Purpose & Joy

Purpose & Joy Hand-Created, Up-cycled, Re-purposed and Found Gifts and Decor. For Your Home, For Your Friends... For You. ***Please note that our website and email address are current works in progress, they are not freuqently updated or monitored.***

Let Purpose and Joy bring meaning into your shopping experience.

Unique, OOAK, Handmade and Found gifts. NONE of our handtouched items are factory produced. Selected with the upmost thought and care - we rely on the creativity of local (U.S) artisans that have a hobby, a small, in-home business or are just trying to get by using their own talents. Many of our suppliers are stay at home moms and dads, retirees or those just trying to make a few extra bucks for t

Unique, OOAK, Handmade and Found gifts. NONE of our handtouched items are factory produced. Selected with the upmost thought and care - we rely on the creativity of local (U.S) artisans that have a hobby, a small, in-home business or are just trying to get by using their own talents. Many of our suppliers are stay at home moms and dads, retirees or those just trying to make a few extra bucks for t

Operating as usual

Scatter rare seeds of kindness
01/19/2012

Scatter rare seeds of kindness

01/03/2012

Thank you for a wonderful Holiday Season! It is such a joy to see so many repeat customers and new friends frequenting our shop! As we start off to a chilly new year, we will have limited business hours while we travel to find unique items to stock up for 2012! We look forward to meeting new artisans in sunny (and not so sunny!) U.S. places, over the next couple of months, so we can bring you a whole new look - but same cozy feeling - this year!

12/03/2011

A few treasures and treats that have been scooped up today: Antique Sewing Box, Red-handled Kitchen Gadgets - just like Grandma used to have, Vintage - new old stock - German ornaments, One of a Kind Artisan Scarves (gorgeous, if you must know!), silly/sarcastic/hilarious magnets, Cancer Awareness Koozies, Tees & Hats, A Different Hand Made Ornament for each of 28 cousins!, Hand Poured Soy Candles, Vegan Lip Balms, Hand Created Holiday Decor... the list goes on - but you can check everything off on that list - we have it here!

12/03/2011

Proof: Purpose & Joy is really a one stop shop for everyone on your list. How do we know? We have been told repeatedly, today, "Wow! You are a one stop shop for everyone on our list!" Here's a sample of what others have found today.....

11/08/2011

We will be unveiling our Holiday goodies, decor and ideas after Thanksgiving! For those of you that cannot make it to the shop - we'll be posting photos that will hopefully, inspire your own Holiday season! Our Whimsy Tree is already looking awesome - full of fun, color and eco-conscious, US-made baubles! Next on the list -decorating our Simplicity Tree - this time - I am putting my creativity to the test and whipping up beautiful ornaments to enhance some amazing pieces created by our amazingly crafty artisans! (stay tuned!)

10/22/2011

ACTS has re-opened their food pantry! Thank you to all that donated directly and a BIG thanks to all of our customers the past few days! We look forward to making a contribution to ACTS on behalf of you and Purpose & Joy! We will continue dontating 50% of our sales thru tomorrow - 10/23.

Urgent!  A local charitable organization - ACTS of Prince William County has temporarily closed its Food Pantry, due to ...
10/20/2011
Welcome to ACTS - Prince William County

Urgent! A local charitable organization - ACTS of Prince William County has temporarily closed its Food Pantry, due to lack monetary and food/household donations. This means that 2000 PWC residents will not receive their monthly food supply. Purpose & Joy will be donating a minimum of 50% of our sales, today through Sunday October 23, 2001, to this cause. Please share this info and get the word out to help people in need. Those that cannot shop locally, please visit www.actspwc.org to learn more or to donate. Thank you!

We regret to inform you that the ACTS Food Pantry is temporarily closed until November 1. This means that over 2,000 individuals will not get their monthly food supply. For the first time since the economic downturn, ACTS has had to close due to lack of food. We need donations of food and cash to ...

09/29/2011

Those that know "us" - know that we are not your typical Facebookers - so we need your help! Keep getting the word out - once we hit 100 likes - we will begin our fun stuff! (ie - deals, sales, secrets, tips, coups and more!) :)

09/29/2011

Thanks to everyone that made it out to the Occoquan Craft Show this past weekend! Purpose & Joy made a great showing and loved the experience! Best of all - the feedback, comments and the "ooohhs & aaahhs" of our shoppers!

09/29/2011

We love our customer's positive comments! We heard this today: "If every store in Occoquan was like Purpose & Joy, I would be here every weekend!" We are so happy to offer a fresh, "Eco-Friendlier" shopping experience for our unique customers !

08/26/2011

Fall is coming and I will be sanding/painting/refinishing/finding lots of fun store furniture and fixtures! This means almost all of Purpose and Joy's current display pieces, props and more are ready to sell to make room for arrivals. We have a great mix of vintage, antique, repurposed and new pieces!

