Friday, March 22, 2013

Antique Collecting Series #4: Monograms

Meatless Mondays; Tuesday Tarts; Antique Fridays.
I am such a type A personality. I always have to have plans.

Here is post #4 in my antique collecting posts.

It's all about monograms for me, especially other people's fancy antique monograms.

Whether it be silver, china, linens or boxes, I love monograms and personalization.
It showed ownership and meant that someone had the item specially made for them.

It's so nice to receive a gift with your own personal monogram.

I received these lovely paper coasters as a housewarming gift years ago and I use them all the time.

Here is some of my monogrammed junk that I love (it's not really "junk", but you might think so!).

I actually carried this bakelite monogrammed handbag for a while, but now it's for sale in my shop.

Whiskey and spirit barrels and jugs were often monogrammed.  
Hey, don't drink from my stash!

Have a nice weekend!


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Susan said...

Hi Stacey,
In what shop do you have that purse for sale?

Stacey Snacks said...

Do you live in New Jersey?
The purse is in the Summit Antiques shop


Susan said...

No I live in PA..Bucks County now, originally from around there though, so I don't get to that area of NJ too often.But I'll certainly check it out if I'm ever up there.Usually go just as far as Lambertville, which is always a fun place to shop! But good to know.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Wow beautiful Stace I love the gold bowl? second picture.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I love these posts on antiques. Will I have to fight Marie over that gold bowl?

Goldengirl said...

Is Agness for sale? My mother's name was Agness and she is now deceased. Porbably not but I felt I had to ask. Thank you!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Gorgeous objects -
Mary x

AdriBarr said...

I love monograms! That bakelite purse is extraordinary. I have one just like it that belonged to my mother-in-law, however hers has no monogram. Darn.

As a kid I loved my monogrammed clothing, stationery, etc. a passion that has carried over into my adulthood. When I received my first paycheck I went to the linen store and ordered monorammed towels. remember them so well. The towels were a creamy beige, and the monogram was a woven brown thread. My roommate bought some too. Hers wee white with a navy blue monogram. We were the classiest cleanest nurses on teh floor!

I remember our china at home. It was Dorothy Thorpe. Inset along the left side of the plates, with a slight curve along its back was a slender stylized "C". for Crocetti.

I still have my Vera Bradley things monogrammed. It is nice to meet another lover of the form.

I enjoy musing about what the owners' names might have been when when I look at the silverware, tableware and glasses I have collected over the years.

And now for the real important part - YOUR STORE?!! What is this? Where is it? Are you online? As a (relatively) new reader, I had no idea. I can't wait to hear!

Stacey Snacks said...

If you read my profile page, I am an antiques dealer and appraiser by profession, however, I love to cook, so created a food blog about 5 years ago.
I have been buying antiques my whole life but started selling them about 20 years ago.
I sell in a local shop in NJ.
I also have 3 sets of plates with our monogram on them! I love them!
Best, Stacey

Stacey Snacks said...

I am sorry, Agness is not for sale, she is in my collection at home!
Thanks for asking!

Anonymous said...

Ms. Snacks - Your old pal 'ANONYMOUS' here, thought you might be interested...checking out your latest post this afternoon, I saw an ad directly under your cute caricature for some wacky dating/porn site with the heading OLDER WOMEN NEED LOVE w/photo of a buxom lady in a teddy. Say what? Never saw anything like that before. Weird, right?

Stacey Snacks said...

I've noticed the ad that runs underneath my caricature is different for each region. On my computer, it always seems to be for clothing/shoes/hotels, and anything I have searched for previously on google.

Hey, at least it isn't a photo of ME in a teddy looking for a date!


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I "LOVE" monogrammed items and I'm always DRAWN to them! I feel as though they were cherished personally. If I had two exact items in front of me and one was monogrammed, the initialed treasure would be following me home...
Thank you for sharing these with us.
Have a wonderful weekend,

Bites from life with the barking lot said...

I loved going through my MIL's things and looking at all the wonderful monograms on linens, silver and glasses. Beautiful. the tea cup on your post is amazing, as well as the other items. Have a great weekend!

Eileen said...

Do not sell that bakelite handbag!!!