On the hunt!

I hate to admit this but most of the week I have been a complete slug.  I must admit however that I have enjoyed it.  I think it was one of those times where my body just tells me to S-L-O-W down.  After jumping a few time zones in a week it was good to "catch up" on some sleep and relax.  During this relaxation period I've been on the hunt (lazy hunting on the internet) for a vintage piece that I want to add to my stamp room.  For awhile now I've been looking for a chandelier to hang directly above my desk.  It would mainly serve the purpose of "looking" pretty but a little more light would be nice too.  I've looked at so many but I haven't found the perfect one yet.  Tonight while I was waiting on my pies to bake I found a few fun pieces.  I love the pictures because the colors are so inspiring.  Check these out…


You can see the lighting that is hanging.  While this light is much to small I think the rest of the decor' is just beautiful.  I would love to snatch that chair up.  SO pretty!

Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen


I love the cogs in this picture below. Love everything in this picture actually.  YUMMY!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen


This just screams make a card from me…..however the real reason I love this fun inspiration is for the chandelier.  It's so beautiful. 

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

I'm hoping to find the perfect vintage shop here in Virginia.  I haven't had a lot of time to go antiquing yet. It's high on my list of things to do.  Russ dreads it.  <hee hee>

So, keeping with my vintage theme I used one of my favorite stamp sets—> Aviary for the card below.  I'm looking for a vintage Bird Cage too.  I know exactly where I'm going to hang it, but haven't found it yet. 

Independent Stampin' UP! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



Independent Stampin' UP! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



We have a big day planned with my friend Denise.  We are going to her home for Thanksgiving Dinner.  I can't wait.  I love Thanksgiving and sharing it with friends.  We have so much to be thankful for.  Thank you for stopping by today and I hope your Thanksgiving is the best yet!!!! Tonight, I am going to bury myself in my stamp room.  I think it misses me. Hee Hee!!!



  1. Happy Thanksgiving!  Thank you for the beautiful card.  May you continue to have a blessed holiday season!

  2. Check out Walmart.com. I found the cutest chandelier for super cheap and it hangs over my desk. (Great minds work alike). It adds a little more light and even better stylish blingy sparkle. WooHoo!!

  3. When I lived in Northern Va., did a lot of antiquing – great shops in Fredericksburg VA, Winchester & Strasburg, VA and Frederick, MD.  Have fun finding your perfect pieces!

  4. Oh my! We love antiquing! I know, not a word…lol. Check out Fredricksburg [downtown], they have some really neat shops. Also, Ruckerville is another great place to go. If Russ doesn't want to go, just call. 🙂 I would be happy to go antiquing! 🙂 Also, there is a place off 28 that has auctions every other Saturday. Russ isn't going to like me. 🙂 Have fun on your search!

  5. Hey Kimberly – LOVE all the pics.  When you find that birdcage go ahead and buy 2 🙂  I've been looking for one forever and can't find one!!!!!!

  6. Hi Kimberly, I have been an avid follower of your blog for a long time, and a fan of all of your projects.  I really love this card…so much so that I CASE'd it and posted it on my blog today, giving you full credit of course.  I just wanted to let you know that I had done this, and to say thank you for sharing your talent.

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