Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Good grief. Sometimes I am just blown away by the number of things people think that they should and do monogram.

Of course, monograms must be used tastefully. However, today, all convention thrown aside, people are putting monograms on everything. Here are a few examples.

Pumpkins - this year the web was full of pictures, tutorials, and supplies for monogramming your pumpkin.

Shoes - many stores this year have monogram clips you can buy to put on any shoe. I do think these are cute.

Hairbows - perfect for keeping the locks in place with style.

Headbands - a standard for monograms, popular with the sorority bunch.

Boots - how can you not put your monogram on your best boots?

And in decorating, over the bed.

Or the latest craze, the car.

And how about the monogrammed case for your phone? A Christmas must have.

At one time, it was proper for monograms to appear on linens, sterling flatware, and plates. As found on these gorgeous vintage puppies offered on RubyLane.

One could find them on collars, sweaters, and dresses.  They used to be small and rather inconspicuous.

Now they rather bold, and gaudy. Seems bigger is better.

It was Lisa Birnbach who said it best in the "Official Preppy Handbook," 31 years ago, "Preppies have known it for years: who needs LV or YSL when you can lay claim to a discreet EBW III."  

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