Esther N McCarthy spots some cute Christmas decor and coos over copper this week.
Let’s reflect for a moment on these stunning circular AYTM mirrors. They are in stock in three sizes with clear glass with either a taupe or black frame. I love the slim frames. Prices start at €180, see www.nordicelements.co.uk for more info
Aldi have these cool copper gadgets in stores now, they start at €3.99. www.aldi.ie
November is the perfect time for a lick of paint before the silly season really kicks off. I love this Preference Red No.297 in Modern® Emulsion, nice and festive, right? It’s €50 for 2.5 litres. Available from www.farrow-ball.com and stockist s nationwide, including Pat McDonnell paints www.mcdonnellpaints.ie
How cosy is this terrific throw from Avoca? It’s called the Harriet and is produced in their original site in Co Wicklow. The mohair throw comes in two sizes, the larger one is €164.95 and the smaller size is €124.95. www.avoca.ie
Newbridge always do such beautiful tree decorations, these are available in Kilkenny Stores for €12-€15 each. www.kilkennyshop.com/
Cork-based contemporary landscape painter, Cora Murphy, has relaunched HOME, a beautiful book of landscape paintings, just in time for Christmas. The book reflects on a decade of painting since the artist moved back to Ireland and 25% from each book sold will go to Cork Simon to help fight homelessness this winter. So the book is €20 and €5 will go to Cork Simon. Cora is boundless with her energy and her talent, and she has also released three new paintings to her Limited Edition Print Collection, (pictured is titled On Solid Ground) from her most recent body of work ‘The Outliers’, as well as a new line of stationery. All available to buy online at www.coramurphy.com.
This gloriously graphic cushion cover is from the recently-launched SJÄLVSTÄNDIG collection. It’s a limited edition collection of products that, according to Ikea, will liberate you from conventions at home. We call that a babysitter in our house. Loving the design though, and the price, €5,www.ikea.com/ie/en/
If you remember using these swing dial phones, then dear reader, you are old, like Methulsua old. Me too. Nothing like a bit of nostalgia around the place though, and I love the pop of colour in this retro phone, €69.95 from Avoca.ie.