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From Pinterest With Love: Soft + Pretty

I decided to start four new columns on decor8, three that I’ll write and another authored by a dear friend who will join me once monthly for a brand new styling column. Yay! I’ll share them all with you soon but for today I want to get started on the first, my new once weekly post scheduled to run on Thursday called From Pinterest With Love. I know, I’m the queen of corny titles! But I was thinking… as I pin things over on the Pinterest site I see lots of themes in color palettes and vibes as I pin and find myself continuously inspired by the process of it all. However I am saddened at times because I want to do more than pin things, I want to point to the sources in an attempt to introduce you to the talented people + makers who created the beautiful images in the first place. And so with that, From Pinterest With Love has been created to highlight favorite finds with links to their sources so you can learn about new sources of inspiration running around out there. Here are my Pinterest Picks that I’m calling Soft + Pretty, for this week.

From Pinterest With Love

Do you spot a theme? I certainly do! Watercolors, cozy comfort, freshly picked hues, gorgeously soft and natural light and handmade touches. Ah, a soft and pretty springtime vibe.

Nikki McWilliams, cannelle-vanille, Stevi Savage of Avery House, traveling mama, Sophie Allen, Dottie Angel, happenstance, Old Brand New.

style me pretty, Marie claire idees, somethings hiding in here, steve steinhardt, scrapbooks etc, tocotoco.

Do any of these images inspire you? How about the colors? Patterns?

View April 28th Pinterest Board Here.

(images linked to their sources above.)

Posted by decor8 in inspiration on April 28, 2011

Your comments...

  1. Monika commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:18pm

    these colours are sooo pretty, they are dreamy and sweet.
    Monika´s last blog post ..Butelki na wodę – Water bottles

  2. Ashley commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:21pm

    Lovely! I’m waiting for my Pinterest acceptance…
    Ashley´s last blog post ..rustic french moroccan glamour

  3. Iris commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:25pm

    Oh yummy, this is already one of my favorite columns!
    x Iris
    Iris´s last blog post ..Funkytime

  4. Jem commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:31pm

    There is something so airy and whimsical about watercolours, they just have that almost translucent quality to them and I love the way the colours are picked out in the styling you’ve chosen! :-)

    Exciting news about the new columns, Holly! Will be looking forward to reading them!

    Jem xXx
    Jem´s last blog post ..Teacup Thursday

  5. Shannon commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:45pm

    I love all of these, especially grouped together. My favorite is the party table because I adore the cake bunting. :)

  6. Glenda @ The Paper Mulberry commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:47pm

    So pretty, so divine!
    Glenda @ The Paper Mulberry´s last blog post ..An English Summer Cottage

  7. Jana @ the Summer House commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:56pm

    So lovely! My favorite are the comfy pillow cushions.
    Jana @ the Summer House´s last blog post ..Stolen Camera Tracker

  8. Cariann commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:56pm

    What a fantastic idea, so beautifully curated :) I’m such a junkie on Pinterest, its my crack and #1 distraction. Love love love this post!

  9. Star Hughes commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 9:03pm

    This is one of my favorite posts yet, as I am a huge fan of watercolor hues and the soft, feminine look of these pictures! My favorite pictures (mostly because they seem like something I can try on my own) are the bright, adorable pillow cushions, and the assortment of vibrant paper roses! I also love the font used for “painterly vibes…” – such a cute look!

  10. meenal @ maison marigold commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 9:08pm

    utterly gorgeous images..and such a cool idea! thanks for sharing holly..xx meenal
    meenal @ maison marigold´s last blog post ..Bringing Jack home

  11. cindy {milk tea + polkadots} commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 9:09pm

    This looks like it’s going to be a fantastic series. I’m looking forward to seeing future posts! These are such beautiful images!
    cindy {milk tea + polkadots}´s last blog post ..A Birthday- Bubbles- &amp Easter

  12. EmmaMT commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 9:35pm

    I love candles. My favourite is by CIR, a French company that has become very hard to come by in the UK. The ‘Fabricant cirier depuis 1643′ is just heaven. I burnt the candle years ago but have still kept the glass with what little wax is still left as I love it so much. The scent is as strong now as the day I first used it.

    Other than that Max Benjamin are fast becoming my faves as they have great natural scents and last an age!

  13. Deirdre commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 9:48pm

    Oh, Miss Holly! What an excellent idea! I LOVE myself some Pinterest. I can spend hours pinning things to my boards…in fact, I did just that a couple of nights ago! Your color choices here are absolutely gorgeous. Nice and fresh, with a dreamy quality. They make me want to paint! LOVE it!
    Deirdre´s last blog post ..Fun with doilies and clearanced Easter egg dye- Part 1

  14. Jen @ Lita's World commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 9:59pm

    love, love, love it!! Such a perfect theme to begin with as I think we’re all hoping for a bit more “Spring” wherever we are and these colors certainly do inspire!

  15. Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 11:07pm

    Great idea – I love your selections and I LOVE Pinterest…I’m a bit addicted LOL!
    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea´s last blog post ..Loveliness at the Cottage

  16. Sofia på Mokkasin commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 11:12pm

    So cute!
    Pinterest is so much fun but I always forget it…
    Sofia på Mokkasin´s last blog post ..det blir himla fina högar

  17. carina commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 11:35pm

    thos bow ties! how cool. I am saving that picture for future reference :)
    carina´s last blog post ..a few nice things

  18. Emma commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 11:39pm

    I completely agree…….A cup of tea does solve everything :-) Beautiful colours and I especially love the mirror, very feminine!

