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Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving

November 18th, 2015 | Alabama Metal Art | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving wishes from Alabama Metal ArtA must for me is to have Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving.  Some of you dream of the turkey and all the fixings (or should I say “Fixins”), but me, it’s the Pumpkin Pie.  As a kid, I spent some time living in northern New England. Thanksgiving there is celebrated with pork pies (known as Toutiere for my French Canadian friends), sausage dressing bursting forth from golden turkeys, scalloped potatoes and many other tempting dishes.  But as I said, the main thing I looked forward to each year was the Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving.


A slice of Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving

When I moved away from home I continued the tradition , my Mom’s Pumpkin Pie for  Thanksgiving.  Her recipe started from the label of “One-Pie Pumpkin.” Mom modified all her recipes. Here it is:

Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving Recipe

  • 1 15 ounce can of  Pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Butter just melted
  • 1-12 oz. can Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/8 cup Molasses plus 1 tbsp.
  • 2 beaten Eggs 

Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt, and spices together. Mix in the pumpkin. Add beaten eggs, butter, molasses, & milk.  Line a 9-inch pie plate, pour in contents. Make an aluminum foil collar around the crust edge. (to be remove the last 15 minutes of baking)Preheat oven & bake at 450 for 15 minutes. Then reduce temp. to 350 and bake another 50 minutes. Now enjoy the best pumpkin pie you have ever eaten!

Thanksgiving Wishes

All of us here at Alabama Metal Art / Tri-State Metals, would like to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. May you enjoy time with your friends and families. Be safe and eat lots of Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving!

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Signs-Not Meant to Smack You in the Head

November 6th, 2015 | Alabama Metal Art, Business Signs | 0 Comments

Once upon a time, in England, when walking down the narrow streets of London people were often fearful of being smacked in the head by a rogue falling business sign.  But where did all this madness start?  Consider the primitive cave paintings, they were a means of communication – could they be considered the first signs?  Modern signage first appeared in Egypt, Rome and Greece…they seemed to be the first at everything when you think about it.  Their signs were made of stone or terra cotta and were mainly images as the general population then was illiterate.

Interesting to know that in 1389, King Richard III, required all Ale Houses to have a sign placed outside their establishment.  This law ignited competition in the business community; soon the plain business sign became larger and more ornate.  Signs were hanging off buildings into the streets, being constructed of carved wood, wrought iron and decorated in gold leaf.  The larger the sign the more chance it would fall from the building, thus the fear of casually walking down a London street.

One of Our Many Business Sign Designs

Custom unique business sign on frame Ava's PlaceIn the 18th century more and more business signs began to appear thanks to the invention of the printing press. Electricity soon illuminated signs with light to be seen at night.  During World War II, the plastic industry flourished and added another dynamic to the business sign.

In today’s market Alabama Metal Art is able to customize a sign to fit your business or farm.  From a simple letter sign, to a complex stencilled sign with a color backplate, we are able to make a unique piece to complement your business or your farm. Now days a farm sign is just as important as a business sign.

Farms Signs Are Here to Stay

Unique custom farm sign with a tractor in red powder coat.

If you are in need of a business or farm sign, we would love to work with you and create a sign that is just right for your business or farm.  You can call us at 888-760-0006 or drop us an email at  .

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Huntsville Area Association of Realtors Expo

October 16th, 2015 | Alabama Metal Art | 0 Comments

Alabama Metal Art at Huntsville Area Association of RealtorsThe Huntsville Area Association of Realtors held their 2015 Expo today at the Roundhouse in Huntsville.  This was Alabama Metal Arts first year attending and we were quite excited to show off our metal art.  We displayed our new designs along with our tried and true designs including one of our house number signs.

The Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® (HAAR)is well know in the area and is made up of 2,000-members. These real estate professionals are involved in all aspects of the industry, including residential/commercial sales, leasing, and appraisals.  This  exciting  yearly Expo is well attended.

