September 10, 2014

Rustic French Goat...Fromage

Burlap Luxe Home

With the French, collecting is not a hobby but,
a way of life.

This bench rustic in all sense of the word-with its unusual shape and
colour it is a rustic find of the past.

I am sure where this came from they had no idea I would delight in the
use, and design, shape, and colour simply by the way I have displayed
it in my French home.

A desperate yard sale object became a rustic beauty when it found me!

I love the aged black patina of the many nail holes.
Pottery plates and cheese knives ready for some
rustic goat cheese.

Burlap Luxe baskets

My latest muse of inspiration
I might have to add to my home.

Rustic Goat Cheese

I am designing rustic French signs from salvage.
Hand painted and water marked with a sense of
old world weathering to them.

soon in my shop!

Adding French culinary to a very French feel.

57 comments:

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Doré,
Your passion and creative brilliance always, ALWAYS delights my heart. Loving your new signs and don't get me started about having Goats. I adore their energy, their personalities, how they can keep lawns trimmed (Ha Ha). Love their milk into cheese, amazing sweet little animals.

Your very rustic stool is going to be an enjoyed addition in your home. Just this past weekend while we were in NYC visiting friends, I went to our friends gallery/store. I fell head over heels in love with a small old pine bench/stool with a time worn beautiful patina.
It will be joining our home as a beautifully aged piece in our living room.

It is amazing how a vintage or antique piece whispers to our soul and we embrace it and become part of it's legacy.

A visit to your blog is always a beautiful way to spend some time.

Sending love,
Vera

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Doré,
Love, love, love everything as always and your sign is brilliant. The only thing that I have never been keen on { and I LOVE food } is goats cheese !!!! …. I'd still love the sign though !! XXXX

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

Love the rustic step ladder with the balck nails too! You always have a way with words and your photos. The goats are very cute and it makes me want to have a few too. Love it all!

Ivy and Elephants said...

You are just amazing. Simply gorgeous!

Paula

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beauty, beautiful...such lovely inspiration...

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Un très joli petit billet... Comment résister au fromage de chèvre ? et à tous nos fromages ! Chez moi la spécialité AOC est la fourme de Montbrison. A ne pas manquer la dégustation !...
J'aime vos petites trouvailles. Je fais régulièrement les puces...

❁ Gros bisous ❁

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Dore,
If it finds it's way to your hands, anything can be transformed into a peaceful and might I say exquisite piece.

I just returned from your shop.. I was wandering around dreaming.
If only my pockets were full, your shop would most likely be empty.
Don't get me started with these sweet goats! Oh dear are they cute.
Enjoy your evening.
blessings,
Penny

shehimthem said...

I cannot wait to see these in your shop! I will say this time and time again....you are so talented and gifted my dear friend....xoxo ~Ashley

Gail Peterson said...

Wow... a beauty of a find Dor'e!
I love the cheese boards too and the new signs will be special touch in any kitchen!
So fun to find a special piece that just is meant for us to find!

nite!
xo,
Gail

Gail Peterson said...

Wow... a beauty of a find Dor'e!
I love the cheese boards too and the new signs will be special touch in any kitchen!
So fun to find a special piece that just is meant for us to find!

nite!
xo,
Gail

Burlap Luxe said...

Martine alison,
Bonjour mon cher ami français , si doux de vous pour visiter mon blog et me laisser un commentaire qui inspire mon art créatif dans la conception française , comme si elle a été trouvée dans un marché aux puces français .
Je suis inspiré par la grâce et la beauté de toutes choses françaises autour de moi .

Merci pour les belles paroles de votre commentaire.

Je vous verrai bientôt.

xx
gros bisous

Doré

It's me said...

Owwww doré ...i wish i could taste all That cheese ....!!!!.........love it....beautiful sign you make....love from me happy day Ria....x!

Victoria said...

Oh yum, I love cheese of any sort! One of my favorite things to do in So Cal was go in Trader Joe's and pick up some cheese, pate, hummus, crackers and bread...perfect dinner!

Your little bench is lovely and so very *you*! Love the little goat sign.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma chère! I LOVE GOATS and the cheese! You just gave me an idea about the goats...I'd love to have some real goats, but of course, I live in the city! But imagine a stunning oil painting or even an enhanced LARGE print or even acrylic on canvas of French goats, in muted grays, for THE KITCHEN? Now that would be elegance pour la cuisine, à la chèvre!!!!

Good morning dear friend! I hope all is well. Your little bench is such a beautiful item of patina and love. So fantastic my friend.

Much love to you, Anita

therelishedroost said...

AH goat cheese love it ! Love the rustic yet light and airy appeal of your vignettes!! Many of my neighbors have adorable goats but no one make goat cheese around here, go figure! xo K

chateau chic said...

