47 responses

  1. Lisa
    September 30, 2009

    Julia did indeed own/wear a monogram pin. In the book "Appetite for Life:The Biography of Julia Child" by Noel Riley Fitch, there is a photo of Julia (with her cat) dated January 1950 with a rather large monogram pin slightly askew on her jacket.

  2. LPC
    September 30, 2009

    And yet more answers! Thank you.

  3. Deja Pseu
    September 30, 2009

    Happy Birthday!!! And thanks so much for the info on the pin.

  4. Headbands and Hand Bags
    September 30, 2009

    A happy happy birthday to you!

  5. Mona
    September 30, 2009

    Happy Birthday to you!!
    And thank you for the info.

  6. Kate
    September 30, 2009

    Happy happy birthday!

  7. La Belette Rouge
    September 30, 2009

    Happy Birthday!!! Bask in all the love and celebration you so deserve.:-)

    I didn't notice the pin in the movie. I couldn't keep my eyes of Meryl/Julia's face and all the joy she exuded.

    Thanks for noticing all the details!

  8. !Tb0n3!
    September 30, 2009

    I just discovered your blog today, happy birthday!

  9. Jan
    September 30, 2009

    A riot of desire, indeed! It's enough to make one wish her initials were "M W".

    Happy birthday, hon. And remember, NO birthday is uneventful when it's yours.

  10. Muffy
    September 30, 2009


  11. Jill
    September 30, 2009

    Oh Happy Birthday you WASPY Chica, you!

  12. Nat
    September 30, 2009

    Happy Birthday from Canberra Australia!!

  13. QueenBeeSwain
    September 30, 2009

    Hello Hello!

    Hope that your day has been as fabulous and full of charm as you :)



  14. f8hasit
    September 30, 2009

    Happy Birthday!

    I do the visuals for Brooks Brothers…they had a monogram deco cubic pin last season that was fabulous. Very much like the one used in the movie. It was so fab, I had to have it…even though it isn't my initials!

    Someday, someone will be thoughtful enough to commision one for me!


  15. Maureen@IslandRoar
    September 30, 2009

    Your Birthday! Happy Birthday; I wish I had something special for you. I'm sure you deserve it. A Libra; yes, I can see that. My parents are both Libras.
    Fun to learn the answer about the pin. Thanks, and I hope you had a great day!
    Birthday Hugs.

  16. One Barefoot Bride
    September 30, 2009

    Ah ha, the universe has given you a perfectly classic Bay Area fall day for your birthday! Happy day!

  17. smiles4u
    September 30, 2009

    Happy birthday you wonderful woman!

  18. Buckeroomama
    September 30, 2009

    Happy birthday, LPC. If I can slip "serendipity" in an small ecru suede pouch and secure it with brown leather thongs… that would be my present to you. Have a beautiful day.

  19. Southern Web Girl
    September 30, 2009

    Happy Birthday! And likewise, thank you for contributing to my blog.

  20. Delia Lloyd
    October 1, 2009

    And thanks to you, LPC! It is a pleasure to read your blog and read your comments on mine. Happy Birthday!

    Delia Lloyd

  21. Duchesse
    October 1, 2009

    A very happy birthday! There is a conncection: monograms are your very own, so are birthdays. (Yes of course there are other LPCs but only one that is combination of talents, temperament and life experience that is YOU.)

    I posted awhile ago on monograms, with sources for monogram jewelry.

  22. What a Splurge
    October 1, 2009

    Great piece of reference work, Lisa! I'm a librarian and love good questions like that.

    Happy Birthday, Privilege!

  23. Plus Size Bride
    October 1, 2009

    Wow! I didn't realize anyone other than me was STILL obsessed with that monogram pin!

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO!!!! I hope you spend at least part of the day doing something to spoil yourself. So this makes me wonder…what is your favorite kind of cake for your birthday?

  24. Miss Whistle
    October 1, 2009

    Happy Birthday belatedly. And I do so adore your blog.

