I don't have a tattoo. But if I did, it would probably be of my monogram. It is the only thing I love that much. Literally. I would put a monogram on a monogram and top it with my monogram.
I am so excited to announce a fun collaboration with a dear friend, Katharine Dore of K Dore Designs. When you come visit me this year at the Luckett's Spring Market, you will have an opportunity to have Katharine monogram the vintage napkins I have for sale for a discounted rate!!!
Monogramed vintage napkins are such a great gift idea or the perfect little happy for yourself.
I asked Katharine to introduce herself and share a little bit about monograming. I am so excited to start this collaboration with her and look forward to more fun projects in the future with my fellow Louisiana Lady!
Hi, my name is Katharine Dore´. I am the Owner and Thread Artist of K Dore´ Designs and I love to create timeless treasures in thread with my embroidery machine. I am originally from Louisiana and I am excited to bring monogramming to D.C. from my home in Capitol Hill!
Monograms have been around for ages and are considered to be the oldest form of identification in the world. Historically, rules of monogramming include using a single last name initial or 3 letter monogram that includes the larger last name initial in the middle, flanked by a smaller first and middle initial.
When giving a monogrammed item as a wedding gift, It’s common to combine the Bride’s first initial on the left, the Groom’s first initial on the right and the couples married last name in the middle. A man may choose to monogram his shirt cuffs in order first, middle, and last name. I know many parents that choose to monogram their children’s items with a single first or last initial so that the items can be passed down or resold.
Todays monograms can be very colorful, creative, and unique. There are so many ways to personalize a monogram to reflect a persons style and décor. You can also find many antique style monograms and modernize them by using fun and bright colors. Adding a monogram to an item can add an elegant touch and turn an ordinary item into a special keepsake!