Welcome to Joyfully Treasured.
My name is Joy.
Do you love to create a beautiful vintage style home on a budget? If so, I am so glad you’re here. I would love to be friends.
Here, you will find tutorials and inspiration for crafting, decorating, and DIY. I hope to inspire others to create a warm, beautiful, and happy home. I especially love crafts and projects that are budget friendly. I like to challenge myself to create the look I love in décor blogs and magazines for less. I love using thrift and dollar store finds, or what I already have at home!
I enjoy a good cup of tea, and getting my hands dirty in the garden. At heart, I am an introvert, though I try my best not to show it. I have a bit of an obsession with haberdashery. When we were stationed in Alabama, I discovered a filing cabinet full of vintage sewing patterns, and a trunk full of ribbon in an antique warehouse. Now I have an Etsy shop, JoyfullyTreasured, that offers vintage and inspired sewing and craft supplies.
I met my husband, Jason before I started college, and we were married three years later. Here we are with our son. ❤
We bought our fixer upper last year, and I love it dearly. It’s likely I felt so drawn to a distressed house because it really needs the love that I am so eager to give it. I am a caretaker, and it felt so right to take our house and make it into a comfortable home.
I have fond memories of my sister and I doing crafts with my Mother and Mom-Mom. Mom always made our home full of love and warmth. I remember Mom-Mom teaching me to tend a garden, and excitedly cleaning the house with her before putting up the Christmas decorations.
They both passed away suddenly when I was nine, and I was no longer a child after that. I did my best to take care of us and make our space comfortable. Even though my sister and I always had a place to sleep at night, I never felt like we had a home again after they were gone. Our experiences caused me to think often about what I felt a home should be.
Home for me is an almost sacred place. The only place you can put down your burdens and feel at peace after a worrisome day…a beautiful haven full of love and acceptance.
Join me as I pour love into our home…one fun craft or affordable project at a time!