June 02, 2014

Little Area's Of Usefulness

Burlap Luxe Home Designs

Much of what has been handed down takes over this space.
(office)

When I aquire a piece from a market place be it a flea market, thrift shop or tag sale I
alway's think of them as pieces handed down with my instant connection to them;
as if the piece has always belonged.


I adore creating little areas of usefulness, along with dried aged flowers they
add that Frenchness as favored in faded toile French textiles.

A small find at my local thrift shop was part of this lighting attached to a hanging tiffany swag light.
I took the lamp and glass shade apart and with pieces left over from other lamps I was able to create
and marriage pieces to create this chandelier in the works. I paid $5.00 for the chandelier, and spare
parts I had on hand. I am excited to wire it and get it hung; embellishing it with something different,
and creative.




A draped French textile piece are much in evidence in French rural interiors.
No piece to small or of insignificant to be used somewhere.

Little Area's of usefulness.

47 comments:

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

You are the keeper of their stories now Dore ~ so beautiful!

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

Love the chandy and the chair and of course reading your post! Have a great week!

Suz said...

I can't wait to see what you do with the charming chandelier.

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Victoria Kirton said...

Everytime I see your posts, I find myself craving simple muted tones like yours. They are so peaceful. I am loving your floor. Did you white washed them? They look beautiful.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful vignette! I love your floors.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Doré,
Love this post ... To acquire something vintage and of beauty in enjoy for a specific purpose, to grace our home, to have meaningful usage, to be appreciated in it's tattered or gently loved state, you my friend understand the message an object whispers to you soul.
I will return to linger again on your photos.
XOXO,
Vera

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love using vintage pieces as well, Dore.Your desk is a piece I've always admired, you achieved the perfect patina.Keeping and adding new life to these treasures is a gift. You always do an amazing job!
Hugs,
Patti

White Lace and Promises said...

Love the dried roses.

Rust and Feathers said...

I love your word picture of "areas of usefulness." So much loveliness in the simplest of forms...like the dried flowers in little bottles.
Mary Alice

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Of course you know I love your post today!!!!!!! You have such a gift:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Tracey Leber said...

I adore every single photo!!! It is always such a treat to come over to your blog and soak in the peacefulness and beauty!!!

Happy June!

xx

T

Gail Peterson said...

So true, almost as if a piece was being saved from not being used again or treated with discard until someone special finds it. It then continues the story...
Love vintage!
Happy June!

xo,
Gail

Rhonda Vaudt said...

I love reading your posts so much, and your pictures are beautiful. Love the chandelier, love it all!

Faded Charm said...

Beautiful as always, my friend! That light fixture is wonderful and loving all your whites with the perfect patina:-)

Have a great week.

xoxo
Kathleen

Méa Strauß said...

Dear Doré,
so there are little storys to follow, like the wood is shining through to show their little souls. Yes, we are keepers, aren´t we?
And I think, there will be a transformation... of this chandelier?
Have a wonderful créative time, hugs, Méa

Robert Green said...

All thinks are nice but I like the most chandelier and French textile piece. To give a good look to your small area, I prefer you to take help of interior designer.

Regard
Robert Green
Eton.

La Petite Gallery said...

That white wash is wonderful. My favorite desk is a drop leaf.
yvonne

Victoria said...

Little area's of usefulness...I love that!!! Your $5 chandy find is lovely, can't wait to see what you do with it:) Your posts are always so inspiring!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

You are so talented, Dore!! Your vignettes tell lovely stories. And that chandelier creation is wonderful!! Look forward to seeing it wired and hung. Happy June!

The Good Life | Healthy Living said...

I love how you call them "little spaces of usefulness" and this one is beautiful and such a quiet quality about it. Lovely.

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

I love seeing how you create a special place for every rescued and well-loved piece, Dore. Beautiful, my friend!
Hugs,
Lin

Gigi Harlan said...

I love the peacefulness in your furniture pieces. I also love the chandelier and I can't wait to see it embellished!

Gigi @ Old World Patina

Rhonda said...

Your incredible finds always make me swoon. You add your unique "Doreness" to them and I am over the moon.

Wish me luck as I "quite soon" start painting my desk.

xo Rhonda

It's me said...

Wowwwww Dore...you are a great inspiration to me...always love to come here.....have a nice week...love Ria...x !

