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  1. Kelly
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    Love the bookcase (I don’t know that I would have been able to get rid of the others, despite the GFTness of the new one!) You and your husband are a perfect team, it’s true!

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  2. Faye Reece
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:26 am

    Stunning!

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  3. MT
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    My favorite post ever! Brava.

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  4. Marti Blattert
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:29 am

    DYING.

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  5. Ellen
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    Your posts brighten my day so.

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  6. Pat
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    Thank you so much for this post. I needed some hilarity today as I just got news they chose someone ‘cheaper’ for the coveted job I wanted. Sigh

    Then I received an email saying your blog was updated and I laughed at the tryrannical despot comment so hard I forgot myself (I am also married to one). I shook myself and thought why do I care about losers who don’t appreciate me.

    Thanks again for brightening my day. Keep it up but I almost hope you never finish your house.

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  7. Sandra
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    Girl. You. Can. WRITE. If your parents don’t appreciate that, I will happily adopt you.

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  8. Jane Dawson
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    I absolutely love this! Hilarious and alarmingly accurate. Paul and my husband could have quite the comparison conversation, though I don’t think they would find it as funny. Sharing on my FB page.

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  9. Hana
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:34 am

    Gorgeous!! It’s totally worth getting something you truly truly love.

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  10. ayan
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:37 am

    Hey, great book collection! I’ve most of those same titles. Loved the recent mini-series adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – plan to make my significant other a Gentleman with the Thistledown Hair costume for Halloween (cough*2020*cough). Though it has been painful, I have slowly convinced my inner book hoarder to acquire classics on Kindle and release the moldering paperback versions I’ve been toting around since college (cough*the80s*cough). Something I genuinely enjoyed I’ll keep, but my “Used Copy”-stamped Boccaccio’s Decameron loses its saving throw against storage space. Also, your blog gets fancier and funnier each time I read it.

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  11. Kelly
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:38 am

    Hello, can you share some tips or info on how you guys take these pieces a part? How do you know where to start and at what seams or things they can be dismantled?

    I ask because I have 150 yr old home and with very small front door and a slender stair case and hallway and I’d love to be able to have furniture like this one day

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    • Emma
      January 19, 2016 @ 9:54 pm

      Yes, please, please, do a post on taking apart and reassembling GFTs! I would love to be able to fit things so easily in a minivan and through doorways, but I would be so afraid of damaging my treasures. Are all these GFTs just so miraculously well-made that they come apart and slide back together so easily that no glue and only a few tools are required?

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  12. Robin
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:38 am

    Happy new year! You are crazier and Paul saintly-er (I know, not a word, but you get what I mean) than you were last year. Just wish I lived close by so I could have your “hand-me-downs.”

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  13. cmt
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:39 am

    Gorgeous. Grandfather should be pleased it is in a loving home that will honor it’s beauty. Part one, sorting books, dead on. I totally understand. And making cats happy is important. Part two, I think you should make a calendar of Paul in manly poses, and admire him working every day. And we should take a moment to think about the craftsmen who created this lovely piece. You don’t get the same thrill looking at an Ikea bookcase, glass doors or not.

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  14. Jenni
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:39 am

    So funny! It looks fabulous!

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  15. kristine
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:39 am

    Still waiting for clone Paul. I would buy/steal/kidnap? him. And the bookcase? love it. Why oh why does our Craigs list only have pressboard faux bookcases for $500

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  16. Jennifer
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:39 am

    there isn’t a thing I don’t love about you – great find in bookcase and Paul – every woman should be ALL-Nonsense….

    : )

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  17. katrina anderson
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:41 am

    Hah! I love this story. I don’t know how you can possibly get rid of books -so happy to read that you bought another bookcase instead! So funny…

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  18. Michelle @ The Painted Hinge
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:41 am

    Elvis is looking well ❤️

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  19. savannah
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:53 am

    I’M STILL LAUGHING! In fact, my own Despot aka The Husband, had to come and see what I was laughing about! His take-away? “He’s (Paul) a good guy!” 😉 xox

    p.s. I re-arranged the books in and called it a “purge.” He never noticed.

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  20. MicheleFromBoston
    January 19, 2016 @ 10:55 am

    Well, the tears are streaming down my face as I read this! I want you to have your own show on HGTV titled “My Big Fancy Show”. I would volunteer to be your sidekick. We could both quit our real jobs and just hunt big fancy things for lucky people. Your husband could have a nice rest and we would audit and hire handsome brawny men to accompany us who could move and load our big fancy things. Well…?

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    • emily
      January 19, 2016 @ 11:01 pm

      So let it be written. So let it be done.

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