September 20, 2016

French Country Magazine...Rustic Trunk, And A Lantern

 Burlap Luxe Home

Makes for a beautiful mix in a simple fall vignette.

(BL) Burlap Luxe artist hand thrown pottery with the feeling of a French roadside find 
will feel rich and comfortable with authentic history in your hands and
~Dore Callaway
Burlap Luxe etsy shop  
 Comforts Greyer Days
with rustic farmhouse charm.
 Forced Misshapen Rural Mud

 Objects Of Desire

over 59 years ago my grandparents purchased a country home that was
already 250 years old.
In this home was family heirlooms that my grandparents 
became the new caretakers. Old film plates date this
rural farmhouse trunk back 250 plus years.

Its original milk washed French bleu paint was amazing, yet had been
painted over with a black-green that left me no other choice than to
strip it back to its rawness and add new history in a washed and 
distressed white... A lime waxed technique.

This trunk chest adds a sense of simplicity of all things peasant and
rural to my French home without a gap in it fitting in.
Thank You Grandpa, 
it is resting where it belongs 
 Solid Forged Iron Handles
Original to the piece.
 Dore Callaway of Burlap Luxe
wants to thank 
Country French Magazine Fall/Winter 2016
For a special honor featuring my hand thrown (BL) pottery
by Burlap Luxe 
in this special edition feature on page 79

1. Burlap Luxe Dishes

 Found here...
Nothing in my home is not of use or rustic beauty, the making of 
 perfect harmony.
Natural clay mud, French farmhouse style pottery
for friends.
 Grapevine Clipping

 Wrapped delicately by my hands for a simple fall wreath.
 Idea To Inspire A
 Seaside French Lantern

This vintage lantern made of hand forged iron trimmed in barley twisted iron 
was purchase from a beautiful seaside home yard sale in 
Malibu, California.

Washed in years of sea mist, aged in the beauty of white and galvanized grey.
A French lantern that needed to come with me and where would I hang it was not
my concern, I just knew I had to have it.

  It has moved about my home in a vignette or two and pushed aside in my 
home office space out of the way until now!

A Side Table Lantern Lamp

I wired the pendant length wire and chain with new wire, then 
attached a toggle switch for tuning it off and on.

Enough wire and a plug was added in length long enough to not
limit my moving it about and where outlets may be at my access.

Yes, it came to thought that I did not have to hang it quite yet, I could 
find some uniqueness in its use until a good fit is constructed.

 Perfectly aged with all the rightness of a patina to love.
Chippy whites layered on a patina of grey and
sea rust.

 Within this space it became interesting with light, and
it casts interesting reflections around the room.
  The Black-Eye Susan's
all dried up add to whats all natural in our
fall home.

Late In The Day

the light warms in the stillness.

Inspiring a lantern for a lamp. 

August 16, 2016

Letter Boxes...Rustic LOVE

 Burlap Luxe Love

Little salvaged boxes filled with letters and words of

Burlap Luxe home gathers words of love...
past and future.

Being A 
Gatherer of 
 Recipes To Love

Past and present.

My daughter Hannah's box filled with ephemera words,
poetic pieces of meaning, a collection of her Callaway grandfathers broken
watch faces, skeleton keys, crystals and coins.
All gathered with love.
 Garden Seed Box

Hand crafted with love, and found thrifting to love
all over again.
 Letters Spell LOVE,
Word Profound

Dore Callaway
Burlap Luxe 

I salvage for design and display.
A perfect word of love for a snug nursery, a wedding with
vintage rustic appeal, as well as a special gifting of
 Gathered Salvage
 Door Hinge
Hangs off the edge of a salvaged door-jam,
a perfect placing for a sweet dried petite bud, or
a gathering of wild clippings.
 Weathered and Rough-Hewn 
Rustic Pieces

Filled with window pane plasters and a 100 years of
age and decay. 


I love how my art evolves from a single slice of wood.
Artful Blogging Magazine Feature
Feb/Mar/Apr 2014
Pg. 6-13 
My home and written article
Dore Callaway Burlap Luxe  

Another one of my love signs, barn-wood and rustic elegant 

 My art in making this LOVE sign appeared on the book cover and
 pages of love In fifi O'Neill Prairie style weddings book.


