Joy Carver


Just walk up to the original Harper Memorial Library in Maryville’s Historic Downtown. You will find some books here, but they are for sale … along with some of the most sought after and fine tuned line of gifts and stationery in the region. What is not for sale here are the instant smiles, great customer service, and forever friendships. Those are free to all — and abundant.

Started in 2005 as an in-home stationery business by stay-at-home mom Joy Forster Carver, the business quickly outgrew its original walls. Now, the same great welcome is extended, but in a much larger and dynamic environment. Joy’s first love remains helping brides find a perfect invitation, creating custom designs, and making brides and their families proud to shop local. However, now with a staff of 6, Dandy Lions is able to service all gift seekers. From holiday entertaining to everyday treats, Dandy Lions is proud to be in Downtown Maryville and honored to help you each day with every one of life’s milestones.

We are sweet, savvy and sincere. Our staff is successful at bringing the best combination of gifts to our local East Tennessee market. However, the selection of gifts is secondary to the relationships found inside these red brick walls. The greatest part of the Dandy Lions experience is that we make friends at every corner. Come see us … be our friend.