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  1. Clair
    October 15, 2014 @ 9:04 pm

    If you’d like to upholster the chair yourself, the Portside Art Center on Fishtown offers a great upholstery class. I took it. It was super fun.

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  2. Julia at Home on 129 Acres
    October 15, 2014 @ 9:26 pm

    I love the transcripts of your and Paul’s conversations. You have a wonderful dynamic. I also love than enamel tray. I have a small collection of enamel basins. I didn’t even know trays like this existed. You’ve expanded my world.

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  3. Joanne
    October 16, 2014 @ 3:15 pm

    This made me laugh out loud. I had to post it onto my FB page to share the joy you bring me. Thank you!

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  4. Connie Brown
    October 16, 2014 @ 4:37 pm

    Oh my stars!! I have laughed so hard at your conversations with Paul. I am so jealous by the way, I would let someone preach to me if it meant I got to enjoy that piece of awesomeness in my home. Thanks for the laughs.

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  5. Jacquelyn
    October 16, 2014 @ 9:47 pm

    Uh, I do have the enamel round bedpans hanging on my bathroom wall. Where else would one hang them?? They hang alongside the washboards.

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  6. Kit Odom
    October 17, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

    Great finds! Glad you won. My all-time-best find was a table that matches exactly (and I mean exactly) my great aunt’s boudoir chair. It was (drum roll) $7! I would have paid 70 gladly.

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  7. Glynis
    October 17, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

    Love, love, love your writing… I’ve just signed up for emails from you & eagerly look forward to hearing about your many adventures.
    p.s. Royal people don’t carry cash either!

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  8. Suzanne Melton
    October 19, 2014 @ 1:06 am

    “Then [Paul] said – You should probably get yourself a pew, so that you have somewhere to sit while I lecture you from my pulpit-of-authority-and-patriarchal-privilege.”

    You’re in luck: https://www.proxibid.com/asp/LotDetail.asp?ahid=2593&aid=86324&lid=21687872&title=painted-Primitive-church-pew-SSR#

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  9. Lynne Hoover
    October 19, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

    OMG!! Gothic pedestal!! I LOVE IT!! Gothic is my favorite, can you tell?

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  10. Julie
    October 23, 2014 @ 8:10 am

    I’ve never seen trays like that (with or without handles), but the possibilities are endless. Must start looking!!!

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  11. Kathleen
    October 24, 2014 @ 5:19 am

    I think I’m moving to your neighborhood if you can find this stuff so inexpensively. I once saw a wooden Victorian pedestal that as part of a wall display not nearly as nice as your $10 find for $700!

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  12. Kiki
    October 27, 2014 @ 2:06 pm

    missed this GREAT post as I found celebrating my birthday abroad so much more important than checking out my mails…. how silly of me!
    Anyway, took great pleasure reading the comments above and totally see Elvis on his new lookout post when she isn’t holding court on her sofa! 🙂

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  13. Kiki
    October 27, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

    oh the joys of mixing up ‘his/hers’, she/he…. blame it on my being Swiss and not English or American, you can also blame it on old age or simply me having a Senior Moment…. whatever! Elvis will know where Elvis will take a rest at any time!

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  14. Heather Wagner
    October 28, 2014 @ 12:41 pm

    I am obsessed with your blog. I have been reading then out loud to my husband and he wants me to tell you you are my “east coast doppelganger”. We look nothing alike, but as far as agreements with husband’s go it’s line we are twins

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  15. Darlene
    October 28, 2014 @ 4:53 pm

    I am SOOOO SAD! I just finished reading every blog. I actually looked behind my computer to see if it continued on another page. Have enjoyed myself so much, cackling out loud. My husband keeps saying, “Ok, tell me what that one says.” I am moving on to your facebook page and then will stalk all your pins on pinterest. We’ve been in the middle of a reno for two years but aren’t living there yet. So just hard work ahead and no overnight adventures yet. PLEASE consider visiting Texas again. Come to round top. Plan now. End March, first of April. Fields and fields of stuff. Rain or shine, the best part of my scheduled year! In my head I have shared all my funny stories, my finds and how crazy my husband makes me when I NEED to buy something he clearly does not appreciate. Please don’t stop writing. I really need you to finish your kitchen so I can covet.

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  16. Lois R
    November 4, 2014 @ 9:49 pm

    Dang! I would have fist-fought you for that metal box. Fifty cents? Why doesn’t my neighborhood have garage sales like that?

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  17. Rita Marie
    January 27, 2015 @ 12:34 pm

    I just sent this to my husband in an email titled, “Our Story (as lived by someone else).” Hilarious.

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  18. syndy
    March 19, 2016 @ 4:32 pm

    great finds I am definitely jealous….u would never find deals like that around here lol the chair alone would b around $10 to $50 around here and that lovely pedestal would be around $100…great finds tho keep up the great work now u can show ur husband how much u really save show him my message lol I live in central wa just so u know

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