November 22, 2015

Showing Hospitality Rustic And Rural French

 Burlap Luxe Home

Entertaining with a hospitable heart.
Giving of thanks, and throwing away every trouble
this world throws our way.

You are invited to sit at my table.

 I have decided I need nothing new for this thankful
table this year. 
I appreciate what I have, and won't disregard it as
not good enough.

 Rural and Rustic
French in pottery design as if a roadside potier
has hand tossed it's family dinning plates, but I did.

My hand tossed and misshapen pottery plates will
be set and ready to greet family and guest.

It only felt fitting that our table be set in 
French style, rural and rustic.

Giving Of Thanks.

I am content with what was shaped by my hands.
Content is great gain.

Vintage serving spoons.

Symbolic in France.

My plates are of French porcelain fired at temperatures
for edible daily use.
Nothing formal or fancy, just a setting of contentment.

These 6 escargot pots were brought back from a
Paris France brocante packed in a suitcase.
Now listed for you in my...

BurlapLuxe etsy shop


Unknown said...

I am also thankful for what i have. This is very important. It looks really great!
Hugs Kuni

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful pieces and warmest Thanksgiving wishes to your family.

Unknown said...


شركة تنظيف بالرياض

thank you

حراج السيارات

thank you

احلى سينما

Bente said...

I just love your pottery. You are so talented, my friend.
Have a great new week
Hugs from here

Karena said...

Dear Dore, like you I have all I need, especially good friends and Family surrounding me this holiday Season!Thank you for sharing your beauty!

The Arts by Karena
The Blink of an Eye

handmade by amalia said...

Your space is so serene and beautiful, Dore, it is easy to forget that there is something broken in this world. I love coming here.

DD's Cottage said...

i love your misshapen ceramics and the serenity of your table and home. Peaceful and soothing!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Beautiful thoughts for Thanksgiving! Your setting is timeless and so inviting. Have a wonderful celebration, Dore!

It's me said...

Here also nothing news Darling....i am verry happy with the things i have in our home...witte Christmas i decorate with Naturalis things...and green....this afternoon i bought 9 new old look balls with i Will decorated on a wooden plate..that's it no is keeping things simple....and i promise i Will not tell this in our shop....;-)))

Happy new week love from me Ria xxx

Méa Strauß said...

Oh, ohhhh Doreeeeeé, escar... snales?? Oiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, watch me run away. This I couldn´t. I am really not picky, can eat a fish´s head, yes, I do that, but snales... I tried them once, an uncle showed me, how to eat them, but... well... mission impossible ;)) After two snales little Méa turned green in her face and... I decided, this is not compatible with me, hahaha - even if it is french ;)
But I would loooove to take place, just eating with my eyes - seeing the beautiful pottery, so reduced to what is beauty without tricks, plane and natural, all what´s needed, is there. The real thing.
This will be a lovely season!!
So huggies to you, my sweet Doré... I will bring a bouillabaisse with me, if I am allowed,

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

There is allure in your simplistic rustic artisan pottery. I know it was crafted by your hand and guided by your heart. I think if we all take a pause and reflect on our blessings in life we would discover the true happiness that dwells inside. Many people equate purchases with a "if only I had this, then I'd be happy". Happiness lives in the heart and has no purchase price tag attached! Doré as you and Hannah gather at the table on Thanksgiving I will be there in my heart giving thanks for the friendship you grace me with.

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

Perfect and beautiful, Doré. Know I am wishing you and yours a very wonderful Thanksgiving together.
Much love,

michele said...

happy early thanksgiving, dore! beautiful works of art you will be dining with this year--just simply lovely. and wonderful new additions to your shop graced with gorgeous sophisticated styling from you. love and peace to you in this holy season.

oldgreymareprimitives said...

Within these turbulent times we all need to be grateful for each day spent with loved ones and that we are not fleeing our homelands. Hope your Holidays grant you blessings within your family. <3

Woodside Park said...

Such treasures, Dore! Your collected items are lovely and soulful. Have a wonderful and warm Thanksgiving, my friend.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the simplicity, Dore. Wishing you a warm, and, blessed Thanksgiving.

vintageandart said...

