December 12, 2013

All Is Calm... Nordic French

All Photos by Dore
Burlap Luxe

Often a peaceful joyeux noel are those full of the unexpected.

French cypress trees painted on wood paneling like the old world artist once painted add
to a Nordic French holiday home.

Remember this December,
That love weighs more than gold!

A tree of  nothing more than winter branches,
But softly gives of itself.

Nordic in style filled with my hand created wire pieces, mini crowns, chandeliers,
garlands of crusty beads, and hand aged crystals wired with age.

One of my wire pieces I create are birdcages that one would perhaps hang
from the weakest of branches soulfully.

The perfect tree, all trees are perfect.

My Nordic French Kitchen.



Thank you so much for that dreamy moment ! I love so much the wire cage !
xoxo from PARIS

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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma chère "soeur" à propos de tout ce qui est blanc, gris, français et nordique!

Les petites couronnes, oh, quel délice! Et le reste de ta jolie maison m'enchante. Gros JOYEUX NOËLS! Anita

Laura Venosa Verbena said...

Good morning Dore... My fist email to see & what a beautiful one. Looks like all is calm over there & bright. Lovely branch tree. We still need to put up
our tree here...hopefully this weekend. Need some calm it's more like jingle bells here. Enjoy! Xo Laura

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Gorgeous, Dore. Soft and gentle, with just the right touch of fresh greens. Your handmade pieces make it unique and special. One of a kind.
Wishing you a lovely day, my friend!

Unknown said...

Precioso, es increible como con cosas tan sencillas como las ramas de pino o los palitos del monte te queda decorado tan bonito.

Karena said...

Hi Dore, The painting on wood panel is beautiful; a calming wintry scene...the curving frame is wonderful!

The Arts by Karena

Christel said...

Dear Dore, your post reminds us of the true beauty nature holds. Simple perfect branches welcome the season, and user in serenity, and soulful purpose. Your wire accents are the perfect added touch, bringing the branches a new life. I wish you a beautiful Christmas season! Always your fan, and friend, much love, Christel

chateau chic said...

So much ELEGANCE!!!! I'm loving your exquisite wire creations!
Mary Alice

pballard said...

Love it all. Thanks for inspiring me.

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Junkchiccottage said...

It is just stunning. It is amazing how simple can be so beautiful. I love this. I went back through the pictures a few times. Love it all.

Gail Peterson said...

Looks like your inspiration for a simple Christmas decor is perfect!
It seems like a fresh dusting of snow fell upon your pretty trinkets.
Have a beautiful day!
Merry Christmas *

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

No truer words ... Love weighs more than gold.
Your winter celebration is beautiful and peaceful. Nordic charm and grace fill your space.

Adore your white branch tree and the graphic type of the wrapping paper. Stunning.

Wishing you, Hannah and Pia Bleu a very Merry Christmas.
PS thanks for adding Rowhomes and Cobblestones to your sidebar.

diane said...

So beautiful ... I truly get mesmerized when I visit your blog.
diane @ aug's blog

Faded Charm said...

So dreamy.....all that you create♥


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Absolutely magical, Dore.

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh what i'd give to see your beautiful home in person...everything is so beautiful and dreamy! love every single photo! & those birdcages & crowns...I can't get enough of them...xoox,tracie

It's me said...

Wowwww Dore...beautiful !!! your decoratings in your home....enjoy this season love Ria...x !

The Charm of Home said...


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Everything looks so beautiful and welcoming Dore and the sweet petite bird cage stole my heart!

Anonymous said...

Oh Dore,
It looks absolutely beautiful!
So peaceful and cozy!!
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season my friend!

Burlap Luxe said...

Cher Anita,
ma belle soeur, vous m'enchante à chaque visite et commentaire. Aimez tout ce que vous inspirez de ce jour férié Décembre rempli de Joyeux Noël.

gros bisous


Burlap Luxe said...

Ma sœur, pas sœur inlaw... Lol

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma chère soeur de coeur! grammaire française est difficile, non? Oh là, tu dois voir mes étudiants au lycée!

Merci pour tout ce que tu inspire ici chez toi, dans le monde entier. GROSSES BISES!!!!!! Anita

must love junk said...

As always, I adore your simple but stunning touches! Wishing you happy holidays!

therelishedroost said...

So enchanting!! I love the soft white and glimmer, such lovely photos.. always a treat to see what you post!
xo Karolyn

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
Only you can take nature and turn it into something this beautiful!
Wishing you a joyful holiday.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh mon doux ami, vous avez toujours le mélanger réels nice.I aiment la ce que vous avez fait! Joyeux Noël à vous et Mlle Hannah ~ Vive Kim

Rhonda said...

On the days I feel drained from a busy work week, I know can visit your blog and restore my strength. Your simple and elegant style lift me up and once again, I am inspired!

