November 09, 2012

I Found It To Be Beautiful

A caged life...In the Burlap Luxe home.
A brocante piece with another function in mind-another life before being admired as an object to decorate with, a piece not hopeless nor useless.

A cage I deeply connected to while dancing around the idea of bringing it home in hopes it would inspire a place in my home with gracious impact to its rustic charm. A piece that masteriously anchors the room beautifully.

 I was inspired by the cage, and knew it was my new accessory that would change the mood of my room speaking a language of its own while reflecting a shadowy softness washed over in a patina of grey galvanized with layers of old, and the pale of rust working well with the background of a French country home.

 French country style gives us permission to create such spaces with such personal French flea market style.

In a French home very few brocante pieces lack decorative value, its a matter of looking at pieces in a more imaginative way. I am imagining this cage in many decorative uses. This cage stood-out, knowing it to be a rare find, and beautifully alive in my French country home.

Inspiring a relationship with the pieces we bring home.


Rita said...

beautiful cage Dore.
It looks perfect on your dresser!

Monica B. said...

ogni cosa,ogni oggetto e' semplice meraviglia.....Monica.

It's me said...

I love all your decoratings Darling !!!....happy from

Fishtail Cottage said...

Hey there! your home is so pretty! Would love to visit you and see it all sometime in person! oh boy, we could certainly get ourselves into some trouble! ha I love that basket in the corner w/the collected salvaged pieces and branches! (so inspiring!) hope you have a fantastic weekend! xoxo, tracie

Anonymous said...

Such an eye for beauty, Dore! I love the graphic look of this little cage.
I have a very special request today... could you please pop over to my little blog and tell me what you think about my farm table? I want a rustic patina, and of all the blogger friends I know, I KNOW you will have some good advice for me. Just looking at this beautiful piece under your new little cage... well, I just know you can help me!

Laura Venosa Verbena said...

Hi Dore yes it's the little found things in life that we love. I wonder what little critter lived there at one time..would be sweet with some lavender inside too. Love it.

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh should definitely publish a book of your home and decor. It's all just so serene and beautiful! You have a special way of creating the most stunning vignettes!

Btw - did you get your book yet? Just wanted to make sure it got to you! ♥

xoxo laurie

Burlap Luxe said...

Laurie, I got the book it is beautiful, you have added the right kind of soulfulness I needed this month, lifting my spirits with inspiration :)

lots oflove to you.

Divine Theatre said...

Please open the door, my friend! I cannot bear it!
Lovely vignette...I am looking for an allegory in it.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonsoir mon amie! Oui, cette cage vide est super; j'adore les articles qui ont un petit peu de mystère! BISOUS, Anita

Burlap Luxe said...

Merci mon cher ami.
Anita, vous remonter le moral mon coeur avec tes paroles mélancoliques et des visites magnifiques.
A bientôt et la beauté que vous créez



Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the cage, Dore. Have you thought about displaying one of your beautiful handpainted birds inside?

Anonymous said...

Hello Dore!! A lovely piece, full of simplicity and beauty, my head is spinning with ideas if I owned such a piece =) Wishing you a lovely weekend, Xo, Ashley

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

It is a true Artist that finds beauty not only with her eyes, but with her heart and imagination.
You do it so very well my dear friend.. I love it!
With great admiration and friendship,

La Brocanteuse said...

Beautifully shared, as allways- you capture serenity and the soulfullness you have mastered with your creations. All is right, all is loved.
With love
Colette xx

Pura Vida said...

Dore~so simple..don't you wonder where it's been?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma chère! Merci pour être venue; tu comprends comme moi, que les couleurs, les moments GRIS sont en fait JOYEUX. Il y a certains qui pensent autrement, mais NOUS DEUX, NOUS AIMONS la paix qui coule de ces couleurs et choix de décor. Je te souhaite une bonne journée ma belle, Anita

Sueann said...

Love that cage as well!! Perfect

Karena said...

Dore, your thoughts images and music always touch me...slow me down to appreciate life.

Art by Karena

Leslie said...

I always see bird cages.. this one is a little different and I like it! Bring natural elements, with different shapes and textures is essential! So many homes are very predictable.

Enjoy your weekend!


Beach House Living said...

It is something so simple that invokes thinking of the possibilities of decorating it.

Cindy said...

you, my friend, are amazing. who else could see the beauty in this sweet simple and totally charming little cage.


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love it Dore!
A sweet place to hold some of your dreams!

Christel said...

beautiful Dore! The cage anchors the room, although seemingly insignificant, it is a powerful piece that beckons ones eye, and draws you in. I truly admire how you can see a single small piece such as this, and find the beauty before it is set in place..that's why you are a master at what you do! The All Is Calm piece is a beautiful statement for any time of year, but speaks volumes nearing Christmas, it is among my very favorite Christmas songs. Have a great week! xoxox Christel

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Dore, it's all too gorgeous for words! I'm so glad the package arrived--I crafted early...and there's something for Hannah in there, too. Love,

Faded Charm said...

I love everything and our vignettes are very similar:-) I also have a pair of that very same lamp in my living room.


Virginia said...

Each piece is a work of art here. Thank you for the detail shots. Lovely work.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Dore!
I have missed visited your gorgeous posts as my computer was out of commission. But thankfully I am back and happy to be making the rounds. I picked a great day as you are sharing a birdcage, a passion of mine. I love the juxtaposition of the starkness of the cage with the softness of the French style. It just makes it so ... real. I love it!
Big hugs to you,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour mon amie!

Dear one, thank you for your kind words and love for the imaginary things that I so love to share. That first photo on my post with the bear, rabbit, owl and the girl is one of my favorites. A place like that is where I live in my imagination and to know that it hits special OTHERS like you in the same way is the spark in the connection of creativity.

I have my first art show this weekend and I have finished all that I am going to sell except a crown that I want to make. It is a BIRDCAGE!

I will share any photos I can get with you so you can see what I mean.


designchic said...

It's all so beautiful. Love the whole vignette, in fact, I'm really loving the chest! said...

Dore, I always love to come here and dream that my home looked like yours. Everything always looks so gorgeous.

Unknown said...

inspired truly <3

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chateau chic said...

LOVE the cage. It's the perfect addition of interest and texture to your lovely styled home!
Mary Alice

LizlovesVintage said...

Hi Dore,
Yes, I love mixing different metals to any mix. The cage is perfect. Add some candles for some romance at night!!
Looks great!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your Family.
xoxo Liz
PS. Are you on Instagram? Look for ME if you are!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
I wanted to stop in and wish you and your family a joyful and blessed Thanksgiving. Please give best to Hannah.
Love and blessings,

HWIT BLOGG said...

BEAUTIFUL cage...I love it!
Take care, have a nice weekend!

Olga Siedlecka said...

Amazing home with stunning decorations!

Chabby Chic said...

Hollo ich bin Chabby aus Berlin, habe gerade deinen Block etdeckt wunder wunder schön bei dir.
LG Chabby

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