January 21, 2016

A French Burlap Luxe Palette...A Flavour of France

Burlap Luxe Home and Art

By The Sea...A palette of grey hues bring a Nordic/French soulful beauty to your fisherman's cottage or culinary European Kitchen. Oysters on a half shell.

French Poet
Leon-Paul Fargue

"Eating oysters is like
kissing the sea on the lips."
Cartapesta French Paper mache
hand created
Dore Callaway
Burlap Luxe

Crowns and Oysters

Vintage book ephemera sea.
Aged and sea weathered.

Tranquil Garlands of Oyster shells,
and Salvaged woods.

Soft greys and whites washed in the sea with salvaged
woods that echo the feel of driftwood's bleached and
washed by the sea, where waves lapping against the
sand adds plenty of texture naturally.


More then 90% of the oysters produced in France
are consumed by the French.
The French have been the undisputed leader in
farming oysters in all of Europe.


Cartapesta crowns dangle, and well suited as
if found drifted along the seashore.


Tattered laces, netting's, and cartapesta crowns,
and sea like beaded pearls are strung
with salvage.


French Culinary Sea-Catchers.


Salvaged from the sea.

Crowned The French Oyster: the pearl of the
The French whom are called the farmers of the sea,
work with "savior-faire".
A source of inspiration,
these little concentrates of the ocean,
are now...

in my
BURLAP LUXE etsy shop.


The Grey Sea 
Dore Callaway
Burlap Luxe 


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Beautiful washed-out grey's Dore and lovely addition's to your's and anyone's homes. The oyster shell's give a feeling of Summer on a very frosty grey morning here in the UK. XXXX

Lynne said...

Such loveliness here , Dore'.
Being so near Hood Canal, I have harvested oysters. They are truly amazing treasures. One of our favorite Summer rituals is roasting them on the grill and eating them as the pop open with bites of baguette and sips of wine.

Our son Jay and his fiance' Camille gifted my husband Kim a wonderful cast iron oyster roaster from Sur La Table. I gifted Kim the book Meet Paris Oyster by Mirielle Guillano.

Once again your post and it's "the perfect food" for the heart and soul speak my love language!

handmade by amalia said...

I love the paper mache crowns, Dore, they are stunning.

Unknown said...

The crowns are adorable, veryyyyy beautiful. I wish i could do this. And the shells in the big glass look great.
Hugs Kuni

It's me said...

Like the crowns doré.....live your painting....like the things you make.....have a Nice day.....Much love from me Ria x

Méa Strauß said...

W-w-w-woohaaaaooow - oiii, Doré! These pictures!! Your creations! So beautyful!! Adorable in combination with these sweet crowns and this beach look. Is there something you CAN´T do?? What a painting (do you say painting?) and I SWEAR, we are twins, as we both are into oysters right now.
And no, I am not into oysters, because I often say oiiii, hahaha
No, this has another reason - I collect them for summer and for Alice. You know her - she came to meet oysters - oysters with legs... in wonderland.
So every Saturday, I eat two oysters, yess...
This is making me really happy to see, that you are full of ideas, still enlarging your scale, staying true to your unique style.
So I huuug you hapily, I am fighting here, had such a sweet creatin ready, then the thread broke.. oiii. So, well, I will start again...
your friend Méa

Méa Strauß said...

Oh I forgot - the idea with this LACE for a piece of net... wow...
Hugs again :))

Sherry said...

darling diminutive crowns.. :)
and your painting? lovely - you did it right.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Hi, Dore. Beautiful creations and beautiful photos of your home. Are the crowns separate? The one that says "sea"? or "Europe" I didn't see them. It makes me want to make a paper again. I had fun with making paper quite some years ago, ruined my mixer then. I use to put flowers in it. xoxo Su

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Doré your latest art offering is very expressive. Conveying a peaceful feeling of the sea. I adore the sweet little Cartapesta crowns, the tattered lace to represent netting, the dangling of washed woods and embellishments in your sea washed shades of whites and greys. The glass container filled with Oyster shells looks pretty placed upon your kitchen shelves. But Doré you now have me wanting to enjoy the taste of Oysters, a New Orleans Oyster Po Boy sandwich encrusted in cornbread and lightly fried... Oh yum for lunch! Beautiful garlands Doré, intriguing art.

