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  1. sharon
    March 29, 2016 @ 11:15 am

    Ha….I LOVE your audience!!! ♡♡♡

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  2. susan
    March 29, 2016 @ 11:15 am

    Love it! Wouldn’t have anywhere to put it in my house of doors and windows(minimal wall space) but I can vicariously lust after it as I do most things you purchase. Cant wait to see the GFT! Say hey to Elvis and Paul.

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  3. Michele
    March 29, 2016 @ 11:18 am

    Ok I had no idea such chalkboards even existed and now I have one more thing to add to my ever increasing list of “things to look for” while antiquing/junk shopping. I need to know though how does it work? Do you flip up a chalk board to reveal a new fresh chalkboard? or does it hinge out? I may not sleep again until I know the answer to this 😉

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      March 29, 2016 @ 11:24 am

      The hinges should be mounted over each other vertically… like a book. Whether that’s how we hang it or not is still up for discussion. I want it in the foyer because NOTES! (And also, um, running out of wall space) but it will fit better if hung as it sits now.

      These are problems I am comfortable having.

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      • Michele
        March 29, 2016 @ 11:58 am

        Ah Gotcha! Thanks, I can rest easy now haha. The foyer sounds like a perfect place for it!

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      • Amy
        March 29, 2016 @ 12:09 pm

        You MUST hang it horizontally otherwise you will only have ONE board for notes vs. FOUR, front & back!

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  4. Kelly
    March 29, 2016 @ 11:26 am

    It’s 10:30pm here in Bangkok and I just wanted to say thanks for making my night. You crack me up. Enjoy your latest acquisition.

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  5. Dawn
    March 29, 2016 @ 11:30 am

    Could you BE any more fantastic???

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  6. Suzanne Forbes
    March 29, 2016 @ 11:33 am

    I have regretted NOT purchasing things (on the rare occasions I have practised ill-advised “self-control”) far more deeply than I ever regret purchasing some useless and yet extremely decorative article for my home.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      March 29, 2016 @ 11:36 am

      It’s a known fact that NOT-buyer’s remorse is far more traumatic than traditional buyer’s remorse. #science

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  7. Elizabeth Gilluly
    March 29, 2016 @ 11:41 am

    After a miserable day and hating my husbands job for moving me to Germany and then leaving me by myself for months I needed this, thank you. I also need to hear about the Arkansas GFT, it may save my sanity.

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  8. Bronne
    March 29, 2016 @ 11:42 am

    Oh thank God! There are things in my life that I passed up, couldn’t afford, or someone was quicker. I will probably spend the rest of my coherent adult life searching for “the ones the got away”. You made a wise decision, Ms Barnes.

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  9. Debbie Woods
    March 29, 2016 @ 11:44 am

    You are HILARIOUS!….and very talented! A fan in Houston….

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    • Tawnya
      March 29, 2016 @ 12:03 pm

      Ooo! Houston fan here too – howdy neighbor =)

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      • Barbara
        March 29, 2016 @ 2:29 pm

        And another Houston fan checks in – hi neighbors. How are all y’all doing? And now I want a cool chalkboard — I love this blog.

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  10. Amber
    March 29, 2016 @ 11:46 am

    So very cool! I bet you could find some rich professor/intellectual that would love to have this for his study! OR you could keep it and put it in your kitchen to write fancy menus out and make grocery lists look fabulous! 😉 P.S. Those hinges are AH-MAZING!

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  11. Buffy
    March 29, 2016 @ 11:48 am

    I think that chalkboard was a necessary purchase. It was obviously calling your name and needed to go home with you!

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  12. Garden, Home and Party
    March 29, 2016 @ 11:53 am

    I love this chalk board thing. I’ve never seen anything like it. How cool that you got it for such bargain price! Wow! You’re such a good shopper, you saved $3,000+ buying it. 🙂
    Karen

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  13. Jann
    March 29, 2016 @ 11:54 am

    Amazing find! My tactic when I find something that might or might not be the meaning of life is to hover protectively over it while furiously googling. Gut + Google have led to a few remarkable scores… and also a decent number of “oh, turns out that’s nothing”s. I am SO RELIEVED you went back for it! I am also beside myself with anticipation for the Arkansas GFT!!

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  14. Debbie from MountainMama
    March 29, 2016 @ 11:56 am

    What a cool find – I knew you couldn’t walk away from it!! 🙂

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  15. Tawnya
    March 29, 2016 @ 12:01 pm

    Oh how pretty! In the foyer is perfect. Just think of all the cute welcome messages, holiday themed designs and super cute reminders you can put on it! (And as a blogger you simply MUST! With a plethora of photos to document your super cuteness for us to worship.. ahem admire.. with envy!) Oh, plus mounting it as is means you can have one flipped up so it’s 2 tall – so much more practical using two at once than having them folded open like a book so everyone bangs into the precious GFT as they move past.

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  16. elizabeth
    March 29, 2016 @ 12:02 pm

    As someone who lives in a converted Catholic school, I’m so bummed I don’t have these but I’m glad you do because you will do them proper justice. I actually made some fake chalkboards with plywood and paint and they look pretty good AND are excellent for notes and scheduling and the like, so this is a totally practical purchase.

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    • Kim
      July 12, 2016 @ 11:18 am

      I have wanted to live in an old school since I was in Ms. Barnes’ class in 2nd grade at Arabi Elementary School. I just adored the built ins! I am Catholic so your place sounds totally amazing 🙂

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  17. Angie
    March 29, 2016 @ 12:02 pm

    Really great find, but please know that 1stdibs is typically at least three times what you could reasonably expect to get retail. I don’t know who buys from them…must be when someone absolutely, positively has to have what they’re selling and money is no object. And for most people, money *IS* an object! 🙂

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  18. Amy
    March 29, 2016 @ 12:14 pm

    Great find! I live in Arkansas and can’t to see your acquisition from our fine state! 🙂

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  19. Sheryl
    March 29, 2016 @ 12:26 pm

    I love your latest find. I would mount this in my dining room where I could write out menus and guests could provide love notes and feedback after my amazing dinner parties.

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  20. shawn underwood
    March 29, 2016 @ 12:26 pm

    Dang I can’t figure out why you didn’t google the chalkboard when you were in the salvage store! You are seriously losing it girl! Since when do wives listen to their husbands anyway. And yes Paul is a gem because he can like fix stuff and shit like that but still. I could go on and on about how my husband whom I adore tries to fix stuff. Our 1927 old Cogate (yes the toothpaste people) would fall down around our ears if there weren’t Paul’s in this world but I digress. I seriously think we need to be friends. Love your blog virtual girlfriend 🙂

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