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You have made some lovely vignettes with your new finds! Your dried flowers are so elegant. I admire your talent with that lovely chandelier! Such a wonderful (and lucky!) find. Your rooms are always so serene and beautiful.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Doré,
Just stopped in for another visit to enjoy your peaceful home filled with beauty and charm. Your new floors in the wonderful medium wood tone adds the perfect amount of contrast to the soulful pieces of white you recreate.
XOXO,
Vera

therelishedroost said...

Always such an enchanting post! LOVE it!

Karena Albert said...

Dore it is simply the perfect space to work in, so serene and calming, I love it!

I am so, so excited to see you and Hannah soon!!!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And this is SO FRENCH: to use these beautiful antiques and things of beauty to the hilt. To use them, to be comfortable in them and make them a part of every day life. That is so français! Doré, your space is so soothing, and this past weekend, I just added some whispy drapes to my white bedroom and OH the difference. There is a more complete feel to this white space we love, and it is a joy going upstairs to go to sleep!

Lovely my friend. And I can't get that circus tent out of my mind! Bises, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

P.S. how are you feeling?

helen tilston said...

Hello Dore

You again cast your magic wans and spell over the beautiful object which come your way. I am impressed that you can wire and re-construct a chandelier. Brava
Helen xx

helen tilston said...

Hello Dore

You again cast your magic wans and spell over the beautiful object which come your way. I am impressed that you can wire and re-construct a chandelier. Brava
Helen xx

Vintage Home said...

What a delightful space to create in!
Your crowns birds...AND THE painted ROSE! Truly felt its presence!

must love junk said...

Dore, you are giving new life to these found pieces, and now they are so special in your space! The little bottles and flowers are precious! :)
Susan

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Doré,
Everything that I love and more ….. white, shabby, chippy ….. just gorgeous. Love the flowers in the little glass bottles { I have some too !! }
I can never imagine tiring of this look. XXXX

Phyllis Trevor Higgerson, Henhurst Interiors said...

What beautiful images - the perfect way to start my day.
xo
Phyllis

Cindy said...

I love how you get that pieces have energy - and then how you add your own creative energy to them. What a great old desk.. and i absolutely can't wait to see what you do with the cool little chandy...

Cindy

La Petite Gallery said...

Dore, I am French and Irish too. Love that desk and boy you have a talent in painting.
Getting some oil for the poles and watch the squirrels slide down..
yvonne

yvonne

La Contessa said...

So, I thought I was sign up for your posts and NO I did not get this one!!So maddening.........your little chandelier is adorable!Can't wait to see what you do with it!
XX

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Good morning, Dore ~

It's me again. Yesterday, I painted my ornate mirror a light gray. It came out completely too light. So I'm back this morning to scroll through your blog for inspiration.

Already, I see what I need to do to correct the color! Wish me luck!!!

xo,
Lin

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Beautiful Dore....Just like your heart.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Surely this is a site well worth seeing.

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Hello my lovely friend!

I'm loving your little corners - they make me smile. I must say, your painting technique has stolen my heart. That little chair is adorable! And I am thinking I am going to go out and pick some roses to dry - forgot how romantic dried roses can be.

I hope all is well in your world and know that you are never far from my thoughts. Wishing you always the very best that life has to offer.

Lots of love and hugs
Elizabeth

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour mon amie! I thought of you yesterday my friend, as I had a yard sale and sold many items. But not once did I let go of my vintage white and gray objets d'art! I also went window shopping and there is a new shop in town where the proprietor sells the Annie Sloan paints and also vintage painted furniture. She now has a better location on the boulevard and you should have seen the customers leaving her shop with loads of chairs and tables! I hope you are well, and one day, ONE DAY, I need one of your circus tents!

Thank you so much for coming over to visit. BISOUS, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour mon amie! I thought of you yesterday my friend, as I had a yard sale and sold many items. But not once did I let go of my vintage white and gray objets d'art! I also went window shopping and there is a new shop in town where the proprietor sells the Annie Sloan paints and also vintage painted furniture. She now has a better location on the boulevard and you should have seen the customers leaving her shop with loads of chairs and tables! I hope you are well, and one day, ONE DAY, I need one of your circus tents!

Thank you so much for coming over to visit. BISOUS, Anita

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh Dore - such inspiration - you make everything you touch so graceful and elegant ( with simplistic design - NOTHING is ever over done - how do you do it??? )
Please don't ever stop blogging - no matter how I'm feeling - I leave feeling a little better after visiting :)
Much love,
( bisous )
Suzan ( de MOntreal )