Wishlist: Slate serving trays and sunny stoneware

Esther N McCarthy has her eye on slate serving trays and sunny stoneware this week.

Wishlist: Slate serving trays and sunny stoneware

Esther N McCarthy has her eye on slate serving trays and sunny stoneware this week.

Is it my imagination or is it getting ever-so-slightly warmer in the evenings? It’s time to start thinking al fresco, lads. Check out this outdoor log burner, available from Aldi’s Garden Event on Thursday, May 3. They’re €79.99 each and comes with a mesh surround and a handy log store. www.aldi.ie

How beautiful is this pinched white earthenware? It’s €250 and the creation of artist Andrew Ludick, photographed here with a cute Sugán footstool with greenwood frame, €65. Available from I am of Ireland www.iamofireland.ie and at their Open House on May 5 at Ballycrompane, Near Youghal, Co Cork.

Heatons have some lovely colours throughout their homewares at the moment, I spotted this zig-zag ochre throw recently, and the price caught my eye too - €9.80. See more at www.heatons.ie

For my monochrome moment, I’ve picked this printed cup, I like the size of it, you’d get a proper cup of tae out that now, so you would. It’s from New Look for €7.99. www.newlook.com

We love Irish companies here on Wishlist and Slated are one of our favourites. It’s a family owned and run luxury artisan homeware brand handmade in Dublin and founded by husband and wife team Ed and Tara Hammond, they create beautiful slate homeware, like this stunning serving tray pictured here. And good news for them, the Slated Collection is now available in The Wedding Shop for Selfridges, Brown Thomas and Arnotts. www.slated .ie

A cup of tea on the lap is a lovely way to end the day — or I think this cute floral design tray from TK Maxx would be great for the kids’ painting stuff. It’s €16.99 from www.tkmaxx.com/uk/en

I’m adoring these Grace scatter cushions from Neptune. They are duck feather and come in shades of Emma and Chloe, Old Rose and Gabriela Oyster Pink, no less. The prices are from €106. See www.neptune.com for Irish stockists.

More lovely sunny yellow pieces, this time from Argos. Behold the glory of the Hygena Taper stoneware dinner set. There’s 16 pieces in all and is yours for €45.70 from Argos.ie

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