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Birthday card - Football

Birthday card - Football

Regular price £3.95
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Handmade greeting cards from Simply special Special. Each card is imagined, designs and individually handmade by shirley and her staff in her studio, at the foothills of the Sperrins in Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland. 

Each Card is blank inside to write your own message

Simply Special was established by Shirley Hunter in 2005. They first received an award at Showcase Ireland 2006 and the quality and innovative design has been recognised on many occasions since then. Shirley does all the design work and each card is individually created by Shirley and her team in their purpose built workshop in Co. Tyrone.

The embellishments are cut and made from their own printed papers and all the printing on the card is done in-house.

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Blue House Gifts  - Slate Plaque "Slainte"
Blue House Gifts  - Slate Plaque "Slainte"

Blue House Gifts - Slate Plaque "Slainte"

Regular price £15.00
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Traditionally hand sandblasted slate plaque with Irish quote 'Slainte, which translates to "Good Health" 

Size: Approx 15cm x 11cm

Each slate hangs on a piece of jute string and is presented in a beautiful open box

As slate is a natural material no two pieces will be the same, there will be a variation in texture and some pieces may have particles of 'fools gold' but this all adds to it's Irish beauty.

 

Bluehouse Gifts - Louise O'neil

"With over 20 years sandblasting experience my passion is creating unique slate products for you, your home, friends and family.

Each piece of reclaimed slate is individual and been sourced locally sourced in the Glens of Antrim. Whether from an old homestead roof or an old building, each piece of slate has its own little story to tell."

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Blue House Gifts  - Slate Plaque W.B Yeats Quote
Blue House Gifts  - Slate Plaque W.B Yeats Quote

Blue House Gifts - Slate Plaque W.B Yeats Quote

Regular price £18.00
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Traditionally hand sandblasted slate plaque with W.B Yeats quote "I have spread my dreams under your feet; tread softly becasue you tread on my dreams"

Size: Approx 15cm x 11cm

Each slate hangs on a piece of jute string

 

Bluehouse Gifts - Louise O'neil

"With over 20 years sandblasting experience my passion is creating unique slate products for you, your home, friends and family.

Each piece of reclaimed slate is individual and been sourced locally sourced in the Glens of Antrim. Whether from an old homestead roof or an old building, each piece of slate has its own little story to tell." 

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Blue House Gifts - "Cead Mile Failte" Slate Plaque
Blue House Gifts - "Cead Mile Failte" Slate Plaque

Blue House Gifts - "Cead Mile Failte" Slate Plaque

Regular price £22.50
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Traditionally hand sandblasted slate plaque with Irish quote 'Cead Mile Failte", which translates to "a thousand welcomes" 

Size: Approx 15cm x 11cm

Each slate hangs on a piece of jute string and is presented in a beautiful open box

As slate is a natural material no two pieces will be the same, there will be a variation in texture and some pieces may have particles of 'fools gold' but this all adds to it's Irish beauty.

 


Blue House Gifts - Louise O'neil

"With over 20 years sandblasting experience my passion is creating unique slate products for you, your home, friends and family.

Each piece of reclaimed slate is individual and been sourced locally sourced in the Glens of Antrim. Whether from an old homestead roof or an old building, each piece of slate has its own little story to tell."

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Blue House Gifts - "Gin King" Glass and Slate Coaster Set
Blue House Gifts - "Gin King" Glass and Slate Coaster Set

Blue House Gifts - "Gin King" Glass and Slate Coaster Set

Regular price £15.00
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Traditionally sandblasted 'Gin King' glass and slate coaster gift set by Blue House Gifts.

Louise O'neill (Blue House Gifts)
'Living in the Glens of Antrim my whole life and being from a farming background I was inspired to work with a natural material and my heritage.

With over 20 years sandblasting experience my passion is creating unique slate products for you, your home, friends and family.'

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Blue House Gifts - Celtic Love Knot Frame
Blue House Gifts - Celtic Love Knot Frame

Blue House Gifts - Celtic Love Knot Frame

Regular price £9.50
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Traditionally sandblasted slate plaque with a a Celtic Love Knot, set on a background of hessian in a white box frame.

This frame is suitable to hang or stand.

Size: 4.5" x 4"

 

Louise O'neill (Blue House Gifts)
'Living in the Glens of Antrim my whole life and being from a farming background I was inspired to work with a natural material and my heritage.

With over 20 years sandblasting experience my passion is creating unique slate products for you, your home, friends and family.' 

