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Hand Painted Signs from the Past

Hand Painted Pieces from the Past

Deli & Desserts hand painted sign, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.comI have been hand painting signs and selling them since 1998.
I have a ton and I do mean a TON of photographs archived of my hand painted signs. 
Since I am laid up for a few days (nasty flu bug) I thought it a good time to rename, organize and back up those photos. 
I figured you all may wish to see some of my work from through the years.  I also have painted some pieces of furniture, like the chair above (that is unfinished in the photo) and this child’s rocker below.
childs rocker hand painted with roses, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.comeI especially love painting flowers (if you had not guessed that yet) but I have also been asked to paint other motifs.  Some especially bright and colorful….
these two were for a soup kitchen in the Virgin Islands..
Victoria's Kitchen sign, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.comThe soup kitchen was named for a local nun who worked for years among the needy there.  They requested a rainbow of colors and I think we accomplished that!
The customer asked that one sign have the angel wearing a pink dress and one with a blue, the sign below was not quite finished when I photographed it and for some reason I cannot find any of it finished.
I think I had taken the photograph to send to the customer to see if he wanted a border or not. 
Victoria's Kitchen blue sign, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.comI get a lot of orders for garden signs, so I suppose you could say I specialize in them.  Many requests have a story behind them.
George's Garden custom sign, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.comUsually the customer lets me in on the joke but I can’t remember or I would share the stories with you too.
Patio of Indecision sign, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.comThis sign below had me wanting to come tour their garden, how fun to have tortoises
Tortoise Garden sign, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com

This next is one of my favorites and I still need to make it to hang above the door of my greenhouse.
Potting Shed with rose buds.  Potting Shed sign with rosebuds, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.comFor those of you trying to learn to paint and are following my series, I can only say that it won’t take long or much practice to be able to paint like this.  The more you paint the more you will love it.  Some even claim that taking up painting helped them combat depression.  Medicine for the soul. 
I hoped you enjoy my little blast from the past…I will certainly be sharing more in the future. 
If you are interested in any currently available signs just click here to go to the Shop.
Happy Painting! 
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Betsy

Monday 2nd of March 2015

It's always fun to take a look back at all the projects we've created over the years. Love your beautiful signs, especially all the hand painted flowers. Feel better soon!

Pamela

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015

Sometimes I forget what I have done and as you say it is nice to look back. Thank you, I love painting the signs too and painting flowers is my favorite along with growing them.

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Sunday 1st of March 2015

[…] I posted on How to Grow Fabulous Foxgloves.  A favorite in my cottage garden! I shared some hand painted pieces from the past.. And another gardening post, (since we are heading into garden season I will be sharing more about […]

Peggy

Friday 20th of February 2015

Get well! Love the little rose buds on the potting shed sign!

Pamela

Saturday 21st of February 2015

I know, isn't it the sweetest! While being laid up I have been watching British gardening shows on YouTube. What a great way to relax but then it also makes me want to hurry up and get out to work on mine.

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