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  1. Olive
    March 12, 2016 @ 10:01 pm

    You are thin. And it looks effortless!

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  2. syndi
    March 14, 2016 @ 12:40 pm

    “This is the ultimate problem with trying to be someone else – YOU ARE STILL YOU. It can be very inconvenient.”

    You’ve hit the nail on the head! It’s nice to get inspiration from so many blogs and Pinterest, but you have to remember who you are… I’ve learned to take FOREVER to make choices for my home, but in the end I’m pretty happy with them. The snail speed can get under my skin at times, but patience always pays off: art is my next big thing. So take your time and get what you REALLY want. You’re friends can use your assortment of chair in the meantime. Good luck.

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  3. Maria
    April 19, 2016 @ 9:17 pm

    I think I’m with the minority that love that ottoman. In fact, I covet it! But I agree it doesn’t belong with the rest of your furnishings and it should go. >_<

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  4. Abby Bean
    February 28, 2017 @ 12:01 pm

    Thank you for being fabulous and mindful at the same time!

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  5. Deb Lindsley
    February 28, 2017 @ 2:26 pm

    I love your RH sofa too. I had to laugh about being suckered in by the Nantucket cottage/sea washed beach look; so romantic, tranquil, clean, at one with nature…I’m there, living that life, aahh…extremely unpleasant snap back to reality…mud every day 4am and 6:30pm, ditto food and drink spills, cat hair, chicken feathers, wood shavings, hair dyes, drywall and concrete dust. Apparently I’m the only one who sees these things.

    You’ve got wonderful taste. Even though you have to buy old, broken, crappy things, oftentimes in pieces, you and Paul have the vision and skill to bring them back to life. I say Wow! I like that ottoman and the couch. The only place I could see either working for me is in a private place like a bedroom or sitting room, away from my hubby.

    I bought a white sofa and love seat with denim slipcovers. They reflect the secret, incognito, disguised me. I know deep down in my heart that someday I’ll be able to whip off that denim and–voila! The Transformation! A new life perfectly suited to white couches will begin! Only in my dreams.

    I once had a visitor comment that I could paint a piece of furniture and make it look just like new (it was new). I stared at her in confusion…why would I want something that looked new? I would feel pain over every bump, scrape and spill and think about how much it cost and what it’s worth now. No, the real me likes not to worry, likes to cozy into the corner of the couch with books or laptop, likes to leave the doors and windows open all summer, likes dogs, cats, chickens, plants, likes a fire in the fireplace. The real me doesn’t want new.

    I’m old and have spent a lifetime of buying old used stuff and moving old used stuff. I’ve learned my husband and I can no longer move BIG old used stuff. I gave it all away to my son and now try to remember I can’t buy it if I can’t move it. That’s hard! I can see a crisis in the future of Victoria Barnes! You can avert it by buying a forever home and getting all your GFT’s in their forever place (highly recommended). Or win the lottery so you can pay people to move the stuff.

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  6. Austin Storm
    November 28, 2017 @ 2:23 pm

    You are my spirit animal! You are living my best life! &cet, &cet

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