There was lots of traffic around our booth as Alabama Metal Art provides a unique product that can be personalized in many ways.  Metal art can be adapted to be displayed inside the home or outside the home – Metal Art Makes A Great Gift – for any home owner.

At Alabama Metal Art we are always happy to help you choose a design that is ideal for you and your home.  We are located in Florence, Alabama, and have shipped our art pieces throughout the United States as well as a few countries overseas.  Feel free to call us at 1-888-760-0006, Monday through Friday.  Also follow us on Facebook.

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Custom Business Signs

October 7th, 2015 | Alabama Metal Art | 0 Comments

Alabama Metal Art does Custom Business Signs

One Place Business Sign by Alabama Metal Art.  Multi Colored and layered steel.

Visibility and awareness is important for a business – One way to accomplished this is to have a high Quality Business Sign.  At Alabama Metal Art we can help. Using an existing business logo or a brand new idea our designer can assist in coming up with a custom business sign.  Inbound Marketing Business Sign created by Alabama Metal Art.  Layered design and powder coated.

Custom business signs are not limited to one style.  The “One Place of the Shoals” sign is a great example of layered steel with different colors of powder coating for effect.  The “inbound Marketing Specialists” sign shows a stencil cut-out style mounted to a multi-color back  plate.  This style sign is ideal for an inside environment.

Raised Letter Signage for Court Street Market by Alabama Metal Art

The “Court Street Market” sign is an example of raised metal letters that are used for Custom Business Signs.  Each letter is cutout on our laser then paint them with a silver powder coating.  The letters are mounted directly to the face of the business,  The powder coating is rated to resist weather elements providing a durable finish that stands out against the brick facade.

If you are a business in need of a dynamite sign, don’t hesitate to contact us!  1-888-760-0006 or email us at . Contact us today!



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September 30th, 2015 | Alabama Metal Art, Holiday Gift Ideas | 0 Comments

Personalized Metal Art offered at a 30% Discount for the Holidays

November Savings 30% off – for the HOLIDAYS

Now is the Time to Save!  November is here already and a great time for holiday purchases.  Alabama Metal Art is offering a 30% discount on all Personalized Name Art, House Number Signs, Garden Signs, Monogrammed Toppers, Kitchen Art, Standard Wall Art, and Sports Themed Name Signs (we cannot include mailboxes in this promotion due to the high labor required).  Alabama Metal Art can customize an art piece for your living room, your kitchen, your garden or even your man cave if you have one.  Our style of wall art will make a unique gift for a friend or a loved one!

Don’t Forget the Athlete in the Family or the Avid Sports Fan

Our Sports themed Name Signs have increased popularity over the years .   Football is in full swing, and basketball is just underway. Baseball had an excellent season and soccer is always popular.  Our various sports art pieces can be personalized with a name, a school name or a pro teams name – we can design to meet your need.  Order one today for your special athlete!

Personalized Metal Art for the Young Athlete

We hope this discounts will help you with your Holiday planning!  For a full line of ideas please check out our website or if you have a special design in mind that you do not see, give us a call.  Because much care is put into each art piece we craft, we cannot rush our process, so order early.  Check out our website or call us Monday thru Friday 888-760-0006.  We pride our self in customer satisfaction and will do our very best to supply your with an art piece you will enjoy always!

**************USE “HOLIDAY30″**************

As a coupon code when you place your order.

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Straight Line Metal Art

September 17th, 2015 | Alabama Metal Art | 0 Comments

Cut Out of Alabama Metal Art against a piece of drift wood

Modern Geometric and Mission Gate – Straight Line Metal Art

Introducing the two final new designs to our Personalized Metal Art Family.  The Modern Geometric and the Mission Gate, both are a study in straight line metal art.  Many of today’s designers have migrated to a modern, clean design. With this in mind, our head designer, Robert Miles, has created these two designs.

Mission Gate Personalized Metal Art Sign

Mission Gate

The first straight line metal art design was pulled from the contemporary Mission Style.  The focus is on simple horizontal and vertical lines.  Mission Gate provides an excellent pallet to show off  the textured powder coatings we have available.  This bold design looks great outdoors with options to display  name or address.


