21 responses

  1. Lisa
    August 10, 2009

    Thanks for the info! I love monograms! In answer to your question…yes, ducks in Arizona. This particular one was at the best Mexican restaraunt I have ever been too! I used to think they were all alike. Not true! this place (http://elencantorestaurant.com/), had this duck that would walk around bumming tortilla chips

  2. Little Bow Prep
    August 10, 2009

    I think I like classic the most.

  3. Living and Loving In L.A.
    August 10, 2009

    You are so hilarious showing Prince's monogram! How clever and funny! I love it!

  4. Lipstick
    August 10, 2009

    LOL re: Prince!!!! Hilarious…I love the little surprises that you tuck into your posts!

  5. Julia Remix
    August 10, 2009

    Never thought of Prince's symbol as a monogram. But why not? Very clever.

  6. QueenBeeSwain
    August 11, 2009

    v. funny- interesting to think that Prince came from where I live, it's something that I never quite can wrap my mind around.

    kHm

  7. Jan
    August 11, 2009

    I've always thought that Prince's glyph was just his way of saying he's fashionably gender-confused.

    I mean, honestly – look at it!

  8. Maureen@IslandRoar
    August 11, 2009

    You're so right, about the relationship between monogramming and all this personal branding. Very interesting.
    And I confess, I've always loved Prince.

  9. the Preppy Princess
    August 11, 2009

    Once again Miss LPC, more than well done, especially sharing the glyph for TAFKAP. We are fond of the first style, but that won't surprise, we're pretty traditional.

    Enjoy your Tuesday!
    tp

  10. Legallyblondemel
    August 11, 2009

    I'm enjoying this monogram series. I've often wondered why I find certain ones – like the top three here – in certain places to be acceptable, while others strike me as showy or just weird (ahem, MN Historical Society).

    No surprise that the usual suspects of tradition and class anxiety/signifiers are behind some of this, but I'd never been able to draw that connection before.

  11. indigo
    August 11, 2009

    yes! i often think that all this online networking malarkey is about self-marketing… legend creating, if you will…

    but now i'm going off to embroider my old grafitti tag onto my bed linen.

  12. Academic, Hopeful
    August 11, 2009

    Kate (of Love You Big) sent me personalised notecards for my birthday. They're white with a cornflower blue border and my name positioned at the top in cursive writing. So no monogram, but this counts for something. I love them.

  13. LPC
    August 11, 2009

    I love the idea of graffiti sewn into bed linens as a monogram. Indigo, that might sell quite well on the coasts of America. I'm not surprised at the people voting for the classic monogram, it says so much while saying so little. And I grew fond of notecards with my name on them when a few years back I was given a box. At first I looked down my nose but once I started to use them I enjoyed them way more than I thought. Pointing out yet again that an open mind rarely serves you poorly.

    And thanks for the kudos for the Prince citation. I love him too.

  14. The Mrs.
    August 11, 2009

    The top one is my favorite…I am a sucker for a monogram. Sometimes I think I am Laverne Defazio and would love a letter on my chest at all times.

  15. Plus Size Bride
    August 11, 2009

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE monograms. My Aunt had one that she wore every day at the bank she was VP at. It had a little loop under her initials that she could clip a pen to. As a small child I was completely facinated by it.
    On Sunday we went to see Julie and Julia and I fell head over heals in love with the brooch "Julia" wore in the beginning of the movie. Absolutely stunning! And I want one NOW!!! ~sigh~

  16. Margo
    August 12, 2009

    Thanks for the info. I've always been lousy at follow through, so only have ever had monogrammed items that were given to me as gifts. One thing that cracks me up is how many people now have "signature" everythings – from cocktails, scents to colors!

  17. Princess Freckles
    August 12, 2009

    I was searching the Internet yesterday to try to find an image of a monogrammed pin similar to the one I saw in the Julie & Julia movie. Not only do I want one for myself, I planned to blog about! While I was searching, sure enough, you blog popped up in the search! I didn't find what I wanted though. You have certainly become a top advisor on mongrams per google.com! :)

  18. Academic, Hopeful
    August 12, 2009

    Me too! (about being turned off my personalised notecards) But there are degrees – mine are smart and simple with no other detail except my name, whereas I think it's the ones with a gazillion details that we subconsciously equate with wooden mallard ducks flying on the wall above the TV. But I think I just like them, and I hope it's because I am open minded and relaxed about such things…

  19. LPC
    August 12, 2009

    A top advisor on monograms. Hahahahahaha. OK, you have so outed me to all my hippie friends. How will I survive? By being, as Academic, Hopeful puts it, openminded and relaxed. Or so I hope.

    BTW, in the 1980's I HAD a pink tshirt with an L on the front. I even have a picture of it. Taken in front of Leavenworth of all places. Given, of course, that Laverne and I share the first initial.

  20. Kate
    August 13, 2009

    I like classic monograms. I do think one can go overboard with the monogramming though!

  21. LPC
    August 14, 2009

    All things in moderation. Monograms included.

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