Saturday, May 8, 2010


Today I'm showcasing one of my favorite new artists and a great new friend, Paula of Castle and Cottage Signs!  I found her blog several months ago and immediately became a follower. Every item she creates is just beautiful.  She recently had a wonderful giveaway for one of her Bella Cottage signs and I was the lucky winner!!!  What better way to celebrate PINK SATURDAY than with the sweet soft pinkness of  her handpainted roses!

                                       The sign I was so lucky to win.....

Closeup Detail

Even her hang tags are beautiful!

                                       Click here to go visit her etsy shop

     all following photos courtesy Paula @ Castle and Cottage Vintage Signs

Paula also has a lovely website and a flicker page where you can view even more of her terrific works.  Below are just a few of my favorites.....

I am always intrigued by how someone got their start so I asked Paula's permission to share her artwork and a bit about her here in her own words......

Native New Englander
Delawarean transplant
{Parisian by proxy}
self-taught artist,
began in mud pies...
living her dream
in a way too small studio...
one true love, michael
two beautiful cherubs,
michael & hannah
happiest at the beach.
creatively destructive.
finds great joy in-
getting side tracked
and getting lot's of sand between the toes!

Now who wouldn't just love having a best friend like that?!?

Paula told me that she is a self-taught artist who has been perfecting her craft for 20+ years. When her young son was one, she became a stay at home mom, her hobby soon became her vocation and a full-time business blossomed.

I can attest to the beauty and pride this talented artist takes in her artwork. Soft, gentle colors, beyond gorgeous script, and wonderful aged patina give her works a lush, cared for, well-loved charm. She offers signs for all types of decor' and welcomes custom orders, too. Perfect home accents and lovely gifts!

Stop by and visit her and tell her that Stephanie said Hi! 

Please visit our gracious hostess Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for more great pinkness today!




Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

WOW! What beauties you have shown us today!!! Those signs are just to die for!! Simply gorgeous!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

These signs are fantastic! I have been looking for something similar for a while and hers are the prettiest I've seen. I am headed over.

caren said...

Such beautiful signs. Thanks for sharing - I'm going over there now! Happy Pink Saturday

Our Back Porch said...

Lucky girl! Gorgeous! I'll have to visit her shop.

Happy Pink Saturday!

vickie said...

Beautiful post today, Steph.
Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!
hugs, Vickie

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day, Stephanie.

Your new friend creates beautiful things. I love each piece. Thank you for introducing us.

Paula said...

Oh Stephanie! you have me blushing in deep shades of pink!! You are such a sweetheart to feature me, I cannot thank you enough!
big big hugs!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Gorgeous signs, Stephanie! I love her work! Anything shabby and pink is always something I take to swooning over! Thanks for sharing and wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday~ Mother's Day weekend.


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, Just gorgeous pieces you have shared from a very talented lady. I just love signs.

Hope you have a special Mother's Day.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Anonymous said...

I love her signs and can see New England charm in them...
Happy Mothers Day and Pink Saturday

xinex said...

I love those signs. She really is a very talented artist. Come and sign up for my giveaway. I am looking for a "Secret Garden" sign so I am checking out her site....Christine

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Stephine,,, I love her work,, she is so amazing. I am a follower of her's too,,,congrats on winning the gorgeous sign I was in on that give a way too,,,,,,hehe... happy you won,,, Happy Pink Saturday,,, and Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Victoria said...

I love Paula's signs, she is so talented! Lucky you for winning one!!!

Happy Pink Saturday:)

Lisa said...

How very lovely!! Thanks for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday! Have wonderful and sunny Mother's Day!
Hugs, Lisa

Shirl said...

Hello Steph, Happy Pink Saturday. What a cute pink post today. A very creative person for sure. Just stunning things. I love your previous post of Keaton and his shopping cart. What a little doll he is!
Have a very Happy & Blessed Mother's Day!
Love ya, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Oh my such gorgeous signs! Your friend has such talent and sense of design!!! Thank you for sharing her work!!

cherub*wishes said...

Hi Stephanie!!
Hope you had a B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L
Mother's Day...

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

The signs are absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful work, indeed! I can see why you were smitten. So happy you won the sign. Hope your Mother's Day was a joy! Have a good week,


Vicki said...

Hi, Stephanie,
These signs are so pretty. Thanks for letting me know about this artist. Congrats on winning her giveaway. I am going over to look at her site. I hope you had a terrific Mother's Day, sweet friend. I was watching the Ranger's game on tv yesterday, and it looked like the weather was cool and cloudy in your area. Wishing you a week full of happiness~ Vicki

Shirl said...

Hi Steph, just had to stop back to tell you that you were right. My son Bob did call me all the way from Afghanistan for Mothers Day. Sent me a card and money too. He is so sweet.
Love ya, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Alison Gibbs said...

What gorgeous 'pinks' you have shared today.
Hope you had a wonderful Mothers

Marydon Ford said...

G'eve Stephanie ~ Love your sign, congrats on the win!

Sherry is in the hospital ... she just didn't get better. I am keeping everyone updated on my blog so stay in touch. She has pneumonia & her asthma kicked up because of all the issues ... I've been worried sick, as we are so very close.

Hugs, Marydon

Queenie said...

These signs are beautiful Stephanie!
Thanks so much for showcasing Paula, and her art...I had never seen her work, and I will have to go check out her shop... she is very talented. My favorite sign is the one with the bicycle on it! :)
Hope you have a great week!
Big Hugs,

Catherine Laufray said...

Whouah ! Lovely ! Je découvre et trouve cela merveilleux. Votre blog est très joli, et les pancartes réalisées sont faites sur demande si j'ai bien compris, mais on croirait de vraies antiquités, c'est vraiment bien fait !

Natasha Burns said...

oh how beautiful her signs are! lucky you winning one!!!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh my goodness, these are just amazing, I'm going to head over to the etsy shop, thanks for the photos and sharing her lovely work!
Congrats on your win, just beautiful!

Melissa Miller said...

How pretty are they! I must go and see her shop.

Thanks for your sweet visit Stephanie! ~Melissa :)

tales from an oc cottage said...

You won that sign! Oh you lucky duck!!! It's just perfect for you!!

m ^..^

Counting Your Blessings said...

What a great post! I love the sign with the bicycle. You're so sweet to show off other artists like this. I'll have to go a-visiting. =)

Blessings... Polly (p.s. here's the linky thingy url:

The Tin Rabbit said...

Her signs are amazing...I'm going to visit her right away! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day~ xo, ann

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Stephanie!

Thanks so much for your visit!

And yes, feel free to use my "antiques" sidebar button. I created that awhile back, I just thought it was so true!

Have a wonderful evening!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

truly beautiful signs!

The Rose Room said...

Lucky you winning that! Her signs are gorgeous! Rachaelxo

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