Monday, July 13, 2009

Special Personalized Anniversary Gifts

Do you have a 2nd anniversary around the corner? The traditional gift for the 2nd anniversary gift is cotton. When my second anniversary came around, many years ago now, I wondered what in the world I would get my husband for a gift. Cotton? Socks, underwear a cotton shirt? Seriously I was stuck, nothing sounded like a good gift. I only wish I had thought of the gift that I now suggest to many, a monogrammed cotton handkerchief. Men’s and Ladies’ cotton handkerchiefs make great gifts all their own but having it monogrammed makes it an extra special gift.

A white handkerchief with you color choice of monogrammed letters works perfectly for that special 2nd anniversary gift. Placed in a plain white box with a simple ribbon tied around it, nothing can be more classic.

And what about the 4th and 12th wedding anniversary gift, linen? Well again monogrammed linen handkerchiefs make a perfect gift. It’s a step up from the classic cotton to the rich draping feel of the linen. And again the handkerchief itself would make a great gift but to have it monogrammed takes it to a new level.

Whether you stay with traditional gifts or you buy and give what ever you feel like cotton and linen monogrammed handkerchiefs make great gifts. I’ve done many anniversary handkerchiefs where I placed the names or monogram of the wedding couple on one corner of the handkerchief and the wedding date with the anniversary date on the opposite corner. The handkerchiefs were usually white with the thread coordinating the color of the traditional anniversary gift, silver and gold are popular. These make wonderful gifts.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Monogrammed Diaper Bags - New Styles Available

I am very excited to announce that we now have new monogrammed diaper bags available.

Colors available are Lime and Black Damask, Pink and Black Damask and Blue and Black Damask.
These monogrammed diaper bags are 15 inches in height, 13 inches in width and 5 and half inches in depth.

The lining is black and white gingham check with pockets that are both open and zippered.

Included with the monogrammed diaper bag is the cosmetic zippered bag and the matching gingham check changing pad. These will be monogrammed as well! A complete matching set.

The bag can be monogrammed or can be embroidered with a name, several monogram styles and fonts are available.

What a great gift! You can view more details at the web site or click here.

Let me know what you think!


Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Listing - Americana Style Burpie

Wow, I am very excited to show this new Americana Style personalized baby burpie!

I love this style, it blends the colors of yesterday with the styles and items of today's mom and baby. The cranberry color with the deep navy and faded tans and golden yellows are gorgeous on this burpie.

The burpie consists of a cloth diaper measuring 14 and a half by 21 inches. The cloth diaper is 2 ply with a 5 ply center for extra absorbency. This burpie isn't just for looks!

The monogram and name combination is a great addition while the stars anchor the other single letter monogram. What better way to celebrate the 4th than to surround baby with patriotic colors or maybe your baby's decor is the Americana style which fits this design perfectly.

Boy or girl, either one will enjoy this design!

Of course you can find this design in my online store at

Let me know your thoughts, leave a comment or email me at

Thanks for stopping by.



Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cherry Blossom Bed Linens

Cherry blossom bed linens are a beautiful way to bring spring into your home and make your rooms brighten!
I love this cherry blossom design, with bright pinks, rich greens and deep browns, it feels like your walking into a garden in full bloom no matter what time of year.
Some customers buy the bed linens to change out with other accent pieces in their bedroom for the spring and summer. Others plan to use the bed linens all year long.
Another favorite and by far the most popular guest towel design, behind the monogrammed one, is the cherry blossom guest towels. This set offers the same gracefully embroidered design for your bathroom.
Gardening is the best way to get your fix of beautiful blossoms and testures but bringing these into your home will allow you to be close to nature and feel the love all year round.
How do you bring the outside in?
Let me know, contact me at, or post a comment here.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Father's Day Gift on a Budget

A great way to tell Dad you love him is to give him a personalized gift. It's thoughtful and personal.

Monogrammed handkerchiefs are a great way to show him you really care, you're thinking about him and that you appreciate all that he has done for you.

I offer a set of men's satin banded handkerchiefs that I monogram according to your instructions with your thread color choice. You can buy 3 or more and receive a 20% discount. You receive a free gift box with each set so buy as many sets as you need.

