Doris and Jeannie is a family run, independant, quirky and inspirational retail space based in Belfast. We believe that everyone is creative and we can help you design and create your own style in your home.
We specialise in unusual homeware and gifts, Prairie, Industrial and Country Cottage style furniture, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint , beautiful textiles featuring Voyage, Clarke and Clarke and Annie Sloan which compliment our style. We hold inspirational workshops led by Kathy the owner of Doris and Jeannie which gives you confidence and expertise to use the paint and other design skills and we love showcasing the work of talented local Artists and crafters by selling their work. Alongside this we produce a range of gifts that are personalised by our designers under the Doris and Jeannie name.
We started Doris and Jeannie very much round the kitchen table. Doris and Jeannie, who were my grandmothers, were both from the "make do and mend" era and created homes which were stylish and unique yet managed to do it within a tight budget. I continue this legacy by bringing a creative and innovative ethos to Doris and Jeannie where the shop is known for its welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff who provide a shopping experience which is relaxed, inspirational and fun. We pride ourselves in the level of advice and guidance we give every customer so everyone can gain the confidence to achieve the look they want.
I've always had a love of colour and design and with this in mind I embarked on a Textile Degree and then taught Art for 16 years. I was constantly redesigning my house ( to the dismay of my husband ) and family and friends houses so during a maternity break from teaching I decided to take the plunge and resign from my post of Head of Art. Not quite sure how it would work out, I found premises and Doris and jeannie was founded. Doris and Jeannie has gone from strength to strength and we now have a fantastic team of staff including my husband who has joined the team. Each member of our friendly and informative team contribute their own creative strengths allowing Doris and Jeannie to be renowned for its friendly expertise in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Kathy Carter, Owner