August 25, 2015

La Vie est Belle..Living In French Style

 Burlap Luxe Home, where the artist lives.

Awaiting the comfort of the season's to

 A season of white linen and natural washed grey.
 La Vie est Belle

The elegant art of living 
in French style
~ Henrietta Heald

Thank You VERA,
"Row Homes and Cobblestones"
For your kind and gentle giving heart.
Vera, adds beauty to your heart of living.

 Further in the art of French living, it's time to
bring what has lived outside amongst the weathering 
sun in.
I am comforted by it's weathered grey.
 "L' entente de la nie"
The agreement negates the claim is just.

I live with little design restrictions.
 My French art will be copied to aged tattered paper prints so
my Burlap Luxe etsy shoppers can enjoy my art in their
agreeable homes.
The depth of art.
French Women,

I have named this piece...
"Elle regarde"
(She Watches)
 Weathered and washed in grey.
My art signs are found in my Burlap Luxe etsy shop.
 Awaken With Bird~Song 
 new Burlap Luxe art.

In the still before the dawn a place of refuge, shelter, and
calm...Roadside sanctuary shrine. 
Cartapesta French paper mache...
Which means "chewed paper"
Now in my, 
etsy shop.

My Burlap Luxe signs
A place of gathering, gather together, here we

Weathered and washed in white and grey...
Vintage mahogany floor boards, framed in distressed
weathered grey trim.
 I adore European SEA COTTAGES.
Hand painted in weathered white and distressed grey, and
hangs by a grey advertising chain by aged eye hooks.

Artist signed~Dore Callaway
Burlap Luxe etsy
 I envision this sign hanging on a sea side hut,
or your "SEA COTTAGE"
 My favorite medium is CARTAPESTA paper mache.
Yes, in my Burlap Luxe etsy

Created on weathered wood washed by the grey of age.
Aviary wire, and a garland wreath of paper mache,
hangs by rusted wire.
Laying of the rose wreath.

Rosemary and Linen
 La Vie est Belle

 My French Cottage


martinealison said...


Merci pour le partage des ces sublimes photos... Il y règne une atmosphère apaisante...

Gros bisous

Burlap Luxe said...

Martinez Alison,

Merci de visiter tout ce que je inspirer. votre grâce et de beauté apporte la joie à mes jours .

Bisous et câlins


helen tilston said...

Hello Dore

All beautiful and tranquil. I love your placement of object and your poetic words.

A firm reminded by F.Scott Fitzgerald and one we must not renege.

Helen xx

Victoria said...

Beautiful, beautiful images!!! I am so in love with the rose wreath on the board...what a lovely and unique piece. Your chair looks so cozy with the white pillows, a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and a good book.

designchic said...

It all looks so beautiful and love the warm and inviting feel of each space…great signs!!

the gardener's cottage said...

simply gorgeous dore, just like you. xo

Unknown said...

Oh Dore, so many beautiful and peaceful images. I miss you and your posts and art. I absolutely adore your painting. So much depth.

Karena said...

Dear Dore, what beautiful and very special new works of art! I love the Sea Cottage sign and the bird cage!! Your works are so pleasing and calming!

The Arts by Karena
Artist Alex Katz

therelishedroost said...

So very light and airy I love the relaxed feel and all the fun accessories! xo K

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Everything is so beautiful and serene.
I must check out this book the contents look captivating...
Susan x

Karen Larko said...

You create such beauty. Spaces that make a person feel good just looking at them. Thanks for sharing!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Your oil, Wow, it is mesmerizing. From the lovely tones from the Greenish/Bleus to the skin tones with your shadowing done to perfection.
You titled her "She Watches" with the perfect name. I wonder if perhaps she is intently starring at her husband as they reflect on their lives spent in the French countryside.

La Vie est Belle, the first time I looked through that amazing book I keep saying to myself, I wonder if Doré has this book ... So Doré like.
When I asked you if you owned the book and the answer was no how could I not gift you with a book that speaks of your lifestyle. I find myself daydreamsing reading the quotes, soaking in the different regions shown and often try the simple but palate pleasing recipes.

