A very warm welcome to the Potting Shed!
Potting Shed Designs is based in the beautiful historic city of York. We are a York family of artisans who design and craft original vintage wood signs and unique items for the home and garden.
Our logo is a little hopping rabbit who is Bumble, a rabbit with attitude! He's our potting shed bunny who has the run of the potting shed since being adopted by us 4 years ago! This is his typical pose as he's always getting into mischief and then scampering off before he can get into trouble!
The wood we use is reclaimed as much as possible, old fencing, floorboards etc. Some of our larger, bespoke pieces are from reclaimation yards.
Each beautiful piece that is created here is made with love care and is hand made to order.
We pride ourselves on customer care, and have maintained a really good client base with very flattering feedback (thank you!). we really do put our customers first!
Our beautiful vintage signs are lovingly hand cut, hand planed and hand painted with layers of rich, quality paints (we prefer to use Farrow and Ball) before being lightly distressed.We then hand wax and satin seal our finished products for use inside or outside...this creates the beautiful heirloom quality finish that looks and feels like it has been loved for many years!
Deliciously gift wrapped, at no extra charge.We can also attach a beautifully hand written gift tag with your bespoke message and also send your gift direct to a recipient of your choice.
No two signs will ever be exactly the same ~ each solid wood piece has it's own unique charm.The individual terrain of the wood's surface can produce brush strokes that 'shake' at certain points due to the wood's unique texture~this is the beauty of hand crafted signs..Only the best artist quality paints, brushes and flow improver are used.
We also create unique and delightful hand made vintage inspired potting shed fairies using quality vintage fabrics and trimmings.We love to use vintage lace,linens,cottons,glass beads and crystals to produce original and collectable heirloom pieces.
Thank you for taking the time to read about us ~we really hope you have enjoyed your visit here, the potting shed door is always open so come in and make yourself at home!
Carol & Lenny x