Michigan, United States · 1126 Sales



Michigan, United States 1126 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Last updated on Jul 29, 2016

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Linda Ringstad

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Linda Ringstad


Attention All:
Proud to be a Michigander.
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License Plate Heaven Where License Plate Get A New Life and so did I

In 2005, my son Patrick went to help his grandfather for the summer. Together they designed and handmade a USA map using recycled license plates. It took most of the summer. It hangs in our shop today. The map got so much attention my father started making different items with recycled license plates as a hobby. He is known around town as the old guy with license plates he was 80 years old in 2005.
In 2009, I was laid off. The company I had worked for over 20 years was closing it doors. No one was hiring so I started going to my dad's shop. I started helping him. He slowly showed me the ropes. I learned how to use the band saw and other hand tools. Working with metal/ license plates isn't easy. There is a lot of cutting, pounding and sanding. It loud, dusty work, but I enjoy it. I didn't miss corporate America at all. I had even stopped sending out resumes.
My parents leave for winter and have been going to Mexico for years.
I committed to running the shop while they were away.
When my parents returned home months late. I had an Etsy Store and a website.
My dad offered to loan the money, his contacts, and customers to open a business. I started License Plate Heaven in May 2011.
Where license plates get a new life and so did I.
In October 2013 my son, Patrick moved back to Michigan. He had moved away for work.
My father is still around. He comes to the shop daily he turned 90-year-old in 2015.
We have 3 generations learning and working together.

Shop members
  • Linda Ringstad

    Owner, Designer, Office Manager, Artist

    Opened License Plate Heaven in 2011. My father was making licens plate art as a hobby. I started helping him in 2009 on my off days and weekends. In May of 2011 I opened License Plate Heaven as a business.

  • Fred & Donna Kostrick

    Maker, Designer, Curator, Founder

    Fred & Donna are my parents. Fred started making items from recycled license plates as a hobby. Both helped turn his hobby into our family business.

  • Sue Dorris

    Designer, Designed & Makes The License Plate Purses & Frames, Artist

    Sue is my older sister. She helps with all the designing. She personally makes the purses.

  • Patrick & Jenese Dorris

    Artist, Shop Manager

    Patrick and Jenese are my son and daughter in law. Patrick is an artist and runs our brick and mortar shop. He is my right hand. Jenese does all of our sales.

  • Pete Diciolla


    Pete is my better half. Besides being a gifted artist he keeps me sane.

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Last updated on Apr 21, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Every license plate sign is unique. What states are used to make each sign depends on what license plates we have in stock. Can't promise what States will be used to make your license plate sign.

Custom and personalized orders

It generally takes 5 -10 business days to receive your custom made the order.