Love your chair brought into your cottage. Weathered in soft Grey's it graces your home. I love the White linen on it, what a lovely textural contrast. Your Cartapesta artwork captivates me and I love collecting your art. The Bird sanctuary - Oh Doré how much it reflects a true labor of love. I can in my mind's eye see whoever purchases it placing a few feathers and a real birds nest inside for display. Your signs are wonderful and can make a true statement piece in someone's home.

Beautiful post.

Méa Strauß said...

Ohhhh yesss, one of my favourite Books, Doré! It is marvellous.
And now: This wreath!!!!!!! Divine! Oh, and the petite bird you painted, so .... I have no words.
You are SUCH an artist! And so many kinds of materials, spirit of being abroad, holidays...
I sometimes try to tell you my thoughts, and then the words won´t come in English.
But I think, you know anyway. Next post is it then. I hope, you will be in the audience, first row???
Next to Vera?
I huuuug you, happy mouse-greetings from Méa

Junkchiccottage said...

Ohhhhh just so beautiful and serene. I love to get lost in your pretty posts. All your beautiful art is so gorgeous.

It's me said...

Your home is so wonderful doré it Ria x

Lisa said...

I was so excited to see a new blog post by you and this one is filled with so much loveliness! I am so in love with that gray wicker chair! What a perfect aging of grey it has from the outside. And with all the white linen it is so lovely. I love the mix of textures and the roses and rosemary really make it all so yummy. I love all of your art and love having some of it to enjoy in my own home. The painting of the French lady is so wonderful and calming. And I must look for that book! How sweet of Vera to gift it to you! Your home is like the pages of a French Décor book. It is just so lovely! xoxo

T said...

Beautifully beckoning.

Rhonda said...

Your work is amazing! Love the gray weather-worn chair......I love gray!

Bente said...

Beautiful post, dear Dore. Love Your signs.
Hugs from here

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dore, everything is absolutely fabulous! I would say wherever do you find the time, but the true artist finds the time, for they must always create, it is the passion that drives you. So many lovely things in so many mediums!I love them all! You are inspiring.

Unknown said...

So beautiful Dore. You have a talent to create such inspirational art pieces. And I adore the weathered gray wicker, it looks right at home. Love your styling!
xo Sally

cindy hattersley design said...

Dore I love that you brought the chair indoors! I bring my wicker dining chairs inside in winter and gather them around our pool table which we turn into an extra dining table. Love your new things in your shop. You are so talented!!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

It's always such a treat to read your gorgeous a breath of fresh air and full of sighs for the loveliness of it all...........

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Dore,
Laying of the Rose Wreath... I absolutely love this piece.. And your oil painting. Dore, you simply amaze me. There is such emotion in her expression. Beautifully done! Your room is a vision.
Wishing you a creative weekend.

Christel said...

Goodness Dore, I don't know what to comment on first! The beautiful painting, the comforting quite chair, or the Bird Song piece! I love it the most I think. What an inspiration you are!

I finally created a post about my little studio, come and take a peek when you have a minute XOXOX Christel

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Christal Hutson,
You amaze me with all your talent in wee-ness!



Cindy said...

Ahhh Dore... love the weathered wicker chair with the softest white pillows. I just want to snuggle in it with that beautiful book. ...and I wish i did have a sea cottage to hang your charming signs on! Your creations are always so elegant and soulfull.


Gail Peterson said...

Hi Dore...
love love love the wreaths that your creating, the hand made quality is such a treasure. Your interior looks like it would be so comfy and cool even in the heat of summer. I hope your ready for Autumn day's and nights filled with crisp breezes...i am!

Enjoy this last summer weekend!

Debbie said...

That wicker chair looks so inviting. It makes me want to sink down into it with a hot cup of tea, and a good book. Love your signs, and art work, Dore...especially the one with the chicken wire, and wreath...beautiful!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

the silver candlestick caught my eye...LOVE! especially beautiful photography, Dore.

chateau chic said...

