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  1. Mary McDonough
    March 29, 2018 @ 10:49 am

    Hi Victoria – I knew where you were the minute I saw the picture. My son said “Mom, there’s a chandelier store in Philly and you have to go be there.” I did, and he was so right. I found a home away from home and was so happy that he knew me so well! I have regretted not buying the “lady with torches bust lamp” that called to me as it was gone when I went back. I thought I saw you at the auction in Crumpton, Maryland, yesterday. Maybe it was the humongous golden mirror that made me think you were around. You might want to check it out – Wednesdays, 8 a.m. until whenever. Every Tuesday night they put two or three hundred pictures of what will be selling the next morning, on facebook, if you join the Crumpton page. Dixon’s Auction. Two outside fields with larger furniture, and tons of tables inside with all the smalls and then there’s the jewelry and coin auction at 1 p.m. There are always chandeliers.


  2. Briana
    March 29, 2018 @ 11:12 am

    Chandlierless rooms are just plain unsightly. I have one (or two) in every room, except the bathroom. Working on that.


  3. Jennifer
    March 29, 2018 @ 11:12 am

    Thank you Victoria, I now have a mission to find the chandelier store on South St and spend my husbands money 😉

    Because life is not worth living unless you can surround yourself in luscious light and mirrors (and kittens too!)


    March 29, 2018 @ 11:41 am

    Victoria, does anyone really ever have enough stuff??? Well, some people might, but they are not a lot of fun.

    Happy hunting!!!


  5. Allie
    March 29, 2018 @ 11:47 am

    9 chandeliers does not sound like too much to me…if I had my way our house would have a chandelier in every room and closet. Bring on the fancy! xAllie


  6. Bea Lee
    March 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

    Traveling from Mississippi to a GA mountain cabin for Easter. I stumbled across a soapdish on ebay that I’ve been looking for for (for for?) TEN years to complete a bath set. Got the toothbrush holder in Round Top, the shaving mug in VA, chamber pot in Columbus, MS …You get the idea. Happy!


    • dux
      March 29, 2018 @ 2:28 pm

      Reading “Round Top” in your note made me smile. Love Round Top, prefer it without my husband and kids coming with me (have never been, YET, by myself), would definitely prefer it if I had a trucking license and my own eighteen wheeler to transport everything I covet there (we live farther north, up in the Rocky Mountains). But I could also go for a day by myself with a big (huge) dolly in Old World Antieks in La Grange, TX. Bought an altar there earlier this year which still sits on the floor, waiting to be mounted on the wall …. I thought she’d be for my life-size Santa Monica (bequeathed to me by my aunt), but kinda like her perched nearby with the altar up above.

      Very, very first world story, I know.


  7. Tammy
    March 29, 2018 @ 12:25 pm

    Love chandeliers, but I am not crazy about household items or furniture with faces on them. Especially pitchers, faucets, fountains, etc… where the contents are dispensed through the mouth (or worse).

    To your concern about living up to your Great Aunt Gertrude’s standards, I thought of this quote that, immediately when I saw it, I had to share with my brothers: “By the time my father was my age, he had amassed, like, 30 coffee cans full of screws. I have none. What have I done with my life?”

    And this one is so you too! “My son asked if a punch bowl is where you keep the names of people you want to punch. I usually keep them in my head, but, storing them in a decorative crystal seems really classy.”

    Happy Antique Hunting!


  8. Vikki
    March 29, 2018 @ 12:37 pm


    • Lisa Garber
      September 30, 2018 @ 3:43 pm

      Thanks for the ear worm, Vicki. We be boogeyin’!


  9. Devyn
    March 29, 2018 @ 1:08 pm

    Thank you for this post…. I live only about a ten minute walk from this shop and have never stopped in. I assumed they only had crappy reproduction stuff and never thought they have something I would want. I don’t need more chandeliers, but maybe there is a better one waiting to bump one I have to the side….
    I will be there this weekend.


  10. Melissa
    March 29, 2018 @ 1:28 pm

    You are one of my favorite people! I don’t know you but know we would be fast friends. I follow ONE BLOG! Yours:)
    You make me laugh so hard! Each time that email comes in I get so excited, it literally makes my day. My home is nothing as cool as yours but I wish it were. I send screen shots of your hilarious’ness to my husband all the time. So keep up the hilarity and know I always root for you to find the giantest, most fanciest thing on your next adventure😊
    PS-I love cats too, we have 2 Snowshoe kitty’s. They are jerks though, no snuggling unless they allow it (maybe once a week😝)
    I want ALL the snuggly kitty’s!!


  11. Louise Archibald
    March 29, 2018 @ 1:43 pm

    Thank the heavens that the kind heartedness you are sharing is out amongst all.
    I have a small flock of Shetland sheep who are happily living out their lifespans as all creatures should.
    Love following your adventures in the glories of treasure hunting/gathering …….my cup too is quite full.
    Ever onward and all the best to you and your Paul.


  12. Catherine Covell
    March 29, 2018 @ 2:19 pm

    I absolutely agree! You must have chandeliers in every room including bathrooms! My very dear friend Sharon, who is my lighting mentor has chandeliers (crystal) from all over the world in every room including the bathroom (hung above the bathtub of course). She is right and everyone else is completely wrong. I’m slowly replacing terrible other kinds of lighting with chandeliers even as we speak! Cheers!


  13. Lori
    March 29, 2018 @ 3:50 pm

    Hi Victoria- I live in Paoli and have become addicted to You put in a radius and get daily emails of what’s up in your world complete with pictures. As you can imagine on the mainline, there’s some awesome stuff. Sometimes I just go to see the house! Scored suede covered antique French bergere chairs, Murano lamps, tons of blanc de chine and Chinese porcelain lamps/etc.


  14. Kim
    March 29, 2018 @ 4:22 pm

    THe last photo broke my heart…


  15. Lorraine Smith
    March 29, 2018 @ 4:46 pm

    Please list the stores you visited! I’ll be visiting family in Philly and I’d like to see where you go!


  16. WendyKate
    March 29, 2018 @ 7:28 pm

    You know, we can totally help you with that collection of cripplingly heavy cocktail rings. 😉


  17. Laura Kennedy
    March 29, 2018 @ 8:16 pm

    Check out Wendy Addison’s Theatre of Dreams. You two were made for each other.


  18. April
    March 29, 2018 @ 9:33 pm

    So did you get the bejeweled skeleton? What a find! Looks like it could have danced right off the astronomical clock in Prague! (Except that one has bells it rings…) Maybe they’re cousins.


  19. Shirley Melges
    March 31, 2018 @ 1:45 pm

    My mother’s neighbor has a golden chandelier hanging in his detached, crappy, unfinished inside garage…..makes it the nicest place to visit.


  20. Angela Mitchell
    March 31, 2018 @ 9:30 pm

    Hello Victoria, I’ve been a follower of your blog for a bit now, courtesy of Janet from The Gardener’s Cottage. I love your humor, your home and the way that you stand up for the animals. You give me courage to do the same. Thank you.


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