Find the Perfect Gift!

Written by laura on 12/11/2013

One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is to visit Main Street in Franklin. Bundling up, grabbing a hot cup of coffee or cocoa, and seeing the festive decorations. Of course, no visit to Main Street would be complete without stopping in at The Iron Gate, and nothing can put me in the holiday spirit quite like the beautiful sights and smells of our shop. It’s easy to find something special for everyone on my list here.

Everyone knows that we have a wide variety of candles, lotions, and soaps, but you may not have realized that we have a great selection for the men on your list as well as the women!

Boticario De Havana by Archipelago

Our newest selection of men’s soaps, candles, and lotions from Archipelago.


And speaking of men’s gifts…

Beautiful golf and wine logs

Keep track of your favorite hobbies in style. Leather bound golf and wine logs!

A wide selection of books for men.

Lots of great reading with our wide selection of books.


Or something  a bit more feminine…

Lovely cloth napkins.

Dress up brunch with a bit of frill and a reclaimed wood serving tray.

Rachel Ashwell's Couture Prarie

Get Shabby Chic Couture with an autographed copy of Rachel Ashwell’s new book, beautiful note cards, and a writing set.

More great reading material

Books on fashion, art, and design.

Gorgeous throws. Lovely, with soft frill and warm linen.

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The Holidays Have Arrived at The Iron Gate!

Written by laura on 11/08/2013

  Come in and see our winter wonderland!  Silver and white, glitter and bows; it’s sure to put you in the spirit!


We are in love with these adorable white owls, they look so cozy nestled within a Christmas tree!

white owl collage You’re bound to find the perfect ornament for your tree this year, or that special addition to your center piece!

christmas collage

And don’t forget the glitz! This pine tinsel makes a beautiful finishing touch! Come in and check it out, we can’t wait to see you!

pine tinsel

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Written by laura on 10/24/2013

As the weather gets cooler, I like to make my home cozier. Candles are a simple and beautiful way to bring in a little warmth.

white tapers

 Mercury glass is one of my favorite ways to brighten a room. Group them together in different shapes and sizes, and add a tea light for crystalline elegance!

mercury glass votives

 And, you can never go wrong by just keeping things simple. These Vance Kitira candles come in all different sizes; when put together, they create a simple, elegant arrangement.

Vance Kitira

A few of our favorite scented candles

Of course, the visual beauty of candles is only half the charm. Scent can play a big role in the feeling of a room, and the mood of the people in it. It can bring back fond memories, or calm you after a stressful day. For me, a great scent can make all the difference in the atmosphere of a room. We wanted to share our personal favorites:


Annette chose Marseilles Fig by Lafco. Sweet, yet warm and subtle, a great scent for any time of year. Robbie also chose a Lafco scent, Feu de Bois. Great for a cold night, this woody, smokey scent makes you feel like cuddling by the fire.

Rick's favorites
Rick couldn’t choose just one! Here is a sampling of his favorites: Bergamot Tabacco and Burl Wood by Archipelago, Grand Hotel de Paris Linen Water by Zodax, and Spike Lavender by Lafco.

Rosemary EucalyptusMy favorite changes almost daily, but I am currently in love with Rosemary Eucalyptus by Lafco. It smells fresh, herbal, and sweetly invigorating. It is a smell that is joyful and happy, and full of memories.

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