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  1. Di
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:53 am

    You know we are waiting for The Christmas Decor postings! No pressure at all and totally understandable if kitchen comes first:)

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  2. Dianne
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:57 am

    I’m not sure I’d want to look at myself in a mirror every time I was at the sink. I say this because I have a giant mirror on the wall opposite my open shower (shower floor is 5×7 feet) and there’s no other place to look when you’re showering. In hindsight perhaps not the best design.

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    • Yvonne Angus
      November 24, 2015 @ 10:23 am

      While I agree I wouldn’t want to look at myself every time I stood at the sink, (let alone the SHOWER), if I looked like Victoria, I wouldn’t mind a bit!

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  3. Nancy
    November 23, 2015 @ 11:12 am

    How much did you end up paying for the mirror? Or … maybe I missed it 🙂

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      November 23, 2015 @ 11:19 am

      $500… (what he was asking.) I tried to get him to take $400, but he was really firm.

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      • Yvonne Angus
        November 24, 2015 @ 10:27 am

        So worth the price, imho, because it saved you from living in boredom for eternity, or until you stumbled across an even more impressive house. Or spending untold amounts on all the wrong GFTs. This mirror is perfection personified!

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  4. Cat
    November 23, 2015 @ 11:15 am

    absolutely L O V E that piece you have fully converted me to GFT

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  5. Darling Lily
    November 23, 2015 @ 11:16 am

    I posit that you would have bought this particular GFT even without a picture, based solely upon the “Antique Victorian Lady Head” title, which is right up there with “Kingdom Mirror” in The Annals of Epic Descriptions.

    Once something thus titled entered your ken, there was no denying its destiny.

    And it is perfection!

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  6. Kelly
    November 23, 2015 @ 11:17 am

    I love this soooo much. Ooh, I’m so happy for you. You are getting the GFT Kitchen of Your Dreams! Can’t wait to see it in completion!

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  7. Debra J
    November 23, 2015 @ 11:18 am

    Perfection.

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  8. Jo
    November 23, 2015 @ 11:25 am

    Now your husband can look at himself all the while he does dishes!!!

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  9. Kim
    November 23, 2015 @ 11:39 am

    Victoria, Have you ever been to Empire Antiques in Hightstown, NJ? Their website would have you believe that it’s some kind of fancy-schmancy place, but in reality it’s a ginormous two story warehouse jam packed with with GFT’s. If you go, wear thermals, bring a flashlight and maybe a head-lamp, and be prepared to spend hours and hours getting lost. (Literally, I still have to ask the workers how I get out.) It’s sooo worth the trip.

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  10. Kim B
    November 23, 2015 @ 11:39 am

    Meanwhile, I’m having to be all practicle and stuff…

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  11. Casey F
    November 23, 2015 @ 11:41 am

    Whenever Paul argues with a big fancy purchase, tell him at least you don’t have to pay for shipping or taxes to import it to/from the uk! Amazon tells me I’d have to pay $134 import tax on that fancy faucet. 😛

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  12. Susan Macdougall
    November 23, 2015 @ 11:43 am

    First of all: Impressive hunting. I quite get what you are after. And I certainly applaud it. Your kitchen is really going to be worth all of the headaches. But I do have to ask, and this is only because i care; aren’t you going to hit your head on that shelf whenever you reach into the sink? Or- are you going to pull the sink cabinet out a few inches to preclude that from every happening? And if you think this is my lame attempt to get you to NOT use that mirror (and send it my way), um… well… *cough-cough*

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  13. Marsha
    November 23, 2015 @ 11:45 am

    Wow! I am exhausted and amazed at the beautiful kitchen you are building.

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  14. Dottie
    November 23, 2015 @ 11:48 am

    You found it! With the lady’s head and beads, how could you not purchase it! Yay!

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  15. Lorie
    November 23, 2015 @ 11:52 am

    The mirror is Fabulous. My 2 cents, tile the back splash all the way up to the ceiling on that wall and raise the right window height to match the window on the left. If you can afford to replace the window glass on both or maybe just the large window with a Victorian style lead glass it just might be the over the top fabulousness that is required.

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  16. Dianne
    November 23, 2015 @ 11:54 am

    All I want for Christmas is Paul!!! His patience is remarkable.
    Your kitchen will be amazing. How close to finish is it? I want a BIG reveal.

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  17. Annika
    November 23, 2015 @ 12:08 pm

    <3

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  18. Tamzin Malone
    November 23, 2015 @ 12:11 pm

    Oh my gosh I love you SO MUCH. You are my spirit animal. And my husband wants to thank you for letting me live vicariously through you.

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  19. Amber
    November 23, 2015 @ 12:14 pm

    Completely gorgeous!!! I am really getting excited, I can’t wait to see it when it’s all done!!

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  20. AmyRo
    November 23, 2015 @ 12:58 pm

    Two things, 1) are you really ok with staring at your reflection while you’re at the sink – or will you be repurposing it and 2) what will you do with the window and door so they aren’t at different heights? Hide the tops with a window treatment or have Paul move your window up?
    I can’t wait to see this room finished but probably not more than you.

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    • Yvonne Angus
      November 24, 2015 @ 10:36 am

      Are you kidding? Lol! I can envision Victoria practicing her pirouettes and curtsies whilst waiting for the tea to steep!

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