May 30, 2013

Pieces I Wake To

Burlap Luxe Home Kitchen

Pieces I wake-up to fill my home with patina. Rose cuttings will just lie freely.

Flowers in the home do not always have to share a vase of water, yet ones that lie
add gatherings that inspire.

A beautiful old galvanized funnel

Tucked away wire baskets and buckets of galvanize.
Good and Pure

A French spot in my front room whispers to me daily with the light of day.

Touches of old add grace and beauty to each room.

Cages imagine a song from the wild.

A friend knew the top of a garden stake would charm when she gifted this piece to me. Patina filled chair with garden French fare.



Junkchiccottage said...

Just beautiful.

vignette design said...

I a-Dore your style! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lynne said...

Patina play at it's reFINEST!
I have bookmarked your last three posts, Dore.

Debra@CommonGround said...

always so lovely, Dore. your roses are perfection!

pballard said...

I too adore your style. It is so me! I get giddy each time I see a post from you. Thanks for inspiring me!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

You have such a lovely style. The flowers sitting freely look just beautiful. I love a pink rose!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Happy Friday to you My Lady! I am always at Peace when I am here visiting.That must mean something.....I need some Peace these days! So I must visit more often.

I wish you well always! Thanks for always being my friend, one of these days I may just surprise you :) with a visit.

~Blessings Kim xoxo

helen tilston said...

Hello Dore
How well you friend knows you in gifting you that piece of fence. It is perfect balance with your home. Hope your weekend is special


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Don't you just love what you have created? I do too. I love waking up to where I live, I love sleeping in the midst of such peaceful beauty. Enjoy my dear one. Anita

It's me said...

Wowww beautiful Dore !!...your kitchen looks amazing !!! it all...have a nice weekend from me

Karena said...

Dore you have the gift of making everything so beautiful!

Please do come and enter my giveaway from Segreto Finishes!
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Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh indeed I could wake up to that any day...I love everything you do,it all evokes such a serene mood..calms me just looking at it! Hope this finds you well,your visit made my day!! xo

La Dolfina said...

Hello my sweet friend!
so happy to have you visit me and oh how i have missed you too!
where does time go?
How is Hannah?
I hope you remember that the two of you have an open invitation to come stay and play with me anytime, so the question remains... when are you coming? We have much to catch up on.

Victoria said...

I am in love with that sweet little chair Dore! And only you could make a galvanized funnel look so incredibly beautiful! Hope you have a lovely weekend:)

Pamela said...

Just beautiful and I love your chest and how you striped it and left it raw. It is simply gorgeous!

It's me said...

Wat a lovely comment !!.... Me happy ;-)))....thanks for your friendship you Ria!

Vera said...


Your home reflects peace, your design insight is divine.
I too wake up to objects and pieces we love ... Only our mornings start out with Max and Simon our >^..^< chats wanting to be fed.

A beautiful serene place of peace is your creation with the past reflected and the beauty of patina proudly displayed.

Happy weekend beautiful one,

Bente said...

Oh my, I just love your house. BEAUTIFUL photos.
Have a great weekend


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
I know anytime that I am in need of a peaceful moment I will find it here.
Peace and beauty.. Inspired by your imagination. I love the the old bird cage. Such beautiful images of your gentle touch.

Kate said...

Yes our souls must meet my sweet friend! That chair is so perfect with that gorgeous patina. Oh how I love to linger over your posts and just take it all in. You are a master of this as it comes so naturally by your hand. Have a blessed week !!!

hugs and love to you

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You know I adore every bit of it. Your style is like a breath of fresh air.

Anne said...

Dore your roses are lovely <3.Such beautiful vignettes.I adore your styling!Oh that wonderful chippy chair and those metal pieces speak to me! Thank you for sharing your lovelies <3

lynn cockrell said...

Your post is so pretty today with the lovey pictures and so beautifully written.

Suz said...

Beautiful photo of the comforting chair with the pillow. Nice place to sit down after a day of shopping.

Elizabeth at Eiffel Tells said...

It's always a treat to visit Burlap Luxe........a place of serenity & great ideas. Thank you.

Marikki said...


You have such a charming style:)

Many greetings from Finland,

Vintage Home said...

Calm collections, beautiful peaceful rooms!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dore, you can take the simpliest objects and turn them into art. Love your style and eye for design. Always a treat to visit.

Rhonda said...

I have several chippy grey patina'd posts and never knew what I was going to use them for. I've learned to love them as they are and bring them out to mix up my vignettes.

Thank you for inspiring me to create with my chippy old posts!!

Heaven's Walk said...

No wonder you have such a peaceful, quiet soul, Dore. You wake to such calm beauty every morning. :)

xoxo laurie

Marikki said...

Dear Dore,

I want to thank you for leaving me sooo friendly message!!♥ It made my heart sing...;) So thank you, my new friend!♥

"See you" soon!:)
Hugs, Marikki

Sandi said...

Everything is so gorgeous! Love thAt little fence stake...perfect!

chateau chic said...

Dore, Your style is so calming, peaceful, and lovely! So much inspiration on the simple vintage folding chair.
Mary Alice

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Beautiful, simple, serene pieces. I love how the romantic pink roses look against the galvanized metal. Pure joy!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma chère amie!

Doré, quand tu me rends visite, je suis si contente, surtout quand j'affiche un billet sur ma maison. Je fais de mon mieux de faire la décoration à la française avec le gris et blanc, et ça marche maintenant! GRÂCE à toi, je peux envisioner ce que j'aime.

Merci de tes mots si tendres et sincère; je suis en train de prendre des photos de la maison afin de les remettre aux magazines!!!!!!!!!!


Elizabeth Maxson said...

Beautiful, beautiful, just beautiful...!

But I have to be really honest here......

I had JUST read the lovely (and funny) comment you left me about you staying up till 5AM this morning on a creative frenzy (so much like I do) and so I had to click on over here for a visit, and what do I see????

Your post that is titled: "Pieces that I Wake to..."

And when I read the word "Wake" I laughed and thought, WAKE? WAKE? When does the lovely creative being ever sleep so she can actually wake up??? So I had myself a laugh at the timing of it all....

I love you more and more as time goes by and I realize that you and I would just be in a constant frenzy with ideas, painting, hunting, creating, and would probably put each other into an early grave by wearing each other out with excitement! But, on the other hand....we would probably insist on faux finishing our coffins, distressing them just so with pale gray, and lining them with linen before we kicked the proverbial beautiful zinc bucket lol.

Lots of love

Pedro Diaz said...

is wonderful, I love


Elizabeth Maxson said...

My beautiful (and crazy creative) sis,

I know you are busy, no need to reply, but your comment made me laugh so much....darn you...I have that song stuck in my head now as I start cooking ...but it makes me laugh all the same.

God has been good to us and just wanted to say that I too, think there just isn't enough time in a day to do all that I wish to do...I have never, ever understood the word "bored." I have never experienced it, so I can't relate to it. To be honest, I think I really only try to eat healthy, just so I can stay around a little longer, so I can try/learn/do/experience all that I want to....

Big hugs to you and like you say, through Him, The Greatest Creator of All,

Cindy said...

Just Beautiful and so serene... the photos of the roses on the little chair are exquisite...


La Brocanteuse said...

Doré, I think you have such fun styling for the images we get to see, I can just imagine how lovely it must be to visit you. the colours, the patina, the serene ambiance- it is all there to bring calm to the otherwise hectic life on some to you and Hannah, Colx