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Lovely, Lovely Mermaids all Gathered by the Sea

Lovely, Lovely Mermaids all Gathered by the Sea

Far out into the ocean there dwell the Sea King and his subjects...

The romance and folklore of mermaids are what is so appealing to us all. Mermaids are depicted as beautiful creatures with the upper body of a woman and the lower half of a fish complete with scales and tail fins. Mermaids have been a folklore legend that has been a part of many cultures worldwide since men sailed the seas. Many have concluded that Mermaid sightings were actually sightings of Sea Manatees since manatees' faces and arms resemble humans.

Today Mermaids are in our everyday life...

American culture is the Starbucks mermaid, she is a two-tailed Mermaid and Walt Disney Studios struck gold twice with the Mermaid theme. First with live-action in Ron Howard's "Splash" (1983) with Tom Hanks and Darell Hanna and in animation with "The Little Mermaid" (1989) adopted from the 1836 tale by Hans Christian Anderson. The image of the Mermaid still is a powerful symbol that still captures our imagination today.

Haven America Love for Mermaids

We offer three Mermaids to adorn your living space to date in our collection. All of these creations are our original art and we posses U.S. copyrights on all three. 

Haven America has sold hundreds of mermaids to date. We've also created larger versions of our Mermaids for outside of customers boathouses, and beach houses, some up to 8 feet long, and she was is Passion Pink!

We would be happy to make one of our Mermaids just for you! Please order from our links above or, if you are interested in a larger one just email us at for a custom quote. 


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Haven America Exhibits Kitchen Art at this Chicago One of A Kind Show

Haven America Exhibits Kitchen Art at this Chicago One of A Kind Show

MERCHANDISE MART CHICAGO —The show is over now but in case you missed it, here is a recap of our exhibit space at the One of a Kind Spring Show which ran from April 27-29.

This Spring, Haven America's theme was Food & Kitchen and featured over 50 new handcrafted items including cutting and serving boards, kitchen and cooking wall art, and a new industrial table. We designed the booth with your home in mind. We painted the booth a deep blue and gray to model the outside evening as a dinner party would sit on the patio at dusk enjoying the evening air as they eat. We truly are foodies at heart and we want your kitchen to look as colorful and lush as the food be created in it is.

We even take lighting into account. Have you ever been to a restaurant and you feel like you are eating under a bright spotlight? We don't enjoy that either. So we strung up the old fashion bulb lights that brought that warmth and glow to the artwork. It creates a cozy space to bounce light, but bring a sense of intimacy that you try for at a garden party. 

We are slowly putting up these new items in our Etsy Shop and here at

Also, on a side note, when you stand at a trade show for several days, you meet new and interesting vendors. This show was no exception. Check out these exhibitors (who are now practically family). 

To our left was Trace Mayer who makes what he calls Museum Bees. A collection of miniature wall art pieces comprised of remnants from antique picture frames. Each is crowned with a tiny item, usually a Bee, but it is also sprinkled with other surprising animals like foxes, hounds, and deer.

To our right was String A Strand on Wells. A local shop, right here in Chicago that offers the experience of stringing your own neckless creation with their collection of thousands of beads, trinkets, and treasures. What we learned from watching both of our booth neighbors do their thing is that customers at a show love to engage in "the hunt" for finding the perfect combination of their product to make their own personal creations. Something that we may want to try at a future show?

Sring A Strand on Wells actually purchased a Custom Sign from us for the front of their Wells Street Store based on our BOURBON WHISKEY sign, which I'll try to get up shortly. We oftentimes receive requests from customers to make a sign based on one that we already make.

Across the aisle, we met Regina who was selling art made by Chicago high school Teens in her booth called After School Matters. A local charity that offers high school teens the opportunity to make art and sell it through local channels like corporate sponsors.

Anyway, back to our new items... We offered 50 new pieces at the show. 

Here is a recap of the top 7

#1 Butcher Deer Rustic Wall Art

Part of our series of "Butcher Cut" animals, these cut out butcher-cut shapes are great decor for the kitchen or dining area. The Rustic wood background is made from actually salvaged timber that is over 100 years old. The Deer is shown in Cast Iron Black with Oyster White lettering. This item is also available as a Cow, Pig, and Hen.

#2 A Man Walks into a Bar Wall Art

This was probably the most talked about the piece at the show—everyone giggled and tried to finish the sentence. This is a great conversation piece for your bar! The wording "A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR..." is engraved into pine wood. It is shown in Cast Iron Black lettering and frame with an Oyster White background.

