Wish List: Bathrooms, candles and winter throws

From bathrooms that make a splash to candles and winter throws to keep you toasty, Esther N McCarthy wraps up her must-have home products for the week.

1. Bathroom

This lovely bathroom set up is from the autumn/winter home collection at H&M.

The shower curtain is €29.99, soap pump €7.99 and the toothbrush holder is also €7.99.

Available from www2.hm.com/en_ie/

2. 2019 calendar

This gorgeous 2019 calendar is the creation of Irish illustrator Susan Meaney from Burren Flower Fairies, who prints from originals created in her garden studio.

All of Sarah’s stationery is created, printed assembled and packed in Ireland. Her website is under construction at the moment but you can find her on Facebook and in real life at the Dublin Flea

Christmas market in the Point Square from December 13-16.


3. IKEA chair

Ikea is the sponsor of RTÉ’s newly Home Rescue show presented by Roisin Murphy, Peter Finn and their crew, RTÉ One.

Carmel and Konrad from Cork featured in the episode on Oct 30 and I’ve tracked one of the pieces that stood out for me, the KULLABERG chair, €49.

Love the design.


4. Scarf

Kilkenny Store know how to do a good sale.

Their winter sale ends tomorrow in stores and online on Monday, November 12, and there are plenty of bargains to be had this weekend.

I love this McNutt winter red wool throw, it was €79.99, reduced to €47.98.

FYI, it’s also available in wintergreen. www.kilkennyshop.com

5. Candles

One good thing about winter is being able to buy a shedload of candles. This week, Field Day has launched their limited edition winter collection.

We’re talking a votive candle (20 hours, €10.95) single wick candle (40 hours,€18.95) and a three wick candle (100 hours,€49.95), luxury Room Spray (100ml, €16.95), Scented Sachet (RRP €5.95) and fragranced freshener (€3.95). Divine.

The fragrance range is stocked in over 250 stores in the UK and Ireland, including The Kilkenny Group, Meadows & Byrne, Blarney Woolen Mills, Ezy Living, House Of Ireland @ Dublin Airport.

Alternatively buy online (shipping worldwide) or find out more at www.fielddayireland.ie.

6. Mugs

Orla Kiely ware is most desirable than ever (we miss you, Orla!) and this very funky stacking mug set of Scribble square flower mugs, is down from €49.95 to €29.


7. Crafts

Everyone excited for the City Hall Crafts and Design Fair in Cork from November 23- 25?

It promises to be the biggest one yet and you’ll find unusual gift ideas like these stunning Nestled Hearts by ceramicist Siobhain Steele.

They’re made in Cork, and I’m told her designs are influenced by “the tranquillity and beauty surrounding her studio”. Note to self: Find out where studio is and plant children outside window.

I’m only kidding, carry on with the serenity-soaked art, Siobhan. We love it.



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