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  1. Ellen
    May 9, 2018 @ 11:41 am

    Favorite post. The “unwieldy life-necklace of crazy” is the best and I plan to steal it. The carved tulips on the mirror are truly a thing of beauty and that you got it for so much under $3K is amazing. Love!


    • IrishBlu
      September 20, 2018 @ 2:33 pm

      Love your posts! But, some how I missed out….. Did you sell the Kingdom Mirror. I was wanting you to keep it!
      Let me know the suspense is killing me!!


  2. Lisa A.
    May 9, 2018 @ 11:44 am

    Oh Victoria,
    That is by far the MOST entertaining post I have ever read from you…I want to read it over and over and just laugh out loud. What a bargain too!


  3. Victoria McQueen Jones
    May 9, 2018 @ 11:51 am

    You are crazy! And we love you for it.
    Congratulations on the biggest big mirror collection I have ever seen. I definitely don’t have ave enough wall space for such mirrors. Also my children would break it within ten seconds.
    But it’s so pretty. Thank you for sharing the prettiness with me. At least now I can dream about it at night.


  4. Dani Allen
    May 9, 2018 @ 11:52 am

    I live in New Mexico, where giant tumbleweeds frequently assault vehicles, fences, and living creatures. I’ve pulled off many roads and scaled mountains in search of that elusive cell phone signal. My heart is still pounding as I visualize your phone bidding experience. You are my hero! I think I love this new GFT as much as I love the Kingdom mirror. Please tell me how to keep GFTs clean in a world of haboobs and dust devils because I need to stop living vicariously through you and own at least one of my own. VEB is life <3


  5. Dianne Averill
    May 9, 2018 @ 11:52 am

    I am glad you are back from your visit to darkness. I missed you.


  6. Queenofantiques
    May 9, 2018 @ 11:58 am

    I am sitting in the airport in Seattle and was very bored. Until I checked your blog. My husband is the one who found your blog, by the way. I am so grateful that you have me beat with GFT. I now can say, well, at least you’re not married to Victoria. He reminds me how I thought I could hold a GFT Victorian bookcase (with ormolu and jasperware plaques) in the back of a pickup, at 10 at night returning from an auction. It almost went airborne, but I did manage to stay alive in spite of rattling mirrors about to crash on me!

    So thanks for sharing. I realize I can continue my quest for antiquities knowing you are in my corner!


  7. Jeanne
    May 9, 2018 @ 12:01 pm

    I’m down with a chronic illness today, and what a pleasure this is. Thank you for your true to life craziness.


    • judy
      May 10, 2018 @ 1:36 pm

      I meant to reply yesterday but my sympathy for your being stuck in bed and feeling bad. As an old Lady I can more than empathize….all systems are degrading and central command(my brain) has lost most of its function.

      Please take care,love yourself and feel better. They do say laughter is the best medicine so thanks and kudos to Veb,she never fails to crack me up.


  8. Beth C
    May 9, 2018 @ 12:04 pm

    You have a Black Belt in crazy. You are undefeated.


  9. Kate S
    May 9, 2018 @ 12:05 pm

    What a ride. Your post made my morning. The mirror is gorgeous and and not at all disappointing! The tulips and the ribbon scrolls–wow!


  10. NevadaNy
    May 9, 2018 @ 12:06 pm

    That IS a beautiful mirror. The wood and the carvings.
    Much better than gold ones.


  11. Cheryl B.
    May 9, 2018 @ 12:08 pm

    What Lisa A said. Verbatim. Still laughing!


  12. Catherine W.
    May 9, 2018 @ 12:13 pm

    I was right there with you for the NM cell phone auction bid. How well I know those greedy claws and nauseous stomach at the auction! And reading of your well-won victory soothes my loss of the two things I missed on EBTH because I was away from home at the closing time. (For one I was even at a waltz ball and would have left the dance floor for the call IF I HAD REMEMBERED IN TIME!)


  13. Toni
    May 9, 2018 @ 12:17 pm

    You are so right…..this made a GREAT blog post….and laugh…..and prayerfully you and Paul are still married!


  14. Lora
    May 9, 2018 @ 12:21 pm

    I apologize in advance. I am sure neither you, nor your legions of fans will ever speak to me again (not that you’ve spoken to me in the past) – but …..

    I do not see how you think this GFT is better the The Kingdom Mirror! It may be larger, but not fancier, nor as unusual. I am disappointed beyond belief. I’ll get over it, but there will be an amount of moonshine involved.

    Enjoy the new thing. Have (or hope you had) a great time in Belgium. Which I love. Do NOT bring home Mannequin Pis.


    • Charlotte
      May 11, 2018 @ 7:42 pm

      Lora, You are not alone in your thinking – I’m right there with ya. I was shocked and dismayed that Victoria could even be thinking of getting another HUGE mirror! Even though reading this blog was hilarious! And I like the Kingdom Mirror better also. Not that I don’t like all the mirrors she has; in fact, I love most mirrors a lot. And chandeliers. I’m also glad I’m not Paul, moving all that stuff. There are good things about mirrors of course: They reflect all the goodies a person has collected in the room, and makes it seem like you have even more than you actually have (Victoria ought to like that!). We love you though, Victoria, in all your delightful errant ways. xxoo


  15. Rhonda
    May 9, 2018 @ 12:22 pm

    I almost scrolled down to read the ending — so much suspense! So much adrenaline!!! Then so much laughter! This definitely is one of your best posts, oh ye lover of GFT and magnificent wordsmith! Congratulations on your win! I cannot wait to see where you are going to put all those incredible, huge mirrors!


  16. Jeanne
    May 9, 2018 @ 12:29 pm

    Ditto regarding everything Ellen said …we all love you …but I know that is not enough…😃 I personally have a thing for lamps ???


  17. Teri
    May 9, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

    A mighty handsome mirror. Want. I have 18 mirrors in my downstairs but they are all tiny, even the biggest is a mere 4 foot square ish. I don’t count the ones upstairs, or in the garage.
    ps I bought one of the octopus hats for myself, in bright blue, I use it to go beach cleaning in. Only when I bend over the tentacles fall in my eyes …


  18. Edie
    May 9, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

    I should be working, not reading this post, but whenever I get notified in my email that there is a new post by you, I absolutely cannot do anything else until I have read it. That mirror is gorgeous, Paul is a saint, and I can’t wait to read the next post. I’m hoping it’s about how you are in Belgium (and I’m hoping it’s the country, because I assume there are more GFTs in Belgium the country as opposed to Belgium the Wisconsin town)!


  19. Jayne Zabala
    May 9, 2018 @ 12:33 pm

    I’m just surprised you didn’t bid on a chandelier while you were at it!


  20. Ginny Lehner
    May 9, 2018 @ 12:34 pm

    Victoria Elizabeth,

    I am so sad……your mirror is bigger than my living room and dining room combined (sniff)…..I would have to hang it on the outside of the house. Could you maybe write a blog about SMGFT (Small ta Medium Giant Fancy Things) for those of us who will always have to live vicariously through you…..Please?


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