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  1. Kristy
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:05 am

    Your husband? I quite like him. Give that man 10 points for fabulousness.

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  2. Sandi
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:06 am

    I’m kind of swooning over the card catalog drawers, I confess.

    Many kudos to Paul for foraging for you! I think that’s entirely sweet….then again, I’m not the one trying to find homes for the juicers…

    😉

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  3. Amanda Church
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:07 am

    Save the juicers for party favors (cause who wouldn’t want to take home a free glass juicer to remember a great party?) and tuck secret spices or maybe Elvis’s favorite catnip in the card catalog.

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  4. patinaandcompany
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:08 am

    All of which sort of begs the question of why your elderly neighbour had so many juicers.

    Seriously do love the look of the room where you have the catalogue drawers in the last photo. They fit in so well and the whole thing looks great.

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  5. Christy Keyton
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:09 am

    I BOUGHT a vintage card catalog last year because I wanted one! I use it in my craft room to store supplies. I loved that thing so much I boxed it up in Colorado and brought it home on the plane! They sell for a lot on ebay and I got a great deal, so that made me very happy. I think you should keep two juicers and then do a giveaway for the rest on your blog. I want one!

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  6. Anne
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:11 am

    First, that is so awesome that Paul brought those to you. Second, fall, cider, Christmas decorations? Fill them with DIY potpourri? Third, I think you need to start breeding Bookshelf trolls to find some shelves to display all these lovely things.

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  7. Jennifer
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:11 am

    A dozen juicers! Wow. Makes you wonder why he had a dozen juicers! If I has a small steel rod and slipped on each juicer and hung that rod above a sunny window, and spaced those juicers just so, the light would play so nicely when it shone through them. A “juicer valance!”

    As for the card catalogue, what’s not to love about little drawers! the more the merrier! So nice of your DH to think of you and bring home things he knows you will love even though the wonder of it all escapes him.

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  8. Cat
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:11 am

    I’ve seen the juicers uses as small bird baths and seed feeders, hung by a wire in trees, kind of like a wire base with wire up to string (macramé ish) and they looked quite glittery in the garden. Really wish I had taken a picture but I tend to go comatose and drool when exposed to glitter rainbow sparkle things.

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    • Julie Christie Leary
      September 30, 2014 @ 11:26 am

      Juicers as birdbaths! Brilliant! I already use pretty old bowls etc…but never thought of the juicers. Thank you!

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      • cat
        September 30, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

        really really really wish I had taken a picture now but they were so darn sparklie!

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  9. Rachel
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:11 am

    I’m reading your blog when I should be dusting and creating whimsical Halloween/autumn vignettes.

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  10. morphiaflow
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:12 am

    I’ve been waiting for the perfect card catalog cabinet for a very specific spot in my apartment to come my way via the deities of Justice, Bargains, and Useless Junk. Since I’ve only been graced by Expensive, Highend, and Custom, let me point you in the right direction: They make the perfect wine bottle holder.

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  11. Di Elliott
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:12 am

    The card catalogue draws you could use for those extra thousand birthday cards you horde, or paint bushes and pencils or stensil patterns, the juicers would make a funky chandelier or if you use them hanging upside down a candle holder chandelieryou could use glitter paint to help them sparkle . Just a thought….

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    • Monica
      September 30, 2014 @ 12:36 pm

      Oh my god! I just read your comment and opened the drawer on the 12 drawer card catalog on my desk and just stared amazed. You have changed my life!

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  12. Linda
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:13 am

    I’m sure this is too practical for your creative, foraging life……but you could sell them on ebay. Get money for more Craig’s List finds. Others will want them. Aren’t you just so pleased with Paul’s thoughtfulness?

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  13. Laura Kennedy
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:14 am

    For the card catalog?

    JEWELRY STORAGE!! Duh-uh.

    I envy you that terribly.

    You’re on your own for the juicers…but hang on to that man. He’s a gem.

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    • GG
      October 2, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

      The juicers would be great bedside jewelry holders too for rings/earrings/watches at the end of the day type things…. Loose change, etc. OR you could use a different juicer each month, since you have 12. Store them hanging on a wall in the kitchen or better yet somehow in the window as light catchers? Hooked on an Ikea rail S-hook track system??

