Monday, February 23, 2015

Seersucker, States and Spring!

As monogram fanatics at Carolina Clover we are very fond of anything personalized and of one more thing in particular… warm weather!! We are so tired of this cold and the snow.  It’s only getting worse now as we are getting all kinds of adorable new spring items in stock. We are sharing some of our favorite springtime pieces on the blog today!

You will love the spring and summer feel of this state pendant and it will coordinate beautifully with your Lilly Pulitzer apparel. Show your preppy state pride by wearing this acrylic state charm with either a sterling silver or gold plated chain.

Nothing screams spring quite like seersucker! And nothing screams preppy like monogrammed seersucker!! This preppy seersucker infinity scarf is the perfect weight for warmer weather and will dress up the simplest of outfits. Get a pink or blue scarf monogrammed in any color you can think of!

Turn any sporty outfit instantly fun and flirty with our monogrammed sun visors. The best news is that at such a great price, you could order multiple different colors to coordinate your warm weather outfits! There is a great discount price on bulk orders so you could get coordinating visors for the whole team. Wear it to the lake, the beach, around campus, or to the big game!

Be your own interior decorator and personalize any room in your home with our new indoor and outdoor pillows! We have a wide variety of styles from classy Kate Spade inspired gold dot patterns to preppy anchor patterns for your beach house. Include a monogram, initials, or a name to complete the personalization. Treat yourself to new pillows or give them as a great housewarming gift!

“It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

~ Mark Twain

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What is a European Style Charm?

With so many charms on the market, it is hard to understand the terms associated with the styles of charms! European Style charms are the "add a bead" charm collection variety and are made by such popular brand names as Pandora, Trollbeads, Camilla and other less known brands found in department stores and flea markets, regardless of the brand the "Style" is the same as shown below.
Notice the the charm style is like a bead and slips onto the charm bracelet above. Most European style charms measure 4mm in inside diameter to allow for an industry standard.  This varies of course and can measure from 3mm to 4mm.  Check with your European style charm brand to find out the mm of the beads you have or are thinking of collecting.

 Styles have changed over the years and the most popular add a bead varieties are where the bead represents or depicts something special.  The actual bead hosts a beautiful design in itself of a birthstone or a symbol, etc.

Carolina Clover offers an Engraved European Style Collectible charm that features her monogram, initials or name up to 5 characters.  Our adapter for our European style charm is a bail and dangle variety as shown below.

The adapter bail measures 4mm and fits most popular European Charm Collections. The charm is a dainty 5/8 inch, about the size of a dime and the entire charm is made in quality sterling silver. Buy this custom engraved charm on our web site at

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Maggie Reviews Our Braided Silver Monogram Ring

Hi Carolina Clover fans!  This is Maggie Frost, blogger behind Moda & the Mar, a fashion & personal style guide.  As a true Southern girl, I know the importance of a well-placed monogram.  They are a classic way to put a personal stamp on anything and everything.  And nothing is more classic than a monogrammed ring.  

I received my first one for a dance recital present in elementary school and have been updating my collection ever since.  The Carolina Clover braided oval ring is now at the top of that list!  I love the petite oval shape and the black engraving really makes the monogram pop against the sterling silver.  This ring is both timeless and modern.  I know this classic piece will be a staple in my jewelry collection for years to come!

Make sure to keep up with all of the latest monogrammed trends from Carolina Clover!


Maggie Frost
Personal Style Blogger

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Living the Dream! Guest Post by Real College Student of Atlanta

I'm so excited that all three of the Inspirational Pearl Bracelets are now available for purchase! The collection includes a Live Your Dreams edition, aBelieve edition, and a Take a Chance edition. All three of these statements mean so much to me and have motivated me to succeed in life. It's been an incredible experience to team up with Carolina Clover to design these bracelets based on my readers' feedback. 

The Live Your Dreams bracelet was the first bracelet released in this collection and it represents one of my dreams (designing jewelry for a company I love) coming true! Instead of just having dreams and hoping they come true, it's great to do what it takes to make those dreams a reality and actually live your dreams! Read more about this bracelet here.

The Believe bracelet is my daily reminder to have more faith in uncertain situations. The bracelet also reminds me to believe in myself and my dreams, even when other don't. In my personal life and professional life, I have had to remind myself to believe in my goals, my morals, and my ideas in order to achieve. Read more about this bracelet here.

And finally, the Take a Chance bracelet is a physical reminder to be adventurous, daring and brave! I can be shy and laid back sometimes, so I appreciate this bracelet and this statement reminding me that life is too short not to take chances sometimes. When you think about all of the successful people in the world, it's important to remember that they gained their success by first taking a chance! Read more about this bracelet here.

I love seeing friends, family, and other Carolina Clover customers wearing the bracelet and sharing how much the bracelets mean to them! I wear my bracelets every single day because they go with literally any outfit! The pearls are such a classy feature and the inspirational text is a conversation-starter. I hope others enjoy these bracelets as much as I do and are inspired to live their dreams, believe, and take a chance!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Boutique Sale!

