Stories

Vintage textiles
I have always loved fabrics, particularly furnishing fabrics. I love their patterns, colours, textures and repeats. When searching the markets and fairs i go to for Iris & Mabel, my attention often focuses on the beautiful piles of old remnants...
Confessions of a collector
I have always collected. Little notes or poems from my children, tiny shells we have gathered on the beach together, old china my Mother has kindly handed down to me, intricate pieces of pretty ribbon, old Beatrix Potter figures, charming...
Antique recycling
When buying for Iris & Mabel I am naturally drawn to items i would want for myself, a good philosophy as it allows me to be passionate about what I am buying and selling and it’s always lovely to see...
Where it all began…
For me I think it must be in my blood. My Mother had her own antiques business when we were growing up. From my early twenties I started buying from antique and flea markets. I remember often visiting this one...