House plaque – naming your sign

Classic house plaque names

Over the last 20 years we have sold a lot of different house plaques through our website www.villagegreensigns.co.uk, and also at various garden shows and flower exhibitions around the country. There have been many weird and wonderful house names amongst them, as well as the old classics like Primrose Cottage, Rose Cottage, Wisteria House, Lavender Cottage…. the list goes on, with all of these classic names we have many raised designs in our range, to complement the name on your house plaque.

Lavender Cottage sign

Lavender cottage house plaque

Wisteria house

Raised painted wisteria design – wisteria house

Lovely Cottage house plaque

The most recent show that we exhibited at was the Harrogate flower show in April this year. Hundreds of lovely customers made orders at the stand, but one in particular had a wonderful tale to tell about how his cottage had been named.

House plaque display stand

Show display stand at Harrogate flowers show

After helping a couple on our show stand, to decide which shape of sign to have for their house name, I turned to find a little old man, all dressed for the weather in a warm coat & a wooly hat. It does get cold up north at this time of year. He asked me if we had any horse designs, as he had not seen one yet on our display stand. I immediately showed him a couple of different examples that we had on some of the display plaques. We also keep a gallery of examples in our show books which i also displayed to him. These are pictures of other house signs we had produced for previous customers over the years.

When he saw what we could do his eyes lit up and he proceeded to tell me the name of his house, which was “Lovely Cottage”. It was named after the 1945 or 1946 Grand National winning horse. His Father had placed a substantial bet at the time and the horse had won, and on the back of the winnings he was able to purchase his dream cottage. On hearing this story I said I would be able research the horse details, and when we produced the sign we could ask the artist to hand paint the raised horse design in the exact colours of Lovely Cottage, along with the jockey in the racing silks that he would of worn on the winning day.

Lovely Cottage original picture

Original artists painting of 1946 winner

The Finished house plaque

Lovely Cottage house plaque

Lovely Cottage sign displaying the 1946 Grand National winner

The old gentleman was overjoyed with this and proceeded to order his sign. After researching the details it appears that it was indeed the Grand National winner of 1946, which was the first true Aintree Grand National in 6 years, due to the war and also the last to take place on a Friday, the traditional race day since 1876. Lovely Cottage won the race as a 25/1 shot ridden by jockey Captain Robert Petre.

How our house signs are produced

As this was such an enchanting tale we have taken pictures of the production process, from the initial setting out of the sign to the finished hand painted plaque, where it is clear to be seen the attention to detail that our artist Janet, has taken with this lovely sign for a Lovely cottage.

Setting out the house plaque

Initial layout of the sign using raised letters and Race Horse design on the master plate

Mould for lovely Cottage House sign

The mould produced for the lovely cottage sign to be created from.

 

casting house plaque moulds

Moulds being cast with polyurethane resin

 

Plain signs reduced

Up to 20% Off our Plain resin sign range

Limited time house plaques sale

Up to 20% off plain resin house plaques

For the end of February we are offering up to 20% off the normal price of our plain resin sign range. There is a large selection of shapes and sizes to choose from in our range, and the letters & numbers can be finished in your preferred colour.
Order on line by 28th February 2017

Directional name signs

24 x 3¼” rectangle name signs

 

 

Weather you need a new rectangular house name sign, for the top bar of a gate, or at the end of a driveway, or just a house number with a white rim to stand out from the rest of the house. We are sure you will find the perfect answer on our website, and all at reduced prices until the end of the month.

white 1

 

These examples show different background colours that are available for your your bespoke sign. Any of the sizes can be produced exactly how you require them, and we will be happy to discuss any layout options with you.

Arch door number

Arch door number

 

 

For a simple number this arch style example, which is cast as one piece in a tough durable resin, is an ideal door number, and currently only £20 (was £25.00).

 

View our bespoke house signs

January Sale – Up to 20% Off

House signs reduced in January sale – Up to 20% Off
Order on line by 31st January

Limited time house plaques sale

Up to 20% off resin house plaques

After the fantastic Christmas festivities we are all left a little short in the pocket, and would prefer to hold on to our hard earned cash. At Village Green Signs we understand this, and that is why we are offering our up to 20% off January sale on personalised house signs, from our unique resin range of plaques.

Up to 20% Off resin house signs

Wisteria design with silver letters

Wisteria house name plaque

Obviously this type of saving can only be offered for a short period of time, so in order to take advantage of our January sale, make sure to order your personalised door sign, on line by Tuesday 31st January.

Select from our range of over 500 raised designs, to create the perfect house sign for your home.

 

Door number signs and Nameplates

House name signs

A selection of plain house signs without artwork

If it a simple door number or name plaque you require, a wide range of shapes can be seen on our Plain numbers and house signs page, all available in various sizes to suit your individual requirements.

