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  1. Sharon
    July 12, 2016 @ 3:17 pm

    Congrats on satisfying the Bed Troll. I knew nothing of campaign furniture, so I learned something new. So glad that Elvis is still here ruling us all; hugs to her. Your In-home Vet sounds like a real gem.

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  2. Cathlene
    July 12, 2016 @ 3:18 pm

    I’m new to your blog but I absolutely love it, my first encounter had me reading for an hour! You exemplify my brain’s voice, something that I too often keep hidden but when it does come out, I get raised eyebrows. I too am a GFT lover. Thank you for the afternoon uplift and continued prayers for Elvis!

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  3. judy
    July 12, 2016 @ 5:27 pm

    I am so happy for Elvis’s tenacity and congrats on that lovely bed. I’m sure your excellent taste will find the perfect spot to display its grace and charm.

    Your thought that perhaps all of the loving waves of love and good wishes for Elvis may also offer a hint as to your frequent interception of objects of sublime beauty. Perhaps they are drawn to you knowing that Mr. Paul has a magicians touch when disassembling and reassembling them and you always combine them with other lovelies in such beautiful vignettes that any other Manse just wouldn’t do.

    If I had a choice between living with you and yours or some Mansion where I would be ignored once the glee of acquisition had worn off I would take your house every day.

    I mean flowers and mountains of Kale and handsome couple dancing through the rooms by the spangled glow of Disco Balls…….JackPot!

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  4. Lin
    July 12, 2016 @ 5:34 pm

    Yes we love Elvis, love the bed, and so so happy she is holding her own. Sending all of you hugs and a big comma induced petting for your pretty girl!

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  5. Vicki
    July 12, 2016 @ 6:10 pm

    Elvis we love you and pray for you!

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  6. Amy C
    July 12, 2016 @ 6:37 pm

    That’s a truly epic score! Congrats! I can think of a hundred ways to decorate that!

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  7. Teresa
    July 12, 2016 @ 6:58 pm

    I’m so glad to hear about Elvis. She’s such a beautiful kitty. Also, I wish I lived in an area where you could find campaign beds on Craigslist, but I’ll settle for living vicariously through you.

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  8. Liz Thomas
    July 12, 2016 @ 9:27 pm

    Gosh I have an upright freezer that works great. I describe it as an ugly garage freezer because it has spots of rust on the outside, poor baby. But it works just great and it’s yours free if you want to visit the wonderful historic town of Williamsburg, VA any time at all.

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  9. Toni
    July 12, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

    I love the wisdom about winning wars by being fancier. Maybe you apply for a diplomatic position as Consiglieri Extraordinaire to our government. Love to you and Elvis and her sagacious doctor.

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  10. Marlena
    July 13, 2016 @ 3:08 pm

    Wow, I did it!! I found your bog a few days ago and started at the beginning and am now completely up to speed on all things regarding your fab renovation project! What a labor of love!! Also….just labour!!! You make me laugh out loud and you are truly lucky to have found your Mr. Right! Plus as a magpie myself and a lover of shiny things your style really appeals to me. Also you have an amazing creative brain. In the words of my daughter’s favorite childhood book heroine ( Junie B Jones, ” a little glitter can make your whole day!!”). All the best to you and your beautiful Elvis!!!
    PS. If you haven’t already seen this movie I highly recommend Strictly Ballroom by Baz Lurhman. Very light and funny and maybe the right thing right now…..

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  11. Katherine
    July 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

    I’m finally up to date! I’m so glad to be around (in some way) for Elvis. She is a very sweet kitty. I’m making some end of life decisions for my own little pet. My mother has bought me a piece of chihuahua shaped statuary.

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  12. olivia
    July 16, 2016 @ 5:12 pm

    You are so thin and have such a feminine figure. Even thought this is not a fitness, diet, or meal planner blog, Please tell us EXACTLY what you eat every day!

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  13. Candace White
    July 19, 2016 @ 5:38 pm

    Love the campaign bed, I have a campaign chair from the civil war, it is oak, but very cool.
    I’m going to write this in all caps because it is important
    FEED ELVIS STARKIST PEOPLE TUNA, SOLID LIGHT TUNA PACKED IN SPRING WATER, SHE WILL EAT IT AND LIVE LONGER. Your vet will tell you its not nutritionally complete, but SHE WILL EAT IT AND LIVE LONGER. I had a cat, Mr. Widget, with Feline AIDS, who lived to be 17 because I fed him Starkist light tuna in springwater, the kind in the can, give her the water part also.She will eat it. She will live longer because she is eating.

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  14. Heidi
    July 19, 2016 @ 10:16 pm

    http://thehousewifeonfire.blogspot.com/2016/07/remenants-of-summer.html

    Big fan girlie….You might like my big fancy Victorian find, I thought of you, however warn the troll- NFS

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  15. Katherine
    July 20, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    Making our own end of life decisions for a beloved pet here, too. Thought about your Elvis as we painted a little piece of statuary for Senor’s memorial. While it’s very weird watching him check out his own memorial (clearly considering if he should pee on it) I’m hopeful it will make it a sweeter piece in the garden when I can easily picture him nose to nose with it.

    My sister says that the day you get a pet it is heartbreak waiting to happen. You know that certainly you will outlive them. They’re totally worth it, though.

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  16. judy
    July 20, 2016 @ 1:39 pm

    https://youtu.be/HTt-XE0XYMM

    for the dancing wonder couple

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  17. Robyn
    July 24, 2016 @ 5:22 pm

    I am so glad to hear about Elvis! Prayers coming your way.

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  18. Rachel
    July 26, 2016 @ 9:40 pm

    I searched for your latest blog post just to check in on Elvis. Happy to read about your latest acquisition. Campaign furniture, yet another reason the French lose every war.

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  19. Veronica
    August 15, 2016 @ 8:02 am

    I just recently scored a full sized campaign bed for $15 at an auction. I didn’t know what it was at the time but it was fancy and caught my eye 🙂 Congrats on your score

    P.S. I had the same thoughts about the weight of the bed!

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  20. Maura
    September 14, 2016 @ 11:24 am

    I have one of these beds too. I was my first big girl bed when I was young. My mom picked it up in an anti

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  21. Maura
    September 14, 2016 @ 11:28 am

    I have one of these beds. It was my first big girl bed. My mom bought it in a junk shop in Oregon for $10.00 in the 1960’s. It was also used as a settee in my parent’s house when I got a new bed. They put wedge foam pillows on the back. I have it now in my living room with two large round bolsters I picked up years ago at the MacKenzie-Childs Barn sale in Aurora, NY. Yes the bed is now in upstate NY. I was told it was a Civil War officers bed, not for the battlefield but for encampments. I really love it and thanks for sharing.

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