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

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Ode to all Mother’s!

IMG_4609Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!  It is marked on a calendar but once a year but hopefully we all revere time spent with our moms.  The shop is open for business but we have a full family day planned also.  It takes a village to run this small family business so my husband and one of my sons will treat me to an extra set of hands which is much appreciated.  My mother and siblings will arrive too for a family gathering after hours which I am so looking forward to!

Motherhood can apply to any caretaker as not everyone has to give birth physically to be a maternal influence to another.  Mother can apply to many roles in life.  As blessed as I feel to have children my heart also goes out to those mothers whom have suffered the loss of a child.  Mother’s Day can be an all too painful reminder for the indescribable pain suffered on a daily basis from that loss.  You women have my prayers.  I have had several customers lately that have really touched me as they shared their stories of pain and suffering from the loss of a child and/or a mother.  As my husband reminds me, “We are more than just a retail store, we are building a community!”

I feel such gratitude to have built a strong bond with many of my customers and vendors alike and it is an honor for me to be a confidante to others.  The stories are a gift of enlightenment to me as well as it is a realization that everyone has a story to share and each of us has SOMETHING!   I so hope that you have a restful and joyous day spent with those you love.

I will leave you to contemplate a quote from Saint Teresa of Calcutta.  Her wisdom speaks volumes as time is our most precious commodity and too valuable to waste not living our lives as fully as possible.  Remember the love of family is our greatest gift.  Time together will keep peace!  Your home should be a safe haven and your happy place and we are proud to help you decorate with what you love and ever grateful for your patronage.

Thanks for your sharing your lives and Happy Mother’s Day!

Maureen

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Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.” – Mother Teresa

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Sneak Peak-5th Annual Garden Party!

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Signature Finishes is busy preparing to host you for our annual Garden Party Event!  Each of our vendors have been pulling out all of the stops to provide all things garden related for your home and garden pleasure.  Who doesn’t love a garden party?  We will have food and beverage and pretty cupcakes for sure.  We will have balloons as well to make the party complete.  You can wear your party hats if you are so inclined and wear your party shoes too as the music will be playing.  What’s a party without music?  But best of all is we will offer beautiful wares for your home and lots of plants for both indoors and outdoors to beautify your happy place.  Bring on the party, bring on the guests!

While you are here please plan on honoring your mom, grandmother, your special maternal influence or mother of your children with one (or two) of many beautifully curated gifts to surprise her.  Just in time for the occasion we will offer a SALE: a buy one, get one half price on any scarf found in our apparel department.  So many soft hues to choose from and gorgeous jewelry offered by our many vendors.  You are overwhelmed with selection?  No problem, a gift card is your solution.  Keep the community strong by shopping locally!  Mom would definitely want you to do that!….Listen to MOM! xo

See you then and as always thank you for your support!

Maureen