Your hand thrown pottery is beautiful....rustic yet elegant. l love your words....your calm and accepting attitude to life. Thank you for your kind and inspirational comment, it really helped me when l was having a not so great day.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Treasured elements made with gentle hands will grace your welcoming table. Softly written words which express loving gratitude for
life itself, the most priceless of them all- our family. Wishing you and those dearest to you a beautiful and joyful Thanksgiving,

Botanic Bleu said...

Perfect white, natural wood bowl with serving spoons, and porcelain colander are all so soothing and worthy of being contented with what you have. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with the love of your family and friends.

As always, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving poetic comments that bring joy to my day.


Mimi said...

I wonder when we'll all stop trying to be 'happy', and simply learn to be 'content'. This post oozes contentment and a peaceful heart. Thankyou. Mimi xxx

Room Seventeen said...

Beautiful pieces and pottery!
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog:-)

therelishedroost said...

All so beautiful have a lovely Thanksgiving!

JoanMarie said...

Simple beautiful Dore and wishing you and yours the most wonderful of holiday seasons.

Unknown said...

Hi Dore. I love the look of your simple and sweet table setting. You have such a great style with the mix of handmade and vintage. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! xo

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Dore, the dishes you made are beautiful, and I love the perfection in the imperfection. I also love mismatched silverware, and I found most second hand. So many people don't want that anymore. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your daughter. xoxo Su

Poppy said...

Hi Doré,

It's my first time here, and may I say how welcomed you have made me feel already, your table set with 'homemade' crafts that are both pretty and practical, created to be appreciated during one of life's many daily routines, as well as those set for special gatherings.

It's so true, isn't it? Materialistically, we really do have more than we need; it's food for the soul that we are constantly hunting for, the kind that is most satisfying.

Wishing you a peaceful Thanksgiving, with lots of love around your festive table.


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Dore!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!
All my table needs is my family...and some good wine ;)

Unknown said...

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Dore - with your beautiful unique style I know it will be gorgeous !
The fleurs de lys is a big part of Quebec as well - it's everywhere in Montreal !

Sarah said...

Have a delightful Thanksgiving at this lovely table.

Unknown said...

Hi Doré,
first of all I want to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.I love the simplicity,it´s so perfect.Have a wonderful Thanksgiving <3.

Victoria said...

Everything looks lovely! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving:)

Mimi said...

Beautiful sentiments and lovely pieces. I am so very thankful for your sweet comment left on my blog recently and for your kind heart. :-) Happy holidays!

HWIT BLOGG said...

So many beautiful thing´ love love!
Warm hug,

Thistle Cove Farm said...

AMEN, sister! I've got a lot of stuff but it all, every blessed thing, has a history, meaning and I simply don't want to get rid of anything. On the other hand, I do need to be better at a place for everything and everything in its place.
Congratulations on Daphne's Diary; what a perfectly sweet publication...I keep to read, re-read and wallow in kindness.

Donna said...

Your vintage silverware is beautiful, Dore! I love the wonderful patina, and monogram too! What a pretty table you must have set. Thanks so much for your kind comments on my faux mercury glass ornaments! I'm sorry, I just now saw your comment, as my husband and I have been sick with a very nasty cold/flu bug for the past two weeks. Ugh! So that has put me really behind, and I've not been blogging much. Have a wonderful week!

cindy hattersley design said...

Your thanksgiving is what thanksgiving should be all about, and Christmas for that matter. It is all about the company and tradtion in my book not about decor. Perfectly stated

Tamara said...

how grace-filled are your words.. how beautiful your table.. So gracious and lovely of you to look at what you have and call it perfect. We are so very blessed. I hope your day was filled with everything good and wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Tamara <3

Rié Moratto said...

Thank you Dore for the invitation, I couldn't think of anything nicer! Lovely and poetic, who couldn't be content with your plates! xx Rié | Portobello Design Blog

Little Farmstead said...

Hi Dore - I love your sentiments of contentment. Countercultural and refreshing! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I love your pottery! How special to for you and family and friends to use plates that you lovingly made yourself! Blessings, ~julie

by meisje said...

Sweet Dorè, thank you so much for visiting on my blog! I`m always happy to read your words on my side, it`s great and sooo big! Beautiful pieces and pottery here, simply, perfect and just beautiful!!!
I`m wishing you a very wonderful before xmas time,
with hugs and much love dear, xox, Meisje ... sorry, because my englich ... ohoh ; )))