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So many of our customers ask this question so here's the answer .......
In Greek mythology, Doris was the Oceanid nymph wife of the sea-god Nereus, and the mother of the fifty Nereides. She was the goddess of the rich fishing-grounds found at the mouths of rivers where fresh water mingled with the brine. Her name is connected with two words: dôron, "gift" or "bounty," and zôros, "pure" and "unmixed".
A Mythical Image - Doris is there some where.
A perfect name to describe the unique quality of our driftwood and we couldn't resist the quirkiness of this goddess's name! Everyone knows a Doris.
A perfect name to describe the unique quality of our driftwood and we couldn't resist the quirkiness of this goddess's name!
Well in reality we are a small independent retailer who thinks BIG! We may be small but we pride ourselves on offering a professional customer service with a personal touch.
The 'team' consists of just 2 ladies dedicated to offering you an enjoyable shopping experience which hopefully will find you wanting to revisit our showroom and online store for inspiration and advice.
At the helm is Karen Miller, known affectionately as "The Boss Lady" - a title which makes her wince which is why we love it!
Karen is wonderfully creative and innovative, having created a fabulous brand which continues to evolve season by season. This girl does not stop and you can find out about her journey here.
Working alongside Karen is Jayne who joined Karen in 2013 after a career including business and hotel management, customer services and retail management.
You will often find Jayne at the other end of the telephone answering any questions you may have regarding our table availability together with any product information you may require. Also known as 'The Glass Lady' she is the go to person when it comes to all glass table top enquiries. Often mistaken for Karen's Mum - shocking!!!
Our IT department is also 'Karen & Jayne' so please bear with us if occasionally our stock levels are not up to date, we try our best to keep it updated and fresh.
As you browse through our website you will see we have a range of beautiful driftwood products which include tables, trees, mirrors, lighting and smaller items to decorate your home or business environment. This extensive range of products has been designed by Karen and made to her exacting standards by an independent company who have expert knowledge in dealing with driftwood. The beauty of driftwood lies in the fact that it is "simple nature" so you will never tire of it. The major challenge facing us today, is keeping it original. Originality is something that we pride ourselves on, innovating and working with new ideas that function and are appreciated.
Driftwood cannot be mass produced, meaning that we only have a few items made of each product and because every piece of driftwood is unique, each one has its own originality and beauty.
Alongside our driftwood range we endeavour to bring you new and exciting home interiors that Karen has found during her travels. Included alongside Scandanavian Home Accessories are beautiful Vintage Indian Mirrors, Italian Dining Chairs and Lighting from North Africa. But we are also delighted to have a fabulous range of soft furnishings which have been made in the UK. Our own range of printed cushions, designed exclusively for "Doris" are printed and handmade in the UK using inners made from Norfolk feathers.
We hope you will enjoy your "Doris" experience and we look forward to welcoming you to our community.