February 16, 2015

Dwelling in French Stillness, Artistically

 The Home Of Burlap Luxe
How our home lives
 We entertain
Remembering it is not just about us, but those placed in our lives.
Here is a French country setting yet, set with a gathered and collected feel
to each place setting.

Setting a table, a la Francaise

 Mixing plate size's and more often imperfect pieces will show up living creatively at
our table of French.

 Settings of silver find themselves in the mix of borrowing from separate but,
equal drawers of flatware.
I do have a thing for dinnerware and to be fair to my collections of equal use, 
I fairly use them sometimes all at once.
(left to right) Michale Angelo, Oneida, Lenox.
Making for fun conversation.

Mixing serving pieces equally adds all the right charm to your settings.
 I love adding vintage and family heirlooms, as well as great thrift shop finds.
These platters were my latest Goodwill find, mint condition 13" round,
and all three under $4.00
These platters will make a fun statement, while enjoying what they serve.

Effortless pieces come together to create French farmhouse spaces!
 Burlap Luxe etsy... New art pieces I have been artistically working on
one piece at a time, and one chamber of my heart.
 An Art Dwelling.

Here is my latest...This French roadside shrine reflects a simple and
great feeling that people everywhere need comfort and 
security of eternal.
Each individual would perhaps see them differently, based on
their own needs, and a place to rest their heart on.

 Those of you that have shared in the purchasing of my art pieces know
the heart and soul work that goes into what I create.
Hand sculpted embellishments, wire work, paper mache, hand poured
and molded statues from vintage molds and my hands. Along with paper 
ephemera from vintage poetry books tattered with little life left in them.

I never know the end result until the pieces tell me they are finished.
 All my art by me Dore Callaway,
is of One-Of-A-Kind, and is soulfully created from within. I truly get
undone just thinking about the end results, and how the pieces and colors just
seam to effortlessly work
 Like all my art pieces of this medium, paper mache, wood fibers, glues and
paints, they are my starting point... From there on its all imagined, and the
GRAVITY that pulls me in closer is what nudges along its OUTCOME.

Hand rolled beads of clays and woods, preserved paper flower chandeliers,
wire hand twisted crowns adorned with golden and steal grey pearls, 
vintage laces aged and stiffened for lasting beauty.
Positive and encouraging pieces, an aura of peace and being still.

Now this piece and like pieces are making way to my Burlap Luxe etsy shop.
Honor where you alone creatively are placed.
What is truly beautiful lies within. 


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Yes, indeed, you are an artiste extraordinnaire, mai oui!

I always love seeing what you have made or things you have changed around your beautiful calm gorgeous spaces, Dore!

Gail Peterson said...

Hi Dore,
The little roadside shrine you refer to is so special. I think all the little touches are so delicate, adding that extra little sparkle. Your place settings are so inviting! I love the platform of white dinnerware for cuisine. It's the best for food I think!
Enjoy a beautiful week, Spring is on it's way..

Junkchiccottage said...

Your beautiful creative soul has created another beautiful piece. Gorgeous.

Botanic Bleu said...

Dwelling in French stillness... a phrase that tugs at my inner visions... thinking about experiences while traveling in France... my thoughts go to sitting in outdoor cafes in the Dordogne, enjoying good food using simple utensils. I love seeing your images because I know they are authentic French, not my imitations of French.


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Dore,
Oh how I have missed you.
As much as I love your place settings, it is in your French roadside shrine that I see you soul. Your art, like your home reflects your quite beauty and grace..
Love and blessings

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

To spend an evening at your table enaged in conversation and enjoying your gorgeous rustic luxe style would truly create a magical memory.
As one who collects your art I have a deep appreciation for your artistic genius. Your imagination is limitless and your hands create emotional beauty. Your new art shrines intrigues and elevate your art into the incredible.

Méa Strauß said...

Doré... increadible. I have to look and to loooook at all this divine details and I have my mouth open right now, unable to close it. The colors you use, the game of small and tall, ornaments and TEXTURE, you are such an artist!!! And there is something like salt in it to add it to the sweets, everything in balance, to give every home honeur, that is so lucky to own one of your pieces. You are able to create emotions in me, just when I am looking at these pieces of artwork. I will look at this post again and again, because to look at it twice is not enough. The beads... the little cloth on top, the little madonna.. the patina, the ornaments... GOSH, THE IDEA!!!!! How did this idea come into your mind???
Simply gorgeous...
All these thoughts are running through my head now.
I bow! Your are wonderful, Doré. So have a deep hug, and I will visit you again and again today. Your friend and admirer Méa.
I hope, you do not mind, when I take a picture out of here, to show my followers (with a link to this here) this little wonder??? They all have to see it.

Bente said...

Oh my, you create the most beautiful things. I love this, Dore. You are such an artist.

Have a great and creative day.
Hugs from here

Unknown said...

