1. Kate
    April 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

    Love this!!! Congrats on your newest member of the GFT family. My first thought after seeing the video was, “Hey! It came apart! The lion thingy came off!” 😀 😀


  2. April
    April 12, 2016 @ 1:02 pm

    Well, I am here because of your humor and wit. Can’t say I would move a piece of heavy furniture for it, but it must help the job go easier.


  3. Brenda
    April 12, 2016 @ 1:21 pm

    Wow! I mean, it’s absolutely gorgeous! And Paul is a saint! But… I thought this highly anticipated GFT was the piece de resistance for your kitchen!!! What is happening with that?!


  4. Trudy
    April 12, 2016 @ 1:24 pm

    Excellent piece of property and worth the obsession! Now, are you going to share the price and the negotiation tactics with us? Your blog, your home, your stuff, your call, of course. But I must say I am curious! I adore your writing!


  5. Jamie
    April 12, 2016 @ 1:24 pm

    Love it. Love you. Love your writing, Love Elvis. Paul did good. You did good.


  6. sarah
    April 12, 2016 @ 1:33 pm

    I think our husbands went to “niceness” school together!
    I have also visited this obsessive land you speak of where there are perpetual parades and tiaras and floats full of toothy teenage pageant queens. Where one constantly schemes outrageous, ruinously expensive and potentially lethal ideas–(I have lately immersed myself in the sidesaddle equestrienne world.)
    But the outfits are fantastic!!!!!
    Love your blog!


  7. Garden, Home and Party
    April 12, 2016 @ 1:37 pm

    This has to be my favorite blog post ever. It’s the happy ending to a story that has kept us dangling for weeks (will she get the amazing bookcase?). It’s a beautiful piece. Is it just the way the photograph looks that it almost didn’t fit inside the house? Is the top touching the ceiling?
    Happy birthday! I think this piece was worth the wait.


  8. cmt
    April 12, 2016 @ 2:06 pm

    Magnificent and clearly meant for you. Clogs. Hope you aren’t really going to stop blogging.


  9. kristine
    April 12, 2016 @ 2:06 pm

    That Eastlake bookcase paled in comparison to this beauty. Well done!


  10. tammigirl
    April 12, 2016 @ 2:06 pm

    It’s perfection! See? If you had told me it was in Cleveland I could have bought it and, erm, uh, held it for you!

    I’m so glad you got it! I understand being singular when you want something. I am the same way. I want one thing, I know what it is, I will accept no substitutions. If I can’t have it I do not want a consolation. (Because I am secretly believing I will still get it… somehow.)


  11. Kris
    April 12, 2016 @ 2:10 pm

    Are you an Aries? Your tenacity–since childhood, apparently–resonates like a bell from Notre Dame of my fiery 6 year old Aries-born girl. What you write about (very well, I might add) I can totally imagine my precious Erin living one day!! It gives me hope. I have prayed that her strong willfulness would one day be used for good. What’s better than procurring such wonderful pieces that not only make you happy, but strengthen your marriage!! Kudos and thank you!!


  12. Kate
    April 12, 2016 @ 2:10 pm

    SOoooooo jealous…. I also covet GFT, but live oppressed by low ceilings and no Saint Paul to facilitate. Stunning wood, I would spend the day lovingly petting it with lemon oil so its happy and recovered from the stress of its uprooting. Looks so made for that space… Greatly enjoy your adventures, lets see what you must have next!


  13. Dawn
    April 12, 2016 @ 2:10 pm

    First my jaw hit the floor. Then it jumped back up and smacked me upside the head where the reverberating phrase why don’t I just start shopping Craigslist US was thrumming like a freight train.

    I would say that that is magnificent but the word does not carry enough validation. There is a level of utter astonishing grandeur that exceeds my wildest dreams and human conceivability .. and you my dear .. own it.

    Your world justifies my unstoppable obsession with living in the champagne version of a koolaid budget.

    Thank you for raising the GFT bar well above my imagination, but not above the aspiration. May I meet you on the other side in time 😉


  14. Glenn
    April 12, 2016 @ 2:13 pm

    Please tell me why you neither seek out nor seem to have stumbled upon A GOLD CROWN WITH PLENTY OF RICH DARK JEWELS FOR PAUL. So? We’re waiting.


  15. JayneZ
    April 12, 2016 @ 2:15 pm

    Absolutely purrfect — of course I’m referring to sweet Elvis, but the new bookcase is a beauty too!


  16. Amber
    April 12, 2016 @ 2:22 pm

    sooooooo worth the wait and the selling of all the things, it is GLORIOUS!!!!!


  17. Amber
    April 12, 2016 @ 2:23 pm

    p.s. please post a picture of the clogs


  18. Anne Berbling
    April 12, 2016 @ 2:37 pm

    Oh, Victoria, I HAD this, in the armoire! (Top was the VERY same…) Sadly lost in a fire…
    Wonderful acquisition, here, bravo!!


  19. Anne Berbling
    April 12, 2016 @ 2:40 pm

    And, I am so glad sweet Elvis is still with you (I have read older posts) ~ I lost NINE kitties; oldest was 18…in the aforementioned fire…


  20. Patricia E
    April 12, 2016 @ 2:51 pm

    I absolutely love your latest GFT! Stunningly worth all the trouble. You are my new muse. When I see some mass-produced decorator object that catches my eye, I ask – What would VEB do? (WWVEBD? for short) The answer is invariably, “No. Go for quality. Go for greatness. Go for only the things that you will still look at with love and delight in 20 years.” I have bought nothing since I found your blog a few months ago. So not only are you an inspiration but you are a beacon of sanity in a consumerist wasteland. I will finalize my divorce, I will get my own happy place (be it ever so humble), then I will find my own version of GFTs to make it my own! Love you chica!


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