March 20, 2016

At Home..Cottage French

Burlap Luxe At Home

Let's just keep it simple and
throw in some pillows, flowers,
and a special piece for me!

Carmel By The Sea

French Floral Can...
Real-life marvels.

Where I dwell and live creatively.

Artist Cindy Austin

"Carmel By The Sea"

Having such a dear friend in the art world and blogger, 
I mentioned to Cindy that I know of a photo that will 
inspire perhaps a new art piece out of her.
To my surprise! not only did she paint it,
but it arrived at my home with great

With all the romance Carmel California added to
my life with the feeling of a European village;
I so connected with everything about this 

Growing up in the Bay Area of Northern California,
falling in love there, Carmel-by-the-Sea makes
the heart soar.
A European-style sea town where sheep graze
in the hillsides overlooking the roaring
surf, and calming breezes.

Carmel California, is rated one of the nation's
top sandy sea towns.

Tears flowed when I took notice of this special
signing on the side of the canvas.

Artist Cindy Austin-Redmen
Hillsborough, NC.

If you are interested in her works of art and where
the inspiration of this painting came from, please follow
her over at her blog site...

 here...Cindy's Fractured Fairytale


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh funny is that...I was just thinking about Cindy and was remembering about when she asked me if she could use my photo as an inspiration for your painting, and here it is! I had no idea you were going to feature this! It looks great. I only wish you would have credited me for it! OH looks marvelous. The photo can be seen again on my Instagram page. That was such a perfect moment and the colors were perfection, and Cindy really captured it.

Enjoy it!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Dore, what a special painting to give you sweet memories when you look at it. It's such a sweet serene setting. I love your pretty vignettes, too with the beautiful natural arrangements.

Bente said...

Dear Dore. This is so beautiful. I sooo love your flower can and how you put the flowers together. Gorgeous. Love the painting too. It`s so sweet.
Sending a hug your way

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

Carmel. Truly a lovely place. It has been years since I was last there.
The painting is beautiful. So perfect for your home!

Méa Strauß said...

Ah, Doré, rural french meets style in simplicity as a surrounding of art. The painting is beautiful but not even needed, as you paint pictures with your camera.
Never loud, never "trendy" because timeless and never "out".
And there it is, more rural, more raw to the delicate. Changes. I love it.
Huuugs from your friend Méa, have a goooood time :))))

shabbyfufu said...

How perfect for you Dore! Cindy is a sweet lady and an incredible talent...enjoy your perfect painting! xo, Janet

the gardener's cottage said...

my gosh your home is so stunningly serene. i love the soft quiet colors and the way you arrange your things. soooooo beautiful. x

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a soft and beautiful style you have, Dore! I know Cindy's paintings and think her art is wonderful. I can well imagine how lovely it was to get her enchanting painting! That beautiful scene just draws you in. It's perfect for you and your serene home.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sweet Dore love your rural French Cottage with all its charm. Your style certainly captures Le Vie est Belle. Cindy's painting is beautiful and is an amazing gift to you. I always love talking to you about your time lived in Carmel by the Sea. We look forward to meeting up with you for a vacation there with you guiding us in a tour. We will make it happen this year. Pretty post.

chateau chic said...

Your beautiful and charming French home is always a delight to each of the senses. The delicate flowers among your beautiful textures add a certain softness. I'm loving the serene and calm and lovely.
Mary Alice

Debbie said...

What a lovely post, Dore'! and to receive a special painting from Cindy would undoubtedly bring tears to one's eyes!
A graceful painting for a lady..full of grace.
I didn't see the email you sent.

Botanic Bleu said...

A perfect post for me to read on the 1st day of Spring.... The painting is perfect for your French-inspired home with all its beautiful neutral decor. Your white-painted night stand with its three drawers is pretty next to your bed with its matelasse bedskirt. So much to love everywhere I look...


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Dore,
Your home continues to give me comfort and inspiration.. I love your floral arrangements.. Such quite beauty. And this painting from Cindy.. What a generous gift.. It is simply gorgeous...
Blessings to you dear friend

lynn cockrell said...

