She found the perfect venue in craft store Re-inspiration, a converted house that sells recycled goods by local artists, from wind chimes and jewelry made of glass bottles to driftwood wall signs bearing inspirational phrases.
"Re-inspiration represents a live version of Pinterest," Woodroffe, who wore a gray Pinterest T-shirt as she greeted visitors outside the store. "It is creative and community-based, and I love that. (It) reminded me why I love Pinterest so much!"
It was a no-brainer for the store's owner, Brooke Schultze, an avid pinner who promotes items from the store on her boards.
"The idea was to form a community around Pinterest in Atlanta that extends beyond just sitting behind a computer (and) into the community to see actual things that are featured on Pinterest, " Schultze said.
Guests walked up stairs to an enclosed porch, where a table of red velvet and rum raisin cake balls awaited them, courtesy of "Kheesecake" baker Kelli Fair. Past the colorful wooden birdhouses and lawn decorations of corrugated metal, another table offered vases of M&Ms and popcorn in a nod to the "vase-as-a-vessel-for-other-items" motif popular on Pinterest.
Several guests remarked that they had seen the sausage cheddar balls on Pinterest as well.
Initially, guests moved around tentatively in groups of two and three, taking pictures with smart phones and iPads of store goods and pinning them. As time passed and drinks were imbibed, people began mingling.
Joi Disroe was milling among the crowd when she recognized Tamika Morrison from photos on her boards. Disroe, who owns a catering business with her husband, wanted to put a real face to the person whose images of food and "tablescapes" she frequently "liked" or commented on.
Morrison started following Disroe's "Haute Kitchen" board after seeing a blog image of a kitchen with black cabinetry accented with a gray, heavily distressed island and wood floors.
"When I look at her pins, I think, 'that kitchen could be my kitchen,' " said Morrison, a public relations professional who runs her own boutique agency. "Pinning is about creating a place to escape to, a perfect world around whatever the topic is. She gives me photos that I can bring to my collection."