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The Fashion Magpie, Certified Monogram Fanatic

In Home Decor, Monograms on April 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm

You may have noticed my “thing” for monograms over the past few posts.  First it was a monogrammed shower curtain for the bathroom:

Then it was a Jack & Lulu framed monogram:

I don’t know what it is, but I just love personalizing things with my own initials.  On the one hand, it just feels “old school” — like you’re creating heirlooms left and right that you can pass along to generations in the future.  On the other hand, the types of monogrammed products that exist are just so preppy and cute.  Over the past few weeks, I’ve stumbled upon a number of darling home accents that I’ve had monogrammed.  Take, for example, a melamine monogrammed tray from Fontaine Maury:

Or the ultimate in preppy outdoor BBQ entertaining — the original monogrammed Tervis tumbler:

A snagged a set of four with a matching ice bucket featuring my new married initials, but then also fell in love with Williams-Sonoma’s variation (their duraclear tumblers), so I added these to my registry:

While we’re on the subject of entertaining, why not have some monogrammed cocktail napkins, like these (also from Williama-Sonoma):

Horchow has a “monogram shop” on their website — tons of personalizable party goods (including frosted cups, drink stirrers, and even wrapping paper!)  They can be a bit pricey, but wait for one of their epic “30% off everything” coupons, and you’ll be good to go.  I could go on and on — the possibilities are endless!  Monogrammed bed linens from Pottery Barn, engraved Julep cups, embossed Longchamp luggage…but I’ll conclude with one of my new discoveries: the MacBeth Collection.  I discovered the site while looking for a preppy printed container to hold some gift bags at my wedding reception, and now I’m considering having a personalized trash can to accent my bathroom’s navy nautical theme:

(You can have any of their products personalized, and they come in a huge range of bright, fun prints.)  Until next time…

  1. […] Or maybe, in true “candy-striper” fashion, you want to entertain some guests?  I’d love to host with one of these Fontaine Maury personalized melamine trays (I snagged a green and navy version with my new married initials on it, as I mentioned in my “Certified Monogram Fanatic” post): […]

  2. […] Or maybe, in true “candy-striper” fashion, you want to entertain some guests?  I’d love to host with one of these Fontaine Maury personalized melamine trays (I snagged a green and navy version with my new married initials on it, as I mentioned in my “Certified Monogram Fanatic” post): […]

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