entertaining   //   October 29, 2014


Virginia Monogram All White

With the end of October quickly approaching, the holidays are (almost) officially upon us. We have lots of festivities to look forward to this time of year but one of the things I’m most excited about is our first “Friendsgiving” we’re going to be hosting in our new house. It’s technically our first dinner party here and it will really be the first time I’ve pulled out all of my china and put it to good use. With that in mind, I’ve been dreaming up all some sorts of fun things I can do with the table.

That’s where Lettermade comes in. I posted about Lettermade earlier this year after I fell in love with her custom embroidered cocktail napkins. (Side note: with a price tag of $42 for a set of four, the cocktail napkins make for perfect holiday hostess gifts.)  Not only were the designs adorable (pineapples for me!), the quality of of the napkins is one of the best I’ve seen. And then just when I thought  it couldn’t get any better than those, they start a collection of dinner napkins. You could say I’m officially hooked. The quality remains exceptional (I’m talking thick linen here, not paper thin or scratchy) and the prices can’t be beat. The best part? The options are endless. There are over 10 different monogram styles to choose from – each one as fabulous as the next – and there’s a rainbow of color options for the embroidery. Plus: Malia, the super talented gal behind Lettermade, is a dream to work with so you can pretty much make anything happen with her.

I currently own a set of 12 of the Kennedy monogram which I chose to do in a bright aqua color. It’s been such a fun pop of color to my table. Now, with this Friendsgiving in mind, I’m thinking it’s time to invest in a new set. Maybe these? I do love orange – not to mention, the orange hue would pair nicely with these fun cocktail glasses or even my Capiz placemats (which, by the way, are on serious sale at One Kings Lane). Speaking of placemats, I’m secretly hoping that’s what next for Lettermade. The napkins are so good that I can only imagine how fab the placemats (and maybe tablerunners, too?!) would be.  Fingers crossed.

Blair-1 Georgian Monogram All White Multicolor Hamilton Monogram


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