February 23, 2013

Living With The Beauty Of Rustic

"All photos Burlap Luxe home"
The beauty of living with rustic is its effortless elegance.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
~John Keats

I am not a collector of anything I just take home what's been lost letting its humble, and soulful beauty live again along with pieces I can rest my heart on.
A silvery aged patina with soothing soul adds romantic rustic rich in honest authenticity while living with grace day by day.  

A muse of artistic vibes with lasting age of patina and tarnish.

My latest piece is this early 1930's ice cream container with lid along side my
French floral cans.

A perfect piece of fence post garden brocante "Not quite valuable but not quite worthless."
sits on the bottom shelf of my center island.

My inspiring corner...
Living with rustic distressed with pale, neutral and calm.

February 02, 2013

Coup de Foudre...Zinc Box

All photos taken by Doré (me)...Burlap Luxe

The zinc box filled with X's and O's hit me with...
"Coup de Foudre"
   (Love at frist sight) 

Kisses and Hugs rest spilt over on my daughter Hannah's chest of drawers. 

Beloved French Kisses, and Hugs!

"Baisers et des Caresses"

I purchased two of them about nine years ago to then gift sentimental tenderness that says it all.

An old rustic box that hides away the mystery in why I love to salvage, and a perfect place I tuck away sweet soulful poems and love notes.

Sentimental rather than valued, this brocante box I keep displayed on a French chest in my sitting room that holds quotes of love and inspiration.

This box is one of my designs and papered with vintage ephemera book pages of love letters.
A romantic box that inspires.

"Instagramed by my daughter Hannah"

Spilt to the floor, there are no boundaries where love lies between inside and out until February reminds us of love.

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart.

It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

~ Judy Garland

February inspires Hearts, Kisses and Hugs with a patina and tarnish of grey.