      Card catalogs are great for silverware, recipes, art supplies, cat toys, socks, notebooks, notecards, craft supplies, utensils, paint supplies, home improvement paraphernelia – think kitchen reno necessities hiding in plain sight….

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  14. tammigirl
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:15 am

    This: “I cleaned everything up… And then left it in a pile on the dining room floor. Because once something it is mine, that is good enough.”

    Is how I know you and I were separated at birth. (well, one of the reasons)

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  15. Marilyn
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:17 am

    Yes! A vignette…..please And take 16 million pictures and post them on your blog! Seriously, thank you for just showing us the card catalog sitting on the table.

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  16. maggie b
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:17 am

    I can’t believe you haven’t realized they would be fantastic Christmas gifts for special friends. I’d be delighted to receive one myself. I use an old ugly plastic one now.

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  17. tammigirl
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    Also: Juicers are the new disco ball. Embrace them all, and do never share!

    I want one/ten so bad, but think you should share none of them – they are suncatchers!

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  18. sharon
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:20 am

    Although i have grown extremely FOND of you and ALL you hoard….so proud! I do believe i truly LoVE LoVE LoVE your comments…..i first take in ALL of you…..then finish off the with the BEST of you….the comments…..x

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      September 30, 2014 @ 10:34 am

      THIS, yes, a thousand times… my mother will actually call me to tell me which were her favorite comments.
      xoxo

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  19. Tammy
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:21 am

    A crystal water fall! I have seen indoor waterfalls where there is a basin with a pump that draws water up to the top of a series of smaller cups and then the water trickles down from the spouts, cup to cup. So what if you figured out a way to position the juicers at different heights, maybe by gluing them with the spout slightly tilted downward, to the top of cheap crystal candlesticks. Arrange them from high to low so that they pour into the next lower one. With some cool lighting, think of the reflections off all that cut glass! It really could be something pretty for a wedding or baby shower using punch instead of water.

    I don’t know why but I am a sucker for anything with small drawers. The smaller they are, the more intrigued I am, even if they are too small to even store much of anything! So I love the card catalog and would use it to store old pictures or perhaps recipes.

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  20. Nicole Gilbride
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:21 am

    What if you do a give-away on your blog and give away some glass juicers in a raffle? I want one!!!!!!

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  21. Wilma Galanos
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:24 am

    How about gift baskets? I see a pretty basket, oranges, lemons, limes, maybe a pretty tea towel, and a juicer. They would all be tastefully arranged and tied with a big bow.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      September 30, 2014 @ 10:40 am

      I am sending you an imaginary/psychic gift basket as thanks for the GENIUS idea!

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    • Pj
      September 30, 2014 @ 11:03 pm

      What a GREAT idea for hostess or housewarming gifts! 🙂

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  22. Emily Speight
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:25 am

    LOL – I would totally take one of those juicers off your hands… do you know how hard it is to juice 8 lemons for lemon curd with a fork and your hand?

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  23. LeighTX
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:28 am

    Love the card catalog! As for the juicers, keep one and sell the rest on eBay to fund your other treasure purchases.

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  24. Pam
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:33 am

    The idea about the valence is terrific! Cover the spring rod with material..
    I’m sad now, I only have two glass juicers…..sigh

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  25. Monica W
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:33 am

    I have a card catalog at home. I use one drawer to keep the addresses I’ve torn off of holiday cards, another drawer for old tapes (although I don’t think we have a tape deck anymore), and the last drawer for notes to future me. Those don’t always make sense.

    You can use the glass juicers as a bracelet or cuff link holder. Did they come with their bottoms or is it just a box of the reamers?

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  26. Michelle
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:34 am

    Have you noticed a lot of the commenters are re-hoarders? They want to re-hoard your hoard, hoping you will raffle/give away some of the juicers. You should indulge them by getting rid of any duplicates. Display the rest. You never know when you might need an extra juicer…or five.

    BTW, your husband is a peach. Happy wife=happy life!