A set of 3 men's monogrammed handkerchiefs are $12 and shipping via USPS Priority Mail usually runs from $4.95 to around $5.75. All total you can spend less than $20 on a gift that will mean a great deal to dad.

The handkerchiefs can be monogrammed with First name initial, Last name initial and Middle name initial with the Last name initial being the larger and centered as in "FLM." This way is traditional.

Or you can have them monogrammed in order "FML" and all the same size. You can have a 2 initial monogram "FL." You can even have his name or nick name put on the handkerchief.

All 3 in the set must have the same thing embroidered (same initials or name) to receive the discount but colors can vary. You can select black, silver, or green for the three hankies' colors.

The link to the hankies is here

I look forward to creating your next great gift!

Call me if you need to 770-574-3685.



Thursday, May 7, 2009

Monogram Showers

I've gotten more requests for monogrammed items for people attending "monogram showers" for the Bride. What a great way for the new bride to fill her home with personalized items that are complementary to her decor.

Linen guest towels, linen accent pillows for the bed or a chair in the bedroom, and linen dinner napkins are just a few popular items to mention. I was watching an episode of "Rate My Space" on HGTV and noticed that in a French Inspired Bathroom, the designer, Angelo Surmelis placed towels with the couples last name monogrammed in the bathroom as well as two more sets on each side of the vanity, one with the husband's first name initial and the other with the wife's first name initial monogrammed on the towels.

In my own bath, which is the background for some of my towel images, I have used the full monogram for a couple, my first name initial, our last name initial (larger) and his first name initial. I love this more traditional form of monogram but I love the single letter monograms equally! Here is the link to my website with the monogram towels The front page has mostly images of the embroidered cherry blossom and pineapple designs. This link takes you to the monogrammed guest towels.

What are some of the gifts you've received, given or have seen at these Monogram Showers?

I would love to here from you!



Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wedding Keepsake for the Bride and Groom

Wedding Keepsakes for the Bride and Groom is a great way to commemorate that wonderful day.

Here is an example of a Bride's personalized handkerchief. The handkerchief can be put away with other items of the day in a shadow box or it's the perfect size to be added to a regular picture frame with the save the date card, newspaper announcement, invitation and a beautiful shot of the bride and groom.

The Groom's handkerchief can be added as well. is an example of a traditional monogram for a gentleman. Why not have a shadow box or regular picture frame just for him as well, each can hang side by side in their bedroom.

Maybe you can find a creative way to add the handkerchief to a scrapbook page for the wedding. If anyone has thought of this and has done it successfully let me know.

Anyone else have any ideas on how to display such a great keepsake let me know.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Personalized Wedding Gifts

Personalized, monogrammed items make great gifts to anyone in the wedding party.

I’ve monogrammed handkerchiefs, pillows and table linens for the bride and groom for many, many customers. Handkerchiefs are the number one sellers! Customers request the handkerchiefs have the bride and grooms monogram on one side with their names and the wedding date on the opposite corner. The wedding date commemorates their special day beautifully. Their names are usually in the “Julie & Justin” format with the date embroidered just under their names. The date is usually in the “October 25, 2009” format. Choose white thread on a white handkerchief or ivory thread on an ivory handkerchief for the lady’s and white on white for the man’s to give the gift a classic look. Otherwise, choose a color that coordinates with the bride’s wedding colors.

Many brides and grooms have chosen the monogrammed handkerchiefs as gifts to their wedding party. Bride’s maids and groomsmen love the personalized touch as well as having something that they can keep and use. These handkerchiefs are durable! Monogram the handkerchief with a full monogram or just the last name initial.

Families of the bride and groom find these handkerchiefs very special! The mother and father of the bride and groom or the grand parents, either way it gives them an extra special way to have a wonderful keepsake of the wedding. One example would be to give them a handkerchief with the bride and groom’s monogram on it with the date on the opposite corner. Another way would be to have their very own monogram on the handkerchief with the bride and groom’s name and date on the opposite corner.

There are many personalized gifts for weddings, handkerchiefs are a classic that can be personalized to each person receiving it. I love them!

Do you have a favorite? I would love to hear from you!

Sincerely, Steph