July 24, 2016

The Passage of Time...In All Its Paleness

 Burlap Luxe Home

Aged over the years, the old crock has taken on years of use, as well as a
patina of well used through its passage of time.

 I love using old pieces in rather not such common places in 
my home. Changing the look of a room can be as easy as,
a couple of old pieces salvaged from the kitchen to a
side table in a living room.

 Past  Makes  For  Perfect

Chips and rust from the clay body of this ironstone crock adds to
the patina of time. Well suites and increases living with age and 
character of all things old.

I wanted a little more charm to a side table, adding planks that helped it feel 
rural French added past to the present.


Iron urns salvaged from the outdoors, layered with gathered French
vintage pieces that tell a story in how and why living with
found pieces is easy.

Everything in this room and my home has seen...
 the passage of time.
There is a special joy in discovering new beauty in things
of old.

When I design I like to start from the floor up,
never overlooking how a pieces sits so grounded in its space.
Found listed in my, Burlap Luxe online etsy shop!
Artist Dore Callaway, Burlap Luxe
The effect of how I live certainly inspires the mood I create in.
My Latest art piece is a Cartapesta plaster hand-molded and shaped by
my hands, Sea Angel decayed by the salted air.
Inspired by being in the midst of the sea.

Stands: 8" 1/2 x 4" 1/2 wing span.


The Midst Of The Sea
decayed old sea weathered in French Nordic grey, seaside sand beige, layered in
decayed whites and bronzed golds.

My hand twisted French wire-work art crown sits firmly embedded, barnacled with sea 
glass and stones along with a tattered fragment of whats left of sea netting..

Known for my use of vintage book words ephemera,
the fitting gathered words...
 "the midst of the sea."
lines the hem.

In the shades of my crusty gathered French oyster shells, this
angel of the sea came about.

 " The sea, the sea, the sea. It rolled and rolled and called to me.
Come in, it said, come in."
~The Wanderer 

Burlap Luxe etsy here...www.etsy.com/shop/BurlapLuxe
"Inspiration is all around me"


Junkchiccottage said...

Beautiful Dore.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Good evening Doré,
I love the addition of planks to the side table top - once repurposed from a desk, you amaze and inspire us all to create from our imagination to satisfy our soul. I find your sea Angel incrediable, she has great beauty and I can see how oyster shells inspired you with her patina. I look at your vintage crock and think of an aunt who used to make pickles in one very similar. Seeing your crock brought back memories of her but also now I am craving a pickle! Your home soothes in its appreciation of nature and patina.

Lisa said...

I always enjoy coming here to see your home and the beauty of how you use things, old and weathered. Or even create them to look old as you did with the plank top. I love that idea so much! I love old crocks and old urns. I love how the sea angel looks like she came from the oysters out of the sea! And she is weathered and worn through the years! Kind of a mystical feel to her.:)


La Petite Gallery said...

If only I myself could weather as well. The post is so beautifully
written. you out did yourself again. That sculpture of the Angel
is lovely. yvonne

Victoria said...

You have just been bursting at the seams with creativity lately Dore! Not that you weren't before but I think you've hit a new level this year. Your Angel is stunning!!! And I'm still in awe of the little mouse house you posted on Instagram...how do you even come up with these things! You must have a magical mind, full of these ideas! Your beautiful home looks as peaceful and gorgeous as always:)

It's me said...

Wowww wowww wowww ...just beautiful.....!!!...you can do everything ...love Ria happy summer x ❤️

Unknown said...

So beautiful Dore! Your artwork is so lovely and so creative as well. I love the light and airy look of your home.

I painted and distressed a couple of furniture pieces this week. And although I'm very happy with how they turned out, when I look at my few pieces of furniture with authentic timeworn patina there is no comparison. lol
Have a wonderful week! xo

Gail Peterson said...

Hello Dore,
Your Sea Angel is so pretty, she really has a patina of an olde shell! I hope your enjoying summer, it's been a warm one here in San Diego! I hope you get to the sea & are inspired by the things you love!
A beautiful week to you!

Méa Strauß said...

Doré, you are a poet as well. An artist allrounder. You live your life as ONE composition.
True art - with so much love :)
Let me hug you, have a wonderful time, your friend Méa

Bente said...

So beautiful, dear Dore. I always enjoy to come here and look at your beautiful posts.
Hugs from here

chateau chic said...

You are a master of using the old, worn, and sometimes discarded treasures by giving them a place of prominence in your lovely home. I share your appreciation of all things that have gone before, and love the story they hold as they grace our homes. Beautiful inspiring post, Dore!
Mary Alice

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Wonderful Doré ...... you are so good at putting things together and you give me some great ideas.
The Mist of the Sea is enchanting ..... I LOVE your home. XXXX

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hello dear friend,
Peaceful beauty inhabits your home and heart.. I love it, Dore.
I hope this note finds you well.
With great admiration,

Rhonda said...

Your pale is the most amazing pale ever! You decorate so beautifully!
Hope your summer is all you want it to be Dore. Much Love.

helen tilston said...

Hello Dore,

The sea angel is spectacular. She looks like she is going to talk. Your art work and painting is just beautiful and you have it when it comes to creating harmony in your home.
Have a glorious week

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So beautiful, right down to the twigs. I love your way with display, and admire your absolute integrity with your color palette. That's a hard one for me. Your angel is just exquisite! So lovely.

Summer said...

Your decor styling is pretty charming ♥


michele said...

love the idea of using kitchen crocks in unexpected places. brilliant. and your art pieces are so perfect with your aesthetic of age and understated beauty. xox

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Anonymous said...

Dore, this is beautiful and the angel is so delicate. I love how peaceful your home is.

JoanMarie said...

Dore - the sea angel is perfection in all her beauty. She takes me right back to Rhode Island and the wonderful ocean beaches and the treasures found on the shore. Your talents are immeasurable and such attention to every little detail...beautiful Dore, simply beautiful!

"Create Beauty" said...

Dore'!!!! All so beautiful.
Living your life in beauty, surrounding yourself with it, making it, oh yes!!!!!

~ Violet