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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy All Saints Day!

Did you have a Happy All Hallows Eve?

I so enjoy creating memories with my children on holidays and everyday.

VIRGIN AND CHILD  French (Sculptor)  1480-1520 (early Modern)  stone	  (Sculpture)  H: 27 15/16 in.  Champagne, France (Place of Origin)

Saint Mary with Christ child

I am spending the day putting away the few Halloween touches but the harvest themed décor remains. Later, I may walk the dogs over to the park around the corner and enjoy a tiny picnic.

Saint Francis, Patron Saint of Animals

Everyday I check on my little garden and putter around here and there.

St. Fiachra, Patron Saint of Gardeners

I must be honest that I am breathing a big sigh of relief that the “31 Days of Décor” series is over. But I am glad that I did it as I learned a few things about myself:

When it comes to blog posts I prefer quality over quantity.

Coming up with such posts in a short amount of time was stressful and took the fun out of blogging for me. If I were to consider ever doing such a thing again I would have several posts written well in advance.

Having only so many hours (or sometimes minutes) in a day to blog and having to write so much left me unable to visit my friends. (Insert sad face.)

I will continue to write design posts on specific styles because I really enjoy it and there was tremendous response and feedback.

I am still wondering if this writing exercise in any way, shape or form molded me into the woman I want to be.

St. Jeanne d’Arc

I do know that I am a bit burned out and there is SO much to be done at Décor To Adore manor to prepare for the upcoming holidays. I think I may paint my St. Anne so that I can create a vignette like this come December:

I just found a sweet St. Anne who will nest among the baubles perfectly.

I plan to devote the next few days to working on our guest room and my office.

I’ll be back on Monday.



Jen said...

Enjoy your time away from the blog! Your series was well done, but I am sure it did take much time. Your readers appreciate it, though. =)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Enjoy the time away ... I know that it's not easy to keep up when you want to do so much more :)

Kelley Highway said...

Who wants to be chained to their blog?

Me either. *phew*

See ya Monday! Enjoy your "break."
~ Kell

michele said...

especially loving joan of arc this morning so thank you for these inspiring images.

hope you'll stop by...i am now happily sharing photos and info about my paris trip!

smiles to you.


Julia C. said...

Happy Saint Days to you too.
Thank you for your comments in my blog. Julia

The Working Home Keeper said...

Happy All Saints Day! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Mary Ellen
The Working Home Keeper

Teresa said...

Happy All Saints' Day!

martinealison said...

Aujourd'hui en ce jour de la Toussaint, nous sommes tous à la fête !...

J'aime particulièrement la photo de votre Saint Fiacre.
En ce qui me concerne j'affectionne Sainte-Thérèse, la sainte de la famille.

Je vous envoie de gros bisous

Debbie said...

I'm so impressed with those of you who were able to do the 31 days. It was exhausting, I'm sure. I have trouble getting a single post out lately.

Happy All Saints Day to you! I loved the photos and statues in this post. Just plain gorgeous.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

I am amazed by your creativity and energy and greatly have appreciated your posts. Bisous