Shop talk! Chatting with Nancy Levanchy

Nancy Levanchy

Owner of Joye gifts

How long have you owned this business and what is your favorite part about your job?

I have been in business for nine years and my absolute favorite part of my job is the day-to-day interaction with so many interesting people who come through the front door. I also enjoy the hunt to find special product lines and unusual pieces to offer my customers.

What makes Joye a unique place to shop?

What is unique about Joye is that we sell a carefully chosen combination of women’s accessories and gifts. It makes for a more fun and interesting shopping experience. Lots of our handcrafted pieces have a story, making them really thoughtful gifts.

What type of items can be found in the shop?

Joye carries lots of great jewelry, scarves and bags. We also sell handmade accessories and one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts items. We pack a lot into a small space and the selection is always changing.

How do you incorporate local artistry into your store?

Showcasing local artists has become a main focus at Joye. Almost all of our gift items are handmade and every artist understands the value of keeping prices affordable.

Joye Gifts, 196 Front St., Scituate
781-545-7273, Joyegifts.com

 

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Hometown Handbags
Made in Rhode Island, Babs Handbags feature nautical maps so you can wear your Scituate pride on your shoulder.

2

Nautical Accessories
Crafted from maritime rope and sleek anchor clasps, these nautical bracelets from Allison Cole Jewelry have a distinct South Shore appeal.

3

Flower Power Decor
Scituate artist Ellen Hannon creates these colorful wooden flower decorations out of treasures found on the beach.

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Local Pottery
Scituate artist Laura Berton of Time and Tide Clayworks incorporates ocean-inspired textural elements and colors into her handcrafted pottery creations.

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