"I want to see if I can sell one of my signs!"
It happened exactly like that...............one day I said to John, "I want to see if I can sell one of my signs"........and here I am 8 years later, one of the most popular and in demand signage stores on Etsy! My store, "THE BACK PORCH SHOPPE" was born right on my back porch!
My "Vintage Inspired, Shabby Cottage" signs are all handmade by my husband and me. After I design the signs' shapes and decide on wording and colors, my husband cuts all of the signs out for me, sands them and base coats them too! THE BACK PORCH SHOPPE is a family owned & operated business!
My signs have been in countless magazines worldwide..........the first being Brides of Northern CA. I supply signs to many venues, event planners, photographers, and I also work closely with many bridal consultants, bringing the bride's idea of her own dream wedding to life. I think the best part of this business is when the bride (or mother of the bride) sends me pictures or videos of the wedding with my signs in them. I always cry when I watch the videos.........like it's my own family! ♥ I meet so many sweet, kind people.......and I can't wait to meet you.......let's work together to create YOUR signs!
I'm also a certified clogging instructor (27 yrs...WHEW) for my clogging club, The Dixie Cloggers of New Orleans. We are the first, largest, and oldest clogging group in Louisiana. We serve the community by performing at schools, fairs, festivals, churches, hospitals, and community events. We've performed in many states, and Disneyworld as well.
Get yourself a cup of coffee or sweet tea & take your time browsing The Back Porch Shoppe...you'll be glad you did! :) Oh...p.s....All items come from a smoke free home. I have a cat, & she doesn't smoke either. :)
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
My "Vintage Inspired, Shabby Cottage" signs are all Aged to Perfection by my husband and me.........starting from scratch right on our back porch.......and ending up in your wedding or home!
Laser Machine Operator, Model For The Back Porch Shoppe, Painter / Shipper
Madison is my all around girl! She's a meticulous painter, an efficient shipper, and she also operates our laser machine. Madison is The Back Porch Shoppe's exclusive model.....and not to mention.....our beautiful granddaughter!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
International buyers are welcome; please contact me for a shipping quote. I am NOT RESPONSIBLE for ANY TAXES OR FEES OF ANY KIND regarding CUSTOMS. Taxes or fees imposed on an international package is soley the buyer's responsibility.
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All signs are handcrafted & aged to perfection...one at a time, just for you upon purchase. Shipping time will be 4 to 5 wks. for all signs, depending on my work load. Quality work should never be rushed...and you are getting the BEST! Design and artistry will remain the same; chippy crackle finish will vary slightly. You will receive the BEST...just as I would expect if I were you! :)
When you check out, please leave your information in the space provided (MESSAGE FROM BUYER). Include your words if the sign is a custom order, colors, names/date, and if your sign is a gift or for a special occasion, please leave the date you need your sign by. Please make sure your date falls within my 4 to 5 wk. lead time. Thanks!
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Refunds and Exchanges
No returns or remakes if you purchased a sign and displayed it in direct weather without purchasing our EXTERIOR TREATMENT UPGRADE.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'll be happy to make a custom sign for you! Let me know the wording, color, & sign shape you prefer. There is an additional charge for customs depending on sign size & the amount of wording you request.
Color changes for lettering is FREE! There is a small extra fee for BASE COAT and SIGN SURFACE COLOR CHANGES. Standard sign surface colors with no extra fee include IVORY, SOFT PINK, LIGHT GRAY, BEIGE, AND LIGHT BLUE.
Turn-around time on all customs is usually 4 to 5 wks., depending on my work load. For special requests needing a sign sooner...please let me know, and I'll see what I can do! :)
If you intend to use your sign in direct weather, we offer exterior upgrade for an additional fee based on the sign size. Please contact us for details. Our signs are not meant for permanent exterior use.