November 19, 2013

French Kitchen and Hand-Made Wire Crowns

Photos Taken by Dore BurlapLuxe

Burlap Luxe French country kitchen where creating is known to take place.
The holidays here in our home entertain rustic French style where the pleasures of
the table will be set in rural French elegance.

The French bread-boards will be put to use.

I imagine my surroundings to be exactly what I need it to be; layers of white neutrals
that feeds my rustic soul.

I have been busy creating with my love for wire and gathered
vintage ephemera book words.

I let my free spirit imagine what I will create with salvaged wires and
a vision for what it wants to become.
Seeing is half the beauty of the end results.

I create little wire charms backed with a papering of paper mache, then
dressed with a word of meaning. On the other side of Royal the word
Queen appears.

Adding then a finish with a technique artist created where layers of old
crustiness covers it rustically; where the stained washed of whites
take on the right kind of rightness, this is when I know the piece
is completed.

You will find them listed in my etsy shop.
Along with custom orders.

Tattered and aged golden silk will embellish as well.
They are 4" 1/2 round and 2" in height
with little gem like stones on the tips aged as if time got the best of them.

My Wire Crowns can be used on your holiday tree as a tree topper or
as a meaningful tree ornament.
A perfect holiday gifting of One-Of-A-Kinds
each one uniquely created by my hands.
~ Dore Callaway

Looking forward to sharing the holidays with all my blog friends and
the relationships that add grace and beauty to our lives.


martinealison said...


Vos couronnes de fils sont toutes adorables...
Gros bisous à vous.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Dore,
The bread boards are the perfect addition to bring the comfort of home to any kitchen. I love them collected and displayed just as you have them.
Your crowns are so very special. I love the handmade quality and uniqueness of them. Beautiful!

Burlap Luxe said...

Merci cher ami de me laisser un
Martine Alison
commentaire que mon cœur joie. J'ai donc eu plaisir à créer ces couronnes

J'ai donc apprécié votre belle visite.



Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW is this sensational, Doré!

That last photo as well is so sublime and calm. I am itching to decorate, but I have been a bit busy with school, speaking of which, I better go!

Your world is so beautiful and FRENCH! BISOUS

Junkchiccottage said...

Those crowns are just gorgeous. I can never get enough of your beautiful home pictures. So calm and serene and inviting. Beautiful.

chateau chic said...

What a dream it would be to spend the holidays in the lovely peaceful ambiance of your home, sitting at your kitchen table taking in all the scents of the season!!
The crowns you've created are exquisite!
Mary Alice

Okio B Designs said...

I am in love! Love your home photos and your crowns are just stunning. I am floored!


therelishedroost said...

Relaxing beautiful images as usual! Love the eclectic crowns, and adding them to bookshelves is wonderful especially this time of year!

Karena said...

Dear Dore,
Your crown creations are just perfection! It looks like you are ready for a warm and inviting Thanksgiving At your home...and I adore the last image of the chest and glowing candelabra!

The Arts by Karena

Keith@ Vintage Crab Jewelry and Crafts said...

Your home looks very serene and comfortable! I love the crowns. They are beautiful. I have been working on some for the grandchildren's Christmas presents. I am getting close to the reveal and I am soooo glad, lol.

Vera said...

I enjoyed my little visit today to your new post. Left me feeling inner peace which I so need lately.

I too collect and display my breadboards. Love your olive wood top two.

My loved crown you made me is sitting on top of Buddha and looks beautiful. Very admired and appreciated.


Unknown said...

Hooray for a French kitchen! A relaxed French country style kitchen creates an inviting sense and a positive mood in the room. I'm pretty sure it can influence every dish that you plan to prepare here. Anyway, I do hope you'll give us a complete tour of your kitchen when the redesigning is done. :)

Ryann Hoyer @

Seawashed said...
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Anonymous said...

Dore, the crowns are stunning. But as someone who loves to cook, my heart skipped a beat when I saw the bread and cutting boards :)

Marie Angelique

Pura Vida said...

hey sweetie...these are dear! and they call my name for sure!!! Thanks always for your inspiration and kind words!

Gail Peterson said...

