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  1. Lynn @ thevintagenest
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    Yesterday, I read a face book post about how she was questioning if there is any relevance to blogging. Than I read your huge mirror blog post via a facebook share and found the answer for that question “is blogging frivolous?”. Your words make me laugh out loud and I can so identify with your thoughts and feelings on finding an amazing treasure. Been there and done that, only you expressed it in the way I never could. You bring joy and laughter to so many. Thank you 🙂

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  2. Bronne
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:19 am

    Victoria, You are just plain “Refreshing” ! Your writing is quirky and fun.
    Now that the word is out, you will be writing a decorating book in no time. “Lighthearted decorated adventures from across the pond.” Too long? Perhaps “Paul’s Paradise”
    “Shabby Chic has nothing on you sister.

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  3. Anne H
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:19 am

    I am like you, love to look for that treasure out there that someone has overlooked, yes craiglist, estate sales, garage sales and flea markets are my favorites. I too drag my husband with me on some trips and yes he has to haul those treasures sometimes too. So I relate to you and find you in a sisterhood of lost children looking for that treasure out there that is yours and you got there first. Love your enthusiasm.

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  4. Mona Batchelor
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:19 am

    Victoria, congratulations on your newly-found and well deserved fame. I shared your Kingdom Mirror post and facebook liked you last week because you, girl, are refreshing, refreshing, refreshing. . .

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  5. Tanya
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:20 am

    Yes, we Exist! And we love your Blog! Congrats!!! BTW, I am totally obsessed with the Narnia door…..we looked at a house (didn’t buy it) that had a Narnia door and that is the only reason I am sad we didn’t get that house. On the upside though, I got a laundry chute instead. Wonder if I can Narnia-that up somehow? 🙂

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  6. Carol-Anne
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    I don’t know about all the others, but I suspect that many of them found you through Glennon @ Momastery. She of the eleventy billion followers.

    I love Glennon with the heat of a thousand suns and if she says someone is worth reading, I read.

    And your blog has proven to me that she is right, once again. I immediately added your blog to my reader and I look forward to following your adventures for a long time.

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  7. Janice
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    I was worried too that you were saying that you weren’t going to blog any longer. So glad that you are, I love your writing style – have been having fun going through past posts. You make me smile!

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    • Kathryn Cain
      July 2, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

      Where do I start. I found your blog via another blogger. I somewhere from a normal every day read fell down the rabbitt hole and landed in a magical place. I spent lost hours reading and laughing about giant mirrors and home projects. We all have home projects but yours are dusted with some magical, quirky, funfilled, makes you happy, never want to leave dust. I am a new email following fan. You my dear are a wordsmith

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  8. Margie
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    You validate all the thoughts & ideas of a creative mind at work. Your openness about the emotional roller coaster that one rides when in process is so comforting. Those that sit in judgment of creative visionaries have just been bitch-slapped (pardon my candor) by the sheer volume of your 55,000 peers. We are strong and we are banding together. Look out you nay-sayers!!

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  9. Tricia M
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    Congratulations on your much deserved success!!! Your new followers are equally excited about finding you.

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  10. Rita@thissortaoldlife
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    While part of me is insanely jealous (coming up on two years of waiting for MY unicorn), a (better) part of me is insanely encouraged: Yes, people will read actual writing about home renovation. There is an audience comprised of those who want more than pretty pictures of chevron and spray-painted furniture. Faith is great, but I love proof. Thanks for giving me some.

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  11. Bleubook
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    I found your blog about a month ago and started following you then. I admit, I linked to you on Pinterest. You’ve got a unique eye. And you are (at least on paper) living the life I hope to be living very soon.

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  12. Caroline
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    There is something that separates your blog from the masses. You can write. And you clearly take the writing seriously. I bet (and I speak from experience as a college composition teacher) that you actually write more than one draft before publishing. Ahhhh. Sweet relief.

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  13. Jeanne
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    What Vy said in her 11:05 comment? Me, too. All of it. I’m one of the 55,000, and you instantly became my favorite blogger ever. You’re so far out ahead of the pack you’ve lapped them six times. So keep on keepin’ on. We’re out here even if you can’t see us.

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  14. Linda Jarraf
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    I too somehow came across your blog post about craiglist finds. I loved it and then read everything regarding your home renovation. Love you bathroom reno, it is now perfect. I can’t wait until you do your kitchen. I just read about meeting your husband and enjoyed the wedding pics. You shy?? I would never have thought this. Enjoy reading your blog and seeing the pics of your home. Keep them coming.

    Linda from Arkansas

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  15. Laurel
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    You are fabulous. And honest about your desire for fame (I’ll be honest too, but I don’t think it’ll have the same effect), and are a fabulous writer. Great success and just another bit of ammunition next time you need to go collect a 15 foot mirror from Craigslist… “it’s for the blog.”

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  16. Cam
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    I am so happy to have discovered your blog. You had be laughing so hard my eyes were watering… and of course then I went and explored and read your other posts and now I am definitely here to stay!

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  17. Becky
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! So glad to see you blowing up all of the place. Well deserved!

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  18. Alex - Old Town Home
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    When we found you because of the AT Homies we knew it would only be a matter of time until your unicorns arrived, and there’s little that makes us happier. The fact that you own an old house and are putting your heart and soul into its restoration makes you an outlier among the blogging world, with so many MCM aesthetics and thrifted chevron and burlap tchotchkes whipped up for the purpose of “the blog.” You are working on a larger goal, and something that we value and identify with. The simple fact that you’re a self described delusional, well, you (and we) can’t do the type of work we’re doing without being a little bit delusional, and more specifically, delusions of capabilities that we can ultimately see through to implementation. Those of us that like old things are a bit of an exception to the rule, but getting traction like you’ve received in the last week allows you and your blog to take a step or two towards making the appreciation of these great things of the past just a little more accessible and “normal.” Congratulations on all of your hard work paying off. We’re glad to say “we knew you when.”

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    • Tiffany
      July 2, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

      I totally agree with Alex (above)! When we bought our 1890 Farmhouse (almost 2 years ago) I knew it would take many many years to get it to the place we wanted it to be…we don’t have the money to get it there any faster & though our life is in a perpetual state of “in progress” – this is how it should be. Creating spaces, and fixing all those details takes time, and though it feels like everyone else just clapped their hands & had these glorious renovated homes…it really isn’t like that.

      I look for old house people wherever I go, and like I’ve mentioned to you here before – I typically ramble them to death because I can’t imagine talking to them about anything else 🙂 You have found your people & I am happy to be one of them. And I don’t mind living through you in order to enjoy “your people” too 🙂 Enjoy! You deserve it!! xx

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  19. Laurel
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    And if we’re being honest….the smashing success of the blog may net you some local people who you could convince to help you move things, which may be compensation enough for Paul.

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  20. Cindy
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    I am in love with you! Well, not literally, but in a figurative sense! I found your blog through a random posting on FB several days ago and am totally smitten! You are quirky, nutty, and sarcastically hilarious…..which translates beautifully in your writing! Everything I aspire to be in my own blog…..just haven’t figured it out yet!!

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