I would have created quite a scene if I had been with you when you found that Wonderful stool, Dore. I can just picture us racing towards it and probably even fighting over it :-)) Its rustic character and patina is so perfect for your French home.
Mary Alice

Junkchiccottage said...

So great Dore. That new bench stool is awesome. What a great find. I think the goats would be an adorable addition. How sweet are those faces!!!!!
Kris

Victoria Kirton said...

That little stool is just wonderful and it fits perfectly into your home. I love your sign, Dore!

June said...

I think you could ever know how much you inspire me Dore! You have such a grace in everything you do. Your home exudes a serenity and grace that must come from one who lives here. A true artist!!!
much love...

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I am always in awe of the beauty in your home! That worn wood bench with the perfect patina..what an amazing piece!! Love that you were inspired by cute goats! You are so creative and wonderful!!

The Arts by Karena said...

Dore, everything you find and bring home has a way of working in perfectly with your interior design and your French way of life. The bench is perfection and I wish I were closer so we could share some goat cheese, fruit and bread together with a glass of wine!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena
Living Newport

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I love those vintage cutting boards. Can't say I'm a fan of goat cheese, though, although the goats look adorable!
xo Kathleen

WhiteWhispers2u said...

It always looks so fresh and inspiring over here!

Loving the goats and the cheese is fabulous ! I buy local goat cheese here.

The Plates Laura made are lovely! She is off my FB and IG account she must have deleted me for some reason :(

Hope all is well~ Hugs

Rhonda said...

You are my biggest inspiration, Dore. Lovely French style and all.

Consider It All Joy said...

That little bench has found a wonderful home in you! Great piece! Blessings, Cindy

Marjon said...


Beautiful rustic ladder and your cabinet is also gorgeous. Goat cheese is my favorit and this photo...amyzing...and the sign...great!....have a nice weekend en greetings from Marjon

White Lace and Promises said...

What a great little stool! Perfect. I need one steady enough to reach the top kitchen shelf. I'm a shorty and I think I'm shrinking every year. Thing is my body is expanding with each inch.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Dore ~ I always enjoy my visits with you! I love your new creation, so fresh and french!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Revi said...

As always, I am inspired when I visit!
-Revi

Heaven's Walk said...

Well....I would sure love to see a pair of those sweet little goats living at your house, Dore. lol They are so adorable! You wouldn't have to mow your lawn anymore.... lol

xoxo laurie

LaPouyette said...

Love the bench, love the goats and - of course - love the cheese! It is our favorite one.
Sunny greetings from the Périgord, Karin

And thank you very much, Doré, for you visit and friendly comment!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a delight! Who would think that little goats could be so charming? The cheeses look wonderful! What an inspiration for your beautiful weathered signs. They complement your sweet little weathered stool so nicely. I do love the patina on those silver spreaders as well. Such a charming post you have put together here! I always love your take on things.

La Petite Gallery said...

Dore you are so talented, love the sign.
My Daughter is redoing a house and everything is white washed wood. Golly'
I love the rich dark woods, I guess I am just out of style. Don't get me wrong, I think it is pretty, just have my old ways..
Have a beautiful Fall week. yvonne

Vintage Home said...

Fabulous new SIGNS!
Oh that little bench is worthy of a " I have to have one!"
Just delightful!
Thanks for the inspiration and the pictures!

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

Beautiful patina. I am just now getting around to purchasing a few gorgeous items from France & Europe to decorate our tiny cottage with. Nothing like an original with stories to listen to.
Sending hugs your way, sweet Dore.
xoxo,
Lin

Christel said...

Dearest Dore, it has been way too long since my last visit! I have often wondered how you decide what to keep, and what to sell in your shop? You create so many wonderful pieces, it would be so hard for me to give them up.The small step stool looks fabulous as a display for books, plates ect. The rustic goat cheese sings will be a huge hit for those wanting to incorporate cuisine themed pieces into their kitchens! The old world flavor you have brought to life once again is beautiful! Hope you are doing well, I have missed seeing your beautiful creations. XOXOX Christel

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma chère Doré!

Good morning! Sweet friend, it's always a pleasure to see your comments! THANK YOU! I know the feeling of being a few days late for visits....now that school is in FULL swing, I am finding myself running around and unable to really do some creative writing. But I think once I really find my momentum, I will be able to get my writing back.

Thank you for your loving comments. I LOVE TO CREATE! Oh, you should see the little table that I think I told you about that I found was being thrown out by an ANTIQUE salvage warehouse. It's French, but I painted it GOLD and now am wiping a light layer and wiping off WHITE PAINT. The results are remarkable. Now, if I could just get a moment to photograph it!

