November 06, 2015

A Season of French and Creating.

 Burlap Luxe Home Living

Finding Beauty in The Silence of Reflection

I am taking time to celebrate the changing
of seasons.
Creating a corner of reflection, and
 dreaming of what it will cast from
its reflective space.

 Nested in the corner on the floor a French mirror 
will rest. Not at all am I disappointed in 
the placement, or the backdrop of what 
Fall and winter will bring.

Silence and reflection touches the soul~
of creating.

Reflecting what gets in its way.

Antique Bottles and Cartapesta
 This is a creative time for me, where
greyer days encourage me to seek

Hand sculpted paper mache roses, layered with
 beauty yet to follow. 
Will soon be added to my 
etsy Burlapluxe shop-
Artist created 
by Dore (me)

Decayed bottles created with lasting heirloom
quality. Layered with poetic ephemera words,
hand sculpted wire art, and tattered
vintage thread laces and twines.

Gracious Holiday Giftings.  

A Gentle Reflection in its Silence


Bente said...

Oh this post is just beautyful. Love the bottles you made.
Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs from here

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Doré the beautifully elegant mirror that you have magically altered with your signature haunting style has found the perfect home amongst your collections. It adds interest to your beautiful home in a corner that captures curiosity. I too am looking forward to enjoying the new season and the seasonal changes it brings during the holiday season. Loving all your latest artistic creations you are adding to your etsy store. You capture our emotions and leave us intrigued in your art and your home.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

I don't have the words to tell you what these photos inspire....thank you! xoxo

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

wonderful ideas here! The bottles are amazing. A perfect spot for that beautiful mirror. Love your true and beautiful words about the source of inspiration and creativity!

JoanMarie said...

Dore - as always, beautiful beautiful beautiful. Your creations and images - simply beautiful.

Lisa said...

The bottles are just gorgeous! Love the roses on them! And that corner with the that fabulous mirror is so perfect and I can't wait to see what you will put there to reflect with the seasons. You are always inspiring! xo

Méa Strauß said...

Doré, I could kill for that mirror! Sooooooooooo damn beautiful!! Excuse the language, but I had to.... WOW! Such a beautiful piece.
And these bottles, they tell me, you really liked, what you did, full of happiness, what your magical hands can do! Oh, I dont see flowers in them, no, not in November, and the roses are flowery enough, they don´t need something aside like this... No, I see driftwood in them or cinnamonsticks... hmmmm...
Ahhh, I want to have that mirrrrorrrr, oiii... The shape alone is so delicate, it is so narrow (the right word?) and high, makes it so elegant and unique...
Wow, Doré, so you have a "proud November" and I am happy for you!
Huggles and huggiiiiies from your friend Méa :)))

Lynne said...

That mirror in your signature finish. Breathtaking!
(I LOVE the wide mouth cartapesta bottle forward-left.)
We are were so elated to find that our daughter carried a new granddaughter. I gifted her your cross in celebration of her baptism! It was meant for her. Perfect and fragile, as she made her entrance into the world two weeks early.

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

So much eye candy. I must take time to open each image and view the larger size up close. Such a beautiful mirror!

the gardener's cottage said...

what a peaceful setting you have created. such simple, peaceful beauty! xoxo

Unknown said...

Oh holyyyyy the mirror!!! I love it. And the bottles, really, really great. Love them

Unknown said...

Gorgeous styling Dore, your French corner is just lovely for the coming seasons! And your artistic bottles are so creative, love those too. Xo

Gail Peterson said...

Hi Dore, I feel your enjoying the season change and beauty of home in the evenings, me too! The mirror is exqusitie, a found treasure I imagine. Enjoy this calm before the rush, so hard to believe it's November again!
Wishing you a beautiful weekend,

Burlap Luxe said...

I have had this mirror hanging in every home I have had I acquired it when I was in my teens...
It use to be more gold, silver, and bronze reds, I pulled away some old broken pieces and aged it with a white finish making it feel aged with years of decay to it.
I move it about my home to reflect what gets in its way.
It's part of my holiday decor.

It's me said...

My dear doré ...always be a party to come here...what a great it all...enjoy happy sunday love Ria x

Rhonda said...