What a gorgeous book that is so reflective of your beautiful French life and home, Dore. I adore the exquisite wreath you created as well as your very lovely art pieces! Dore, you are always so inspirational...the faded grays and whites throughout your home speak to so much peacefulness and calm. I just know that your home is a sweet haven away from the stresses of the world.
Mary Alice

DD's Cottage said...

Love the calming effect you home has and it just looks so easy and relaxing to be in. I love the weathered grey!

michele said...

mmmmmm. is there anything so gratifying as creating from the heart? love the chewed up paper pieces and admiring all your wonderful work, dore. best to you as summer slips away and i am left wondering where in the world it went. peace of the quiet greys and weathered whites to you.

Christel said...

Dearest Dore, your words at my door today brought such happiness. Thank you so much for your sentiment, and kindness. You are so colorful with words. It is in contrast with your subtle, and beautiful art, but makes a complete circle. Your art is soup for the soul for so many of us. You are an inspiration! Thank you so much dear friend, Im so happy that you visited, and that you "see" me! xoxo Christel

Kelly said...

I love the wicker chair you brought inside! It adds a lot of nice texture to the neutral space. I love the items you've made for your Etsy shop as well! You are so talented.

Unknown said...

You have such a magic touch with combining design - beauty and peace - everything always looks lke a place I could curl up in for hours with a good book.
Those signs are simply gorgeous Dore !

Burlap Luxe said...

Suzan...I want to curl up in your new old home. its all that my home was to be...The stone work is fabulous, I must look for a home old and new, perhaps on a weekend trip to the beach I shall think about a major move!


handmade by amalia said...

I love coming here, Dore, I immediately feel more calm and quiet. And I do like the beautiful things you are creating .

Lynne said...

How did I miss this post? J'adore the aged wicker in your home, Dore! Your art is beautiful. There is a special feeling of love, and a gentle energy evoked by it's creation. We are honored to have your creative presence in our home. I only wish that it was framed in a beautiful environment such as yours. I love how you weaved your "mots francais" into this post! I have been to your shop this morn'!
You have a few pieces that have been on my wish list!
Thank you for visiting 34 and inspiring me with your kindness!

"Create Beauty" said...

Lovely One!
Inspiration abounds in your presence! And I do feel your presence when I come to
your blog, the beauty, the weathered whites wash over me.

How I need to do a new blog post, and will.....

Our house sold, and we've been living at our 'new' place for a couple of months and
I've been working at making it our own, if only my $$$ matched my vision!!!!!

So far, the guest room is becoming marvelous. French Inspired. It will be the room
I come to for beauty and femininity ~ as my studio is in the middle of the house, it will
be less 'girly'. How I wish you could advise and inspire me on this room!!!!!
It's open to the dining room with a table-height cabinet dividing the rooms. And after coming in the front door, one walks through this room to get to the long great room in the back of the house. One wall has built in knotty pine cabinets where I house my computer, printer, etc. (I am wanting to paint them white but so far my husband is not convinced)

I plan to put my studio desk in here. I'm not sure what else.... the ideas will come.
I first need to get that desk from our other house, we still have some furniture we left
there for staging.

This journey would make for a good book! Moving from a new house we built on a tiny lot... with barely any yard maintenance to a 30 year old brick home on 1.7 acres with a pond.
We've been doing all sorts of repairs and projects!
The trees!!!!!! I love these mature trees!!!

I'm painting a little table today for the guest room. Soon, a blog post!

Yes, Mea's production was magnificent!!!!! One thing on my list is to paint my theatre
for the next production......

Keep bringing delight,

Little Farmstead said...

Oh Dore! You have been busy creating! Enjoyed seeing all of your work - simply beautiful. Xo, ~julie

white and vintage said...

Hello Dore,
I love the Frensh Style - so romantik! Thank you for these beautiful images.

Woodside Park said...

All so beautiful, Dore! I want to be the lucky little birdie that gets to live in your lovely birdhouse. Utterly charming! Happy September to you, friend. xoxox

farmhouse-story said...

what a charming corner with the beautiful weathered chair:) i've always admire your artistic skills and i simply LOVE your paper mache works, dore!! the rose wreath tugs at my heart:) have a happy weekend!