How do you feel about monograms? I used to have a lot of monogrammed things when I was younger, but got a bit out of it, though have been really liking them a lot more lately. My aunt was always really into it, often giving us mongrammed bags, things like that.
As you know, I went to a bridal shower last weekend and for the first time ever, I bought a gift off of the registry! I am so anti-registry, but that is an entirely different story for another day :) On theirs, they had a set of monogrammed coasters that were made of sandstone and really lovely, so I bought them. Turns out, even though I had the store (Bed, Bath and Beyond) mark them as purchased, she still opened another set. Oh well, having eight monogrammed coasters isn't bad, is it? Are't they pretty?
A few years ago, I was a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding. For our bridesmaid gift, she gave us each a little silver jewelry box and a silver bracelet with a charm that was the first letter of our name. The box was engraved with our initials. I looked at mine, confused, because she hadn't engraved mine correctly. She had my initials as LGD, whereas, my initials are AGD. Lexi is a nickname that most of the world uses, and I am fine with, but it isn't my initial! When I asked her about it, she said she did that on purpose, because she always calls me Lexi, not my actual name. She also said that her mother questioned the same thing and said that despite what she calls me, Lexi still isn't my given name!
I use the box to keep earrings in (it's an oblong shape, not too much would fit inside), but haven't worn the L charm bracelet since. Is that awful of me? It's lovely and all, but I mainly don't wear it because I am not much of a bracelet person in general.
Do you have a lot of monogrammed items? What is your favorite?