Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Leontine Linens Look for Less

An old-fashioned prep at heart, I've been crazy about having custom monogrammed shams made for our bed ever since Adam and I became engaged last year. Well, as many of you probably know, custom monograms are very expensive, especially if you go the Leontine Linens route.

Leontine Linens, the couture linen company based in New Orleans, has single-handedly revived the monogrammed look. The quality craftsmanship of a Leontine Linen piece may justify the price, but not to me, the newlywed looking to sock aside some money for a home.

Are my priorities right? 
A home instead of a custom monogrammed bed sham?
You decide.
(Laura Vinroot Poole's home from Domino via Orange Beautiful)

(Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer's home in House Beautiful via Elements of Style)

(a special take on guest towels via Lonny)

(Tori Mellott's loveseat from Domino via Everything LEB)

They sure are pretty, aren't they? Instead of forgoing a house fund, I managed to find a nice alternative for a lot less on, where else, Ebay. I present the new-to-me "Mr. & Mrs." red embroidered pillowcases with scalloped edges.
Aren't they fab?
So what if they're not custom. I already have the custom knit pillow that Mom made us.

These vintage "Mr. and Mrs" shams were seemingly brand new, and were all of $16! 
Looks like I can have the Leontine Linens look and a house (someday, at least). 


  1. Ashley, so super cute!! They are adorable and I love your heart poster and the mix of red and blue pillows. Fabulous!

  2. Ashley, you're definitely doing the right thing. And I love the charming and unique character those shams give to your bed! They fit in perfectly with your heart art and other pillows. Too cute! I found some nice dark gray linen pillowcases with a big "M" monogrammed on them (our last name starts with M)at an estate sale for $8. I love them even if they don't have our entire monogram on them.

  3. Those are amazing! I love it! Blue, red and white has got to be my favorite combo. Fantastic!

  4. Love your new pillowcases! They're seriously so stinkin' cute and look great on your bed:)


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