Inspiration, Monday's Pretty Things

MONDAY’S PRETTY THINGS :: Green, green, green (plants)

If you follow Oaxcaborn on Instagram, you know about our succulent planting adventures (see below photo) so it’s no surprise that this week’s Monday’s Pretty Things is all about greenery! This was inspired by a couple of things — one, the incredible Urban Jungle Bloggers project, and two, the fascinating conversation here about the challenge of spending time outdoors if you, like many people, are an apartment dweller. (Most people don’t actually live on a rambling ranch!)

Hopefully these Pretty Things — and the #UrbanJungleBloggers Pinterest board — will inspire you to create your own green oasis no matter where you live.

Inspired by #UrbanJungleBloggers

Hanging plants, plants in interior design - indoor/outdoor room via Atelier Solarshop - Monday's Pretty Things on Oaxacaborn
Hanging plants via Atelier Solarshop

succulent in urban window with textile coaster - Rennes on VSCO as seen on Oaxacaborn's Monday's Pretty Things
Urban window via Rennes on VSCO

Wit and Delight Floral Workshop
Floral workshop via Wit & Delight

Japanese home renovation with lots of plants via Spoon and Tomago
Japanese home via Spoon & Tamago

White interior with single green plant via ukkonooa
White interior via Ukkonooa

via Oaxacaborn on Instagram
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Inspiration

INSPIRATION :: Before Pinterest, This is How We Saved Inspiration

Before Pinterest, This is How We Saved Inspiration - Serena and Lily Early Summer 2013

Remember back before Pinterest, before Tumblr, when inspiration was tactile and we could circle it with sharpies and cut it out and tape it to notebooks and stack those piles of inspiration on our desks?

Before Pinterest, these are the images I would have torn from the Early Summer 2013 Serena & Lily catalogue.

Before Pinterest, This is How We Saved Inspiration - Serena and Lily Early Summer 2013

 Before Pinterest, This is How We Saved Inspiration - Serena and Lily Early Summer 2013

Before Pinterest, This is How We Saved Inspiration - Serena and Lily Early Summer 2013

Before Pinterest, This is How We Saved Inspiration - Serena and Lily Early Summer 2013

Before Pinterest, This is How We Saved Inspiration - Serena and Lily Early Summer 2013

Christmas

CHRISTMAS :: A Fun New Blog Discovered in the Blogosphere – Scandinavian Christmas

I just stumbled across a delightful gem of a blog called (no big surprises here) Scandinavian Christmas. According to the bio, it’s written by “A Swedish-Norwegian family who lives in the very north above the polar circle, and blogs about our favourite season.” It’s brand-new this year, so be sure to go back to the first post (October in the archives). I’m honestly surprised this blog isn’t more popular!

Scandinavian Christmas - new Christmas blog

(Click on each of the photos below to see the original post).

First Snow - Sweden - Scandinavian Christmas

Indiska Christmas items on Scandinavian Christmas blog

Swedish coffee and bread - Scandinavian Christmas

It’s still 14 days until Christmas, so there are sure to be more great posts from this blog over the next couple weeks. You can visit the site directly, grab the Scandinavian Christmas RSS feed to add to your readers, follow Scandinavian Christmas on Bloglovin, or follow AnnaLinda’s Pinterest boards!

[Update: I’m planning a special Scandinavian Christmas series in 2012.]

How To

How to use Google Images to find the original source of an image on Pinterest

How to use Google Images to find the original source of an image on Pinterest
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When you repost an image from Pinterest onto your website or blog, always make sure you credit the image’s original source. (“Source: Pinterest” or “Image via Pinterest” doesn’t count.)

If the image was pinned directly from the original source, you’ll easily be able to find that source just by clicking on the image. However, lots of stuff on Pinterest wasn’t pinned from the original source, so clicking it will just bring you to an uncredited version of the image on someone’s Tumblr or blog. (Sad face!)

If that happens, here’s to how to find the original source:

  1. In Pinterest, right click on the photo. Select “Copy Photo URL”.
  2. In Google Images, click on the camera icon.
  3. Paste photo URL and click “search”.
  4. Locate the original source from the results.

Now, go back into Pinterest and leave a comment on the pin with the original source, so the pinner can update their pin! =)

Want to know more about how to credit images? Check out this poster by PiaErin and Yvette on Design*Sponge.

Inspiration

pinterest: my ‘dreamy outdoors’ pinboard of pretty summer days

have you heard of pinterest? i love it — it’s a fabulous virtual pinboard which allows you to easily save inspiring images from any webpage. the best part about it, in my opinion, is that it saves the source of the image, so when you look back through your pins & boards, you always know where you found any particular image. it’s also ridiculously easy to use. when you’re on a webpage with an image you want to save, simply click the ‘pin it’ bookmarklet on your toolbar. pinterest then pulls up all the images on that page, and all you have to do is click on the one you want to save, choosing which of your boards you want to pin it on.

i thought i’d share a few photos from one of my pinterest boards.

oaxacaborn's outdoor pinterest board - paper lanterns and string of lights at dusk via stacey bodevia apartment therapy via stacey bode

John Allen Photography for Anna Allen. Models: Anna Allen + Moriah McClurg. (Anna Allen Clothing) via wildflowers::pretty  (john allen photography for anna allen. models: anna allen + moriah mcclurg. anna allen clothing)

oaxacaborn outdoor pinterest board - cottage with blue doors, gardener in pink raincoat - via mytinyplot.co.uk via mytinyplot.co.uk

oaxacaborn outdoor pinterest board - via style me pretty - via tana photography and hope blooms floral design - hanging lightbulbs from treevia style me pretty (tana photography and hope blooms floral design)

normandy france - cottage at easter- via jordan ferneyvia jordan ferney

want to see the rest of the summery images? visit my ‘dreamy outdoors’ pinboard.

P.S. do you want a pinterest account of your own? leave me a comment! i have a handful of invitations available.