Friday, December 19, 2008

Monograms - have you seen this???

So y'all don't like spray-painted lampshades. OK. Change of pace. Check this out! I just found this on Country Living's website. I am so excited! I didn't know JoAnn's sold stuff like this! I will definitely have to find something to monogram {or duogram, thanks Shabby Mama} in my home.

Here's what the CL site had to say about it:
Monogram Lamp
Actual monogramming can cost a lot — but the look doesn't have to. On silk chandelier shades from Target, a rich-looking result was achieved by using white iron-on embroidered letters from Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts ( The result: a deluxe, personal touch.

I think this is so clever! If you haven't figured it out yet, I am kinda obsessed with monograms. When my first was born, I had a Tiffany charm bracelet made for an anniversary present with my daughter's monogram, then added another charm with my 2nd daughter's monogram, and one duogram charm for me and hubs. It is my pride and joy. Here are some more initials & monograms seen around my nest:

Starting at my front door

Just inside the front door. Just a chipboard P that I painted and attached a sawtooth hanger to and hung it with some pretty ribbon around a vintage frame.

And of course there's a sparkly P. Never mind that my rooster's name is Percy. Gotta have at least one of those.

And you've seen this P. Just made this one in Word and printed it on tea-stained brown paper in the same font we used on our wedding invitation for our names, and threw it in a shabby little frame. {excuse the terrible lighting}

And my recent duogram. Scene of a who goes first debacle 2 posts down. Click here to read about it.


Wendy said...

Personally, I liked your painted lampshade idea...and I love me a monogram (or duogram or whatever it's called) :-)

Kari said...

Thanks Wendy - you are always so supportive!

tracy porter said...

you are lovely! Thanks for visiting our blog and posting us. Can you send me your personal e-mail address through our cust. service. ask them to forward onto me. ( thanks! Love your blog, very cool feel. Love your philosophy and laid back /frenchy approach! creative and cool.
Happy hoildays!

Kari said...

Oh. my. gosh. Tracy Porter DID NOT just comment on my blog! I love it!!! Thank you sooooo much for visiting me, I feel like I was just contacted by a celebrity! That made my day - thanks again Tracy!

Laurel MacD said...

I loved the monogram in the frame!

No.35style said...

Your rooster looks so cute with his glittery P!

Jeanneoli said...

I also love monograms. Thanks for all the beautiful inspirations.

The Scooper said...

So nice to "meet" you! Thank you for your sweet comments on my $10 vintage nursery.

I love your ideas! So fun and easy. I also love urban, country, and french. There's no fun in settling on just one style anyway. Can't wait to browse your blog more...