Eyes for the sign: David Meddings Designs

in Norfolk | Eyes for the sign: David Meddings Designs
Door number from David Meddings

I’m rubbish at Christmas. It’s a fact. I always intend to shop early, but when it comes to it, I leave everything to the very last minute. Buying presents for my nearest and dearest actually paralyses me with fear in case I buy the wrong thing. And that’s why I left buying The Chap’s gift really late. Promise.

Several days before the big day, I discovered a man that made beautiful furniture and signs from recycled materials on Pinterest. And best of all, some of them were Art Nouveau style, which TC absolutely loves.

With a sigh, I was about to close the tab and continue my search, until I discovered that he is Norfolk-based. It all seemed to good to be true, but I gave David Meddings Designs a call regardless. I was desperate, after all.

I was convinced that he wouldn’t be able to get my door numbers made in the next two days, but I asked nonetheless. Even when David asked which size numbers I wanted, which material and whether I wanted tacks to pin them up I didn’t dare hope that he could do it – but he said yes! (I am not ashamed to admit that I did a little dance at this point.) I picked numbers 3 and 6, at 4in in copper.

Not only that, but he’d take them home to Norwich, so I could pick them up from there on Christmas Eve. All for just over £20. Bargain.

And he was good to his word. I drove round and got them on the 24th and they were perfect. As you can see from the picture, the numbers had crisp edges, shiny copper and matching pins. The only problem was that they were slightly too big for the front door, so they had to be mounted on a plinth.

Most importantly, The Chap was very happy with his present and it prompted a burst of Twixmas decorating too. David Meddings Designs saved my Christmas and I couldn’t be happier.


Hi, I'm Lucy. I've lived in Norfolk since 2001 and in that time I've grown to love this fine county. From the city of Norwich, to the countryside villages and sweeping coastline, there's so much to explore and hope to share my experiences with you here.

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