February 27, 2015

I Am In A French Prairie Kind Of Moment

 Burlap Luxe Home Office

Sometimes I don't get around to finishing projects because the un-
finished looks so inspiring.

 Frames piled, waiting and offers a starting point for something.

 I am in a French prairie kind of moment...
It's meant as a grace note of inspiration, rather then a distraction to creating.

 Feather stuffed white pillows work seamlessly in French farmhouse-style. It effects
how I feel in the moment.

 The rust on an iron bed casting... pure and good.

 It's French farmhouse-style adds history to our rustic living.

 I remember tossing a scarf over a lampshade many days ago, (1970's) now
threaded table toppers have found there way adding romance I am 
calling French prairie.
 The threaded lace table topper was a $1.50 thrift shop find. It added
country French prairie romance to my daughter Hannah's room.

Something we have all done, and have forgotten to do again.
Inspiring French prairie kind of moments.
Rustic romance and loved by her friends.


CreativaCale said...

Such romantic ...Hugs from Serbia,

angie said...

dore, I love their pictures !!!!! many greetings and a nice Friday of angie from Germany

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Well, I am in the same mood, only with writing. There are a lot of vintage moments of my life and the life of others that I let go, put to the side, but thanks to a fellow poet in my group, I just learned this week that I must bring out those moments to pay homage to my memory of the people who made me who I am. Like an aged piece of beauty, my memories stand waiting to come out and be displayed.

Hugs to you, Doré! Anita

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, how I love that metal bed and those gorgeous pillows. Pillows are a weakness of mine and bedding.

Méa Strauß said...

Yes, Doré, I know exactly, what you mean. Sometimes my Atelier is so beautiful with all the unfinished creations and Fragments - all opportunities still open, the secret in it, what will it be?
What will it look like, were an as waht will it come to life? The process... That is the perfect decoration isn ´t it? Always there is something in process. Life, yes, this is true life, not just a done setting.
My wonderful, never stop :))
Hugs to you, my dear friend, I think of you, Méa

Victoria said...

I love the look of your lace tossed over a lampshade! I may have to do that with one of mine:) French prairie sounds lovely! Have you seen The Well-Diggers Daughter on Netflix? It's a French sub-titled film but what I imagine living on a French prairie would be!

Have a wonderful weekend Dore!

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

Hands down, my absolutely favorite style. The iron bed is incredible! And the pillows! And, and... how I wish I lived next door so we could shop together, Doré! Enjoy the moments creating.

Unknown said...

Soooo love it all! Love the delicate lace with the heavy rust graceful lines. The linens and white pillow are perfect.

DD's Cottage said...

Great pictures and I love the style too. the rusty bed is gorgeous and so are the pillows. I know your office will come together and be peaceful and stunning when you add your special touch.

"Create Beauty" said...

Your photos,
Your home,

P O E T R Y in vision and beauty!!!!

Delighted {as usual} ~ Violet

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Everything is lovely Dore.
I'm picturing French prairie not as we would here with miles and miles of grasslands and wheat fields but as beautiful lush acreage of lavender. Purple as far as the eye can see...
And the rusting bed frame, just divine... each flake of rust a tale of its past...
Susan x

pballard said...

Such inspiration. Thanks for inspiring me so! Happy Friday.

Bente said...

I`m in love with that iron bed, Dore. Wish it was possible to find something like that here. Everything looks so beautiful.
Wish you a wonderful weekend.
Hugs from here

Karena said...

Very romantic Dore, I love the look of the lace over the lamp and the beauty it adds! The plump white pillows are lovely as well.
Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

The Arts by Karena

It's me said...

❤️❤️❤️ love Ria ..x!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

SO beautiful! Inspiring to me too!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

On a day that is hectic and without a moments time to look at blogs, I noticed you had posted. I rushed over and felt relaxed in your photos of beauty in the rustic. I've been working on my poem for my next post and realized that some of my written words meaning I found today in your photos messages. Yes, it is in the opportunity to rest the mind and see from a different perspective what beauty lies in the realization of what we call now, in this moment of time and space.

The gathered frames awaiting new purpose to be embraced, the rusted patina and glory of a worn faded piece, the comfort and fluff of white euro pillows in a snuggle with after a rough day.... Yes, yes, yes you dwell and embrace a world of ultimate possibilities.
Love and hugs,

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Dore,
A world of beauty and peace.. This is what I know I will find each time I visit.. I just love the white pillows, and would love to get my hands on those beautiful frames.
You are an inspiration, Dore.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

I totally adore your posts, Dore.

Have a fabulous weekend - hope you continue to find the fabulous French Prairie inspiration! : - )

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your flawless, beautiful style always inspires me!

Rhonda said...

Oh Dore, each beautiful and inspiring image here just melts my heart. I long for natural wood and touches of white.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Unknown said...

Oh Dore, I want everything. That bed frame is divine. Those picture frames and that gorgeous chair!!! Thank you for always leaving such thoughtful and kind messages for me. They mean a lot.

chateau chic said...

Your stash of projects is beautiful, Dore. That rusty iron bed is so gorgeous with fabulous detail and patina! Your photos are so inspiring as always!
Mary Alice

Junkchiccottage said...

