12 responses

  1. Maureen@IslandRoar
    August 14, 2009

    Is it weird that I find this all fascinating? Now I suddenly want a monogrammed pin…

  2. JMW
    August 14, 2009

    On my wedding day, I pinned my grandmother's monogrammed broach to one of the under layers of my dress. It was my "something old." I haven't thought about that in a while – I think I'll pull it out of the jewelry box when I get home!

  3. The Consummate Hostess
    August 14, 2009

    I would just love it if this became a trend- so classic and elegant. Leave it to Julia…

  4. Julia Remix
    August 14, 2009

    Vintage brooches are lovely, period. I have a few from my grandmother, and I love wearing them. I wonder if it will become a trend – and if them I will stop wearing them. Hm.

  5. Irwin Esq
    August 14, 2009

    I've got a vintage monogramed pin from my Granny I adore!! Always get compliments on it when I wear it!

  6. Someone
    August 14, 2009

    This put me in mind of a lovely vintage sterling, marcasite and onyx brooch I have that isn't an actual monogram but a geometric Art Deco item that recalls the graphic qualities of one. I should post a pic somewhere…and wear the darned thing! Maybe next week.

  7. LPC
    August 14, 2009

    These pins all sound lovely. If we do see a trend in the coming months, I believe you all can claim credit.

  8. Southern
    August 15, 2009

    Yes, I too noticed her pin in the movie and it is her monogram – I could make it out in the theatre. I never realized she was so fashionable! I immediately wondered where I could possibly have one made for myself!

  9. Little Bow Prep
    August 16, 2009

    What a cool post!

  10. Peonies and Polaroids
    August 16, 2009

    Yeah, thanks for the link to Lang Antiques. I'm now lusting after a $190,000 diamond ring. And I don't even believe in diamonds.

    I've also always hated monograms, but you're converting me.

  11. Anonymous
    August 21, 2009

    Is it possible that this boach really belonged to the real Julia Child and her family might have given it to the production company as something special for "julia' to wear in the movie as a momento of the real JULIA??

  12. Lisa
    September 16, 2009

    I'm new to your blog as of tonight (9-16) and your mention of the Julia Child monogram pin had me scrambling for the book I'm totally immersed in right now: "Appetite for Life: A Biography of Julia Child" by Noel Riley Fitch. On the photograph pages between text pages 176-177 there is one that shows Julia with one of her cats wearing a monogram pin. It appears to be of her maiden name initials as opposed to her married name as the photo is taken in the Childs' apartment. If you'd like I can scan the photo.

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