Vintage view: Christmas crudities or raising little Furcifers

As the youngest unmarried makes several elastic laps at the melting butter from a steak knife at Christmas ...

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Are you long overdue a new dining table and chairs? Get organised for Christmas dinner with a modern design that echoes 1950's styling (Modus dining table with four chairs €1,429 at DFS)

How to lay the perfect Christmas table

MY favourite part of Christmas decorating is laying the dining table — china and glassware that ...

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ESB art collection sale dominated by affordable Irish landscapes

Highlights from the sale of 148 lots from the ESB Collection at James Adam in Dublin next Tuesday ...

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French Marble Mantel Clock

Events to look out for in the search for antiques

The Lynes and Lynes auction at Carrigtwohill at 11am today ...

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Travelling Through Kerry By Dan O'Neill

Good end of year boost for Irish art

Dan O’Neill’s distinctive and atmospheric oil on board with blue hues entitled Travelling ...

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Tips on having a fragrant home this Christmas

Contained from the rest of the world, except for a few slivers of ventilation, your home is a micro-climate ...

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Wish list: Inexpensive and elegant homeware gift ideas

Some inexpensive and some elegant gifts make up Esther N McCarthy’s Christmas wishes.

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How Christmas trees took root

Six months after staggering through college, and confused as to my future prospects, I took a working ...

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Something old, something yule

In Cork city centre the auction at Marsh’s, which kicks ...

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Rich pickings for furniture and collectible hunters at Bandon

A 19th century Irish breakfront bookcase, a marquetry and ormolu mounted bracket clock and a serpentine ...

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A festive guide to DIY Christmas decorations

Kya deLongchamps gets all creative using leaves, jam jars, old lampshades and other recyclable materials ...

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Irish art features in Dublin and London

Irish art will come under the hammer in Dublin and London next week. Fresh from his viewing in Skibbereen ...

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Give your kids room to grow when it comes to bedroom decor 

YOU’RE considering a cool Christmas gift for your children — a themed bedroom inspired ...

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There's still time to post ahomegrown gift abroad like aBunbury Board. (Carvingboards from €149 at Kilkenny,Nest, Kenmare and Urrú, Bandon)

Gift ideas for grown-ups

At this time every year I wheel out a particular gift idea — that of filling a bag with little ...

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Vintage View: Gifting vintage is great fun for giver and getter

The real gift of giving is to have a big slab of fun finding the thing, and for me, that means something ...

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Irish designer Ray Power's series of Link pendants offer cumulus style clouds of stripped natural white wood in a varietyof stains, that split, diffuse and scatter light. €405-€2,000, Willie Duggan

Light and shade is important for creating atmosphere

Nothing else can so immediately influence what is described as the ‘tone’ or ‘mood’ ...

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Wishlist extra

Have a look at these handcrafted wooden charts, they’re only fab. 

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Wish list: Tefal Ingenio collection

Dollies, delightful boxes and mock ups of Morrissey on a tea towel? They’re all part of Esther ...

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Durrow sale delivers lots of variety

The variety contained in 2,000 lots at four days of auctions at Sheppards in Durrow, Co Laois next ...

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Yeats, Henry, Osborne works feature in important Irish sales

Des O’Sullivan reports on a major sale of Irish art which includes a widely exhibited painting ...

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