September 21, 2012

Can't-Resist Creating Beauty

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 "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
~William Morris

Burlap Luxe is a compulsive business not like local furniture stores, it's the hunt for history or creating it. My latest creations designed and built by me (Dore) These new pieces have added the right kind of rightness to my shop space where rustic does not stand in the way of beauty. Pictured here is my latest French dinning table and a coffee table as well as two side tables one of my older pieces that I featured in an older posting built for my daughter Hannah's room and her need for rustic beauty.

In the course of my designing and paint treatments I have eliminated colour and what I was left with was the pale of what sits between black and white leaving one with the choice of greys, and shades of whites that soulfully live with us. I make sure that what I use in a piece is gathered and collected of salvaged giving each piece an after life.
I live with pieces that bring something to the life of a home, every piece has a story, and I hear, and see the story in each piece even before it tells me it's own version.
 If a piece does not find you, then build it sturdy, and solid.

September 02, 2012

A Curious Christmas

Source, Burlap Luxe... click on photos to enlarge.

Hands that create Christmas, and you can visit Dore's Burlap Luxe etsy shop for new holiday arrivals as well as Trinidad at Atelier de Campagne Antiques for the new Christmas book by Nina Hartmann. Are you not curious in what exciting hoilday photos of inspiration are in Nina's new book, just look at the cover.

Vintage by Nina

Christmas in October 2012
After the success with the book Vintage by Nina, sold in three runs and three different languages, Nina Hartmann and Maria-Isabel Hansson now publish the sequel.
Once again the readers are invited to a guided journey into the universe of the interior stylist and antique dealer Nina Hartmann. Her shop filled with beautiful, odd, charming and unique treasures found in flea markets around the world. The book is filled with decorated trees, candles, flowers, hearts, angels, santas sweets, table settings, sacred figurines and Christmas ornaments made of fabric, glass, paper, wax and tinsel.

This time Nina and the interior photographer Maria-Isabel Hansson also visit five unique vintage-homes in Denmark and Sweden beautifully decorated for Christmas. The book Vintage by Nina Christmas is a MUST HAVE All in the true spirit of Christmas. This is Nina Hartmann´s and Maria-Isabel Hansson´s second book with true, and time honored vintage as well as antiques.

Title: Vintage by Nina Christmas
Language: Danish and English
Pages: 200 pages
Dimensions: 254x215 mm
More than 300 colour photographs

Release date: October 2012
This book can be reserved, and purchased at our good friends at...Here
Atelier de Campagne Antiques

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Chritsmas Stockings designed and hand sewn by Dore Callaway Burlap Luxe.
Hands that create holiday stories embrace things gathered and collected that need not be perfect, yet soulfully celebrates the outcome of getting back to basic's with gifting handmade, turning a holiday into a French-Nordic Noël, simple, and calm with a gentle spirit.

Stockings purchased in limited fabric's in my etsy shop here...Burlap Luxe

Mattelasse White: 26" in length 5" at widest point of cuff with zinc ring to hang them from.

Hannah's Nordic Grey: Holding the gift of holiday, pure and good by choosing vintage, handmade over new or mass produced.

Limited due to fabric, inspiring handmade with hands that create.