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Old 06-21-2013, 11:02 PM   #7801
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This is the view you get as you come in the kitchen door.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:12 PM   #7802
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The dining area, nice view outside from here.

The antique table and chairs were retained by Mrs. Coco from when she used to have an antique furniture store in her past life. These items are built to last for hundreds of years...and they weigh a ton!
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:14 PM   #7803
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The back wall of the front entrance.

The barley twist table is another piece from Mrs. Coco saved from her furniture days.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:16 PM   #7804
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And this is a close up of the needlepoint "Spirit of the Eagle" which was stitched by my Mum a few years before she passed away.
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This one is of the living room area taken from right in front of the kitchen counter.

That antique desk/bookcase has an interesting story behind it.

Many years ago, when our family first arrived in Canada, we looked after an apartment building at 7th and Quebec in Vancouver. The building has now attained heritage status and is named the "Quebec manor".

During our tenure as managers (my job was to clean out the garbage chutes every day!) one of the tenants was leaving the building and he offered this piece and another similar one to my parents for the princely sum of $50.00. My cheap old man paid him $40.00 for the pair.

That was 53 years ago. They were willed to me when my parents passed on.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:24 PM   #7806
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I think you have seen this before...the end of the stairs.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:25 PM   #7807
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A shot of the king size bed I made...boy do I love this thing. Sure going to miss it when I leave here. It has a new set of clothes now.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:27 PM   #7808
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Here's the official sign up on the arbutus tree right in front of the round deck overlooking the Stuart Channel.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:29 PM   #7809
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Nothing to do with the house...but yesterday afternoon we had some interesting weather to be sure.

I took this one when the clouds and rain had moved south, and you can see the rain coming down over Ladysmith and Chemainus. Calm water and blue sky right here at the time.
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Good gravy Keith, just unreal. Just wait til everyone else sees your home.
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That house has such a warm feel with all the materials being used in it.
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That house has such a warm feel with all the materials being used in it.
You're absolutely right.

It was done very intentionally and we went to considerable lengths to make sure that nothing went in that would clash with the general overall warm trend. Mrs. Coco was trained at an English art school in the use of colours, so we made good use of her expertise.
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I could spend all day searching for suitable adjectives to describe the quality of work and the end result but I think I will just use the ole standby... I think It will work here.


Holy !!


Just wow mate. its incredible how it all pulls together.


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Amazing. You must be a genius.

I loved 'Wind in the Willow' and wish I had a Toad Hall in my yard, like yours.
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