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On a Vintage High!

Dang! My day got past me again.  I spent a good portion of my day hopping around different Antique stores today.  Actually, I've been on a vintage high because I've been doing a lot of Vintage/Antique shopping for the last 3 days.  YIKES.  I've been working on the Piano room and I'm pretty excited that it's almost complete.  Infact, today I bought a beautiful chandelier to finish the room.  WHOA! Here are a few pieces that came together over the last few days. 



Kimberly Van Diepen



We finally finished the wall with all kinds of Vintage frames that we found at Estate Sales.  They were super cheap except for a few.  The shutter above the Piano is not complete.  I actually have another shutter to add and it has to be moved.  Plus, I can see a beautiful banner across the shutter… Can YOU?  Moving the shutter doesn't make the Prince happy.  Oops.  He can't complain though. He is on restriction from buying Piano Rolls.  We finally found a piece to hold all the piano rolls and we still need MORE space. YIKES. He went shopping by himself yesterday and got in more trouble.  LOL.  He bought a Victor Victrola.  I think that's the name of it.  Ut-Oh.  It sounds like that anyways.  It works and we love it. 

I have more treasures to share later this week.  We are really excited that the room is coming together.  It's been so much fun designing it. 

I spent the rest of my day cleaning my stamp room. I'm not sure how any of my customers have survived in this room. It's a dust pit. I've done an overhaul on the dust bunnies and I think I've captured them all for today. 

I wanted to share a card I made for my Stamps in the Mail participants during the last round.  This was a bonus card that I shared with them.  I loved using this stamp set.  We made tons of fun cards.

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' Up! Demonstrator



Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' Up! Demonstrator



The stamp set is the Rue Des Fluers.  So Vintage and SO pretty.  You can see I used that beautiful Sale-a-Bration DSP on this card.  I hope you were able to pick up plenty of this paper.  It's just beautiful.  Below you will see the products I used.  I hope you enjoy it. 

Have a GREAT week. 

Stamps: Rue Des Fleurs, En Francais

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla

Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Accessories: Pearls, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Dotted Scallop Border punch, Modern Label Punch, Everyday Enchantment DSP, Earth Elements buttons, Sponging



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!!!