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  1. Laura Lind
    May 15, 2018 @ 11:48 am

    This is fantastic!

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    • Shirley
      May 16, 2018 @ 3:42 pm

      I wanna be you when I grow up.

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  2. Emily
    May 15, 2018 @ 11:52 am

    Does this mean that you get to keep both Kingdom mirrors?

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  3. Lori
    May 15, 2018 @ 11:55 am

    I would have 8’ GFT mirrors I. Every room of my house if I had more walls (and antique crystal chandeliers but that’s another obsession…) I LOVE antique/fancy mirrors and I think the one in your kitchen is awesome! Good job!

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  4. Mary
    May 15, 2018 @ 11:58 am

    “The idle brain is in the devil’s playground.” I like that. Hey, just joking here, but, don’t you think you might have an underlying hoarding issue? Your husband might agree with me, in fact, tell him I said so, so he feels someone, even a woman, is on his side. The mirror is beautiful. The artwork in the woodwork is AMAZING. Maybe to satisfy your mirror issue is you can start buying and giving them as gifts to people and then visit those said people AND your mirrors. Just sayin, just a thought. Don’t get mad at me. 🙂

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  5. Sandi
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

    You.
    Are.
    Amazing.

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  6. Shelley
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:06 pm

    Oh good Heavens, Woman, you make me want to go out and buy lots of fancy mirrors….😳😘

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  7. Allie
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:10 pm

    I think it looks magnificent. Will it be reflecting a chandelier by any chance? And does this mean you will have both the Old Kingdom and the New Kingdom? The possibilities! xAllie
    http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com

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  8. NevadaNy
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:14 pm

    I like it. Are you going to keep the Goddess Mirror in the Kitchen too? I think they go together nicely and will keep modern new kitchen stuff from taking over.
    Yesterday one of my sons built a white brick wall behind my wood-stove in my cabin.
    Today I am going to paint the brown wall next to it white. I have a beveled small (15×25 inches ) antique mirror I think I will hang on it. White and Mirrors brighten up homes nicely.

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  9. Pam
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:26 pm

    PLEASE
    …pLeAse
    write a children’s book about FANCY and mirrors and kitties and big houses…and searches for fancy-ness!!
    Your writing is immensely FUN and adventurous!

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    • NevadaNy
      May 15, 2018 @ 12:38 pm

      That is a great idea! Victoria should write a children’s book. The crazy Victoria Lady in her Victorian House and how she inspires all the neighborhood children to find their own dreams.

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      • Amy
        May 15, 2018 @ 12:55 pm

        Starring Elvis the cat.

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        • Lisa Garber
          May 15, 2018 @ 2:33 pm

          And a Greek chorus of tuxedo kittens.

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  10. Michelle
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:26 pm

    I also applauded. Great job!

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  11. Teri
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:27 pm

    wondering if you’ve thought of using the mirror frames as window frames? you have plenty of windows 🙂 or you could use them as valance only at tops

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    • Sherry Moore
      May 15, 2018 @ 1:23 pm

      Why oh why did you have to write this and where is my pry bar?

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  12. Deb
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:33 pm

    The next time I get an eye roll for adding to my collectionS I’m going to play this video!! 🤣 You’re my sister from another mother (and father) and couldn’t be any cuter if you tried!! Keep being you! Thank you for exisiting and making me laugh! You’re humor is refreshing and rocks my world!!! 💖

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  13. S Roche
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:33 pm

    Wow! Amazing! Please tell me it’s reflecting the piano/island…piano-island!

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  14. Kate
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:34 pm

    Oh my! The Music Man was a brilliant choice for your newest adventure!

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  15. Memory
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:35 pm

    Call me nuts but I think that thing could enable a Pilar Guzman-worthy move: build it out (the frame sans mirror) twelve inches from the wall (more or less) tile the alcove, hang shelves, and let it be your built-in storage. It’s plenty big enough.

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  16. Flip Breskin
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:39 pm

    Fantastic!!! Oh, that’s glorious!

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  17. Michele
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:41 pm

    Please go explain to Paul how you singlehandedly just doubled your kitchen space with nary a tool or speck of dust! You are the queen of home improvement!

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  18. Dani Allen
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:46 pm

    You are briliant! The only thing that could make me happier than the mirror on that wall is if you promise to keep the Kingdom mirror.

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  19. Emily
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:51 pm

    Damn. That thing is GORGEOUS.

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  20. Ellen
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:51 pm

    Love it!

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  21. Sandy James
    May 15, 2018 @ 12:52 pm

    “Self performed an interpretive dance to mark the occasion…” (I love this woman.)

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  22. A.V. Walters
    May 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

    I suppose it will make the kitchen feel larger. And, once in the kitchen, you can figure out what to do with all those bread crusts.

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  23. Jackie Beardsley
    May 15, 2018 @ 1:06 pm

    I love the new mirror in the kitchen! If Paul doesn’t like the idea of a mirrored surface – an alternate idea might be to consider using the frame for a old salvaged classroom slate blackboard to jot grocery lists and sweet love notes to your beloved on. Just an idea. Paul is great at cutting down old slate I know, I’ve seen your video!

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  24. Janet
    May 15, 2018 @ 1:19 pm

    Would love to know if the mirror displaces planned cabinets and what marvelous idea you have to store stuff elsewhere…or is the mirror in a place that was otherwise unclaimed for anything utilitarian?

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  25. Janet
    May 15, 2018 @ 1:21 pm

    Does this mirror replace any cabinets or is it on a wall that wasn’t claimed for that? Do you have a solution as to where to store the stuff that was going to go there?

