Article and photos by Savanah Mandeville

The golden rule of decorating is, “Live with what you love.”

Fill your home with things you love at Miss Daisy’s Home & Décor Company.

The unique store, located at 2702 Richard Joseph Boulevard in Joplin, has a little bit of everything to give your home a personal touch. Shoppers will find stylish furniture for all rooms, home décor, light fixtures, bedding, dishes, DIY paints, and even boutique clothing and jewelry.

“I hear all the time there’s not another place like this,” said owner Christy Caddy. “We try not to reorder many things, so everything does feel special, one-of-a-kind.”

October 18 marks the store’s third anniversary, and Caddy is hosting a birthday celebration the following weekend on October 26 and 27 during regular store hours. The celebration will include special sales and promotions, food and giveaways.

“It’s almost hard to believe it’s only been three years because so much has changed!” Caddy said.

It’s true. Miss Daisy’s Home & Décor Company has undergone a massive transformation since she first opened. Back in 2016, it was known as Miss Daisy’s Attic, and it was a mix between a boutique and consignment antique store at about half the current size.

“Each step of the way, the changes have been so exciting,” she said. “It feels like a new store. The look of the store, the feel of the store, the expansion, the name change – it’s all pretty awesome.”

Caddy has always been a big fan of antiques and home DIY projects, and she got her start selling in booths in local antique stores. She’d always dreamt of owning her own business but never had any serious plans until she got an idea while walking with her husband in the evenings.

“My husband and I live in the area, and we walked by this location all the time, and we always talked about how it would be the perfect spot for a store.”

She finally decided to go out on a limb and contact the owner to see the building and get an idea of the rent.

“Within that same week we signed a lease on the building,” she said. Six months later, she expanded into the neighboring unit.

The next big change happened in October 2018 when Caddy and her husband took a trip to furniture market in High Point, North Carolina. While there, they met Ben and Erin Napier of the HGTV program “Home Town.”

“We got to have a group breakfast with them and meet them afterwards. We love their story and their passion,” Caddy said. “We also went to the Vaughan-Bassett’s [furniture] show room and we met John and Doug Bassett, and we just really love what they do.”

That’s when Caddy got into the new-furniture business, which is now the bulk of the company’s offering. Miss Daisy’s still sells some select vintage consignment and antiques, including some beautifully handmade tables and coffee tables from a local craftswoman.

Most recently, Caddy has brought in the Trisha Yearwood Home Collection by Klaussner. She also recently began offering the opportunity to order furniture with custom upholstery. In addition, Caddy regularly teaches DIY crafting classes and offers private parties.

“The best part of the last three years has been getting to know our customers,” she said. “We have customers who come in weekly, and it’s been so nice getting to build a relationship with them.”