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
All the “painting” is done with felt tips on top of the engraved image. I’m sure a proper painter could do a much better job, but painting isn’t really in my skill set.
I like the “3D” effect the layers give.