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HAVE A DREAM? My goal is to have our home published~oh how dreamy that would be~

There is no place like home

We recently had a photo crew come to our home.  What an absolute privilege on this earth to have an incredible photographer and team (!!!) come to our place.

ANDREW GRINTON, can you feel your ears burning? Yes, I am talking about you. Awesome guy.  Talented Soul.  Sweet, hard working….too bad ladies…he is married.  I already said I would smooch him once for taking such great pictures, so I better be careful. :-).  This is me, acting on my best behaviour.

I literally have a bazillion pics, and they are like having so many babies in a room.  Which one do you pick up first? They are ALL SO TEMPTING !

We used a rusted flower, created by a local artisan, to create the pool shower head.

This mosaic has a bit of a story.  I didn’t know how to draw a mermaid.  I stood in the shower stall and had my Mom trace me.  I did advice her to draw me skinnier with bigger breasts.  It is a mermaid with a sense of humour.  I also DEFACED Canadian pennies.  Confession time again.  It is ‘kinda’ against the law to glue pennies to a wall, isn’t it ? Ooops.  I did it in the name of design.

Oh, I love this Bali bed.  Great place to sit and sip …errrhh…tea.  I would never sip wine in there.  Just tea.

We live in a small town area.  This ART was created by a local artist, with an abundance of flagstone.  I think he had an abundance of something else GREEN as well….but I am not saying ‘what’ OUT LOUD.  Jokes.  Jokes.  I love repurposing items, and designing with repurposed items too.

The boat bench was created from a reclaimed fishing boat in Bali.  So different.  So easy to work with.  Great product, hand-made, and created with love.  Brilliant use of a fishing boat that would otherwise be in a landfill site.  Repurposing=my kind of design.  Makes one think outside the box.  That is a good place to be.

I found this rusty wheel in the old barn foundation where we imagined we could BUILD A POOL.  Now that is repurposing a BARN !!!   The walls surrounding the pool were the original stone foundation of  ‘said barn’.  The barn burned down many years ago and the land was used to gather garbage aka cool, funky, rusty finds.  I threw myself in front of the backhoe many many many times to get my hands on those funky rusty finds.  Who could resist?  Not me.

As soon as I can pull myself out of this hammock, and stop playing in the tree fort….I will meet you again with more HOME SWEET HOME photos…

Cheers !

18 Comments Post a comment
  1. Stunning!! Beautiful!! That looks like a great place to live..

    January 13, 2012
    • Thanks for stopping by and saying so. I stopped and traveled thru the music and writing in your blog too. Yes, it is a great place to live. Except on snow days =)

      January 13, 2012
  2. Amanda #

    Are you kidding me? This is your HOME? WOW! STUNN-ING!

    January 13, 2012
    • Yah, that’s home sweet home. If it makes you feel any better, when we first moved in…it looked much different then. My brother in law drove up the driveway and said “are you kidding me? Have you lost your mind?’ haha…

      January 13, 2012
  3. Popped over from Karens blog, OMG, beautiful, beautiful..I am pretty well speechless. You have a wonderful sense of style, loved all these pictures..they should be published in a great magazine…oh and love your humor.

    January 11, 2012
    • Thanks Brenda ! I doooo wish to have them published some day. Wouldn’t that be dreamy? *_*.

      January 13, 2012
  4. OMG that is brilliant! I adore your work! Guess I am not as contemporaneous as your regular subscribers! I swear I have fallen in love with this blog… Great writing! You’re an outstanding and talented person, keep up the individuality :)

    December 13, 2011
  5. Anonymous #

    Hi Lynne,
    We just met at my store in Flesherton. Amazing home – i love it! (I used to work for OurHomes magazine as a freelance art director – if you’d like I can forward your blog address on to a contact i have there.

    August 20, 2011
    • Speaking of loving something …..Sharin the love…I love your store ! I am going to be a regular. Look out ! :-)

      August 22, 2011
    • Yes, yes and yes…did I mention yes ?:-)

      August 29, 2011
  6. Absolutely amazing!!!! I love your home! Ok..I really need to stop using the exclamation marks but it is so beautiful. You are so creative. The 3rd pic is dreamy..I want an outdoor space like that. You have inspired me to keep going on with our home renovations.

    Btw..you will outshine it with light and love!

    August 7, 2011
    • Thank you KELLY ! I just did a post about twitter. Reminded me of you. We found each other there ! My first twitter friend :-)

      August 16, 2011
  7. I could just scroll through these photographs forever… every composition is thoughtful and so beautifully executed. I love your site.
    -Linda

    August 6, 2011
    • So kind of you to say so. I tried to check out your site too but no luck so far. Could you send me the link ? Cheers !

      August 16, 2011
  8. Anonymous #

    Lynne & Michael, your home is a piece of paradise! When I see the pictures of your home, it brings back memories of one of our most memorable vacations. Such a generous gift to allow Jimmy & I (plus two of our best friends) to stay at your home while you were in Paris. Each morning, looking outside to see virgin snow as far as the eyes could travel, beautiful blue skies, riding four snow mobiles through pastures and trails, building a snowman, pulling each other on a sled, and then……returning to your wonderful home. It was our daily ritual….every afternoon sitting on the rocking chairs on the side porch- glass of wine, guys drinking cold Canadian beer & smoking a cigar, returning to the warm kitchen, eating wonderful meals prepared by Julie, retiring to the living room in our comfy clothes, laughing and telling stories about how our day was. And, I have to mention….the outdoor kitchen & fireplace beside your pool. What a lovely place to snuggle by the fire! Being at your home is like stepping back in a Norman Rockwell painting! Yes, it is true- a home is built with love and dreams. And that my friends is known as the “Knowlton’s Home! “

    August 6, 2011
    • Anonymous #

      Message above is from Jimmy & Wanda Smith- Florida

      August 6, 2011

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