Vendor Spotlight

Vendor Spotlight at Signature Finishes-Diane Daniels Designs

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Diane has been a long time vendor at Signature Finishes.  She is an incredibly talented graphic artist and handmade signs are her specialty .  She has some regular customers that keep her busy with multiple requests for repeat business.  If you have a custom order in mind Diane can deliver the goods!  Visit her booth for plenty of ready made signs made seasonally and be inspired by her artwork.  Her creations make the perfect gift for everyone on your list.  Special occasions are made all the more unique with something crafted with a personal touch.

Diane is pictured above at my shop in Maine.  She did a beautiful job recreating my logo and shop storefront at The Shops at Cape Neddick.  I would highly recommend her as her work is superb and she has a very fast turnaround which is no small feat considering she is a busy mom raising 3 boys! View some examples of her work below and hear more from Diane:

 

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I asked Diane to tell us how she got started,

I have always been crafty and love to create things for myself and as gifts.  My sister-in-law had a sign in her kitchen that I liked. I thought, I can do that.  I loved the results and got great feedback.

Soon after making that sign, I decided to contact a few area shop owners to inquire about selling at their store. Maureen Bane of Signature Finishes in North Grafton gave me a chance.  I have a vendor space a bookcase, at the shop and I love what I do. I take custom orders, too. It’s fulfilling to create something for a customer and have them love the finished product!

Thank you Diane for joining our family!  Please come support Diane as well as all of our many vendors here and support local artisans!

Best,

Maureen Bane

Signature Finishes

Vendor Spotlight

Vendor Spotlight at Signature Finishes

Did you know we feature over 40 local artisans in our shop?  Truly when you shop at Signature Finishes you are supporting your local community.  It is with great pleasure that I would like to introduce you to Kathie of Garden’s Under Glass.  It is fitting that we should feature Kathie’s work in May as we have historically reserved early May for our Garden Party Event these last 6 years.  Who better to spotlight than our vendor with the greenest thumb?  Kathie’s work has graced the shop since our early days and she has such a talent for making terrariums.  She loves to hunt for antique vessels at the Brimfield Flea Market and antique malls throughout New England.  She built a lovely garden room addition in her home to house her love of plants.  She not only has a heart of gold but everything Kathie touches turns to green!

Kathie has had some terrariums in her personal collection that have survived over a decade now!  Terrariums are an eco-friendly environment and if you have trouble keeping plants alive then terrariums are your new friend.  She recommends that you place your containers in indirect sunlight or low light areas and no need to water typically unless it looks really dry.  If the container fills with condensation, simply remove the lid for a short time until the moisture dissipates!  Easy care and so beautiful in any room in your home! Each piece is lovingly created and a true one-of-a-kind creation.  If you look closely within the vessels you will find a distinctive detail in each piece such as a miniature pewter snail, a ceramic mushroom or a sweet bunny.  It’s the attention to detail that sets this plant artist apart!

I asked Kathie how she got started in the business?…

When I was a child my grandmother brought me a terrarium when I was sick and I loved it.  When they started to make a come back I wanted to make one so I experimented with different materials and tools to see which ones worked best and developed the knack for creating a quality product.  I so enjoy finding unusual vessels to put them in.  Maureen was kind enough to let me put them in her shop and I have been there since she opened as one of her first consigners.

 

I am so grateful and honored to have such a talented artist as a member of the Signature Finishes family.  I have made so many beautiful and lasting friendships along this journey.  Stay tuned for additional blog posts to learn more about our complete family here!  In the meantime stop by the shop….we are open daily and we are looking forward to your visit.

Have a great day!

Maureen