Sunday, June 27, 2010

No Place Like Home


My daughter and
I returned 
home
from Savannah
last night.
It was an
amazing and
special week
on so very
many
levels.


But before
I can write
more 
about that ~
I've got to
take care of
loads
of
this:


So, while
I'm busy doing
laundry
and bills
making lists
groceries
camps
doctor appointments

I will introduce
you to some 
of the little
things that 
I missed
right here
at home....


Hello cozy bed


What's cooking, pantry?


I've missed you, comfy chair!
{And my little dog, too!}


Shower, you know me 
so well.....


Books, you
read my mind....


Teapot
Four o'clock
you and me


All of the
pretties
that sing to me....


.....Like my vintage
trophy collection.....


.....And gifts from
nature I like
to scatter around...

But
the things
that I missed
the most
weren't
things
at all.


It was 
them.

 Oh, but anyway, Toto, we're home. 
Home! And this is my room, and you're all here. 
And I'm not gonna leave here ever, ever again, 
because I love you all, and - oh, Auntie Em - 
there's no place like home! 

-Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz

[images:  photo 1 flickr {click for info}
others:  P&H]

42 comments:

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You're right, there's no place like home. It is our sanctuary and our respite and our heaven on earth. I'm so glad you're safely home with your cherished things and loved ones.
Brenda

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Welcome home! Your things are lovely indeed and well worth missing but how happy you must be to love and adore the things that really matter.

Beach House Living said...

Your trophy collection is wonderful. So hard to find those around here.

Things That Inspire said...

Sometimes the most satisfying part of a journey is coming home and smelling that special 'home' smell, and appreciating all of the little things that you usually take for granted!

cityfarmer said...

girl, you're reading my mind ... I'm DONE for the summer ... home
...done with farm sales, done with photo shoots, done with everything except, the garden,
my honey and HOME!

stop over for a chat

Grammy said...

So glad you're home safely. I can't wait to hear all about
scad and all of sparrow's adventures.

Sally@divinedistractions said...

I know how you feel. I'm always ready to get home to my own bed, my own chair and my own kitchen. I love to visit my family who live away, and I probably would like to see a few more exotic places, but I love coming back home! Glad you're back, and I'm eage to see your upcoming posts.

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Suzanne,
It must feel great to be home and back w/ your family!! I always miss mine so much when we're apart. There truly is no place like home! :)

xo,
Shellagh

Snappy Di said...

You silly girl. And Toto too!

Deborah said...

You're so cute!!
Isnt it the truth though?
Its so nice to get away but there really is no place like home!!

Home Sweet Home...

Deborah :)

June said...

Welcome home Dorothy...I mean Suzanne. Back from over the rainbow!
hugs

Low Tide High Style said...

Welcome home, and isn't it funny how excited we are to leave and how much more excited we are to get back home?!

Kat :)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Welcome home Suzanne! I love Savannah...just got back from Charleston area myself and oh, how I can not wait to get in my own bed!!!

Windlost said...

Glad you had a great trip and yes, coming home is the best part (well, if I didn't have to go to the office tomorrow that is...). Your house is beautiful - love the trophies, the comfy chair, the little dog(!), everything!

xo Terri

Julie said...

Feeling it right along with you. Thanks for sharing all the warm fuzzies that rise up when we return to our haven away from the hustle and bustle - our own little sacred spot where we best recline and find comfort from the outside world...
Love that quote and movie. It's why I have a little pair of red sparkle shoes on display...I only have to glance at them and feel the meaning. Hugs! enjoyed my visit.

La Dolfina said...

Ahhhhh.... so sweet. What a beautiful family you all make. I'm sure they missed you more, just look how clean they left the house! You are the blessed one :)
Thank you for visiting my blogs especially when you just got back!!
You are too good to me and your faith and encouragement mean the world Suzanne!!
Welcome home. Sweet Dreams.
Love you :)
xx

La Dolfina said...

Loved all the different shots of your home. So cozy and has you written all over it :)

Linda said...

