November 28, 2014

Something Bleu...My Art And Daughter Hannah pg.148-155

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Something Bleu.

I have been wanting to add some colour to my home of white.
When I spotted this heavy grained pillow with a raised rich steel blue velvet pattern,
I knew this was the direction I wanted to head in.

Often when you hear the phrase, "Something Bleu" you think of a brides wedding day.

An early arrival

Prairie-Style Weddings
Rustic And Romantic Farm, Woodland, And Garden Celebrations

Photographed By MARK LOHMAN

Chronicle Books

Fifi O'Neill and Mark Lohman have traveled the country to bring you a most beautiful
book filled with love, and the love of inspiring.

I am so taken with being in beautiful company of sharing a placement on the front cover.
My LOVE sign that I created from slavage, and old barnwood washed in wedding whites,
and greys.

I have not put this book down, and you won't as well. Not only will you feel every page is a
love letter romancing the prairie, its easy styling is nothing short of pure and good that
ceremoniously encourages love.

The pages, all 183 of them inspires a wedding book with a voice to its rustic pageantry of
ceremonies where one will find inspiration in styling with architectural salvage, trends in
home and garden decor, reclaimed rustic prairie styling, European and American vintage,
and antique furnishings a key mix in the romance and beauty of prairie-style weddings.

Went to extraordinary lengths to win back when prairie weddings were planned around
what inspired life on the plains of the prairies. Where it was common to hold a wedding
in a home or a barn. This was not a practical desire for simplicity rather then minimalism.

My new coffee table book

Has an inherent purity to the authentic feel in each of its home weddings.
Its pages of simplicity in time worn invites a cozy feeling to its softer relaxed side of
rustic elegance. All encouraging and celebrating the best in prairie-style designs and decor.

This book due to release December 2nd 2014
A perfect holiday gifting.
Order now! through local book retailers.

Prairie-Style Weddings will inspire weddings or not weddings.
A beautifully inspiring book that inspires much more then its title.

Thank you for all the love Fifi O'Neill



Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I want this for Christmas. We are going out today for shopping and I will tell Ruben I want this book. Fifi's eye for beauty is evident, and to have YOU, my friend, featured in this book (ON THE COVER!) - well then, this has to be in my French basket library of relaxing reads! OH DORÉ! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

Thank you my friend, for all the inspiration and encouragement. I am having a BLAST preparing for December. MUCH LOVE TO YOU! Anita

Unknown said...

Oh Congratulations making the cover dear Dore! Your creations are beyond beautiful and make a perfect fit for Fifi's beyond beautiful book! I can't wait to see it!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Gorgeous pillow and a lovely shade of blue. I preordered Fifi's book a couple of months ago through Amazon, I am excitingly looking forward to it. Your creativeness and the honor of appearing on the front cover is exciting for all us Burlap Luxe fans. Can't wait to sit down and leisurely turn the pages on what promises to be a magical book.
Sending love,

DD's Cottage said...

Beautiful book and pillow Dore-I will keep my eye out for it and buy one. Congrats on the cover and your sign!

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Congrats on the cover Dore!! Much pretty!!!!

May I ask where you got the perfect bleu pillow??? I have been on the hunt, but finding the right shade with the right contrast is so...hard. Love this one!!!

xo~ Cheryl

Victoria said...

What an honor for you Dore! I always get so excited when bloggers I've followed for years are in books or magazines!!! It's such a thrill to see:) I will definitely be putting this book on my Christmas list! Enjoy and congratulations!

Rhonda said...

An incredible honor to be on the cover of Fifi's book! Well deserved and I'm anticipating future books and magazines, given your talent!

Woodside Park said...

What a beautiful book! I can't wait to add it to my library. And your work is on the cover - congrats, Dore! Hope you had a special and warm Thanksgiving. Cheers

Ivy and Elephants said...


therelishedroost said...

Loving that touch of blue so wonderful! THat book looks fabulous as well, Have a great weekend!

angie said...

danke für die tollen bilder!!! einen schönen abend wünscht angie

chateau chic said...

This is a breathtaking gorgeous book, and what an honor to have your wonderful "Love" sign on the front!
I also love the touch of bleu you've introduced in your home, Dore, It's beautiful!
Mary Alice

Jasper's Cottage said...

I'm excited about the new book coming out too and I love your LOVE much that I used that picture in my blog post about Fifi's new book. :-)

Bente said...

Congratulation, Dore. You must be so proud. The cover and your beautiful daughter inside.
Wish you a fantastic weekend

Hugs from here

It's me said...

So Nice to see you in fifi's book doré ....!,!...congratulations...!!!...That must be a great from me Ria...x...!

michele said...

ahhhh, dore, it looks enchanting, and cheers to you for your involvement. can't wait to get my copy and admire your handiwork along with fifi's brilliance. i live in prairieland, you know! peace to you.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
How exciting to be on the cover!
I can only imagine how beautiful each page is...
I love your steel blue pillow, Dore.
Wishing you a beautiful holiday season.
Sending you a warm hug,

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
Your visit is truly appreciated.
Thank you so much for your encouraging words.

I did make one last year. You must have missed it... All my relief photos are on my sidebar.
Last year's is at the top. Titled
~Love one another~
Yes, I just know we would enjoy sitting together and creating.

I would not miss Dec 5th Christmas Theatre production
for the world. I will be there.
Love and blessings

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear and great friend!

