Making a House a Home

We all know it takes a little something extra to make a house into a home. You can have the building or structure, but to really make it home, it needs those personal touches. Things that show your personality and style. From the furniture to decorations and home décor, your home should express who you are. Whether you live in a house or apartment by yourself or share it with a large family or roommates, there are still ways to express yourself, whether in the entire house or your own personal room.


At The Funny Sign, we know all about expressing ourselves! We love to include quirky, sarcastic, inspirational and just plain fun signs into our home design! These can definitely tell visitors to your home more about your personality, likes and interests.


In addition to the visual things we see in a home, the smells and scents in our house also make it feel familiar and comfortable. Whether it’s the smell of freshly baked cookies or clean laundry coming out of the dryer, every home and space in the home seems to have a familiar scent that relaxes the senses.


A way to keep those familiar smells in your home is with scented candles. One specific brand of candles that we love and offer through our sister store are Milkhouse Candles. These candles are made from natural soy wax and beeswax, providing a clean fragrance that does not emit toxins often associated with traditional paraffin candles.


The founders of Milkhouse Candles understand the significance of our sense of smell and how a scent can trigger memories of other places or times. They have spent a great deal of time researching each of their many fragrances to make sure it adequately represents its name.

Citrus Lavendar Milkhouse CandleMilkhouse has candles representing several categories, including different seasons, foods and drinks, flowers, woods and more. You are sure to find one (or many) scents that will help you feel at home.


Here are just a few examples of Milkhouse Candle scents:

  • Eucalyptus Lavender
  • Cranberry Amaretto
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • Cabin Fever
  • Barn Dance
  • Sticky Buns


Perhaps the most fitting candle is “Welcome Home.” This fragrance includes warm hearth fires and fresh baked goodies from the oven. It is sweet, spicy, fruity and delicious! Burning this soy candle in your house is sure to make it smell like home!


For more information on Milkhouse Candles and to get some for your home, Browse Our Site or visit one of our Retail Locations.

New Store Opening August 1

We are so excited to announce the opening of our newest location in Woodbury! The Woods of Woodbury will be in the Tamarack Village shopping center, right off I-94. We know some of you live closer to Woodbury, so we hope to see you more often!

Our new store is large and spacious, with even more room for your favorite handcrafted gifts. Since the closure of our Rosedale location we’ve been on the hunt for a new home. We can’t contain our excitement and we hope you’ll join us for our grand opening on August 1 and for festivities on August 3!

New Look

We have a new look we think you’re going to love! We went with a rustic cottage theme, giving the space a homey feel. Some highlights include an open ceiling, large beams, and an overall upgraded look. The shop is about as big as our location in Maple Grove, but twice as big as any other location we’ve owned. Our regular customers can expect the same quality and creative gifts, but in an upgraded facility!

We’ve broken down the store into a few sections. The pantry is where we’ll have all of our food products available. We’ve never had an opportunity to highlight our foodstuffs, so we’re very excited to now have the opportunity. Also, we are expanding our jewelry and accessory sections. We will have a wall of scarves and Baggallini Baggs for sale.

Sales & Promotions

We want you to help us celebrate our grand opening. We’ve got some pretty cool stuff going on.

Starting on Thursday, August 1 customers will receive:

  • Free tote with purchase, while supplies last
  • Button with all purchases with coupon included

On Saturday, August 3, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. there will be:

We hope to see you there! The grand opening celebration will no doubt be fun and entertaining, and the best part is it’s at The Woods Gifts!

To learn more about our new location, visit The Woods Website.

Welcome to Our New Funny Sign Blog!

As a locally owned and operated business in the Minnesota metro, we at The Funny Sign have always prided ourselves on our work, and illustrating why we’re one of the area’s top companies for framed quotes.

Because of the pride we take in our work, we’re happy to today launch our blog. It will be frequently updated with information on famous quotes for wall decorating. We will also use this blog to showcase projects – past and present – the The Funny Sign staff has worked so very hard on.

Not familiar with The Funny Sign or Davlin’s Woods? Please visit our home page to learn more about our company and services, or if you’re looking around at different Minnesota country art companies. We look forward to working with you!