08/12/2011

pssst... we think we are the new one stop shop for unique gifts (for you OR them...!). But, that is just our opinion (based on facts from our wondeful customers!) :)

08/09/2011

Get the word out! Once we hit 100 "likes" we will be offering amazing secret deals (good ones, trust us!) to our Facebook pals. We are relying on YOU to spread the word of Purpose & Joy of Occoquan.

08/09/2011

Summer is on Sale! Our ever-changing hand-created and vintage/antique goodies mean that once it is gone...it is gone! Making room for fall, now!

08/09/2011

Wow! Just 2 months into this venture... Purpose & Joy is going strong. LOVE the customers that "get us"! So much fun to be a part of local, US made and eco-smart shopping! If you 'get us" you "get us" :) Spread the word!

07/18/2011

Our shop neighbors, Paint Your Hear Out, had a water leak ....eek! But, they will be open again soon! :) I know they miss you as much as you miss them!

07/18/2011

Another Great Weekend at P&J! Thank you locals AND our not so locals from Germany, UK, Sweden, Japan and our neighbors in Canada that wandered into Purpose & Joy who went home with an amazing new treasure. Keep spreading the word and the joy...of Purpose & Joy :)

07/16/2011

Lots of New, OOAK Handmade Earrings, Bracelets and Necklaces are being added everyday - pop in to scoop them up at unbelievable prices! They are selling fast!

07/16/2011

It's a Beautiful Saturday - perfect for strolling through Historic Occoquan! Make sure you stop by Purpose & Joy on the riverfront to check out our new arrivals and sale items - while they last!

07/08/2011

NEW this weekend.... So Stinkin' Cute - Felted Girl's Hair Clippies and Hanging Bow/Clip Holders. Handbuilt and Painted East Coast Pottery Pieces - both functional and decorative. Beautiful French Inspired (American Made!) Linens.... and More. As always, limited quantities available, pop in and scoop 'em up while you can!

06/27/2011

Independence Day is in one week! Stop by Purpose & Joy to pick up cute gear for the whole family! Red/White/Blue themed, locally made hair clippies, Hand Embroidered USA or Fireworks Caps for kids, Stars n Stripes No-Slip Bandanas for the dog and fun items for the adults and your home, too!

06/27/2011

We are over the moon! Thanks to my super-sonic hearing skills - we heard 2 Saturday shoppers whisper to each other "Oh My Gosh - This is my new FAVORITE store!!" What a compliment - thank you ladies! xoxo

06/27/2011

Hair Clippies, ChalkMats, Lavender Sachets, HandCrafted Soaps, Boat T-shirts, Emroidered Items, Vegan Lip Balms, Scrabble Pendants, Vases, Vintage Goods...just a sampling of what our happy customers bought this weekend at Purpose & Joy

06/27/2011

Thanks to everyone that was local and made it a GREAT weekend for Purpose & Joy!

06/24/2011

We'll be joining the Fireworks fun tomorrow night at Tim's Rivershore! We're handing out goodies from Purpose & Joy. Our boat will be anchored near Tim's dock - just look for a man and his dog paddling around on a floatie with a fistful of fun items from Purpose & Joy!

06/24/2011

Tim's Rivershore annual "Not on the 4th" Fireworks event is tomorrow! Before taking Miss Rivershore shuttle to Tim's at 6:15 from the Wharf, swing into Purpose & Joy for fun gifts for you or your friends: "I'm on a Boat" Tees for Men and Women, River Themed Pendants/Charms (what happens on the river stays on the river!) Be the Grill Master of your boat with our unisex Boat themed aprons.

06/24/2011

Stop by Purpose & Joy tomorrow- June 25 during the 2011 Occoquan River Fest - We are continuing our June 20% off Sale plus we have special promotions throughout the day!

06/24/2011

We are growing Fast! More Photos and NEW products coming soon! For those of you that aren't local to VA - contact us if you see something you like, I can put you in touch with the artisan or ship something directly from Purpose & Joy!

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06/23/2011
Purpose & Joy

Purpose & Joy

Hand-Created, Up-cycled, Re-purposed and Found Gifts and Decor. For Your Home, For Your Friends... For You.

06/22/2011

Stop by Purpose & Joy in Occoquan, VA to enjoy our "First Month of Open Doors/First Days of Summer" Sale! 20% off ALL purchases of just 10 bucks or more! No need to print and waste - just pop in and let us know you saw the offer on FB. Hurry! This sale Ends June 30, 2011.

06/22/2011

We just got our first FB Like! Courtney Donner - contact us to receive a free gift for being our very first FB Fan... eco-scrubbies on us?!!? :)

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