November 22, 2014

In My Everyday White...Giving Of Thanks

Burlap Luxe Home

Yes, I do have a kitchenette, and one that most of my creations take place in.
I often paint here, and create the products that coat and cover my art pieces.
I lift my eyes to the view through the rustic shutters salvaged from an old
cedar armoire doors.

I will be happy with them years from now.

I love the worn damage that one may not approve of, but I find that they
charm me.

Classic French washed in greys.

I favor Greenery...
Over flowers.
Clippings from the hedges that outline nature in my front yard.

Buckets and baskets of all sorts will be filled with what nature so freely offers
in giving of thanks.

French place settings and French stainless cutlery will set a table of giving.

Linens and serving trays will be in use adding French rustic.

Baskets will be arranged and filled greeting the season.

Lighting will be dimmed.
Incase you were wondering this is the $5.00 thrift shop find that I wired with
a new $3.99 lighting cord and it was ready to hang, and now hangs
over the sink in all its rustic French charm.

Peaceful nature and giving of thanks.


Kelly said...

You and I share a love of whitewashed interiors and simplicity. It's always fun to see what you're up to. Your serving pieces and baskets will look great for Thanksgiving!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

I will be back tomorrow to leave a longer message. "A Giving of Thanks" in a beautiful rustic room that nutures and creates your soulful art. Oh how I love your kitchen in every way, JDL magazine should feature it. The room is such lovely simplistic beauty in every way.
Happy weekend,

Junkchiccottage said...

Love love your kitchen and those shutters are just pure heaven. Gorgeous. What a beautiful space to create in.
Have a wonderful week end.

Joy Junktion said...

Your kitchenette is a lovely place to create! I'm sure it bring peace ans solace which show in your pieces! Blessings, Cindy

lynn cockrell said...

Your gorgeous kitchen is such a quiet and exquisitely serene place. It is easy to see why it inspires such beauty as is displayed in your creations. Dore, I love old crocks and,of course, my eye went directly to the top of your cupboards and those two wonderful examples you have placed up there. The armoire doors placed at the window are a wonderful contrast to the sweet lacy swag. In short, I love it all! Have a perfect Sunday, dear friend.

Unknown said...

Very luvly indeed Dore . Those shutters and the layering of cloths as hour window treatment, beautiful!
Happy weekend!

Linda said...

Beautiful and elegant. I love the nostalgic feel.

michele said...

i come here and i just know what will ensue: a long peaceful exhale as i am nurtured with soothing images to massage the soul. thank you, dore, for sharing so eloquently the beauty you create around you. timeless indeed. and gentle. i love the gentle. peace to you right where you are.

Gail Peterson said...

A lovely warmth comes from those loved pieces.
I see that you are prepping for the holidays, it's such a lovely time to be inspired by simple things that we have collected.
I hope your Thanksgiving will be filled with all that you love and Thankful moments to treasure. Happy Thanks giving Dore...

Lynne said...

Your kitchen is beautiful, Dore!
After my visits here I leave peacefully inspired.

Méa Strauß said...

Well Doré, at first this gorgeous sivertray caught my eye - it´s divine patina.
But then... your shop soaked in my eyes, as it always happens. This crown, these little tiny shells, WHAT an idea!, spirit on the little shield. Ahhh Doré, it was like a trigger, and BOOOMM I was sitting in this beautiful kitchen, and I saw all this preciousity (ohhh, I hope, you know what I mean, my English sometimes is not so good) in front of me. And I smiled from one ear to the other, full of admiration.
But I am the opposite of peacefulness, I am a ... I think, I have been a squirrel in my former life, I am inspired Unrest. Maybe I would drive you nuts and you would throw me out. But I think, you would just laugh along with me, me, the wuzzle, who visited you today.
So: Huuuuuugs from your friend Méa, who placed you in a calender to come. You will be with me and my friends this christmas :))

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma belle! C'est beau et paisible, ta maison!

Doré, everything about your home whispers who you are....a lover of patina's offerings of the past, of a simpler time and a true gratitude for salvages pieces. HOW I LOVE YOUR HOME and vision. The zinc buckets and unpolished silver.....HOW THIS SPEAKS TO ME! Beauty and peace to you mon amie....alors, le 5 décembre! ((I'm so excited))!

It's me said...

Wowwww doré your kitchen beautiful...!!!...always Nice to see your lovely home...have a Nice sunday enjoy love!

angie said...

es ist sooo schön bei ihnen!!! danke für die tollen inspirationen und einen schönen sonntag, angie

chateau chic said...

I adore your kitchen, Dore!! Those rustic shutters with the beautiful window treatment are glorious. The beauty and simplicity of the baskets, worn silver, and well loved stools and chair speak of warmth, welcome, and graciousness.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Mary Alice

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

Love the sweet kitchenette! And the shutters and light! I would want to create in there everyday. Di@Cottage-Wishes

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

Dearest Doré,

Whenever I vist, I enlarge your images to view everything up close. Your cabinets came out lovely. And I adore your shutters ~ absolute perfection ~ and the petite chandelier.

Now I know. We both love to create in our kitchens! :)

So much to see and love. I just know your guests will enjoy a very beautiful Thanksgiving in your home!

Sending hugs from top of a snowy mountain,

Unknown said...

serenely calming. i adore your home and you. happiest of thanksgivings Dore!

Susie said...

Very nice, I like the shelves with the linens. Blessings for a great thanksgiving, xoxo,Susie

Pura Vida said...

