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Hand-Painted, Personalized Sailboat Slate Welcome Sign

Victorian house - Worcester, MA

Cow barn - Bozrah, CT


All of the slates I use are recycled antique roofing slates off of the roofs of old houses, barns and buildings throughout New England.  Most recently the slates I've used have come from:


  • an old firehouse in Baltic, CT

  • a victorian home in Worcester, MA

  • an old bicycle factory in Springfield, MA

  • an historic library in Moosup, CT

  • a cow barn in Bozrah, CT

  • a museum in Old Wethersfield, CT

I hand-cut, wash, and hand-paint each slate individually.  Most slates can be personalized with a family name, house number, established date and more, and if you see me at a craft fair, I can even personalize your slate while you shop!  All of my designs are original, and I complete them from start to finish.

All signs can be hung outdoors in direct rain and direct sun, as they are treated with an acrylic finish for display outside.  Leather hangers come with each slate and should be checked periodically as they are a natural material.



Click on any of the "SHOP MY ETSY STORE" or "BUY IT" buttons and you will be redirected to my store on,  to view over 100 designs and purchase directly from the site with your credit card or Paypal.

USE COUPON CODE "10WEB2021" on my Etsy store for 10% off your Etsy purchase from Slate Expectations from now until December 26, 2021. Can not be combined with other offers.


Item was beautiful and arrived before the estimated date.  Recommend highly.   --Allison T.


Absolutely beautiful!! Thank you so much!  Looks amazing.  I will definitely order again! -- Meeagan


Love the finished product! Arrived when expected, and looks even better than expected! Lauren's a very talented artist and I'm happy to display her work at the front door of my new home! - Mary Lee

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