September 23, 2017

Birds And Fall

 Burlap Luxe 

Its impossible to explain creativity. It's
like asking a bird, 'How do you fly?'
You just do.

Designed and Created 
Dore Callaway
Who writes the blog
Burlap Luxe.
 My Very Soul Is, And Always Will Be Creating


I am so looking forward to fall.
Maybe its the new grey sweater I bought?

"Beauty, such grace as I see in one autumnal
birds face."

You will find this latest art piece artist signed
Dore Callaway 
and listed in my Burlap Luxe etsy shop linked here.

click on...

August 29, 2017

Burlap Luxe Salvage French Home

Burlap Luxe
Salvage French Home

"The Love Of Beauty" 

Rarely, will a piece make it into my home
 before I give it a paint finish.
 French Iron Lantern

Salvaged from a Malibu seaside home 
remodeling job.
I had my sights on this spirited piece,
finding comfort in pieces with
history and age.
 Washed By The Salted Breeze

"Gracious it sits as a side table lamp, 
lighting pieces with country French style."
 A Mix Of Antique European Style

"I love the mix of pieces that curate a style of
 relaxed rustic French".

 Ticking And French Linen

Old and rural a fabric of choice
 Rustic Paint Finishes

I love creating heartbreaking old finishes.
 French Shutter

Naturally weathered and will be refinished in
a paler patina of what I call old.
 Burlap Luxe Art
~Dore Callaway

Latest rose wreath art piece made of cartapesta, salvage wood, 
garden wire, and paints adding a French feel to this 
art piece.

Hand sculpted roses, leaves and twigs in cartapesta mounted on
layers of salvage rustic woods and vintage wire mesh that spoke to me 

Created In Rustic Decay

Artistically created with heart and soul.

 Vintage Dictionary Ephemera
Three main classes of garden roses.
 Burlap Luxe Art
Will be found in my Burlap Luxe etsy.

Linked here, click on link...Burlap Luxe etsy shop

Dore Callaway
The writer and artist
Burlap Luxe

July 24, 2017

Revealing Its French Soul

Burlap Luxe Nesting Boxes

Artfully Created
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

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
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.
"Cottage Life" 

June 18, 2017

Shades Of The Sea...Sea Dream Catchers

 Burlap Luxe French Wire~Art
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
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.
Sea Kisses  

June 08, 2017

French Artifacts Designed To Intrigue

 Burlap Luxe Home Designs

 French Artifacts Designed To Intrigue
 Country Modern Culinary Roadside Pottery

 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
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

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
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


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


Can be found in my Burlap Luxe online etsy shop.

Click link here at...Burlap Luxe Shop 


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


You can find your,

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.

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