1. Katlyn
    September 29, 2016 @ 3:39 pm

    Hi Victoria,
    I just discovered you today after researching blogs on old houses; and I just have to say: THANK GOD. My husband and I just bought a home that was built in 1903 and are doing an complete over haul restoration and just seeing the pieces you’ve picked up and what you two have done is fuel for me! I started on your chalk board post and have bounced around your sight- and you and Paul are incredible! Cheers to Craig’s List, husbands who go against their better judgment, and the love of all things old, carved, and ridiculously heavy!


  2. Maria
    November 8, 2016 @ 3:18 pm

    WOW! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!


  3. Patty
    November 16, 2016 @ 1:31 pm

    Love this blog! Please tell me the brand and name of your nail color!!


    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      November 16, 2016 @ 1:46 pm

      zoya brand… it’s two shades of red (because why not make everything more complicated!) bottom “livingston” top “andi.”


  4. patricia hallissey
    November 28, 2016 @ 5:56 pm

    Hello again!
    I lost the email with your nail color!!! And I can’t find it in the comments!! That color is going to make my holiday season!
    Btw. My current house not suited for GFTs. But one day. My passion is in my kitchen. Salsa and sauces. Most recent invention: Asian Pear and ghost pepper sauce. If you like heat, happy to send you a jar. Repayment for my stupidity 🙂
    Thank you


  5. Lenore
    January 11, 2017 @ 11:44 pm

    Victoria that is an amazing bookcase! The whole love it forever thing….I get it. It looks a lot like the bed I recently scored from a thrift shop. I too obsessed for days. I battled with indecision and at the same time fearing someone would buy it out from under me. I drove the guy crazy who works there. I schemed on how to smuggle it into the house without my husband knowing…….But it is so huge there was no way. Finally I realized that my 9 yr old son needed this bed in his room. Perfect. Along with my best friend (aka partner crime) we picked it up and put it together in my son’s room while he was at a friend’s house for an afternoon and my husband was working. To this day my husband has not asked one question about it or commented on it to me. At this point he has given up I’m sure.


  6. Gail
    July 1, 2021 @ 2:23 pm

    You are a very fortunate person, all the way around. Furniture and mate!


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