1. tammy
    April 16, 2014 @ 5:19 pm

    Ok love it. First off you are lucky your husband finds what you say important enough to even let it in the filing cabinet- even if for a short time till shredded. 🙂 Mine blocks the door and throws it in the trash immediately.
    Love the bed..I agree in the long term have him lengthen the side rails.


  2. Mary Anne
    April 16, 2014 @ 6:01 pm

    We used our old electric carving knife to cut the size of our memory foam mattres from a king to a queen! It worked! Love the bed frame!!


  3. Pat
    April 16, 2014 @ 8:58 pm

    I have nothing to add as far as ideas. I just want to tell you that I like your blog immensely! It makes me laugh out loud, applaud your efforts, and realize that a marriage is way more than just coffee together…


  4. Sarah
    April 16, 2014 @ 9:39 pm

    That bed is gorgeous! So perfect with your fancy style! 🙂

    Are you planning any modifications to make the bed fit the mattress, or the mattress fit the bed? Because I’m thinking there’s got to be some sort of something Paul could do to lengthen the side rails so that the foot of the bed is long enough for the mattress. Like maybe cut the side rails at the halfway point and do some sort of large fancy wooden medallion piece to conceal that it was cut? I don’t know. I have a long-suffering handy husband too, so I’m always coming up with more project for him. 😉 It’s nice seeing a fellow Pennsylvania blogger! I hardly ever come across anyone from PA in blogland. Everything looks great and I love it when you post!


  5. Carollynn
    April 16, 2014 @ 10:38 pm

    Simply FAB -u-Los! I was wondering what magic trick your were going to perform to get this to work for you.


  6. Darling Lily
    April 17, 2014 @ 10:52 am

    Stunning, as per usual. We need to lobby HGTV or DIY for you to have your own show.

    Studies have been done that prove men process women’s voices in the same area of the brain they process music in.

    This makes sense to me, because my husband is a professional musician, but he never pays the slightest attention to lyrics, claims he doesn’t even notice them. So if Paul is anything like him, he hears the melody, ( i.e., is aware that you’re speaking) but doesn’t pay much attention to the lyrics (what you’re actually saying) unless (as is the case in my household) he senses by the pitch of your voice that it’s something urgent, not just the usual chatter.


  7. Connie
    April 17, 2014 @ 5:59 pm

    Oh, that bed is perfect for pretending to be a princess! All one needs is a box of chocolates and a good book. Oh, and a maid, of course.


  8. MissFifi
    April 18, 2014 @ 9:41 pm

    That bed is stunning!

    “And that possibly, there is a folder in Paul’s head where he files everything I say to him… and then, nightly, he runs that file through the shredder.”
    Replace Paul with Adam and you have my husband. Cheers!


  9. Kim Elizabeth
    April 19, 2014 @ 10:03 pm

    Victoria, as always, I’m loving your blog. I just wanted to say two things:

    1. I DO remember that the mattress was longer than the bed. We girls pay attention to details like that 🙂

    2. I am horrible in math too, especially long division!


  10. Jean Allred
    April 21, 2014 @ 7:51 am

    A fairly simple solution which would add support to the mattress overhang is to find a lovely upholstered bench that can be adjusted to fit just under the overhang and resting against the wood at the foot of the bed. That way, the beautiful wood is exposed and the linen coverlet hem rests just on the top of the bench at the foot of the bed. The legs of the bench give you the adjustability.


  11. Barbara
    April 22, 2014 @ 9:19 pm

    I can assure you that though it has been awhile, I did not forget that the mattress was longer than the bed!
    You are hilarious, you have exquisite taste and I adore your blog!


  12. Miriam
    April 23, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

    This beautiful, giant fancy thing made my wednesday morning. And the comment about the shredder. My husband once admitted that he sometimes just turns off his ability to understand English when dealing with me.

    Thanks for making me crave some ornate victorian in my life . . . my husband would not thank you, but he can’t recall me ever speaking about it!


  13. Veganopoulous
    May 2, 2014 @ 7:39 am

    Oh mannnn, not only did I remember the mattress was too long, but I told all these people (who don’t read blogs) about this awesome bed I saw on your blog but the mattress was too big for it. And these people still remember your mattress was too long.


  14. A
    March 15, 2015 @ 2:32 pm

    Hi, I ran across your posting on the Kingdom Mirror while trying to figure out how much to post my Victorian Mirror for sale on Craigslist. I loved it and had to send it to my Mom and my sister and my husband and then I had to read some more. You remind me of me 25 years ago. I collected Victorian antiques with my sister and my mom. I bought a bed that looks practically identical to this one, and had extensions made for the side rails by a great old guy who really knew his stuff. They blend in so well with the bed, even after all these years. (Also, FYI, we used the slats that came with the bed.) Now I am trying to learn about how to sell my antiques, it isn’t easy. Please feel free to give me some suggestions. Maybe I could send you a picture of the mirror and you could give me an idea how much it might go for in your experience? 😀


  15. DIYfan
    June 28, 2015 @ 5:55 pm

    It’s a beautiful frame but I’m a lil disappointed that the mattress and sheets hangs over the edge in a noticeable way. Since it’s a memory foam mattress is it possible to cut the mattress with one of those foam saws and then just stick chopped end towards the headboard? I suppose cutting an expensive mattress is crazy talk.


  16. Jennifer
    March 25, 2016 @ 2:50 pm

    Just had to laugh at your description about the information you tell your husband and where it “goes”. It describes us to a T!
    My husband even chuckled when I read it to him! Beautiful bed, by the way!


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