Saturday, May 30, 2015

Support Your Local Artisans - Rustic Sign Designs

Dova loves her sign

Recently, Dova has been wanting to spend my money decorate her room and asked for some wall art with inspirational words on it. We looked in some stores like Pier 1 Imports and Christmas Tree Shops and Target. She was immediately drawn to this quote we found at Target, "Happiness is not a destination, it is a way of life. Enjoy the journey."

Target wall art

Now this sign was cheap printed canvas about 2' tall.  I immediately said No, because I always say no when she asks to buy something, but mostly because it was kind of ugly: bad font, bad color, and too large. Not to mention pricey at $25. We later looked online for something similar, but the signs inevitably missed the "Enjoy the journey" part and didn't look so great.  Here were some options:

We even found the source of the quote from musician Roy Goodman, although worded differently:

Then at an local Earth Day celebration, we met the lovely Angelina of Rustic Sign Designs (on left).

Rustic Sign Designs

We asked whether she made custom signs and immediately placed an order.  Dova got to pick the colors and approve the design over several iterations.  Now who can beat that?

Dova and her sign

Rustic Sign Designs can be found on Facebook and Etsy.  If you have a dog, you won't be able to resist this sign!

Dog can't hold it's licker
In no way shape or form were we compensated for this post - Rustic Sign Designs is just awesome. Support local artisans!

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