Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Salvage Dior Giveway " Burlap Luxe "

Three words come to mind when I think of my friend Dore Callaway


To celebrate my birthday with all of you I have chosen one of Dore's

gorgeous bird cage creations...

a French beauty...

my lucky girl will have this creation shipped to her

home from Dore herself...

More of Dore's stunning pieces

are in her Etsy Shoppe

to enter my giveaway

just leave me a comment on how you find inspiration...

Dore's work and her beautiful Blog

truly inspires me...

The entries will close Friday at midnight

and the winner will also receive

a surprise package

 from Salvage Dior as well...

 I truly was blessed this birthday...

I love being a July 31st baby...

utterly spoiled me rotten...

I was smitten with her coral creation on

the vintage candlestick with keys and crystals

 then I received the most beautiful

cuff that she made with vintage pieces as well

 even a pillow in my color pallette

We had the most wonderful time celebrating

at the Newport Coast

when we stumbled upon these two fellas and

thought maybe each of us should take one home

so we did... My love and gratitude to our dear friends

we love you both so much

my cup runneth over...

and a thankful note to my friend Rita

who sent me this lovely package

Just because... from Mammabellarte

besos Rita

ok ladies get your comments in

and I will annouce the lucky gal this weekend

my love to all of you

and an abundance of love to Dore




Happy, happy birthday, dearest Kate.

I find inspiration in anything creative. One creative thing (book, picture, idea etc.), gets my creative juices flowing.


The Smith Hotel said...

Happy Birthday Kate! Lovely Giveaway! Having a giveaway over on my blog too!


Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh Kate,
My heart is happy because you're happy!
So good your birthday was a memorable one filled with love, friendship & beauty.

I think the world of Dore and her creations, but mostly the care she gives to each piece she shares with us. I want this piece, she's created, I know so many people will too. I'm inspired when my heart's into the feeling and some days that happens and others not... I'm trying to learn not to push it to go with it because that's what works for moi.

Love your most thoughtful beautiful gifts for your special day.

Okay... happy night sweet, I will share your giveaway on my links too. So good, you stumbled on those fellas ;)

Unknown said...

Love your blog. The birdhouse is breathtaking! Let's see, what inspires me...so many things. One is junkin' at a great outdoors flea market especially in the Spring or Fall when the weather is crisp and slightly cool with promise of a good day! I come home with all type of ideas jotting them down in the car as I drive home. Tiffany

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate,
Happy Birthday!!! What beautiful gifts you received and what an amazing gift that you are gifting!! I absolutely love the photo of you and your husband in the last photo, your love and happiness shines through your smiles!
Inspiration hits me at odd times, it's not constant, but when it happens it truly makes me happy.Blogging has inspired me a lot and seeing all of the amazing creative women that are out there.
It was so wonderful to see you today, I'm trying to talk hubby into that amazing French side table you have in your space. Hopefully he'll say yes before its gone! :)

Marie said...

Belated Happy Birthday dearest Kate! Looks like you had a great day celebrating it with Mr. SD and friends. I find my inspiration everywhere but just really constantly amazed at how much talented bloggers are out there. Your weekly posts always inspire me! Keep smiling dear friend!

stefanie said...

happy b-day..hope its fabulous!!!!
i find so much inspiration and am in total awe of all the bloggers in blogland!!!
and that birdcage is to cutttteee!!!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sweet one!Mine was July 6th a great month huh! Miss Dore is one of my favs too, gotta love her sweetness~Cheers Kim

Seawashed said...

Beautiful Birthday wishes to you sweet Kate. I am in awe that you are giving one of Dore's exquisite french bird cages. I have many pieces of Dore's lovingly made creations. They are treasures of Sea Cottage. So glad you enjoyed your day. ox

Sweet Vintage Decor said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad you had a wonderful day… I find inspiration from all my fellow blogging creative friends mostly. Getting involved in the world of Blogging has given me SO much more to build on with my own creativity. So thank you for being one of them! I have a piece that I bought from your space at Country Roads when I first started reading blogs… And now I have my own space in a wonderful store… Thank you for inspiring me!

It's me said...

Lovely gifts you have had!!...like your pillow......congratulations darling.....love from me....xxx....

blossoms vintage chic said...

