Wishlist: Sunny picnics and April showers

This Arran St East mug and pourer set is inspired by the markets area of Dublin.

Wishlist: Sunny picnics and April showers

And the pots are hand-thrown and glazed in natural colours from the Dublin Fruit and Vegetable Market — cabbage, potato, parsnip, lemon, pomegranate and our favourite — pink grapefruit. Mug €33, pourer, €28 approx.

I’m loving the gorgeous colours in Penney’s Home Mexican Fiesta collection. Have fun (even in it’s not in the sun) with faux cacti, €3.50, cactus candles, €2, skull trinkets, €4 and flower lights €4.

Fashion favourite Orla Kiely has launched a range for Halfords called Olive and Orange. Orla says they’re “organic and inspired by nature, with a sixties-style heritage in beautiful summer shades”. This cooler bag is €25.

Put your feet up with this Keeper multicheck large footstool in ruby from DFS, it’s half price at €349. www.dfs.ie

Escape into a fairytale land in your very own garden with a full range of miniature world and fairy garden products at Griffin’s of Dripsey’s homestore. Plant a few foxgloves, primroses and bluebells and the fairies will be relocating to your back garden. www.griffinsgardencentre.ie

Be prepared for those April showers with a stylish heart- shaped umbrella, €28.99 and available in a variety of coloured canopies, from Irish company www.secretfashionfixes.ie

There’s no excuse for boring lighting ever again. Feast your eyes on the Niro 10 multi from Galaxy Lighting in Cork — like a little piece of art hanging from your ceiling. www.galaxylightingcork.com

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