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  1. Carole @ Emu Joy
    July 12, 2016 @ 10:29 am

    Three cheers for Elvis! (And the campaign bed.)

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  2. Tina
    July 12, 2016 @ 10:35 am

    I usually read your posts out loud to my teenagers because we all love Bed Troll.
    This time?
    Daughter: “Mom, can you just skip to Elvis?”
    Your cat is loved.

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  3. Jayne Whittles
    July 12, 2016 @ 10:37 am

    So happy about Elvis and now I’m going to keep an eye out for a campaign bed ;D

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    • Kim K
      July 12, 2016 @ 5:51 pm

      I love you. You’re sense of humor is so refreshing. And your witt, priceless. Keep on posting

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  4. Melinda
    July 12, 2016 @ 10:38 am

    This post encompasses everything I love about your blog.
    Hugs to Elvis (and you and Paul)

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  5. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
    July 12, 2016 @ 10:39 am

    Elvis will know when you’re ready. I’m sure she is doing this for you. Great job on the bed purchase :-)!

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  6. Tam Francis
    July 12, 2016 @ 10:43 am

    WOW! I NEVER find stuff like that. I could go around this whole big state and not find stuff like that. You truly are the queen of craigslist. So jealous! Those are gorgeous pieces! WOW and what amazing prices. Congrats!

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  7. Laurie Nicholson
    July 12, 2016 @ 10:43 am

    Elvis is clearly a woman of her own mind! And I support the idea of keeping the in-home vet as a life consultant. My sense of the world is that persons who really “get” our animals are indeed sages among us.

    Continued good thoughts and prayers coming your way! I always look forward to reading about the NEXT great adventure! Hugs to you!

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  8. Vikki Seeber
    July 12, 2016 @ 10:50 am

    WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THIS CAMPAIGN BED?

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    • Leslie
      July 12, 2016 @ 12:34 pm

      I also need to know!!! 😉

      And Elvis IS loved– love can do a lot.

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  9. Suzanne Forbes
    July 12, 2016 @ 10:52 am

    As a person who daily performs the calculus of coveting (if I save us 50 euros on boring stuff I can blow 75 euros on bullion trim) I am super impressed by your bed troll. It clearly operates as a psychic advance scout, and was alerted to the proximity of bed score. What an incredible thing to find, and I am so glad you get/have to own it! Thanks for sharing it and lots of love to Elvis.

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  10. Sharon Hoham
    July 12, 2016 @ 10:52 am

    Hooray for Elvis and what a score on the bed! I did that with an Elliot (did not know what it was at the time) gorgeous cream wrought iron bed for $175. Sold it for $300-400 when we were talking about downsizing. Not something I would do again, loved it. But, life moves on and we only have a 2 bedroom condo now with a huge built in Murphy bed in the guest room, so no could use!!! Love you and your site.

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  11. Rebecca
    July 12, 2016 @ 10:53 am

    I love your blog! PLEASE post more often I don’t care about what I just love reading your posts.

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    • Kay
      July 12, 2016 @ 11:01 am

      Hear, hear!!

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  12. Bethany Otto
    July 12, 2016 @ 10:55 am

    Craigslist should give you a kick-back. I never fail to be inspired to open it up and start hunting stuff after reading a new post!

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  13. Jane Keller
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am

    Oh my! I loved this post”I love all of them” but this one! Wow! I must admit to a wee bout of jealously. A stunning bed! There is a great book called ” British campaign furniture” that covers campaign beds and other wonderful things we need! Cheers!

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  14. Dixie Collins
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:01 am

    I looked at this campaign bed last week on ebay and lusted after it. The price was out of my range. I want this for my screened in porch to have a place to nap. I was a cat in a previous life. This would have been a perfect addition to my Victorian home. I am bereft but happy that you found one SO CHEAP and we always want our friends to be hapoy and score big!

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  15. Tammi Velez
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:05 am

    You’re slacking VEB, and that’s saying something – just when I thought I could not adore you more, relate to you more – you go lazy on us and I find you even more relatable, and thus adorable. <3

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  16. Nine Dark Moons
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:06 am

    Love the campaign bed – what a find! It was obviously meant to be yours. And SO SO SO glad to hear Elvis is still here. Very good news all around!