Such a sweet post, Suzanne! It always feels so wonderful to get back home!!

Marie said...

There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there IS no place like home! Welcome back! xxoo

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Suzanne

Isn't it funny how so often when we go away - the BEST part is coming HOME!!!

Dorothy was a very wise little girl!
xox

paige said...

can't wait to hear more about your trip dorothy!
& see your fantastic photos
oh & see some of the art your daughter created!
welcome home

pretty pink tulips said...

Welcome home! Did I tell you that my husband grew up in KS? So....we've been by the good ole Wizard of Oz museum. No place like home!!!!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Coming back home is my favorite part of going on vacation (seriously). Isn't Savannah great?

Olive Cooper said...

I am glad you are reunited with your fellas. Sweet.

xo,
olive

Farmgirl Paints said...

Nothing like being away that makes you appreciate home more. You just reminded me I have laundry to do to. Glad you made it back. Can't wait to hear all about it. Enjoy your tea;)

pollydove said...

I LOVE this post!!!! You expressed yourself beautifully and I adore all of your photos!

Wizard of Oz ... LoVe!

Fearless Nester said...

Oh you said that so well! Loved seeing a peek of your home, everything is so beautifully elegant and soothing. Curious to know if your tea time is a.m. or p.m.!! Glad you're safely back home with your beautiful family Suzanne! ~Lili

Jeanie said...

Oh, yes! Coming home is the best part of being away in some ways!

I love this post! And in a couple days, you'll see one similar as I return to our cottage. I wrote it this morning, hit prepost because it's a heck of a week. But in it I speak of all the things I miss during the winter when we're not there! I love "thinking alike!"

hometown girl said...

funny i always feel that way, there is NO place like home. glad you had a nice trip. is that photo of your porch? it's gorgeous! have a nice week :) susan

Cashon&Co said...

i love your storytelling.....
sweet pics of your boys.:)
great teapot and Portmerion plates too!!!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Nothing like being away from home for a while to make you fall in love with your home all over again!

Laura said...

There is no place like home.
I agree completely, and yours looks especially beautiful and welcoming.
Enjoy re-entry!

Laura
White Spray Paint

PS. Thank you for your visits to my blog and your wonderful comments.

lisaroyhandbags said...

We travel so often across the pond and I agree - there's nothing like returning home to my bed that feels like meringue, my pretty things and the nature that surrounds our place. sigh. : )
You have some really lovely things! xx

Morning T said...

Welcome home Suzanne~ we are on the same page with our posts...there's certainly no place like home!
Hugs~
T

Mara said...

Hi dear Suzanne and welcome back home!!! I think that you love your home more and more every time you come back!

Hugs!
Mara

Marija said...

Walking through the door after some time away is always so nice. And am I crazy or do you see your house a bit differently after some time away - it's all about walking in with a new perspective. Beautiful pics of you home...I can see why you missed it (and them:)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I know JUST how you feel, sista friend! When I'm away from home, like I was the past few days, I miss all my pretties, too. I even miss my non-pretties. There's nothing like your own bed, right?

Gorgeous photos, m'dear!
Missed you!

XOXO,
Anne

Jeanneoli said...

I love Savannah...but there is nothing as nice as coming home.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a wonderful post Suzanne! As much as I love to take vacations, there really is no place like home. After being away, I love coming back to my own special place with all my special things - human, furbaby and all my pretties. It seems each time I return I see my home in a new perspective.

~ Tracy

Fern Valley Farm said...

I love the feeling of returning home after being away. I can see why you are so happy to return...such lovely cozy photos from your home and sweet loved ones waiting for you! Enjoy your home time!
~Elissa
P.S. Lovely blog you have here. I'll be enjoying reading old posts and new ones as well!

Firefly Hill said...

Savannah is such a charming city....but there is nothing like home!

annie

Kathysue said...

there is nothing like Home sweet Home and the ones we love. My hubby is my home, he is the other part of me and with out him I fill incomplete, Kathysue