Crop Competition Finalists, new products and a face lift!

Doesn’t the shop look great? We know you have been missing the hustle and bustle of walking through the shops, browsing through lovely displays of interesting things, discovering remarkable gifts you never knew they (or you) needed.

And boy has the shop been feeling empty.
Though we are not ready to open up to the public yet, we have been pondering ways we can bring a little bit of designist to you.

And we think we have cracked it.

While our shop doors are closed we are offering online, face-to-face shopping sessions with one of our lovely, real live humans. In these sessions we will chat to you about products you are interested in, give recommendations based on your needs, show you new things and do our best to let you (digitally) browse, shop and discover lots of lovely stuff. And if you see something you must have, we will help you buy it there and then.

You can do this all on a laptop, smartphone or tablet. just book your session and then join us on skype at your chosen time. We will email you with any extra details you might need to get connected.
Pop over to our website and click ‘online shopping’ and see you there!

 

 

BACK IN STOCK! A lovely batch of handmade goodies arrived in yesterday by @samagusnessa including the ever popular peas in a pod candles. All made from reclaimed wood, each piece is different, depending on the patterns and grain of the wood used. I love the details to @samagusnessa’s work, with hand painted noses on the grizzlies and homemade packaging, they make beautiful gifts.

 

 

Great news! We are so delighted to announce that we are can now offer a collection service again. So if you’re about Dublin City centre and really need something remarkable, you can click and collect, just like that! Due to a few pesky restrictions please note we can only offer collections between Tuesday -Saturday from 11am - 4pm. Once your order is processed we will pop you an email saying it is ready! When you arrive at the shop, ring our shiny new bell and we will be right out :)

 

 

And Drum roll please! We are delighted to announce (FINALLY) our two semi-finalists in the Crop candle competition 👏 Well done Muireann Foynes and Christina Geraghty for picking the two selected fragrances: bluebell and raspberry 🥰 Lucy of @labougiecandles has been busy in her parfumerie working up some magic and is super confident (as are we) that either of these will be amazingly scrumptious candles. So here is your choice: Raspberry; with fragrance notes of raspberry, redcurrant and blackberry or Bluebells; with fragrance notes of bluebell, hyacinth and stems. So now it is over to you; which will you vote for? Voting will remain open until 11.59pm on Friday (29th May). We will announce the winners on Monday 1st of June as a bank holiday treat :) Let us know below!

 

 

The Great Corona Bake Off really was something wasn’t it? Me, I have finally mastered the perfect pear and chocolate cake and orange shortbread biscuits. My stegosaurus shortbread is highly prized in our house at the moment and is used as a bribe for, well getting pretty much anything done - washing dishes, school work, even getting to bed early. I have been recording all my new recipes too, as a nice reminder of the lighter, nicer side of these last few weeks. My baking journal is a lovely way to do that - it is a blank recipe book, ready for you to add all the family favourites, a heirloom in the making!

 

 

A few cards to commemorate the dad figure to your life (psst Father’s Day is the 21st of June)

 

The sun is out and the scaffolding is down! Whoop! It is sooooo nice to see the outside of the shop in it’s full glory again! We are busy preparing for phase two and (hopefully) reopening. In the meanwhile we are shipping orders out at breakneck speed and have started up collections again so yeahy!! (As it is a bank holiday weekend we may slow down a teeeeny but, cos it is only fair to let everyone have a day or two to enjoy this lovely weather)

 

“It is not enough that we build products that function, that are understandable and usable, we also need to build products that bring joy and excitement, pleasure and fun, and, yes, beauty to people’s lives.”

Don Norman