March 28, 2015

French Nordic And Grey Spring

 Burlap Luxe Home
Natural nature, where a grey garden has spring in waiting.

 What is it about assorted shapes of glass that welcomes the beauty of spring.

 Awaiting the tight buds awakenings.

 Optimism, " If you have a garden filled with birds, 
You have everything."

 "On a quiet day, I hear them sing sounds of spring."
~Dore
I never doubt the thoughtfulness of spring.
 Nature never disappoints.

 Old French
Rustic~Living, inside and out.

Mixing vintage and nature; rich, neutral woods embrace French country
living.

37 comments:

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Doré as with all your posts and life inside your amazing French style home, this is an amazing post. Yes, nature never disappoints when there are glorious songs sung by birds that return every Spring.
Sending love and Easter blessings,
Vera

Elizabeth Eiffel said...
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Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Dore, you arrange the most unpretentious objects so beautifully and artfully. I always love seeing what you have created. xoxo

Maureen Wyatt said...

Lovely textures!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I like your sibilant alliteration, "...I hear them sing sounds of spring!" And so I have so far here. It was chilly yesterday, but the sun was out and so were the finches, deciding whether or not it was time to start stuffing the gutter with nest material! This particular bird was just sitting on the tip of the roof, singing and probably looking for a mate, but the wind was a bit much and she retreated. How I love spring, and the greyness of waiting. Enjoy your day dearest Doré! Anita

angie said...

what great pictures and inspirations !!!
a beautiful Sunday angie wishes from Germany

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love that chest and your pretty display on top certainly welcomes spring.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dore, you always find the perfect words to accompany your soulful vignettes.
Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter.
Hugs,
Patti

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

It looks like the spring landscape here. Still white with snow, gray tree branches, and little bits of green peeking out here and there. Lovely vignettes, Doré!
Hugs,
Lin

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
Such a beautiful expression of Spring.. I love all your bird cages.. I too, hear the sweet song of birds every morning.
Your home is such a place of beauty and peace.. Thank you so much for sharing
blessings dear friend,
Penny

DD's Cottage said...

Lovely and soft Dore! I love the layer and proped look on your chest. Peaceful

Tamara said...

So beautiful..glass.. And the birds and nature. So many wondrous miracles. I am quieted by your reflections. Thank you. Have a beautiful Sunday and a blessed week.
Tamara <3

Gail Peterson said...

Hi Dore,
Spring is here, though with our socal weather I wonder if isn't still summer!
I do enjoy the freshness of the new blooms in the garden this time of year. I love the little delicate missy match glass jars and vases!
So pretty when the morning light hits them I bet.

I do love birdcages too, though I don't have a single one..

Enjoy the beginnings of the season.
Happy Easter...
xo,
Gail

Karena Albert said...

Dear Dore, beautiful, so beautiful. Spring is bursting through the ground here with pretty bulbs about to bloom! Come and see my friends new gallery!!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

It's me said...

Hi doré love those little vasses ...have a Nice week love from me Ria...x!

chateau chic said...

So lovely, Dore! Your springtime home and decor is beautiful. I adore the little glass bottles of all different shapes, sizes, and designs. And the bird cages speak wonderfully of spring!
It's always a delight to get a peek into your home.
Mary Alice

therelishedroost said...

I love birdcages , your are so lovely! xo K

Rhonda said...

When you share your decor with us, it's like Christmas day! I adore your bird cages, they have the most gorgeous patina. Much love, Rhonda

Botanic Bleu said...

Love your bird cages... The birds are singing away here with Spring in full swing. We saw bluebonnets just beginning to show color in the ditch along side a country road near our house.

Judith

Rié Moratto said...

Your writing is lovely and with your dreaming photos your blog is a pleasure to view and read. All the best, Rié|Portobello Design Blog

Méa Strauß said...

Life will bloom in your dreamy french home, Doré, yes, we too are waiting for the buds to burst here (the cherry-twigs...)
Have a wonderful start of this week to come, hugs from your friend Méa out of the very stormy Hamburg in Germany

Victoria said...

I love all your little vases! I try not to throw any little bottles away anymore, they always look so pretty with my leftover dried roses in them.

We were actually able to open our doors and windows yesterday and I loved hearing all the birds!!! One of the best sounds.

Sally Somervill said...

So beautiful Dore. I love your understated spring decor mixed with your soft weathered woods.
xo Sally

Robin Johnson said...

Gorgeous photos. I am loving the fact that you are using clean glass items to make a pretty display. I feel as if clear glass is so often overlooked, but I for one love the sparkle it adds to a space.

the gardener's cottage said...

love all the soft grays you use dore! everything is so beautiful! xo

michele said...

loving the layered collection of frames, casually leaning, dore. you're as brilliant as the glorious spring. peace.

Lisa said...

Dore, I really love this spring vignette you have created. The birdhouse collection is so unique, especially the marble looking one. I have never seen one like that. I think the little glass vases really add a sparkle and a perfect place to add some greenery or spring flower stems. I always know when I come here you will have something beautiful and inspiring! Happy Spring to you and many blessings!

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

How beautiful, Doré!
I am always mesmerized by your play of found objects and the patina you create for your wooden pieces.

Oh! Doré!
I found a potter close to my home!
Classes are booked until May. I am hoping that my work schedule will allow me to take the May/June session.
Thank you for your kindness and inspiration!
I wish you and your family the best of Eastertide Blessings!
~Lynne
w/L

Cindy said...

Gorgeous. Those sweet birdcages and frames displayed with the tempting little green sprigs are too wonderful...

Cindy

Victoria Kirton said...

oh you had me at the birdcages. They are beautiful in a very rustic way.You have all of my favorite things in one picture. Gorgeous frames, birdcages and that amazingly white washed table.

Pura Vida said...

the bird cage collection is wonderful...you make it all look so serene and beautiful. I never get tired of looking at your style

Bente said...

Beautiful, Dore. I love your pretty bird cages and the frames. You put everything so beautiful together.
Happy easter to you
Hugs from here

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Love this post. You have such a way with words to accompany the gorgeous pics. So funny- the other night I lost a lot of sleep because of a very loud and chirpy bird near the window. I was not very happy. Then yesterday, my bearded beloved comes home and rushes in and says he needs a screwdriver. He rushes outside to take apart our downspout from the gutter. I'm totally confused as I watch from the porch. He knocks the spout off and out from below a bird escapes and flies off. He grins at me as I stand there admiring the bird in the tree as well as my beloved bird rescuer. Suddenly, nature seemed more neighborly again 😊. Have a great day friend.
Big hugs and lots of love
Elizabeth

Lana Manis said...

Oh, my! Everything is so serene and beautiful!

joanny said...

Happy Easter and a beautiful welcome to Springtime with your lovely photo's and beautiful post!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Easter, Happy Spring!
I can hear the birds singing!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Happy Mother's Day Dore.
May the day find you surrounded by those you love in the comfort of your beautiful home...
Susan x