Our raised edge 8″ x 5½” oval sign with 3″ numbers is one of our best sellers, and is also reduced by 20% off the normal price.

A variety of shapes and sizes can be used to suit the name, or number you wish to display on your address plaque. Larger or smaller lettering can be used determined on the size of sign which is selected.

Aspects to consider when selecting your house sign

Every house sign produced is unique in its own way, so there will be a few factors to consider when deciding which house plaque to choose.

  • How far will the sign need to be seen from – If possible stand back from where your sign will be sighted, to see the size of sign, and lettering you will require to be read easily from that distance.
  • What shape of plaque –  Oval, round, arch or rectangle?
  • Do you want a hand painted design on the plaque, or just the house number/name?
  • What lettering colour – Classic gold, or white letters to stand out. Maybe silver letters to match the door furniture?
  • If you want to display a long house name, a larger sign will be required, or maybe a sign that will enable 3 lines of text?

What ever your house sign needs are, we are here to offer our professional assistance, and with over 25 years of experience, producing bespoke house signs, and door numbers. We are sure that we can help you create the perfect house sign solution for your home in our January Sale.

Free UK Delivery – House Signs

Free UK Delivery for house signs ordered over the Christmas Holidays

With all of our Christmas orders now despatched we have decided to offer Free UK delivery on any of our resin house sign range, which is ordered online over the Christmas Holidays.

free_uk_deliveryResin house signs

Please allow additional delivery time when ordering over Christmas as we will start your orders on our return in January.

Wishing all of customers a Very Merry Christmas & Wonderful New Year.

From all of us at Village Green Signs

Order signs in time for Christmas

2016 deadline dates for Christmas delivery

As the festive season approaches we are trying to gauge the demand for our personalised house plaques & give a sufficient lead time to enable delivery before Christmas.

Tree & Decs 640x360

We currently have a good flow of orders coming through at the moment which we are able to keep on top of, however unlike many products each of our signs are hand crafted to bespoke requirements which takes much longer to produce. Normally on the run up to Christmas we are over run with sign orders, so please keep an eye on our Christmas house sign ordering dates, so that you are not disappointed when planning your gift of a house plaque from our stunning range.

Robin house sign

Christmas Robin

Make someone’s new house special this Christmas with a personalised house plaque from our extensive range, whether it is a large plain name sign so that the house can be identified by fast travelling passing traffic, or a more bespoke hand painted design that can be appreciated by guests visiting a special friendly home.

Post box house sign

Christmas 2016 delivery deadline dates for house signs

House signs with artwork – Wednesday 30th November

Plain house signs – 2nd December

*Please note that these dates could change due to volume of orders.budget door number

For an affordable stocking filler see our budget door number range.

 

Hertfordshire County Show

House sign Offers at The Hertfordshire County Show 28th & 29th May

This bank holiday weekend we’ll be exhibiting our extensive range of house signs and door numbers at our local Hertfordshire County Show.

house plaques display stand

House plaques made to order

As well as having a great day out you will be able to take advantage of the reduced show prices we always offer to visitors on the day.

House sign display stand

Our display stand at the Harrogate flower show

The address for the show: Hertfordshire County Show, The Showground, Dunstable Road, Redbourn, Hertfordshire AL3 7PT

Come along for a great day out at the show and you can visit us on 5th Avenue – stand No.MS03. We will be able to show you how are house signs are created and individually hand made & painted to order using the large range of examples that we will have on display. We work from our customers instructions to create the perfect house plaque for you to proudly display at the front of your house to welcome friends & visitors to your home.

Bluebells house plaque

Rectangle Name plates

Section of plain rectangle signs.

At the show you will be able to see the signs displayed with their traditional black backgrounds and either gold, white or silver lettering. If you prefer a different colour sign you will be able to ask a member of our staff who will be more than happy to assist with a quote and advise on the best size and layout for your address sign.We have over 600 different designs to choose from, with lots of birds, farm animals, floral motifs, horses, dogs, cats to name but a few. Alternatively if you would like something totally unique we will happily advise you If you can supply the artwork we will produce the sign.

We look forward to seeing you all at the show.

The Village Green Signs Team.

Harrogate Spring Flower Show

Village Green Signs are exhibiting at the Harrogate Flower Show

Countdown has begun to our first big Flower Show of the year taking place on the 21st – 24th April at the Great Yorkshire Showground http://www.flowershow.org.uk/ . Tickets are still available to purchase on line for a great day out for the whole family.

white 1

Selection of plain signs with different colour backgrounds.

