Wishlist: Cheesy additions and sweet nostalgic coffee designs

Esther N McCarthy chooses cheesy additions and sweet nostalgic coffee designs

For all you cheese lovers out there, check out this cute ceramic cheeseboard handmade by Sarah McKenna at her Bridge Street Sudios in Dundalk, called Green Seeds.

I can see it working for all those festive get-togethers coming up.

Light enough to load up with cheese and pass around the table and I love the fact you can hang in easily.

The Green Seeds Impressed cheeseboard is made from a flat piece of clay that has been textured front and back and finished with a food safe glaze.

Sarah says: ‘The wallpaper patterns have a nostalgic feel which gives a warm reminder of stylised botanical patterns in traditional textiles and home furnishings.’ It’s €56 from www.sarahmckenna.ie

Wishlist: Cheesy additions and sweet nostalgic coffee designs

Get ready for a celebration of brass and glass, readers, with Neptune’s Art-Deco inspired Kewsick square coffee table.

It’s a very versatile piece, and I’ve seen them styled stacked and framed as a cocktail bar. With its slender profile, it would work well in a narrow hallway too.

It’s €590 and pictured here with the Shoreditch sofa in Elliot soft teal, prices from €2,180. See neptune.com for Irish stockists.

Wishlist: Cheesy additions and sweet nostalgic coffee designs

April and the Bear never fail to deliver and I love this graphic navy and gold triangle cushion, it’s 50x50cm and I can imagine it working on any sofa in the house or even as a finishing touch in the boudoir.

Yours for €52 at aprilandthebear.com

Wishlist: Cheesy additions and sweet nostalgic coffee designs

Think Asian, think chic charm, think intricate carvings and voila, you’ve got this glorious Eichholtz Silver Thai drum side table from Sweetpea and Willow.

It’s €1467 and I love the slightly distressed look it’s got going on.


Wishlist: Cheesy additions and sweet nostalgic coffee designs

Debenhams have all the lovely winter bedding in store right now and one that caught my eye is this RJR.John Rocha duvet set.

Let the purple reign, people. €74 or thereabouts, debenhams.ie

Wishlist: Cheesy additions and sweet nostalgic coffee designs

I think we’re allowed start counting down the days now until Santy comes to visit.

Get in the festive mood with this seasonal cushion from Penneys nationwide. €10. primark.com/en-ie

Wishlist: Cheesy additions and sweet nostalgic coffee designs

I’m always excited to see what festive fun comes out of the creative brains over in the land of Nespresso.

Imagine what you could achieve with all that caffeine at your fingerstips.

This year, their Limited Edition Festive Collection has been created in collaboration with artists Craig & Karl. It’s all about colourful candies and nostalgic childhood memories.

A perfect example is this exclusive Aerocccino3 milk frother, it basically allows you to create barista worthy lattes and cappaccinos at home.

And you’ve got to love that design. Available from Nespresso Boutiques and www.nespresso.com for €79.


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