Modern Geometric

Personalized Metal Art Sign - Modern Geometric

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A bit of a math freak, our designer dug back to his school  geometry days and came up with the Modern Geometric.  This straight line metal art design utilizes an octagonal frame emphasizing  diagonal lines.  A precise design, it is guaranteed to stand out in any environment.



The Process

Both straight line metal art pieces start out as 11 gauge (or 1/8″) thick sheet metal.  We nest our designs for efficient use of  each sheet. The metal is placed on the laser table, a program is downloaded, and the laser goes to work.  It is fascinating to watch the laser bounce with precision from one design to another. When completed minor prep is required prior to powder coating. Powder application takes a patient operator who will ensure the metal is covered.  Next the art piece goes into oven and is baked, producing a durable coating.  Final inspection completed,  the art piece is ready to ship.  We pride ourselves in making sure our customers are 100% satisfied.

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Roman Arches Name Art

September 9th, 2015 | Alabama Metal Art | 0 Comments

As promised here is the introduction of our next  personalized name art “Roman Arches.”  The Roman Arches Name Art piece was  inspired by arches originally created in ancient Rome.  The Romans were the first Europeans to utilize this design to its maximum.  This design with their invention of concrete allowed them to build many memorable structures that still endure today.  Our designer decide to add some interest in this design my inverting some of the Roman Arch and making the overall design symmetrical.  

Roman Arches Personalized Name Art

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We drove around town with our prototype of the Roman Arches Name Art piece and tested it in many different environments.  We found this to be one of our most versatile designs as it blended well with many backgrounds.  This metal art piece can be customized with your name or  your home or business address.

Powder Coat Options for our Name Art


When the Roman Arches Name Art piece is finished with a Cast Iron or Pewter powder coat the appearance is rustic.  The veins – Copper, Silver or Gold provide a finish suitable for an indoor decor and the unique Japanese Maple finish gives the illusion of a rich wood finish.  With any finish Roman Arches Name Art is a definite winner.


Roman Arches Personalized Name Art Piece

If you would like more information on the New Personalized Metal Art -Family Tree, or any of the other new or existing Name Art, click on one of the images or feel free to contact us at . Keep an eye open for our future posting, we would love to have your feedback on our new designs. Don’t forget to like our page on Facebook!

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New Personalized Metal Art

August 28th, 2015 | Alabama Metal Art | 0 Comments

New Personalized Metal Art - Family Tree against stone wall

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 Introducing our New Personalized Metal Art

The summer months have proved to be a busy time at Alabama Metal Art.  Our staff designer did stop and take some time to design several New Personalized Metal Art pieces.  Our new designs are the Family Tree, Roman Arches, Mission Gate and Modern Geometric.   Over the next several weeks will be be featuring them on this blog in hopes that you come to love these new personalized pieces as much as we do.

 Family Tree – One of the New Personalize Metal Art

Our first introduction is the “Family Tree.” Although we have just started to showcase this new personalized metal art it has already shown its popularity.  As you can see from the various images throughout the blog its charm can dress up an outside wall or inside a family home.

One nice feature of our new personalized metal art is its flexibility to be coated with various powder coat finishes.  Cast Iron Black powder coat gives the metal art a rustic outdoor look whereas, a Copper Vein powder makes it more formalized for an inside wall.  We will work with you to make sure the finish we provide works the best for you.

The Family Tree art piece can be customized with a name or if  you wish a house number.  All of these art pieces come with two welded hangers on the back for installation.  At Alabama Metal Art we have the ability to increase or decrease the over all size of the Family Tree.  Customization is second nature to us.

If you would like more information on the New Personalized  Metal Art -Family Tree, or any of the other new offerings, click on one of the images or feel free to contact us at .  Keep an eye open for our future posting, we would love to have your feedback on our new designs. Don’t forget to like our page on Facebook!

