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Updated: 2018-03-17T07:38:08.977-07:00

 



Yes Joni! I agree - perfect gift idea! I got mar...

2008-05-27T18:11:00.000-07:00

Yes Joni! I agree - perfect gift idea! I got married on the Chesapeake Bay a few years back(hubby is an avid Fisherman) and our bridesmaid/groomsman gifts were monogrammed boat and tote bags. A HUGE hit!!!



u-oh, costa and rica better keep their laws outta ...

2008-05-27T12:58:00.000-07:00

u-oh, costa and rica better keep their laws outta the springer!



Great score! I love the colour. My cats are very...

2008-05-27T04:41:00.000-07:00

Great score! I love the colour. My cats are very naughty with scratching...I'm a little scared about what they'll do to my new Karl Springer table...



yup, suzy, that's the living room of the atelier, ...

2008-05-26T10:39:00.000-07:00

yup, suzy, that's the living room of the atelier, so thank you very much!

the sofa is one of my all-time favorite finds- i found it in florida years ago at weird yard sale by the side of the road (for $50.00) and shipped it home for lots more- but the lines are super sexy and the original emerald green silk upholstery is still barely hanging on (richard is trying his best to give it the final blow). the pillow is from target (25.00!) and the 1960's sarried ltd. studded brass table is one of my newest favorite finds- those fat ring handles make me very happy!



Did you take that photo at your place...? I love ...

2008-05-26T04:46:00.000-07:00

Did you take that photo at your place...? I love the sofa/cshion/side table ensemble!



katie-if i didn't love having the flexibility of b...

2008-05-24T15:21:00.000-07:00

katie-

if i didn't love having the flexibility of being able to throw gigantic pieces of furniture in the back of my pick-up (affectionately nicknamed "granny clampett" for that very reason), i'd for sure have a volvo wagon- probably even an old one like your '72. i think the boxy shape of old volvo wagons is the epitome of anti-chic chic-ness (if you can follow that).

you know i was also going to lead into my post with the decorno discussion, because you are correct- this is a great example of when to monogram, but i guess i decided that monograms are pretty much always an ok embellishment- i don't do it a lot personally, but i have no problem if anyone else wants to monogram everything in their life! whatever makes you happy, and if it's 3 little initials on your pillow, go for it!



P.S.- there was discussion over on Decorno about w...

2008-05-24T13:05:00.000-07:00

P.S.- there was discussion over on Decorno about whether to monogram or not. This is a perfect example of when TO monogram!



Haha! My very first car was a '72volvo tank with o...

2008-05-24T13:04:00.000-07:00

Haha! My very first car was a '72volvo tank with over 100k. It had a sun roof and leather interior. I loved it! I have a volvo now too, newer, thank God. And YES. These are the best totes ever. Everyone in my family has one, even my husband (he uses his for fishing gear....go figure....he never fishes)



claudia- those tampico bags are indeed gorgeous (i...

2008-05-23T14:40:00.000-07:00

claudia-

those tampico bags are indeed gorgeous (i googled). a little too girly for moi, but i can see where they'd be perfect for someone named claudia!

be the change-

wow- 25 people! that's a big office- are you SOM or sumthin'? i can barely handle my unruly staff of 2 (richard and mona).

i'm impressed...



meg-years ago, i had an old volvo wagon that i inh...

2008-05-23T14:35:00.000-07:00

meg-

years ago, i had an old volvo wagon that i inherited from my brother. it had 200,000 miles on it and ran like a champ. i think i might still be driving it if it wasn't hit by another car while parked in front of my house. the damage wasn't so bad (old volvos might as well have been army tanks) but to repair it would have cost far in excess of the actual value of the vehicle.

i still miss "squeakers" (named by my brother's kids for obvious reasons).



We have about 40 of these floating around my offic...

2008-05-23T14:08:00.000-07:00

We have about 40 of these floating around my office ( of 25 people ) with the company initials in navy on an off-white background - i've had clients comment on how chic they were!



:-) I honestly cannnot imagine living without thes...

