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  1. Payton
    November 21, 2018 @ 11:16 am

    Hello Victoria – have you considered adding a Paypal tip function onto your blog? I’m sure people would be happy to offer what help they can, in return for so generously sharing your adventures and permitting us to sigh over Craigslist-buried treasure. I’m sorry if you’ve already considered this and I’ve missed it.

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  2. judy
    November 21, 2018 @ 4:21 pm

    ditto the paypal button-if I can spend hundreds of dollars on books and kindle reads-some of which are complete duds-I can certainly pay for your talent and your writing- comes with videos and frosting on a cake- dancing & kittens. I watched your wedding video so much I had it memorized- kittens!. Install the button-you need another house to make wonderful. A yummy Thanksgiving to all.

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  3. Ann
    November 21, 2018 @ 7:53 pm

    I love the big tall secretary in the auction house video-/I am looking for about a 9 foot one in mahogany

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  4. Gail
    November 22, 2018 @ 7:58 am

    What is the name of the song that is playing in the video? My mother used to play that!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      November 22, 2018 @ 9:47 am

      It’s Liberace, “Nola”… my dad would play his version of “Third Man Theme” and we called it “dad’s song” … many years later I heard it in a movie and was like!!! They stole Dad’s song!!

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  5. Sandy
    November 24, 2018 @ 1:41 pm

    Right in my inbox. I too, now have urn envy. Other envies also! The GFT you have in your neck of the woods!! Swoooon 😉 Admire your “patience” to complete the kitchen exactly as you want (delete want) NEED it to be.

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  6. Audrey
    November 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

    Victoria,
    You seem to have a knack for finding amazing (bordering on magical) places to shop for unique things that I do not want to live without. I lack this knack. Do you have any advice on places to find GFTs other than Craig’s list? Where do you find auction houses that allow you to bid by cell phone from the middle of nowhere, or the show house currently featured on this blog that offers large collections of mega-gigantic urns? I would love to discover such a place – preferably one that is located within driving distance of me in Utah. Other than regular antique stores, do you (or your readers) have any tips for finding places to spend more money than we can afford on impractical, yet completely necessary GFTs that will give our husbands new challenges to their visual/spacial/dimensional reasoning skills? (My husband once had to remove a wall in order to get my new master bed up a [ridiculously slender] stairwell…I wish we’d seen your video on the window entrance first! ) Now that I have found a community of like minded individuals, I need to mine your collective brilliance for any assistance you can offer. Where are the best places to shop? Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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  7. John Kilborn
    November 26, 2018 @ 4:32 am

    Just love the urns, Victorian Gothic, and i bet really heavy. I’m jealous. Really jealous. Caste iron, black , and heavy. Well done.

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  8. lilibet
    December 8, 2018 @ 7:19 am

    Only a voracious reader could write like this. The iron smelter piece was gold. Oh. In Canada our Craigslist is called Kijiji. Isn’t that a nice, upbeat sounding name to go bankrupt to?

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