It is always such a treat popping by your blog, dear Dore. That painting is a wonderful gift. I popped over to Cindy's blog to check things out. It is wonderful too! Have a great week and Happy Spring!

vintageandart said...

How beautiful of Cindy to send you something so lovely that means so much. l love all your furniture paint finishes...your home always looks so calm and serene...Wishing you a wonderful week.

Lisa said...

Dore, I was so excited to see a new blog from you! What a lovely one it is to bring in the first day of Spring! From the loosely placed flowers in the rustic old French cans to the vignette of old frames and a painting of roses and that beautiful countryside your friend, Cindy, painted for you! Such a thoughtful gift for you to have in your home to reflect upon a wonderful time in your life. That is just so special. I just love it! Have a blessed Springtime! :)


Das Foto mit der dekorierten Kommode ist wunderschön !

michele said...

The painting is so beautiful and special by Cindy, whom I love and deeply admire. The photos here are so bright and cheery, Dore! Btw, the wedding in Laguna is postponed until summer so not sure when we can meet for a bonding session. However, we bought a little getaway cottage south of Phoenix (I am there til tomorrow) so I will def have a chance to get to Cali since it is an easy drive. I will keep you posted, friend. Peace.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Dore, what a beautiful gift to receive and treasure. Carmel is beautiful. I really love the arrangement on your side table, and I also love the vase. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

"Create Beauty" said...

Absolutely Gorgeous
as always!
Inspiring in whites
and grays

peaceful tranquility

and a lovely painting!

~ Violet

DD's Cottage said...

What a beautiful grift! I live in Santa Cruz, CA and we go to Carmel all the time. My daughter loves to visit and soak up beauties at all the art galleries. I grew up in N. CA and have always loved by the ocean and I know what you mean about loving the CA coast. Have a great day!

It's me said...

So special That painting with your name on your room beautiful from me Ria x

Karen said...

It's always so beautiful here Dore! Cindy is such a wonderful artist, that picture is really special.

helen tilston said...

Hello Dore,
Your home and your artistic touches are truly harmonious.

The painting by Cindy is calm and has a feeling of times past. A beautiful and welcome gift.

Thanks for sharing Dore and a very Happy Easter


JoanMarie said...

Hello Dore - a beautiful gift to a beautiful heart. Your posts are so filled with lovely emotion that it makes my heart sing to read each and every one. Your images are perfection and the words match every detail. Hope you are enjoying the Spring arrival and that all is well.

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Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Peaceful, calm, nurturing tranquility is what I find when visiting you my dear. Always a joy and pleasure to drop by for such a welcoming visit.
Wishing you a beautiful and blessed Easter, dear Dore.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Breathtaking, Dore. Very soft and serene. I love the finish on the cabinet. Happy Easter. Hugs, Nancy

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Wow, I love your simple vignettes. They have a quiet elegance.

by meisje said...

Oh Dorè, I just love your beautiful style. I can tell it in 3 little words: love, love, love!!! Have a very happy easter time, take my best wishes and my thinking of you. XOX, Meisje

HWIT BLOGG said...

Just beautiful...lovely!

handmade by amalia said...

I love the white wash - brings out the beauty of the furniture. And you've styled it so prettily with the oils and flowers. Another lovely post.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Dore,
My computer was down for about a week, which explains why I am so terribly late. I am so happy you enjoyed the roses... I will post more soon.. My English Winchester Cathedral just started to bloom.. Pure heaven.
Thank you for your sweet comment.

Little Farmstead said...

So peaceful and beautiful... So you. Xo, ~julie

Red Rose Alley said...

Dore, I didn't know that you grew up in the Bay Area. I live in northern California, and Carmel is not really that far from me. I've been wanting to take a trip there. This painting that your friend gave you is charming. I love the furniture and décor in your home. It's simple and elegant and always says "welcome" with a French loveliness.


Karena said...

Dear Dore, every time I come to visit your site, I leave with the most peaceful feeling, a soothed soul! Thank you my friend!

The Arts by Karena

Unknown said...

The paintings, the flowers, the timeworn pieces, it's all just gorgeous!! xo

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