Blessings to you, Dore, may angels keep your spirits high this holy season. xo Rhonda

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dore, such gorgeous photos. I love the bit of unexpected and the branch tree adorned with all that twinkles and gives delight. Blessed holidays!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
Thank you so much for your kind words you left for me.. Also for sending me over to that wonderful site.. I did see the felted puppets, they are amazing!
Ok, now you have got me going in another direction. Yes, I was truly inspired.. I worked all day yesterday on one.. What fun that was!
Bless you dear friend

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


Oh I just absolutely ADORE your dreamy world. I could spend hours just being calm there. Love love love.

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh Dore, I just love everything I see! Such a beautiful Nordic Christmas place you've created here. Peaceful, calm, soulful. I'm crazy about that bird cage you made. It's all wonderful!

Heart Vintage Design said...

Thank you for visiting my page. I absolutely love yours! If there is a way to subscribe by e-mail I'd love to know. Your page is inspirational and photos beautiful.

Kate said...

My dearest Dore
How lovely is all that you create. Beauty that is endless and touches that just show the deep love in your home. So blessed to share this year with you my beautiful friend.

My love to you

Unknown said...

great christmas decorating!!!

Pura Vida said...

so lovely...the crowns are wonderful!

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness, you are always such an inspiration to me. Your branches are exquisite with the delicate ornaments and wired crowns. And the sweet little fairy birdcages are divine. the phrase "love weighs more than gold" is so poignant - i love the little touches of fresh greenery here and there too. just that little bit is better than a whole house filled with it.


June said...

This is gorgeous Dore!!!! So beautiful! I love, love, love your beautiful serene home my dear!!!
sending hugs...

erin's art and gardens said...

how beautiful the bare branches are....
merry christmas,

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite posts, probably because I am very inspired lately by Nordic decor. This is simple and stunning as usual. Have a wonderful Christmas, Dore!

Marie Angelique

Unknown said...

My dear friend, it is so nice to visit your blog, i love the decoration and all the peacefull things you have, thank you for this post:)
Love, bless

One Shabby Old House said...

Dore, I love your creations expecially those sweet little crowns. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. It means a lot.
Have a wonderful Christmas!

lynn cockrell said...

Everything is simply gorgeous,Dore. The serene beauty of all give way to quiet thoughtfulness and the true meaning of Christmas. Totally lovely!

Donna said...

Wow, it's all just amazing and gorgeous, Dore! I love the basket full of beautifully wrapped gifts, and the lovely large glass ornaments. Merry Christmas to you!!

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Visiting a few blogs this morning... thinking of you, Dore, & wishing you a beautiful Christmas!

Evi said...

"just" could not be lovelier!
I am smiling seeing prisms and little bird cages. They decorate my Christmas tree too. Great minds, etc, etc....
Your home confirms that less is more.
Wishing you happy holidays and a great 2014.

White Lace and Promises said...

So glad you stopped by to comment. I love all of your natural against the white. I get a peaceful, easy feeling (another song) when I read your blog. Sweet!

I will be following along. Thank for dropping by and hope you'll follow and visit again.


designchic said...

As always, I just love your images - so warm, inviting and calming. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Woodside Park said...

So beautiful and charming, Dore! I love your signature style dressed up for the holidays. May 2018 be beautiful and bright!
Warm greetings,

Kendall Boggs said...

Hi Dore! First of all thank you SO much for stopping by my blog and entering my contest!!! Good luck! I had to look you up mainly because I loved your words but also because we share the last name! my maiden name is Callaway (even spelled the same)! Anyway, I LOVE your style! If you are ever by chance in the Birmingham, Alabama area you must go to a shoppe called White Flowers. Totally you. Everything in there is white. It truly is one of the most amazing shoppes I've ever been in! Anyway, thank you again! I will be stopping by your blog often! Oh, and both you and your daughter are stunning!!! ox!
kendall boggs

Alice Wingerden said...

Gorgeous! Everything looks spectacular! Happy New Year Dore!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma chère amie! Merci for your visit last night during this busy time when people are still in party mode! What a great Christmas it was for me; I so hope you too had a special time with Hannah and others in your life. Our time in Los Angeles was very short but so rich in memory-making. I have one more week off from work and look forward to some rest and HEALING; when we came back home on Friday, it has snowed so on Saturday morning I had to shovel. I threw out my back! I am trying to sit still and get up to move but basically keeping still so I can heal. School starts next week!

Thank you for commenting on my home. I painted that armoire last year and love the look and feel of it! We hope to add exposed beams to our new room and you guessed it - they will be painted GRAY!

BISOUS BISOUS et bonne année! Anita

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Unbelievably gorgeous images! Happy new year!

Pura Vida said...

every single photo just lovely!

Cottonara said...

great !
very good job !!!!