Thursday, April 10, 2014

Personalize It

My friend found these monogrammed glasses at a garage sale for $1 each and bought them for me.
I'm thrilled to say the least because I probably wouldn't go out of my way to have glasses personalized, but finding them already with an "A" on them is like finding a treasure.

It got me thinking about monograms and why we love them.
I think monograms tell your story.  They say "this is who I am, this is my mark."

I felt that way when I had the dining room chairs monogrammed. 
 I could have centered a large "A" over the stripe but instead had our first name initials embroidered on either side.

 Monogram étiquette says that you center your last name with smaller initials on either side like above.
I imagine Richard and Ronda Moore sleep here!

 I had a traditional monogram made for my cell phone.
Don't ask what the "J" stand for!

Not all monograms have to be traditional though. 
Monogramming is so personal and you can do it any way you like these days. 
For instance, for my birthday and trip to Paris, my friend personalized a passport cover with my nickname!

Recently, a new catalogue came in the mail and guess what?  It was all about monograms!
Have you heard of Mark and Graham?  They're part of the Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, West Elm, and Rejuvenation "empire."
Now you can monogram your world--or your dog's world!

 Those wine glasses you wish had your initial on them?
Now it's easy peasy.

Just look at all the examples they offer!
Whether telling your story or just marking your territory, monograms are a tradition that is here to stay.
How do you feel about monograms, yay or nay?

(I'm currently obsessed with these personalized products from Mark and Graham!)

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gme said...

I bought an embroidery machine a couple of years ago and have put my initials on everything. I love it.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love them however our initial is an "O", and I have yet to find one that looks fabulous. Your glasses are a fabulous find.

carolyn bradford said...

Love those glasses! I've always loved monograms but haven't spruced mine up lately! I need to do that! That was a great find for $1 a glass! How fun! Hope you are doing well!

Leslie said...

Lucky you to find those glasses! Monogramming anything;) takes it up a notch. It's fun to try different styles. Your pillow case is so pretty with the red line and monogram.

Enjoy your Friday!

Judy said...

being the southern girl that i am, we love all things monogrammed! i love your monogrammed passport chic!

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm the National Debt's worth of excited about initials and monograms! I have a chair in our library with our monogram on it as well as a wooden monogram in the wreath on the front door. I have the letter "N" for our last name all over the place as well as on linen napkins and a few of my handbags!!! You are SO lucky to have those glasses!!! If I could find some really reasonably priced that don't look cheesy, I'd be all over them! Hooray for you!!

Sarah said...

I've always like monograms. I think that's what I love about vintage linens. The handwork on a monogram can be exquisite. During the late 60s it was fashionable to monogram everything from handbags to shoes. Think Pappagallo preppy fashions. ;-)
Fun post, Delores!

sugarcreek said...

I volunteer at our church rummage sale, a potential treasure trove! A few years ago I was unpacking a set of silverware when to my amazement I realized it was monogrammed with a "Z"! A Z is not a popular monogram, seldom seen. It was fate that brought me to that particular box so I just had to buy them on the spot.

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