Floral signs special

This year we have been very busy preparing new display boards as our range of hand painted house signs keeps growing, with more and more designs to choose from our customers will be spoilt for choice ! We have organised each new display board into categories which shows off our full range of motifs. We have animals, birds, cats and dogs, horses, flowers, trees and miscellaneous designs to choose from to name but a few. We have also produced some new house number and lettering signs without any artwork, with different colour backgrounds and lettering to give our customers an idea of something a bit more contemporary.

Flower and Bird sign boards

Display signs ready for the harrogate spring flower show

 

Launch of new floral budget house sign at the spring flower show

We are excited to introduce a variety of different budget floral house signs at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show this year just in time for Spring! Our artist has been very busy painting lots of new house signs to show on our display boards, or don’t forget as all of house plaques are hand made we can paint them in the colourings of your choice. We start the floral budget range with a 4″ round which can be painted with either primroses or small flowers in the colours of your choice. An ideal gift or addition to any home.

Budget door number range

Budget floral door numbers only £25.00 ordered at the spring flower show

We very much look forward to seeing all of our loyal customers at this years Harrogate Spring Flower Show, and also meeting some new ones. Whether we need an umbrella or a pair of sunglasses, we are sure this Yorkshire Show will be a tremendous success come rain or shine !

House name signs

A selection of plain house signs without artwork

 

 

Summer Show Dates

Release of New Show Dates

Hand painted house sign display

Previous Display stand at Stratford Show

Hertfordshire County Show – 28th & 29th May 2016

We would like to confirm we will be attending our Local Hertfordshire County Show again this year. It’s a perfect way to spend your Bank Holiday Weekend with fun for all the family. Bring on the Sunshine !

We look forward to seeing our loyal customers and offering some great deals on our hand painted House Signs.

 

The Garden Show at Stansted Park – 10th, 11th & 12th June 2016

We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at The Garden Show in Hampshire this year for the first time. It’s always exciting venturing to new areas and this show has been highly recommended to us as a very popular Summer event.

Stansted flower show

Customers browsing through flower stands

The Show is to be held within the stunning grounds of Stansted House which is surrounded by 1750 acres of glorious park and Woodlands.It’s sure to be the perfect event to find all you need for your home and garden, with over 300 stands to browse at your leisure.

We’ll have a range of hand painted house signs, door no’s and slate signs on display. With a choice of over 500 different designs to choose from, I’m sure they’ll be something for everyone. Keep an eye on our show dates for something in your area.

We’re adding to our range all the time so watch this space for a new product launch!

Our next show is The Harrogate Spring Flower Show – 21st to 24th April. This is a favourite of ours and we are happy to be visiting the Great Yorkshire Showground again this year. Our stand can be seen in the background on the video below, when the marching bagpipers opened the show last year.

Further show dates will be added later in the year.

We look forward to meeting you on our stand at this years summer garden  shows.

Early Easter Treat

Easter Treat – 10% Off Selected House Signs

For a limited time we are offering a 10% saving on selected resin house signs. Why not treat yourself to a hand painted house plaque this Easter, with lots of delightful designs to choose from to brighten up your home.

Humpty Dumpty Raised 12 x 8

Humpty Dumpty Raised motif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have beautiful hand painted flower designs, ranging from the traditional English rose to the exotic orchid, the country garden daisy or bright yellow buttercups, the choice is yours. We guarantee if we haven’t got a raised motif of your favourite flower our artist will be more than happy to flat paint your design onto a house sign so your plaque will be truly unique.

Garden Rose 14x10

Raised Garden rose design shown on a cast resin sign.

We also have lots of Animal motifs to choose from ranging from Alpacas to Zebras! If this is a bit too daring we also have lots of badger,squirrel,hedgehog and fox motifs which are very popular and painted beautifully.

Fox and Cub shown on a 14" x 10" Oval sign

Fox and Cub shown on a 14″ x 10″ Oval sign

Easter Treat for pet lovers

Another option is to send us a photo of your beloved pet, who we all agree are part of the family, we can paint cats,dogs,rabbits,horses to name but a few. This is sure to bring a smile when you arrive home or receive visitors and your sign is displayed proudly in place by your front door.

Dogs - Flat painted from a photo

Add your own pets

Angler W9 8x 5½ e.mail

Angler sign – fishing in a river.

If you live in the Country why not choose one of our Tree motifs? We can even ask our artist to add a stream or fields and wild flowers into the background scenery.

 

Finally for all of the Seafarers out there we have a magnificent Galleon motif or a simple fishing boat and lots of fish motifs ranging from Koi Carp to trout. We also have a full range of mallards,swans,frogs on lily pads plus many more.

There’s simply a name plate for everyone so please take advantage of our 10% Early Easter Treat Offer and receive a great discount on a unique house sign designed by you made by us .

This 10% discount promotional offer is valid until Tuesday 15th March .

10% discount off selected house signs for a limited time only

10% discount off selected house signs for a limited time only