1. Jennifer
    December 15, 2015 @ 4:56 pm

    Since your home is already torn apart….why don’t you make the family room the kitchen and the kitchen the family room?! Then you could have a super giant, fancy island and you could center the sink on the back wall in between the cute little windows…or better yet, center those windows and put the sink under them? Seems easy enough….
    BTW – I really enjoy your blog!


  2. lisa
    December 15, 2015 @ 7:59 pm

    Dear Elizabeth –

    I love you blog and your writing, but I really love it when you dance.
    Thanks for your wonderful work.



  3. Redheaded Cyclone
    December 15, 2015 @ 11:12 pm

    I didn’t know if you had run across this yet, but I would think it would be right up your alley! And, yes, that’s the right price.



  4. Lindia
    December 16, 2015 @ 2:45 am

    Hate to see good flooring go to waste but understand the need to have it all match. Pull up the pine carefully so you can salvage it- to sell on Craigslist and fund your hardware purchase! Win-win in my book! 🙂


  5. Christina
    December 16, 2015 @ 2:47 am

    Elvis looks like she’s having fun! So happy to see this.


  6. Jenny
    December 16, 2015 @ 3:40 am

    Elvis looks amazing!


  7. AJ
    December 16, 2015 @ 9:28 am

    I found your blog via Thistlewood Farm a few days ago and I’m hooked. I’m slowly working through your past posts. I think I have to partly agree with Paul’s “too much” on the doorknob. It’s glaringly “too” new. I’d go for some patina so it matches those amazing hinges. Most of the inspo I’ve seen you post has some patina. Also, the orange – here in Tennessee it denotes pride in the local college team and is referred to as UT orange. It’s everywhere. My almost 100 year old Singer is very orange and was found at a bargain price because it was inappropriately showing it’s team affiliation in Virginia.


  8. jessie
    December 17, 2015 @ 3:08 pm

    Someone should really have a tumbler/blog called “previous owner questions.” I’d have tons to submit. The 1980’s were hard on my 1880’s home.


  9. home before dark
    December 19, 2015 @ 2:12 pm

    I’m using the door knobs on my interior doors…with the glass knobs because! Love them. What does a man know about how much is much?


  10. Allison
    December 19, 2015 @ 10:07 pm

    I’m really excited to see the cabinets you pick out! But, I thought I’d share the website I found identical replicas of my escutcheons (my home was built is the 1800’s) on if you were still looking for hardware, it has a lot of nice stuff if you’ve never been http://www.houseofantiquehardware.com


  11. judy
    December 20, 2015 @ 9:13 am

    Completely off subject but can anyone remember the name of the blogger who -I believe-used to post here. Her site had the word divine in it and her home was unbelievable..in a good way. There were huge statues of angels-the kind that might guard a grave and I think her Husband is a police officer. I don’t see her posting at any of the blogs I follow and just wondered if she had retired or changed her blogger name or if anyone had seen posts from her lately????


    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      December 20, 2015 @ 10:10 am

      Andy at Divine Theater (I love her too!!) She doesn’t post regularly, but she is still blogging… http://divinetheatre.blogspot.com/

      p.s.- Judy, your comments ALWAYS make my day. (And my mother’s!) THANK YOU for reading and for being part of my blogging experience!


  12. Katherine
    February 22, 2016 @ 11:02 pm

    I just read all about your piano/island and naturally had to find more to read about your kitchen remodel. I’ve had a migraine all day UNTIL I got caught up reading your blog. Thank you for being so endlessly entertaining and hilarious! You and your husband cavorting around the vehicle after you’d secured the piano is just fabulous!


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