February 02, 2013

Coup de Foudre...Zinc Box

All photos taken by Doré (me)...Burlap Luxe

The zinc box filled with X's and O's hit me with...
"Coup de Foudre"
   (Love at frist sight) 

Kisses and Hugs rest spilt over on my daughter Hannah's chest of drawers. 

Beloved French Kisses, and Hugs!

"Baisers et des Caresses"

I purchased two of them about nine years ago to then gift sentimental tenderness that says it all.

An old rustic box that hides away the mystery in why I love to salvage, and a perfect place I tuck away sweet soulful poems and love notes.

Sentimental rather than valued, this brocante box I keep displayed on a French chest in my sitting room that holds quotes of love and inspiration.

This box is one of my designs and papered with vintage ephemera book pages of love letters.
A romantic box that inspires.

"Instagramed by my daughter Hannah"

Spilt to the floor, there are no boundaries where love lies between inside and out until February reminds us of love.

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart.

It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

~ Judy Garland

February inspires Hearts, Kisses and Hugs with a patina and tarnish of grey.


Bente said...

Love the bottles and that rustic box is so pretty.


Art and Sand said...

I love that rustic box.

Pedro Diaz said...

beautiful pictures and nice post.

Best regards,


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, tu m'as coupé le souffle ma chère...tes photos - SUBLIME. Tes objets d'art - FORMIDABLE. Les couleurs de gris et blanc? PARFAIT.

La petite boite en blanc...c'est mon objet préféré.


Shabby chic Sandy said...

My younger daughter collects heart shaped rocks--so sweet :)

Vintage Gal said...

beautiful post and lovely pictures. This made me smile on this snowy day ~ Happy Saturday

Rita said...

Beautiful photos as Always Dore. love your bottles and your box.

lynn cockrell said...

I have an affinity for anything you can store things into and/or under. Boxes, trunks and glass domes(loosely translated as cloches). Totally understand your attraction and love for those boxes.

Anonymous said...

So many pretty treasures! I love the rustic box and your vintage ephemera papered box. And the bottles in the first photo. And and and. :)
I was just this morning sorting through my little art and craft treasures - moving them to new locations to keep them safe. And I can't get them out without thinking of new ideas to create. Perhaps I will make something for Valentine's this weekend?
Sending XXXs and OOOs to you, sweet Doré!

Divine Theatre said...

Oh! To place an "x" or an "o" under my daughter's pillow as she sleeps...
I must have them now!



Victoria said...

Beautiful!!! I love your daughter's Instagram pic, very cute!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Thanks for all the Love! One of my favs xoxo always & forever~Blessings Kim xoxo

Anonymous said...

Sending you loving thoughts for all of February Dore! Xo, Ashley

Anne said...

Beautiful photos!LOVE that chippy box!

helen tilston said...

Dear Dore

I love your box which you designed and what a treat to inset lines of poetry and such in a box. I am inspired.
Happy Valentine's Day, if it is not too soon to wish.


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hello Dore ~ seeing the love of February through your eyes has been just wonderful!

La Brocanteuse said...

Oh you just reminded me about a similar little box I have somewhere with " x"'s and "o"'s....must find it! L O V E to you 2 gorgeous ladies..XOXOXOXOXO.....

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

I love the XO's! The box for love letters is very pretty=0) Hope you have a wonderful February with lots of XO's friend.

I have to stop by more often,

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Dore,
Love the sentiment that you have stirred with your soulful post. It's not the container but the treasures within that draw us. Wonderful!

Thanks for sharing the beautiful quote by Judy Garland, I must go and set it down some place wonderful.
Hugs and love,

Pura Vida said...

all so pretty Dore

chateau chic said...

Wonderful boxes, Dore, something I love to use. The one you designed and created especially won my heart!
Mary Alice

Christel said...

Dear Dore, Seems as if it's been a month of Sundays since I've visited. I have missed seeing your awe inspiring creations, and as always I am leaving with that sense of fulfillment only you can provide. I love the x's and o's, it gives a touch of whimsy, but is presented in a box to die for! Your photographs are always just beautiful! Missed you! xoxox Christel

Leslie said...

Hello Dore! Your vintage box is so pretty and I'm loving all this Valentine festivities here today!! All the hugs, kisses, and love letters. I still have some from my husband and these little boxes would be perfect for them. the xxx and ooo's are so fun! Instagram is amazing is it not?j


Ana said...

What a sweet little box of Xs and Os. Ah, perfect for this wonderful month of L O V E. Tres sweet.


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful expressions of love, Dore. As always, I love every image. xoxoRosemary

Burlap Luxe said...

Je vous remercie encore une fois de Anita m'encourage à poursuivre ma passion pour la création.

J'aime Sweet Little boîtes rustiques, ils ont une façon de s'habiller toute table avec l'histoire émouvante.

J'ai été très occupé peindre mon lit en fer d'une nuance de blanc avec une touche de gris.
Avoir une belle semaine.


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
Your post has touched my heart with it's quiet and simple beauty.. What wonderful place to tuck poetry and love notes. I believe I love the box you designed the most.. It's just beautiful Dore.
Wishing you a beautiful week.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma précieuse amie,

Oh ton monde gris ici, ça me coupe le souffle chaque fois que je te rends visite!

La petite boîte est un trèsor et contient des trèsors imaginaires. Si joli et remarquable, cet objet d'art est vraiment unique.


Rae said...

I'm crazy about your boxes!! I too love boxes. This sweet post makes me want to get some out and play with them....you are so inspiring!!
Much love dear friend,

Anonymous said...

These are precious boxes! But I personally love the sentiment in your words. Very touching.

Cindy said...

Your words are so pretty and poetic, as are your sweet boxes that hold such special treasures...


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Beautiful friend,

Merci mille fois pour tes commentaires hier; ma grand-mère Marie était d'un beauté extraordinaire. Même si mes cousines et mes tantes sont toutes belles, la tendresse de Marie est tout à fait unique. Merci.

JE DOIS partager avec toi, un petit bureau chez moi que j'ai transformé en GRIS et OR. Je t'envoyerai un email avec un ci-joint.


Elizabeth Maxson said...

Just went back to many of your posts as I've been off the computer for a bit.....oh...my...gosh!!! What a treat to see all your beauty....and congrats on the publication!! I just love it all and will visit it all again - but I gasped when I saw the little mouse theater (girl on the swing) with the scrim "curtain" drape.....oh how I loved that!!! You are a huge inspiration in so many ways...thank you for sharing...a treat for my eyes.

Miss you and lots of hugs

Woodside Park said...

Dear Dore -
Love your understated and stylish tribute to Valentine's Day! And the boxes: charming!! Have a wonderful week ~

La Dolfina said...

You a such a sweet soul Dore!
Happy Valentines!!!
XO to you and Hannah

Jade said...

Oh, what a wonderful post, so full of beauty and romance!! Thank you sooooo much and have a HAPPY VALENTINE!

Hugs Jade

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such loveliness here...the chippy little box speaks to me, as does your lovely creation...and the Judy Garland quote is wonderful!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I will miss you all my precious friend. I am going out to California! My trip will be short, but I have to put a hold on any posting for now since I do need a mental break, in order to refocus my writing goals. I am however, enjoying MORE GRAY in my décor! I must show you a desk I redid in gray. I am loving it so! Anita

Lilla Blanka said...

Sweetest Doré!

Your photos are gorgeous..! Love the wooden box, and also the little zinkbox with Xs and Os, so cute!!!

Big hug

Unknown said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Pamela said...

Everything is so lovely!

Junkchiccottage said...

Ohhhh my how have I missed your blog I am a new follower. Love your beautiful blog