April 09, 2013

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"Burlap Luxe Home"

 Simple beauty, "making something out of nothing"
I have collected odd and shapely dicarded salt & pepper shakers filling them with soul. 

While you may have an affinity for rosebuds and fresh picked flowers, note that there is beauty all around us. A simple wild garden weed growing with little life left in it will add passion, purpose, and creative living. These stems of weedy wildflowers gathered up from the weed filled garden beds of discarded cuttings adds special life to its beauty.  

"When one tuggs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached
to the rest of the world."

John Muir

Pieces of old and salvage share its past with a graceful blend.

A garden post French in style made it easy to achieve my
 found objects desired effect.


Shabby chic Sandy said...

I so agree with you. As time goes on I have learned to appreciate every little thing for the beauty it contains. Pieces of salvage, once discarded, are held as a precious possession. Enjoyed your post :)

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Always a meaningful post sweet one! I think your lil odds and ends are darling and worthy of some good.

Hope you are enjoying your spring and enjoying some nicer weather.

Love all you see in the discarded and neglected.


La Brocanteuse said...

Beautiful and serene as I always find your sharings...thank you for that! Colette x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh ma chère, I see the love. I see the worn beauty and so much patina and age shines right through these old salt and pepper shakers. Wishing you a lovely day my friend; we had snow and the days are gray, but I enjoy that. However, a little color and some green would be nice! Anita

chateau chic said...

What beauty you have brought to a simple salt shaker!! LOVE this idea! What a treat to wake up this morning and see a new post from Burlap Luxe. Your photos are always so inspiring, Dore!
Mary Alice

Acquired Objects said...

Love the salt and pepper shakers used as a vase. As for the weed flowers we're surrounded by them and some are so beautiful in their form.


Laura said...

hi dore. such a gorgeous post, and i love you sea holly (thats what it is called here in aus! Hope you can pop by and say hello; my new blog (my old blog was summerhouse... been a while since i stopped it!!) hope you are well!
laura x

Wally B said...

Seeing beauty in the simple overlooked things in life is a wonderful gift. You always inspire me.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Dore,
You are always such an inspiration.
What brings me such joy in life are the simple things, objects with a history, which is what I always find here.. Beautiful my friend!

"Create Beauty" said...

Simple beauty. So refreshing....

~ Violet

Barb said...

What fantastic photos!
Thanks for sharing

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So lovely...the little bottles are charming, and the post is a thing of beauty!

Vera said...

Your artistic eye for simple beauty and your inspiring ideas are always refreshing in blog-land.

I have always loved this quote "Nature is pleased with simplicity"- Isaac Newton.

Around 25 years ago my husband and I were building stacked field stone walls to house our boxwood plants.
I picked up a slab sized thinner stone with lovely variegated shades and announced cheese board. I honestly think John thought that the heat
had gotten to me!

Nature and simplicity, aesthetically beautiful
and still a perfect cheese board.

Dore thank you for soulful inspiration.
Those field flowers in the salt shakers are stunning. Going to go check out my vintage collection for bud vases.

Dinner guests are coming over on Saturday, a salt holder/bud vase at each setting. Perfect!!!

I love your blog and your beautiful words of inspiration always side by side with beautiful photo's.


helen tilston said...

Dear Dore

Such beauty in the crystal shaker displaying the thistle. Wildflowers make excellent bouquets.

Wishing you a week of joy

Helen xx

It's me said...

Wowww that last picture !!!!...beautiful....love from me...xxx..

Cindy said...

Your little salt and pepper shakers are so sweet. I love the way you see beauty in everything. Even the pretty little weeds that people take for granted. And, i love the words you quoted
"When one tuggs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached
to the rest of the world."
That is just so true in every way with everything...


Anne said...

Beautiful photos! I too treasure the little things.I adore those salt shakers with your flowers!You have inspired me!

Christel said...

Dear Dore, your beautiful creations have once again soothed a weary soul. I am always better for coming here. Thank you for sharing your gifts. XOXOX Christel

Anonymous said...

I love the old glass salt and pepper shakers! So many uses to display treasures and such =) Wishing you a lovely week Dore =) Xo, Ashley

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious friend,

Good morning! It is so good to see your comment and to read it on this ICY morning. It is raining ICE TODAY! But you know, as much as I long for spring and summer, I still love these gray days! We are bound in friendship and with the love for that gray zone of peace, of waiting, and of silence.

Merci beaucoup for your kind and generous words my friend. I do intend on taking some photos of my home to share soon; my blog will become more VARIED in content as well as adding more photos of my own, but I am finally learning how to use my camera. I have been working a lot in the schools and so I have not had time to work at home, but next week I will.

Sending you a warm hug of grace and friendship ma chère amie! Anita

Victoria said...

The little salt and pepper shakers look darling! You take such beautiful photo's of your treasures:)

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

OH....I love all the glass. I do especially like that they are all different...yet each special. I always love visiting your blog friend=0)


Bente said...

Thank you so much for such nice words. I have followed and loved your beautiful blog for a long time.
Wish you a great weekend.

Hugs from here

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Dore,
Only your gentle touch could coax the beauty from something so woeful as a weed. You always me look at things with fresh eyes and find the deeper meaning within. Gorgeous!

Catherine said...

I love your little bottles with the dried flowers and stems. So pretty!
Happy weekend!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good evening my friend,
Thank you so much for taking time to come over and meet little Ruby. It pleases me so that you enjoyed her.
Your kind thoughts warmed my heart.

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

These images are so beautiful and creating something from nothing is truly special! The salt and pepper shakers are still so elegant! Peaceful and tranquil .... and the wild weed looks so graceful in their vessels!
best wishes

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Aren't those the first flowers our little ones picked for us so long ago, beautiful memories!

Pura Vida said...

always such a nice surprise to see what wonderful things you have done with the simple we often overlook!

Leslie said...

Hi Dore,

It was so nice to see your comment this morning and I just realized I missed your last post!

Your salt and pepper container collection is so pretty as are the sweet little flowers that you show here. As for patina, I always need just a little:) You have an amazing eye.. one that can create such beauty from simple materials.

Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

Hello Burlap Luxe
You did a wonderful job on the Angel wings. You also have a way with words, so poetic:) I have added you on my bloglist. You inspire me!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I've probably been passing by old salt shakers when out shopping and never realized how wonderful they look grouped together! Perfect for filling with little bits of flowers or a dandelion brought to me by my four year old son. :)

Pedro Diaz said...

beautiful photos.


Anonymous said...

Such beautiful photos!! Your salt and pepper collection looks gorgeous. Simple things are beautiful.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Thank you for visiting dear friend. It is always so good to see my wonderful sisters visit. Run that race too; we are all a part of the marathon of life. Anita

Kelly said...

What beautiful photos!! I love the idea of placing little flowers in crystal salt and pepper shakers. I actually have a set stored away. Thanks for the inspiration!

trishie said...

What a gorgeous collection of glass S&P shakers you've got there.

Suz said...

You have created a warm, beautiful and thoughtful post.Thanks for the respite.