ABOUT THE SHOPKEEPER
From the age of a young girl, I’ve been interested in the past. Growing up, I would declare I was going to live in an antebellum mansion and restore it to its former grandeur…a dream that still lives on (though maybe not quite as lofty). My junking habits were picked up from my paternal grandfather who was known to frequent an antique or junk market in his day. Those habits made their way to thrift stores all over the state of Texas and then some. On my first date with my husband, he asked me what some of my favorite hobbies were, I named antiquing as one of my favorite pastimes. He visibly perked up, as he himself was a fellow digger of treasures. I think it was then he knew he was in love; or, maybe that was when he saw me eat an entire pint of homemade gelato by myself…who knows.
Through the years, while still pursuing my creative outlets and traditional jobs, I would find myself being drawn back to antique and flea markets wherever I might be. I felt this “superman” complex to save these old items; the need to give a piece a better home from where it currently resided. Saint Signora was born from such a desire. I wanted to create a haven so to speak where beloved pieces could perch until finding the right dwelling to spend their remaining days in. Each piece is found with the desire to be an heirloom that is past from within a family. The same goes with our newer items and those handcrafted and designed by me…from the individual sheets of handmade paper to the hand drawn seal designs inspired by old France.
I believe each item can take on nostalgic qualities of eras, but they also become reflections of the owners who treasure them in their homes. It’s my hope that when you encounter my goods, you’re transported to another time and your pieces become your friends....I'm here to help you collect what you love- to curate a place with items that make you never want to leave.
Thank you for visiting my humble shop.