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.

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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

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.

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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.

 

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.

House Plaques – Newbury Show

The Royal Berkshire Show – House sign display – 19th-20th Septmenber

Come along & meet us at The Newbury show, where you will be able to view over 150 display examples of our hand painted house sign range.

The show will be held at The Royal Berkshire Showground on the 19th – 20th September, and as always we will be offering some special offers on signs that are ordered at the show.

House sign display stand

show stand example at TheHarrogate show 2015

When we are at the shows most customers have to feel the signs for themselves to believe that they are not actually the original cast iron house signs, but instead we produce the house plaques in polymer resin which gives a very similar appearance to the traditional house signs with the added advantage of being weatherproof and keeping there colour extremely well in all conditions.

Arch house name sign

New Size – Large Arch 20 x 15½” available with leg stands.

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We also carry over 500 images in our photo albums of different designs that we have produced on our house signs in the past, which we can help you with to design your perfect house plaque or door number, and we will be more than happy to guide you on the best size & shape for your address details to fit on. With over 30 different shape sizes on offer you will have more than enough choice to get the right sign for your personal requirements.

Directional name signs

24 x 3¼” rectangle name signs – New range now available

Resin house signs

 

Home & Garden show

House plaques at reduced show prices

Come along and meet us at the Stratford-upon-Avon home & garden show this weekend 17th -19th July 2015 (Stand No. G51). We will be exhibiting our extensive range of house plaques and house name plaques for you to design your very own bespoke house sign for your home.

As with all shows that we attend we will doing a special show offer of reduced prices on all of our range and also free UK delivery on our resin range.

Look out for our white Gazebo filled with our beautiful house plaques and door numbers. We will be happy to assist you with any questions regarding the best layout for your individual needs, and also the available designs that go well with your house name.

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House plaques made to order

 

The Harrogate Flower Show

The Harrogate Spring Flower Show  23rd-26th April 2015

At last the show season starts again and we can get out to meet our customers, whist displaying our house name signs, around the country. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who is considering buying a house name sign, to come along and view the range first hand, but also have our expertise at hand to help you choose the best fitting size and design for your personal requirements.

house plaques display stand

House plaques made to order

Yorkshire rose design

Yorkshire Rose design

We will be setting up our display stand at the Great Yorkshire showground for The Harrogate Flower show, next Wednesday ready for the opening of the show on Thursday 23rd April. Whilst visiting the show you will be able to view our full range of house signs and door numbers, along with some new sign sizes that we will be launching. This is a wonderful show as it is the first chance to see all of the amazing flowers just coming in to bloom in the various floral marquees, and you will have access to many small companies like ourselves selling a range of gardening and household items, at reduced show prices for visitors.

New House name sign launches

Our new range of name signs allow the edges to painted in the same colour as the text to enable the signs to stand out, and we can also include directional arrows.

Directional name signs

24 x 3¼” rectangle name signs

We will be introducing a couple of new arch shapes allowing larger letters to be used on your house signage or indeed Farm signs. This particular sign will be mounted on posts at the show, which is another addition to the range.

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20″ x 15½” arch style house sign

Arch house name sign

Large Arch 20 x 15½”

We are keeping our fingers crossed for a superb week of weather so that everyone who attends the show will be able to enjoy all of the exhibits, and of course purchase one of our beautiful cast resin house signs.

Easter Special – Free UK delivery for house name signs

Easter Special – Free UK delivery on House name signs

At Village Green Signs we are offering free UK delivery on any of our personalised resin house plaques ordered over the Easter weekend.

Choose from our extensive range which includes some great spring designs for your house signs in our spring special offer.

crocus & snowdrop house sign

Crocus & snowdrop house signs

 

As with all of our raised designs we offer a number of different size motifs to fit on large or smaller house plaques, depending on the personalised detail that you require on the sign.

crocus & snowdrop house sign

Crocus & snowdrop house signs

 

 

Crocus & snowdrops design shown on a 16″ x 12″ Oval with white letters.

 

Cherry blossom tree house sign

Cherry Blossom Tree design

 

 

 

In our tree designs you will find  a great selection of raised tree motifs to choose as your main central design on the sign, which you can personalise with your house name.

 

Daffodils design

Daffodils design

 

 

 

Resin house signs

hand painted house sign

Slate House Signs now available

Village Green Signs has now created an on-line ordering area for slate signs. We have offered the Slate House signs as part of our range for many years, but with our new updated website you can order direct on-line @ http://www.villagegreensigns.co.uk/subpage.asp?id=Slate%20Signs

We have a choice of fonts and all signs will be produced with 50mm size letters. The price is determined by the amount of characters required on the sign, and this also determines the size as we will cut the slate to the length of the house name. Other sizes are available but you will need to contact us with your personalised requirements.

For hand painted house signs see our extensive range we have created over the past 20 years – house signs

Slate House sign