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Blue House Gifts - Seamus Heaney Writing Set
Blue House Gifts - Seamus Heaney Writing Set

Blue House Gifts - Seamus Heaney Writing Set

Regular price £25.00
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Traditionally hand sandblasted slate writing set featuring a Seamus Heaney Quote "Write whatever you like". Pen Included.

Size: Approx 20 x 8.5cm

 

Bluehouse Gifts - Louise O'neil

"With over 20 years sandblasting experience my passion is creating unique slate products for you, your home, friends and family.

Each piece of reclaimed slate is individual and been sourced locally sourced in the Glens of Antrim. Whether from an old homestead roof or an old building, each piece of slate has its own little story to tell."

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Blue House Gifts - Slate Plaque "Failte"
Blue House Gifts - Slate Plaque "Failte"

Blue House Gifts - Slate Plaque "Failte"

Regular price £15.00
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Traditionally hand sandblasted slate plaque with Irish quote "Failte", which translates to "Welcome" 

Size: Approx 15cm x 11cm

Each slate hangs on a piece of jute string

 

Bluehouse Gifts - Louise O'neil

"With over 20 years sandblasting experience my passion is creating unique slate products for you, your home, friends and family.

Each piece of reclaimed slate is individual and been sourced locally sourced in the Glens of Antrim. Whether from an old homestead roof or an old building, each piece of slate has its own little story to tell."

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Blue House Gifts - Slate sign
Blue House Gifts - Slate sign

Blue House Gifts - Slate sign

Regular price £15.00
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Blue House Gifts - Slate sign
Blue House Gifts - Slate sign

Blue House Gifts - Slate sign

Regular price £15.00
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Blue House Gifts - Slate sign
Blue House Gifts - Slate sign

Blue House Gifts - Slate sign

Regular price £15.00
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Blue House Gifts - Whiskey Glass and Slate Coaster Boxed Gift Set
Blue House Gifts - Whiskey Glass and Slate Coaster Boxed Gift Set
Blue House Gifts - Whiskey Glass and Slate Coaster Boxed Gift Set

Blue House Gifts - Whiskey Glass and Slate Coaster Boxed Gift Set

Regular price £30.00
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Traditionally sandblasted whiskey glass and slate coaster gift set by Blue House Gifts. Contains 2 Whiskey Glasses and 2 Slate Coasters.

Sayings:

"Irish Whiskey as Old as the Eejet Drinking it"

"Ireland'd Finest Whiskey Drinker"        

Louise O'neill (Blue House Gifts)
'Living in the Glens of Antrim my whole life and being from a farming background I was inspired to work with a natural material and my heritage.

With over 20 years sandblasting experience my passion is creating unique slate products for you, your home, friends and family.'

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Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Large
Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Large
Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Large
Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Large
Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Large
Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Large
Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Large
Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Large
Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Large
Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Large
Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Large
Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Large

Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Large

Regular price £41.00
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The Blue Ridge Craft Company are a small family run business based on the world famous Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland, and as their name suggests they also spend some time in the equally beautiful US state of Virginia....on the trail of the lonesome pine!.

 

They specialise in handcrafted wax hurricane lanterns using Irish linens, batik & cotton fabrics from around the world, which are illuminated by a super bright battery powered LED,(which burns for approx 35 hrs of continuous use, batteries are standard watch batteries which are readily available in the market place).

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Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Small
Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Small
Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Small
Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Small

Christmas Wax Hurricane Lanterns - Small

Regular price £24.00
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The Blue Ridge Craft Company are a small family run business based on the world famous Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland, and as their name suggests they also spend some time in the equally beautiful US state of Virginia....on the trail of the lonesome pine!.

 

They specialise in handcrafted wax hurricane lanterns using Irish linens, batik & cotton fabrics from around the world, which are illuminated by a super bright battery powered LED,(which burns for approx 35 hrs of continuous use, batteries are standard watch batteries which are readily available in the market place).

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Dernagross Designs - Hilda the Highland

Dernagross Designs - Hilda the Highland

Regular price £29.95
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Another new addition to our family is Hilda the ceramic Highland, wonderfully created by Caroline of Dernagross Designs.

Frame stands independently or can be hung on a wall.

Dimensions (Approx): 12.5cm x 12.5cm

About Dernagross Designs

Caroline has been teaching Art & Design at a local high school.  She has always loved art and went on to study ceramics at university after completing a foundation year at college. From a young age Caroline enjoyed making and exploring materials and learning new techniques.

Married to husband Stephen, Caroline lives on Dernagross Farm . There’s so much to be inspired by - from sheep, cows, chickens..and collie dogs! 