Big hugs Anita

La Petite Gallery said...

Thanks for your fantastic comment. I heard that most North Americian birds will be gone within ten years, Pretty frighting. I have only seen one rabbit here a white one in the snow, he was beautiful. Going to buy some goat cheese now. yvonne

La Contessa said...

A YES from ME on adding a goat to your French STYLE!!LOVE GOAT CHEESE!XX

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dore, you come up with the most amazing ways to use your vintage finds! The simplicity of the items are elevated by your artistry. Rustic goat cheese,...
you are amazing!
Hugs,
Patti

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Your artistic flair and talents with a paint brush have me a touch green. Gros bisous

Annie Cholewa said...

The beauty of utility ... that little bench stool is a gorgeous thing.

Debbie said...

Sweet bench. Love the way you've chosen to display it. Your sign is VERY nice....glad you will be adding them to your shop, Dore.
I miss my little goats.
Debbie
xo

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Dore, thank you so much for visiting my blog, and your comment. I love this post, and your Goat sign. I have so enjoyed reading a few of your most recents posts....

Little Farmstead said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the rustic goat cheese sign. Happy fall! ~julie

shehimthem said...

Dore.....I just read your comments on my post and can I just say that I simply adore you! You have inspired me in different ways...your home decor, your posts, but mostly your words. You are so encouraging and you are so heartfelt. Im not sure you know just how inspiring you are and how much I treasure your comments. Thank you Dore so much! You are so appreciated! xoxo ~Ashley

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
It is always such a joy to see you have come for a visit.. Your warm words brighten my day.
Thank you so much for your encouraging words for Fibi and Boo. No, as a matter of fact, I very seldom have any recall of dreams.. I find this odd.. Ideas usually just pop in, day or night.
Listening to music always inspires me.
Sometimes I will just look at all the colors of the wool, then decide what I feel like creating.
Once I start needle felting, it more or less just evolves from there.
I would love to see your friends Seascape in wool. It sounds beautiful.. I have only done one seascape in wool.. Maybe one day I will attempt another.
It was so nice to hear from you.
Sending you a warm hug,
Penny

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Doré,
I LOVE this post!
Everything about it!
If I had my choice between a luscious rustic cheese or chocolate, I would choose the fromage! (with a sip of RED, of course!) You have given new life and breath to that forgotten little stool!

The sign! I am inspired. I will "convo" you at Etsy!

I was there previously this morn'!

(So excited...)
~Lynne
w/Love!

michele said...

loving so much the unique bench and these charming goat cheese signs. would love to give them a spotlight on the blog if i may share pics? our son's first serious girlfriend was a goat charmer, and she won many competitions showing them. i think they would be a lovely addition! i visit and feed the ones at a nearby apple orchard and talk talk them up like they are babies, without a doubt embarrassing all within earshot. and i don't care. the baby calf? also not safe from me! love to you.

MODERN COUNTRY said...

Thank you for your lovely comment Dore, I appreciate so much readers taking time to leave a few words.

Enjoy this abundant season.

Vicky said...

I love all of this, your blog is so inspiring.... Just lovely!!
Hugs

Elizabeth Maxson said...

The goat sign is just adorable and love how it is rustic, but elegant - almost makes me want to try goat cheese again. I know, I know, I wish I liked it but never developed a taste for it - but would love the sign all the same. Your patina, as always, is just the right amount of distressing.

Thanks for sharing your talent - and I love that little stool too! I agree, I like the black patina from the nail heads too.

Big hugs always
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Maxson said...

The goat sign is just adorable and love how it is rustic, but elegant - almost makes me want to try goat cheese again. I know, I know, I wish I liked it but never developed a taste for it - but would love the sign all the same. Your patina, as always, is just the right amount of distressing.

Thanks for sharing your talent - and I love that little stool too! I agree, I like the black patina from the nail heads too.

Big hugs always
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Maxson said...

The goat sign is just adorable and love how it is rustic, but elegant - almost makes me want to try goat cheese again. I know, I know, I wish I liked it but never developed a taste for it - but would love the sign all the same. Your patina, as always, is just the right amount of distressing.

Thanks for sharing your talent - and I love that little stool too! I agree, I like the black patina from the nail heads too.

Big hugs always
Elizabeth

Anne said...

I totally agree collecting is a way of life! Lovely photos as always,and I adore your goat cheese sign!

Nina said...

Wou what a beautiful Blog!!!!
I love you pictures and futurnis.
Do you now Trino and Johan the Guys are friends of us from ATELIER DE CAMPAGNE.
lovly wishes from me hope we see use on my Blog:))