Hey B-Day Girl,
So very happy you enjoyed your special evening
out with us and thrilled you loved your gifts.
Looking forward to our next outing with those
fellas we found...LOL!!
Much love,

Annie Louise said...

So glad you had a wonderful birthday--well deserving. I find my inspiration through blogs, magazines, nature, and more frequently than I like, at 3:00AM in the morning, when I can't sleep : ( Happy birthday--may blessings abound for you and your family.

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Buon Compleanno Kate,
my inspirations come from so many places, too many. But I can say that the most of them come from all of you in blog land. I love the giveaway, please sign me up. Grazie Rita
P.S. the fella on the left keeps me entertained at the Marketplace,lol

Sue said...

Love your pictures and especially your birthday gift from the talented Miss Debbie! Beautiful. And Rita, a heart of gold! I find my inspiration from, you guessed, it...
Country Roads! How could I not when I'm surrounded by such talent!! And Bob in his cute little pictures reminds of that song, or was it a movie, "White Boys Can't Dance". He continues to keep me entertained ;0)

Take care, Sue

Unknown said...

Many birthday wishes your way.Inspiration comes through a passion within your soul,Pics can speak to you in so many ways.Words can touch you and make you feel you can do many things.Your blog has been many of this to me and so many other out there.So much talent and friendships built through blogging.I get looking that I miss working on my own.I always leave with inspiration.Have a bright day...Chickie

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi beautiful Kate, I am amazed at all the giving you do, well not that amazed you can't help yourself its who you are and what your all about! This is in part why I adore you so, not to mention the beauty you see in all of us out here in our blog world and the shop owners we deal with daily just like you!

Make sure you exclude my comment from the giveaway! I do not want to take from any deserving lady out there :)

See you soon and all your inspiring beauty girl!

Happy lated Birthday to you my dear friend!

Ido said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATE!!! Mille Mercis for that awesome giveaway! Wishing that you had the most amazing birthday ever, may all your wishes come true! You are a truly amazing woman, YOU inspire me!
Today is the 3rd but I hope you are still celebrating!
Love XXX Ido

Atelier de Campagne said...

Happy Birthday Kate! You have a beautiful blog. Love the piece by Burlap Luxe. Dore is amazing!


Unknown said...

...happiest birthday to you!
i am visiting from Dore's, i see why she adores you so ~
only a giver would give on their birthday:)

inspiration finds me, alot of times at the beautiful sea...and others, in this rabbit hole world of blogging women who are crazy gifted, such as yourself!
Dore's beautiful bird cages are simply to die for, and your gifts from Deb are gor-GEOUS!!!

xo, Rosemary

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Dahling! My man is a July baby too so we had a fabulous celebration.

Dore is a true beautiful soul and I love her so!! I find inspiration in her love, her gorgeous creations, and of course, all things vintage. I also find inspiration in the wonderful life that surrounds me...

peace, love & heART,

Sandi said...

I would so LOVE to win this beautiful piece. She is one talented lady! I get inspired when I look through my magazines...especially Jeanne de Arc!! Such beauty takes my breath away. Crossing my fingers and toes. hee hee

Sandi said...


Fishtail Cottage said...

Happy Birthday! Love love love anything Dore does! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such a stunning creation! xxoo, tracie

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Birthday, Kate!! What a magnificent piece by our talented Dore!! Thank you for this amazing giveaway...And one more thing--You are so beautiful!

Hmmm....what inspires me? I have 5 planets in the house of creativity, so maybe that's where it comes from.


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Happy Happy Birthday sweet Kate !!!
Dore's things are just gorgeous!!
I have to say that I find so much inspiration
from blogs ~ It can be kind of overwhelming at times because there is so much to look at ~


A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Happy Belated Birthday Dear Kate! Hope your year ahead is filled with refreshment for your soul, peace for your body, and love for your heart. You deserve them all!
To enter your lovely giveaway, I have to say I find my inspiration from all the talented ladies in blog land, as well as decorating magazines and books. Can never get enough of them!
Blessings & Hugs,

Heaven's Walk said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kate!! ♥ I'm so glad that you were blessed with a special day surrounded by friends and family! Thank you for this awesome giveaway from Dore! That girl is just amazing! What inspires me? Blogging. Plain and simple. The gals I've met, the friends I've made, and the projects I've swooned over all inspire me to try my hand at new crafts. Crafts that somehow, in someway...glorify God! :)

xoxo laurie

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Happy Birthday, Kate! Looks like it was wonderful and filled with sweet goodies! I am inspired by life around me...all of nature...and of course, all the talented people who share their creativity in blogland! Dore's creation is wonderful!

