April 11, 2009

Welcoming Ways...

One of my favorite things to do when family and friends arrive at our home, is to greet them with "benvenuto" (meaning welcome in Italian). Our intentions are to make people feel good, and as a Host and Hostess, that is the start of our plan.

We have a quote (author unknown) that is stenciled at the top of one of our living room walls. You may need to enlargen the picture. I took the photo in December, so the lighting in the house was different. The quote does not dominate the room, yet it is pronounced enough to see, and promotes lively conversation. We sincerely mean the feelings that are behind the words. We love when people stay, laugh, eat, enjoy the music, and leave with some wrapped food. We want our guests to feel welcome and warm inside. It is what we do.

Happy Easter and Happy Passover to you. For those of you who celebrate neither, I wish you a beautiful day!


  1. Goodmorning:-)
    Thàt is so much my philosophy as well for our home! Even leaving with the wrapped food is a must.
    A Happy Easter to you too.

  2. Love your thoghts, and the words of inspiration behind them. Wonderful to look at this quote everyday!

  3. That looks so pretty, I love it! I'll bet your friends love getting an invitation to your house!

  4. What wonderful words to live by... your home sounds like a warm, welcoming place to be.

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog.

    You must be thrilled that lavender season is coming.

  5. A wonderful way to welcome your friends into your home.

    Happy Easter! xoxo

  6. And so your wonderful welcome extends to those visiting your blog as well!
    Molte benedizioni e felice Pasqua.

  7. I love this. I have thought of lettering something around my diningroom wall- but haven't done it yet. You are a generous host and your welcoming ways will have people living well and laughing often.

  8. You wrote a very nice comment at pve's site. Beautiful!!! x, Carmie.

  9. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  10. Those are great words to live by!


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