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

How I love your little crowns, Doré. Everything is fresh and lovely here as always.

I started working on a crown yesterday. I am trying out a new idea with paper clay ~ we'll see if it works out!

Big hugs,

JoanMarie said...

Oh Dore! The crowns and garlands are beautiful creations and I LOVE your Grey Sea painting. Your style and the feeling you convey with your words and images is pure magic. I love watching for your new posts and re-reading them often. You are a kindred spirit.
Many warm wishes...

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How lovely, Dore! I am in love with your decor and creations...and am charmed by your petite crowns...

therelishedroost said...

All beautiful neutral tones of nature! I still need to paint that lovely dog of yours! xo

michele said...

THOSE MINI CROWNS. oh my. you're just tugging on our poor hearts like a French goddess of the sea (with a fondness for kissing the waves on the lips). they are tres belle, and i can imagine your joy making them. merci for sharing your unique mix of prose, paper goodness, and pretty style in a most dreamy delivery of photography and magic. peace to you, gorgeous artist.

michele said...

p.s. i'll be in laguna beach in april...maybe not close enough to your neck of the woods but i'd love to see you!

DD's Cottage said...

I adore the crusty oyster shel garland! So creative and natural and peaceful. Your paper mache crowns are stunning too!

Pura Vida said...

Just when I wondered what you would create next I see this. Oh my how lovely and sweet! The crowns are just wonderful. I love the jar of shells too. You are amazing my friend! xoxox

Unknown said...

Dore your creations are so beautiful! I can also see them looking so charming in a beach cottage. And your styling is gorgeous as always. The trail I walk on each and every week has an oyster shell path leading up to it. It's one of my favorite places. xo

Karena said...

Dear Dore,
Seeing these new creations as I was just thinking of you. Your art brings such calm and stillness to my heart!

The Arts by Karena
Dream of Spring

Burlap Luxe said...

Michele, what are you talking about? Laguna is totally my stoping grounds and yes we will me up for sure. Keep me posted

Love yah dear friend.


chateau chic said...

Oh my, I adore all the textures and gray palette you're using to create these amazing garlands and sea-catchers. Love, Love, Love these "little concentrates of the ocean"!! Such one-of-a-kind gems.
Mary Alice

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Each and every stunning piece created with such loving detail. This is all so intriguing and makes me long for the sea.
It is late here, but I am going to stroll through your shop, this very minute.

Gail Peterson said...

Hi Dore
The petite crowns are lovely among the vintage trinkets & oyster shells. I am so curious to try oysters now, I see them served in such create ways but yet to indulge!

Perhaps I'm missings out on my own "Kiss of the Sea"

Lovely I adore them!

cindy hattersley design said...

Dore that painting is absolutely gorgeous! I am hopping over to your shop to check it out!!

just the woods said...

WOW! I rarely paint anything white, but now Im rethinking.. everything is absolutely gorgeous!! Visiting back from Just the Woods.

Lisa said...

Dore, your garlands are so lovely! I especially love the crowns. And I want that painting you did of the sea! :) Always a pleasure seeing what new things you are doing with your talent and creativity! Blessings, my friend! xo

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh you have the flair too! Love the exquisite little crowns and how you have artfully displayed them!

Victoria said...

Ahhhhh, those little crowns are amazing!!! Just love them! Your painting is so beautiful also:)

by meisje said...

It's heaven to be here with you! Your work is a dream, highlighted by wellchosen words so! Thanks for visiting my heavenly sister, it feels so good in my sad time ... I had to learn at the start of the new year, let go. My mother ... Be again firmly embraced, hope you can understand everything? XOX, your Meisje

BoothCrush said...

Loved this blog post. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one collecting those smelly oyster shells, lol. Every time my hubby and I go to the beach I save the oyster shells for decorating.

Down by the sea said...

You make those oyster shells look so beautiful and they match the surroundings. I shall have to find more of them as I walk along the shore! Sarah x

Cindy said...

Your crowns are so precious. ... and every photo is just a feast for the eyes as always


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