I’ll explain more about ‘why?’ I’ve decided to close down my etsy shop later.  For now I need to spend time putting the sale information in all 100+ of my listings, one by one.  I got about half way through them last night.


Even though I don’t yet have the sale information in each listing, the 50% discount IS valid on ALL of the signs in my etsy shop.  You will just have to look at one of the listings on the first page to get the sale ‘coupon code’, to enter when you check out.  It will automatically deduct the 50% from the price of the sign.

Shipping remains the same.  

Local shoppers whom are able to pick up their signs directly from me, and don’t need them mailed; will get their shipping costs refunded.  There is no way to automatically deduct the shipping costs; so refunding them after the fact is all I can do.  Be sure to mention that you want to pick up your purchase, and not have it mailed, in the notes to seller when you purchase.

Mixing and matching and getting the most out of my sign stencils

P1080011I took this cottage stencil . . .

P1070608Added the ‘guest’ part of this guest room stencil . . .

P1080014To create these ‘Guest Cottage’ signs.

P1080019Then I used up a bunch of my painted wood scraps and made these little ‘Guest’ signs.

P1080022And then I used up some MORE of my small painted wood scraps to make these smaller ‘Guest Room’ signs.

Five different signs from just two stencils.  Feeling pretty thrifty about that!

ALL these signs are available for purchase in my etsy shop.



CUSTOMIZED / PERSONALIZED SIGNS now available in my etsy shop

Customized signs are available to order again in my etsy shop!    

See the listing  HERE  for ordering specifics.

Since I can only show 5 pictures in the etsy listing, this post is just an extension of the listing, to show more examples; and how some of the signs look displayed in a store setting:

As you can see in this picture, the WHITE lettering just doesn’t show up as well as the black.  But I CAN do white lettering.

I use 2″ letter stamps for these signs.  How BIG a custom ordered sign will be TOTALLY depends upon how many letters it contains.

With this letter set that I use, there is NO CHOICE of capital vs. lower case letters.  There is ONE version of each letter only, as shown; and all the same height.

My custom signs can be created to suit just about ANY decor style!  Shabby chic, folk art primitive, beach cottage chic, Paris apartment chic, country cottage, French Country, whimsical or elegant!

It’s a MULTI-STEP process.  Cut, sand, paint basecoat, paint topcoat, sand, letter, sand, touch up edges, varnish!  whew!

I can do ANY color.  It’s BEST if you can SHOW ME the color you want; preferably select your color from what you see amongst these sample signs.

One or two lines?  Depends on the words you want and HOW they will fit best.  Signs LONGER than 36″ will be quite spendy to ship.  I don’t mind MAKING them if you don’t mind the high shipping cost.  I only charge EXACT shipping cost; and refund any overage paid on shipping after order has shipped.

Shades of blue.

Primitive and cottage colors.

More color examples.

Same lettering; different size borders.  I will usually make the custom signs with a border like the size shown on the red pantry sign.  If you want LESS or MORE of a border, just ask!

Wider border.

Want a GROUP of signs?  Like above, or Live, Laugh, Love below?  I can do that.

A few SYMBOLS are also available, and priced the same as the letters @ $2.00 each.  There is the above fleur de lis.  A heart. A star. A starfish and a scallop shell.



Two stars.


More color samples and size variations.

The ‘SWEET SHOP’ font is NOT available.  (sorry!)

Custom order your sign via my etsy shop HERE.

Three things

FIRST THING:  I just reduced the price on this awesome vintage shabby enamel top kitchen table with chrome legs.

Was originally $125.00.  Just reduced to $99.00 for quick sale.  (I need room for new stuff!!)

It’s bigger than most vintage enamel tables you’ll see; room to seat 6.  If you MUST have it, but can’t get to Stars right away, you CAN call and pay for it over the phone,   503.239.0346; then pick it up at your convenience.    Don’t  hesitate TOO long though, because at this price it WILL go fast!

SECOND THING:   Mark your calendars and save the dates for the upcoming Spring show, hosted by Every Husband’s Nightmare Bazaar.  It’s AFTER Easter this year; April 24th – 28th.  I’ve got LOTS of new goodies to bring!

THIRD THING:  Just added some new signs to my etsy shop:

Signs, signs, everywhere SIGNS!

LOTS of new signs recently listed for sale in my etsy shop.  Here are just a few:

And about TWENTY more!  Click on the link at the top of the post and have a look!






Signs. Signs, everywhere signs!

Recent major sign production:




This batch of signs is destined to go all over the place!  Some to a wholesale account, some for the fall show at Washington County Fairgrounds, some to both Stars and Camas Antiques.

Custom signs are always available to order via my etsy shop.

And here is how our kitty, Spike, occupies himself while waiting for his evening ‘lap time’.

And no, the camera did NOT add ten pounds to him!  He really IS that B IG!

Working on some plaques using decorative wall paper borders too.




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Newest signs hung on the walls

I showed pictures of most of these signs in the ‘production stage’, now here they are hung on the walls in the store:









Custom made signs are always available too!

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