What a lovely table setting! I too love using mismatched cutlery. So eclectic....casual....charming. And your newest creation...the French Shrine... is soulfully beautiful Dore! Truly divine. I wish you a creative day! Do what makes your heart happy!

ANNE said...

Absolutely lovely! and I love that paint job on the table top too!

cindy hattersley design said...

As always gorgeous imagery Dore...and those platters what a find! I must tag along with you on your hunts!!

Karena said...

Dore anyone would love being a guest in your home, how relaxing an evening with you would be! Mixing up what you have looks so interesting and collected of course!

Beautiful new works of art!

The Arts by Karena

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful piece! You are an amazing artist!

Unknown said...

Dore, I was just thinking of you the other day. I was wondering what you have been creating and here you are. I love the way you think and create. I am having a creativity block so I love getting inspirations from other creative people like you. Lots of love!

DD's Cottage said...

Glad to see again into your home Dore-it is always so peaceful and restful. I love the mixing of your silverware.

Victoria said...

Oh my goodness, your little shrine is breathtaking! I honestly don't know how you come up with these things...my mind just doesn't work that way! So lovely!!!

Your plates are gorgeous and paying so little for them is an added bonus:) Thank you for your advice on my desk, we don't have an electric sander but I do know we have a palm sander so I'm definitely going to go for it.

I finally put a new post up today! I'm a lazy blogger but I do still love blogging and don't want to slack too much!

chateau chic said...

Your "Roadside Shrine" is an amazing piece of art that only you could create, Dore. So many intricate details, and I love the word picture of resting your heart upon it.
Using a mix of flatware and serving pieces is such a delightful idea.
Mary Alice

michele said...

all that you have thoughtfully described truly comes through in the work, dore. the stillness...oui. and the peaceful contemplative process which is always flowing and loose rather than contrived...yes, this finds expression in your work. i love art pieces that are nearly impossible to describe with words, and i think what you create qualify as such. they leave lots of space for the beholder and future owner. they perhaps create SPACE rather than occupy it, yes? keep following your heart and creating with soul. peace and twisted wire to you.

Sandi said...

I am sure I have told you this before , but you constantly amaze me Dore! I just adore all your beautiful artwork. God sure blessed you with talent my dear friend. Thank you for sharing it with us!!

Linda said...

Gorgeous and elegant!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour chère amie!

I am terribly late, school work you know...

But it is truly a repose of sheer beauty to visit bloggers whose art speaks to me...this is truly gorgeous, and I can't wait to have even more time on my next holiday (spring break!) to redo my rooms for spring. Gorgeous whites as usual, and your French soul truly speaks here, en français....

Tina said...

What a beautiful, peaceful moment you've provided for me this morning.
Thank you

Joy Junktion said...

It is evident in your photos that you have created a peaceful home for your family and friends! And, your creative work is just beautiful! Blessings, Cindy

Unknown said...

Dore,these pieces you create are just so unique and lovely! Your talent to create these one-of-a-kind works of art just blows my mind! Like someone said, how do you think of these things! I can imagine you enjoy creating these pieces and the joy you feel when someone gets to enjoy them in their home. They really do evoke a sense of peacefulness. I always enjoy when I see a new blog up and I get to enjoy looking at what new things you have created. It is so inspiring to me! Blessings to you! xo

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Lovely as Always Sweet One xoxo

June said...

A visit here is like going inside to the place of my dreams dear Dore. Your blog is my respite. Achingly beautiful artwork and home lets us get a glimpse of the artist who creates all the beauty. Whenever I visit and your page comes up on my screen I feel a calmness and quite. The table setting and your latest piece of art was a gift to my eyes today!
sending love...

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your sculpture is exquisite! The soulful effort you put into your art is very plainly visible. What a joy the process must be for you! A such a gorgeous result.

designchic said...

I always love seeing what you create - such a talent. Your guests must instantly feel peaceful when they come in your home…happy weekend!

Woodside Park said...

Your work is always soulful and gorgeous! Each piece tells a poetic story. And how lovely to set a beautiful table with gathered treasures! Cheers~

Lynne said...

How lovely and tactile is this post.

Having held your artwork in my hands, I can truly appreciate the quality of your craftsmanship, Dore'.

Your art in our home, brings both a lovely lift, and a peace that one seeks for each day.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Dore, Everything your furniture, your creations, are stunningly beautiful. I love the lime white wash on the furniture. I might want to try to do that on something. There is such a sense of calm in your beautiful home.

vintageandart said...

Your painted dresser looks amazing but your artwork is truly stunning and l can see your passion through the attention to detail...thanks for sharing and being so inspirational.

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

So beautiful and especially the silver and linen....perfect for family get togethers!

Cindy said...

Your creations just completely blow me away... each and every one is exquisite. Love all your white stoneware too. Especially those handmade pottery plates.


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Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

This is so pretty. Beautifully photographed too. I could gaze at it all day. The bed frame is beautiful. I love the madonna you made.