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  1. karin rowe
    June 22, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    well, you are just the best thing that has happened to me today. i can’t wait to get so deep in your blog.

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  2. Crystal
    June 22, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    That mirror is fantastic! I just found you through Planting Sequoias Blog and I immediately added you to my favorites. You are hilarious and I love your house!

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  3. Laurie@Vin'yet Etc.
    June 22, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    “Everyone in your family is an insane enabler with no concept of reality.” ~ I love your family!!! That mirror is beyond amazing and don’t ever stop listening to that mirror troll, she is always right!

    That question that everyone seems to ask, what are you going to do with it, always confuses me too! Love your answer, “It exists. Therefore it is mine. Stealing that! <3 your blog!

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  4. Traci
    June 22, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed this post. Your mirror does look like a Kingdom and I giggled and smiled to myself from beginning to end. Love that you got what your heart desired. It is beautiful.
    Traci

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  5. crafty grandma
    June 22, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    LOL!!! Not only do I have tears rolling down my face from laughing, the dog just gave me a dirty look. What a fabulous find! I’m sure you will put it to good use and God bless your husband…mine of nearly 40 years would have divorced me on the spot! LOL!!! BTW – my daughter’s late mother-in-law has the perfect living room set to go with the mirror and bedroom set and dining room set…come to think of it…the whole house which is for sale! Too bad you’re overseas!

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  6. mihaela
    June 23, 2013 @ 3:14 am

    All the text is full with -I was like, I was like. It seems as if Americans don’t know other words!!! Everytime u see a group of Americans traveling all you hear is -OMG, I was like, he was like. Urghhh, soo annoying!!!

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    • maria
      June 26, 2013 @ 9:56 pm

      girlfriend, if the text is annoying you, don’t READ IT. this is the internet, there are millions of other website and blogs, shoo go find someone else to read who you like better.
      leave those of us who enjoy her blog, with our entertainer and c-list master, alone.
      bless your heart.

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  7. dahlila
    June 23, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

    I love this! Obviously we are from the same tribe. As I gasped when the drape fell back on the corner of that mirror–I found an art deco vanity the same way, behind a house, under a bad tarp.
    What i want to know is how you hung the first Kingdom mirror? We live in earthquake country & everything must be bolted down.
    What a fabulous find. Thank you for sharing. Thank your husband too, for being such a good sport. 😉
    dahlila

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  8. Becky
    June 23, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

    The mirror is incredible, the story incredibly funny.

    I was also reminded of the recent(ish) Maryalice Huggins book, “Aesop’s Mirror”. You are not alone : ) .

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  9. Wynonah
    June 23, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

    You are one of my heros – AWESOME!!! I get that way too, and my hubs is about to dump me out the nearest airlock because I’m in love with amazing ‘odd’ things. But I don’t have your flair for story telling, and this one had me holding my sides. It looks great in its new location too!

    As the previous poster wrote – You’re NOT alone!! 😀 😉

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  10. Vicki Wolf
    June 23, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

    My friend sent me this link because she said it “sounded like” me. I had to come see! This was even better than I anticipated……you’re hilarious….and awesome. I can’t wait to read more!
    PS. The Kubler-Ross thing was super witty!
    PSS. It IS like a kingdom on top! 🙂

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  11. Maryna Ozuna
    June 24, 2013 @ 2:44 am

    Hilarious….

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  12. April
    June 24, 2013 @ 7:11 am

    I read this with the sort of dread that would probably make your Paul breathe a sigh of validation while thinking, “Yes! Somebody understands! You are mad – mad! – for making me go through this.”

    I expected the mirror to be junk, and this post the story about how you got it anyways, just because…

    And then I saw the unveiling and thought, “Holy – ! That’s actually nice. I hope she brought it home.”

    Rock on!

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  13. Sarah
    June 24, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    Lost IT! Tears in my eyes out loud laughing by myself reading this while Eddie Vetter is singing on Pandora! You have 2!!! Hell Yes! This whole post was awesomeness!!

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  14. Anjanette @MommaYoung
    June 24, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    OMG! that is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  15. judy shockley
    June 24, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    YOU MADE MY DAY ,EVEN WHILE WATCHING MY HUBBY IS SO SICK AT THE VA ,I SPEND TIME SHOPPING ON CRAIGSLIST ,IF I DON’T STAY BUSY I WILL GO CRAZY.THIS POST WAS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY ,YOU ARE SO FUNNY ,BUT IT STILL REMINDS ME OF ME ,I CAN’T GET ANYONE TO PICK UP MUCH ANYMORE ,I WISH I DROVE OR HAD A TRUCK,THERE ARE SO MANY DEALS OUT THERE ,MY WHOLE HOUSE IS NOT USED ,I CALL IT “RECYCLED”

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  16. Stay At Home Brad
    June 24, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    That’s a great deal for an entire kingdom. Nice that it fit in your house. Great story.

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  17. Juliette
    June 24, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    Oh my goodness! You scored BIG!! Hubby and I love Craigslist! Your story was hilarious. Thanks for making me laugh! I am a new devoted follower of your blog.

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  18. Momma Jo
    June 24, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    This post is so awesome, I have had to read it again to my hubby (who by the way feels Paul’s “pain”). I must say, I love that it matches the mirror in your foyer 🙂 What a great deal!

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  19. Cory Ahern
    June 24, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

    So – i am reading and thinking, jealous!! I love mirrors, so i get the pull. then I see it, and think, oh, my goodness – so very cool!! THEN, I see that not only do you have a cool mirror – you actually have TWO!!!! Now, I want to know – what is the actual value of your incredible find? (nosy, i guess….) But, also an antiques roadshow lover – so, do you know the value?

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  20. Janine
    June 24, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

    I need to get to that point where I just ignore my husband when he has that look on his face. I’ve given up so many treasures because I didn’t want to rock the boat.

    Amazing mirror and amazing writing that an entire post about a mirror could be so enthralling!

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    • Stuart Richards
      April 14, 2016 @ 11:38 am

      No, you actually did the right thing, it’s called having empathy and caring about people. Keep it up, it’s worth more than furniture.

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