December 21, 2015

A French Winter Production

Burlap Luxe Designs

French theatre designed and built
by French architect,
Dore Callaway
(Burlap Luxe)

Majestic French Theatre
presents a Noel musical
production of...
French winter mice.
December 21 through January 1

Hidden deep in the secluded French hillside
sat a majestic aged French theatre built centuries ago,
by the hillside mice.

A theatre where a charming audience of field mice every
winter looked forward to a production of,
Un Joyeux Noel winter mice musical.

The Beauty and Design

Enhanced the experience of their performance.

Candle lit stage

A magical performance, twinkling candlelight for an
inviting performance that delighted the young and old
The hillside theatre sat really in the most magical place untouched for years, and only then that magical season of greetings would the hillside mice come out to play in 
 theatrics of, a winter performance of, 
 a French Noel musical. 

Tattered Banners

Hung with a whimsical wire ladder.

I Loved The architecture

The minute I used it.
Little mice were the muse in why it was

Nestled and Embraces Winter

Washed in whites and aging greys, touched
with golds with my paint brush in hand.  

Gathered History and 
Beautifully Faded

Quintessentially French

(My created hand twisted French wire chandelier)
sets the stage. 

Fringed, Frayed, Theatre Curtains

A Glow of A Production Seen Afar.

The Hillside Theatre

Now relocated from the hillside story of France, the theatre entertains this winter in my studio where its history, age, 
and beauty acts out...

The magic of a winters Noel.

This French theatre was built with gathered antique 
salvage, old reimaged wood planked stage floors,
and staged with my hand twisted wire, and
paper ephemera mice.
by me 
 Special Theatre Productions
Please visit...

Vera, here at...Row Homes And Cobblestones 

Thank you my sweet friends for your
Joyeux productions.  


Méa Strauß said...

I love it, love it, love it.
Doré, anyway - it was your and Miss Claras doing, getting me hooooked, I am addicted to mice... and theatres :))
I will follow, having the liitle end to my mousefairytale on the 24. of december, maybe you want to come visit, be my dear guest.
The theatre with the ornaments so vulupterous (help me!! What a word for a German, oiii, I hope, I did write it correctly), so nobel, every home would need one like this.
So applause applause applause, I bow, so wonderful to look at these pretty mice, coming out of a fairytale.
You made them com alive!
Huggiiiies from Méa, my sweet friend, who is really happy now, as you know, what your theatres DO with me ;))

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Dore ..... the theatre is a masterpiece ..... so magical ..... like something out of a film.
I wish Special Theatre Productions many, many more performances, playing to huge crowds !!!!! XXXX

Victoria said...

Ahhhh, this is magical Dore! I love the little ladder and the tiny chandelier!!! Such a beautiful piece!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


What a magical theatre you have created! ♥♥♥

There's something about European mice at Christmastime, too...........

Unknown said...

Adorable! It reminds me of Burl Ives Santas Mouse, a song I grew up listening to every season. Love all of the tiny little things, so sweet. Xo Sally

Unknown said...

this must be the most adorable theatre I have ever seen <3.So enchanting and magical.If it would be mine I would look at it all day long with a big smile on my face.
Warm hugs,

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh my word this is so cute!! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas, Dore!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dore, Bravo. What an enchanting and adorable theater set filled with adventure and charm. Love all the tiny accents you've created. I am visiting from Vera's production and link here. So enjoyed my visit this morning as we approach the big day!.
Wishing you a special season and very Merry Christmas.

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

I can never get enough of your little theatre productions, Dore. The architecture, tattered touches, little mice... all so absolutely perfect!!! What would Christmas be without a toy theatre? :)
All my love,

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh my so beautiful. Love that twisted wire chandy. So lovely all of this. Beautiful theatre. Merry Christmas.

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, i really love your théâtre. It is amazing, perfect.
Hugs Kuni

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Dearest Doré,
Being blessed with your friendship fills my heart with happiness. i am so glad this year once again Lin, you and I created our Christmas presentations. I loved the warm glow in your theatre, the tattered touches for those are certainly lucky field mice to enjoy the architectural splendor of your theatre.
Sending love to you and Hannah for a magical Christmas,


superschön - und verwunschen!
Ich wünsche Dir ein wunderschönes und friedliches Weihnachtsfest, Jacqui

A Joyful Cottage said...

Gorgeous, Dore! What amazing talent you possess. Merry Christmas! ~ Nancy

Unknown said...

Dreamy, know how to create such moods. Your attention to details is always inspiring and remarkable.

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

Love, love the scene, especially the stage, mice, chandy, well just everything. Merry Christmas, Di

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
You have filled my heart with joy! Your Theatre is magnificent. BRAVO!
Just like stepping into a French storybook.. Your talents are endless, dear friend.. Thank you for your friendship and encouragement this past year.
I am blessed.
Bebe sends her love, she too enjoyed!
Sending you a warm hug!

the gardener's cottage said...

how utterly sweet and charming dore! merry christmas to you. xo

JoanMarie said...

