That being said, imagine my surprise when this picture from my recent mantel makeover was pinned on pinterest! Happy Dance! I feel quite honoured :)
Now, for those of you scratching your head saying "what is Pinterest?" let me enlighten you!
Pinterest is a website that is basically an online file of whatever catches your eye that you'd like to remember for later - use it for inspiration, reference of simply to jog your memory about something you saw. Put your hand up if you have/had a file on your computer full of pics called 'cool stuff'... or a gazillion unorganized bookmarks of things you wanted to save for later.
Pinterest is is SO cool and slightly (used loosely) addictive. I love how you can add comments about what you see and want to remember (i.e. "great idea for a dinner party"). The other great thing is that the website saves the site that you originally saw your idea from (great if there are instructions or something you'd like to do at a later date - DIY instructions or a recipe for example). You can also 'follow' others who have great taste and see what things caught their eye (chances are you'd like them too)!
The definition on the Pinterest home page says it best:
Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.
Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
How I explain it further is that basically you are 'pinning' something of 'interest' - Pinterest. Here is an example of a 'pinboard'. This one is home decor projects but you can have as many as you want in any amount of categories. You make it how you wish!
So thank you to the person that thought my little mantel redo interesting enough to pin and save for later reference. I'm glad I inspired you :)