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  27. Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:35 am

    Awww. Outdated, useless trash. He speaks your love language!

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  28. Patra
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:35 am

    You never disappoint me 🙂

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  29. Kim
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:37 am

    Seconding the requests for a give-away! The only juicer I’ve been able to find is one that’s the size of a freaking serving bowl, which is a pain. I’ll pay for the shipping 😀

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  30. Beverly Knight
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:41 am

    I just LOVE reading your blogs! Sounds so much like something I think but don’t express as well in words as you do!!

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  31. Chris B.
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:47 am

    I first thought of some sort of rain chain (which would involve drilling), since they’re on my brain, I need to create two of them for my garden. But on second thought, that will NEVER happen, so I’m truly loving the party favor idea – maybe for a brunch? Or name card holders for that same brunch?

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  32. devon
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:49 am

    ah, what a guy! always thinking of you 🙂
    Now i know why i love your posts, because you and i share the same feeling about blog vignettes! So many vignettes, so little time…….sheesh……..life’s too short to do vignettes!
    I myself am totally agreeing with leaving it in a pile on the dining room floor, at least for a few months…..until you move the pile to a different room…..where you can admire it for another few months 🙂 !!

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  33. Sarah
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:51 am

    You should figure out a way to hang the juicers and then make a wall of them. Or hang them in a window for suncatchers…

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  34. Michelle @ The Painted Hinge
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:52 am

    I’m just wondering why your neighbor a. Had so many juicers in the first place, and b.Didn’t take them to Florida with him… I mean it is the citrus capital of the world or something, isn’t it? He would have been quite the hit with the ladies in his age bracket!

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  35. Pam
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:54 am

    I was going to say jewelry storage/ display for the juicers. Find a tray large enough to hold them all and then use for bracelets and fill the edges with rings and earrings. Sparkly and still contained. I just took my hoard of milk glass and used it for jewelry storage. The card catalogue is just necessary. Who cares what you use it for, it’s yours now!

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  36. Miriam
    September 30, 2014 @ 10:55 am

    I vote for an actual card catalog for your actual (gorgeous) library. Then, when friends/relatives borrow a book, you could record the name on the card and stamp the book with a due date. There’s something so sad about getting a book from a library and seeing the last stamped date on the card, maybe 1995 from when everything switched to digital. Borrowers might even be lulled into thinking that you would return the books you’ve stolen from them over the years. I love all my books, but have a particular fondness for the ones I should have given back . . .

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    • Tammy
      September 30, 2014 @ 11:16 am

      hehehe, this comment: ” I love all my books, but have a particular fondness for the ones I should have given back . . .” made me laugh out loud! A guilty laugh. I am normally very good about returning loaned books to their rightful owners. But I have 1 old cookbook that a former boss loaned to me and then one or the other of us left the company. I need to look him up and return it. I have another book about quilts though that someone years ago in a quilting club lent and I don’t even know her name. I love that book though so I’m kinda glad that I cannot be held responsible for returning it now.

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  37. KnitKicky
    September 30, 2014 @ 11:05 am

    the juicers are fantastic! I have one from my mother. They are SO MUCH BETTER than modern cheaper hand juicers. Keep one or two and give the rest as gifts to your favorite family members and besties!

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  38. Dianne
    September 30, 2014 @ 11:06 am

    I like Wilma’s gift basket idea. Everyone gets a citrus gift basket this Christmas!
    Just send me Paul, no gift needed. 🙂

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  39. Tina
    September 30, 2014 @ 11:09 am

    I started reading your post out loud to my kids (because that is something I always do with you) without telling them it was you. My daughter heard “Paul” and said “Bed Troll!”

    That is your name in our family. I’m sorry, but Victoria just doesn’t cut it anymore.

    Please say you are coming back out to Exton sometime soon to host another craft party.

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  40. Carri
    September 30, 2014 @ 11:25 am

    My husband has that exact same card file. He has photos in it, all categorized of course. He thinks file cabinets are the best form of storage for everything and has at least 20. They are in his shop where he fixes absolutely anything, including lamps. Who could complain?

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