Saturday, August 27, 2011

iheartcharms Giveaway

Giveaway Now Ended! Thanks!
A blog giveaway is long overdue around here so to be in with a chance to win this sweet owl necklace and earring set simply leave a comment on this post - for a second chance to win please visit my blog listing over at Delightful Blogs and rate my blog - any rating is great - just comment again to let me know! Giveaway ends Wednesday 14th September.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Visiting Ikea Dublin: Four Finds

On a recent visit to Ikea Dublin I was excited to see some new display rooms including the kitchen above. I fell in love with this Stenstorp Plate Rack which is a very affordable €45.00. I was also impressed with the Ikea PS Maskros Pendant Lamp, Birgit Ljuv Curtains and Domsjö Sink.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Covet Thursday: Cath Kidston Patch!

I just came across some lovely new items on the Cath Kidston website. Her new book Patch! is available on the website at the end of September and on Amazon in November and is already on my Wishlist alongside this Ceramic Clock and nifty Floral Turnlock Leather Bag!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

iheartcrafts on Delightful Blogs!

iheartcrafts has just been accepted over at Delightful Blogs! I would be very grateful if you could take a look and give me a rating and/or a vote! Thanks :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Visiting: Malmö

Having bused across the Öresund Bridge from Copenhagen we arrived in the much quieter and sunny Malmö! We visited the wonderfully eclectic Malmö Museer housed primarily in Malmöhus Castle (from Art Deco to the Aquarium!) Was very excited to see this shop on the way into town from our Hostel - imagine kitchen blinds in this fabric (Herb Garden by Astrid Sampe - Almedahls). Just as well it was closed the next day we passed!We also dropped into this Poul Gernes – Retrospektiv exhibition at Malmö Konsthall  not really knowing what to expect but ended up staying for ages. Next stop on our Scandinavian Odyssey - Helsingborg!




Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Scandinavian Shopping

I could have filled another bag with goodies on returning from our Scandinavian trip. However, as we were backpacking I was restricted to shopping at our final city Stockholm and to only buying what I could fit in my rucksack! We were very lucky to happen across Åhléns where I bought most of these items and had one of the nicest cake & coffee breaks ever!
From the top: Dala Horse - these are a tourist must-buy and vary in price and quality - I'm very happy with my little red guy! 2. Almedahls Astrid Sempe Herb Garden Storage Jar - I've coveted this for ages now and was so happy to find it for sale at Dunkers kulturhus in Helsingborg. 3. Picked up these badges from each place we visited!. 4. Rosti Mepal Margrethe Bowl - Had to restrain myself here and bought the smallest bowl I could find! 5. Sagaform Lotta Odelius Retro Förvaringsburk Loved all the Sagaform designs but this one won my heart!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Visiting: Avoca Rathcoole

Following a recent trip to Ikea we dropped into Avoca Rathcoole for some food and a nose around. I was quite impressed with their displays this time - a very large PiP Studio range and a huge amount of vintage teacups. I'm in love with these Ilse Jacobsen raincoats but will have to wait for a very special occasion to warrant buying one - although the amount of rain we get in Ireland could be a good excuse!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Visiting: Swiss Cottage

I've wanted to visit Swiss Cottage for years and I finally got my wish this summer! Swiss Cottage is a Cottage Orné and comprises only four rooms - unfortunately no photographs are allowed inside so I bought some postcards instead! We also swung by Clonmel to visit The Main Guard and had some strong tea at Hickey's Bakery.