Soulful Sparrow Retail Sign

‘TO INVENT, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.’ Thomas Edison

Edison would see his idea come to life if he was to visit A Soulful Sparrow – which is a shop in Elgin, Illinois which sells everything from women’s clothing and accessories to home décor. Here, the peruser will come across anything from local folk artwork, hats handmade from recycled (otherwise known as upcycled) items, jewelry made from old Elgin watch faces, artisan chocolates, plants, vintage furniture, felted articles, flax clothing, specialty paints, and woodturning. If your timing is right, you might even be able to take home two free zebra finches (cages for sale but not compulsory buys)! Kantha quilts, made by women in rural West Bengal, are for sale through Fair Trade (of which Soulful Sparrow is a member). These quilts are made from old saris which are pieced together with a running stitch that has come to be known as ‘Kantha’ – and each quilt is unique. The store window itself is unique and always offering something new to look at – including three poetry boxes displaying ever-changing poems. A Little Free Library is on the go too, with used books continually circulating. Special teas are offered on special occasions, along with fresh baked pastries. Local neighborhood thrift sales are part of the activity, too.

This unique sign is a perfect fit to this unique business. Using their logo, the sparrow and ‘s’ were smooth sculpted and palladium gilded add ons, while the main text was incise carved into the sign surface. The stick is also a dimensional add on.

Carved & Painted
Sculpted Add ons
Sign Size
31 " x 22 "