The tree may have been erected, but Christmas isn’t really here until there’s a wreath hanging over the door. If you’re looking to bring a little more festive spirit into your home, we scoured the street to find the 40 best accessories to elevate everything from your front door to your dining table.
If you are looking to buy fresh wreaths in the market, you can find beautiful works by many florists in Ireland. The garden at Powerscourt Town House offers a variety of classic and modern styles: traditional (from €100, nationwide delivery, TheGarden.ie) uses fir, pine, eucalyptus, dried fruit, pine cones and cinnamon sticks, while a more modern pink berry wreath (from €100) adds a hint of warm color to the greenery with seeds dried pink pepper, hypericum berries, dried hydrangeas and red ilex berries. For a more eco-friendly version, the Connemara winter wreath (€100) uses only natural and biodegradable materials including branches of Irish birch, heather, eucalyptus, pines and pines, with dried ferns, orange ilex berries and rosehip buds.
TheCrate.ie in Dublin offers free nationwide next-day delivery for a wide range of fresh and dried wreaths. The evergreen wreath (€70) uses sprigs of fir, eucalyptus and noble ornamental plants along with evergreens and a winter wreath (€66) made with dried bougainvillea, chrysanthemum, eucalyptus and eucalyptus flowers. gypsophila flowers.
With a smaller budget, ElmgroveFarm.ie in Meath there are fresh winter wreaths (€25) made of gardenia and noble fir. If you’re looking for an artificial garland, Arnotts has a faux eucalyptus wreath on a minimalist wire circle (€24), ZaraHome.com sell white or red glamorous feather wreaths (€22.99), or our selection is Olannnmor knitted wreaths (€45, MimiandMartha.com), made in Wicklow with thick and super soft merino wool.
Tablescaping has emerged as one of the biggest trends in lockdown, and there’s no better time than the holiday season to show off your new skills. For gorgeous bed linens, look to the Kildare .-based company TheDesignedTable.comAccentuate the scalloped border with a printed cotton/linen tablecloth (140€) and matching napkins (from 48€ for 4) in white and red or green.
ZaraHome.com has a wide range of trendy, affordable bed linens, including green cotton heart designs, available in tablecloths (€35.99), tablecloths (11, 99€ for two), napkins (7.99€ for two) and tablecloths (22.99€), or have a linen tablecloth with a beautiful Christmas print border ( 69.99€) and matching linen napkins (15.99€ for two). It also comes in green, yellow or red plain weave panels (€11.99 for two).
At Next, there is plbeautiful white cotton tablecloth with red cotton decoration (from €21, Next.ie), or for something simple, Dunnes Stores has a red 100pc cotton tablecloth with perforations around the edge (from €15), plus you can buy matching napkins for €7 each.
The golden cutlery set always makes a meales feels more festive and you can find wallet-friendly versions in many stores down the street. Triangle-piece set word ZaraHome.com has a matte finish and best of all it’s dishwasher safe (17.99 €). H&M Home features polished gold-rimmed glassware, includingarafe (€14.99, HM.com) will bring a brilliant flourish to the dining table. If you like a splash of color, there’s also greenglasses with n-frames (€7.99, HM.com) or check out Next’s glass of red wine (€34).
Next.ie There’s a wide range of tempting dishes, such as the 12-piece Parisian metal tableware (€72, hand wash only) or Sophie Conran’s lovely mistletoe designs for Portmeirion, including the cake stand (81). €), gravy steamer boat (74€), serving plate (€52) and set of four side dishes (€76, dishwasher safe).
For a cute feel, check out Next’s red salt and pepper set (€13, next.ie) or Zara’s striped candy serving plate (17.99€, ZaraHome.com). HomeStoreandMore.ie comes with a star, reindeer or Christmas tree napkin ring holder (3.99€ for six) and amara.comThe chic green and red beaded napkin rings are now on sale from €31 to €18.60.
Those looking for a more eco-friendly alternative to Christmas crackers can consider reusable self-filling options from headquarters in Dublin. jiminy.ie (€23.99). With a variety of models and colors to choose from, they’re completely plastic-free, and you can get replacement latches without any glue — plus, no big bangs, making them material-friendly. Farmer than traditional crackers.
No Christmas table is complete without a striking centerpiece, such as a metal candle holder by Ferm Living. There is a brass stand with a forest motif for one candle (€25, IndustryandCo.com), or design a bowl for four candles that can be filled with pinecones or trinkets (€57, IndustryandCo.comavailable in gold, dark gray or cream), and would look great with the brand’s silver and cream two-tone dinner candles (€12 for two, IndustryandCo.com).
Decorate the halls with a wreath of golden eucalyptus leaves, complete with LED lights (€47.50, OliverBonas.com), or a series of hammered bells (€8.50, AprilandtheBear.com), while brass mistletoe will outlast the fresh and add a romantic shimmer to the room (€20.75, TheWilds.ie).
Vintage-style paper decorations are in vogue, and if you can’t sit down to make your own paper decorations, look to large pop-up decorations and Christmas trees. at Oliver Bonas (from €23.50). Furniture store in Dublin Article has a large selection of beautiful paper decorations from Danish company Flensted Mobiles, including an angel choir (€39), a Christmas tree (€28) and a starry night (39 €, article.ie), all pre-assembled.
As for the fireplace, the Cork-based CK53 makes interesting robin ornaments out of walnut (24.99€, TheHoldingPond.ie), and in the kitchen you can’t get more Christmassy than a nutcracker — Kildare’s CoolreeDesign.ie there are oak and oak handcrafted versions (€25).
Scented candles can create a festive atmosphere and you’re spoiled for choice with Irish makers. Dundalk’s Soilse Christmas Candle (€19.50, landsecandlecompany.ie) with cinnamon, clove, oranges and cranberries, in amber vials that give off a warm glow when lit; Milis in Waterford offers Hearth (whiskey, spices and wild figs) and Mirth (ginger, orange and brown sugar) individually and in sets of two (from €21, MyMilis.com), or check out Galway-based Cloon Keen’s seasonal collection, Noble Myrrh and Noble fir (€42, CloonKeen.com) — the ultimate luxury in Christmas.
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