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  17. Shireen Eckhardt
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:14 am

    Love your post! We have an 18 yr young kitty in his 9th+ life too. His name is Bones. Seems like he is also on his own schedule like Elvis… Big purrs to the 3 of you!

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    • Jan Goad
      July 12, 2016 @ 1:08 pm

      I have a beautiful 20-YO kitty girl, Blossom, who just went on a road trip with me, a friend and 3 of my dogs. I’m sure it wasn’t on HER bucket list, but the trip was necessary and at her age (even though she seems to be enjoying wonderful good health) I wasn’t about to leave her ANYWHERE! If I could take her with me to the grocery store, I would. Amazingly, she complained the first five minutes, then snuggled down and went to sleep. Critters are amazing. Hang in there, Elvis. Maybe you’ll get a trip to the beach!

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  18. Jamie
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:16 am

    I had to look up campaign bed, because I’d never even heard of it. Thanks for enlightening me!
    Sweet pets to Elvis and hugs to you and the man.

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  19. Susan
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:16 am

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your posts. I don’t have anything to say other than that : )

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  20. ActualConversationsWithMyHusband
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:22 am

    I did not know that campaign furniture was a thing until a few minutes ago (How? No clue.) but now I MUST HAVE HEAVY FANCY FOLDING THINGS.

    I have reasons.

    I have plans.

    What I don’t have is people in the area selling things without bothering to find out what they are. This is a borderline tragedy.

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  21. Jennifer
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:25 am

    Great score! You have inspired me to pay more attention to Craigslist, but I guess people in my area (Tennessee) just don’t list things like the fabulous treasures you find! I’ll keep looking though!

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  22. Lady B
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:35 am

    Adore the bed, what do you plan to do with it? Did you buy it specially for Elvis? I hope so, she deserves it. Still hoping/ praying/ thinking of Elvis, you will all know when the time is right xxxxx

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  23. Laura
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:38 am

    I always get a hoot out of your posts. Love the bed! Do you have any Habitat for Humanity ReStores near you. I posted from our weekend trip to our store. Dropped of a truckload from the current project and couldn’t resist a peek inside. I snapped some pics for my blog, showed my husband the one thing I thought he would like. I was right. Went back and it was still there! See if you can guess what it was…

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  24. Amber
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:41 am

    LOVE the new purchase! I was looking at this month’s edition of Romantic Homes and one article had a lady that had an old iron daybed outside in the garden, and I was like, THIS is what my life has been missing! What are you planning on doing with your campaign bed? I am sooooooo glad Elvis is still with us, and that our prayers are working! That vet does sound very wise, I wonder if he knows anything about antiques or remodeling ; )

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  25. Emily
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:47 am

    Yes, post more often! I love enjoying this stuff vicariously through you. And lucky Elvis, to have you.

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  26. savannah
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:50 am

    *hugs* Love the bed! But that’s secondary to hearing about Elvis and y’all having time together! xoxoxo

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  27. Melissa
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:50 am

    First:
    Oh Elvis! I’m so, so thankful to hear of stolen moments on the porch together and a home bet that you love. Still praying for all things…
    Second:
    The bed!! YES PLEASE! And such a great score instead of the fancy urns. There must be BIGGER urns out there waiting for you…
    Third:
    You always brighten my day. So I owe you a big mahalo nui ❤️

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  28. Nancy Carr
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:53 am

    I love you and your writing. I hope a book is somewhere in your future. Keep up all the fun so I can live vicariously through your adventures. Blessings

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  29. fixitchick
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:56 am

    On Elvis and eating, our cat Satchmo will be 18 on September 6 [if he makes it til then]. We’ve gotten a compound from the vet, via a compounding pharmacy that we squirt into his ears 2x a day. It is supposed to help with his weight loss as he has lost 1/3 of his body weight in the last 2 years. and despite his decrepitude he fights like a demon regarding pills, and his quality of life is the main thing. fingers crossed.

    Regarding your Campaign Bed of Fanciness. How does bronze rustoleum, striped cushions set in your garden under a pergola/canopy sound? you could anchor the front opening with your Urns of Fantabulousness.

