January 09, 2013

Every Good And Perfect Piece

Accomplish something beautiful with your simple pieces. Every good and perfect piece lives with you today.

Entertaining spaces

"Les espaces de détente"

" Burlap Luxe Flatware by Lenox"

I just love the French-ness of this flatware, and the charm of the fleur de lis at the ends.
Elegant with European rustic charm to it's relaxed timeless appeal.

"I love them tarnished"
Beautiful flatware, glassware, pottery and linens set to style with a distressed dusting of whites.
English sterling serving spoons add the right kind of rightness when it comes to entertaining
guest with European flea market style.

I was gifted the sterling silver serving spoons passed down to me from family, and they are treasured.
( Thank you M.H )

I find the most important things in my home are relaxed that suggest a casual restful feel like wrinkled linen lap napkins, a detail to a soulful rustic setting that nothing is meant to be that perfect...

(Except for the whipped cream)

Living and entertaining with whites, whitens the greyer days of winter.


Kate said...

Endless beauty, gorgeous inspiration you my dear are a pure vision of loveliness xoxox

Blessings to you and your heart always


Shabby chic Sandy said...

You are so right--white does brighten grey winter days!

Suz said...

You have made such beautiful images of simple things. It's an art.

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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh ma chère amie,

je viens de découvrir le plaîsir d'avoir tels objets de beauté chez moi. J'ai acheté un plateau en argent sur lequel je place mes assiettes blanches, comme toi. Quelle joie, de se calmer dans un petit coin, avec une bonne tasse de thé ou de café et apprecier telles choses.


helen tilston said...

Hello Dore

What a treasure you inherited and beautiful silver it is.
I love the colour combination you speak of
To a glorious weekend


chateau chic said...

So much beauty in the simple and everyday when we take the time to notice. Love the quote about gratitude!
Mary Alice

Susan @ The Collected Cottage said...

nothing is meant to be that perfect...

My word for the year is 'let go',
I will be carrying your words around with it.....ahhhhhhh

Seawashed said...

Beautiful repose for any time of the year or day. Your photography is lovely with your new camera. I don't think I will ever have the money to invest in one. But I am happy with my canon power shot. It's simple and I can manage simple.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful Dore!! I have a collection of vintage silver that I've picked up here and there over the years, but how special it is to have some passed down to you!
Hope your doing well, and have a lovely day!

pballard said...

Beautiful post.. I love old silverware and have quite a collection going on... Have a great day!

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Susan T,
I tried to return to your site taking notice that your site address email was not on your profile. See you soon!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So pretty Dore...I have some cherished silver pieces from my Mom and grandmothers and love to mix them with pieces I find treasure hunting.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Et comme j'adore ce billet, plein de gris, d'argent, de blanc. Ma chère amie, merci d'être venue sans mot dire; ça me convient très bien car le coeur n'a pas de paroles, mais des actions qui parlent plus fort.


Karena said...

Dore I love your sentiments towards the special items you have, what is meaningful to you.

Art by Karena

Anne said...

Beautiful photos! My two favorite things white ironstone and silver!What lovely words too!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Always dreamy, Dore. I love white ironstone, and silver. So, I love this post.

Cindy said...

I LOVE your posts. You always move me with your words and your images. You have such an amazing eye and spirit...


WhiteWhispers2u said...

oh ma douce amie! Vous êtes une source d'inspiration afin de bien des façons. Je vous souhaite toujours beaucoup de bénédictions afin que vous les méritez.

J'espère que 2013 sera pleine d'amour et de bonheur pour toi mon friend.Continue à nous inspirer tous.

Much Love ~ Kim votre chemin xoxo

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Dore,
I just love vintage silver pieces.
You are so fortunate to have those gorgeous family treasures.
Fresh white linens are so versatile, at once elegant and comforting. A white cloud on a gray day.
Hugs to you,

Teacup Mosaics said...

Hello, I am visiting via Anita R. A wonderful discovery! I love the calm and peaceful "feel" of your blog. I hope to visit often.
Teacups and Ponies

Unknown said...

I just came across your blog and I LOVE it. Just beautiful...I'll be back for some inspiration as I'm getting ready to decorate my country guest room.

Emily @ Upstate Country House

Rae said...

There is nothing better than white dishes and silver!! Beautiful post...I could dream for awhile, thank you!!!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Such a lovely vignette. Some people have the talent...dreamy too!

Unknown said...

I just received the spring 2013 magazine Romantic Country for my store here in Berlin, Germany, we are a little bit behind the schedule regarding magazines releases from the US. But I just want to let you know that I adore the pictures of your beautiful home and of course late congrats :-) Best of luck, Carolina

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos and beautiful thoughts, Dore.


Tattered Tiques said...

Such beautiful images and words to go with them! It's amazing and wonderful how such simple things can inspire us daily. Your linens, silver and ironstone are all beauties! I love your last words. So perfect and true!

Regina said...

Wonderful and beautiful!

Have a great day.

Simple Home said...

So inviting Dore :) I have both my mom's and my grandmother's old silver. Treasured items. A beautiful post!

Leslie said...

There IS such beauty in the simplest pieces:) Sometimes designers take the simple, soft, "come sit here" feel out of a room by making it too precise and new looking. Your flatware is gorgeous and looks lovely against the white. I agree about the relaxed feel of a home:) ..except for whipped cream!


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good evening dear Dore,
Even with the simplest items you create such beauty.. Your flatware is lovely.
Wishing you a joyful week ahead.

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Kim @ French Country Antiques said...

Such an inspiring post Dore. So much beauty in simple things.

VS said...

I LOVE tarnished silver too, shiny is beautiful, but tarnished is timeless!
Beautiful post filled with simple beauty...

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Always so beautiful and inspiring Dore. Love this post.

Divine Theatre said...

I came to be inspired and I left smiling!



Deborah said...

Love these white and silver and perfect imperfections. Tarnished is so gorgeous.
Love this dreamy post Dore.

All my heart,
Deborah xxoo