka said...

Sweetest Doré,

Your theatre is amazing!!! I just love every little's adorable!

Wishing you a Happy New Year too my dear blogfriend ❤

Swedish New Years Hug

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
I wanted to stop in and wish you and Hannah all the best in the new year. May you enjoy good health, much joy and laughter.
Thank you for your kindness this past year.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
Thank you so much for your most welcome visit today and your encouraging words.. The relief was sculpted with paper clay over the faux stone I created in mixed media. I too, do washes of color. I have much more work to do on her yet, but am anxious to add the color.. I have always done my reliefs in earth tones, but I may change up on this one.. I will see when I am finished.. I am humbled over your kind words.. I would just love to see your wall relief work... I am sure it is breathtaking!

I am so happy you and Hannah enjoyed the birds... I had remembered that you admired them and thought you would give them a good home.
Here is wishing you a healthy and joyful new year... Thank you so much for your kindness and inspiration.

Pura Vida said...

oh my gosh how dear!!!

Nella Miller said...

Dear Dore, just had to tell you how exquisitely beautiful your theatres are! And thank you for the history of them as well, they are enchanting !! N,xo

Saaria Projection Screen said...

the theatre is really so sweet and the flying fairy is looking as if she is living. the expressions are so real and the color is white which makes it more divine.. the curtain is also a small one but awesome. it is completing the stage..
stage is just incomplete without a fully covering curtain.. i have some suggestions..
Home Theatre decorations

Stage Curtain

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you dear friend for your visit today... Your kind thoughts are appreciated more than you know.
Bless you,

lynn cockrell said...

Another beautiful post!


Unknown said...

What a nice way to represent theater.

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