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    • Teresa
      July 12, 2016 @ 6:52 pm

      Fixitchick, we had to give this medicine to our Emma for his thyroid. He became sleek and fat and lived many happy years. Good luck and I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

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  30. Garden, Home and Party
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:57 am

    I’m so happy to hear Elvis is still with us. She’s such a great cat, and like her mommy, probably figures she’ll stick around to see what next fancy thing you buy. Maybe a gilded kitty dish?!
    I love the campaign bed.
    xo,
    Karen

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  31. Kiki
    July 12, 2016 @ 12:04 pm

    You’re back on the Holy Grail, BRAVO…. and the BESTEST news is that dear darling Elvis is still with you – what a star-lit bonne nouvelle!!!
    About this bed; I live in France and never ever heard of this kind – looks gorgeous, love it with no reservation and it would look gr8 in our stone ‘mansion’ of 1920!

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  32. Randis1003
    July 12, 2016 @ 12:15 pm

    I adore the camp bed! What a score for you! I’m sure you’ll keep us posted when you get it all staged properly and ready for the field of battle.
    In the meantime, it could perhaps be something wrong with my laptop settings, but your latest posts are displaying differently, and not nearly as well as when I first started following you. For example, no other content (including the photo of you, your “about” info, ad info) other than the current post is showing and all content is off to the extreme left of the page.
    I’d be happy to send a screenshot if that would help. Am I the only one reporting this problem?
    Thank you and YAY Elvis!!

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  33. Brenda Schweder
    July 12, 2016 @ 12:52 pm

    Although I adore you and your post about the campaign bed, your PS about Elvis made me smile, then laugh, then cry! I think we should all clone your in-home vet! Love to Elvis and to you and Paul!

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  34. Brenda Schweder
    July 12, 2016 @ 12:55 pm

    Your PS made me smile, then laugh, then cry! Love to Elvis, you and Paul! And DO keep Mr. In-home Vet near forever and ever!

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  35. Carole
    July 12, 2016 @ 1:07 pm

    I too want to know, what are your plans for this gem?? I also realize that is really not a requirement when you are totally consumed with getting the thing in the first place, HA!

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  36. Pam
    July 12, 2016 @ 1:15 pm

    Love the bed. I was looking for an old daybed for my balcony but that camp bed would be even more awesome since I could store it easier for winter.

    Beaming good thoughts Elvis’ way and also to Bones (a poster aboves sick kitty).

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  37. Helen Glenn
    July 12, 2016 @ 1:50 pm

    Tennyson and Bronte send baleful stares in Elvis’s general direction. Elvis shouldn’t take it personally (and wouldn’t bother, I know I know) because they spend all day sending baleful stares at each other. They’re all old and skinny and on their last legs. Yeah yeah. I think it’s a game, carefully played, strategically played. All three of them. But we LOVE THEM ANYHOW. =^..^=

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  38. Sherry
    July 12, 2016 @ 2:42 pm

    Craigslist likes you back–sweet bed!

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  39. Sandra
    July 12, 2016 @ 2:49 pm

    I tried. I really did try to read your witty and fun blog but the ADS would not go away. They blocked the text and pictures. Thank you Ad Choices. You are a POX on bloggers everywhere. I give up. But I bet it was a good read.

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  40. Paulette Worrall
    July 12, 2016 @ 3:03 pm

    I was so delighted by your transparency this morning in how you described your disapp
    ointment on the loss of getting the urns….this weekend I found a 700.00 painting in a shop I frequent when visiting in Victoria B.C. …it was reduced to a breathless 99.oo…I could hardly wait to go purchase it and getting my laid back husband to hurry is… is a lesson in patience for me! After the chair dancing ride down to Chintz and Co. to purchase my golden goose…we giggly open the door to the store only to have to hold it wide open for the clerk who was escorting my painting right out the door to the waiting vechicle of a very excited young couple….Woe is me!!! I spiraled down so fast my husband had to catch me….I started hyperventalting…..believe me I laugh at myself now…shame on me…..lolol….the lessons we have to learn!!!! I am an artist so I get to paint myself a big painting to hang where the lovely lady was going to hang….

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