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





11 comments:

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

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

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  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

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    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!

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

    Val

    Barcelona Daily Photo

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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.

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  4. Beautiful place and good friends. Welcome home!

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

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  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.

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

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