Monday’s Most Interesting Pinterests

I haven’t done an homage to Pinterest in awhile.  I definitely do not utilize it like I was a year ago at this time, when I was a new user and planning a wedding {see the wedding board HERE}.

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But still?  I love Pinterest.

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I don’t love it because I find cool stuff there, though at times, I do.  I love it because of how easy it is for me to record the cool things I find elsewhere on the web and can so easily, sort, organize and keep record in of said locations for future use.  Works for me.

I rarely actually go back and look through my boards, but when I do, I am always happy I did – for I immediately see things I forgot I loved.  And I love them all over again.  Happy.  :)

Then this:

Also, I ran across a design blog awhile back that posed the question: if this blog were a room, what would it look like?  I thought it was an odd, but interesting query.  And I wondered how the heck I could find a room that answered that?  And I probably couldn’t, but I figured I would look on my Pinterest boards and see if I could find rooms that resonate with what I am thinking/feeling/expressing when I write and post here at Thought Collage.

Today’s Most-Interesting-Pinterests will all be images from one of several of my personal Pinterest Boards:

The Jeanie Green Board (“Jeanie Green” was coined by my friend, Candi, to describe a color I wholly love – that 70s-inspired shade of apple green that I adopted with zeal after I first kissed Jimmy Green in the church parking lot in 1972).  If this blog were a room from the Jeanie-Green board, it would look like this:

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 This is not quite “Jeanie-green,” a tad too bluish, but in this blog-room, I would have bouffant hair and be listening to records.  {source:unknown}

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Naturally, this blog-room is entered through the apple-green door. {source:unknown}

Sweet Dreams (bedrooms I find lovely)

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If this blog were a bedroom, it would have a roomful of beds because it is ALL about the grandbebe sleepovers!  {source}

Orange-Jeanieous (Orange thrills me and makes me smile, and I finally created a board to collect images of happiness and named it as a take on the delicious Orange-Julius drinks of my youth).

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Again with the records in this blog-room of my life!  {source}

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There is always a big bowl of crayons readily available at Nonna’s house for instant art-making!  {source}

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My Grandma Baker painted her living room “tangerine” in the 1960s.  It was bold and delicious and someday I will do the same in my house.  But until I have the courage, the walls of this blog-as-a-room are decidedly tangerine!  Can’t you tell?  {source}

And finally, from my “main” board (and some odds and ends boards), if Thought Collage {jeanierhoadesdotcom} were a room ~

My TRANSITIONAL Style (decor I thoroughly love, steeped in tradition, but embracing post-modern and cleaner lines, heavily sprinkled in bright, light fun, some Bohemian-hippie-style with lots of kid-love on the counters).  Plus a couple of other boards on Pinterest.

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Come on in.  Have a seat!  {source}

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I hope this blog-as-a-room is about comfort, no airs, just love and life and color and light.  And lots of weird, interesting art on the walls.  {source}

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And there is old stuff mixed in with these new days, me recalling my growing-up-years and spilling the details and memories, mixing it up with life in the fast-lane we now know it to be.  {source}

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This room is full of quotes and books and music.  {source}

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It is about gardening and food. {source} {source}

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This blog-room houses the glory – about my relationship with a Savior, the Savior.  And this pin is my true story, as you know from reading.  {source}

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And this blog-room is nothing if not filled with family!  And o-how-I-love the one God gave me.  {source}

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Yes, I pinned this.  It still counts.

My thoughts, hodge-podged in the posts I share here, add them all up and what have you got?  A rather noisy room with lots of color and mismatched elements, words about everything from songs to soups, from grandbebe cuteness to my personal sorrows and fears and tears.  It is a messy thing, isn’t it, this blog room?  But it is my own.

“And we have come to understand that in this house we are fulfilling our impossible dreams, and living our days in contentment and grace.”  –Alexandra Stoddard

2 thoughts on “Monday’s Most Interesting Pinterests

  1. I think I am sensing a paint roller in my future? :) can you say “Jeanie Green front door ????
    I love your descriptions and the color that you have brought into my life. Literally!

  2. I love this post! “Love and life and color and light” are the words that describe you (and therefore your blog, and your casa) so well. I would add to your blog room, and your home, and just your general presence, the word “welcome” because you are the best at making others feel just that!

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