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  1. dar
    February 12, 2014 @ 9:59 am

    Exton is only 2.5 hours from me! Maybe I’ll show up and try not to be creepy! Do you like hugs? Oh my god, I really hope you like hugs!!!

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  2. Dana
    February 12, 2014 @ 10:00 am

    Shabby chic addiction (Facebook) and blog of the same name on WordPress

    I LOST it when you said you fired up the kiln and started mining your own clay! Also loved the part about if your pins can follow you into the afterlife. I don’t give. 2 poops about those damned pots but hang on every word you utter. I think we share DNA down the line somewhere. (You got the good figure). I got the inability to metabolize chocolate and subs.

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    • judy
      February 12, 2014 @ 4:56 pm

      you do share VEBS DNA – this cracked me up!

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  3. Margaret
    February 12, 2014 @ 10:01 am

    Crafting. The word itself makes me feel guilty. Crafting is the grout in the paving on the road to hell.
    I am so thankful for Pinterest, where fabulous ideas (that I will someday embrace but who am I kidding?) go to die. You have a closet of shame – I have boards and boards of it.

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    • Jenny
      February 12, 2014 @ 10:51 am

      “…grout in the paving on the road to hell.” I cannot express how long I laughed over this. (For me, that’s CLEANING. I’m trying to figure out how I can make a living out of crafting after the last birdie leaves the nest. Or possibly she and I could go into business together making things, because she’s that way too, but so far we lose interest in everything we get good at.) And what you said about Pinterest? Abso-fruitly true.

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  4. Jen
    February 12, 2014 @ 10:02 am

    You are killing me Smalls

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      February 12, 2014 @ 10:58 am

      In my case, talls…

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    • Terri Golding
      March 7, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

      I don’t know if I’ll ever do any of this stuff but I was laughing so hard after reading your ‘tutorial’ and seeing myself in what you were saying, I just had to subscribe! I too have drawers and boxes and bags of shame because I just can’t pay attention for too long.

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  5. Kasia
    February 12, 2014 @ 10:03 am

    great pots I mean post !

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  6. Maggie S
    February 12, 2014 @ 10:05 am

    I did pots like this and gold leafed the rim–almost as easy but fancy!

    PS What about the kitchen–I’m going to be doing my kitchen later this year and I want to copy yours 😉

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      February 12, 2014 @ 11:46 am

      I have gone to look at a handful of things I hoped I could repurpose for the kitchen… but that design is still eluding me.

      Maybe I will just goldleaf the one I have.

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  7. LeslieS
    February 12, 2014 @ 10:15 am

    I still have no idea what you’ll be demonstrating (and apparently, neither do you), but I still wish I could drive from Boston to PA in a snow storm to see it all unfold first hand. When in doubt, just put a burlap bow on it. Burlap is big in blogland and we all know you’re the bow expert …. Best of luck on your new adventure!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      February 12, 2014 @ 11:48 am

      I should make myself a burlap dress. And juggle mason jars…

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      • Andie
        February 13, 2014 @ 9:54 pm

        I happen to HAVE a burlap dress. Well, not a dress. A gown. A Marie Antoinette burlap gown.
        Have you seen it? It’s on my scarecrow. You could borrow it if you want.

        xo

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  8. Becky Weatherly
    February 12, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    Wait, where’s the video where you’re pulling the bed upstairs? Did you think I’d forget by the time I got to the end of the post? I NEED to see that video because I have a boring day in front of me.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      February 12, 2014 @ 11:55 am

      I am working on it now. When I switched computers I managed to delete the edited version… But felt that the awesomeness deserved mentioning.

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  9. Pamela Kucera
    February 12, 2014 @ 10:19 am

    Victoria! I would love to come see you on Sunday in Exton … do we need to RSVP anywhere?

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      February 12, 2014 @ 10:57 am

      No RSVP! Just show up! (I just got sucked into your Facebook page)

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      • Pamela Kucera
        February 12, 2014 @ 11:44 am

        Squeee! You looked at my Facebook.com/PenelopeAndAnastasia page!?! FYI, I may need to share that fact with the world. See you Sunday 🙂

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  10. Sunnie Mitchell
    February 12, 2014 @ 10:25 am

    I miss the US and never more than this weekend as every perso within driving distance will be there enjoying an up-close-and-personal VEB experience. Break a leg, you’re gonna knock ’em dead!

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  11. Terry
    February 12, 2014 @ 10:29 am

    Adorable. This would be a great gift idea to a new homeowner!