I can't even imagine how beautiful your home must be during the holidays! I love your work and the frames and urns are works of art in their own right!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's a very beautiful mirror, and I love the gentle vignettes you created around the home.
xoxo Su

Junkchiccottage said...

The mirror is soooo beautiful and love that it reflects so many wonderful things in your decor.
Enjoy the rest of the week end.

HWIT BLOGG said...

A beautiful post and I just love the bottles...
Warm hug to you,

DD's Cottage said...

What a imply gorgeous mirror Dore! As soothing and calming as usual and I love it!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

Victoria said...

Aaaaah, that mirror! It's absolutely stunning!!! I love that you leaned it against the wall rather than hanging it too...just perfect! Love all your bottles too!

Unknown said...

always serenely beautiful dear dore....

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Monday Morning,
What a treasured day it is to be able to journey through life and embrace the beauty of the day and the treasures that you share with us.
This gentle and tender world you live in, soothes the soul and graces my day.
I too am a collector of mirrors, and many of them have stood the test of time and travels. I enjoy the way they reflect the light and yours my dear is a glorious one indeed!

Unknown said...

Your beautiful photos have me totally unwound and relaxed...I just want to

xo, Teri

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

A small gifting is headed your way. I enjoyed my encore visit to this post, it graced my soul with relaxation.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Dore,
Your post has truly inspired me... Your mirror is exquisite, and the decayed bottles with your gentle touch has turned them into a special piece, flooding the mind of long ago...

Thank you so much for your recent visit. I am sorry I am so late in responding.. Your comment was one that truly touched my heart.. What a sweet thing to say.. I am so happy you enjoyed.. Fred was out and about again this morning.. His better half not in sight.. She must be resting.

I will be painting soon, in greys...
Love and blessings dear friend

June said...

I have missed too many beautiful posts here Dore. I went back and was able to catch up on all of the beauty you bring into this world with your art. I always find my mouth open most the way through one of your posts as I see the photos come up. There are too many things to write here but I do have to tell you that your mirror has certainly stole my heart.

Congratulations on the magazine publication too my dear friend. So lovely!

What a wonderful place to at Dore's place!
sending hugs...

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

I know that I say it everytime but, you are such an inspiration Dore.... and, I LOVE your Antique bottles. Such a lovely idea and so unique. XXXX

michele said...

i have found inspiration here, dore. i have a very similar mirror just screaming for a new more flattering finish. and what a great reminder it need not be hung on the wall when there are corners which could easily be brightened by the reflective addition. thank you for sharing your gorgeous finds and creations, friend.

Karena said...

Dear Dore, for some reason I thought I had already visited, am so glad I came over regardless. The softness always takes me down a notch and gives pause for reflection, meditation and inspiration.

The Arts by Karena
Artist Sandra Goroff

vintageandart said...

Your decayed bottles are truly inspired...beautiful.

Botanic Bleu said...

Always an inspiration visiting you... love the mirror and the bottles...


Little Farmstead said...

Dear Dore ~ Reading your posts, with beautiful photos, is a little respite for the creative soul. You help us pause to consider beauty and reflection. In such a full, fast-paced world, I crave a bit of the silence to create, that you have captured. You have created such beauty with your aged-to-perfection bottles. Your mirror is gorgeous as well! Xo, ~julie

Debbie said...

Your lovely mirror reflects the serenity of your home and all it's perfection, Dore'.
The other vignette with that gorgeous urn made my heart melt.
I can't wait to see those bottles in their end state. You are such an inspiration with your creativity, and many talents.

Kelly said...

Your bottles look amazing! I've never seen any like that before. You make the most pretty and unique things.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

How beautiful and inspiring! I am in love....x Karen

Jade said...

Everything you do is so full of beauty and magic, dear Dore, you´r a great artist! To be here is such a joy and inspiration.....thank you soooooooo much! Have a wonderful day, send you

love & hugs, Jade

by meisje said...

Like a beautiful, beautiful dream! Heavenly and amazin,g just a great post!!! Thank you so much, enjou time, xox Meisje *

Donna said...

I am totally drooling over your gorgeous mirrors and frames, Dore! You always find the most amazing pieces. Your bottle creations are beautiful and so full of texture. Looks like you have been having fun!