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  26. Kate
    May 15, 2018 @ 1:31 pm

    I hope that this discovery means you’ll be keeping the original Kingdom Mirror, too. Though I can tell you’ve long-since run out of space for your mirror collection, I, like you, do not see this as a problem and feel you should keep them all.

    Now I am curious to know what changes you’ll be making to your cabinetry layout now that this beauty will be gracing your kitchen with her presence. I’m sure you’ll come up with a brilliant plan…just know, I think we’re all very anxious to hear about it!

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  27. Gina
    May 15, 2018 @ 1:48 pm

    Oh, I just love it. I have the same condition that you do. I can’t stop and I never will. I tend to be obsessed with chairs and mirrors. Your new acquisition is quite spectacular, I actually gasped out loud at the beauty of it. Who cares if it doesn’t work as a “normal” kitchen. You are the Queen of your kindgdom. All hail Queen Victoria, xoxo.

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  28. mpv61
    May 15, 2018 @ 2:14 pm

    I’ve had dreams where I was walking through my house and came upon a big hidden room. Best dreams ever, except for waking up to discover the same number of rooms/space in my house as before.

    I could see a children’s book coming out of this, starring the woman who refers to herself as Self.

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  29. Chad
    May 15, 2018 @ 2:17 pm

    Why don’t you install one of those little apartment kitchen things with 2 burners and a mini fridge?

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  30. Katherine Howley
    May 15, 2018 @ 2:37 pm

    Does this mean you will come to your senses and keep the kingdom mirror!? Also, you need to start dragging these mirrors upstairs. Put them on the ceiling if you have to! Also, what about the attic/library? Did I just make that up? Because, frankly, I have a kitchen. And while your kitchen is fine, I don’t envy it. It’s a library that I envy. (Although I am interested in how you feel about the induction cooktop 6 months after getting it. It seems like folly to proclaim the vast superiority of a stovetop you’ve never cooked a meal on.)

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  31. Bernie
    May 15, 2018 @ 2:40 pm

    I have a lot of catching up to do….I only have two GFM’s (Giant Fancy Mirrors). I just couldnt do that in my kitchen though. Not that it isnt the most fabulous idea, but my kitchen is usually messy enough. I dont think I could handle double the mess the mirror would instantly make…..

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  32. Amber S.
    May 15, 2018 @ 2:46 pm

    As I marveled at the beauty of the mirror in it’s new home it struck me that you are genius, because when you go in the kitchen you will marvel at the beauty of the mirror and by chance catch a glimpse of yourself in it and think who needs to spoil this perfection with cooking and eating and then promptly leave. I’m thinking I need a mirror in my own kitchen (except mine would be to remind me how fat I am ROFL). It could be the new diet craze, big fancy mirrors in kitchens! 😉

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  33. Gerry
    May 15, 2018 @ 3:48 pm

    Awesome!!!!!!!!

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  34. judy
    May 15, 2018 @ 3:58 pm

    I second Memorys’ suggestion of bringing it out from the wall without the mirror and install shelving or a work service for canning all those tomatoes. And Ambers suggestion of kitchen mirrors as a diet solution is brilliant. I need a refrigerator with a mirrored front. Also grocery stores should be required to install mirrors in all of the sugar aisles. Cookies,candies-ice cream et al!
    Your home and decor is stunning and weirdly immaculate. Where does the pet hair reside? Mine fills every corner and reappears immediately after vacuuming?

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  35. Angela
    May 15, 2018 @ 4:54 pm

    Hi comrad in arms 😉
    Have you ever thought about to take the ( boring ) mirror out of its magnificent frame and let your DIY mage of a better half fill the empty frame with an open cabinet full of shelves? I am sure you get my idea…. you could even use the mirror as backwall…. just playin’ to see if some sleepy new ideas genie hops out of its bottle?

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  36. Carisa Iezza
    May 15, 2018 @ 5:11 pm

    I love all your ‘fancy finds’, I never see anything as stunning as those mirrors here in SoCal, but I do worry VEB that if you bring even one more mirror into that house,, your neighbors are going to be wondering what exactly goes on in your abode when the sun goes down!😯🙈🙊

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  37. Ev
    May 15, 2018 @ 5:19 pm

    I think “fancy” is the answer to a lot of questions….

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  38. Debra Young
    May 15, 2018 @ 6:34 pm

    I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER! GENIUS SOLUTION !!!

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  39. Di
    May 15, 2018 @ 7:59 pm

    The orangatan has excellent taste lololol gteat idea looks awesome !!!

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  40. Carenza
    May 15, 2018 @ 8:33 pm

    We may not have the same tastes (I am a full on Goth of the AWN Pugin variety), but my partner swears we were separated at birth. I am currently trying to work out what to do with 15 surplus Gothic revival dining chairs (yes…15 *surplus*). Show me a lonely quatrefoil, and like most people with puppies, I have to take it home and love it. I also have WAY too many mirrors – OK, way too much furniture. And I’m sure “normal” people don’t have 5 brass lecterns – do they? Insomnia and eBay are my friends…or should that be enemies?

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    • judy
      May 17, 2018 @ 6:18 am

      Augustus Pugin
      Architect
      Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was an English architect, designer, artist, and critic who is principally remembered for his pioneering role in the Gothic Revival style of architecture. Wikipedia
      Born: March 1, 1812, Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom
      Died: September 14, 1852, The Grange, Ramsgate, United Kingdom
      Artworks: X-Frame Chair, MORE
      On view: Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
      Books: The true principles of pointed or Christian architecture, MORE
      Children: Peter Paul Pugin

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      • Marie
        May 17, 2018 @ 10:06 am

        Spectacular!! Will it replace the Woman Mirror, then? Or was Lady Mirror….? I don’t have time to go research the name by checking another post, since I’ll get distracted and never find my way back to comment on this post…. 😁

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