Really beautiful crowns, your right they are rustic, I love that! I hope someone uses one for their wedding veil! I think it would be so unusual and lovely! Hope your enjoying the season...

pballard said...

I love these. I looked on your site for them. I do not see them. Are they listed yet?

Suz said...

Your crowns are absolutely beautiful and I went to your etsy site and they were not listed. Are they sold out already?

It's me said...

O wowwwww they are lovely Dore !!!!.....your home is so wonderful !! from Holland.....always...x !!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love your intricate crowns, Dore. Just the right amount of patina.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Dore these are just beautiful and I just added one to the top of my wish list!

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful Dore!!! Your home is so peaceful and inspiring!!



summersoul said...

Lovely as always. I adore those crowns.

Seawashed said...

Dore there is a parcel on its way to you. I sent it Saturday so you should have gotten it by now, but I know you do not check your box daily. xxo

Divine Theatre said...

I disagree. It looks to me as if THEY got the best of time! Lovely.

I FINALLY sent your surprise. My disorganized!



Verbena nested treasures said...

pure magic.. truly a gift from deep within your soul Dore.
I love all your create as you know but your crowns are so special. I love tiny handmade when your hands are ready to get back into "twisting the night away" again let me know I would love to order one. Magnifique!

helen tilston said...

Dear Dore

Your hands have been creating marvels.
I want to say a quick hi and I will be back to take a closer look.
Your creativity and knowledge amazes me


FARRAGOZ Notebook ~ the how, what, where of hunting for & recreating the best patina said...

I adore your crowns! They are absolutely exquisite! I'm so happy I found your blog! You certainly have a new follower now. I'd love for you to drop by my blog sometime to see what we do!
Tania from FARRAGOZ

Bente said...

Dear Dore. I just love your home. I`s so very beautiful. And the crowns are gorgeos. I admire your creations, Dore.

Wish you a wonderful day

Hugs from here

Rhonda said...

Dore, you must know we all savor each and every image you display here. Such vision is shared. That is beauty in its own way.

J'adore the crowns, as I cannot have enough of them. I made a few recently from crocheted trims and they are sweet!

Sending blessings your way, as you feed our souls with your style.

xo Rhonda

Unknown said...

I love your post they are full of inspiring decoration and pastel moments i love it my dear friend , thak you :)
I will be waithing for your visit in my blog :)

AppleApricot Wen said...

Oh my how gorgeous are the greys and whites and browns combined in a rustic yet romantic way. Your crowns are beautiful and I love that weathered little chest. Great photography too. Wishing you a wonderful day. Hugs, Wendy

Burlap Luxe said...
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must love junk said...

Dore, what unique and beautiful crowns! Your home looks gorgeous(I really adore that little chippy box!)

Unknown said...

oh dore....your crowns bring to life what lies within your heart....true beauty. how exquisite. i am so very grateful and inspired by your visits and kind words....happy grey dey dear one.

Dagmar said...

Hello Dorè,
Thank you for your lovley comment on my cutting boards, your blog is amazing, filled with such beauty. It adore your crowns and the thoughtfulness gone into making them.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

What??? I can't believe I missed the Crowns I think I will Cry now !!!

Elizabeth at Eiffel Tells said...

Your creative, unique crowns are charming. I wish I had some of your talent. Elizabeth XXX

Seawashed said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, hannah and pia bleu. Your newest crown in stunning! I don't know how you part with it. xo

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh Dore... everything here is just exquisite. The bread boards piled together - the crusty chippy box, the simple sprig of dried lavender... the incredible photographs - you are an artist through and through... i went to your Etsy shop to find one of your crowns, but i didn't see any... maybe i missed them? or they are sold out? At some point I must own something you have created... no matter how small - Your theaters are my favorite thing in the world, but a crown would be wonderful too...


Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I am so loving your beautiful crowns! What detail you have added to each one. Your home is beautiful, Dore, I always love seeing it.

Happiest of Holidays to you.


Woodside Park said...

Your crowns are stunningly beautiful. The patina with the graphic lines....striking! I love the rawness, but with a feminine softness.

Anonymous said...

Les photos sont magnifiques!!
J adore!

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