Karena said...

Happy, happy Birthday Kate. Of course I am so inspired by Dore's creativity and inspiration!

I love your coral piece, amazing!!

Art by Karena

I hope you will also enter my Giveaway from Dr Perricone!

Faded Charm said...

Happy Belated Birthday Kate! It sounds like you had a great one. thanks for the chance to win this lovely creation from Dore. Doesn't she make the best stuff?

Hope all is well and you are enjoying Summer:-)


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Belated Birthday Kate! So happy that you had such a nice day!
This giveaway is just amazing...Dore is so talented! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!
My inspiration lately has been coming from my memories of my Mom's home so many, many years ago...she was quite the lady! As I treasure hunt and come across some of the same things I grew up around I am inspired to find more and give them new life!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Happy Birthday!! :) I hope you had a great one! I think this bird cage is just sooo beautiful in so many different ways, it gets me thinking & inspired about many other ideas :) :) <3

Nanna said...

I am inspired by kind words, kind deeds and the amazing talents of others. Your blog is so beautiful and your own beauty shines through. Talent such as yours and Dore's stirs within each of us our own talents. You both have a gift. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ms. Kate ... my sweetest friend in Blogland. Boy what a wonderful giveaway and SO incredibly sweet of Dore. I just adore her as well. It's funny, I think I found her threw you and I started to follow her just after I started to follow you. By the way, your birthday is exactly 1 month before my youngest, she's gonna be 9, so it's easy to remember : ) Wish I was there to celebrate with you. Enjoy ~
Lots of Hugs,

Ron and Jamie said...

not looking to get the giveaway just wanted to say i find inspiration thru the caring of true friends and the mercy and grace the Lord has given me. love you girlie!!

vikki said...

Happy Birthday. Friends are the greatest blessings. I find inspiration by looking through all the wonderful blogs out there. Too many to list, I love each and every one.

Cottage and Broome said...

Hope you had a wonderful Birthday! Love, love, love, the bird cage I have a spot in my living room where it would look perfect! I am new to your blog it is lovely.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Happy, happy birthday.... My dad's was July 31st as well...

Now this is ONE FABULOUS giveaway.... please throw me into the hat too... I'd be thrilled to win this wonderful pressie..... And it was just my birthday too.... ;-)

Warm blessings,

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Happy Birthday! Oh, how I would LOVE to win just about anything that Dore creates! I am a big fan of hers and have been for sometime and she is my "paint sister" torn away from me at birth as we call each other. We have never met each other, but are determined that someday we will. Here work is wonderful and I am SO happy that I got introduced to your blog - via paint sister adorable Dore!

Thanks for sharing - I will be back soon!
Big Hug,

La Dolfina said...

Hi there,
I just popped over by way of my friend Dore.
It's lovely to find you.
I visited Country Roads in March when I came down to visit my son who is attending UCLA.
I didn't want to leave. I can see why you are so happy there :)
I've read through several of your posts and wanted to tell you what a beautiful soul you have.
It's uplifting to feel the positive and loving energy that you give out...
Keep it up, it's a gift to the Universe.
Happy belated Birthday.



Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy belated birthday dear Kate! I am not entering the giveaway, just stopping by to say hello. That bird cage is absolutely beautiful! And the gifts you received so wonderful. Have a great weekend. Tammy

Anne Marie said...

well Happy Birthday!! I love that last picture of you and your hubby - you look gorgeous!!

Anne Marie

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Happy Birthday....great photos!! That birdcage is stunning..wow,someone is going to be sooooo happy!!! x0

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday! The birdcage is stunning - thank you for introducing me to someone so very talented!Thanks for offering the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I think I am too late for the giveaway but if not count me in, you didn't say which Friday and this is your last post. I just found you while blog surfing, something I do for inspiration!

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