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Embroider This

I’ll admit it. There is no porous material I look at and don’t wonder with wide eyes, “What could I embroider on that?”  I don’t exactly succumb to Reese Witherspoon’s self-proclaimed mantra, “If it’s not nailed down, monogram it.” I do think there is a point where a woman should embrace her sense of self […]

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Embroidered Pillow Talk

Since I was a little girl vacationing at the beach, I’ve had an affinity for all things embroidered. I remember thumbing through my mother’s old Town and Countrys while my toes sifted the sand, dreaming of my embroidered fantasy sitting room-or my veranda overlooking the infinity pool-chaise lounges with stitched pillows my mother would never […]

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What’s in a Beach House Name?

Long ago under a moonlit sky, the uber-famous Juliet once pondered, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” The star-crossed lover was merely professing that she would love a rose (namely, Romeo Montague) if he had any other name (Juliet’s family, the Capulets, loathed the […]

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Five Secrets to Setting the Perfect Seaside Table

It doesn’t happen often. You can breathe because stress is a thing of the past. It’s the one time of year when family and friends come together to relax and (gasp) sit down to dinner together. Suddenly you are reminiscing about a time when the young you had an official job: setting the table, clearing the table, […]

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Nautical Decor-Not Just For the Beach House

If you are lucky enough to live at the beach, you will know what I mean.  Whether you reside ocean side or have to hoof it across a street or two to hit the warm sands, you wouldn’t give it up for the world. Lately, an abundance of nautical decor has hit the market.  If […]

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Custom Touches for Your Outer Banks Wedding

I know what you’re thinking.  So. Much. To. Do. So. Little. Time. Relax and let OBX Monogram Shop help you personalize your dream wedding.  Choose etched anchor stemless wine glasses for the head table or a custom wedding monogram pillow to accent your new home.   We will create whatever you desire.  Our custom monograms and personalized items will […]

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Outer Banks Writing Contest

The Outer Banks is home to beach lovers of all ages.  First Flight High School students account for 823 of them. So students, here is your chance to express yourself!  We want to hear why the OBX will always hold a special place in your heart. 500 word minimum, double-spaced Times New Roman. Submit to […]

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Tips for Ordering Your Appliqued Monogram Pillow

Didn’t get everything you wanted for Christmas?  There may be a reason you didn’t receive this one.  It’s difficult to design a custom monogrammed pillow for someone.  If it’s appliqued, it can be really challenging.  Throw in a choice of preppy Lilly Pulitzer prints-and forget it.  You may as well order it for yourself. I […]

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OBX Anchor Monogram Wine Glasses Have Arrived

RECIPE FOR FUN: A fire pit (substitute with beach bonfire or backyard tiki torches); Old and new friends (no substitutes); Your favorite wine (Meiomi Pinot Noir preferred here); Add a dash of stars.       Whether you are remembering your Outer Banks vacation from afar or you are a local pulling out the hats […]

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