New Personalized Metal Art - Glackin Family Tree

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House Number Sign

August 18th, 2015 | Alabama Metal Art | 0 Comments

house number sign

In Search for  the perfect House Number Sign

After living in the city for many years we decided to purchase a home in the country.  We have found it both beautiful and peaceful, and at times a little too quiet.  I must admit that it took some adjustment having only cows, horses and donkeys for neighbors.  One thing we learned quickly is that no-one, including the UPS driver could determine which house on our road was ours, even though there are only four.

Alabama Metal Art to the Rescue

During our first few years we searched several different sources for the perfect House Number Sign.  With harsh summer storms and the never-ending sunshine each House Number Sign we chose just did not last.   After many failed attempts I discovered that Alabama Metal Art would customize a  House Number Sign for us (this was prior to my employment here!). It was just what we needed, a strong metal House Number Sign with a durable powdercoat finish.  Because there were several designs and options to choose from it took the wife and I several discussions to pick out the right House Number Sign for our home.

Finally, we decided that we wanted the House Number Sign to be seen from both directions and with a  white back plate to aid in its visibility.  My next challenge was where to put the House Number Sign.  Would it be better to place it up near our front entry or down near the road?  In the end we chose to place it near the road.  In Alabama before you put something metal in the ground you need to have a good rain storm to soften up the clay soil.  Luckily mother nature was cooperative and soon the House Number Sign was firmly placed in its permanent spot.  I was able to accentuate the sign even more by landscaping around the sign with three clumps of green ornamental grass and two burgundy crepe myrtle trees.  It looks great and now everyone has no problem knowing which is our house (even the UPS driver!).

If you are in search of a perfect House Number Sign for your home check out House Number Signs on our website.


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Holiday Savings

November 17th, 2014 | Alabama Metal Art | 0 Comments

Order early and save!

Alabama Metal Art is excited to announce our 2014 holiday savings.  We want to be sure that everyone has the opportunity to place their order and get it in time for Christmas so you can give a unique piece of metal art to that someone special.

  • 30% OFF! If you order between November 17th and November 22nd then you can receive a 30% discount (when you use coupon code:  HOLIDAY30“ ).
  • 15% OFF!  If you order between November 23rd and November 30th then you can still receive a 15% discount (when you use coupon code:  HOLIDAY15“ ). 

We hope these discounts help you with your Holiday shopping!  But MOST importantly remember in order to receive an order before Christmas the absolute last day to place your order is December 2nd!   There is a lot of handcrafted love that goes into each piece and we can’t make these pieces overnight.  So wait if you must and miss out on theses great discounts (all discounts end on Nov. 30th).

All orders placed by December 2nd are guaranteed to arrive by December 23rd.

 Please note the discounts above can be applied to any of the personalized items (including but not limited to Personalized Name ArtHouse Number Signs, and Personalized Garden Signs) that can be ordered using our web-site (except for mailboxes).  These discounts cannot be applied to custom/special orders.

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  • Testimonials


    THANK YOU! --Donna

    "Thank you so much for our metal name sign, this is the second one we have Purchased from you. We love the signs, we bought both of them just alike, one for our Entrance gate and one on our cattle barn. Everybody that sees them love them. Out Children are going to order them one as well.
    Thank you so much. " --Kathy

    "Hey, that stuff looks amazing.
    I'm pretty picky and rarely completely happy with things. But you worked with me so well and it's exactly what I want, thank you so much! " --Brett

    "Wow fantastic work...the sign is so perfect., really beautiful and we both just love it...very creative!" Tracie in Oregon

    "Thanks, this looks great and we love it! We have been very pleased with your work, service, and Chris has been great to work with each time! Alabama Metal Art employees are always pleasant when I call and very professional!! Shearall in Florida

    "When I purchased my custom sign by Alabama Metal Art they were very prompt and professional. My customed designed sign was made in less than a week. The owner, Chris Roberson, even made a visit to see my signed displayed and to make sure that I was satisfied. Excellent craftsmanship!" Lynne of Sincerely Yours