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  1. Jeane Gallo
    December 16, 2019 @ 4:54 pm

    Second on Outlander. The apothecary is fabulous. Clothing is period authentic.
    I watched Versailles, and it is basically an RRated soap opera. But I enjoyed it nonetheless. Unfortunately two of my favorite characters met an untimely demise.

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  2. Andrea
    December 16, 2019 @ 4:55 pm

    Can anyone tell me if the Kingdom Mirror actually was sold? That would be a tragedy, but I guess I would be able to get over it in time. It was such a find.

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    • judy
      December 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

      The Kingdom mirror and quite a bit of other pieces have been passed on to all the people who now are sure they hit the GFT jackpot so I guess all’s well that gets you a 12 ft tall elegant antique mirror although how an American homeowner has a space for it is amazing. Answered because it drives me goofy when I wonder about something in a blog and no one ever responds.

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  3. Michelle
    December 16, 2019 @ 5:12 pm

    Lovely!
    We watched Versailles and my husband commented the other day that we should watch it again… we miss the characters so much, it is a guilty pleasure and a feast for the eyes ❤️

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  4. Marianne in Mo.
    December 16, 2019 @ 5:46 pm

    Versailles was weird, I couldn’t get into it, but then I had NO IDEA what it was supposed to be. I think I watched four or five episodes before giving up. As for the barber cabinets, I’m not sure they are YOU. Beyond the dark wood tone, I don’t see you enjoying them so much. Also, did they happen to come with keys to the drawers? You might look at one of those waterfall dressing tables – the ones where there appear to have a narrow two drawer thingy on each side and a “dresser” section between that sits lower than the side drawers. You can easily cut off the middle and have two narrow nightstands.

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  5. Sandra Smyth
    December 16, 2019 @ 6:59 pm

    So you don’t collect 1920s era clothing,hats and gowns yet? We need to see you posed in period clothing with the antiques lol.Love the cat!

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  6. Donna Gibson
    December 16, 2019 @ 7:34 pm

    I will happily take the kingdom mirror and doorway to Narnia off your hands!!! Not kidding. Have truck, will travel!

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  7. Kate Boardman
    December 16, 2019 @ 11:10 pm

    Loving Versaille is my dirty little secret!

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  8. MT
    December 16, 2019 @ 11:25 pm

    So many posts lately is like an early Christmas present!!

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  9. Pipistrello
    December 17, 2019 @ 3:43 am

    Versailles is fantabulous televisual viewing!! Ignore the critics and/or avert your gaze from the abundant sex scenes. Just revel in the utterly glorious costumes! I did two things after we finished all series as I was très sad when it was done: I bought a pair of green satin shoes with massive rhinestone-esque buckles (sans Louis heels, unfortunately) just to feel a little bit more Courtly, and finally read Nancy Mitford’s biography of the Sun King after it sat on my shelves since, ahem, the 90s. I was reassured that while some Liberties were taken with the History, including having a Lady Doctor character and Louis XIV not ageing as he should have so G. Blagden remaining as fresh as a daisy throughout, it was mostly pretty spot on and the poisonings were absolutely The Thing back then. It’s true, too, one’s Rustic/Quirky bits and bobs around the house do look rather unloveable once you’ve sat through the series.

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  10. Vanessa
    December 17, 2019 @ 10:01 am

    Nothing is sad garbage if you love it and if you use it Victoria. Those barber tables- are spectacular. Use in kitchen, bath, or mudroom. First aid. Kitten paraphanalia. Keep the bedroom sexy and romantic please. Konmari helps you discover yourself and what you love. If you keep only these things your house will shine and your heart will be like this. Please read the kondo books again- there is more gold in the details. Lean into what you love and lean into color. Follow your heart 💓 kindest regards

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  11. Michelle P.
    December 17, 2019 @ 3:56 pm

    I want your sad garbage. I love those sterilizer cabinets!

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  12. Steven
    December 17, 2019 @ 4:15 pm

    Versailles was such a trashy feast – like MilkDuds, so bad but so good. What I most liked about it was that the Irish monk/slave/companion/friend/lover/quasi-brother from early episodes of Vikings managed to reincarnate himself into The Glory of France. Quite a bump. We’ve watched is several times – mindless and pretty and a little vulgar – everything you like…………..

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  13. Gaylin
    December 17, 2019 @ 8:40 pm

    OH my goodness even the music in the intro to Versailles! I am so sad it is over after this last season. They have filmed a lot at the real Versailles and it takes me back. I have found it a bit trashy and that’s the best part! I fear it maybe tamed down from the actual events with all those bored silly people!
    But hello Ms Masiel?? Witty and snappy and phew you are exhausted after an episode…..much like one of your post I am invigorated to be more witty and fun!

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  14. Nippon
    December 18, 2019 @ 7:32 am

    Worth Appreciating. Great work.

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  15. Jennifer
    December 18, 2019 @ 4:03 pm

    Versailles was a good series. The first year was a bit raw, but if you do the research you will see this is how the sun king behaved. The second and third years were much better. There are never enough period shows so I watch everything I can. Heck, I still watch The Tutors at least twice a year.

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  16. yvonne
    December 18, 2019 @ 10:09 pm

    Victoria! Those cabinets are great, and if you do not want them, remember I’m just a few blocks over from you 🙂

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