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Personalize your space with these great monogrammed pieces

Kiran Dodeja Smith
Kiran Dodeja Smith is a freelance writer and a mom of four young children. Fab Finds appears every other week.
    - Photo courtesy of Casual Elegance
    You’ll want these wall decorations for yourself and your friends.
    John Granen - Rosanna, Inc.
    Petite Plates are pretty places to put delicate objects.
    - Photo courtesy of Sew Sweet Embroidery
    These Halloween Buckets from Sew Sweet Embroidery are cute -- and can fit lots of candy.

A keeper

Need a perfect place to hold a delicate pair of earrings, small fragrant soaps, stamps or tiny trinkets? All can sit snugly upon these debossed plates, the perfect place for little odds and ends. Petite Plate sets come with one round (3 3/4 inch) and one square (4 inch) plate, each with a monogrammed letter. A perfect present, each set is packaged in a charming box and offered at a pleasing price: $16.

Cottage Chic, 1232 East Blvd. 704-375-1888.

Buckets o’ fun

From the moment I spotted these, my kids had to have one: Halloween buckets from Sew Sweet Embroidery. They come with lovely stitching, seasonal schemes and monograms. And these buckets can fit boatloads of candy. They measure 10 3/4-by-9 1/2 inches and come in either a chevron or bucket print. $24 includes monogramming.

Sew Sweet Embroidery, 704-996-0609.

Circle this

Pretty up your place with a little personalization. You’ll not only want to get these monogrammed wall hangings for yourself, but they also make great gifts. Colors include black, cream, red, green, aqua and pink; measures 23-by-25 inches. $48.99.

Casual Elegance, 9852 Rea Road. 704-544-5670.

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