About Us

custom embroidered monogram linen cocktail napkins

Carolina Dandy has been specializing in custom embroidery and monogram gifts since 2013.


What began as a hobby, “to keep me busy,” during my summer off from teaching, quickly turned so much more than I was expecting. When I began monogramming in 2013, I grew to understand that the business was more than just personalizing products for people, there was areal heart behind the business and the loyal customers who kept returning for all their gifting needs. 


It's a desire for a heart of hospitality. We know you want to love your people well and celebrate them through thoughtful gifting.  We know you want to create a warm, inviting home for those who live within the walls and those who frequent your doorstep.  We know you want to create that unforgettable tablescape that boasts meaningful details for those around the table. Just like us, we know you want to feel connected to those you love and cultivate a heart of hospitality. Here at Carolina Dandy,we help you connect with those you love through gifting, entertaining, and creating a welcoming home.


Hey friend, I’m Addison, the founder of Carolina Dandy!


Welcome! I’m so happy you’re here. Really! If you were standing on my doorstep, I’d invite you in for a chat on the back porch in my rocking chairs, pour you a cold drink, and serve up an easy cheese plate for us to snack on.  


My passion for tradition, gifting, and hospitality, comes from my grandmother.  If you can dream up the sweetest, most thoughtful, caring lady, whose desire is to love her people well, that’s my Mawmaw.  From giving more from her garden than she keeps for herself, graciously giving of her time to anyone in need, and putting others before herself, she’s inspired me to be on the journey ofcultivating a true heart for loving others well, whether that’s in the community, in my home, or with guests around the table. 


So, while we do specialize in personalized gifting,it’s so much more. It’s a joy to get to be a part of how you are loving others well and celebrating those around you. Whether you’re commemorating a wedding day, welcoming a new friend to the neighborhood, thanking a hostess for opening her home, or creating an inviting home with keepsake pieces you cherish,we’re here to inspire gracious living and Southern hospitality


Let’s do this together!

 The Story of Carolina Dandy Brand


So, what does gracious living and Southern hospitality look like to us? 
We believe Southern hospitality is welcoming a friend in her Sunday best or on her 5th day of dry shampoo and comfy clothes.  It’s having a home that is always open, where friends are comfortable to come as they are.
We believe Southern hospitality is more than a pretty tablescape, it’s the care and attention of incorporating meaningful details into your table design or meal to honor someone around the table.
We believe Southern hospitality is more than pretty gift wrap, it’s the meaningful, personalized gift tucked inside that was made just for the recipient. We believe personalized gifting is thoughtful, meaningful, and special. It’s the time and attention to detail you’ve spent on their gift that means so much.
We believe Southern hospitality is cooking a meal for new parents, welcoming the next door neighbor to the neighborhood with a thoughtful gift, and thanking a hostess properly for opening up her home.
We believe Southern hospitality is creating a warm and inviting home for the ones who live within the walls, and also those you welcome at your doorstep.  
We believe gracious living and Southern hospitality means connecting with others, loving them well, celebrating them, and being a thoughtful, kind person in this world.

Carolina Dandy is more than personalized gifts. It’s about creating a warm, welcoming home, connecting with others, and loving well with this one life we have to live. 


Carolina Dandy was featured in Southern Weddings Magazine Volume 10