December 14, 2011

Noël Nordique..."French-Nordic"

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All chandeliers and ornaments hand created by "Dore" Burlap Luxe.

The sway of winter branches and the beauty of bare wooded trees where the frost of grey rest on its limbs lit up from unexpected chandeliers that celebrate a Nordic-French Noël.

This winters branches has become the quintessential tree of Noël inspiring French Nordic with rural rustic charm few can resist.

The character in this tree has been carefully preserved by nature and its beauty enhanced with original pieces of artful ornaments and garland all created with salvage by "Dore" Burlap Luxe. Silver beads from an old necklace and wire for the making of the crusty painted with age chandeliers and crystal prisms that originally hung from a vintage chandelier now coated with handmade old a patina used throughout the rooms grayish and dull.

I share an endearing passion for living small with my daughter Hannah finding joy with the simple things of the season creating handmade and working on projects that include unfinished pieces adding weathered Nordic and living comfortable with French collective soul.

This tree has been fashioned with formal elements, but created informally giving it a sense of peace on earth.

Adding Nordic serenity to our home for the holidays.


French said...

as always, sooo pretty, Dore. Particularly love it with the framed painting in back...

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

So lovely many layers and thats what I like!!! xo

Seawashed said...

It gives that ethereal wintry feel to the room...a bit of mysterious too. Your tiny chandies are so whimsical and make my heart sing.

time worn interiors said...

I love the stick tree! I have one in the shop and I'm considering taking it home I love it so much!

awal.ny said...

Dore your creativeness never ceases to amaze me. I love that you push the envelope. Chandeliers on a tree, perfect.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma chère Doré!

Tout est si joli; moi aussi, j'utilise les branches et les objets simple et de la nature. Des oiseaux en paillettes et les feuilles dorées embellisent mon cheminé et t'embrasse ma belle, Anita

Burlap Luxe said...

Chers Anita, mon cher ami si gentil à vous de visite, vos paroles d'encouragement à mon art est sincère. Je serais heureux de voir votre arbre de branches et de sa beauté.
Bisous à mon ami

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh ma belle, tu es si gentille de me faire un cadeau! SI JE POUVAIS, J'ENVOYERAI À TOUTES MES AMIES UN PETIT CADEAU....BISES!!! Anita

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Dore,
Everything is so simple yet elegant. The little chandeliers are so adorable! I loved them in the operas. We featured your gorgeous post at the "What's It Wednesday" linky party last week. Hope you can share with us again.
Hugs and happiness,

Cindy Adkins said...

Love it! So simple and nature. I found you through Cindy Adkins' Whimsical Musings. Am your newest follower!

Blondie's Journal said...

It's just stunning, Dore! You've done wonderful once again!

Happy Holidays!


Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Lovely Dore!
Your arrangements are beautiful...peaceful and calm. I hope the Christmas season is full of the same for you and your family.
:) Laura

Christel said...

Dearest Dore, I was immediately struck with a sense of peace when looking at the chandelier. The branches seem so random, yet purposeful, with a quiet elegance. Love your work. I find it truly amazing. The beauty that comes from within your creative heart and hands is awe inspiring. My very best to you dear friend, Christel

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh ma belle, comme tu es gentille.....mille bisous, Anita

Rebecca said...

A simple elegance Dore, wishing you a wonderful Christmas season

Heaven's Walk said...

I love how Rebecca described it, Dore...."simple elegance". Just perfect! Your vignettes are always so peaceful, calming, and restorative. Sending you love for Christmas, sweetie! ♥

xoxo laurie

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love this vignette, Dore! Wonderful textures and elements all coming together beautifully! Cindy is a sweetie, isn't she? Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comments!

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La Brocanteuse said...

Just aboslutely 100% Burlapluxe! Love it and intrigued with you chrystals..clever girl! This tree is so refreshing in it's serene way, thank you for sharing Dore XXXCol-Afrique du Sud

Jacqueline said...

So lovely Dore. The colours ooze peacefulness. Thank you so much for sharing and providing inspiration! Jac xx

Sueann said...

Beautiful! Love the chandeliers

Lynne said...

Your art inspires...
The petite chandeliers appear to have drifted down from the heavens above, via your heart and gifted hands.

Seawashed said...

Hi darling sea maiden...I found your pkg. on my front porch last night. I did not touch it except to place it under our tree...and now eagerly wait to open it. Even my lil Gracie was curious about it and when I told her it was from you, she smiled. ox hugs

Anji Johnston said...

You have such flair Dore. Everything you create is simply sublime. A true inspiration to me everyday.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

As the wind is whipping outside my quiet home this morning your beautiful vignette has a calming effect all the way here to me!

savvycityfarmer said...

girl ... you KNOW how I feel about this post!
need I say more

YOU are loved!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Happy Holidays! I haven't forgotten about you my computer won't let me leave comments Ugh! So I had to use another.
You always amaze me with what you dream up.Simply fabulous! I must have some fabulous lil chandeliers how much $$$.
~Blessings Always Kim

Elizabeth Maxson said...

I just love all that you do....could just run away with those chandeliers and branches...I have been working on my table setting and little tiny corner of my tiny little house for Christmas and those branches are the perfect setting. I love your color palette. Your taste always makes me *sigh* :-) Thanks again for sharing your talent.

Big, big hug
Elizabeth :-)

Cindy said...

Love it. The branches look so sculptural... You have such a wonderful way of making things beautiful!


June said...

What a beautiful Christmas vignette Dore. Your ornaments are so lovely.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my dear and wonderful DORÉ!!!!

DEAREST ONE.....I HAVE BEEN SO SICK and stayed home again on Friday. I had to go to the doctor and then I had much to do here at the house. I RECEIVED SOME TWINKLES IN THE MAIL.....Oh dearest, my precious and wonderful friend.....THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! MANY MANY THANKS for such a thoughtful gift and they look so sweet in my theatre!

I must run to get to school. But Wednesday is my last day and I have to catch up on my card sending!!!!! I WILL BE BACK..and thank YOU for everything and for visiting me. BISOUS! Anita

Privet and Holly said...

Beautiful and SO
you, Dore! Have
a very Merry Christmas
and blessings in 2012.

xx Suzanne

Sea Angels said...

Ah yes daughters are such a treasure and these creations are ethereal and beautiful and invoke the season so magically lovely decorations beautiful blog.
Hugs Lynn xxx

Elizabeth at Eiffel Tells said...

Love you philosophy about life as well as your sublime taste.
May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you and your family in 2012.

Weisser Traum said...

meine liebe
traumhaft deine fotos.
wünsche dir eine gesegnete weihnachten.
sei lieb gegrüsst daniela

summersoul said...

you have such a unique style. it is beautiful and calming. I wish you and your family a wonderful and peaceful holiday season Dore.


LizlovesVintage said...

It came out great!
I hope you have a wonderful Holiday!
Enjoy ;)
xxx Liz

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! i fogot to tell you...i am going to be making a sanctuary sign for my home...i ADORE it and the sentiment behind it!!! once again THRILLED to be a part of your creative corner of life! hugs...