December 31, 2017

French Theatrics Of Salvage


My latest theatre of the arts, I design and create from
 rustic salvage wood.
Along with my bending of wire art and paper doll and 
cartapesta mice.
 Salvage Wood

Chosen and cut to dimensions, using the best pieces showing
signs of weathered and decaying inspiration.
Every piece gets wood glued and screwed, adding all the
rightness to a French theatre of song and
Theatre Taking Shape 
 Moldings, picture frames, chair rungs and drawer pulls for finials
are often found in pieces of furniture I salvage from their past.
History in such pieces inspire my art in building forgotten
 treasured play.

This Theatre hangs on a wall.
22" in height x 17" in width x 6" in depth.

Vintage paper ephemera I collect, papering a backdrop wall.
Yet, I nudge along its brittle aged look with tearing and
piecing it together so this wall takes on a look
of centuries old.
 Paint And Tattered Curtians

A paint treatment I give it to preserve each piece rustically.
I have still yet to lay the planked stage flooring, adding
a bit more moldings and its vintage music box
under the stage base.
Hopeful in completion soon, old wood salvage finds can not be

Threate Quote
"Look, a new day has
Stage play

Looking forward to a creative new year ...
Curtain Call  

Nouvel An
(New Year)

 A Happy New Year
and all it 

November 29, 2017

French Holiday Home...Oysters And Tree

Burlap Luxe Home
Season greets with a simple greeting of the use of a
natural pine, beaded garlands and silver glass crusty and 
aged to feel decayed in ancient times.

Natural tones of tree bark beige and
tarnished grey.
Wrapped up and tied in twine.

 Oyster Garland
30 foot garland for your holiday tree, or drape it in
French culinary style from your farmhouse beams, 
as well as styling for a beach style wedding.

You will find this latest creation of mine, hand-
knit and weaved through a hand drilled hole
in each oyster shell.
Dore Callaway
Burlap Luxe

Salvage Tin
A salvage piece of tin written message is  from
vintage book ephemera
Holiday message of gathering and peace.

Washed From The French Sea
French Culinary
Should I make oysters, yes, and some for the 

Here Listed In My BURLAP LUXE Shop
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All things French culinary, French from the sea.
Holiday garland,
Un Joyeux Noel

November 24, 2017

Main-et-Loire, Bleu du Maine Sheep...French Home

 Writer and Artiste of Burlap Luxe

Created in wire forms and cartapesta.
Fashioned after, and wanting them to feel as if
they had been artiste created in the 
19th century.

Hand sculpted BurlapLuxe One-of-A-Kind
Blue-du-Maine Sheep,
a domestic breed originated 
in Western France.

I have painted the faces rustically, in decay to take on 
an old world look and feel to this flock of
French bleu faced sheep.
 I design and create around my French cottage;
 inspired from within.
 A rustic style does not have to lack in 
value or beauty..

After the body and legs of primitive style are created,
I mummy wrap them in cloth to emulate their hide.
Then sheared in livestock virgin sheeps

This flock of 5 would look great corralled in a
holiday display, or placed in a rural farmhouse

Listed Now!!
In my
Burlap Luxe etsy shop...
Dore Callaway

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Here at Burlap Luxe, my French cottage home,
is where pieces that have become tired in their use;
become something of better use.

I took and marked off the sides of this 100 plus year old
desk. Cutting each end off to the surface desk top, I
then used salvage old wood planking the surface;
turning a desk into a side table.

I have created more function and use from an old desk that
once sat in a space for looks and storing clutter.

Yes, this French iron lantern from a Malibu California,
seaside homes estate sale I placed dibs on in seconds of spotting it.
 I extended the wiring adding a toggle switch and plug to
the end, it then became my added lighting.

Statement piece? indeed.

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Inspiring salvage finds, living with them artistically.

November 13, 2017

French Crown Wire-Art...All Is Calm

 Burlap Luxe French Wire~Art...
My Wire In Creating

My hands take to bending and twisting wire into wire and
cartapesta crowns.

The making of a beautiful unique tree topper for
your Christmas tree.
As well as a winter wedding cake topper or,
any season.

I adore wire art, be it pieces I weave into my French home designs
or create myself...
All with unfussy finishes,
 Patience Is A Virtue
 Tin Tag

I love the unexpected, where a bit of reclaimed old adds to
its statement charm.
Vintage brocante, adds all the rightness in its message from
old tattered vintage book word ephemera.
"European art treasures"
 Materials Unique
 Aged In A Tarnished Old


Can be found in my BurlapLuxe.etsy shop
 Dore Callaway
Burlap Luxe

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Here in my home, in my daughters room is the
love of French wire art.
(Vintage and not my art)
My One-Of Varied Designs 

Holiday Cheer

With personal touches
Giving Of Thanks
Country French 
Rustic and Rural. 

September 28, 2017

French Spirit And Nordic French Holiday

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Painted by the writer of Burlap Luxe

Holiday Stockings
(Shown here in vintage Matelasse)

29" x 5"  
My One-Of-A-Kind Pattern
Dore Callaway
Burlap Luxe
Imaged after Nordic in style 17th century hung ladies stockings.
PATTERN available only in my Burlap Luxe etsy Shop!
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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.

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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.

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Dore Callaway
The writer and artist
Burlap Luxe