What does the month of May mean to you?

May is often viewed as the month of new beginnings, it’s the last month of Spring and everyone is full of expectations for warmer, sunnier skies. Flowers start to brighten up the garden, we all feel like going outside a bit more often, garden parties, barbeque & wedding invitations start to flow in.


At The Designerie we are lucky to be surrounded everyday by beautiful creative products that have taken our designer makers hours to dream up and create. We also get to explore new ways of making things and watch our customers learn new skills in one of our popular workshops. We have hosted some special workshops over the last few months from an 8th birthday party to a 60th as well as an Anniversary party and a number of Crafty Hen parties. The fun and laughter that fills the Designerie when we run these workshops is infectious and we are looking forward to welcoming our next birthday party and Crafty Hen.


You know how we love to bring you new products and ideas, so we thought we would give you our Top Picks for May, whether you are hosting a small gathering or barbeque, need a wedding present or something to add the finishing touches to your outfit…


For Garden Parties and barbeques we love – Bloomingville China, Orla Kiely Mugs and our gorgeous Orla Kiely place mats, of course all these can double as great wedding presents or treats too.  They are now available in the Designerie store.


Orla Kiely place mats in duck egg blue linear tree


For the finishing touches to your wedding outfit we love – Orwell & Brown tweed bow ties for the men and Meab Enamels and Banshee Silver jewellery will add some sparkle for the ladies. Available online and in store.


Orwell & Brown Tweed Bow Tie in Mixed Lavender

Banshee Silver Wild Rose earrings


For the perfect and original wedding present, we love – Our original wall art from George Craig, Rachel Julca, Michelle Owens, Turnstone & Geraldine Leonard.  You can view & buy these on the online store, or call in to see the whole range.


Michelle Owens - couple under a tree

Rachel Julca - ceramic houses


Finally, this week on the Causeway Coast also sees the beginning of the big events starting this weekend with the NW200, we love seeing the visitors arrive and the extra buzz it brings. Lauren, Colette and the team have been extra busy building our new online store, so if you aren’t local you will still be able to get a taste of The Designerie delivered to your door, so get shopping…


Let us know what you think we would love to hear from you.


Thanks for reading

The Designerie Team x


PS if you are planning your wedding we found a great blog that might help 





May 12, 2017 — Linda Dixon