October 22, 2014

French Fall In Its Seasoned Charm

Burlap Luxe Home

Be it ever so humble fall.
Where a palette of aged off sets the art of longing to belong.

In its season of faded charm.

Comfort and Beauty
Comes in all shades.

Days are darkening with aged romance.

Calm ~ Stillness ~ Quiet

No boundaries to softening the harder edges

Comfortable and relaxed, neglected and tattered embraces fall.


58 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You've created such a cozy and lovely mood here. Happy autumn to you.

Hugs.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Absolutely beautiful and so me. I had a few dried roses in an old glass bottle just like that in our upstairs bathroom. The window was open and, during the high winds and rain lat night, they got soaking wet !! I now have to dry a few more !! XXXX

Sandi said...

Just a stunning and peaceful autumn.
Blessings~

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Doré,
In Philly today is is raining and dark, not gloomy but dark enough during the day interior lights are on and the colors dance with illumination.

Now imagine my delighted surprise to see your lovely vintage found cane sided chair with the old tattered and tore lovely pumpkin toned linen. My heart embraces that color for to me it represents what is Autumn, sheer beauty in its tonal old fabric. But I'm sure you have a recreation in mind for its new quest in continued usage.

A delighful post in a beautiful new adventure of a new Autumn.

I will return later tonight to soak in more creative essence in this photo essay with poetic words.
xoxoxox,
Vera

Pura Vida said...

Dore are the best at making it all look so beautiful and wonderful. I love the jeans laying over the bed! I see that look at my house a lot!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Dore, I love comfort and relaxed, too. Some times we are just a little too stuffy and rigid. That's why I love antiques, their soft aged patina says welcome it's okay to touch. Gorgeous vignettes!
Big hugs to you,
Patti

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

Comfy, relaxed and simple are all things you have created and I admire that. That is my motto too! Love the photos!

Junkchiccottage said...

Dore,
I love when you post it brings out such wonderful emotions to look at your pictures. You capture the true essence in your photos. Loved your post today.
Very serene and cozy to look at each pictures. Made me smile.
Kris

Rhonda said...

You keep me centered with your images and words. I simply adore each one.
Blessings to you.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

I am falling in love with the beauty you've created! The patina, softness and faded grandeur! Just lovely, Dore. xoxo

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Your faded charm reference is staying with me, thank you!

Rhonda Vaudt said...

It has been dreary and rainy here in Northeast Ohio for some time now, our trees are losing all it's beautiful leaves, getting ready for the cold and snow. Thank you for warming me with your words and your beautiful pictures!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Beautiful and well loved. What a cosy place.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You do Fall, beautifully!

chateau chic said...

Such rustic elegance...you have such a gift for creating beauty, Dore!
Mary Alice

martinealison said...

Bonjour,

Des photos qui apportent une belle sérénité...
Gros bisous ♡

White Lace and Promises said...

How very poetic and beautiful!

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

Dore this visit finds all gorgeous, as always, but that final image...
Oh...my...goodness! I am dying, amazing!
I pinned it...I do not want to forget it!
~Lynne
w/L

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Always relaxing and peaceful over here my darling friend.Hugs to you always! We will talk soon. ~Cheers

Sue Marrazzo said...

I adore these!

Méa Strauß said...

Patina, poetry and Grandeur!! Doré, you are a true queen in the best sense. And what a gorgeous fauteuil!!! And the wild side, this pair of jeans, aaaaah, birds of a feather :)))
Wished, we could spend the day together, we would have a blast ;))
Huuuuuugs from Méa, who today will upholster (hope, this is the right word for it) a fauteuil-bench :))

angie said...

danke für die tollen bilder!!! einen schönen donnerstag wünscht angie aus deutschland

It's me said...

Hi doré.....your home is so beautiful warm decorated.....i love it all.!...enjoy autumn....with all his beauty....love from me Ria...always so good to be here....love your blog and you of course....❤️❤️❤️. ....!

justys said...

oh i love love the first and second picture, its so so nice romantic but simple...greets from Germany justys

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning ma chère amie!