I always find such peace and beauty in your posts. Love your bed frame with all it's chippy rustic beauty. Have a wonderful week end.

Rhonda said...

Beautiful rusty iron bed, crisp cotton pillow cases and lace.......what could be better? Oh and I love those gold frames:)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dore, you always amaze me with your soft and simple touches that quietly speak volumes. The lace topper looks so gorgeous and romantic. Lucky Hannah!

The wonderful art piece that you created in the previous post is fabulous. A place to rest one's heart
... just what we all need.

Suz said...

You are one of my favorite bloggers and I can't believe how creative you are and how not I am. Beautifully done.

La Petite Gallery said...

That was a real find, those lace
toppers are great. Pretty post.

shabbyfufu said...

Whatever the moniker...I love the look!

La Contessa said...

OFF and running but had to POP in!

Simple Home said...

Oh dear Dore, it is so nice to visit you again!! You exude such a peaceful spirit and I know that is because you have such peace in your heart. Lovely, inside and out :)

Botanic Bleu said...

A French Prairie Kind of Moment... Love that turn of a phrase, but am having a hard time envisioning French prairies. Your unfinished projects ARE beautiful in their unfinished states. And those ruffled pillows look fantastic.


helen tilston said...

Hello Dore
I adore the bed. I found a similar one at a farm auction one time, in rural Ontario, I had to wait in the pouring rain for all the cattle to be auctioned off and then the bed, which I acquired for a ridiculously low sum. I also love the lace shade you added to your lamp. Have a great week
Helen xx

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Dore, so calming and peaceful, in one word...serene and not in the cold as a witch's teat in a brass bra kind of cold...the cold I'm having on the farm.
(hope you're laughing with me...)

Tina said...

also loving the "unfinished" sweet blog

Little Farmstead said...

You've articulated it well Dore - the unfinished often provides such inspiration! Sometimes we get caught into thinking everything has to serve a purpose - when maybe it does but its purpose is to inspire... I'd say that's worth its space! Especially for artistic types... :) Hope you are enjoying the weekend! xo ~julie

Heaven's Walk said...

Your soft way of decorating your beautiful home always leaves me sighing, Dore. It's just perfection.

xoxo laurie

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

My dear friend,
You joined a pottery class? How fun.. Would love to see your pieces when finished.. I signed up for a class a few years ago.
I felt like LUCY when on the wheel. Talk about embarrassing, and hilarious, my piece flew off the wheel and down the isle.
I was heavy on the foot peddle..
Yes, I do get artist block at times... Then I must move on to something entirely different, or I work in the garden.. That always works for me.
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so happy you enjoyed Peanut.

michele said...

i am diggin french prairie. indeed. it's got that effortless, slightly undone, unfussy, never too serious because-people-actually-live-in-the-space, kinda look. get down, dore. get down wit yer bad self. (lost my mind just there and i blame it on your reference to the 70s which were kind to me). peace and patina, lovely blogger.

Cindy said...

So beautiful! Every image sets a mood. I adore that little dresser in your daughters room, the one with the lace lampshade... and that wonderful old iron bed, wow. Scrumptious pillow too. Everything here is always so darn pretty and inspiring...


Kelly said...

Those are all such beautiful images. I love the crispness of the white and the age of the metal on the bed. I love contrast like that. Sometimes it's fun to see beauty in things just the way they are, not styled and not planned.

Joy Junktion said...

It amazes me how you can take a piece of linen/lace/doily and through it over a lamp and it turns out beautiful. If I did that, people would think I was just to lazy to put it away! You have a gift Dore!! Blessings, Cindy

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Lisa said...

Hi Dore,
Whatever style you are into at the moment, you always make it look so effortless, natural, and oh so pretty! I really love this French farmhouse style and am trying to bring this style in my home. I always know when I come here to see what is new, I will find inspiration for my home. I love those frames, the rustic bed, and the crispy white linen pillows! And now I have to find some lace to throw over a lampshade!:) Blessing to you, my dear friend! xo

Unknown said...

Oh Dore...my beautiful French House Number sign arrived! It is simply lovely and will find a special place in my home. Merci...merci..from the bottom of my heart for sharing your own heart! Bisous....

Woodside Park said...

That pile of frames - want those! And that iron bed - the patina is divine, Dore. I love antique iron beds. They are so charming. Thanks for the tour around your atelier. Cheers

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Tante Mali said...

Just wonderful and very elegant! Wow!!!
All my best

Pura Vida said...

I love getting caught up in your moments

Tante Mali said...

Dore, it's me again! Looking at your fantastic decorations. Thank you so much for your lovely visit and your charming words. Wonderful to have you around.
Happy, happy, happy spring

Anonymous said...

nice pics


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh so lovely, Dore...I am always so inspired by your beautiful photos. You bring together such wonderful and simple pieces and textures...your French Prairie style is perfectly imperfect. Thank you so much for your visit and kind comment...xo

Anne said...

Dore, I'd love to see what you do with those frames! I have an assorted collection and I know you'll inspire me!