Rivendell Property Signs

“Such was the virtue of the land of Rivendell that soon all fear and anxiety was lifted from their minds. The future, good or ill, was not forgotten, but ceased to have any power over the present. Health and hope grew strong in them, and they were content with each good day as it came, taking pleasure in every meal, and in every word and song” - JRR Tolkien

No, we did not craft these Rivendell farm signs for Mr. Tolkien or any of his elves. A stock and station agent living a few miles from the Danthonia sign shop In NSW Australia must have enjoyed the ring books and decided to name his property after the enchanted land of Rivendell.

The design of the welcome sign near the house needed to weave a touch of the 'Australian bush' together with a touch of 'elfin magic' so we hand carved and gilded this Celtic font and for artwork chose a hand sculpted sprig of apple gum - a tree common in the area and especially on the Rivendell property.

In this part of the world properties can run into many thousands of acres and dirt road drive ways can stretch several miles long. So an additional directional sign was created in the same style to assure visitors they were heading the right way.