January 10, 2015

Each Piece Is A Find...And Nordic Knits

Burlap Luxe Home Living Rustic French

Each piece is a salvaged find. The latest being the vintage 10 window pane
door, and it has me thinking.
This setting is the backdrop to my entryway.

No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look
undesirable.

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Authentic history hides behind the truth, in creating what one believes to be beautiful.
~ Dore Callaway

My New Knit Line Hand Made by Dore Callaway, BurlapLuxe.
Soon in my etsy shop I will be adding my knits.
This Lumbar knit with a feather down insert is
28" x 14" 1/2
and ties with knit at its opening.
"Nordic Knits" and "Prairie Knits"
by hand
I have been creating with wools since the age of 8 where my
Nordic grandmother on my moms side sat with me late nights
teaching me how to hold the needles, and hooks.

Its been so inspiring to me to see the strong come-back in knit home decor,
and the Nordic French strong influence and character the knits add
to a rural rustic home.

Inspiring a natural home.

56 comments:

Maureen Wyatt said...

Everything in these photos is lovely, especially the knitted pillow!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

That is fabulous news darling ! You always amaze me with your talents.

I love the knotty knits myself.i can't wait to see what you are creating.

I have two french glass doors in storage I hope to use one of these days.

xoxo

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Text Me after you add them to Etsy Please :)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It is all so beautiful. I love the pillow you designed and knitted. xoox

Pura Vida said...

Oh how natural and pretty. You always get it just right!

Méa Strauß said...

Oh Doré,
I see you were busy though you were so ill. Wow!
And am I wrong, or did your Patina change? Ther are darker parts, real dramatic, oh I love it. The ensemble with that beautiful door, hmmmm, dreamy pictures.
I hope, you are healing fast, looking at this magic corner, you created, have a wonderful weekend, your friend Méa, who will fight with a biiiiig chandelier today ;))

chateau chic said...

What a beautiful entry to welcome family and friends. Of course, I'm loving the tall glass paned door. Every element says, Welcome to a peaceful, calming of the soul home!
Your knitted lumbar looks so cozy and warm.
Mary Alice

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Doré, your photos are wonderful. ANd your new item, SO LOVELY! Thank you. Anita

Lisa Abdo said...

Dear Dore,
You never seize to amaze me with your talent! I just love the entry with it's simplicity and charm! The door is perfect! And I must have at least one of your knitted pillows for my home! I am excited to see the new knit line you are adding to your shop! Glad you are feeling better too! Lisa :)

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

The surroundings are just so peaceful.
Do you not find the rhythm of the needles as you knit somewhat hypnotic...
In my neck of the woods with the minus 16C wind chills knitted lovelies are most appreciated. Your beautiful pillow would bring contentment to any home.
Susan

It's me said...

It all is so naturel and pretty ...love it Doré ...have a Nice sunday......love from me Ria...x!

edy said...

I love the pillow and am truly charmed with knitting... other are able to do.....I leave it in your capable hands....
the door is so versitale and I look forward to all the various wanderings it will go through...

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Dore, just love your new-to-you window glass door panel - looks awesome.

Your Nordic knit pillow is amazing, you do great work and your knit wares will sell well, esp since it has been soooo cold! That pillow would fit well into my off white universe. : - )

Happy New Year, ma'am!

Curtains in My Tree said...


The color of the knit lumbar pillow fits right in with the drop cloth colors everyone loves today.
I can see it on a black and white sofa or bed cover also.
My cat can see it in his bed LOL
I admire your talent in knitting

Bente said...

Dear Dore. The door looks perfect in your beautiful home. I also love the pillow you made. So fun that you learned to knit as a young girl, I did too, and it`s so fun too. (if it`s easy, smile).
Have a wonderful new week

Hugs from here

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

Love the door with the branch. And your new knits, Doré.

Absolutely lovely, as always.

Hugs,
Lin

Petite Michelle Louise said...

