My Grandmother's Porch

Marietta, Georgia

Announcement    Custom home decor and children's apparel featuring African-American characters by a mom of 4 active children and one heavenly angel!


Last updated on Jan 1, 2016

Custom home decor and children's apparel featuring African-American characters by a mom of 4 active children and one heavenly angel!


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Joslyn Jackson

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Joslyn Jackson


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Last updated on January 1, 2016
When I was a little girl, I always wanted sought dolls and characters that looked like me.  At the time, they were very hard to find.  As a surprise one Christmas, my parents paid an artist to make a brown Santa and two brown elves (one even had my name on it!) out of wood for our yard.  It was the best Christmas ever and made me feel so special!

Every year, from the time I was about 8 years old, my parents would proudly display them in our yard.  After I left for college, Santa was stolen.  My grandmother took the elves and placed them in the yard beside her porch.  They stayed there year round!  She was so proud of those little brown smiling elves!  I would smile every time I went to her house in the middle of the summer and there they were!

For years, I talked about how I wanted my children to have elves of their own - just like I had.  Last year, my husband and I made some of our own.  Within hours, people were ringing our doorbell asking where we got them.  That is how My Grandmother's Porch was born.

It is our absolute pleasure to bring our custom made products featuring African-American characters to you and your family. We hope you enjoy them as much as my grandmother and I did!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please keep in mind that all items are handmade and unique. We try our best to make them as identical to those photographed.

Your satisfaction is extremely important to us.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please let us know. We are confident we will be able to take care of any concerns.

APPAREL - Please double check the name spelling and sizes of your items ordered. Once the item is in production we will not refund or exchange. If you realize that you have made an error, please contact us as soon as possible and we will make every effort to accommodate your change request but we cannot make guarantees.
Full payment must be made before shipping.
YARD ART- Pickup in available in Marietta, GA. Items will be shipped in the order received. Please allow up to two weeks for shipping.

APPAREL - All apparel items will ship in one to two weeks after your order. If you need expedited shipping please let us know so that we can work with you to accommodate your timeframe. Additional charges may apply.
Additional policies and FAQs
Do you provide International delivery?

Not at this time.

What are the items made of?

Each item is made from pressure treated plywood.

What is your returns policy?

We will accept exchanges for the same design no more than 7 days after delivery.  

How long with my art last?
How long your art lasts depends on how well you take care of it.  Your item will come with a UV protected, non-yellowing clear-coat.  It is advisable that you use the same type of clear coating to touch up your art every two years or so.

Art may be placed outside, but it is not advisable for them to be placed in standing water for extended periods of time.

Be sure to clean your art with a mild soap and water before storing each year in a dry place

How are they made?
Each piece is handmade and unique.  Although items are generally identical, some items (such as the color of clothing) may vary.