February 09, 2015

Living With Rustic Romance

 Burlap Luxe Home Living With Rustic Romance.
"Creating Romance."

 I am so shocked and surprised with what became of a salvaged piece of rustic barn wood and
simple scraps of distressed romancing... LOVE
I was most honored with the placement of my created art piece, love sign, featured on the front cover of, 
Fifi O'Neill's
Best selling Prairie-Style Weddings book...
 A great Valentine gifting of rustic romance inspiring much more then weddings.

 X's and O's
Kisses and Hugs
I gifted this sweet zinc box filled with kisses and hugs from Sundance one Valentine year to
my daughter Hannah. It sits on her chest of drawers as a sweet reminder.

 My daughter Hannah's room

She is swept up in the romance and beauty of embracing pieces of old that
come together in all things rustic French flea market romance.

 Here is another piece I created for my daughters room of romance.
Having had 3 scraps of wood in uneven square pieces that one may find no use, or beauty in
I began to glue and nail together a piece of poetry.
 I then took a book page of old and tattered from a book of poetry inspired by poet
 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and then glued the page to the surface of the stacked
pieces of wood as a gentle reminder of love.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the poet most famous for,
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways."
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach.
Published 1844

Now hangs over her night table next to her heart.

February and all its rustic romance.



Tone said...

reading youre blog and looking at youre pictures make me so happy! This is what my dream house would look like!
Thank you for sharing!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Such a gentle display of a force that takes on so many characteristics: PASSION, perseverance, quiet, solitude, togetherness, all such good things. Lovely pieces to cherish always. Have a super day dearest Doré! ANita

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Always beautiful and romantic displays in your home. I love the art piece you created.

ANNE said...

so many gorgeous things!

Unknown said...

Your Love assemblage sign well deserves the front cover dear Dore! I remember when you first created it. I was so taken by it's rustic beauty...and your imagination. Serenely beautiful , as is everything you touch.

It's me said...

What a lovely room...!!..happy valentine's day doré.....love Ria...x!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So beautiful... I can see why the sign was on the cover of Fifi's book. I love the x and os they remind me of jacks. Your daughter's room and your art are serene and beautiful. I love what you did with just wood scraps. Thank you for inspiration. xoox

DD's Cottage said...

Your home feels so peaceful! Love reading and seeing the things in your posts!

Karena said...

Dore you put so much love and thought into all of the works of art you create. They always inspire me. I am picking up a canvas today to start a new work for a dear friend and am very excited.

Featuring The HighBoy

edy said...

So elegantly simple ,,,
love and truth...

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Your Love sign is so front cover worthy and unique. It looks beautiful on Fifi's wedding book cover.
Hannah's bedroom is a romantic and dreamy space. The salvaged wooden pieces created to be poetic art for your daughter is a gift of love. Beautiful.
Hannah's bed is feminine and pretty as is everything in her room.

Unknown said...

Oh Dore, your creations make me happy! I always look forward to seeing glimpses of your home.

chateau chic said...

Your entire beautiful home is full of rustic romance that you have created, Dore! I love when you give us a peek into Hannah's exquisitely gorgeous bedroom. The rustic artwork you made is such a treasure I know she will savor her whole life.
Mary Alice

Méa Strauß said...

Ahhh, this is perfect - a sign of love designed with love, your love and art as the perfect couple :))) Well if THIS does not make it - gorgeous Fifi, she selected wisely.
Congratulations, dear Doré :))
You are a true artist, as you let your ideas grow into something very unique, something with an own style, everybody can see, oh, this is made by Doré.
Your lovely daughter surely knows, she can be sooo proud of her Mami :)
Huggggiiiiies from Méa in Hamburg

Rhonda said...

A sense of calm always washes over me when I visit. Your romantic decor is dreamy and inspiring.

"Create Beauty" said...

Your hand made pieces are so lovely, and that bed is gorgeous! What a beautiful room.....

~ Violet

La Petite Gallery said...

That head board is so gorgeous, reeks of romance. yvonne

HWIT BLOGG said...

So calm colors...I really lovely the bedroom!
Have a great week, take care...
Warm hug,

Robin Johnson said...

Your do rustic romantic oh so well. The photos are gorgeous as are the rooms.

michele said...

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach...what more is needed to express a mother's love? what a magical bedroom, dore. thank you for taking the time to photograph these moments for us. i hope to find time to share the beauty of the pink winter light streaming through my windows here and how they enhance my aesthetic, so kindred to yours. peace to you, collector of scraps, maker of lovely, writer of comfort. right where you are in rustic glory.

Unknown said...

Your daughter is so lucky to have a mother like you to design such a beautiful romantic bedroom for her! Love all the personal touches you created! I just love the "LOVE" sign and want to make something like it for my home. You are just so inspiring and talented! Happy Valentines Day, Dore! xoxo

Rié Moratto said...

You have such a lovely eye! Congratulations on your romance rustic, yummy, barn wood sign reading LOVE on the cover! Charming! All the best, Rié | Portobello Design Blog

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

There's always a feeling of calm in your creations, Dore. I love that piece of art, in all it's rustic, romantic beauty.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love your sense of rustic romance, Dore...beautiful and inspiring! Your LOVE sign is so sweet...xo

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That Love rustic board is so pretty and inspiring! My daughter is having a small garden wedding this summer--I need to make something like that :) Your posts are always full of beauty. Happy Valentines day!

Junkchiccottage said...

I always love to get swept away in your beautiful rooms and pictures. I have always loved the creative LOVE sign you made out of salvage. Just so romantic and beautiful.
Happy Valentine's Day.

Pura Vida said...


Unknown said...

You have no idea what a joy it is to come by and visit - you create such gorgeous spaces and vignettes
I'm in love with that little silver x and o's box - how precious!
Have a wonderful V day Dore !
Hugs from Montreal

June said...

Your daughter's room is a beautiful room Dore. I know she must be so thankful for a talented mother to create for her such a place to dream. The details are all so lovely.
How wonderful that you 'LOVE' plaque will be on the cover of the book!
Whenever I visit here it makes me want to have a do-over in my own space.
much love...

Unknown said...

So cute of her;.)

Victoria said...

Hello sweet Dore! As always, a beautiful post. The little plaque you created is gorgeous!!! I have so many poetry books and I do read them once in a while but should do so more often. There's so much beauty in them.

I love the dresser in your first pic! I want to sand down the top of a desk I have so it shows the natural wood, I just need to find the energy to do it:)

Thank you for all your visits to my blog, it always means so much that you take the time to leave such sweet comments:) You're a beautiful soul Dore xoxoxo

Plak Lastin said...

I can actually attest to the fact that the food was delicious because, unlike other hosts who I hear never get to eat a bite, there was a staff member by my side of the vow renewal every so often kindly reminding me to eat! We received the best possible service here.