February 23, 2013

Living With The Beauty Of Rustic

"All photos Burlap Luxe home"
The beauty of living with rustic is its effortless elegance.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
~John Keats

I am not a collector of anything I just take home what's been lost letting its humble, and soulful beauty live again along with pieces I can rest my heart on.
A silvery aged patina with soothing soul adds romantic rustic rich in honest authenticity while living with grace day by day.  

A muse of artistic vibes with lasting age of patina and tarnish.

My latest piece is this early 1930's ice cream container with lid along side my
French floral cans.

A perfect piece of fence post garden brocante "Not quite valuable but not quite worthless."
sits on the bottom shelf of my center island.

My inspiring corner...
Living with rustic distressed with pale, neutral and calm.


Sueann said...

Beautiful photos and they are inspiring!

Rebecca said...

"I am not a collector of anything I just take home what's been lost letting its humble, and soulful beauty live again along with pieces I can rest my heart on."

Me, too! And your post & photos show just how beautiful this can be!

Monica B. said...

passare da te e' sempre pura magia...foto bellissime!!! Baci...Monica.

helen tilston said...

Hello Dore

You have such a sense of scale and knowlesge of colour tone. Your artistic eye brings it all to harmony


chateau chic said...

The beauty that you create with the rustic and "cast-offs" draws me in every time, Dore!! I love the phrase you used, "not valuable but not worthless." Those seem to be what I'm drawn too as well. Love your old key garland...thanks for the great idea!
Mary Alice

Pura Vida said...

Dore, I love how you think and express your thoughts. Your words add beauty to your treasures

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You know how much I love your peaceful abode, Dore. I don't collect either, but, somehow the things we're drawn to compliment each other. You're home is a beautiful example of that. Always inspiring.

Ana said...

Oh my goodness Doré, I love what you said about not being a collector of anything, that you just take home what had once been lost...Love it! I feel exactly the same. Wonderful pictures, truly rustic beauty to the max.


pballard said...

Lovely post. I have similar things. I read and enjoy each post. Have a great weekend.

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

I just love your soothing home, Dore. These are perfect vignettes of vintage pieces. You've got such a talent for display along with your artistic eye.
I can't remember if I mentioned before, but I just loved your feature in Romantic Country! Your home exudes serenity and beauty. Thanks so much for all that you share.
- Susan

Victoria said...

Everything is gorgeous Dore! I love how you've displayed your lovely items. Beautiful words also:)

lynn cockrell said...

Dore, your pretty post illustrates how not everything has to be utilitarian in order to be useful. These lovely items serve to instill a sense of quiet peacefulness merely by "being."


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore
Your pieces tell a story.. One of beauty and age, and that everything has a place in this world and nothing is worthless.. I often wonder about the history of old wood pieces.. Where they came from and who took loving care of them, such as you do yours.
Beautiful post my dear friend.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

Rita said...

your photos are so beautiful dear Dore and your treasures are most inspiring.
wishing you a great sunday

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my dear. It is so nice to see you here, with what I see is some lovely inspiration. When I have a moment during my day, I make adjustments in my home, take something away and place it somewhere else, until this feeling of grace completes my home. You have it, I am getting it, and I love it.

Hugs to you dear and wonderful SOEUR, Anita

WhiteWhispers2u said...

G'day Sweet Friend! Hope life is treating you well.
Just wanted to come get some much needed inspiration over here.Always such a treat!
I love the soothing pallet you so desire.I wish I could get more white with grey.I am thinking my white is to white.
I would love all those colors on my beach cottage cabinets :)
I am open for your visits thanks to your sweetness only!
Take Care of you and hello to miss Hannah too :) ~Blessings Kim

Ivy and Elephants said...

It is so wonderful living with what you love, when what you love is so wonderful!!! Gorgeous as always, the small touches are what make everything special.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such loveliness, Dore...and peacefulness, too! I LOVE the old ice cream container...

Suz said...

I love the natural way you put things together. It always ends up beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Forgive me for repeating myself over and over again, but I love it all, Dore. Soft, gentle color and well-loved pieces have found the perfect home with you! You also have a unique way of bringing it all together that is both original and inspiring. Here I go again, repeating myself...
Love. Love. Love.

Tina said...

amazing photos,beautiful home

Anne said...

What cool finds1Love those vintage ice cream buckets!Beautiful photos and lovely inspiration!

Kate said...

Dear Dore
You leave in me a peace that passes through my heart. Each photo reminded me of your inner and outer beauty. The inspiration here is endless my sweet friend

hugs to you

Evi said...

it all looks so lovely together.
Things you bring home, should tuck at your heart strings, collection or not....in the end it all fits.

Cindy said...

You have such an eye for beauty, and your words are poetry. I love the way you help us all see and appreciate things. You can take an old fence post, and bring it to life with your words...


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Grouping things together we love is a unique collection all our own, even if they are not the same!
Your home is so pretty Dore, I've been inspired to try and finish what I am working on!

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

I just love all the keys and that bird! So very pretty=0)


Martina said...

Very tastefully decorated - love the white style.
I have a great giveaway on my blog now, for designer-eyeglasses. Have a look!

vignette design said...

I love all things rustic too Dore, and I love how you put it all together with the white distressed desk, etc. Very calming...

Seawashed said...

Beautiful rustic comfort. The keys hanging are whimsical and the garden post is just something to love. Always unique is your elegant calm.

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

Pale and peaceful. Very beautiful!


Unknown said...

Love your rustic gorgeous finds, Dore! The French floral pots are so unique...and the ladder, wow!
Have a lovely Sunday :)

Acquired Objects said...

Dore I'm with you the more patina the better. You are so right when you say things seeem to have a soul when they have patina. Love your home!


Verbena nested treasures said...

Hi Dore...took your advise..came to visit.. now all I have to do is a blog post..soon..lol
your kitchen looks amazing as always..love you new shelf, that wood island & that box peeking out on the side. love the mix..
always inspiring.
xo Laura