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  1. Tina
    November 27, 2017 @ 12:07 pm

    If Paul ever finds himself out of a job, he can hire out as a reliable antiques mover. You have video proof of how good he is at it!

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  2. Suzanne Forbes
    November 27, 2017 @ 12:08 pm

    This is my new favorite ever of your posts. Training the significant other to absorb shock after shock of irrational spending is so important.

    My third husband does not object to any of my bizarre purchases, even when I blew past the Decorative Armillary Sphere Event Horizon (10? 15? Who knows?). On the other hand, he is my THIRD husband.

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    • fixitchick
      November 29, 2017 @ 4:47 pm

      My mom says 3rd time is the charm. I hit the jackpot with #1, but I did wait until my 40s to get married.

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  3. Scaloot
    November 27, 2017 @ 12:08 pm

    You do NOT have a problem. (repeat as needed) A problem is 4 electric drip coffee makers (not including presses or other types), 5 food processors – mundane items. GFTs are not a problem. The only way your mirrors will become a problem is if there are so many in such locations as to turn the home into a carnival fun house. You will not tolerate such.

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  4. Lora Hart RIC
    November 27, 2017 @ 12:12 pm

    Paul is the bestest sport of all the good sports in the universe. He’s the REAL GFT. Lucky you for the gift of Paul.

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  5. Dianne
    November 27, 2017 @ 12:18 pm

    Poor Paul. I am suddenly feeling sorry for him. I hope you are very good to him.

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  6. Sherry Stuifbergen
    November 27, 2017 @ 12:21 pm

    You know what I like? I like watching your wedding video …”Twist Time is Here.” So much fun…you and your groom are superb dancers…love watching you twirl. Now you twirl amongst all your mirrors. You have to look superb when you pass them (mirrors) by daily…which I am sure, you probably DO!

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  7. Robin Howington
    November 27, 2017 @ 12:49 pm

    Two thoughts… I sure wish I had been at that auction. Wow did they have really neat stuff(RNS my tribe). Second. cover that mirror with something. It is too GIANT and FANCY to get pooped on by a bird

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  8. Nylene
    November 27, 2017 @ 1:15 pm

    NevadaNy

    I like your ‘lady mirror’ the best.
    She looks like you.

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  9. Martha
    November 27, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

    No you can’t have too many BFM’s big fancy mirrors. I took pictures of all mine, 12 that I have in my house. I have no idea of how many are in the garage, I don’t think those count, do they?
    I wanted to post them but you comments won’t let. Besides I don’ t want you to get mirror envy and stalk me to grab mine. Last I checked there was no shortage of BFM’s in the world but between you and me that may be changing! I used to live in a house with BTC’s that is big tall ceilings, but now I am sadly reduced to 9 tiny feet to cram all my BFM’s and other things BFT’s into. I am sure life will go on but it is a cause for a modicum of sadness.😨

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  10. Ann Loftus
    November 27, 2017 @ 3:41 pm

    I never saw dagnabbit spelled out. This is a first, and hopefully not a last. After this, I began seeing visions of rabbits doing the dab, and wondered if you had any reflections of this in your mirrors.
    Answer: No.

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  11. Shirley
    November 27, 2017 @ 3:53 pm

    I don’t feel so bad now. I have a ‘thing’ for antique trunks. I SWORE I wouldn’t get any more after my last, large camel back, Ha! I just picked up a ladies trunk last week covered all in tin. Now I have eight.

    Craigslist is da Debbil.
    Shirley

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  12. judy
    November 27, 2017 @ 4:39 pm

    I love this-I had only one mirror(other than obscene bathroom mirrors) no charm whatsoever and often splattered with toothpaste- anyhoo I now have goldish smallish mirrors all the hell over the damn place and the only thing hellishly wrong with that is they reflect all of the dog hair and dust bunnies. Nobody sells huge GFT on my Craigslist and the auctions are dominated by Mr. Deep Pockets and Mrs Ibid Onitall. So watching you tilting at the windmills of desire and acquire is a hoot to say the least. Someday little children on school trips will arrive at your door anxious to see The famous “House of Mirrors” and you will swirl out in something blue and diaphanous and Paul will be dragging yet another fabulous find up the staircase. Wish I could be there to see it. Maybe I’ll come back as a little kid or a yellow school bus orrrrrrrrrrrr a Tuxedo Cat!
    Yipee!