It is only Saturday, and I am filled with peace. I had almost a week off from school starting on Wednesday, and it was delightful because I spent all of my time creating for my theatre. I hope you like ideas kept changing, but the end result is what is most important to me, and that is linking with you. I can't WAIT to see what you and the others have in store!!!!!!!!!

I have just a few tweaks to do on my post, and then it will be time to flip on the switch to our posts on the 5th!!!

Enjoy your weekend of quiet, French beauty. BISES, Anita

Junkchiccottage said...

Love your new blue pillow. Very pretty. Fifi's book looks amazing as all her beautiful work is. I will look for this one.

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

Congratulations, Dore. It's absolutely gorgeous!!!

Linda said...

Congratulations to you, Dore. Everything is gorgeous!

Heaven's Walk said...

How exciting for you to have your awesome sign featured on Fifi's book cover, Dore! Congrats! I know that all of us are anticipating the arrival of this new treasure! I also love the way you've begun to incorporate a bit of color into your beautiful home. The blue is a perfect companion to the soft grays and whites. Hugs!

xoxo laurie

Karena said...

That touch or blue ad ivory add just the right amount of color ( and who knows it may inspire you to add more subtle color to your palette)

Congratulations the book looks just fabulous Dore!

Enjoy the holiday weekend!
The Arts by Karena

must love junk said...

Dore, I love your pretty touch of blue...and the book looks just fantastic!
Congrats again :)

Unknown said...

Hi Dore,
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I love your latest blog about the new book and what an honor to have something you created in this lovely book along with your beautiful daughter and to be on the cover too! Very exciting! Congratulations to you! :)
I really love the bleu and creamy white pillow added to your gray and white color palette. I can see that looking really good paired with the greenery you love. Very tranquil.

Blessings to you, my friend!
Lisa xo

Phyllis Trevor Higgerson, Henhurst said...

Congratulations, Dore! I am looking forward to seeing this book. Also, I love the new pillow - that is my idea of perfection!

"Create Beauty" said...

How exciting to be featured in this gorgeous book! Congratulations!!!!

I must get it, the inspiration will be lovely! I am looking forward to our THEATRE event this Friday! I shared the ticket on my blog post yesterday as an invitation and sneak peak.

Your words of encouragement and beauty always Hug my Heart in your sweet and caring comments on my blog posts, thank you for always LIFTING my spirit with your love Dore!!!!
~ Violet

Gail Peterson said...

Happy First of December Dore...
I am excited to see you in Fifi's book, It's on my Christmas list!
An honor to be published and what a wonderful memeory to share with your daughter. Congrats to both of you!
I love the touch of blue, it's a very pretty pillow and softly adds a bit of texture too.
I hope your December will be all that you wish it to be!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

This lovely book is on my Christmas Wish List! Congrats dear friend!!

Pura Vida said...

your pretty blue pillow is just the perfect touch of color

Anonymous said...

Dore, thank you so much for stopping by and thank you tremendously for your always kind comments, support and encouragement, it means the world to me.
When I had my previous blog, I certainly had a lot more comments, visits, etc. and that was all very important to me, perhaps too much. But, this blog is me, my thoughts, my realness.....a bit of an open does not appeal to everyone, but in truth, I no longer want that to be my worry, Ive done too much to try and please others, what others want to see or hear.
I have often pondered the idea to write a book of some sorts and that is something that has been strongly encouraged by others, who knows, I just may.
I will certainly save you a piece of cheesecake and then some =) =)
Once again dearest Dore, thank you for your are such an amazing person and Im glad to call you my friend xoxo ~Ashley

Kelly said...

I will have to look for that book! I love anything prairie style. Congrats on being featured in it too. I love your new blue pillows.

cindy hattersley design said...

Congratulations Dore on being featured in this lovely book. Having had four weddings at my home I would have loved to have had this book as a reference! You have such a sweet gentle style. Of course it is only fitting you should grace the cover!!

La Contessa said...

SO,your daughter or ONE of my SONS??I know we are BOTH chomping at the BIT.................
Congrats for making the COVER!
Did we not meet through one of Fifi's magazines??
I love this small world business...........
Happy Holidays to you and HANNAH.
JUST in case I need it sooner than later!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Congrats on the cover feature! I love prairie style and this reminds me of my daughter's barn wedding a few years ago. Love your new pillow!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Can't wait! I think my copy is arriving today. Your talent is such a natural choice for a darling book like this. Congratulations!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

When I got home yesterday there it was from Amazon ...
such beauty, such inspiration, such creative ideas. Fifi's book is amazing ... I couldn't wait to see all your Burlap Luxe touches and seeing pretty Hannah sitting looking like a beautiful bride was exciting. Love, love, love every piece of art you made that was included in the book. Birdcage, cake - gorgeous, table numbers, Love sign all magical.

I found myself absorbed into a fantasy of page after page wonderment. Many creative bloggers, many inspiring ideas ... WOW! Bravo, Bravo!
Sending love and kisses,

Kay said...
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Kay said...

Congratulations Dore!
Your simple rustic “Love” sign is so sweet and it captures the essence of what this book is about beautifully.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Congratulations! What a gorgeous book and a beautiful pillow too. Your are so talented. xoxx

Cindy said...

Can't wait to get the book. It's on my Christmas list. The photos are gorgeous and filled with inspiration. I love the loose garden flowers,draped roses and natural style with all the flowers and rustic elegance.
Your new pillow is cool too. I recently found the best old striped pillow at the thrift store in green and ocre... and by itself it is so ordinary, but when i brought it home it fit just perfectly on my chair. I love finds like that...
..trying to catch up on your posts my sweet friend