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  1. Catherine W.
    December 10, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    I love the Christmas glitz and glitter and your kingdom mirrors. But small-minded, petty me can’t help but think the “joy” looks more like “goy.” Could it be a link between Chanukah and Christmas? A nod to the Jewish Jesus bringing joy to the goyim? 🙂

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    • Zuul
      December 10, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

      I’m a bit of a calligraphy nerd and it pretty clearly says Goy not Joy. Some unfortunate looping in front of the J makes it look like the cursive capital G. Victoria, you may have to start over!

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      • Terri
        December 10, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

        My first thought was that it said ‘goy’ also, but I betcha it’s a lower case ‘j’ and the snowflake is the ‘dot’.
        Beautiful mirror, V.E.

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      • Barb
        December 10, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

        I thought it said “Toy”. Uh oh.

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    • Gennie
      December 10, 2013 @ 5:41 pm

      So glad I am not the only one…all I can see is Goy, was wondering about the Jewish connection as well. It would drive me absolutely insane to leave it that way, I’m kind of guessing that it might drive V crazy now that we have mentioned it.

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    • Me
      December 13, 2013 @ 7:20 am

      To my eye, it is clearly an embellished lower case j. Art does not follow rules. That’s what makes it art.

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  2. sara
    December 10, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    Please where did you get your garland? Is it real? If its real how on earth do you keep it looking so lush? I live in the philly region as well and am obsessed with garland at the holidays. I have even been known to knock on peoples doors who homes look amazing as inquire about the garland. Hmmmm sounds like I have an issue lol

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    • Kit Odom
      December 10, 2013 @ 11:58 am

      Sara, check a previous Christmas post regarding the garland. V.E.B. ordered 200 yards of it from somewhere and I’m pretty sure she mentioned the source. (BTW, you’re not Jill M.’s Sara are you?)

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  3. Karen Clark
    December 10, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    You’re the BEST, Victoria! Finding your blog is the best Christmas present ever!

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  4. tammigirl
    December 10, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    Oh, Victoria, you did good! You thought of something AND finished it. This was not what we agreed upon with our super-secret handshake.

    p.s. I had the exact same metallic-ish ironing board cover. I think I bought it someplace super fancy. Like maybe Target.

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  5. Karen
    December 10, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    You are a JOY,

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  6. Kate S.
    December 10, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    I think you should pin images of your mirror and label them with ‘How to write on a Kingdom Mirror with glitter,’ not just a mirror. People will pop over to your blog just to figure out what the heck a Kingdom Mirror is! And once they read that story, they’all keep coming back for more!

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  7. Zandra Zuraw
    December 10, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    What I love about you is that you make all of us who secretly love doing things the hard way able to laugh at the people who are laughing at us while we pretend we’re laughing at ourselves.

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    • Jean
      December 10, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

      Genius observation Zandra. We should put this on a T-shirt.

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      • Deb
        December 10, 2013 @ 10:56 pm

        …and then, laugh.
        Love the t-shirt idea. Brilliance!

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    • Kiki
      December 11, 2013 @ 1:41 am

      …. seconding that! Only few however would be admitting though?! I laugh all the time at situations like this…. & I have the wrinkles on my face to prove it! 🙂 Do we place a large T-shirt order now?

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  8. Alex
    December 10, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    Would rubber cement work to hold the glitter on the mirror? Then it might peel off afterwards?

    Great idea – looks beautiful.

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  9. Judy
    December 10, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    You are hilarious and making Christmas so much fun!

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  10. A Fan/Follower
    December 10, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    Research is crucial and necessary. Besides, why simplify when you can complicate? My brain does not know the shortcut to simplifying anything! It travels its own road less traveled…….a long and winding road.
    I love Patricia’ s idea of minions living in the closet of shame. Genius, Patricia.

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  11. Amy Dobek
    December 10, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    “There is no end to my creativity when the other option is doing actual work.”

    This is the story of my life.

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    • Yvonne Angus
      December 12, 2013 @ 10:51 am

      “There is no end to my creativity when the other option is doing actual work.”

      THIS is the T-shirt we should all order!! 🙂

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  12. Lizykat
    December 10, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    I MUST find some glitter paint… xoxo

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  13. Alex
    December 10, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    Something tells me if I try this out on my IKEA mirror, your Kingdom Mirror may hate me. Sure as hell beats lipstick which every time I see on a mirror anywhere I think Good luck getting that fun off.

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  14. Brynne@TheGatheredHome
    December 10, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    This is gorgeous. Simple beautiful. And your writing invokes smiles and laughter and appreciation for your wit as always 🙂

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  15. Pam Dieckman
    December 10, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    I love your idea and I love your mirrors. I recently read an article that mentioned glitter can be dangerous to cats if they get any in their mouths or digestive tracks . I’m a new cat owner, and my kitty is a bit of a sampler and chewer. I thought I would mention this, although your kitty may not be as problematic as mine.

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  16. Susan
    December 10, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    Love your “closet of shame”! Mine resides in bathtub-sized plastic tubs labeled “Possibilities”, but angst/shame is what I usually feel when I see them and think about $$$.

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  17. Babzy the Elder
    December 10, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    OMG – “Closet of shame”. Great description. It’s also amazing how much of the overflow can be stashed under a canopy bed, with a nice long bed skirt to hide the shame. 🙂 The mirror looks fantastic. Also love the pillows, as well as the sleeping cat. Your home looks beautifully festive for having an especially wonderful Christmas with your family and friends.

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    • Yvonne Angus
      December 12, 2013 @ 10:57 am

      Waterbed drawer frames, placed strategically on bed frames BEFORE the box and mattress, afford extra storage for overflow, also, and look amazingly like princess or Victorian high beds. They can either be hidden under flowing linen, or embraced in all their glory. I get very creative when it comes to storage ideas! 🙂 😉

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  18. Katherine
    December 10, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    So many comments, per usual! You are one popular woman, due your talent and that Kingdom Mirror! May I just say that I have ALWAYS wanted to be able to say to someone, anyone, “Dahling, do this” or “Do that!” Oh, yes.

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  19. Jessica@designerssweetspot.blogspot.com
    December 10, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

    I love this! A beautiful treatment for your awesome mirror! I would love to have a giant mirror in my house, my boys would smash it in a matter of minutes I am afraid. Love it!

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  20. AmyEbbertHill
    December 10, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    My first thought was, she used her hot glue gun. Much too boring and pedestrian! I like your idea better.

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