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Main Line Designs (Review)

 Part of Our Mother's Day Gift Guide

To me, there's nothing more relaxing than spending time outdoors, working in my yard. I love gardening, and I add things to my flower beds and garden areas all season long. After I am satisfied with the plantings, I care for each of them, and then start adding a little bit of garden decor here and there. I'm really picky about my garden decor, though. I won't put just anything in my yard- there needs to be a reason to place it there. I decorate with planters, lanterns, plaques and flags, because I like them, and then I also decorate with bird feeders and baths, because I love to watch our fine feathered friends enjoying all that my yard has to offer them.

Since I am such a lover of unique, and often meaningful garden decor, I knew I had to reach out to Jan Peters, owner of Main Line Designs on Etsy. Jan has volunteered at a no-kill animal shelter for 17 years, and through her shop, offers beautiful pet memorials, garden stones, oathing stones, and address markers, which are all custom engraved. Jan knows the joy that pets can bring into someone's life, and she carves each special stone with heartfelt love. The pet memorial stones are touching, and I can only imagine the comfort they would bring to someone who has loved and lost a pet and best pal. The garden stones caught my eye, though, and Jan offered to send me one of her lovely custom engraved Mother's Day Birth Stones for review.

 Custom Engraved Birth Stone- perfect gift for any mom!

Jan chose to send me a stone that she had already created, which bears the name 'Mathew', and the birth date 10/28/2010. Though I wish the stone had my own son's name and birth date on it, it's definitely a beautiful garden stone. The stone itself is about 6 1/2 inches wide, which gives Jan plenty of room to engrave it with a name, a pair of sweet little baby feet, and the birth date! This would make such a special gift for a new mom! It would also make a beautiful gift for a seasoned mom- a wonderful way to celebrate motherhood, fatherhood, being a grandparent, etc! 

I, of course, had to place the stone in my garden, regardless of the name on it. I placed it among the mums that I transplanted a few weeks ago, creating a new planting area along the side on my house. The bed still needs a little work, but the custom garden stone definitely gives it a little boost, and adds to the beauty of this little area. I can't wait to see what it will look like when the flowers are in bloom!

Main Line Designs also offers lots of other beautiful selections- choose one as a pet memorial (I'd love to do this for my parents, who have a special area of their yard, where our beloved dog Cocoa is resting), or chose the rainbow bridge wording for a stone for my aunt and uncle, who have lost two dogs, whom they loved dearly. The selection of garden stones would make wonderful gifts for moms, for the gardener, for a housewarming gift, etc! I love the herb garden stones and would love to have those sitting along my herbs!

Take a look at some of these beautiful designs from Main Line Designs...

 Pet Memorial Stone

Gorgeous Address Marker Stone

Want It? Buy It!

If you're looking to create a very special gift for a loved one, give a special mom in your life a gift she'll truly cherish, or remember a special friend in a comforting way, check out all of the beautiful designs by Jan Peters of Main Line Designs. You'll want to browse her custom designs on Etsy, and if you don't see quite what you're looking for, just send Jan an Etsy Convo and she'll help you out!

Special thanks to Jan of Main Line Designs for allowing us to review one of her beautiful stones and share about her business with our readers!


Disclosure: Other than the garden stone, which I received free of charge directly from this shop owner, I was not compensated for facilitating this review. All opinions expressed are my own. Your experience may differ.

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