June 28, 2012

“My soul is awakened"

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I have been taking time to paint soulfully in my corner where paint is always my attention getter.
22" x 15" x 1" on a vintage French hutch door by (me!) Dore L. Callaway

“My soul is awakened,
my spirit is soaring."

This single wild white rose in the company of two buds have been named
"Vie Belle" (Beautiful Life) I am taking some time to paint for myself and allowing my heart to list it to you. Finding this hand painted sign in my peaceful etsy signed artist Dore L. Callaway

L'amour est beaucoup de comme une rose sauvage, belle et calme, mais faisant pour dessiner le sang dans sa défense.

“Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.”

Inspiring, painting how you feel.

June 26, 2012

Inspiration And Announcements

Before I announce the winners of Nina's book Vintage by Nina, I want to share the beautiful uncomplicated style Nina inspires. Nina's book filled with rustic beauty reminds us that life does not have to be so serious or complicated. That living with a connection to pieces with history that we salvage, and recycle, pieces that hold a natural patina of old will comfort us tugging at our hearts soulfully.

More inspiration from the pages of her book Vintage by Nina. An unexpected room with pieces reminding you that beauty can sneak up on you without standing on ceremony. A room that pampers with time honored pieces adds a sense of calm to its space.

Nina Hartmann embraces imperfections with European style in a language we all understand, it's Nordic style will tell its own story. Although this book is written in Norwegian, it will be released in an English version this fall. A quote so fitting...
"I never read I just look at pictures"
~ Andy Warhol

Now announcing the winners of there very own book Vintage by Nina.

Congratulations to winning number 45 tallied through Random.org
Please visit HERE and see all the beauty she inspires.

Congratulations to my second surprise winning number 12 tallied through Random.org Please visit HERE and see all the beauty she inspires.

Thank you Trinidad, Johan, and Martin the Atelier de Campagne family for the gifting of Nina Hartmann's beautiful books, Vintage by Nina in a GiveAway at Burlap Luxe. May I thank you for adding soulful European beauty to these two ladies with the arrival of their book Vintage by Nina. Please visit Atelier de Campagne to order a book of your own, Vintage by Nina this way no one has to miss out. The English version will arrive early fall.

Title: Vintage by Nina
Hardcover: 164 pages
Dimensions: 10"x 8.5"
More than 300 colour photographs

Visit my friend Trinidad at Atelier de Campagne and order your Vintage by Nina here...

Email me your Address ladies, this way I can get your book shipped to you. xox Dore

June 15, 2012

A Soulful GiveAway!...Vintage By Nina

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A soulful GiveAway Vintage by Nina a Nordic style book.
Nina placed no limits to as what went into her beautifully photographed book. This is not just any design style book of inspiration it’s a passionate book filled with familiar things tugging at the edges of our hearts desires. This book is an inviting read, one with ideas and possibilities that are endless page after page. Although the book is written in Norwegian and most of us don't speak the language don't let this stop you from entering the giveaway or making an additional gifting purchase. How often have we skipped the page reading to take in the beauty that leaves us breathless. This book Vintage by Nina does just that letting each photo with its personal vignettes tell its own story.

I have been asked by Atelier de Campagne to host a GiveAway! for them and I was completely honored. Atelier de Campagne is proud to announce that they have been chosen to be the North American distributors of Nina Hartmann's book Vintage by Nina and this is great news would we all not agree.

If you have not had the pleasure of meeting in person or visiting our Northern California friends over at their blog Atelier de Campagne please do, this is where you may purchase extra books with no limits making for beautiful gifting, while doing so take a look at their beautiful site where French imports inspire all things French.

Nina Hartmann's book Vintage by Nina is designed and photographed around genuine vintage finds reminding us what's important about pieces with history. Although not all pieces are rare or valuable, it was what inspired the rooms that counted. Faded worn pieces and rooms washed over in whites that beautifully and passionately speak our language with rustic surroundings and the feeling of I can live here.

Author Nina Hartmann is an internationally known stylist of interiors and purveyor of vintage objets d'art. For the past eight years, Nina has run the vintage and antique shop vintagebynina.com and has a show room in Sweden. Nina's love for design and unique items with history have made her one of the most talked about and respected figures of design style in Scandinavia. Her Book Vintage by Nina has already been sold all around the world and is now coming to the U.S. in its English version. Both Nina's and Swedish photographer Maria Isabel Hansson, have been published in design magazines internationally. I am sure you are familiar with some of the images as they are avidly shared in the social media web blogs as well as Pinterest, Facebook, etc.

Vintage by Nina book contains 160 beautifully inspiring pages that inspire the art of restyling salvage of old and pieces with time-worn history in its readers and evokes a livable longing for rooms washed in the whites of age.

Title: Vintage by Nina
Hardcover: 164 pages
Dimensions: 10"x 8.5"
More than 300 colour photographs


A Soulful GiveAway...

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 directing the post back to me (Burlap Luxe) in a posting on your blog site, Facebook it, or Twitter it, you may edit this post to any size you want in reposting.

GiveAway book valued at $66.00 will end at midnight on 6-25-12

Please enter up to 3 separate comments ensuring a winning chance...There will be a second surprise announcement in addition to the winning give away.

Thank you Trinidad, Johan, and Martin at Atelier de Campagne for sharing with us the gifting of Nina Hartmann's beautiful book Vintage by Nina in a GiveAway at Burlap Luxe.

June 09, 2012

Une fête de vacances à Paris France

Just knock at her chateau door for a holiday party in Paris France at our friend Anita's at...http://wwwcastlescrownscottages.blogspot.com/ link party. I adore this lady and all her French ways.

Looking out the window of the plane with great excitement in landing in Paris to then arrive at Anita's Chateau where the romance of France and friends begin.

Oh my! And look who sat on the plane next to me! French actor "Gerard Depardieu" while in our wonderful conversation I invited him along, I hope you don't mind Anita but he is really game for some French partying!
Anita effortlessly mastered the art of this party inviting all who wanted to come and of course I made sure there was cake. As the cake arrived in a graceful hurry and custom baked, I could not let this moment get by without a photo taken.
What a sight, the elegance of her entry invites us into her chateau castle of crowns and beautiful mirrors and chandeliers such time-honored beauty that soulfully produces gracious results leaving you speechless. I felt honored to spend time in her French guest room of beauty, the everyday elegance (élégance rustique) was every bit her design style in following her heart in every detail she added to the room, I don't ever want to leave.

Practical rustic French brocante sophistication in a guest cottage, so inspiring for a French heart.

A neutral patina old-world finishes filled with history for relaxed French country elegance that fills your soulful desires living in a cottage lifestyle setting.

Brocante shopping in France for my French country home.

Lot's of French kissing in Paris France...Life is too short...so kiss me slowly...

J’ai deux amours…..Mon pays et Paris.
(I have two loves…..my country and Paris.)

Though I often looked for one, I finally had to admit that there could be no cure for Paris.

From The Paris Wife
(A novel about Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley.
all via net.
Inspiring a holiday vacation in Paris France and all the love and romance it inspires. when I arrive home I will be doing a GiveAway!!! So please return.