July 24, 2017

Revealing Its French Soul

Burlap Luxe Nesting Boxes

Artfully Created
by
Dore Callaway
Who writes the blog,
Burlap Luxe
 
I Build From Vintage Salvage

"My soul is in the sky."
~ William Shakespeare

"Perched I Shall Nest."
 Gracefully weaving.
 

" Birds of Song."
A Bower-Bird who collects and litters his home with 
sea shells, building a beautiful home in the courtship of
attracting his mate.
   

Salvage antique French frames,
elegant in nature. 


Field Brocante Creatively Wild

Tree branches, twine, wood, wire and paper.
 Naturally chosen pieces for this artist and her
materials. 
 

French Book Art Ephemera

Artistically hidden when hung against the wall..
 

"May my heart always be open to little birds who
are the secrets of living."
~E.E Cummings
 
Painted
By
Dore Callaway
Burlap Luxe

My art can be found for purchase, Click Here...

June 28, 2017

White Welcomes Summer Clippings

A washed white of summer is what my home contributes these days.
Unexpected clippings with the leaves capturing the day.
~Dore
"Cottage Life" 

June 18, 2017

Shades Of The Sea...Sea Dream Catchers

 Burlap Luxe French Wire~Art
Created
by
Dore Callaway
Burlap Luxe 

Shades of the SEA...Sea dream catchers.
Entangled, caught and trapped from the sea.

My imaginative dream catchers are created with hands that gather from
the sea.
Intertwined wire with crusted sea foam capturing quiet dreams from
the deep sea. 
   
 A Storied Sea

Dreams that gather deep from the sea, oyster shells, sea pearls,
fisherman's netting all entangled in wire from the open sea.  
 Pieces of sea serenity can always be added to a
sea dream catcher

" Tied to the sea"
 Sweet sea dreams dot the shores.



 Sea Dream Catchers 
can be found listed in my etsy shop here at,

click on link HERE...



 Grey Sea
by
Artist
Dore Callaway
The writer of
Burlap Luxe

Sea entanglements

 I love the way the sea kisses our dreams, 
with whats trapped in a sea dream catcher.

 Sea Dream Catcher
10" round x 22" length with its hanging entanglements.

Sweet Sea Dreams

Can be found in my etsy shop
linked above, or on my sidebar.
xx
Sea Kisses  

June 08, 2017

French Artifacts Designed To Intrigue

 Burlap Luxe Home Designs

 French Artifacts Designed To Intrigue
 
 Country Modern Culinary Roadside Pottery

One-of-a-Kind,
 now! listed Burlap Luxe etsy shop piece.
Inspired by creating rustic and rural style pottery

I always aim to inspire you with artful imperfections; with every piece a
new tale.
 
 Country French Rural And Rustic

Delights in a number of flaws, decayed with the fascination in creating little
vessels of culinary delight.
 
 Vintage Brocante French Flatware

Every morsel is eaten...
Old little French stories they do tell;
in each empty vessel.
 
 Burlap Luxe etsy shop
where created with a face all to familiar in its designs.

SHOP... click link here...BurlapLuxe 

More new pieces listing the next few days.
.. 
My Hand Thrown (BL) Burlap Luxe Pottery
  
As a hand full of mud inspires, I imagine what next. 
 



Via, My Dreamy Inspiration

Kitchens like these inspire the best from me;
 in French culinary creations. . 

April 14, 2017

Living an AUTHENTIC LIFE...Somerset Life Magazine Feature

 Burlap Luxe Home

Full of GRATITUDE, and so honored to have been approached by
SOMERSET LIFE MAGAZINE,
for asking me if I would like to participate in their Spring issue 2017.
In every issues of Somerset Life, they have a section called
Blogs With A View, featuring artful blogs.
Of course I was quick to answer I would be honored, and
respectfully know what I would love to inspire Somerset Life 
readers with in my feature. 
 

The photos here may only inspire what will be found in
Somerset Life Magazine feature, I would not want to
spoil the inspiration I offer you all.

 

(Via Somerset Life)

Spring issue April-May-June 2017

Each 144~page issue of Somerset Life provides an abundance of
inspiring ideas to infuse our daily lives with simple pleasures, art,
romance, creativity, and beauty.
Insightful and entertaining articles illustrate touching moments captured
in poetry and artwork, and many other ideas to enhance our lives
with artful elements.
Somerset Life magazine will inspire you to make everyday extraordinary!


Living an
AUTHENTIC
LIFE

by  Dore  Callaway 

On the fringe of life, I found myself being the curator to
what was unfolding within me and in my design life. One
morning in January of 2010, I awoke to an encouraging,
meaningful quote by George Bernard Shaw: "Life isn't
about finding yourself, Life is about creating yourself."
   

 Somerset Life magazine feature...
Pages 36-45


 It's The rustic AND
romantic MIX THAT CREATES
A well-loved home.


Everything I bring into my Southern California home calls out
in flaws through design artistry, hinting at the history; it makes
for an inspiring place.
I am proud of my home and its authentic
French countryside spirit.

 

I embrace a dusty pale palette of 
darker shades of white influenced by distressed, tarnished, and
gently tattered remnants and objects.

 

I use my imagination to see that no object is hopeless if
looked at with vision and purpose.

 

Thank You

SOMERSET  LIFE  
Magazine

For joying my days ahead.

 

Blogging has allowed me the footing to build an online business,
a place to network and stay in touch with what's
being created all around me.

 

New Burlap Luxe Art

CYPRESS  TREES

Can be found in my Burlap Luxe online etsy shop.

Click link here at...Burlap Luxe Shop 

 

CYPRESS TREES
 
Hand painted on wood panel like our artist centuries ago.
Fogged in pale for an aged effect.

 

You can find your,

SOMERSET  LIFE
Magazine
At your local book and magazine sellers.
Barns and Noble, Costco, Jo-Ann's fabrics and crafts,
and various magazine racks, as well as online.

Click on link here at...

 

March 17, 2017

A French Bedroom...Simplicity In Rustic Elegance

 Burlap Luxe Living
In French style.

A country bedroom should feel airy with open space.
Giving this small French style bedroom a paleness
of touch.

A French bedroom is always distinctive of its simplicity.

An important piece in a French bedroom is the bed, never
allowing it to take over the room.
 

The French mirror plays a role in opening up the size
of the rooms small space. 
Placed over a favorite chest of drawers to reflect the
bed and the accented decorative pieces.
 

Mirrors are used in every room reflecting the light into 
its space adding an open airy feel to a room. 
In the case with my smaller room.
  
vintage Sawhorse 

I turned an old carpenters sawhorse into
a bedside table by adding a planked surface and 
trimming if off for rustic rural country feel.  

The French use of pieces once used with another
 function are often never discarded in a French
home.
When and item loses its usefulness,
its again admired as decorative.

Inspiring
 Spaces. 

March 11, 2017

The Need To Live In French-Style

 Burlap Luxe

French-Style
and
Spring Cleaning
 

Dusting, washing, and replacing back in place, and some in
new places.

 




Brocante
Inspires the art of a French home.
  
 

Relaxed with wrinkles

 

For spring clipping and snipping...
Found in my Burlap Luxe etsy shop,

linked here...Burlap Luxe 

 


 

French Apple Pie

 
My French rustic kitchen is serving,
French apple pie.

Spring