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  1. Christy G.
    September 22, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    Sorry…Hi, Recently discovered your blog and its so much fun…really enjoying it. I have been “into” blogging for about a year now and have to say in defense of some of the naysayers here (or jealous people with a few snarky remarks) that while I could not live in such a big house myself (who needs all the work) I think she has done a spectacular job, I think we can all agree it is really breathtaking. BUT the main thing I wanted to say is though I have never met Tina (who owns the house) if you read her blog long enough, her warmth and authenticity shines through loud and clear. I had asked her for a few resources for things and she was so helpful and she is very generous with the giveaways, she is in other words a quality person. I think its easy to look at that house and throw stones but it is beautiful and if anything it just inspires me on so many levels not to mention how much I have learned from her, she is so talented.

    Only advice I can offer regarding your kitchen is don’t buy anything in haste wait and get what you love. I made a few costly mistakes and finally bit the bullet and got what I really loved but not without my husband reminding me of it every five minutes for almost a year!

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  2. Sally
    September 24, 2013 @ 9:50 pm

    I want a loggia.

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  3. Hayley
    September 24, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

    Whenever I read your kitchen posts (which I love, by the way!), I think of a wonderful appliance company in a small Canadian town just north of where I live – Elmira Stove Works at http://www.elmirastoveworks.com. They have both antique and vintage product lines. I practically drool just thinking about it. 😉

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  4. Lisa
    September 25, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    My favorite bit from “Say Yes … ” ever was when a client had seen a dress that she wanted a salesperson to bring to her. She described it, beginning, “It was white . . . “

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  5. Stephanie
    October 1, 2013 @ 2:18 am

    I hope you are okay :-/

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  6. Magdalena
    October 4, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    I’m sure you have already seen or someone else posted it, but had to post it too . The second I saw it I thought ELEGANCY MUST HAVE IT ! I’m sure once Paul sees the genius you both will find the room for it, it the kitchen redo plans. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/?page=2

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      October 4, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

      I had NOT seen that… and CLEARLY I need at LEAST 17.
      Thank you for saving me from the pit of ignorance.

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  7. hollyou
    October 7, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    OK, I’m new to this blog and definitely new to that Enchanted whatever blog. Here’s my take: as others have pointed out there are a couple of places where the price tags are showing. Methinks that all the furniture, textiles, and carpet are brought in for one photo shoot, (a lazy one at that, did you catch the lamp on the floor in the dining room, as well as the almost empty glass of wine with car keys on the loggia?) and whisked away. The entire family spends their entire lives in the kitchen – the island itself could sleep four. And they do have three (3!) sinks in there.

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  8. Caroline
    November 16, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    Having been through a kitchen reno ( a very disastrous one that had a happy ending) I feel your pain. It is worth though and I have always believed the kitchen is the heart of every home. We too live in a very old home (80 years plus right outside of Boston) and even with its cracks, creaks and many many problems..we love it and can’t imagine living anywhere else. So hang in there.

    I actually read The Enchanted Home religiously and love her blog. She is despite what some might think based upon the grandeur of her home such a warm and really hilarious person who is quite self deprecating. And of course its fun to drool over her many impeccable design choices. Of course its much easier when you are talking a new build vs. a restoration! Good luck and I look forward to following along. If I can offer one bit of advice, it is to take your time and do not make hasty decisions. You will appreciate it later on.
    Caroline

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  9. Susan
    May 10, 2014 @ 5:25 pm

    Jealously and snarky comments are very unbecoming as is dissing a company on a public forum and whining about not getting free loot- tsk tsk!

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