Monday, August 17, 2009
"M" is for "Monogram"
On Saturday my mother, aunt and I shopped at antique stores in the Rome/Adairsville area of north Georgia, and a booth at an antique mall in Rome had all its linens half off, so I got a few vintage handkerchiefs. My favorite was this green one with roses and an "M" on it, as I've had a hankering to find a few things with M's on them. (Things besides little round pieces of candy-coated chocolate, I mean.) Also, I once saw a Christmas display where someone collected white monogrammed handkerchiefs of all sorts that spelled "MERRY CHRISTMAS" and lined them up on the fireplace mantel. What a fun idea!
I was reminded I'd been meaning to ask your thoughts on monogrammed items for the tea table. Do you have any? Would you like any? I came across this embroidered tablecloth on Etsy a while back.
I liked the embroidered teawares, but ...
... what sold me on it was the pretty embroidered "M." I think it was supposed to be mine! So what if the embroidery is a little crude and imperfect? I rather like that, as it shows a human made this, not a machine.
When we got married, my husband unpacked a box one day and came across a few family treasures including a single fork marked "PATENT1955 COIN" on the back.
It has our name on it! So if you ever see 11 more exactly like this, do tell! I'd also love to find some teaspoons with an "M" monogram on them, but I haven't come across any old ones I like, even on eBay, and I don't want new ones, so for the time being these will remain on my teatime "wish list." What are your thoughts on monogrammed pieces?