Well dore no wonder you create such beauty, you are surrounded by such beauty. And created all with such soul within. Your simple style is an inspiring thing to see and study and learn from

Bente said...

Oh, your kitchen is fantastic. I love the shutters and everything else here. You are so talented. I need you here for a while. (Smile). You are such a inspiration.
Whish you a great new week.

Big hug from here

Rhonda said...

Your kitchen is perfect. Filled with all you find and create. Filled with joy and happiness.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend.

Karena said...

Dear Dore,
I had not seen your wonderful kitchen before and I adore it! The armoire door shutters are perfect as are all of your other entertaining elements! Thank you so much for sharing!

The Arts by Karena

DD's Cottage said...

What a calm and peaceful room and place to cook up a storm. I love the worn and damaged shutters too and you have a way of layering things that is so wonderful. The small chandelier is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Everything is so pretty! I am sure your Thanksgiving table will be gorgeous and inviting!

"Create Beauty" said...

What a JOY to visit your home, and I love your white kitchen with the rustic touches.

Giving of thanks, YES!


WhiteWhispers2u said...

I was just thinking of you this morning as I wake to your beautiful art piece above my bed every morning. xoxo

I am so in Love with your Paint technique and always wish you were closer to me.

Best Wishes to you and Miss Hannah Always. xoxo

Your space is always dreamy to Me. Such a Talent ! Hugs Sweet One

Phyllis Trevor Higgerson, Henhurst said...

What a beautiful environment you have created in which to live and work - very inspiring! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

I know that I say the same thing everytime but …… I love it all !!!!!! XXXX

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Every single thing is beautiful and I love your thrift find.

Faded Charm said...

Your kitchen is so lovely with all it's vintage worn and timeless touches. I seem to be drawn to greenery this time of year also...♥

Hope you have enjoyed your weekend, my friend!


Victoria said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your Thanksgiving wishes Dore! Your kitchen looks lovely, love the white cabinets and your beautiful little chandelier above the sink. I so wish for a beautiful kitchen like this but, for now, we're renters and gave to make do with what we have...but that's just fine with me:) I'm thankful for what we do have.

I'm really hoping to get a blog post up this week, I'm so behind! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving:)

Unknown said...

Dore, your kitchen is so charming and what I would imagine your kitchen looking like. It looks like pages out of one of my French style books! :) The greenery really stands out with all the warm whites and greys. I love all the textures and vintage elements you have in that space too. So lovely and inspiring! Have a blessed Thanksgiving, my friend!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Such a beautiful space to relax or create in...going to pin it to my beautiful kitchens board!
Have a wonderful holiday Dore!

must love junk said...

Dore, I love every single detail in these photos! Just beautiful.

Rhonda said...

I love the rustic shutters and all of the imperfections! Always love seeing your gorgeous pictures. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

vintageandart said...

Fabulous post...everything's so very stylish. l agree the damage gives your shutters character. They look wonderful.

La Petite Gallery said...

I have always had all white kitchens
They are easy to change with curtians
Art etc. Any colors work.
Love shutters, you have style Dearie.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Doré I am back to delight in the peaceful beauty of your kitchen. I especially love how casually unplanned it looks and adore the different tonal hues in your signature style. Oh how the textural contast of the gorgeous basket and zinc bucket play off each other. I too like greenery and the greens with what appear to be grapes is pretty. The patina on the silver tray and the old cedar shutters such wonderful Burlap Luxe style! A room to create art and nuture oneself in preparation of food. lovely, simply lovely style.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Your kitchen is dreamy, Dore. If it were mine I'd never want to leave. Love the shutters; they really are timeless. I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving with your family. xxx ~ Nancy

Christel said...

Dear Dore, I absolutely love the shutters! and the "new" light that graces the view! I could do dishes, and daydream from that window forever! Wishing you and Hannah a blessed Thanksgiving. Always your fan, and friend, Christel

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Chère Doré! BONJOUR! I am finally here, having had yet another parent conference yesterday and this morning, a meeting to attend. But after today, my Thanksgiving week finally begins!

Thank you so much for coming to visit my post. The photo of my dining room is dark because we just have no sunshine at all right now; I prefer to show my home when there is LIGHT coming in, but you did remind me of how I do love the shadows of our French gray mood...I so hope to get some good photos taken this week as I will be home. I HOPE! Thank you for loving my home. I LOVE IT, but again, it doesn't always present the way I would like. OH WELL! Now off to school then home to work on my theatre! LOVE ! Anita

Robin Johnson said...

Your home is always such an inspiration as are you. Happy Thanksgiving.

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

I'm always so inspired when I visit here, Dore. Your kitchen is so peaceful and I adore those shutters. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
This is you.. Quiet beauty... I love your kitchen.. Your beautiful touches bring it to life.
Wishing you and Hannah a joyful Thanksgiving. I am thankful and blessed by your friendship.
With much admiration,

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your kitchen, Dore! Those perfect timeworn elements are the perfect touches only you could have imagined.
Thankful for your friendship and inspiration this Thanksgiving.

HWIT BLOGG said...

This so BEAUTIFUL, calm and I just love the colors! Have a happy Thanksgiving, take care...

G:a Affären said...

Thank you for beautiful pictures from your lovely kitchen, I like to stay here looking at the shutters, the curtain, the sink....everything!

Have a nice weekend!

Cindy said...

Unbelievable how completely charming your home is. I love the simple greenery with your beautiful rustic whites. Everything is amazing... that little thrift store chandy is completely perfect there, and the sweet soft little valance is precious.