Pinning Before Pinterest

imageI was going through all of the stuff in my craft room and purging (a never ending process), and came across this sketch pad.  I flipped through the pages, and a big smile came to my face when I saw what was on those pages:

imageCirca 2000, my own book of “pins” cut from magazines and catalogs and pasted down into these pages.  Above is my table of contents.


Under each category, I cut and pasted (literally) images out of magazines and catalogs that I loved.  (Most of my inspiration came from Country Living Magazine and the Pottery Barn catalog).image image image image image image image image image image image image image image imageI look back on those days fondly.  I lived in a house I loved, yet couldn’t afford to fix it up the way I wanted.

I could barely manage to pay the bills I had, there wasn’t much left over at the end of the month, butI could still dream optimistically about fixing my house up.

And cut and paste pictures into my own book of dreams.

I also noticed that while some of the things are no longer my taste, a lot of the images I cut out back in 2000 I still really like.

That’s pretty awesome.

I still do pinning today, only on Pinterest.

I’ve left the glue and scissors behind.

As a memory keeper, do I keep this book, or photograph it and then discard it?

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One Comment

  1. Karen April 20, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    Great post! I love going through my old stuff and finding things like that. Nice work back in 2000! Ellie’s birth year I say photograph and pin it! ☺️☺️☺️

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