2008-05-23T13:45:00.000-07:00

:-) I honestly cannnot imagine living without these - from us, to the dog, in different sizes, everyone in the family has one!

I just recently discovered a gorgeous alternative (ok, and a lot more expensive, but oh so gorgeous) - linen canvas bags by Tampico with leather handles!



PS... The second thing I did when I moved back to ...

2008-05-23T08:07:00.000-07:00

PS... The second thing I did when I moved back to the US? Buy a volvo wagon!



I've used the LLB B&T bags for centuries! We alway...

2008-05-23T08:05:00.000-07:00

I've used the LLB B&T bags for centuries! We always had the boat name stencilled on them, before LLB monogramed them. Then we began using different colours for the boat and the beach. Then everyone had their own colour.

Almost the first thing I did when I moved back to the US was to order a LLB B&T. It's a cinnabar colour with cream straps. Not likely to be mistaken for anyone else's.

I just ordered a jute summer bag from Ballard. It's a little dressier. Green with brown monogram.

LLB B&T - it's a good thing!



beachbungalow8, thanks for stopping by! i didn't ...

2008-05-23T00:15:00.000-07:00

beachbungalow8, thanks for stopping by! i didn't even know you knew my little corner of the internets existed...



i can't live without these. i LOVE them. poo-poo o...

2008-05-22T23:30:00.000-07:00

i can't live without these. i LOVE them. poo-poo on any one who doesn't 'get'this



heather-i opened your email right as i was running...

2008-05-22T21:58:00.000-07:00

heather-

i opened your email right as i was running out the door to a meeting, and you had me laughing as i went- the picture of your completely identical bag (save different initials) was hysterical!

go for it- get "habitually chic" monogrammed on one! maybe i'll get a second with my whole blogger name on it, too...

and joni- you've given me a great idea! i never would have thought of giving one as a gift. i have a friend's birthday coming up, and i've been racking my lil pea brain over what to get him, as he has everything already- but he ain't got a monogrammed boat n tote! (hope he doesn't read my blog comments) the great thing is, he could really use one, too!

thanks!



omg - the Webb family is SO into these! They make...

2008-05-22T19:07:00.000-07:00

omg - the Webb family is SO into these! They make great Christmas gifts. Last time we were all at the beach - we took a picture of our LL Bean totes - there were almost 20 in all - all different colors and monograms and names on them !!! good choice.

Joni



I knew we were friends for a reason! I have been ...

2008-05-22T17:08:00.000-07:00

I knew we were friends for a reason! I have been lugging around my black trimmed HMC monogrammed Boat and Tote forever since it is completely industructible and stylish!

The funny thing is that I actually called them last week to see what the maximum number of letters you can have monogrammed on and I could have Habitually on one line and Chic on the other. I'm seriously considering it!



megan- brown and green isn't so trendy. personall...

2008-05-22T16:59:00.000-07:00

megan-

brown and green isn't so trendy. personally i'm of the view that NO color combination can be trendy, if you truly love it (though the blue/chocolate brown thing is kinda grossing me out a bit at the moment- just because it's so everywhere.

l.l. bean is another great source for these bags- the extra-long straps must come in pretty darn handy, but 'cause i'm a guy, somehow to me they would turn it from a tote to a purse and i'm scared the bullies at school will make fun of me...



Are you kidding me? M21, we so need to get togeth...

2008-05-22T15:29:00.000-07:00

Are you kidding me? M21, we so need to get together...if only we could remember to... I am a die-hard boat-and-tote fan as well. When I was preparing to start my new business last fall, THE FIRST thing I did was go to LLBean and order myself one Large and one XLarge boat-n-tote bag. My "logo" is brown and green (I know - kinda trendy, but green is my fave color) - so I got a brown bottom & gussett with green straps and my company initials. Anyway, I am partial to the LL Bean variety - you can get them with extra long handles which is SO key! I also got mine with the optional gussets and zipper tops. One is my "tool kit" and the other is my catch all tote. I love them. They are so "benign" and I love that you can totally carry one with a Fendi bag (not that I have one of those, but I can pretend) and it still looks fine. And you can even back over it with your car and it still looks great...I know that from personal experience!