Enamel kitchen ware making a comeback

Tough, durable and wistfully old fashioned Carol O’Callaghan says enamel has staged a stylish comeback. ...

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Hanbury teapots by Neptune as featured on www.browsers.ie.

Web watch: Hanbury teapots by Neptune

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If it’s sophisticated you want, check out Browsers Easter table tableau.

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Vintage View: Garden urns and statues

Kya deLongchamps says adding urns or statues to your garden comes with some risks.

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Watercolour by Yeats in the frame

A sale of Irish art at the RDS will see some top lots under the hammer.

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A set of eight Cork Georgian six bar dining chairs at Lynes and Lynes next Saturday. They areestimated at €1,200-€1,500.

Cork six bar chairs are among auction rarities

Very rare chairs on offer at Lynes and Lynes auction are prized among collectors.

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Wish list: Owl mini magnets

This week Esther N McCarthy offers a silken tower of Easter eggs for a touch of hall table seasonality ...

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Separate the matched look by uncoupling

LET’S explore the latest trend, one that amounts to the interiors equivalent of conscious uncoupling.

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Wish list: Nemo double-sided back boiler insert stove

Cute chicks and bijoux beauties jostle for attention in Esther N McCarthy’s list of lovelies.

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See if you can work out this Hallmark for its city of assay, maker and date.

Vintage view:

Kya deLongchamps says hallmarks struck into silver are no surer fingerprint on an antique.

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A pair of mahogany library chairs from de Veres design sale in Dublin tomorrow. (€400-€600)

Tapestry highlight of sale

350 lots include Le Brocquy and de Bardyere works, Des O’Sullivan reports.

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An iconic image of Irish labour history by Cashman shows Jim Larkin in full flow on a platform in O'Connell St (thenSackville St) Dublin. It is estimated at €200-€300 at Adam's history sale in Dublin next Tuesday.

Revolutionary items feature in Adam’s sale

Lady Gregory’s letter and various pictures and medals will be up for auction.

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Split Screen VW Campers vans stencilled up as retro wallpaper on a perfectly planned repeat. €10 for an A5 stencil pack. www.thestencilstudio.com

Add personal touch to your walls, floors

From modern stickers to digital prints, take the bare look off your walls, floors and ceilings.

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Vintage View: Antiques and vintage pieces

Thinking of investing in some works? Here are some useful tips, writes Kya deLongchamps.

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A minimal interior with neutral décor and streamlined wooden furniture can be transformed with unfussy, bright upholstery (Claire chair by Calligaris €246 from Casey's Furniture).

Get the yellow look for spring

Carol O’Callaghan says yellow is a sign of spring, but it may not always work indoors in Ireland so be ...

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A c1925 Paris-made Art Deco chandelier at de Vere's design auction in Dublin on April 13. It is estimated at €1,500-2,500.

Pair of chandeliers starting at €4,000

Waterford cut-glass light fixture among top lots at Woodwards sale, says Des O’Sullivan.

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An original photographic print showing Cork IRA leaders in Cork in 1918 at Adam's history sale: Front (l-r): Tadgh Barry; Tomas MacCurtain; P. O'Higgins; (back) David Cotter; Sean Murphy; Donal Barrett; Terence MacSwiney and Paddy Trahy. (€400-€600).

Copy of MacNeill 1916 order for €30-€50,000

Manuscript commanding Easter Rising step-down is fascinating lot in auction of ‘800 years’ of historical ...

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The back of a shed becomes a contemporary focus point. Timber wall in Cuprinol Black Ash, bench finished in Cuprinol Natural Stone, €26.99 for 2.5l. Metal planters in Hammerite Red, €12.99 for 750ml.

Give your home that 'buy me' look

Looks are everything when it comes to selling houses. Kya deLongchamps offers some frank advice on styling ...

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Wish list: HAMO beach chairs

Gardening goodies sprout up on Esther N McCarthy’s list this week.

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The Ficus maclellandii as featured on plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.ie/

Web Watch: Plants Are The Strangest People

This guy has a tip jar on his blog. A tip jar. But with 1041 houseplants as of March 29, he needs to ...

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