You can confide in me, friends...Does you heart skip a beat, when you see this emblem? Do you want to drop everything and fling yourself into the vortex of the Pinterest "other world"?? Well, I for one am here to confess: Hello, my name is Diane and I am a Pinterest addict!
When I first signed-up for Pinterest, I truly did not understand how wonderful it was and created only a few boards with a few pins on them.
These were my first three boards and I did not have this many pins on them, but I thought this was pretty great. I discovered how to follow other people - the first two were my friend, Mona, from Hidden Art of Homemaking and my friend, Emily, whose daughter is an up and coming New York designer, Lindsey Coral Harper. I wrote about Lindsey in a previous post that you can read Here. I started following Lindsey a little later, but all three of these women have incredible taste and I knew that I would find creative ideas on their boards.
Now, I am following 80 people and have 42 boards - I have holiday boards and color boards and recipe boards and obsession boards...and I cannot stop pinning!!!! I do need help, but I decided getting my addiction out in the open might be good for me. So, I hope you do not mind, if I confess my obsession and share a few of my favorite pins with you.
This is probably my favorite pin. It is on my "Mad for Plaid" board and it is a photo of a WW1 era Scottish Officer's doublet jacket. The wrap is the Cameron of Erracht Highlanders tartan. Since I have Cameron ancestry, it is beautiful to me! I bought a blanket exactly like this in Scotland and love it.
Another of my absolute favorite pins is this one from Japan. Most of you know that Cherry Blossoms are near and dear to my heart and this photo shows how our Cherry Blossoms look, when they are falling. My city looks like pink snow is coming down! This pin in on my "Pink" board.
In case you think I have forgotten about tableware, fear not! This tablesetting from a house in Provence can be found on my "Green" board. I have visited Provence, but dining at this table with that view, even once, would make me want to move there!
How do you like this very swanky china that is pinned to my "China Obsessions" board? I have no idea of the origin of this photo. It was posted on the internet by someone who stated they did not "own" the pictures she posted. I found it on Pinterest and pinned away! I am not sure that I would have an occasion to use this, but it is fun to see! If you love "bling", you will adore this!
With Mother's Day coming up fast, you might like this "Mother's Day" bouquet that I pinned onto my "Other Holidays" board. It would be such a fun family project (without Mother, of course - it should be a surprise!) to use as a centerpiece on a Mother's Day dining table. What fun!
I have a board for pantries and butlers' pantries and this is one of the pins that I wish I could build in my house. It is part of Celine Dion's Montreal home. Can you imagine??? Look at all of the small drawers that could hold flatware and napkin rings. I want this!!!! Pinterest, how could you make me
want to kill for desire this so much????
The last pin that I will share is this iconic photo of Audrey Hepburn, when she played Holly Golightly in "Breakfast at Tiffiny's". This pin is on my "Black and/or White" board. I long for the days, when clothes were meant to enhance a woman's look - the woman was supposed to "shine". People might say, "You look wonderful", instead of "What a beautiful dress!". Almost every piece of clothing that I see these days screams something (not sure what!), instead of being classy and elegant. Oh, well! I am sure that I am part of a older, lost generation. However, I do miss elegant, well made items. One thing regarding Pinterest, though, is that by looking at all of the photos on the site, it is easy to get a sense of one's own taste. That is a real plus, if you think you love everything, like I do. When I look at my boards, I am amazed how almost everything is goes together like a jigsaw puzzle.
If you are having a severe problem staying away from Pinterest, please contact me - the first meeting of Pinterest Anonymous will be next Wednesday at 10:00 A.M - hahahaha!!
The Louvre, Paris - from my Favorite Places and Spaces Board