08 May 2011

in the year.....

1850


American Express was founded by
Henry Wells & William Fargo

Allan Pinkerton started what would become the
Pinkerton Detective Agency

The University of Rochester in Rochester, NY was founded

A.W. monogram was crowned with a combo of thread,
and an antique ink printers ornament from 1850.

this monogram makes me very thirsty
soooo…

we detected some A&W Root Beer...
used the American Express...
and bought a round for the gang at The U of R


Thread: .W
Ink: via Karen at The Graphics Fairy

21 comments:

Style Attic said...

That is quite the year to toast to with root beer! Sounds like you have a got a wild end to your mother's day ;) Speaking of years, we were lunching with friends today and going over all the years our kids will be graduating high school...didn't even get into college. It sounds SO weird to hear some of the dates!! 1850 is starting to sound like my birth year after hearing things like 2024! Maybe it's the root beer talking.... ha :) XO, Kelly

Sarah said...

Gorgeous monogram and cute post! ;-)

Tricia Rose said...

What an exquisite monogram, so delicate. But what is root beer?

Susan T said...

Root beer looks gorgeous not a patch on your beautiful work though. It is the ink and thread thing again. Must contact you V soon to organise something made by your fair hand.

Hope you had a great Mothers Day.

Sue xxx

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

As usual, lovely. You've put me in the mood for a root beer float!
Best,
Susan

Jan said...

The rootbeer looks pretty good but the monogram looks even better :)

quintessence said...

Gorgeous monogram!! And who knew 1850 was such a momentous year. And of course you somehow segued to a thirst quenching pitcher of root beer - my eldest son's soda of choice!!

The Buzz said...

Loving all your combinations of print and thread! And pour a root beer from me!
xxoo

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. You know I love your Beautiful Monograms you are so good. I have some napkins on some of my Tblescapes with L.G.J. on them.~~Thanks so much for your lovely comments and for coming to see me. I hope you had a lovely day with your family for Mothers Day.
xxoo
Diane

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

The monogram looks awesome!Seems like a lot of good stuff happened that year!!

pretty pink tulips said...

Wow, what a year that was!!!! And, what a monogram to commemorate it!

You learn something every day!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

LOVE A & W rootbeer when it's icy cold and in a real glass mug! Mmmmmm! And what a positively beautiful embroidery design! Gorgeous! Hope your Mother's Day weekend was delightful, sweetie!

Debby said...

That root beer looks so good... all of a sudden I am incredibly thirsty! xo

Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

Can I even say how much I love Root beer?... ack.. now I am thirsty!....

As Always.. super impressed!

Maddie

designchic said...

Haven't thought about root beer in a long time...love the monogram!!

ashley nicole catherine said...

haha love it! beautiful work as always.

thanks so much for your sweet comment!

xo.ashley

The Frat Pack + Me said...

Wow! Such cool little facts! I love that monogram...so very fancy!

The Zhush said...

All history should be taught in this manner!

Sherrie said...

Gorgeous idea! I Love it!

Party Resources said...

A + W has never looked so good! xx

Audrey Pettit said...

Love your posts! They are just toooo fun!