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  1. Sandi
    May 5, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    Oh, I love the hardware. The piano-as-kitchen-island is brilliant in conception and execution.

    Glad your Spousal Unit won’t have to have an exploding head.

    And I wished I lived closer to New Hampshire. 🙂


    • kristina Bailey
      May 24, 2016 @ 11:56 pm

      If you haven’t already- please try to connect with Matthew Mead when in NH. He is amazing. tell him Kristina Bailey his old paper girl demanded you reach out to him. You have many shared interests and I know would get along great. he was born and raised in NH and knows antique alley, and all the incredible little nooks tourists don’t know about.

      You can find him on facebook here.


  2. Becki
    May 5, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    Congratulations on your speaking engagement! LOVE that you put an old piano back to good use.


  3. Stacey
    May 5, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    I love the island, it turned out magnificently!


  4. Susan A
    May 5, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    You’re waiting and searching has paid off. Those pulls are perfect!! LOVE your GFTs!


  5. Gretels Treasures
    May 5, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    The Island looks great! Your hubby seems to have professional carpentry skills!


  6. Jenny Falcone
    May 5, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    Congratulations on finishing the piano island. The hardware you chose was worth the wait!


  7. Leah Turner
    May 5, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    Ok, that piano/kitchen island is FANTASTIC!


  8. Suzeraine
    May 5, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    “bland shell’??? Oh, I don’t think so!


  9. Lynn
    May 5, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    Wow. That piano and its pulls are fantastic. Worth the wait to search for them. I’m inspired to go do something constructive in my own home this weekend now, like plant a flower in a pot or something. Wish I still lived in Boston and I’d be at that GFT Festival for sure!


  10. Suzanne Forbes
    May 5, 2016 @ 10:28 am

    They are exquisite! Worth every ebay notification!

    I once spent two years reading ebay notifications daily to find a pair of bottle green 1970s granny boots like the ones in “Nightbirds on Nantucket”, so….


    • Tattycoram
      May 5, 2016 @ 11:27 am

      Oooh, oooh, you just inspired instant recall from one of my favorite Aiken books!


  11. Christina in FL
    May 5, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    VEB, I can’t wait to see your gorgeous island with a top on it. 🙂


  12. Kate Sparks
    May 5, 2016 @ 10:34 am

    Great find!!! Take a look at the online estate sale… It made me think of all your craiglist searches and awesome finds…. What material are you going to top the piano with???


  13. Nikki Gwin
    May 5, 2016 @ 10:35 am

    Perfection! How you continue to find the perfect thing is amazing and WAY out of my patience zone. I settle. Bleh…
    I think I will just hire YOU to find what is in my head for me. 🙂


  14. Di Elliott
    May 5, 2016 @ 10:40 am

    It looks brilliant, good things come to th ose who wait (or obsessively search without compromising their dreams) very proud and hugs to Elvis


  15. Kate Sparks
    May 5, 2016 @ 10:43 am

    Or search ebth on Facebook.


  16. Elizabeth Speicher
    May 5, 2016 @ 10:53 am

    I agree with the others, the hardware was worth the wait. Your island piano is a masterpiece, surely your finished kitchen will be a monument to fanciness. Early October in New Hampshire, your event, plus antiques sounds like a wonderful weekend getaway to me.


  17. Gerry Emery
    May 5, 2016 @ 11:01 am

    Oh my gosh! The piano island is fantastic and will be spectacular when the marble is on! Can’t wait to see it all finished so please don’t make us wait too long!!!!


  18. Garden, Home and Party
    May 5, 2016 @ 11:02 am

    This island turned out even better than I had imagined. I’ve forgotten, will there be a hard surface on top?

    I’m so happy and relieved to hear that Elvis is hanging in there. Maybe she’s hoping to see the kitchen finished. 🙂
    Wish I could attend that event…it would be fun to actually meet you, and your necklace! 🙂


  19. Amber
    May 5, 2016 @ 11:07 am

    The piano island looks FABULOUS, you definitely did the right thing in waiting for just the right hardware to come along, they go so perfectly it was like they were originally there! I can’t wait to see the new windows at the end of the kitchen, and I’m so glad Elvis is still around and doing fairly well. I’m so excited for your speaking event! I wish I wasn’t clear across the country and could attend! I hope you find lots and lots of FTs in every shape and size! Have fun!


  20. Jeanne
    May 5, 2016 @ 11:13 am

    Lovely drawer pulls!
    I am happy to hear that Elvis is doing so well.
    It is the person who spits out swear words that is bland – I mean just about everyone swears, so it doesn’t have any effect. It is the lady who can say with just the right look or non swear phrase her distain for something, that has truly mastered a skill – and is not bland. She is usually much more colorful than the one who uses “colorful” language:)


    • fixitchick
      June 18, 2016 @ 6:18 pm

      ‘I dont spew profanities, I enunciate them clearly, like a lady’


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