27 October 2011

Monograms here, and hereafter…..

Beyond these gates…


lies Mt Hope...

the first U.S. municipal rural cemetery  est. 1838
196 acres with 14 miles of winding roads
over 375,000 permanent residents


and...an inspirational place of monograms

wait, what??!

monograms?




an 1800’s mayor's description of the place;

"Many a citizen felt the area was howling with wild beasts,
frogs and simply too spooky.”

nah…


well maybe…

but I was too busy spotting monograms to notice…




it's just embroidery, have fun with it!




16 comments:

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Very cool. I enjoy walking around cemeteries and looking at the headstones. I don't think it's creepy at all...loved your phrase "permanent residents."

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great monograms, great inspirational ideas, too, Cathy! I wouldn't mind walking around a cemetary during the day, but I think I'd be a little on edge to walk through one at night.

Barbara F. said...

I like walking around cemeteries during the day, too, and never feel creepy or anything. Some of them offer great photo ops. Never thought to look for monograms!! xo,

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Timeless monograms, as are yours!
Best,
Susan

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That first picture was beautiful. You know how I feel about old cemeteries - LOVE them. Especially at night......

Sallyford said...

Lovely post and such beautiful photo's too. Many thanks for sharing, Sally xx

Naturally Carol said...

There are a few more people around these days..so it probably isn't as creepy! Love the style of your inspired monograms today. Have a great weekend Cathy!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

another great post! It pays to keep one's eyes open.

pretty pink tulips said...

I guess that just shows that monograms are really everywhere!! What's old is new again!!

Happy weekend, Cathy!
xx Elizabeth

Sherrie said...

You found some beautiful monograms! Looks like some beautiful architecture too!

eddieross said...

From table linens to iron gates, monograms just go well with everything!!
Happy Halloween weekend!
xo E + J

Decor Arts Now said...

Awesome way to celebrate your lovely embroidery and Halloween! So clever to feature a cemetery!
Best,
Kynn

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, Cathy! I'm with you! Just got back from visiting lots of beautiful places and one of them was a cemetery. They have so many beautiful designs!! Look forward to seeing more! blessings ~ Tanna

quintessence said...

Never thought about it but yes, I guess a cemetery would be full of monograms - lovely examples!! And yes, all residents permanent!! I grew up in a town that has one of the oldest cemeteries in the country - from the 17th century!

Pigtown*Design said...

there's one of these in baltimore, too. just a mile or so east of the JHU campus. it's gorgeous. i posted about it last month. good eye for spotting the monograms!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful monograms ~ and long lasting too.
I love it when you come to play photohunt with us! ~ Let's 'play' next weekend at The Saturday PhotoHunt.