What a nice legacy and how very blessed you are to be carrying it on in your grandmother's memory. Your new knit pillow is beyond lovely and so very special dear Dore. Your grandmother's heart is happy in heaven. Have a blessed day.

DD's Cottage said...

Love the tall paneled chippy door Dore! You do have a knack for finding great treasures and making them fit in your home. I love your knitted pillow too and will check out your shop!

Karen L. Bates said...

Lovely knits....love the door too. Been looking for one for my bathroom main door. I found two large tall narrow windows that I keep in there but still need the main door, which I would frost.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Doré,
A magnificent introduction to your Nordic style knits, There is nothing as tactile and comforting than a hand knitted throw or pillow. Just looking at it is like a gentle hug. So looking forward to your new line of beauty.

Love the 10 panel door announcing a soulful welcome to your entry. Doré I notice more drama and more mood... You know me the lover of moody dramatic pieces so I'm excited and stirred emotionaly by this post.

Your heart and soul is beautifully shown in every creative piece you make. I am so intrigued with your new Madonna alter. In it you captured the essence of peace.
Sending love,
Vera

Rhonda Vaudt said...

The window is perfect, and the pillow is so gorgeous! Have a wonderful New Year Dore:)

Gail Peterson said...

Dore, what a gift to have mastered knitting!
I love the story of your grandmother and you. She would love that you are using those gifts she shared with you today in your own designs....

I'm with you loving that some of these treasured arts are being appreciated once again
.
Beautiful.... I can't wait to see more of your work!
A lovely Sunday morning to you.
xo,
Gail

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear Doré,

Thank you for the chat today. Thank you for coming by....

I left you a voice mail.

Maybe we can talk. But yes, I did it. Time to move on. Much love, Anita

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Truly a woman of many talents! Love your new pillow line. I love the Goethe quote too. Seeing unique beauty is one of your gifts as well. Lovely vignettes here!

"Create Beauty" said...

A lovely vignette....

and the twig branch
hanging on the glass panel door...

simple.

elegant.

inspiring.

Love the large-needle knitted pillow.
What a wonderful memory of your grandmother, as she imparted to you
something that would last a lifetime.

blessings dear one!
~ Violet

Junkchiccottage said...

Dore,
How sweet that you will be adding knits to your treasures. You never cease to amaze me with your sweet talents.
That vintage window is so pretty. Loooove.
Kris

therelishedroost said...

Love that pillow its so pretty!! What a relaxing home and style you have, I love it.

Kay said...

Happy new year Dore! Looking forward to seeing your beautiful things and new found treasures in this new year. Your entry is lovely and inviting and the knitted pillow with the little ties is a great addition.
Kay

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French bread & family said...

Two lovely introductions...the new door was meant to greet all who enter your beautiful home, and your handmade pillow...such a wonderful tribute to your heritage and precious time spent with your grandmother.
Have a wonderful week, Dore!
~Lynne
w/L.

Karena Albert said...

Dear Dore, my friend, visits and posts have been sporadic as I've had pneumonia over the holidays....I would love to order something from your new line, it would cheer and comfort me tremendously!How wonderful!

xoxo
Karena
Featuring "Inner Spaces"

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Everything is so beautiful, Dore. I have a door like that to my garden shed. I love what you've done with your door, so pretty.

Have a great week!
~Tracie

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So very lovely, Dore...I am in love with your knitted pillow! How wonderful to learn from your grandmother...xo

Little Farmstead said...

Hi Dore - I love the old door and your wonderful knit pillow that adds so much texture! Thank you for sharing the story behind how you learned to knit! What a wonderful family tradition. Blessings! ~julie

Kelly said...

Oh the pillow you made is so pretty! I love knit pillows and have one myself. I like how yours ties on the end. I'll keep my eyes open in your Etsy shop.

Sandi said...

Love the simplicity Dore! Your touch is just perfect. Love that pillow also. I need to learn how to knit. :)
Blessings~

Rhonda said...

