When it comes to fancy monograms, I was never a fan of everything from soup to nuts with decals, appliques or over the top engravings.
Antique cutlery with engraved monograms, on the other hand, have achieved a rich patina of time and are not glaringly new.
At the same time I love initials and collecting letters. My frequent visits to flea markets has allowed me add pieces to my growing collection of initial jewelry and wooden printer's blocks.
Modern, spare lettering looks handsome on simple, everyday objects. The projects below inspired me to think about the holidays whether it's welcoming guests with special touches or making and giving gifts.
Read further for different ways to initial your home with personality for the holidays and a variety of unique gifts to make for family and friends.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE " Entrelac 2" FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY - PAM MCGINTY, you'll be able to make that pin cushion for your mom!