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est. 2007
  1. 50,000 Pinterest Followers & Hipster Cacti

    Love: art, bench and foliage. Via Old Brand New Blog.

    Love: art, bench and foliage. Via Old Brand New Blog.

    I’m celebrating today because I reached a big milestone on Pinterest with 50,0000 followers. Wait a minute. Make that 53,137. Golly gosh.

    “Celebrating” is probably the wrong word as I scramble to write this post in my old maternity nightie, gingerly sipping weak coffee while listening to blocked noses and much hacking and wheezing. It’s been a long week. But yay for Pinterest!

    Plants! Hanging plants! George Nelson and nice textiles! Sourced via The Selby.

    Plants! Hanging plants! George Nelson and nice textiles! Sourced via The Selby.

    Cactuses are the hipsters of plants. And I still love them! Sourced via Urban Outfitters.

    Cactuses are the hipsters of plants. And I still love them! Sourced via Urban Outfitters.

    I’m one of those people who finds scrolling through Pinterest rather relaxing, and while I repin inspirational homes, kids’ crafts and beautiful design, I don’t have the slightest urge to recreate anything I find.

    It’s just an extension of my magpie habit, and a rather practical one at that as it’s replaced the piles of torn recipes, handy hints and assorted “rather interesting things” I find in papers and magazines. (Mind you, I still have a few piles of those things to go through.)

    Fiddle leaf fig in a basket love. Sourced via Emily Henderson.

    Fiddle leaf fig in a basket love. Sourced via Style by Emily Henderson.

    Today I thought I’d share some of the images I’ve pinned over the last couple of days. You can see that there is a running theme of plants and greenery. I posted about my obsession with indoor plants a few years ago, back in 2011 when I was using the word “pinteresting” (vintage Wee Birdy makes me cringe). I’d been watching Annie Hall and a few other ’70s films, and the indoor plant trend has really taken off since then.

    I’m still looking for my ideal mid-century inspired planter. If I could design my own product range, that would be it. I collection of affordable and beautiful planters in a range of sizes. Anyone?

    Love: Plants, bench, rug. Sourced via sfgirlbybay.

    Love: Plants, bench, rug. Sourced via sfgirlbybay.

    Tell me: are you one of my 53,137 followers on Pinterest? Do you love it or hate it? Or both? (The love/hate relationship with Pinterest is a well-established phenomenon, isn’t it?)

    • Jenbug

      That’s amazing! Congrats! I love your pinterest boards. Lots of great ideas and inspiration. After banning myself at work, I have been able to continue my pinterest addiction on my phone through the app in transit or on the sofa 😉