Carolina Clover at the Cotton Company is having a huge clean out sale!  Now is the time to get great deals on boutique apparel!  Our adorable lace shorts, maxi skirts and dresses as well as our summer jeggings are on a deep discount of 40% off our already amazing boutique prices! Our adorable chevron rain boots have also been marked down 50% off. Don't wait, go get your size!

Sale ends August 17th, because on the 18th you simply won't believe your eyes with all the new merchandise we have arriving for fall and some amazing new deals on Monograms are coming too! Don't we all love a monogram deal?  Can't wait!

Carolina Clover
Jewelry and Gifts with Southern Charm
The Cotton Company
306 S. White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Hours of Operation are

Art After Hours! Open Late!
Friday, August 8th open until 9pm

Email us at
Call us at 919-917-5330

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Monograms in Wake Forest!

Looking for a monogram gift or jewelry in Wake Forest? Look no further than Carolina Clover located in The Cotton Company in historic downtown Wake Forest!  If you need it monogrammed, it is at Carolina Clover with quick turn around and delivery.

Shop Online Pick Up In Store!
You can shop 24 hours a day from the comfort of your PJs. Shop for monogram gifts, create monogram jewelry and select ship to store for free shipping service!  We'll call you when your shipment arrives for pick up. Most monogram jewelry and gifts are available for pick up at the store in 2-3 days.  Please see production times listed on the web site for longer production times.
Order your monogram totes online and pick up at The Cotton Company for FREE!

Drop off Monogram Service!
Do you need a bag or a scarf embroidered?  Drop off your embroidery item at Carolina Clover at The Cotton Company, select your font and thread and we'll monogram your items and have them back to you quickly! We use a small batch COMMERCIAL and professional embroiderer and you will be thrilled with the quality. Our prices are very competitive!

Carolina Clover uses a Commercial Embroiderer for our Monograms

In Store Monogram Displays!
Do you need to touch and feel an item you have found on the web site? Stop in to the store and we'll assist you with your order. We also have many monogram gift catalogs available for you to explore your options, free shipping to the store is also available. Carolina Clover also offers exclusive monogram jewelry and gift designers such as Jane Basch and Initial Reaction. Set up a time for us to chat with you about the various designers to find the right piece for you. We can also ship your gift to anywhere in the country for a reasonable basic shipping fee.
Carolina Clover has displays of the top monogram jewelry designers like Jane Basch and Initial Reaction.

Boutique Shopping you will LOVE!
Carolina Clover also offers boutique apparel at crazy fun prices. Pick up an new trend top or dress for under $50. YES! ALL our boutique clothing is priced under $50 to make it super affordable and super fun.  Find matching ladies accessories, clutches and totes that will thrill you. We receive new styles weekly, so visit often for the best selection to see what is sassy, southern and on trend!
New Boutique Apparel at Carolina Clover

Lilly Pulitzer Gifts in Wake Forest!
Can you believe it, Lilly HAS ARRIVED!  Our fully stocked Lilly Pulitzer gift display will knock your socks off.  Always stuffed with new Lilly arrivals you can count on finding an adorable piece with no mark up on our prices. You find Lilly Pulitzer cooler totes, tumblers, tech cases as well as fun entertaining pieces like wine glasses, trays and beverage totes.

Every year in July the Lilly Pulitzer Agendas Arrive at Carolina Clover!

Carolina Clover is located inside The Cotton Company and has been a proud part of this historic establishment since 2010. We are very grateful to the Wake Forest Community for making our store a success and for voting The Cotton Company the Best Gift Shop in Wake Forest in 2013.  Let us know how we can assist you with your monogram jewelry and gifts! Email, Call Carolina Clover at 919.917.5330 or stop by the store to chat with us!

Carolina Clover at The Cotton Company
306 S. White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Monday, July 7, 2014

New Designs in Monogram Backpacks

Carolina Clover is thrilled with our new designs in monogram backpacks for this school year!  Our adorable matching backpack sets include a monogram backpack, pencil pouch, insulated lunch tote and a drawstring sport backpack all personalized!  Buy the whole backpack set or pick and choose your pieces.  First we have our navy blue trend pattern, a new design for this year.

This girls will love this monogram backpack in pink!

Then we have our brand new trellis pattern available in pink and black, with of course matching school accessories not shown but click on the picture to view at

Back again this year with an update is our Camo Backpack with matching accessories available. You can have a monogram backpack a matching lunch tote and a matching drawstring sport bag available in our camo pattern.

We also have a solid navy color monogram backpack with matching accessories. Shown here is the navy drawstring sport bag that is great for gym or after school activities. This bag is monogrammed with initials all one size which is acceptable personalization for a boy or a girl.

For our little tikes going off to preschool or kindergarten for the first time we have our preschool personalized backpacks in adorable patterns.  Our matching lunch totes and pencil pouches would be a great addition to this preschool size backpack.

We hope you'll choose for your monogram backpack this year and add on the matching accessories.  As a bonus, we have free shipping in July. For best selection and for free shipping place your backpack order early in July. Our backpack sets sell out every year!