#3 Bon Appétit Framed Wall Art

38" W x 12" H x 1" D — I remember the customers mimicking Julia Child's famous "Bon Appétit" catchphrase as they passed by. This engraved/hand-painted sign is derived from a French kitchen towel design and uses classic red and white colors. It's is finished with a blonde pine frame. It's the perfect sign for your French bistro! 

#4 Coffee+Tea Cyber Cafe Sign

This Coffee + Tea Cyber Cafe Sign is perfect for your breakfast nook. Inspired by vintage New York subway tiles, it reminds you of how much you love your first cup of coffee in the morning. Finished in Cast Iron Black and Oyster White.

#5 Kitchen Mixer

Coming online soon, this piece from a new Kitchen line that we have designed originally was designed to have lighting installed in the back so it is lit. It is not sold with the lighting at this time but is still very cute and sold well at the show. It is finished with a buttery yellow background color and framed in vintage blond pine wood. The opaque white plexiglass is attached to the back of the board.

#6 Black Walnut Triangle Cutting Board

Part of a stunning new Black Walnut serving boards featuring a custom ceramic condiment and garnish bowl, perfect for cheeses and charcuterie. At the show, people loved how gift-able it was. It's crafted to fit in with any kitchen decor and add that "wow" factor to your presentation. 

#7 Oval Maple Cutting Board

This new line of Maple Cutting Boards features a dozen designs that are inspired by antique French breadboards from the turn of the century. All are about 3/4" thick and vary in size. No listings for this item are up yet, email us for more details. 

Special pricing is available for buyers who are purchasing large commercial or wholesale orders for the cutting and serving boards. Just email us and tell us what you are looking for at 

To see more, visit us online at either or 

Written By:
Gregory Morris
Owner, Designer, and Partner 
Haven America

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Customer Photos and Reviews

Customer Photos and Reviews

WE LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS—And we love it when they tell us how much they are satisfied with their order. But what we really love is when they send us a picture of their item proudly hung in their home! And our absolute favorites are when there are people in the photos.... it really brings our wall art to life!

This year, Haven America celebrates 6 years in business--That's an accomplishment that we are very proud of. We also have a 5-Star customer rating in our Etsy shop which alone has sold over 11,250 sales. You can read our complete review section to see just how happy our customers are. Some of them go the extra mile and post appreciation photos of their experience too. Below are a few of our favorite customer photos along with their kudos in their own words. We also give you the name of the item and the colors it is shown in.

Want to see more Haven America pictures? Follow us on Instagram where we try to post one picture a day. Sometimes it is a new product, other times it’s just something really cool we have found as we go through our day.

You can also find our products in over 200 small retail shops across the U.S. and on-line at One King’s Lane, Joss & Main, and along with our official web site

Enjoy the pictures y'all!

Above: Custom 36" Ampersand/Sweetheart Pink

Letter Shield Family Crest with Custom Flanking Greyhounds/Driftwood Grey, Cast Iron Black

Ampersand (&) Sign/Oyster White

Hen with Custom Lettering/Barnwood Red, Oyster White
Amazing product!! Bought this hen with the personalization for my best friend's wedding gift. When I opened the package to look it over I was taken aback with how great it looked. I literally could not have been happier with the outcome! I will definitely be a returning customer! — Kelsey

Humpback Whale/Atlantic Navy, Oyster White
"This gentle whale looks great in my sons' nautical themed bathroom.
Being able to choose custom colors was an added bonus for this great piece.
I love it, thanks! — Sarah 

Brachiosaurs, T-Rex & Stegosaurs/Key Lime Green, Florida Orange & Front Porch Blue
These are just adorable! This is my favorite one. 
They are great quality and turned out exactly how I expected! — Stephanie

Octopus/Front Porch Blue
Just look at this gorgeous octopus! He fits right into our family!
Great craftsmanship, beautiful color, and tons of personality! — Sara

French Bulldog/Swamp Green

Beach Girl & Nautical Man Framed Swimsuit Set/Oyster White, Driftwood Grey, Front Porch Blue

Folk Whale/Cast Iron Black

Custom Pallet Whale/Driftwood Grey, Oyster White, Front Porch Blue, Biscuit Cream
Looks fantastic, thank you! — Allyson

Moon Face/Distressed Silver

Moby Whale/Oyster White

Brachiosaurs, Stegosaurus & T-Rex/Swamp Green, Front Porch Blue, Cast Iron Black
The perfect fit for our Dino nursery!! Love them!! — Meggobite

Trophy Heads (Left to right)
Alligator/Sunflower Yellow, Moose/Chimney Brick Orange, Elephant/Driftwood Grey, Rhino/Coastal Blue, Buffalo/Barnwood Red

