Monday Mood

Monday Mood

It’s Monday – what mood are you in?

Peaches and Cream


Pronunciation: /ˈpēCHē/

Delightful, wonderful, excellent…  We’re filled with Georgia peaches and happy that Getty Images decided to drop the fine.

P.S.  Thank you to all who left comments and sent us emails regarding last week’s surprise post.  For those who asked for a follow-up, here’s what we’ve learned:

–  Just because a website has an image doesn’t mean the website owns the rights to that image
–  Just because the Getty Images watermark is not present doesn’t mean that the image is available for use
–  Blogs are considered commercial entities if they have paying advertisers and/or promote an online store
–  According to the legal department at Getty, Pinterest is a “gray area” so if you use Pinterest as a source for images, you “may not be protected”

We saw an interesting interview with Getty’s CEO, Jonathan Klein, who enthusiastically promoted “visual literacy” through the use of Pinterest…  until Pinterest starts making money…  Read more here!

Photo via Country Living

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  • Reply Teresa @ Splendid Sass July 16, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Beautiful room! So fresh and comfortable.
    Hope that your week is off to a great start.
    Happy Monday.

  • Reply Donna with A Designer's Perspective July 16, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Happy Monday!! So glad the charges were dropped. I will say this has been an enlightening experience. Hopping over to finish reading the article. It’s crazy how with Getty if their watermark is on the photo you can’t use it (from what your blog is saying), but with Architectural Digest they want their watermark on the image you use. I guess everyone is different.

    Anyways, glad you are fine free!! Have a great day!

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann July 16, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Glad your story had a happy ending and that Getty dropped the fine. Yikes! Hope your week continues to be nothing but peaches and cream. XO

  • Reply KATHYSUE July 16, 2012 at 11:08 am

    So glad to see they dropped the fine! Whew, live and learn, I guess. I was wondering if it was a Getty issue, not a Mary McDonald issue?!! I would have been very shaken by such an event. So glad you found out the information and you were released from the fine. Monday is a good day!!
    xo Kathysue

  • Reply pretty pink tulips July 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Oh my….I missed all the excitement. I can’t believe that. But, I guess, we should all be more aware of things we highlight.

    Thanks for the tips….and so glad that fine is gone!

    Welcome home….peach cobbler anyone?!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita July 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    What a lovely room! Welcome home! And so glad that the fine was dropped. You have to appreciate when people do the right thing.

  • Reply Nanette July 16, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Thanks for sharing your experience with your readers…very interesting slice of modern life. I really look forward to your posts and appreciate the inspiration. So glad Getty waived the fine!

  • Reply designchic July 17, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Such a beautiful room…glad your week is starting out peachy!

  • Reply Kate @ Party Resources July 17, 2012 at 7:49 am

    So glad for the update and so I have never allowed advertising on our blog! xx

  • Reply Stylelinx July 17, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Happy Monday, indeed! Thanks for the follow up and congratulations on the fine reversal! Good tips for all of us! & Glad that it ended on a peachy-keen (&cream!) note! xoxo

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