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  12. Linda
    February 12, 2014 @ 10:30 am

    Obviously, you do not run out of creative, witty descriptions of your chosen topic and they never cease to amuse and amaze. I think you have an endless supply that you can pull up to use. I don’t care what you write about, as long as you write. One mistake you may have made….you may be mobbed by fans at that Michael’s. I probably would try to drive there but circumstances prevent that. Go, be the expert, report back. And gild away.

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  13. Katherine
    February 12, 2014 @ 10:34 am

    This: (Besides, if you are going to be that practical you might as well go all the way– the only true gift for someone surrounded by moving boxes is a bottle of pure grain alcohol. And a straw.) Bwahahahaha! You’re too funny. But that statement is also true. Best of luck on Sunday.

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  14. Tricia
    February 12, 2014 @ 10:38 am

    My version of crafting would also be kind of everything rolled into one, not really to show off, but more because I just can’t say no to making something better than what it was originally. I found my new crafting muse… “Roberts uses knitting, crocheting, painting, sculpture, weaving, collage, performance, assemblage and social engagement to explore ideas of play, home, culture, tradition, religion, identity and sexuality.”
    http://cornerbrooker.com/2014/01/dale-roberts-opens-transformations-at-the-grenfell-art-gallery/
    Of course my designs would be perfect in every way for home decor, and practical in use. 🙂

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    • Kathy Woodman
      February 12, 2014 @ 11:28 am

      Wow! Lucy is wearing Victoria’s necklace!

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  15. Tammigirl
    February 12, 2014 @ 10:39 am

    I can not understand how Michaels has failed to contact me to be an ambassador of awesomeness?

    I absolutely adore you even more than before because now I realize how much more alike we are.

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  16. Laurie
    February 12, 2014 @ 10:46 am

    I assume Elvis will provide assistance? Lay on the crafting supplies or critique projects?

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  17. cheapdiva
    February 12, 2014 @ 10:56 am

    Okay – all you VEB fans . . . I am nominating myself as the official prez of her fan club!
    VEB – this could be bigger than the Beatles fan club!!!

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  18. Tina
    February 12, 2014 @ 11:01 am

    So, Exton is about 20 minutes from me. Is it totally stalker-ish if I’m not crafty, have no desire to craft, and would shoot someone if they suggested I craft, but just really wanted to meet the woman who helped me discover my inner bed troll? (plus, she owns the doors to Downton AND Narnia!)

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      February 13, 2014 @ 11:11 am

      Please! Are you kidding? I am only “crafting” for the opportunity to wear the apron they are sending me!!! (Not kidding at all.)

      You can come and organize your handbag or something.

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      • Tina
        February 13, 2014 @ 11:19 am

        As a current-SAHM, former-professional-organizer, I’ll have you know my purse is perfectly organized. I will, however, stand a respectable distance away to absorb your Finding-The-Perfect-Item-on-Craigslist skills. And your Talking-My-Husband-Into-Getting-The-Perfect-Thing skills. Because apparently I’m really lacking in the latter category. 🙂

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  19. Susan
    February 12, 2014 @ 11:01 am

    Pinned your project-I will most likely never make it, LOL, but it’ll be fun to look at in my Pinterest stash.
    I did some pots for the front steps of our old place-http://sharingourpath.blogspot.com/2012/04/stenciled-pots.html

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  20. Jenny
    February 12, 2014 @ 11:02 am

    I don’t have a closet of shame, because our silly house only has one closet that is not in a bedroom. So my graveyard of craft projects is about 1/4 of the unfinished basement (the corner where the river does not run through when it rains). The chief feature of this corner is the sewing machine. I don’t exactly HATE sewing, but if I can make something without sewing it, I will choose the alternate method. (My daughter drew the line at assembling a Ren-faire costume with duct tape and hot glue. She has since learned to sew and now does it for a living. Whatever.) But the shape of those white terra cotta pots? GORGEOUS. I want them. I will paint them glossy black, gild the rolled rim, and put my African violets in them. [Googling “how to apply gold leaf” and various suppliers…]

    looking forward to seeing the video. busy now. talk later.

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    • Joy
      February 13, 2014 @ 12:26 am

      Ohmygoodness. Why haven’t I thought of glossy black pots with gilded rims?! Suddenly all my white pots look completely inadequate. Off to fetch gold leaf….

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    • Shanti
      February 15, 2014 @ 11:58 pm

      I had to comment – your comment had me rolling! Please write a blog.

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