Friday, February 10, 2012

When one door closes... a give-a-way from Burlap Luxe

“When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look 
so long and so regretfully 
upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
- Alexander Graham Bell -

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one, which has been opened for us.”
- Helen Keller -

What beauty we can create 
by viewing our doors differently.

The ever beautiful and talented Dore Callaway from Burlap Luxe  is offering a hand made miniature French Opera Theater - valued at $120 dollars from her Etsy shoppe.  You have only to spend a few minutes at Burlap Luxe to know that life is a series of open doors for Dore.  She creates beauty from the lessons.

Her creation of the Opéra Théâtre is but one example of allowing herself to be inspired and then creating something lovely from within that inspiration.

Opéra Théâtre appeared in the Paris department store Etrennes catalog for many years, circa 1875. Originally crafted to entertain child's play, adults found creative pleasure in producing performances as well.

Théâtre size: 16" length 13"1/2 height 7" depth
If we take a moment to speak aloud what inspires us, we honor nothing less than our souls. 
Too often, we allow our world to become too loud & distracting and we miss our purpose, evident in....
Grace:  Grazia (Italian)
The simplicity of beauty, always around us if only we could see...
 The restful elegance of quiet moments give an opportunity for our Truth to be heard....if only we would listen.

The strength in the beauty of simplicity.  In the end, all would agree, Life is in the moments....
and the details of those moments....
is what we remember.
 To truly rest into who we are meant to be in this world is an art unto itself. 

Treat yourself to Dore Callaway and Burlap Luxe for inspirazione (inspiration), bellezza (beauty), & cuore sincera (honest heart).

Be brave.
Send a note, make a telephone call, and let that person know who they are in your life. 


  1. Thank you Kim,
    you have touched the edges of my heart deeply.

    You amaze me with all you say and do brave one.

    I am truly touched (Tear)

    See you soon

  2. Beautiful sentiments and photos you have posted here.
    Gentle reminders of how life should be.

    barbara jean

  3. Beautiful post! I love the quotes; especially the one from Helen Keller. Love this!

  4. Oh Kim...I have reread this post five times now! It truly speaks to me. How I would love to sit with you over a cup of coffee and just talk about all of this.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful and thoughtful inspire.

    Heading over to visit with Dore and I am sure I will be touched all over again.

    janet xox

  5. The music on your blog is as enchanting as the photos and message. I try to keep my eyes on the present not the past so I see the opportunities and not just wallow in what could of been or should of been. Thanks for sharing you gift for joyful living!

  6. Kim, if you visit my blog there is an award there for you :)

  7. Beautiful post Kim!
    I've been enjoying reading through posts & seeing photos of your beautiful home & dogs ♥

  8. Inspiring post! I'm your newest follower.
    Mary Alice

  9. Lovely and so inspiring!!!
    So happy I stopped by today:)