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  1. Jayne
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:15 am

    You should start a business

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  2. fixitchick
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:21 am

    But won’t the Kingdom Mirror, and your other Mirrors of Magnificence be jealous? I would be.

    In fact I am. I went from 10.5′ ceilings to 8′ 3″ ceilings [nominal framing lumber was used when the house was built]. The loss of those 27″ is a painful thing. Painful I tell you. If we ever rob a bank, I would rebuild where we are, but a proper house. and I would buy the eyesore nextdoor, tear it down and put in a Garden of Delights.

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    • Joan Clanton
      September 28, 2017 @ 8:07 pm

      dear fix it chick–
      i DID buy that eyesore of a house next to mine and i DID tear it down! i now have a glorious yard with a fabulous deck but alas, the Garden of Delights is on hold until the grandchickies no longer need the lawn for their slip and slide and cartwheels. until then, another 10 years to plan will result in utter and absolute perfection.

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  3. fixitchick
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:24 am

    Replace the legs! add a fancy base, sell a kidney and go shopping here: http://www.vandykes.com/furniture-feet-legs/c/510/

    and whatever you do, DONT LOOK AT THE HARDWARE. After all, you are already down to one kidney, and what can you sell next?

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  4. Valery Shaw
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:26 am

    Beautiful Mirror find!! I have been looking for a Huge Antique one for a looong time. May I ask how much did this new one in this post cost?

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  5. Janine Markham
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:27 am

    Well shit on a stick. I’ll most likely be moving to the Philly area and I can already hear my wallet crying. She is not happy, but I’m about to be on another level of happiness with all of that beauty!

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  6. Dianne
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:27 am

    I am still waiting to see the completed kitchen or at least a progress report. Paul does have a halo doesn’t he?

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    • Lauren W.
      September 28, 2017 @ 11:37 am

      she wrote an update a few weeks ago.

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  7. Leslie
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:28 am

    You are all freaking nuts…I love you!

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    • Penny
      September 30, 2017 @ 1:28 pm

      They are, and I love them too!

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  8. Carolyn Mitchell
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:34 am

    That Mirror is Life!

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    • Kathleen McGillivray
      September 28, 2017 @ 11:38 am

      best comment ever

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  9. Sarah
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:36 am

    Ok I LOVE the ribbon rack. I hope you are going to fill it with ribbon. I would. I have hundreds of rolls that I use for everything….. Inspiring!

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  10. Celina
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:36 am

    Gorgeous.

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  11. Kathleen McGillivray
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:37 am

    You are just the best writer, Victoria! motivational hoarding….hahahahaha! 🙂 keep on keeping on…:) with love, from Canada

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  12. Laura Laskey
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:38 am

    So what became of the lowly ribbon cabinet? 🙂

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  13. Katherine Howley
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:44 am

    She’s back! I live for arguments with Self.

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  14. Amy
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:45 am

    I hate to break it to you but you need to stop looking at craigslist and start looking for a new house. This mirror needs it’s legs STAT-immediately-pronto-no time to waste! I would probably make a hole in the ceiling before I would allow it to stand without it’s sweet little legs and base. All of which is quite beautiful BTW. You’re peanut butter; I’m jelly… so jelly.

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  15. Tina
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:46 am

    I love the fact that you–the polar opposite of a soccer mom–own a minivan (to move GFTs!)

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  16. Waneta
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:47 am

    Would love to see a slideshow of your rooms. Your home looks so beautiful! I, too, wonder about the kitchen. Is it still not completed? Enjoy reading these! You are very entertaining!

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  17. Ginny
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:57 am

    Oh dear Elizabeth, you are in over your head! (I just couldn’t resist) But I can see your point, if is worth doing it is worth going all the way to the ceiling. Please keep up the good work and inspiring us to fill our homes with extra tall GFT’s. You seem to be back on the beam. Best wishes.

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  18. gretchen
    September 28, 2017 @ 12:02 pm

    Very familiar with Chestnut Hill, my old stomping grounds….amazing properties

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  19. Ann
    September 28, 2017 @ 12:11 pm

    Yes, it is sad that you are so needy. Nine foot ceilings? not even worth mentioning. A real house has 11.5 to 14 foot ceilings; de rigueur for the furniture you covet. Meanwhile, you selfishly deny the pieces the beautiful settings that they desire in which to live out their most fulfilled lives. I cringe when I see the console for the pier mirror so carelessly discarded to fit the lack of height.

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  20. Nancy Gharios
    September 28, 2017 @ 12:20 pm

    Victoria you and your husband are the cutest couple ever! I enjoy reading about all your adventures and your antique finds. Your house is beautiful and I live in a state of complete envy as my California house has a total absence of giant fancy things!!!

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