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  1. Jess
    July 13, 2013 @ 1:25 am

    I have been lurking for a bit, but had to leave a comment because you made me laugh…and buy a gold mirror. Looking forward to future portals, kingdoms, and other adventures!


  2. teresa
    July 16, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    I didn’t KNOW you were on facebook until now! I saw the mirror story someone shared but it led back here & I subscribed…PUT A LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH STORY so each share leads to the website AND facebook too!! YOU are hilarious and I love your writing and stories (and craigslist with my unwilling side-kick/furniture hauler hubby)


  3. Lincoln
    July 16, 2013 @ 10:42 pm

    I always wanted to know what happened to Eloise when they decided to renovate The Plaza. It never occurred to me that she was living in Philadelphia under an assumed name. Don’t worry. Your secret’s safe with me.


  4. Jamie
    July 18, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

    Missed this one, somehow. There were certain people that I came into contact with that were so cute, and I used to say that I was going to lock them in my basement and have a “Cute People” collection. Not in a creepy horror movie way, even though I understand how freakishly disturbing it sounds.

    I’m so glad your post got the attention it did, and that it enabled me to find your blog. I get the “Refresh” thing, although I was excited at 100 views, lol!


  5. MrsCamacho
    July 26, 2013 @ 10:38 pm

    Discovered your Kingdom Mirror post via Heidi Swanson’s 101cookbooks site. I’ve been reading thru your archives all day. I’m so glad you got discovered! Don’t let the pressure of an expectant audience make you freeze up. Just keep doing what you’re doing!


  6. Deborah J
    August 18, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    I have commented twice now in the last 30 minutes, and I found your blog approximately 40 minutes ago, so I feel we are connected in a deep way. Naturally.

    We have a joke about my cute, blonde haired, blue eyed, petite, 18year old daughter when warning people that she can bite.
    “She doesn’t ride unicorns and fart rainbows you know.”
    So just in case we’ve been wrong all these years…. I’m so sorry she was hogging the unicorn.


  7. Jennie Goutet
    March 23, 2014 @ 2:18 pm

    My mother was a historic preservationist and volunteered at the nearby 1890 house, and now you live in one! We were all about decorating in Victorian style at our house.

    And this post! It’s like you’re inside my head. 🙂 So happy for your success (from another mime in a much worse leotard).


  8. Caro
    February 10, 2016 @ 12:56 am

    I had no idea how to approach this be-rnefoow I’m locked and loaded.


  9. Sherri Skanes
    January 13, 2017 @ 7:35 pm

    Dear Victoria: Get. Out. Of. My. Head!!!!

    I am your people. You are my people. I am still giggling over the Kingdom mirror…and likely have changed the requirements for the mirror I am looking for to live over the fireplace in my 1868 home (which, coincidentally, has original “Kingdom” crown molding, complete with draping pineapples in the corners). Because I didn’t know Kingdom mirrors existed. Until now. The unicorns have arrived!

    Not five minutes before receiving a link to your blog, I was having an argument with the mirror-trolls in MY head about a certain mirror. I found a dramatically ornate, Victorian style mirror, solid wood carved with ribbons and bows and flowers, original period glass intact, for $125. Then I found two different reproductions of the same mirror that look surprisingly accurate, despite being made of plastic, for $15. My budget-troll screams, “What a deal! $15!!!” To which my historic-troll replies at an even louder decibel level, “That’s sacrilege! You can’t put a plastic reproduction in an 1868 house! Are you nuts? Buy real or move.”

    But now, those trolls have heard the sound of harps playing from the heavens, and they have united in a quest for…..a kingdom mirror. Because now that we know they exist, we must have one. And that, as they say, is that.

    Now that I know that you exist, I will be reading regularly!


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