Custom Elephants/Driftwood Grey, Coastal Blue, Papa Suit Navy & Swamp Green
Love our elephants!! They look amazing in the nursery. Had a great experience with the owner of this site.
I had no problems with timing - they arrived when promised - and the quality was exactly what I expected.
They are lighter weight which is perfect for hanging on your walls! — Kate

DIY Wedding Banner/Biscuit Cream

Folk Whale/Cast Iron Black

Horse Trot with Custom Lettering/Oyster White, Driftwood Grey Lettering

Moon Face with Stars/Historic Yellow Moon, Silver Stars

Moon Face Tree Topper/Historic Yellow

Custom Pallets Peace Sign with matching Custom Word Signs
Color clockwise: Wisteria Purple, Florida Orange, Sunflower Yellow, Passion Pink, Oyster White, Keylime Green

Sock Monkey Props for Nordstrom's Children's Department/Pony Brown, Biscuit Cream, Barnwood Red

T-Rex Medium Prop for Nordstrom's Children's Department/Barnwood Red

Moby Whale on Custom Pallets Background/Oyster White, Cast Iron Black

Swimming Mermaid/Distressed Silver
We are totally in love with this mermaid which is hanging over our daughter's bed.
Great craftsmanship and the best customer service from SlippinSouthern!!!
Highly recommend — Kristine

Bunkhouse Hooks (Set of Three)/Barnwood Red, Historic Yellow, Gulf Blue

I Heart California State Map/Oyster White with Rustic Heart

Custom Egg Sign/Barnwood Red, Oyster White
For years we've said this silly phrase to each other in our family.
It's so fun to have a personalized decoration.
It's exactly as promised. We love it! — Laurie

Letter Shield/Cast Iron Black, Driftwood Grey
Just what I needed. Thank you so much. — Jana

Pallets Bicycle/Sunflower Yellow, Driftwood Grey, Gulf Blue, BBQ Red, Passion Pink, Oyster White
Looks perfect. Exactly as described. Thank you! — Vamsiaval

Barrel of Monkeys Sculpture/Barnwood Red
So cute on my porch! Thank you! — Heather

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Hey Y'all on Bravo

Hey Y'all on Bravo

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Slippin' Southern's Supersized Hey Y'all wall art was used as the dominant graphic on the set of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" this past week during the 20th Annual South by Southwest (SWSW) Interactive Festival in Austin Texas.

We were tipped off about the sign by one of our great customers who emailed us, asking if it was our sign on the set. With a few Google searches, we were delighted to find several photographs of the set with Paloma Faith and the House Band, The Mowgli's, performing every evening in front of our Large 36" high word sign. While we are still not exactly sure how it got there, and who actually purchased it from us, we are delighted that it was displayed proudly from March 9th thru 13th, 2014 at 10/11pm CST on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live: Austin Special".

Here's a link to an online video where the Austin studio audience asked host and show producer, Andy Cohen questions about his experiences while taping in Austin, Texas. You'll see the "Hey Y'all" sign on the far right side of the stage when the camera pulls out:

Slippin' Southern's "Hey Y'all" sign has come a long way from its roots in North Carolina. It was the first sign we ever made, and it launched our business. It was first posted in our Slippin' Southern shop back in January of 2011. It has been the inspiration for hundreds of other custom word signs from our customers. Since creating the "Hey Y'all" sign, we've made several other successful Southern word signs like "Howdy", "Bless Your Heart", "Shug", "Darlin" and many more. 

We've often been asked, "hey, what typeface do you use to make the Hey Y'all sign?" Our answer has always been, "Sorry, that's a trade secret." But, I will tell you it was designed by a brilliant type designer who I admire very much. And, typographers in the know can certainly figure out the font with a little research ...

There's probably no other phrase I can think of greater than "Hey Y'all" that captures the true spirit of the South. No matter how much education you have, if you are from the South, if you find yourself with your best friends or co-workers, the first two words out of your mouth will be "Hey Y'all!" That's probably why Bravo's brilliant set designers chose Slippin' Southern's Super Sized "Hey Y'all" sign to adorn their stage.

We have reached out to Bravo's set designers but as of yet, have heard nothing. We are keeping our fingers crossed that they will check in with us and let us know how easy that sign was to hang.
Our "Hey Y'all" sign has a distressed finish and is usually ordered in "Barnwood Red". It's available in three sizes, small, medium, and large. If you'd like to order one, just mention this blog posting and you'll receive 10% off of your order, too!

If you'd like to order one of our Hey Y'all signs, you can purchase them right here at

Hey Y'all Small 7" High Letters

Hey Y'all Medium, 13.5" High Letters

Hey Y'all Supersized, 26" High Letters

Thanks Andy for using our Hey Y'all on your set. Just let us know if you need anything else.
Ya'll come back now, ya hear?


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