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  13. Allie
    November 27, 2017 @ 5:05 pm

    I have so much to learn from you in regards to teaching my husband about the awesomeness of GFTs (or at least the futility of fighting the acquisition of them). Thank you for being an excellent teacher. xAllie http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com

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  14. Mary Kathline Idriss
    November 27, 2017 @ 5:44 pm

    Hello, first time commenting but a long time follower since you were remodeling your kitchen from the beginning. You are so much fun. Your content is great and everytime I see your blog name in my email, you let me live another life. I saw in one of your other videos about your mirror escapades the paint color of the room upstairs. Could you tell me the color because that is exactly the color I am trying to pin down in my local paint store. The paint guy has no idea what I am talking about. The room was the video of putting the mirror through the upstairs window. Please, pretty please.
    Mary from Georgia.

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  15. Shannon Walls
    November 27, 2017 @ 6:33 pm

    Thanks. Having a really long day and needed the chuckle.

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  16. Sherry
    November 27, 2017 @ 8:31 pm

    Love this!! I have to tell you, you made me think of this 1896 film—except with mirrors and large fancy objects.
    https://youtu.be/CYbQO6pwuNs

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  17. Teresa Kasner
    November 27, 2017 @ 11:11 pm

    I found your blog yesterday and *LOVE* your humor.. and Paul.. and your house that is big enough to support your acquisitions. I live in a 100 year old farmhouse in Oregon in the countryside of the Columbia River Gorge.. and I have too many antique cabinets. I need a bigger house. I immediately added your blog to my blog list.. so nice to meet you! ((hugs)), Teresa 🙂

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  18. Susan Davis
    November 28, 2017 @ 6:42 am

    Off topic: You mentioned in passing a book, The Big House, and shared just enough to pique my interest. Bought it. Love it. Thank you!!

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  19. maria
    November 28, 2017 @ 6:55 am

    ” a haiku of sadness” I am howling into my coffee. This blog is the best therapy for the decorationally challenged ever.

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  20. Sherry
    November 28, 2017 @ 10:02 am

    Best thing I ever did 2+ yrs ago was to buy a very small home.
    2nd best thing was to go thru everything I owned with a fine
    tooth comb. Sold and donated anything I did not absolutely
    want or need.

    Now my small home looks clean and spacious. It is so much
    easier to shop when I know what I need and what I do not.
    If I had a large home and such a helpful husband, I would
    definitely do as you, Victoria.

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  21. JeanFB
    November 28, 2017 @ 10:22 am

    I agree with Scaloot – GFTs are never a problem, *especially* if said GFT is a mirror! I love all of your mirrors and I think you should never get rid of any of them, *unless* you wish to gift them to me for safe keeping, of course! Love your posts – always!!!

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  22. Megan
    November 29, 2017 @ 4:23 pm

    Hi, I’m a mom of 8 kids that is (and has) always been involved in some project in every house we have lived in. I happen to find your site while looking up antique kitchen islands, mine is an old store desk destined to be married to a chunk of carrera. I have spent 2 days laughing out loud and absolutely relating to your love of mirrors and Craigslist. I am lining up your posts for my husband to read so he can witness other husbands actively participating in their important roles in the ongoing designs ( and redesigns) of their beloveds….thanks for the laughs and great ideas!

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  23. fixitchick
    November 29, 2017 @ 4:54 pm

    I want this mirror: https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/fuo/d/must-see-antique-ornate-hand/6389373495.html

    It is gorgeous. so enormous, I have nowhere to put it, no way to go and get it and cant afford it. Therefore, it fills all my waking hours. Honey, I could build a nice set of built ins in the dining room, and use these as doors. No, not so much. My dining room built in plans have doors of made from a carved asian room divider which is as likely to happen as convincing my husband to get an antique chinese wedding bed, and shellac it for use in the yard as a cabana. Visiting my parents in FL has not yielded the treasure trove of cheap antiques that I was counting on.

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    • fixitchick
      November 29, 2017 @ 6:22 pm

      please note that each individual panel is too tall and wide to replace an interior door. because, yes, I thought of doing that too.

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  24. Amanda
    December 1, 2017 @ 11:51 am

    Check out the mirror in this post. https://hookedonhouses.net/2017/12/01/anne-hathaway-colonial-connecticut/ Maybe Anne Hathaway doesn’t need that huge mirror.

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