19 April 2010

help me!


i am in desperate need of your help.  i have a bridal shower to attend very soon.  it's a monogram-themed shower and i was assigned the bedroom.  to be perfectly honest, i cannot afford to purchase the monogrammed pillow shams they are registered for at pottery barn.  i think sheets are WAY too personal to purchase for someone and once they're monogrammed, they wouldn't be returnable if she doesn't like the color or thread count or something.  and i would like to avoid anything home decor-ish as the bride-to-be is involved in interior design and is quite ahem discerning {read: incredibly picky} in her taste.

so this is where your expertise comes in.  i need something that fits into the assigned room of bedroom, can be monogrammed, and doesn't cost more than 50 bucks.  if it's not too much to ask, i would also like for it to be a gift for the bride, not for the couple.  it's her shower, after all, and i'll be buying them a gift as a couple for the actual wedding in june.

ok, you have your challenge.  now go to work and help a girl out! can't wait to see what you suggest...

11 comments:

Starfish and Sundresses said...

A robe? A candle? One of these cute monogrammed vases via etsy for only $48?

http://www.etsy.com/listing/29185529/custom-monogram-vases-for-individuals-or

Andrea said...

I agree with a candle or a robe! That would be perfect. Can't wait to find out what you get her~ Have a great week ~andrea

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

How about a monogrammed robe with monogrammed slippers?? I also like the candle idea...OR monogrammed throw pillows for the bed. :)

Precious and Pink said...

I love the idea of the monogrammed candle or maybe some pretty cream colored monogrammed soaps for the bathroom. I've seem them on different sites, just google monogrammed soap or candle and you'll get a number of options. Those are both neutral choices and tres chic!

the pink prep said...

hey there! how about monogrammed pillowcases? I have a ton of pillows on my bed and love seeing the monogramms peek out on the edges! maybe a monogrammed vanity tray for the bride for her perfumes, jewelry, etc., or even a beautiful monogrammed picture frame! have fun! ;-)

Trish said...

I'm going to go out on a limb for a second, check out these beautiful mirrored vanity trays and none other than TARJAY (sorry for the insanely long link) - what about one of these with perhaps a little something monogrammed? (Candle, picture frame, etc?) I don't know about you, but I really like having my powder room essentials organized on my counter. This tray is really chic for $17.99! Good luck, can't wait to see what you ocme up with!

http://www.target.com/Mirrored-Rectangular-Vanity-Glass-Gallery/dp/B0007L44PY/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&qid=1271692212&frombrowse=0&fromGsearch=true&node=1038576%7C1287991011&keywords=vanity&searchSize=30&id=Mirrored%20Rectangular%20Vanity%20Glass%20Gallery&searchBinNameList=purchasing_channel%2Csubjectbin%2Ctarget_com_age%2Ctarget_com_gender-bin%2Ctarget_com_character-bin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&searchNodeID=1038576%7C1287991011&searchRank=target104545&sr=1-10&searchPage=1

USCEmily said...

I agree with the monogrammed vanity tray. I got that as a bridesmaid gift and I love it. http://www.handpicked.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4_25&products_id=1160

Of course, that's only $14 before the monogram, so you would probably want to add something to it, but it's a start!!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

hmmmm. let me think about this.

xo

Black Labs and Lilly said...

Pineapple Grove Gifts has an awesome lucite monogramed vanity tray. It could certainly be used in the bedroom, but they could easily use it in another room if they would rather.

Preppy 101 said...

Honey - if you have a Ross or Home Goods near you, you can get some lovely pillow cases for cheap and have them monogrammed. She'll love them. Or check out Dabney Lee. She has a darling lucite box that holds bangles or whatever. You could monogram that and it would def be for her!! xoxo

Tails from the City said...

Cute blog! What about a monogrammed cosmetics case? I got that for my shower from someone and you can never have too many. They're definitely under $50 and though you were assigned to the bedroom...who cares?!