erica weiner ring besotted

I have been thinking about this post for a little bit now, how I would present it and how I could make it work; I am not sure that it can but in my highest of hopes I believe it will, but I will need your help. As you all may be  aware of already I have a passionate pinning obsession.  I had pinned the above delicate ring by Erica Weiner, a beauty if ever there was one, it was a re-pin from my friend Maybelle who has fab taste.  About a month later I got an email from the ever creative Hope asking for my mailing address, she had something that she wanted to send to me–a surprise.  I like a surprises, you?  I then received a note in the mail, I would have been thrilled with just a handwritten card (Hope is a talented designer and lettering artist), but inside my note was the ring I had pinned!  Hope wrote that she saw that I had pinned it and had one that she bought in New York at the Erica Weiner store and wasn’t wearing and thought I would like.  I am still in awe of the kindness, the thoughtfulness and generosity. This my friends is what makes me believe in the goodness of people.  This feeling has not gone away, the feeling of complete and utter delight and appreciation and I was hoping that we could all get on board and experience something like I did. Maybe you have seen a fellow pinner that you follow or are one you are friendly with, pin something that you own and are not using or have extra of and would like to pass along? Or maybe you have the desire to make someone’s day by gifting them one of their pins, or a service (ex. say you have an Etsy store of prints and one got pinned) either way would work, all you need to do is choose a person, choose one of their pins and send them an email then send off your parcel!  I am going to be looking for someone today and I was hoping that you would want to join me?  I was thinking the way it could work is if you asked the recipient to ‘pin it forward’ and pass on the kindness you presented to them to another lucky person and hopefully they are so overcome by your gesture that they do exactly that.  I would love to hear if you end up doing this or if you end up being a lucky recipient that receives something. I can attest that there is nothing quite like getting a special surprise delivery in the mail, it doesn’t have to be extravagant, it could be as simple as passing on a book that you just read to someone that has pinned it. I do hope you join in and I am excited to hear the stories of kindness spread far and wide!

Have an amazing weekend!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

20 thoughts on “PIN IT FORWARD!

  1. Oh, this is such a wonderful idea! I own a little shop and have recently seen an increase in Pinterest traffic. I’ve felt so grateful and want so badly to find a way to thank the far-away supporters who I don’t know. This seems like a perfect way to surprise-thank someone with a gift of something they love…I’ve tried to follow google analytics backwards to see who the pinners are…if only we could send real mail through the internet!

    1. Emily that’s a brilliant idea, most people have links to their twitter or sites or you can leave them a comment and tell them to email you. I think anyone would be thrilled to get a little surprise from you!

  2. I’m completely blown away by the thoughtfulness and generosity of this request to pin it forward. I can’t wait to find a way to pin it forward!

    1. Thank you! I hope you do, I can’t wait to hear back from some of the people I contacted, they could think I am a stalker but hopefully they will be open to the concept, lol!

  3. What a fabulous idea!!! Of course I only saw this *after* I talked to you yesterday, seeing this made my day!! Yes, pin it forward a brilliant idea, you have so many of them!!!xoxo

    1. Why thank you Miss Maybelle, without your fine taste and ability to super sleuth cool things it would not be mine today!

  4. What a beautiful idea. I’ve always loved “pay it forward”. I remember a few months back I had taken my two young children out to breakfast by myself while my husband was out of town. A generous woman sitting in a table next to us surprised me by paying for our bill before she left. I was so taken by her kindness that I went out of my way to do something kind for another unexpecting stranger.

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