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  1. Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:16 am

    YOU FOUND THE THING!! SO excited for you!!

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  2. Marta
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:19 am

    I suppose it is no accident that your kitchen looks like a VICTORIAn ballroom fit for Queen ELIZABETH and not at all like BARNES or even a common disco!

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    • Darling Lily
      November 23, 2015 @ 11:10 am

      Well played, madame, very well played indeed.

      *golf clap*

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  3. Linda D.
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:20 am

    Oooo. Oooooo. (and other assorted vaguely sexual moans of pleasure) She is GORGEOUS! Yes, of course she was perfect for the sink wall. You will smile ( or moan – your choice) with pleasure every time you have to rinse the sink. And I will have to live vicariously since my sink wall is like something out of Shirley Valentine. (Hello, wall…)

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  4. SilvanaJoanne
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:21 am

    Wow that is absolutely beautiful! How do you find these things??? The shelf on it is perfect as well. Very nice touch. It’s looking good girl 🙂

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  5. Gusmom
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:23 am

    Love your ideas! We will be facing a kitchen remodel in the sometime future and will have to address options for moving the sink from under the window. What program do you use for your layouts? We will definitely need some architectural software for planning our renovations.

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  6. Kiki
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:23 am

    WOAWWWW – NOW you’re talking, sweetheart. I KNEW it: When you heart beats louder than a drummer band, THAT IS IT and all discussions are over. CONGRATULATIONS; this is über-hot (can’t say cool because it IS piping hot!!!). What a development and what a long and steep trip this was; and now look at what you came up with! I am SO glad for you (and Paul!)

    I had – of course – to look up that faucet (I thought a faucet is a bassin) and I was shocked at the shipping costs: $159.36…. until I realised they spoke about sending it to FRANCE where I live! So you might pay marginally less !
    I did however pay way more for a similar set of taps in our downstairs bathroom, also for a late Victorian style type stone house which has glorious features and therefore DEMANDS original (if newly made) equipment to shine at its best.

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  7. Jayne
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:25 am

    I get anxious just reading your updates! Will she find it? Won’t she? Is she going to be disappointed after spending too much money on the wrong thing? is she going to find the exactly right thing for a ridiculously small amount that will make her heart sing???? I relax when I get to the happy ending! I was worried about a sink that doesn’t look out to the world beyond, so I think the mirror is genius. It reflects the interior world….and yours is sublime!

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  8. Emily
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:26 am

    So glad you found THE THING. Congratulations! I recently found THE THING for my living room, when I wasn’t even actively looking for it (I mean, I had been off and on for a couple years, but I was taking a break). I don’t have a Paul, so I’ll have to hire someone to retrofit THE THING, but I’m still really happy.

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  9. Sharyl Murphy
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:27 am

    Victoria, I love your posts and your treasures. While the treasures are not my style I can certainly appreciate them! The posts however, fill a much more important function. I simply show them to my husband as means of displaying just how far “other husbands” are willing to go for their antique and vintage loving gals! After ANYTHING Paul has done…my requests look minor 😉 Thanks for the help! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  10. Diana C.
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:34 am

    I bow to your prowess and tenacity in finding PERFECT giant fancy things! You are the queen perched at the pinnacle of success and the place to which the rest of us lovers of GFT aspire. May you live long and continue to teach the rest of your humble servants…

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  11. Gaylin
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:36 am

    It is perfect! Like a fancy bakery in Paris would have behind counter!
    Love the shelf!
    Love,love,love!
    Waiting was the right thing! I am always impatient for ideas to come to together!
    I bow at your feet in your stead fast resolve to find “IT”!

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    • Patricia
      November 23, 2015 @ 3:41 pm

      Gaylin, I think you summed up Victoria’s kitchen perfectly; fancy french bakery in Paris … are you thinking more”Boulangerie” or “Patisserie”?
      Arguements could be made for either side and would provide a perfect excuse for Victoria to swan about in a beret and striped shirt. Elvis, of course, is perfect just as she is.
      Let them eat cake…

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  12. Janie Horn
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:39 am

    You are amazing! Your creativity astounds me. LOVE the mirror! Congratulations!

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  13. Diane Amick
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:39 am

    Ok Victoria…..let me get this straight. We are not going down the giant fancy ribbon/bow, mirrored balls by the thousands, garland encrusted with gold leaf and feathers around each and every giant fancy mirror Christmas theme this year??? We are, instead, doing miraculous kitchen that coordinates with the piano turned island which includes a faucet spouting out of an exterior wall we don’t have time or energy for Christmas theme. Some of us LIVE for your Christmas posts. I understand that a kitchen that actually functions would be nice over the holidays, but don’t you think we could be distracted from the non-kitchen by your inspiring and informative holiday posts? Just give it some thought. I know you won’t fail me!

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  14. Corinne
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:42 am

    I imagine if I walked by your house I would hear ‘Phantom of the Opera’ music coming from the garage. Instead of the angel of music, you have the angel of fancy things.

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  15. Scribbler
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:43 am

    This looks fabulous — perfect with that impressive island.

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  16. Beubook
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:44 am

    yeah…it’s perfect. You know it, I know it.

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  17. Julie
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:46 am

    Perfect!

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  18. Chad in the Crooked House
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:50 am

    You could build out the whole wall to make a ledge to set the mirror on and have the faucet come out of the bump-out. I like how on top of the outrageous fanciness, this mirror gives you a small amount of usable shelf space too.

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  19. laura
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:51 am

    I love this, yes. I am left with this reverse projection, an unaccountable sense of accomplishment when I see that you have made another step towards finishing your kitchen. Your posts are the perfect antidote to TV reality shows where kitchens are popped up in 1/2 hour of screen time, all straight from the big box stores, without any serious conflict. They’re soulless – as if putting a kitchen together is solving a mathematical equation. Which is why I hate to make this boring geometry (and unfortunately structural) point here, and that is, I am worried about the asymmetrical windows, framing your perfectly curated island and mirror.

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  20. Barb
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:52 am

    My first thought when I saw the close up of the mirror–that woman looks like YOU. Don’t you think?!?

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    • Barb
      November 23, 2015 @ 10:57 am

      My first thought when I saw the close up of the mirror–that woman even looks like YOU. Don’t you think?!?
      (I’m surprised the amazing faucet is nickel, not gold!)

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