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

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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!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

No Shipping Charges in July!

Can you believe it? It is July again and time for our 2nd Annual Free Shipping in July offer for all our loyal customers.  This is the one time of the year where there's no exception to the Free Shipping on ALL monogram jewelry and gift orders at

There is no code needed, just add your coveted purchases to your cart and select the FREE shipping in July offer when you get to the shipping tab.  This shipping offer is defined as any order, any size ships for free basic shipping. Our basic shipping takes up to 2 days for East Coast and approximately up to 7 days for Western and West Coast. Our customers still have the option of upgrading to 2nd day air delivery and rush services for their usual service fees.

Need bridesmaid or wedding party gifts for a summer or fall wedding? Order now during the free shipping in July and get your quantity discounts too! Getting ready for summer vacation? Come shop our monogrammed beach bags and floppy sun hats for your beach vacation and if your kids are headed back to school like so many of our year around folks are, come get your personalized backpack sets for FREE SHIPPING!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Share For Discounts!

Now you can get store credit rewards for talking to your friends about Carolina Clover's monogram jewelry and gifts! Ladies, who doesn’t love that?! This blog post is for our bloggers, social networkers, and customers who want to become a part of our loyalty royalty program and earn credits you can use toward FREE STUFF just by sharing us with your readers or social network friends!

This program is how we reward you all for referring your friends and followers to us. You will receive a $5 merchandise credit for each referral that purchases something from us! This accumulates! You can also hook your followers by telling them that they get 10% off their first purchase with us by entering our site through your loyalty link.

Get started by making an account with us so you can track your points! We also have a step-by-step guide on how to get your own unique sharing link to post on your blog/site, Facebook or Twitter! Our loyalty royalty page on our website features all of the things you need to know and a few ground rules! Get started today and let us know your interest in the program!

This program has great potential to bring in more traffic to your blog/site, increase awareness of the themes and lifestyle that you are promoting in your work, and engage your readers (everyone’s ears perk up a little bit when they hear 10% off)! This is also a great way to network with other people who have similar interest (or products).  Bloggers you make more in credits for referrals to us than advertising income on your blog, now what is NOT to like about that!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Monogramming a Double Last Name

Hello! My name is Annaliese, but I blog under my initials as Miss ALK. I’m originally from Maine, but currently attending college in the beautiful city of Charlotte, NC. I run a fashion and lifestyle blog called Southern Belle in Training. I was so honored when I was asked to be a guest poster for the Carolina Clover blog, as a I am a huge fan of their company and products! (You can read a product review post that I did for Carolina Clover on my own blog here.)
     Since Carolina Clover is primarily a monogram shop, I wanted to write about something related to monograms. The first thing that came to my mind is how I was unsure of how to make my own monogram for quite some time because I have a double last name. Traditional monograms often look like this: aBc, with a being the first name, B being the last name, and c being the middle name. Since I have a double last name, I don't have a middle name. Both of my last names are of equal importance to me, so I never knew which one to place in the the middle! I thought that since I had been given a double last name (something that was out of my control), monogramming was out for me. Well, I'm pleased to report how that couldn't be further from the truth! I have discovered that there are lots of ways to monogram with a double last name, perhaps even more then with one last name. Here are some of the ways that I've chosen to express my initials in style:

1.                Classic order (aka blogging name): As I stated above, I have a double last name but no middle name, so I still have three initials. My first initial is A, and my last two initials are L-K, so my initials read as ALK. You can choose to monogram things in a traditional initial order with all letters capitalized (instead of the aBc format) and still have it look great! Here's a tumbler cup that I have that has my initials on it in an all capital format. I love this cup and use it all the time!

     I also having been putting a "Miss" in front of my initials for awhile, and that's how I got my blogging name! I love my blogging name so much that I put it on the license plate of my car. :-) Here's a throwback picture of the day that I got my car's license plates back during my senior year of high school! 

     2. Single letter: You can also monogram lots of things using just your first initial! Jewelry is an especially popular way to do this. Here's a picture of one of my favorite letter "A" necklaces. I( love how it's written in a fancy script that almost makes it look like it's a full monogram from further away!)

     Carolina Clover sells lots of single initial jewelry options similar to the one that I'm wearing above, so you'll definitely want to check out what they have to offer! 
     And jewelry certainly isn't the only option out there for monogramming with one letter! The options truly are endless. Some other things that I've had with letter A include key chains, cosmetic bags, wall decorations, stationery, school supplies and many more items. The phrase "If it isn't moving, monogram it!" especially applies to single letter monogramming since it's so easy! 

