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  1. Tattycoram
    March 28, 2017 @ 11:57 am

    Oh thanks to this glorious post I am now enjoy my raining day even without GFTs in it.


  2. Lora Hart
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:05 pm

    Shot down before I uttered a word. I was gonna suggest a wine rack. Filled with undrinkable, vintage wines from the 1800’s with really good labels.



  3. ActualConversationsWithMyHusband
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:06 pm

    (open post)
    (see newest purchase)
    (exclaim “offumaniffe!”) (I was choking down a granola bar when I beheld the magnificence)

    On a more serious note, I’m actually relieved that your search for a ribbon cabinet took as long as it did – not because I want you to be unhappy (although, in one sense, antique hunting is a zero-sum game and every GFT you don’t find is one that I might find for myself… but let’s pretend I didn’t point that out) but because I’ve been frustrated and appalled at the price of the crappy ones I’ve found, so at least I know it’s not my inferior hunting skills.

    And don’t worry about Paul… he’s probably just suffered a small stroke, and will recover quickly. Just in time to stop you from buying the crate of antique thread.


    • John Valko
      July 8, 2020 @ 9:21 pm

      I have that ribbon case. Needs to be cleaned up but the same one. Have had since 1974.


  4. Erica
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:07 pm

    I’m so glad I’ve found your blog. You really are hilarious — and relatable, even though I live in a house with not one single GFT.


  5. Amy
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:08 pm

    Did I miss where you told us what you paid for this great find?


  6. Dee
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:10 pm

    Oh, Elizabeth what are you up to now, just love it! No, I think you got the right man in your life!


  7. Mary
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:13 pm

    Stunning! So jealous in Omaha….


  8. Cheryl
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:16 pm

    Thanks Victoria for something else I need. Tell Paul it could be worse, you could live in BRIMFIELD, MA., my home town, the antique capital of the world.


    • Gina
      April 6, 2017 @ 5:11 pm

      God I’d LOOOOOVE to live in brimfield!!!!!!!!!!!!! How do you not become a hoarder there with all those bargains?????????????


  9. Mary W.
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:16 pm

    The cabinet is beautiful empty, and the orchids are gorgeous on the top. Better than the spool cabinet.


  10. AnnaWB
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:19 pm

    Oh, now I am in trouble.
    I have archival boxes upon archival boxes of ribbons … yet… no ribbon case. I had subdued the want until now. Alas, no space, no riches, no case.


    • Sherry
      April 8, 2017 @ 9:35 am

      Just think how much more organized you could be with a giant fancy antique ribbon case. 🙂 In all seriousness the cabinet with the ribbons was beautiful. I think they made the case.


  11. Carolyn Giles
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:21 pm

    Wow–what an incredible find! I love wine and would use it for wine storage, but that’s me.

    You are all kinds of cool.


  12. Nicole Specht
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:28 pm

    Fabulous blog. I look forward to every installment!


  13. Stephanie
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:29 pm

    Now this is super funny and that ribbon cabinet is fabulous!


  14. Cyn
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:38 pm

    It’s really meant to be a conversational plant pedestal.


  15. Judy
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:39 pm

    Gee thanks Victoria, I didn’t know I needed one of these before I read your post. If Paul won’t let you keep it I’m sure I could find a spot for it.


  16. Diana C.
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:39 pm

    I LOVE it! But not sure it fits the “giant” in GFT, and love the portal to Narnia more.

    Still waiting on kittens to foster. Apparently cats don’t like to have their babies until spring, and labor and delivery is late this year. Not sure how my husband is going to handle my penchant for yard sale finds AND a kitten(s), but after decades of marriage, he’s learned to adapt and go with the flow…. though “flowing” through my house is getting more difficult after each weekend out on my happy trails (yard sales).

    Craigslist did yield me two gorgeous mahogany gothic arch mirrors in the past; it’s been awhile since a major find, but I’m always looking. Love you. Enjoy the ribbon cabinet. Should I take bets on how long before we spot a bottle of two of wine in it?


  17. Laurie Drew
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:39 pm

    The “Ladies Choice” on the front would make me smile every time I walked past it.


  18. Toni
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:42 pm

    Beautiful…..I love how self conflicted you are! But it serves you well! Thanks for making my day!


  19. Flip Breskin
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:44 pm

    Oh GLORIOUS!!!! And better filled with air rather than spools of ribbon…. Thank you.


  20. Colleen
    March 28, 2017 @ 12:53 pm

    It’s gorgeous, and I am envious of your delightful GFTs! For antique ribbon, you should call M&J Trimmings in NYC (They took a lot of deadstock from another ribbon company), I bought a spool of 3″ wide silk taffeta chartreuse ribbon just because it made me feel pretty to own it. Also, try Tinsel Trading in NYC. They sell beautiful antique ribbons and millinery trims.


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