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  1. Tina
    July 2, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    Oh girl, I shared! You better believe I shared. Best piece of writing I have seen in the last year! I shared on Facebook and sent your blog link to my five closest friends and at least one of them is already admitting her addiction. You are crack cocaine to me. I have spent HOURS reading all your past posts and I am raving about you! I even sent the link to a man I am dating and HE loved you too! I am there for you. Call me the next time you need help with a mirror. I can get a plane ticket!


    • Jeanne Bowers
      July 10, 2013 @ 8:59 am

      This must be my BFF…if not, you sound just like her!!!


  2. Laurie
    July 2, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

    I found the link to your blog on Facebook that day as well. After I read that first post I went on to spend over an hour reading other posts. I am in LOVE with your house and the amazing mirrors and can’t wait to see more of it! Buying a rundown old house is something I would love to do but my hubby is not as adventurous as I am. SO I get to live vicariously through you!


  3. Cat
    July 2, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    What I envy you the most, is your husband. To have a husband that allows you to be you and loves you for it. THAT IS YOUR GREATEST TREASURE in your house.


  4. Katie
    July 2, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

    I am so happy for you! I know I am a page view count refresher myself, and I was totally thrilled when my new little blog made 1500 views. I did a happy dance.

    You’re so refreshing. And honest. And FUN.

    You seem like a long-lost sister masquerading as a new friend in the form of a complete stranger on the internet who I just feel like I want to know. I love your posts and the attitude you have in them.

    You’re probably my favorite blogger. Other than me, of course. But my blog is tiny and new. But I love it.


  5. trish macke
    July 2, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    I love you and your blog it is like a breath of fresh air. You are a fantastic storyteller and an amazing decorator. Your blog is my new favorite and I cannot wait to read more.


  6. denise
    July 2, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

    I found your post via a fb friend, I now follow by email because you’re quirky, funny, and I also totally get you. I read the whole post to my boyfriend….he got it, too…like your husband, as much as he doesn’t understand why we do these things, he’s right there with a ‘I can’t fight it, I might as well help.’ He’s a keeper.


  7. Ethel Sawpenny
    July 2, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    Love your blog! Like many others have stated, I feel as if you and I are a LOT alike, as far as the impracticality gene and the capacity for getting our own way. I think I would not mind being locked in your basement, if it is as nice as the rest of your house. Is it filled with cast-off treasures? So far I have not shared your blog with any of my friends, because I have not decided which of them are worthy enough. I will get around to that, though, when I am not busy scurrying around collecting my own absurdly infeasible antique pieces. Never mind that there is no room for more, I will always find a way.


  8. Sarah
    July 2, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

    I added you to my Reader feedly after seeing your mirror post! Look forward to reading your blog.


  9. Brynne@TheGatheredHome
    July 2, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

    You deserve it! I’m so happy that you’re getting the recognition your blog merits!

    I’m just patting myself on the back that I discovered you before the kingdom mirror post, ergo, I’m a better fan, ergo, you probably love me more than all the newcomers. Right? I’m allowed to believe that.

    I can’t wait to see what’s next for Victoria Elizabeth Barnes – big things, I’m sure!


  10. Valerie
    July 2, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    Absolutely adore your blog. Your writing style is right up my alley.

    And I totally get that you went into a psychotic state of being while watching the numbers roll on your internet odometer. Something happened recently, but on a far less grand scale, to my daughter when she advertised one of our products (that only she makes) on VeryJane.

    First there was glee, then euphoria, followed by a slight feeling of dread and finishing off with an ohmygoodnesshowamIgoingtomake700ofthese freak out when she realized that sales are great, but order fulfillment can be very challenging. Especially with a 15-month old in the house.

    Keep up the awesome work, and enjoy every minute of the success. We mimes have to stick together!


  11. susan
    July 2, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    Well Victoria, I’m *never* on facebook but I logged on JUST FOR YOU. Yes, JUST FOR YOU. I don’t know if you realize just how special that makes you. Oh, yes. I also “liked” you so there.


  12. Kathie up in Canada
    July 2, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

    Victoria Barnes, You are an inspiration. Correction: you are an INSPIRATION


  13. Marcia Gohman
    July 2, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    You crack me up!! Can’t wait to see what you do find another mirror or big rock or something!




  14. Jamie Gilman
    July 2, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

    OMG… I’M A UNICORN!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been looking for me my whole life and I’ve been right here the whole time! : ) Congratulations on your well-earned success!! -Jamie


  15. Jill Smith
    July 2, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

    My exact quote on FB was, “Who is this woman? I either want to kill her or apply for a post as her best friend.”

    That may sound like it’s possibly… not a compliment. It is. You will know this for a fact when you hire me to be your best friend and get to know me.


  16. Violet
    July 2, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

    Hello! You have been linked on dwellinggawker, at least twice! That’s how I discovered your site…the first time, it was your portal to downton/narnia post. And I was so jelly. The second time, it was the shiny mirrors post. Twice jelly. And then I noticed that both posts came from the same blog – yours! And now you’re miming in my yard on the regular, because you are fun and your house and it’s guts are lovely. Congrats on the well-deserved recognition!


  17. Lauren
    July 2, 2013 @ 6:49 pm

    I just found you (obviously through all the Facebook sharing) and love you! I’m a little obsessed (in a very non-threatening way, I swear) and have been reading past posts.

    We are also renovating an old home and I’m glad I found you to know that I’m not alone in discovering that living in renovations sucks.. And it takes a gabillion times longer than you think it should.

    Love from Canada.


  18. Rachel
    July 2, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

    Well, someone DID share you. That’s how I found you. 🙂


  19. Rachel
    July 2, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

    Oh yeah, and you’re in my Feedly now so I guess we’re…..going steady a little?



  20. Mellissa Rose
    July 2, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

    I found you from someone who shared on FB. I am a new ‘liker’ but I really love you. Facebook needs to come up with a new button JUST for you 😉

    You have space on my navigation tool bar. It is my email, facebook, ebay, my bank and YOU. 🙂


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