A true southern girl, I simply adore all things monogrammed. From embossed envelopes, to pillows on a bed, to luggage sets the monogram adds a personal touch to a seemingly ordinary every-day object.
Adding a personal touch of a monogram to a wedding or party makes it more special for the people/person being honored. Wedding are a perfect time to utilize the use of monograms. For my wedding, I chose to use an "H" for our last name on the wedding programs. Also, a large "H" was made and hung at our reception.
I know that when I was a new bride, it warmed my heart to receive gifts that had my new monogram on them. Shower gifts are the perfect excuse to get something monogrammed for an upcoming bride. When decorating for a new home as husband and wife, guest towels add an extra special touch to a bathroom. These salmon towels are beautiful.
One use of a monogram that I have recently fallen in love with, is a monogram on the front door. Most people wouldn't think of taking a front door wreath to a shower, but this takes it to a whole different level. Southern Proper Monograms has lovely ones that can be hung alone or with a wreath.
I saw these vases on a friend's blog and immediately wanted to purchase one for a couple whose wedding I recently attended.
Extra-large candles with a monogram are also one of my favorite monogrammed items right now. There are lots of them on Etsy, but this is one of my top picks.
Any type of monogrammed bucket can be put to good use in a variety of ways. Use it for drinks at a party, for rolled up towels in the bathroom or for magazines in the living room. There is always the classic silver bucket, but this burlap bucket is a wonderful steal for a much cheaper price and is sure to be thoroughly enjoyed just as much.
What are some of your favorite ways to use monograms? Have you received or given a special gift with initials to add a personal touch?