For anyone who has not visited The Treasure Chest in Oxford, he or she is truly missing out. As its name suggests, this shop is full of treasures and owner Joan Nubie-Miscall is the best treasure of all.
Modest in nature, Joan is a talented artisan who has recently expanded her shop’s space to offer even more treasures. They range from paintings, pottery, mosaics, painted furniture, gifts galore, and so much more.
Joan details her recent expansion, “The store will continue to focus on featuring local artists with paintings and handmade artisan crafts and jewelry, and feature more of my hand-painted furniture with the extra space. The expansion allows me to showcase larger pieces of painted furniture with the Dixie Belle chalk mineral paint I sell in the store, as well as have a dedicated class space for teaching furniture painting classes.”
After more than 30 years, Americana Antiques moved out of its space, which allowed Joan to expand in her current location at 111 South Morris Street, across from Town Park in Oxford. Joan gets a lovely view of the waterfront park and features inviting photos on her Facebook page.
Many will recognize Joan from the Easton Farmers’ Market where she sold her jewelry and handmade bubble wands for 16 years. She still makes her Joan’s Gems that are sold in her shop that she took over from Susan Campbell in 2013. She got her start in the jewelry-making business as a liveaboard. She made jewelry in her downtime while living on a sailboat with her husband. She never imagined it would turn into a business one day.
Over the years, Joan expanded her talents and began making stained glass, mosaics, and refurbishing furniture. While the shop has a nautical vibe, Joan expanded her offerings to more than 30 impressive local talents, including Sean Wells, paintings; Erick Sahler, silk screen print; Paula Van Valkenburgh, pottery; Jean Konopacz, fiber arts and quilting; and photographers Gorham Miscall, Barbara Cross, and George Todd.
Joan hosts furniture painting workshops and is excited about the dedicated space for these classes. Sign up for April and May classes by calling 410-924-8817 or register online at www.treasurechestoxford.com. Starting on April 1, Joan will be open six days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Tuesdays. Find The Treasure Chest on Facebook and Instagram.