Rustic and Romantic Farm, Woodland, and Garden Celebrations.

I am honored to be involved in the actual making of art that
is featured and then loved in the hands of those who purchase from my 
etsy Burlap Luxe of Burlap Luxe.

My featured LOVE sign is now listed for sale In my etsy shop,
click link here...BURLAPLUXE

August 11, 2016

French FarmHouse

 Burlap Luxe French Home

Pared-down dinning allows the rural and rustic of
natural Provence living.
 French Vintage Stone Dove

The latest piece that has moved in on my French living is
this stone dove aged perfectly. It gives my side-table a
feeling of something captured, or found deep in
the French countryside.
Decayed, Weathered, Chipped

It spoke to me.
Now looking for that perfect dove cote.
 Hand Thrown Burlap Luxe Pottery
When its in your hands, you understand its value.

My monogrammed (BL) pottery for Burlap Luxe
is set and will be all listed in time for my feature in French Country Decorating magazine
due in your local book sellers and magazine stands here about the middle of the
 month, published by Better Homes And Garden their special edition...
August 2016

This week my BL pottery will be filling up in my Burlap Luxe esty shop,
and custom orders will be welcomed.
Photo Burlap Luxe Home Setting.
This four piece place setting is now in the home of Kathryn,
New Hope, PA.

Kathryn has shared her new old French cottage foto's with me and I am 
charmed to see BL stacked along with a BL serving bowl on her
open shelves;
A rustic cottage full of inspiration.
 BL for Burlap Luxe Pottery

I added formal French flatware with rustic rural style, adding a creative approach to 
my BL roadside pottery style.
 Platter Bowls French Roadside Style.

Hand thrown and misshapen added a rustic rural feel to each BL piece.
little imperfections are embraced for its beauty and dinning
experience, and I feel it makes the food taste that much 
 Beautiful New With Beautiful Old Flatware.

Serves its purpose.

Vintage Stone Dove
There is no art of arrangement here, it just called to be placed.
My French Wire-Work

I love bending wire, creating is who I am.
This French egg wire basket is filled with 4 porcelain pottery eggs:
yes! and is also available at Burlap Luxe by Burlap Luxe etsy shop!

July 24, 2016

The Passage of Time...In All Its Paleness

 Burlap Luxe Home

Aged over the years, the old crock has taken on years of use, as well as a
patina of well used through its passage of time.

 I love using old pieces in rather not such common places in 
my home. Changing the look of a room can be as easy as,
a couple of old pieces salvaged from the kitchen to a
side table in a living room.

 Past  Makes  For  Perfect

Chips and rust from the clay body of this ironstone crock adds to
the patina of time. Well suites and increases living with age and 
character of all things old.

I wanted a little more charm to a side table, adding planks that helped it feel 
rural French added past to the present.


Iron urns salvaged from the outdoors, layered with gathered French
vintage pieces that tell a story in how and why living with
found pieces is easy.

Everything in this room and my home has seen...
 the passage of time.
There is a special joy in discovering new beauty in things
of old.

When I design I like to start from the floor up,
never overlooking how a pieces sits so grounded in its space.
Found listed in my, Burlap Luxe online etsy shop!
Artist Dore Callaway, Burlap Luxe
The effect of how I live certainly inspires the mood I create in.
My Latest art piece is a Cartapesta plaster hand-molded and shaped by
my hands, Sea Angel decayed by the salted air.
Inspired by being in the midst of the sea.

Stands: 8" 1/2 x 4" 1/2 wing span.


The Midst Of The Sea
decayed old sea weathered in French Nordic grey, seaside sand beige, layered in
decayed whites and bronzed golds.

My hand twisted French wire-work art crown sits firmly embedded, barnacled with sea 
glass and stones along with a tattered fragment of whats left of sea netting..

Known for my use of vintage book words ephemera,
the fitting gathered words...
 "the midst of the sea."
lines the hem.

In the shades of my crusty gathered French oyster shells, this
angel of the sea came about.

 " The sea, the sea, the sea. It rolled and rolled and called to me.
Come in, it said, come in."
~The Wanderer 

Burlap Luxe etsy
"Inspiration is all around me"