     3. Trying the traditional monogram: The last option is using your double last name in the traditional aBc format. This means that you have to pick one of your last names to be the center letter. When I make my initials go into this format I use the K as the capitalized letter, so ALK becomes aKl. But since L is also my last name I could also do aLk, that's the beauty of a double last name I guess! ;-) I do have one monogram necklace in the traditional format, pictured below:

     So there you have it! Monogramming with a double last name is not only possible, but is actually full of options! Carolina Clover has such an excellent selection of monogram gifts no matter what your last name is, so I would highly encourage you to visit them for all of your monogramming needs. 

     Thank-you so much to Kellie at Carolina Clover for letting me guest post today! It was a pleasure to write, and I hope that y'all will come visit me over at my personal blog, Southern Belle in Training! You can also find me on Instagram: @miss_alk

     xoxo Miss ALK (or Miss aKl ;-) ) 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Best Personalized Gifts for Dad

This is the time of year that we get to spoil our dads for everything they do for us! We can't imagine life without these special guys so celebrate the dads around you with these great gifts! 

 We love these personalized engraved cuff links for the dapper dad that you are celebrating!

Is your dad a BBQ grill master? We think that he needs BBQ Grill Apron!

This is the perfect gift for the dad that never misses a game, order a personalized stadium seat!

Does dad need to get organized on his dresser? Order him this handsome monogrammed men's watch box made of leather and etched glass.

See our entire category of our best personalized gifts for dad at

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

3, 2, 1 Initial Necklaces!

Occasionally we have customers that do not have the traditional 3 initial monogram for our monogram necklaces.  Carolina Clover has solutions to this issue as well as access to reputable designers that are eager to create your custom initial necklace.  You'll always find the 3 initial monogram necklace, worn by celebrities and coveted by all...

We also have designs for the 2 initial monogram necklace. This particular design comes to us from Jane Basch jewelers and is created in a combo metal of sterling silver chain and 14k gold or rose gold 2 initial pendant.

This gorgeous 2 initial monogram necklace design is available in your choice of sterling silver, 22k gold plated over sterling silver or solid 14k gold and also created by Jane Basch.

For the Acrylic Monogram necklace, we've just added a 2 initial acrylic monogram necklace in your choice of acrylic color.

For the single initial necklace designs, the materials, colors and styles are extensive.  Here is the very popular single initial necklace in a variety of finishes...

This certainly isn't the end of our 3, 2, 1 initial designs! There are so much more at!  If you are looking for something specific, let us know! We would be happy to assist you!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Time for Beach Essentials

Or if you're like me, the beach IS the thing that is ESSENTIAL!  We love being close enough to hop in the car and take off for the Coastal Carolinas and we hope you have a beach destination in your near future!  Carolina Clover has your beach essentials, were talking the stuff you need to get down and dirty in the sand. Here are a few items on our web site that we drag to the beach at every opportunity we get!  New this year are.. .

As if the chevron wasn't adorable enough, add the anchor and seahorse prints and let's giddy up to the beach! You'll love this roomy tote with a zippered side pocket and inside pocket for your smartphone and keys. It will fit all your lotions and potions, the only question is does it match your suit?

A return from last year the monogrammed floppy sun hat is a MUST HAVE!

Also new this year and so affordable you could get one in EVERY color, the monogram embroidered sun visor shown here in mint. We love mint.

A personalized beach towel is a must have. I mean if we are going to be territorial, let's get our name on our towel shall we!  New this year is our personalized anchor beach towel designed by Lipstick Shades. You could add either a name or monogram too!

 Our preppy swim cover ups are adorbs. So which one is your favorite?

We love the beach so much and are constantly stocking our gear for the trip to the beach, that we've dedicated a whole shopping category of Beach Vacation, so check out the other items we have for your trip to  the beach and may the sun be shining and the water warm!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

New Arrivals for Easter!

Easter is Sunday, April 20, 2014 this year and it can't get here FAST ENOUGH. I know Easter will bring the promise of warmer weather in the south and we have some ADORABLE Easter finds for ya'll. First up, a return of last year Easter Hats for the little girls! Coordinate one of our little hats with your doll's Easter dress!

This little princess is wearing one of our monogram Easter hats for girls and carrying the new Personalized Easter Basket.

Here is the new Easter Baskets for this year, available in cute colors and patterns.

Is she not an Easter doll baby or WHAT!?!?! Carolina Clover now has handmade boutique children's clothing! We have adorable monogram dresses for girls and handsome overalls for boys.

The mini market is back as a personalized Easter Basket in adorable spring colors and patterns.

For momma, we have a gorgeous spring clutch purse with her monogram to match her Easter dress.

Coordinate our clutches with our monogram floppy hats perfect for Easter or any spring outing or horse race! Did someone say Derby or Cup? All these adorable items are available at Order early for best selection and timely delivery!