June 13, 2015

In Agreement With French Life...Worn Tired Beauty

 Burlap Luxe Home Living
In agreement with life.
 For there the heart can rest.

I am working at a calmer pace, creating pieces with French linens;
it will be around August when they appear in my etsy shop.

 The history of French designs lives within the spirit of why I create.
The love of fine pure and good linens inspire living with
the past.

 French linens, hemp's, vintage matalasse all speak the language of
worn tired beauty; and I love creating with tattered pieces
and all.

 I feel the nature of a French country cottage within me.
Creating with natural textiles relaxed, and carefree

(French life)
A prized possession created for my home...
"L'entente de la vie"
(In agreement with life)

Thank you dear sweet Vera, for creating this French silk beauty, 
a friend who knows me well. Here at...


Row homes and Cobblestones said...

I will be first in line to see the beauty you create with your August offerings on etsy. Here I am in awe of your home and in your new posting and OMGosh the pillow I made for you appears. Thank you mon amie for inspiring me to create it. Your tranquil artististic white abode is one I adore and find myself lingering in scrolling up and down in your photos on each post. You show us how embracing the natural essence in a piece can reward our heart and home in unexpected beauty.
Sending love and appreciation for inspiring me to enter into the world of blogdom.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Dore,
I am looking forward to seeing the beauty you have created for your shop in August. Your home sends out such a sense of peace and beauty.. And I am truly in love with this beautiful pillow that dear Vera has created with her gifted hands.
Sending you warm wishes,

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love my bird, Dore. I've been meaning to drop you an e-mail this past week, but apologize. I was bogged down. Everything looks beautiful. I love the pillow Vera created. It's perfect in your sanctuary. I love linen and matelase, all the lovely materials sound wonderful together in a sentence. xoxo Su

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I just saw that your designs are in Daphne's. I have that issue, and I have not had a change to sit down and go through it. It's one of my favorite magazines. xoox Su

Gail Peterson said...

Hi Dore,
I look forward to see what you'll create with your french linens. Summer is so lovely to be inspired by linens. Have fun with your summer projects.

justys said...

I love it too....have a lot of pillows from line here!!! Greetings Justys

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Dore,
I am starting to create a nice french soft gray and white and natural palette to my living room. I will be so excited to see what you create for your etsy shop. Love the pillow that Vera sent how perfect is that. The last picture of it on your sweet couch looks heavenly.

It's me said...

WOwwww it all is very great !!...lovely sunday....enjoy summer....love Ria..x!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour Doré! Je suis en vacances maintenant à Carmel avec mon mari! Hier, nous sommes allés à Carmel Valley où j'ai fait la connaissance de JAN DE LUZ! OUI! Il a signé son livre, "The French Touch" et on a bien parlé en français. Sa boutique ici à Carmel est magnifique, et on y vend des linges si magnifiques.

Tes articles de maison sont superbes! Anita

DD's Cottage said...

Lovely and soothing for sure! Glad your summer is starting off great and will be looking for the linens in Aug!

Karena said...

Dear Dore,
I am so excited to see your new project with the French Linens!!
Do you happen to have a pillow in the ivory nubby knot available?
Your comments when you visit always lift my spirits and you inspire me tremendously!!

The Arts by Karena

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a beautiful harmony in this space. You make the past so beautifully present.

oldgreymareprimitives said...

Beautiful as always and what a good friend you must be to inspire others to gift you with tokens of love. <3

oldgreymareprimitives said...

Beautiful as always and what a good friend you must be to inspire others to gift you with tokens of love. <3

therelishedroost said...

I think I have to paint that lovely puppy of yours if it turns out well I will send it your way! I just love the personality that Pia radiates! Xo K

Ivy and Elephants said...

Sweet gift, Dore. It looks perfectly gorgeous on your sofa! I can't wait to see more of your wonderful creations.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour Doré!

Oh, comme on s'amuse ici à Carmel. Et je viens de revisiter chez Jan de Luz. Sa beauté et la tienne sont pareils; le luxe, la couleur gris et blanc sont incroyable. Je ne vais jamais oublié M. Jan de Luz; il est vraiment gentil, doué de talent et ses oeuvres me rappellent TOI! OUI!

Bonne semaine! Anita

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post! So much wonderful texture, blended so perfectly well with one another, everything just fits! I have missed visiting! xoxo ~Ashley

Méa Strauß said...

How lovely, Doré (and Vera ;), so pure and so right.
The Look of nature, down to the essence...
Such a cosy light home this is.
Happy Greetings from Méa :))))

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

Oh, how I look forward to seeing what you will do with the French linens, Doré!

I am beginning a new sofa search - thinking of one with a washable slipcover w/ some squashy French pillows. But Hubby always gets a vote with anything that comes into our home, so we'll see.

Enjoy creating, dear friend.

Unknown said...

Just beautiful Dore! The touch of blue on your sofa is the perfect cool summer accent. I'm looking forward to seeing your French linen creations.
xo Sally

Lisa said...

Dore, I will be so excited to see what you create with French linens! I have just been searching for some pillow covers made out of French linen and then saw this blog. That pillow your friend made you is so sweet and perfect in your home. It is so you! Did you move the rose painting to another location? I noticed it isn't where you had it leaning on that door in the corner. Just wondering. You probably move things around like I do all the time. ;) Blessings, dear friend xo

chateau chic said...

Always so lovely, so much inspiration, beauty in the worn and distressed, so quiet and calm...that's what a visit to your wonderful blog is for me, Dore! I'm very anxious to see your linen creations that you'll be offering soon!
Mary Alice

handmade by amalia said...

How lovely it all looks, Dore. So cool and clean, I can almost smell the scent of lavender coming off these pretty photos.

Unknown said...

Serenely beautiful dear dore. I hope life is being good to you these days! :)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Vera's pillow is so beautiful and just perfect for your lovely home! Hope you are enjoying Summer!

Bente said...

Everything is so beautiful, Dore. Always love to come here.
Hugs from here

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Just checking in to say Hello Darling ! I'm excited to see what you are creating as I love all you do my friend. I've been busy busy with life and horses but found a lil time to stop by.Blessings Always xoxo

L'Essenza della Vita di Sabrina Bruno said...

Amo il Suo blog, molto elegante e raffinato...con tanto stile!

Skylar Magazine said...

Hello! I hope you are having an awesome day. I am finally getting caught up on my favorite blogs. I've always enjoyed yours. It's always so beautiful and inspiring. I love French Country, it is one of my favorite styles. Looking forward to seeing your new items in your shop. Anyway, have a wonderful week! Sincerely, Sarah :)

Pura Vida said...

Dore you are always a place to visit for calm and rest and simple and good. Bless you

Little Farmstead said...

Beautiful Dore! I feel calmer just having viewed your restful, charming spaces. I love what you said about home being a place where your heart can find rest. So true... And that pillow, what a special gift. Love the words and their meaning. Looking forward to seeing your creations soon! Xo, ~julie

michele said...

your style seems so effortless, dore, and i can just imagine how tranquil it would be to hang out at your place. it is difficult for me to pass up any linen anything these days when i am shopping. textiles and paper anything--just can't get enough! so grateful you share your inspiration and creations so graciously here, a sweet escape for timeless french lovely. peace to you, beautiful.

Burlap Luxe said...

Michele, I'm on your guest list when your cottage home is all remodeled..... I hope you Doo another video You dancing about in The new home.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

I LOVE your blog Dore …….. it is everything that I love in interiors.
I get so much inspiration from you. XXXX