Our house is called “Rose Cottage” so that is of course where I started first.
When we bought the house we found it was actually numbers 34 and 44 on the street. Now this made no sense as there are only 5 hours on the whole road (we are quite UK rural). After a bit of digging around I found that often rural houses would be numbered by the order in which they were built for the local estate landlord.
We’ve recently found some maps from 150 years ago which shows where our two houses were and the well in the garden. The “houses” were 1 room each, of the two only 1 room still remains, with walls about a foot thick and very Georgian farmworker windows.
Anyway, none of that went into the design of the sign. Instead I just went with roses
You can find this at my design shop, AQSLaserDesigns on Etsy
So having a done a rose I got the bit between my teeth and made a few more, they are all quite English I think: Oak House, Holly House, Meadow Court are quite common names here. Then I threw in a cornucopia for no reason at all
Love the signs! And love the story of your house. We’ve been watching “Escape to the Country” and love all the history of the buildings, which are, of course, so much older than those here in the U.S. We lived on the west coast and loved seeing buildings built in the 1800s, now live in the South and have buildings from the 1700s, but you have them from the 1300s and older! Here in the U.S., “historical” houses may have names, but most do not. However, farms and ranches do. Our farm is registered with our State. We are “5 Bits Farm,” from a nickname my first boss gave me (I was still in high school at the time, and she called me that for 30 years). I have a painted sign for the road, but will need to make one like this for the house.