About Us

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Bring Faith Visually Into Your Home

As you step through our door, you'll find me tidying up the last remnants of our day, perhaps with a pot of tea or coffee brewing, ready to share a moment of warmth with you on our couch. A glance around reveals more than just décor; it's a deliberate curation of Catholic art and symbols, each chosen to infuse our home with the essence of our faith. Our journey to Catholicism in 2014 was a profound one, led by the Holy Spirit, shaping not only our daily lives but also the atmosphere of our home.

Through a 21st Century Lens

In crafting House of Joppa, our aim was to reimagine Catholic home décor for the contemporary eye. Traditional pieces have their allure, but we found inspiration in the sleek lines and fresh aesthetics of modern design. With a passion for interior aesthetics, we set out to create a collection that seamlessly integrates Catholic art and iconography into today's homes, adding depth and warmth to any space.

Why “House of Joppa”?

“What’s in a name?” as Shakespeare so famously asked.  For me, House of Joppa is rooted in scripture and deeply personal.  

Acts 9:36 tells the story of a faithful disciple named Tabitha (or Dorcas as my brother loved to point out...we’ll stick with Tabitha) from Joppa who was known for her good works and helping the poor.  In a few short verses, scripture tells us the miraculous story of how Tabitha died and was raised to life again by St. Peter.  The story spread throughout the region and “many believed in the Lord.”  

My hope is that our Catholic store and gift shop will inspire you to live our faith boldly in a world in such desperate need of beauty and that by doing so, many will come to believe in our Lord!

A Little About Our Products

We exist to share the beauty of our One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic faith in our homes through a variety of Catholic home decor pieces, Catholic art, Saint candles, statues, paper goods and beautifully handcrafted Catholic jewelry.  

These are all the things that help me to immerse myself in my faith and I hope they do the same for you.

My husband Matthew and I, along with our five wonderful children, call Southeastern Michigan home, where we continue to weave the threads of faith and design into the tapestry of our lives.