October 28, 2013

Weathered And Washed With Life

All Photos Burlap Luxe Home

Weathered and washed with life.
How bravely Autumn paints upon the sky
Hues of all flowers that in their ashes lie.
Trophied in that fair light whereon they fed.
Tulips, and hyacinth, and sweet rose red

~ Thomas Hood
Here in October with the cool Autumn sun I lie awake in what I
will find tomorrow.
Here just a simple face of a birdhouse is all that was salvaged pale with
a colourful soul
Weathered with a galvanized patina garden markers await their next markings.
French floral cans with the change of seasons will be filled
with nature.


Victoria said...

So much gorgeousness Dore! I love the little garden markers, so lovely. The teacup hanging on the pumpkin is lovely also:)

It's been cooling down here too, we actually were able to turn the A/C off and open up the windows and sliding doors...it was so nice!


J'adore le romantisme de tes mises-en-scène. Juste un moment de rêve qu'on aimerait prolonger dans la vraie vie.

xoxo from PARIS


Laura Venosa Verbena said...

Love this time of the year... The weather is finally cooling down here perfect morning for a cup of tea in your sweet little cup. Breathe.. Enjoy.

erin's art and gardens said...

i love these quieter days of autumn...happy fall!

Unknown said...

you were aptly named...."aDORE". your pictures alway make me exhale.....and then breathe back in a calming inspiration that always soothes my soul. "merci" for that. it is a rare gift you possess ;)

Anonymous said...

Dore, I always love how gentle your images always are. Lovely how you incorporate bits of Autumn into your all white decor. Have a beautiful Monday.

Marie Angelique

It's me said...

I really love autumn Dore......love from me...happy week...x !

Pura Vida said...

Dore it's incredible that you can bring washed out colors to such vibrant life

Vera said...


Another post to delight our eyes and heighten our senses and appreciation of all you design, collect and share.
Your photography is amazing!
I am so crushing on all the galvanized in this post.

Philadelphia and it's painted leaves are wondrous and the crispness in the air ... perfection.

Enjoy your week!

chateau chic said...

So much loveliness that speaks to the beauty of the autumn season!!
Mary Alice

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Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I enjoy the simple beauty here. I love the way you put things together!

Junkchiccottage said...

I just love your simple and beautiful style. You have the pieces in your vignette just speak to beauty. Gorgeous.

diane said...

I have a mad crush on your blog and posts ...
I truly gasp when I come here!
Absolutely lovely!!!!

Vintage Home said...

Autumn has such a grasp on our hearts as it captures memories of nesting, home & hearth. And you have captured home in its most textured monologue.
Thanks for sharing!

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Rhonda said...

Dore, your gorgeous vignettes have changed my soul. Merci Beaucoup.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh how the weathered and washed with life objects of the world make our hearts swoon! LOVELY PHOTOS MY DEAR HEART! Il faut que je m'en aille; Imust go to school! BISES, Anita

Mika said...

Piękne zdjęcia, jak zawsze zachwycam się nimi. Pozdrawiam:)))

French Basketeer.com said...

Really, really love all of it, Dore!! But must say the floral buckets in the last image have me dreaming of them filled with paperwhites! Beautiful images as always~

Suz said...

I love fall and it's fresh cool air. It's a wonderful break from smothering heat here in the late summer. Your photos are always inspirations for me. I love the vintage look and I'm always looking for inspiration.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Lovely photos, dear Dore:) Love them all.Have a wonderful day.

must love junk said...

All my favorite things...chippy paint, architectural elements, galvanized metal...love it all! :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm loving your Fall, Dore. A beautiful assembly of weathered elements.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dore, I love the zinc drawer filled with gorgeous treasures of twine and rust covered fleur de lis! Your vignettes are always a study in beauty.

Karena said...

Hi Dore you always find the most unique pieces to cherish in your home. Adore the french flower buckets!

Review: "Fifth Avenue Style"

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hello, It's a beautiful day!!! Hope you are enjoying it :)

Always so soothing and soulful over here.Makes my heart happy to visit!!!

Enjoy your weekend and hope the lil pup is still doing well.

Hugs, xoxo

Olga Siedlecka said...

What can I say? I love your world!

One Shabby Old House said...

I would love to stumble across a set of those lovely dishes that you tea cup pattern is in. How lovely it hangs on the pumpkin!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
You bring such beauty into the world. Lovely post my friend.

June said...

You have such an amazing style Dore dearest. I am always so inspired by your serene and soothing surroundings. You truly know what beauty is my friend.
much love...

Tina said...

I'm so inspired by this post. Love your style and your blog is, as I said, inspiring. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog. Your suggestion was really helpful and I appreciate your taking the time to comment. Blessings and thanks.

Cindy said...

As usual, amazing... You make everything pretty. I love the little birdhouse face best of all. And it's so cool that you "got" how wonderful it is...


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
It was such a joy to see you had come for a visit.. Thank you for your kind words about Sir William.
Yes, he made his own cage.. I found it to be quite the challenge. I would love to see a cage made by your gifted hands.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening beautiful!

Your comments are always so kind, Doré, and yes, don't you just want to surround yourself with patina and aged tradition in the French design? The elegance and comfort of this style IS an inspiration! I am planning to decorate for Christmas using grays and silver and lots of mercury glass candle cups! I love the look, and now if I can just find a WHITE wreath!

Enjoy the season my friend! Anita

Wally B said...

As always, your skill is just downright beautiful. I have found some furniture to weather a la Doré.
You always inspire me.

designchic said...

These images are beautiful - always love your work!