Sunday, December 09, 2012

A Lovely Welcome Home - December 9, 2012

The same dear friend that gave me a farewell soiree, prior to my departure for 
India, hosted a welcome home for me - in combination with a birthday party for
another friend.  It was a lovely occasion, on a rainy San Francisco day.  Inside her
beautiful home, however, it was warm and cozy, for man and beast alike.  There 
was a feast ( which we had to move to higher ground as our four legged friends
wanted to share ) and superb wines ( I had been lamenting my lack of such
during my stay in India ).  I am so blessed to have such wonderful people in my
life.  While I do miss India, having such special people here makes my visits home
especially nice!

I can never remember all the doggie's names

Roosters & chickens are among my friend's many collections

Spanokapita and brie to start

An incredible house filled with collections

I find something new every visit

Chickens and roosters and lovely chests

I wonder who dusts all this!

Million dollar views of San Francisco

A beautiful bathroom

Too dreary to be outside today

My favorite spot to sit

A houseful of art and music

Lovely pieces from all over the world

Pretty Tiffany lamp

Something beautiful in every corner

A little Lord Ganesha to remind me of India

Another Asian treasure

Small ornaments hanging from branches of wood

Comfy seat

Sweet Ranger

Don't remember her name

Mark has a lap dog

The sweetest dog ever!

Looks like she should be in the Ididarod!

Much of the night, she stayed on the couch next to me....nice heater!

This is a Japanese breed of which I'd never heard

Look at those blue eyes

Preparing a take home "people" bag


  1. I am glad you had such a grand welcome home party, Carmen! And that house is full of treasures for sure :-)

    1. Icy - Verena's house is like a museum and, each time I'm there, I find something else I love.

  2. What a lovely home and what a collection of dogs! The blue eyes of the Japanese dog are very unusual.
    You have some very interesting and lovely friends.
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

    1. Maggie May - I do have a varied and delightful bunch of friends - all over the world. I count you among them and wish we could meet!

  3. With lovely welcome like that I would always go so far away. There is nothing better that come back home. Hugs.


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    1. Valery, it's true, as much as I enjoy India and traveling, there's nothing like coming home - but, after a few weeks here, I'm ready to head out again.

  4. Beautiful place and good friends. Welcome home!

    1. Joan, it's good to be home for awhile but, already, I'm look at airfares back to India!

  5. Welcome home! And congratulations on the coming grandchild. Travel to India agrees nicely with you. I hope you enjoy your time at home just as well.

    Your friend has lovely eclectic taste.

  6. What a lovely welcome in a lovely house. My Simi says "Hello and woofs" to the doggies.x

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