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  1. Pattie C
    August 6, 2014 @ 11:10 am

    Is it me or does Elvis have a WTF look on her face?

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    • Sunnie Mitchell
      August 6, 2014 @ 11:20 am

      I thought she looked more bemused than ‘WTF’, but I’ll scroll back up for another look:)

      Fab mirror and base, if Elvis decides she doesn’t approve it’s my bad luck shipping that big bit of gorgeousity to Scotland would have my Paul (no, really, my husband’s name IS Paul) in fits. Sigh.

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  2. Lesa M
    August 6, 2014 @ 11:14 am

    Hmmmm…I don’t see any missing fancy bits. It looks absolutely fabulous and if it weren’t 2000 miles away I would have bid on it too!

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  3. Bridget from Refined Vintage
    August 6, 2014 @ 11:15 am

    Love your posts, you always make me chuckle and I always know just how you feel.
    Really Paul has got to Remember and understand what a privilege, how did you put it? “a special mirror goddess, entrusted to him”- it is to be your husband and protector of all things beautiful. He is one lucky Guy!

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  4. Diane Amick
    August 6, 2014 @ 11:17 am

    I am delighted to inform you that you are the newest member of the “auction addicted club” – heck you might even be President! I do try to limit myself to two auctions a month, but I always try very hard to find s…o…m…e…t…h…i…n… g that just has to come home with me. Last month it was three taxidermy birds – one for me, one for my mom for Christmas (she really does love that type of thing) and an extra…..just in case, and a small armillary. Have a wonderful time, and don’t let Paul go with you if he’s going to spoil the adventure with details like max bidding prices.

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  5. Stacey
    August 6, 2014 @ 11:19 am

    I LOVE your blog posts!!! You are soooooooo funny – I have a good day everytime I read one of your posts 😉 the best part “there are so many corners”!!! Hilarious!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you! Please keep writing of your adventures.

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  6. Rhonda Dore
    August 6, 2014 @ 11:24 am

    Elvis needs another one so she can do Infinity Elvis. I think that’s only fair.

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  7. Regina
    August 6, 2014 @ 11:35 am

    Victoria – A dear friend and antiques genius Katie forwarded your site to me, and your passion for big, fancy mirrors is infectious. I, too, live in Philadelphia, and my biggest concern now is “how will I ever acquire a big, fancy mirror before VEB gets her paws on it?”

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  8. Melissa
    August 6, 2014 @ 11:36 am

    OMG, Victoria. You HAVE TO post the text of those fan letters. Ha!

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  9. Vikki
    August 6, 2014 @ 11:44 am

    You scored big time! I’m not fooled by Paul’s phony resistance to your OCD. I saw how lovingly he was wrapping your treasured mirror as he carefully prepared it for the ride home! He’s the man…jew don’t need no stink’n Jon Hamm! Vikki in VA

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  10. Patricia
    August 6, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

    But meanwhile, what is happening kitchenwise? There’s a whole world of big fancy pieces of junk (in auctionland) that would just totally turn your kitchen into Liberace’s dream palace….

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  11. Cynthia
    August 6, 2014 @ 12:53 pm

    OMGoodness. I have had this exact same conversation with my husband, with your exact same thoughts running through my head, and this has happened more than once.

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  12. Laurie@ Vin'yet Etc.
    August 6, 2014 @ 1:11 pm

    I have my hair scarf ready… if we could steal a convertible we could go to ALL of the auctions together! So many corners, not enough time! 😉

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  13. Rita C at Panoply
    August 6, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

    I have long since left my husband HOME when I go to auction. He just doesn’t get any of this. Ever since HE bid and won on a 3pc French garniture that HE did not fully inspect to see it was altered to quartz battery operation and HE tried to blame me as the one who purchased it, HE is not invited to auction with me. That was about 9 years ago. I go with my sister, and we have a long-standing relationship with our auction house, and they help us load. Btw, I sold the 3pc garniture for what he paid for it, and saved HIS face.

    Congratulations on your latest member of the kingdom. And sometimes it’s hard to discern the gavel price. Once they know you, you sometimes even get home and find in the midst of all that auction jibberish, they may have cut you a slight deal on the final gavel price. 😀
    Rita

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  14. Michelle From Vancouver
    August 6, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

    Because that’s what hoarders do……fill all the corners!
    OMG, I tears in my eyes because it’s so true 🙂
    I love that you post your adventures to the auction, very entertaining.
    PS. Love the mirror

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  15. Laurie
    August 6, 2014 @ 1:53 pm

    Really, it is adorable watching him try to take control of the situation.

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  16. Laura
    August 6, 2014 @ 2:43 pm

    Oh, this is all most excellent. And funny. And I love that you are giving Elvis her own set of furniture!

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  17. Cassandra
    August 6, 2014 @ 4:14 pm

    Your posts are always so much fun. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Nina
    August 6, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

    I think Paul and my husband were separated at birth. I usually get what I want, but he thinks everything should cost what they did in the ’50s (and he wasn’t old enough to know what his parents paid then). At least you have that conversation over beautiful, worthwhile, enjoyable stuff; we have it over underwear, produce, mattresses, you name it.
    I hope Elvis enjoys her mirror and appreciates your efforts on her behalf.

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  19. Diane H
    August 6, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

    In your video we have a wonderful image of Paul’s gold wedding ring, I was just wondering if you have plans to replace it with a mirrored band….

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  20. Susannah
    August 6, 2014 @ 6:04 pm

    I too have a Giant Fancy Mirror. It is missing fancy bits, but I don’t care. My mom wanted to glue old broken pieces of the plaster back on…one day. But that would’ve prohibited me from hanging it…NOW. It’s been up over 2 years and I love it EVERY day.

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