I am sighing as I see that burlap chair, those faded jeans, the traces of flower....there is this fabulous beauty in the aged, the forgotten, isn't there...

What a lovely post. We are nesting, reflecting, rejoicing. OH you should see the leaves here, you should hear them crack under your feet. The sensation sends chills of warm love up your spine!

ENJOY MY FRIEND! Anita

Robin Johnson said...

Beautiful photos my friend.

lynn cockrell said...

Another gorgeous post, Dore! The tattered chair and jeans are wonderful subjects! I love the season of Fall and I hope you are enjoying this time of year too.

Karena Albert said...

Dore you have created an abode of comfort, love, charm and romance! Thank you for sharing with all of us! I miss your visits! See you soon!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Shabbyfufu said...

So simple yet so beautiful and yes...soulful Dore! It doesn't take loads of stuff and you seem to know that instinctively in editing your rooms.
xoxo,
Janet

shehimthem said...

Dore, the chair, the stack of books, the muted but outstanding colors of the dried flowers are all simply lovely......you have created such a peace and warmth, all so very cozy and one that creates such an inviting space for Fall.....Love it and the inspiration you deliver xoxo

La Contessa said...

LOVE the CHAIR!Do YOU have plans for it......or AS IS will be it's NEW STATE!
I would have LOVED to have met YOU............at the SOIREE.There will be more............we shall keep trying to meet up it will happen!XO

Brown Bee Studio said...

Dore, your attention to detail and keen eye for restrained elegance is impeccable! When I visit your blog, I always feel like I could just nest right in...so effortlessly, yet comfortably, chic. You truly have a heart of gold, and it shines through everything you do! :)

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

Always a delight to visit your beautiful home, Dore. Every post is full of inspiration and beauty.
Enjoy these quieter autumn days.
xoxo,
Lin

Bente said...

You make the most beautiful photos. Love this old chair and the dried roses.
Wish you a great weekend.

Hugs from here

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Aged romance certainly describes your beautiful style. I love how there is nothing at all in your images that does not support the simple beauty of it all.

Cindy Hattersley said...

Dore

Your beautiful photos have a voice all their own. I wish I had your talent with photography! Fall in it's natural splendor!

michele said...

the jeans speak to me as i sit here in my deeply distressed (i think they're called 17-year destructed) AG boyfriend jeans! love the tranquil thread stringing your fall vignettes together and all the whispers of peace and good will offered in your commentary and through the lens. love to you, dore.

must love junk said...

Dore, thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet words!!
I love your photos-your simple yet so elegant version of fall, and your lovely 'captions' to match! :)
Susan

Cindy said...

Dore, Dore, Dore...! I haven't talked to you in forever! What a wonderful old chair in the photo... and i love the torn and tattered jeans... love them.

Cindy

therelishedroost said...

So fresh and cozy and a big thank you for stopping by the blog!!

"Create Beauty" said...

Oh so very L O V E L Y ! ! !

I have some rose buds trying to bloom, still on the bush.... just not enough sunshine to coax them open! Like me, they have rebelled against the passing of summer. But the cooler days and early sunsets do bring out the nesting instinct, with furry throws and a fireplace glowing!

Inspiring and Wonderful as always,
are you.

Blessings and Grace fill your space!

~ Violet

"Create Beauty" said...

Dore'
B O N J O U R!!!!!

Thanks for your comment on my Cinderella post! Yes, Anita told me about the Theatre party, and I am IN!

I see your email address here and I will chat with you, I want to know more of the idea....

What FUN!

~ Violet

Victoria Kirton said...

omg Dore, I love EVERYTHING about this picture. The chair, the books, the ladder. I want it all. Are you going to do anything with the chair? You know me, I can't leave anything alone. You have a way of staging and putting things together that exude peace and love and calmness. I love it.

Christel said...

