1. JeanFB
    November 23, 2015 @ 1:06 pm

    WOWZA! You found IT. That piece is just stunning. How perfectly perfect. Thanks for sharing your journey….I am sooo enjoying watching this amazing kitchen come together!


  2. Stephanie
    November 23, 2015 @ 1:08 pm

    I just wanted to tell you how much your posts both inspire and amuse me. My husband (who I totally make read you blog so I look comparatively rational!) and I just bought our own old house. It’s a 1837 Greek revival with big white columns. There is no plumbing, dodgy electricity, an army of squirrels in the attic, and a leaking roof. But hey – the whole house counts as a GFT right! I totally blame you for this purchase. . . . Oh and there are two organs in the basement!


  3. Ann
    November 23, 2015 @ 1:48 pm

    Consult Paul about the finish to protect that gorgeous wood carving from water and steam!


  4. Gerry
    November 23, 2015 @ 2:02 pm

    Absolutely perfect!


  5. Michelle @ The Painted Hinge
    November 23, 2015 @ 2:06 pm

    Utter awesomeness. And OF COURSE you are going to leave the mirror in so once it’s all finished you can admire your gorgeous kitchen with a sense of accomplishment while you’re doing the dishes.


  6. Kristin
    November 23, 2015 @ 2:24 pm

    This was good for my soul. It is coming together beautifully. Congrats.


  7. Kathleen Chafin
    November 23, 2015 @ 2:56 pm

    Enough already! I have spent years…yes, years shopping for items such as Victoria finds and I never find prices like she finds. $500! I have never found anything of that caliber so inexpensively! AND she couageously tries to get it for $400…I would have been paying the full amount and running away with it as fast as possible. Kudos, Victoria…,.Kudos.


  8. Mac Mac
    November 23, 2015 @ 4:54 pm

    I have tried desperately to have a marvelous time with you on every fancy thing that has entered your life and in all honesty, I have done a marvelous job! BUT, you had me somewhat worried that you were going to give in to normalcy with cabinets and shelves—–AND the island was going to be weepy by itself. YOU JUST DO NOT KNOW HOW excited I am with this post!!!!!!! It is a fancy grand idea and OH, I wish I had actually done grand things but somehow it was only marvelous thoughts that I enjoyed. For sure, when you see your reflection, know you have brighten many lives in this world. I am so happy you are in my life. I would never dream of reading your posts on my IPhone…….surely deserves myIPad and a fast drive to a glass of Sauvignon Blanc……you are so appreciated! Happy Holidays!


  9. TucsonPatty
    November 23, 2015 @ 5:08 pm

    This is what I would imagine would be the perfect thing, and you just don’t know until you aee it what that thing is… : )


  10. Rebecca A.
    November 23, 2015 @ 5:24 pm

    I am sooo thrilled for you! It’s perfect! Oh, and Lorie has some great tips, that Paul may shrug off, but Victorian Style leaded glass windows would looks incredible!


  11. Jenny B.
    November 23, 2015 @ 5:24 pm

    I love how you write about your emotions! I go through similar thought processes. I want something specific. I search and research. I convince my husband I must have it, and he finally gives his permission. Then boom. I want something different instead. Ha. 🙂 Your kitchen is going to be amazing!


  12. Angela de Grillet
    November 23, 2015 @ 5:37 pm

    Ahhhhhh, thats THE Piece, that just has to go there.
    It always was the piece who’s destiny it is to end up on your kitchen wall.
    So it waited patiently for you to find it.
    And its maker is dancing a little happy dance in paradise, knowing his baby met its destiny, your kitchen wall ???


  13. helenel
    November 23, 2015 @ 10:01 pm

    Do you need to treat it in any special way (extra coat of polyurethane or something) because it will possibly be getting wet?

    It is gorgeous!


  14. Diane and Dean DIY
    November 24, 2015 @ 3:51 am

    Wow, thank you so much for all your work and time it took you to put this post together. It is nice to know someone else doesnt want to have buyers regret and becomes totally obsessed with finding the perfect piece you have in your mind. I think my husband’s radius is less then 3 states, ha.


  15. Garden, Home and Party
    November 24, 2015 @ 9:18 am

    Will there be mirror in both the top and the bottom of the piece. It’s amazing. What was the backstory on the piece. I always love to hear how the seller came to own the piece. The kitchen is really looking wonderful.


  16. Paola44
    November 24, 2015 @ 11:20 am

    It will be beautiful, congratulations!
    Her some more inspiration:
    Hope you can open the picture.


  17. judy
    November 24, 2015 @ 1:09 pm

    Victoria…I have decided you have been reincarnated from the Victorian Age and you are retrieving what was always yours and only truly yours. I can just see you in that Era -you would have been famous or” infamous” with a Salon of fascinating people and furnished completely with GFT and of course you would have ignored all conventions and done exactly what pleased you. Elvis was your best friend except of course as a beautiful Femme Fatale… like you and together you would have dazzled them all. Can’t forget Lord Paul, He waltzed you off your feet and into his arms forever..and I believe fervently in forever. Your writing is the most interesting entertainment I have found in lots of looking-I hope you keep all of your writing and have it translated into multiple languages and published some day. You deserve a wider audience……….Like the World……… Girl! Go for it…..!


  18. Nevada Ny
    November 24, 2015 @ 5:18 pm

    The woman carved in that mirror frame looks just like you.


  19. Renov8or
    November 24, 2015 @ 6:59 pm

    I love it! It reminds me of Jodie Patterson’s kitchen in this NYC brownstone – it used to be a bedroom:



  20. Sherry in Alaska
    November 24, 2015 @ 7:03 pm

    Oh I do think it’s perfect!

    But I’m not so sure about THAT faucet. Did you happen to read the review? Not so great for a $500.00 item. Looks great for a start, but you want it to look great for a long time. And work great! I tend to agree with Paul that an in wall is not a very good idea in a cold climate area… What happens if it does freeze? You have to get inside the wall to repair it. Also Furring out that wall is no small chore. And then there’s configuring the counter top to accommodate a the bump out… Or if you fur out the entire wall – there are window and door frames to consider. And he just finished the new ones…. He is the saint of patience! (I keep dreading I will read that he’s packed up his tools and gone to live in a tent.) I think you could find a better quality faucet that will work for you both.
    Good luck!


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