  19. Kat commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 11:56pm

    Oh holly this is a fab idea. I love pinterest and know you do too. These pins all go together so beautifully. That Cup of tea print is cool!
    Look forward to seeing your other new regular posts and who your guest author is??!
    Luv Kat x
    Kat´s last blog post ..My dream wedding

  20. Jessica commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 1:10am

    This is an exciting new blog feature, I’ll look forward to it every week. I agree about Pinterest — it is jaw-dropping and oozing with beauty and inspiration *and* frustration at times trying to find the original sources of the images. If only Pinterest could take the lead and remind people in their little email updates to pin from the permalink, it would be a tiny start. It is really hard when people pin from Tumblr, etc. — I have spent up to an hour combing backwards through a Tumblr trying to find an image in hopes they even noted the source. Lucky we have, although it doesn’t always work.
    Jessica´s last blog post ..Tuesdays Inspiration

  21. Alysa commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 3:10am

    the colors are so crisp and pretty! this inspires me to do a huge spring cleaning in my house. almost ;-)
    Alysa´s last blog post ..Make Almost Anything

  22. Red Rooster commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 3:25am

    Is it really necessary for bloggers to pull from Pinterest for content? Pinterest already does a good job of showcasing talent on its own.

  23. Carol commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:37am

    Everything is so delicate! Pretty post! Kiss: Carol ( )
    Carol´s last blog post ..Que Fofa

  24. able mabel commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 5:30am

    Dreamy. Yes, very dreamy. I love these choices!!

  25. Cristina commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 9:20am

    I love this new column!!
    In this palette I see also springtime with a touch of summer!

    (I tried to subscribe Pinterest without success till now :-(

    p.s. = I want “the cup of tea” print!
    Cristina´s last blog post ..Etsy ♥

  26. Victoria - A faded palette commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 9:30am

    I love the beautiful colors and the softness in the pictures! Pinterest is one of my favorite places for inspiration.
    Victoria – A faded palette´s last blog post ..Holstee Manifesto

  27. montse commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 9:53am

    I love the images! Pinterest is such a source for inspiration. And what I love more about Pinterest is that it leads you to the source, it gives credit to the person who made that photo, designed that item you love etc… (at least in most of the cases). Sometimes you find a wonderful thing in a blog or flickr and it’s difficult or impossible to see where it came for.
    Can’t wait to see what the other columns are about!

  28. ishtar commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 10:04am

    ishtar´s last blog post ..Washi tape ♥ Cinta washi

  29. Urska M. commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 11:17am

    I agree, Pinterest is great if you need a good splash of inspiration! So many gorgeous photos to browse and droll on. <3
    Urska M.´s last blog post ..Artists To Love – Lisa Marie Frost

  30. Jesyka commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 12:22pm

    I’ve been following you on Pinterest since I got my account, and I love watching you pin things and now I get to see how you use them here on your blog! How exciting for us! <3 I totally noticed a theme going on. :)
    Jesyka´s last blog post ..Pinwheel Tutorial- Materials

  31. decor8 commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 2:37pm

    @Red Rooster – Yes, it definitely is. The more viral you make things, the more the people behind the images receive praise and credit!

  32. Traveling Mama commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 3:18pm

    I love this new column and I am so honored to be in your first one! Thank you so much!! I am, like some of the others above, a total pinterest junkie. I love it! Now I have yet another thing to look forward to here at Decor8!
    Traveling Mama´s last blog post ..weekends are for wii

  33. Sarah commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 3:34pm

    Thanks for making a pin board with all the pins you used in this post. Love the bow tie one!
    Now off to re-pin!!
    Sarah´s last blog post ..Crew Cuts

  34. Jane commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:15pm

    Ah, Holly, I, too, pin from everywhere but often have that empty feeling that the creator isn’t being properly acknowledged. Thanks for giving me food for thought. Oh, and yet another weekly treat to look forward to! J x
    Jane´s last blog post ..Awandering around Salamanca Market distraction therapy

  35. Melissa Allam commented
    April 30th, 2011 at 12:40am

    Very pretty collection here. I just joined pinterest today and am overwhelmed by all the inspiration. I was almost late to work this morning because of it. I couldn’t bring myself to stop.

  36. Melissa Mercille commented
    April 30th, 2011 at 2:49pm

    what a gorgeous post! makes me want to start redecorating… right now!

  37. Jenniah commented
    May 2nd, 2011 at 11:13pm

    Love this post and I can tell I will love the column. Some of the things on pinterest are so very lovely, it is like a vacation for the eye.

  38. linden commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 3:11am

    Oh…that first set of images…painterly. I just love all of it. So great!

  39. Shu commented
    May 27th, 2011 at 11:15am

    loving “somethings hiding in here” – the tones, colours and patterns definitely represents “soft and pretty” – even the name is cute!
    thank you for the gorgeous inspirations! x.Shu

  40. Megh commented
    August 3rd, 2011 at 3:40am

    LOVE Pinterest – as well as those pins and colors!! Had to share mine with you, too!

  41. Amelie Hunter commented
    March 8th, 2012 at 3:49am

    I am totally clueless about Pinterest and am excited to learn about it and how I can use it.. Thanks for sharing.
    Amelie Hunter´s last blog post ..back of the site index

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