Sweet Sweet Dore, how gorgeous your natural corner is! I adore that French door so much. Your knit pillows are perfect with your decor. Love Love Love
xo Rhonda

La Petite Gallery said...

Dore,
I always wanted to learn to knit. I see it is making a big come back. Everyone is doing it. You are so talented, love your
work. yvonne

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

What a treasure, your new old door!! Beautiful styling, too, Dore. Thanks for sharing your lovely world with us - cheers

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The door is gorgeous in its simplicity. I love the knitted trend: it makes a room feel instantly comfortable and comforting (I'm thinking something like baby blanket comfort).

Burlap Luxe said...

Magali, I am doing baby throws as well.
Thank you dear you joy my day.

Xx
Dore

Victoria Kirton said...

Oh dear Dore, I can't wait to own one of your knits! Happy New Year to you. I hope your January is going well. I am focusing more on my upholstery pieces this year and I have a chair with the same shape like yours. I am in love with how yours look.

La Contessa said...

YOU have GOOD sources.............THAT window pane is a FIND!Was at mom's tonight and took a photo or two of YOUR OPERA HOUSE......I need your cell phone number so I can send you a photo!Maybe I already have??If not send to me in an email.....iolacontessa@gmail.com.
YOUR KNITTING IS KNOCK DEAD GORGEOUS!
XOXO

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Dore,
Thank you so much for coming over for a visit. I am so sorry to hear you have been so ill and ended up in the hospital.. I hope you are well on your way to recovery.
I love your natural corner, and your Knit Line is a wonderful addition.
Bless you dear friend, sending you a gentle hug
fondly,
Penny

Rosemary-Thyme said...

What a gorgeous home. So fresh and inviting. I love the knitted pillow too. It is lovely.

Janet

Cheryl said...

How lucky you are to have such great memories of knitting with your grandmother :-)

Hanna said...

Hi Dore!
Thanks for your comment on my blog! Yes I did have Google translate, but it seems to have disappeared somehow. Glad you told me! I fixed it! :)

Thank you so much, your blog looks lovely too! Very much like a Jeanne d'Arc magazine :)
Lovely knitted pillow!

Hugs, Hanna

Botanic Bleu said...

Dore,
Your hand knit pillow is beautiful. Of course, I love everything in your house...wood, neutrels, the window panel door, carved armchair, ... so much to love.

I am glad to hear you are getting better.

Judith

A Joyful Cottage said...

Oh, your Nordic knit pillow is simply beautiful, Dore. The memory of knitting with your grandmother is so special. I can picture it in my mind. A grandmother lovingly handing down a craft to her precious granddaughter. It makes me smile. Hugs, Nancy

Sally Somervill said...

Hey there Dore, your new door is stunning - beautifully distressed. I love your knit pillow too, how wonderful to be able to create something so lovely. My Aunt just sent me two pair of knit socks and they are by far my favorite. Good luck with your new shop.
Sally

Privet and Holly said...

Dore, your knits look
so beautiful, so Nordic
and so you. Will most
definitely look for them.

Happy 2015

xo Suzanne

Cindy Hattersley said...

You are such a great stylist Dore. I love the way you casually draped that twig on the window frame as if it were purely by accident...such a great composition. I love the textural quality of your new knits...fabulous!

michele said...

the knits are DIVINE. i am amazed at your handiwork and will definitely have to add these to my life as they will fit in perfectly!

love to you from hawaii where i am relaxing, filling up my soul, and of course finding time to paint and create!

peace.

Maria Angelique said...

As someone with a love for Nordic style, I love seeing the trend this year so far and I especially love it because it is so easy to incorporate into other styles. Beautiful photos.

Celyn PS said...

this is gorgeous!

styleandchocolates

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh Dore I love that 10-pane door in your entry and I just adore your knitted pillow cover! I'm so into chunky knits these days. Yours is gorgeous. Happy knitting to you!

Marie Blackburn said...

Oh my Dore, this is my first visit to your blog. Stunning with a capital S!!! I look forward to following you.
Marie@The Interior Frugalista