1. Debra Young
    September 28, 2017 @ 12:47 pm

    It is always a treat to read your posts! I too love your adventures! BTW – since the antique ribbon cabinet doesn’t reach the ceiling, I will be glad to take it off your hands 🙂 …just let me know!!!


  2. Tammi Velez
    September 28, 2017 @ 12:47 pm

    I stopped reading as soon as I saw you only have nine foot ceilings.

    Maybe I’ll go read the rest, we’ll see.

    What is important here is that Paul RAISE THE CEILINGS! IMMEDIATELY! THIS MUST BE DONE!

    You can’t make that gorgeous lady live without her feet!

    Honestly, VEB, have you taken your temperature or something? I think the SAD is getting to you.


  3. mary
    September 28, 2017 @ 1:34 pm

    Love all your posts…any advice on how you clean marble? Certainly you have lots of experience!


  4. Stephanie
    September 28, 2017 @ 1:46 pm

    I must say, to be so tiny you lift heavy, tall pieces with relative ease. I’m jealous.


  5. Steven
    September 28, 2017 @ 2:32 pm

    We share an affliction, although mine doesn’t drift toward Renaissance Revival. No fault in that, I grew up in an area with French influence. And I’m always up for a whomped up Victorian whatever. I’ve been an occasional Craigslist user but have recently discovered OfferUp. Bonanza!! Check it out if you’re not aware. You may find another door that leads into a new section of heaven. Me, I can always manage to squeeze just one more thing in the rented storage spaces or the basement. I recently picked up a slightly off period (1820’s) French Empire fall front desk with original grey marble top and gilt bronze mounts for……drumroll……$50. I tried to not let the seller see me cry. He said the desk had belonged to his partner – they ended up on the outs – I got the impression this was a revenge sale. Oh, well…………..

    Keep sharing please – it helps to know I am not alone.


  6. Charlotte
    September 28, 2017 @ 2:42 pm

    Hi Victoria – I didn’t know all those little videos existed, with such great music! They are SO entertaining! And you and Paul are strong people, carrying and moving and hauling all those pieces! Especially up to the second story! Wow! Enjoy all your finds and thanks for sharing such delightful posts.


  7. Cenepk10
    September 28, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

    Phooey ! Can’t make the thumbnails of the antique house work. Girl: You need a warehouse !!!!!


  8. Katie
    September 28, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

    Love your writing! Talk about somebody loving your dream life 🙂 Side note: I believe it is disdain, not distain.


  9. Flip Breskin
    September 28, 2017 @ 4:13 pm

    Glorious, glorious mirror!!!! Mazel Tov! Following the link reminded me that I haven’t seen the salvaged marble top on the piano island yet. Have plans changed? Dying to know!


  10. Brenda
    September 28, 2017 @ 4:55 pm

    But Why? Oh, Why Do You Continue To Taunt Us With An Unfinished Kitchen? Why, I Ask?


  11. Trisha
    September 28, 2017 @ 5:17 pm

    I have to ask, whatever happened to the kitchen. Did I miss the final pictures?


  12. Karen
    September 28, 2017 @ 8:07 pm

    Another great find! Love your blog! You are such a talented writer! Here in Canada (eh!), we seldom find anything of that magnificence! I am super jealous! My husband and I go out on the weekends to hunt for treasures at garage sales and estate sales, and we recently started video taping our adventures. Just search “Bargain Barons” on Youtube! Just thought you might like to see what treasures we find up north. Plus, if you are ever in doubt about your tremendous acquisitions, it will confirm that your GFT’S are better then everyone elses!


  13. Indigo
    October 3, 2017 @ 6:42 pm

    You should screw the base to the wall and use it as a shelf in the kitchen or bathroom or something.


  14. Linda
    October 5, 2017 @ 1:06 pm

    You should know by now — the ribbon cabinet was just a gateway drug…


  15. DianaV
    October 5, 2017 @ 3:07 pm

    Lol… you are awesome! You are so funny, original, assumed (as in responsible for your own thoughts and actions) and have exquisite taste.


  16. Jessica
    October 6, 2017 @ 5:07 pm

    Woohoo good on you, that is an AMAZING find!!! I’d love it if you could share a post on your search parameters someday ;P SoCal doesn’t offer all the amazing antiques of Philly but it would still be awesome to see what I could come up within the price range & wording you commonly use.


  17. Sarah Peck
    December 12, 2017 @ 8:43 pm

    I love ALL of your beautiful mirrors! We lived in Philadelphia for a while after we were married and I miss the old houses and history that is everywhere. Now I am finding beautiful east lake mirrors wherever I go and am tempted to bring one home for my kitchen! You mentioned cleaning the marble base of the hall mirror… what do you use to clean marble? Our marble fireplace surround is stained and I’m not sure which method to use. Thanks!


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