Dear Dore, oh, how I have missed your posts! My apologies, I have been lax both in visiting, as well as posting on my own blog. Life seems to simply get in the way at times. I had surgery, and am finally beginning to feel like myself again. A thorough cleaning of my little studio, and much purging of unneeded items, has brought a new exhilaration into creating for me. It's so good for the soul! Less truly is more at times. Your beautiful images of your home, the tranquility, and warmth it evokes, is like a soothing cup of tea on a snowy night beside the fire. I know of no other way to describe the nostalgic feelings that well up within me every time I visit your home from your blog. You have more talent that you give yourself credit for at times. You create such beauty from ordinary, long forgotten items. Your words, coupled with photos of your works, and home always inspire, and always leave me feeling I should have visited much sooner!

I have created a bit of nostalgia this week too. I recreated the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz! He makes me smile :) Hope you will pop in and see him. Much Love, Christel

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

What a beautiful post, Dore. Been a while since I've been here, but it's as lovely and enchanting as always! Take care, Tracie

Ghost Lily said...

Totally beautiful. White and grey elegance which is very much my style too!
The old chair is something I would really love to have in my bedroom.
Love this post it is very inspiring.
Just looking at your gorgeous Greyhound too, who looks like a little deer!
Good to stop by and visit you again.
Jo. x

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Dore,
You are such a comfort to my soul with your gentle touches that inspire... I know that your mind is always searching for that special touch, and you know how and where to apply..
I love the roses....
I apologize for arriving so late, I have been tending little Jasper.
He is on the mend now.
Bisous!
Penny

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ah...I am finally here. Dearest Doré, it is always an honor to see you, to read your enthusiastic support and UNDERSTANDING of my mind! And I look forward to crafting a post for our December spectacle! I do hope to add more photos of my home, though there are some details (like painting my beams white) that I can't get done until summer. I was hoping to capture some of that distressed beauty now for Christmas, but I have to find other areas of my home to share.

However....on the theatre and imagination front, I am raring to GO!

SENDING YOU hugs and hopes for a sensation imagination journey sweet friend! Anita

G-STYLE said...

Thank you for your reactions on my blog, it is very nice to hear that you like my style.

I love your blog and style too, much more white and bright colours but also very pretty to look at!

Warm greetings from Gea (Holland)

G-STYLE said...

Thank you for your reactions on my blog, it is very nice to hear that you like my style.

I love your blog and style too, much more white and bright colours but also very pretty to look at!

Warm greetings from Gea (Holland)

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh Dore - I so wish you lived here in Montreal!!!
That photo of the chair with the books make my heart soar - sheer perfection - and the tea on the ladder?
You're incredible - really you are
Bisous a vous
XOXO

Méa Strauß said...

DOREEEEEE, I have seen it! MY GOODNESS, you are really DIVINE! This CROWN and the shrine and that CHICKEN!! GORGEOUS! With such a great sense of humour as well and so increadible skilled, this makes me feel inspired and wishing, you would not be so far away!!! The shrine, ah, where is Lestat????? Hiding, of course... it is taken by daylight, this picture...
We are so alike and then so different, we could fly over the moon together, I am sure! :)))
WON-DER-FUL, is all I can say, and this crown ist just sooooooooo ... I have no words. THAT is Verve!!! Something I always try to reach. But well, I am improving and one day I will succeed.
Huuuugs from your FAN Méa :)))

edy said...

In this simplicity
all is Divine...
Happy Autumn to you

June said...

Dore,I hope you know how much beauty you add to all of our lives with your posts. Such a grace and style and loveliness that awes and inspires me. When I visit here I feel as though I have entered a special place and visited with a very dear friend. Thank you for that my dearest.
Thank you too for your lovely comment. You really are exactly was I was referring to about when I said how much blogging adds to our lives.

many hugs and kisses coming your way!

Hos Jorunn said...

Dore, thanks for your nice words that way I found my way back to your lovely blog. What a beautiful home you got, love your photos and the mood you create.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Jorunn

Christel said...

Dear Dore, I'm back for another dose of aahhh :) I am looking forward to seeing all the beauty you will create this Christmas season. My best always my friend, Christel

La Petite Gallery said...

Just beautiful, I always dry roses for topping a gift with lace, nice French chair. You do it so well.
yvonne

Anne said...

I have had to embrace it but I am not happy with the cold we are getting LOL! Love your beautiful fall touches...with a bit of romance.