We've got lots of creamware, decorative plates, old tools and signs, lamps, frames, and glassware. We've just gotten in a large assortment of vintage box sides from a local collector - great for wall art! And don't forget our extensive gift selection of Charlestown themed gifts plus jewelry and art from our talented local artists.
The back room at the Joy of Old has been spiffed up! Be sure to stop by for that special vintage furniture piece or decorative accesory.
Our newly cleaned up back room recently hosted a Trunk show featuring jewelry by Stonehouse Studio, original art by Sophie Lowery and imported French soaps and linens by French Merchants.
The Joy of Old will be hosting a special Mother’s Day shopping opportunity featuring the work of three Charlestown residents: handcrafted jewelry by Stonehouse Studio, cards and small gifts of art by Sophie Lowery and French artisanal soaps and linens by French Merchants. The 3-day event will be held on
Wednesday May 6 4pm-8pm
Thursday May 7 2pm-7pm
Saturday May 9 11am-4pm.
Studio artist Betsy Baker of Stonehouse Studio fabricates unique jewelry incorporating polymer and precious metals. She was recently featured in American Style magazine and will be introducing her new Maya Collection – a colorful new jewelry line sure to please Mom. Her work can be seen at www.stonehouse-studio.com
Sophie Lowery’s work depicts local Charlestown landmarks, scenes from New England and also from her native France. Her new miniature paintings and Mother’s Day cards are the perfect gift for any Mom! Sophie’s work was featured on the April cover of Medicine Health Rhode Island.
Nancy and Jean Cadene’s wonderfully fragrant French herbal soaps and linens are well known in the Charlestown community. French Merchants' hand milled soaps from the south of France and the quality linens from eastern France are made following traditional methods. The soaps and linens are beautifully packaged, ready for gift-giving!
The Joy of Old is a charming Charlestown boutique with an eclectic mix of wares, including a variety of gifts, vintage furniture and accessories and Charlestown themed items.
For more information call 617-242-6066 during shop hours. Support your community businesses by shopping local! We appreciate your business and hope you’ll join us for this fun event!
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Sophie's paintings are inspired by her memories of France and by New England landscapes. She hopes her paintings will induce people to pause and daydream. “I have discovered in painting a freedom that seldom exists. The freedom of choice in medium, subject and colors with which to express myself are liberating. With each new painting I learn more, and the act of creating something that can be shared with others is always rewarding.” Sophie Lowery has been living in Charlestown, Massachusetts, for the past 11 years. Be sure to visit her website for a portfolio of her work!
"What a place! You could have the president of Harvard at one end of the bar and Boston's best bank robbers at the other with everyone else in between." The Warren Tavern closed in 1813. It was reopened over a century and a half later in the shadow of an elevated railway in the midst of the gritty Boston District of Charlestown. The year was 1972, a decade of change. Few, if any, thought the Tavern would survive in a tough Irish enclave that didn't welcome outsiders. Remarkably, the Tavern prospered from the start and generated a clientele that was so diverse it became one of the most sought out bars in Boston. Find cops and crooks, party girls, movie stars, writers, politicians and longshoremen telling their stories. Their many tales and antics weave a colorful read, rich in character, humor and wit. Step inside the Tavern, join our crowd at the bar, and you won't want to leave."
The Joy of Old has copies of this wonderful book available for sale. Be sure to get yours before they sell out! $12.95
Save the Date: Thursday, May 29 2008 from 6-8pm.
The Stitch House is on the road from to the Joy of Old for a Trunk Show!
A sampling of Stitch House yarns will be on display as well as knit & sewn samples and accessories. Knitters and sewers welcome to bring products for show and tell. Those who want to become knitters and sewers come get motivated!
Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or . Class sign-ups for Stitch House (at Joy of Old) will be held that night – first come first reserved!
Boston Handmade is a group of Boston area artists and artisans with Etsy shops who meet regularly for shows, network and skill workshops. The Joy of Old currently carries fabulous, colorful prints by Jaye of Thirteenth Story, the cutest, whimsical needle felted pieces by Lynne of Cozy Cottage Creations, and eclectic polymer and metal jewelry by Betsy of Stonehouse Studio.
Engineer by day, artisan by night ....artist Anna Maria Kubis never makes a scarf to simply make a scarf. "These scarves are made with a lot of love. I want people to feel happy and frivolous when they reach for one -- like they are floating on a little cloud." One scarf alone is made up of sooo many cheery and mystical colors that it really is art in itself and no two are ever alike. This darling accessory adds a hit of pizzazz to a jean jacket or easily sweetens up a party dress. You can loop them around your neck; wear them as a belt or even a head band. As Anna Maria says "wear them for fun or better yet -- have a ball!
Anna Maria grew up in Southern Poland where the arts were a very large part of her social life. As a little girl, she studied ballet and painting, and as teenager, she regularly attended opera and theater with her mother. She now carries that passion to her Maine studio, where she works away to delight us with one scarf at a time. A life of artistic expression is notably found in her whimsical scarves, along with a lot of love. Perfect for Valentines Day! $24