    Miss W x

  25. materfamilias
    October 1, 2009

    Happy Belated Birthday! Your blog brings me much pleasure, so I'm glad your special day brought you some as well.

  26. Princess Freckles
    October 1, 2009

    Happy Happy Birthday! And thank you for the answers on the pin! Now if only I could buy one for myself! And one for you as a birthday gift! I hope your day is fantastic! :)

  27. Twenty Four At Heart
    October 1, 2009

    Happy Birthday! I have a fall birthday also – it's a great time of year to be born. I hope you have a fantastic day!

  28. Beth Dunn
    October 1, 2009

    Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a terrific one full of kindness and grace xoxo

  29. LPC
    October 1, 2009

    Thank you all so much! Those who have been around from early on like Maureen and Muffy and smiles4u and those who are new like Miss Whistle and !Tbon3! and What A Splurge and to everyone everyone everyone. Each person who reads this blog makes me very happy, those of you who say something happier yet. I had a wonderful day. Wishing the same to all of you.

  30. Jacqueline@Bliss
    October 1, 2009

    Well then, Happy B-day, LPC! I hopped on a link and a moonbeam over at Peonies and landed here. And I think there's nowhere else I'd rather be at this moment. I shall return! Consider yourself blogrolled.

  31. Sher
    October 1, 2009

    Oh Happy Birthday! And here's secretly wishing for you to get a diamond pin of your own (hugs)

  32. JMW
    October 1, 2009

    First off, happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day. Secondly, I thought about your last post addressing brooches and pins when I heard an interview with Madeleine Albright on NPR, discussing her new book, "Read My Pins." I must start sporting the pin that was my grandmother's. There's something so wonderful about them.

  33. class-factotum
    October 1, 2009

    Happy birthday! I hope it is all cake and chocolate and champagne and flowers (if you like things like that) and that the next year finds you in the perfect job.

  34. vintage simple
    October 1, 2009

    Happy birthday – a day late… I hope you had a wonderful day, filled with everything you could have ever wanted (and it sounds like more). Love, love, love.

  35. Maya
    October 1, 2009

    Me too…., late, late. But hope it still counts. Happy happy birthday!!

  36. mint juleps and magnolias
    October 1, 2009

    I hope you had a lovely birthday!

  37. Julia Remix
    October 1, 2009

    Dozens of comments! Happy birthday – late, sorry, I was busy honeymooning.

  38. thepreppyprincess
    October 1, 2009

    Oooooh, a belated Happy-Happy Birthday! I hope it was fun and fabulous, everything you hoped, and then some.

    Sending you a big birthday smile,

  39. LPC
    October 1, 2009

    It all so counts. Late, early, in the moment. Thank you so much every one.

  40. Lisa
    October 1, 2009

    I'm so ashamed! In my haste to make the point of Julia wearing a monogram pin, I completely forgot to wish you a "Happy Birthday". I have cards that I mail to friends for just such infractions, so I will state it here: I so regret my behavior on September 30. etc etc.

    Hope your Birthday was the happiest.

    PS i'm right behind you so let me know how the year goes :)

  41. LPC
    October 2, 2009

    Lisa – I am completely with you on the rush to truth sometimes overwhelming social courtesies. I took your information about Julia as a present, no apologies required but I commend you on the grace to make it anyway.

  42. Amanda
    October 2, 2009

    MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY, my dear! I hope somebody brought you a balloon. And a Useful Pot for Putting Things In.

    xo, A.

  43. Summer is a Verb
    October 2, 2009

    Happy Belated Birthday! XXOO

  44. Tickled Pink And Green
    October 3, 2009

    How did I miss this? Happy Happy (belated) Birthday!! And you have an incredible way with words.


  45. Little Bow Prep
    October 4, 2009

    Happy belated birthday! Oh, and lovely post as always!

  46. Pam
    October 6, 2009

    Happy belated birthday!

    Birthday-wise, you and I are bookends for September, so to speak. I rather like that.

  47. LPC
    October 6, 2009

    Thank you all! Belated or not, it's wonderful. And I'm thinking about honey pots. Full and empty.

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