Oh Dore...what a wonderful magical sight to behold. Stunning and so precious. You are a master at creating such gorgeous pieces and thank you for sharing so much of your talent. Christmas Blessings to you and a very very Merry Christmas!

Sherry said...

gracious beauty. is it strange that my favorite part of your design is the tattered banner against the perfect backdrop? the tattered and the sublime. :)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Dore, I'm in love with it. It is so magical and beautiful. I love the mice. Someday my daughter and I might have to try to make our own version. She makes mini sets for Petshops, so this appeals to her. Merry Christmas to you and your family. xoox Su

DD's Cottage said...

magnificent! Stunning and beautiful theatre Dore! I love all the tattered bits too!

Debbie said...

Your theater is magnificent, Dore! I love all of the twisted and tattered pieces you've fashioned to adorn the grand old stage. Such talent you posses.
Merry Christmas,Dore'.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Delightful and enchanting! Makes me want to get lost in that little world.

It's me said...

Oh doré this is so Nice it.......
Merry Merry Christmas love Ria ❤️❤️❤️

Katie Mansfield said...

So gorgeous.

chateau chic said...

Dore, your theatre is magnificent!! I'm taken with your attention to detail in creating this gorgeous theatre.
Such a delight...thank you for all of your beautiful inspiration this year through your blog and words!
Merry Christmas to you and your family,
Mary Alice

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Your production is fabulous, thank you for sharing, Dore.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Woodside Park said...

Greetings, Dore -
Such a festive production! So much flair!! Encore, s'il vous plaît :) Merry Christmas and a Happy 2016 ahead!
Jingle, Jingle -

Karen said...

It's magical Dore! Merry Christmas.

Karen said...

It's magical Dore! Merry Christmas.

handmade by amalia said...

What a glorious post, Dore. Nothing can beat the magic of theater. Happy holidays.

by meisje said...

Dear Dore, I´m always in heaven when I read your wonderful post and see your very, very pretty pics! You`re so kind of magical!!! Now I wish you and your family a joyful christmastime!!! make a wish! With lot`s of love, yours, Meisje

Méa Strauß said...

Hei-Hou and merry christmas - I linked your post, mine is online,
Huuuugs from Méa :))

HWIT BLOGG said...

Best wishes for a LOVELY Christmas!
Love from Titti

Gail Peterson said...

Merry Christmas Dore,
Your french theatre is a special treat for your holiday decor. The details are charming & it seems of something long ago.
I wish you the quiet beauty of the season today and always.

La Petite Gallery said...

Happy New Year. You have the most interesting post's, it's really great.
Wishing you the very best for 2016, Can't believe I made it. yvonne

"Create Beauty" said...

Encore! Magnificent and Magical my dear theatre productionness!!!!

It's been delightful to come see this!
~ Violet

Rhonda said...

The magic of magical.
I hope you had a Merry Christmas, Dore

La Petite Gallery said...

This post made me think of Anita.
It's wonderful and so are you. Happy 2016. yvonne

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dore, your theatres are sooo magical! I love every last detail, because the details are where you really shine. Amazingly beautiful! Keep inspiring.
Have a happy and blessed new year!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

My Dear Dore,
I have been scrambling with unpacking, baking and the festivities of the Christmas season. But there was not one thing that was going to stop me from visiting this joyful, artful, magical and wonderous production! I am enjoying the details you have so lovingly created from tattered banners to the handmade chandelier.
Wishing you all the joys of the final hours of this year and may next year be filled with abundant good health, laughter, love and the Blessings from our Dear Father In Heaven.

joanna said...


Stopping by to say I hope that the next 366 days are filled with beautiful new creations, reaffirmations of love, good health and promises for a brighter happy and prosperous future, as we ring in a New Year 2016.

Love your work, brings joy to my soul whenever I look at what you create.

Vertraeumtes Stadthaus said...

Liebe Dore,
vielen Dank für Deine lieben Worte auf meinem Blog ich habe mich sehr darüber gefreut. Dein Blog ist wunder wunderschön ♥ I love it ♥
Happy New Year und alles liebe Bianca

michele said...

oh it is enchanting and full of wonder, just like you. you are gonna be the most popular grandma EVER someday with tricks like this to make the holidays magical. love and peace.

June said...

You create magic in everything you touch my dear! I am in awe of the artist you are. I love the beautiful holiday production and I'm sure all the field mice were on their feet and cheering wildly!!!
Have a wonderful New Year!
hugs from me...

Cindy said...

Ok, i need someone to have a grandchild right now so i can get one of these precious, exquisite little theaters! I can just imagine playing in it with a little one. They are too wonderful to even bear...