Monday, June 10, 2013

God Grant Me The Serenity of My Garden

Hello. My name is Sharon and I’m a Pinterest addict.

There. I’ve said it.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Pinterest here are a couple of definitions:

Noun. pinterest [pin-ter-est]      Verb. pin, pinning, pinned

1. A virtual pinboard.

2. An inspiration board comprised of collections of favourite inspiration in the form of photos and imagery.

3. A place to waste a lot of time.

I’m not sure how it happened. All I can remember is someone sent me an online invitation and I (politely) joined. Wow, this must be quite an elite group (only 48.7 million users) because then I had to wait and see if I was accepted! 

It started out slowly with me just casually browsing the website and thinking how cute and so easy some of the DIY (Do It Yourself) projects seemed.

The boards are simple clean spaces with really cool pictures of crafts, decorating ideas and garden inspirations.. There are tutorials on how to recycle toilet paper rolls to fit any décor or how to upcycle mason jars into lamps that would look great anywhere. Or you can find health tips and just plain old cycling – if you’re into fitness that is. New simple menus and modern updates on your Grandmother’s secret traditional recipes. .

I know. It sounded useless and harmless to me too.

Then I pinned and fell into this black hole.

Now, I’m not naturally artsy crafty but I am resourceful enough if I see something I like I can usually figure out a way to git-r-done . . . or I ask The Cowboy.

So just to let you know that I have proudly taken the first step and admitted I was powerless over Pinterest.


Another glass flower – proving that I am not in the full ‘bloom’ of denial.

Now watch as these yard sale items magically, with some silicone, turn into a wonderful garden display.


The most expensive piece is the little jam jar, top center, which was $1.00. The plates were 25 cents and the other pieces about 50 cents each.


A $2.00 solar light was added later to the jam jar on top bringing the total to $6.00.

Then these mushrooms started sprouting up and spreading everywhere.


Much like my life, they’ve  become unmanageable.

I’m afraid this addiction is contagious and has spread throughout the whole family. This is our daughter, Shy’s creation. She is much more imaginable than I am.


The next one is still a work in progress but we are enjoying it even at this stage.


For those of you who haven’t jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon, it’s not too late. Trust me, you will never look at a Mason Jar the same way again.


  1. ACK!!! I joined Pinterest when it was new but have never really been back. Thanks for the warning - I will stay away! Those garden items you made are just too cute and I cannot resist temptation once I make a move in that direction.

    1. Thanks Donna - I'm glad you listened to my warning. Keep resisting that temptation and hopefully you can still be saved. Lol

  2. I use it to create boards for each state. Some day When we are about to go to a new state I can check for campgrounds or interesting places.

    1. What a great idea Merikay! I'm going to copy your idea and set up some new boards right now. Thanks.

  3. I love how you write Sharon you make everything seem easy! I've got one mushroom and I'm still looking for the right caps for 2 more. I found another bowl and candle holder to make another birdbath(how many do I need?)or feeder. We've been working on the front garden and it's starting to come together,,,slowly(we're old and we hurt)bit by bit. Hope to see you soon.
    Mary Ann

    1. I always say You can never have too many birdbaths. Lol Can't wait to see what you've done - with your taste I'm sure it's beautiful.

  4. Hi, I'm Nan and I'm a pinterest-aholic too. My fav is recipes, motorhome maintenance and destinations for us when we plan our trips. We know where the best camping spots are and what we want to see in each city.

    1. Hi Nan - Thanks so much for motivating me to expand my searches. I need to get away from the gardening and DIY boards - simply too many unfinished projects. Thanks for sharing.