Wishlist: Baskets to order

This week Esther N McCarthy fills her hand-made basket with some early seasonal treats.

This basket — a pouch style with a curl of bog wood is from Joe Hogan’s artistic collection. He’s been perfecting his craft at Loch na Fooey since the 1970s and makes his unique baskets to order. For more information, go to www.joehoganbaskets.com  and the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland website, www.dccoi.ie 

Wishlist: Baskets to order

There are some very interesting goings-on in the interiors section of Dunnes at the moment with the Considered collection by Helen James offering some surprising — and rather gorgeous — pieces. James used to work in fashion with Donna Karan in New York for 10 years before moving back to the auld sod in 2002. Her collaboration with Dunnes includes this beautiful Tribeca chair, (Hans Wenger-style) for €150.

Wishlist: Baskets to order

Are we allowed say the ‘C’ word now the pumpkins are withering on the front steps? I’ll let the bed clothes do the talking, the single version of this quilt set is €18, the double is €22. From Penneys nationwide.

Wishlist: Baskets to order

These candle globes comes with a handy caddy, €44.95 from Meadows & Byrne. www.meadowsandbyrne.com 

Wishlist: Baskets to order

This little shabby chic-style set of three drawers is made to fit the mantelpiece or I think it would make a cute little jewellery store. Home Focus at Hickeys, €6.95, www.homefocus.ie 


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