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Dernagross Designs - Sally the Sheep

Dernagross Designs - Sally the Sheep

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Meet Sally the ceramic sheep, wonderfully created by Caroline of Dernagross Designs.

Frame stands independently or can be hung on a wall.

Dimensions (Approx): 12.5cm x 12.5cm

About Dernagross Designs

Caroline has been teaching Art & Design at a local high school.  She has always loved art and went on to study ceramics at university after completing a foundation year at college. From a young age Caroline enjoyed making and exploring materials and learning new techniques.

Married to husband Stephen, Caroline lives on Dernagross Farm . There’s so much to be inspired by - from sheep, cows, chickens..and collie dogs! 

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Ellen Woods - Extra Small Ceramic Vase
Ellen Woods - Extra Small Ceramic Vase
Ellen Woods - Extra Small Ceramic Vase
Ellen Woods - Extra Small Ceramic Vase
Ellen Woods - Extra Small Ceramic Vase
Ellen Woods - Extra Small Ceramic Vase

Ellen Woods - Extra Small Ceramic Vase

Regular price £8.00
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These wonderful ceramic vases have been lovingly created by talented ceramist, Ellen Woods.  The vase is classed as "extra small" in terms of size and is finished with one of Ellen's iconic Cottage Garden patterns. 


Dimensions - 4cm high, 4cm wide at widest point (Approx.)

 

About Ellen Woods

Brought up in Northern Ireland, in the rural landscapes of County Down, with two brothers a Mum and Dad. My passion for ceramics began at the age of 3, when I was allowed into my fathers ceramic workshop. I always loved “playing with clay” and spending time with my father. My skills have grown over the years and my passion for ceramics has developed. I find my inspiration in the surrounding area of where I live and love, the rural landscapes where I come from. I create because I love the materials that I work with and I can combine my emotions, thoughts and feelings into ceramic art pieces for others to enjoy. 

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Ellen Woods - Large Flower Vase
Ellen Woods - Large Flower Vase
Ellen Woods - Large Flower Vase
Ellen Woods - Large Flower Vase
Ellen Woods - Large Flower Vase
Ellen Woods - Large Flower Vase

Ellen Woods - Large Flower Vase

Regular price £18.00
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This wonderful ceramic vase has been lovingly created by talented ceramist, Ellen Woods.  This vase is classed as "Large" in terms of size and is finished with one of Ellen's iconic Cottage Garden patterns. 

Dimensions: 8cm high, 9cm wide at widest point (Approx.)

 

About Ellen Woods

Brought up in Northern Ireland, in the rural landscapes of County Down, with two brothers a Mum and Dad. My passion for ceramics began at the age of 3, when I was allowed into my fathers ceramic workshop. I always loved “playing with clay” and spending time with my father. My skills have grown over the years and my passion for ceramics has developed. I find my inspiration in the surrounding area of where I live and love, the rural landscapes where I come from. I create because I love the materials that I work with and I can combine my emotions, thoughts and feelings into ceramic art pieces for others to enjoy. 

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Ellen Woods - Medium Organic Vase
Ellen Woods - Medium Organic Vase
Ellen Woods - Medium Organic Vase
Ellen Woods - Medium Organic Vase

Ellen Woods - Medium Organic Vase

Regular price £45.00
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This wonderful organic vase has been lovingly created by talented ceramist, Ellen Woods.  This vase is classed as "medium" in terms of size and is finished with one of Ellen's iconic Cottage Garden patterns. 

Dimensions: 23cm high, 13cm wide at widest point (Approx.)

 

About Ellen Woods

Brought up in Northern Ireland, in the rural landscapes of County Down, with two brothers a Mum and Dad. My passion for ceramics began at the age of 3, when I was allowed into my fathers ceramic workshop. I always loved “playing with clay” and spending time with my father. My skills have grown over the years and my passion for ceramics has developed. I find my inspiration in the surrounding area of where I live and love, the rural landscapes where I come from. I create because I love the materials that I work with and I can combine my emotions, thoughts and feelings into ceramic art pieces for others to enjoy. 

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Ellen Woods - Small Flower Vase
Ellen Woods - Small Flower Vase

Ellen Woods - Small Flower Vase

Regular price £10.00
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Ellen Woods - Wildflower Meadow Dog Brooch
Ellen Woods - Wildflower Meadow Dog Brooch
Ellen Woods - Wildflower Meadow Dog Brooch

Ellen Woods - Wildflower Meadow Dog Brooch

Regular price £14.00
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How cute!  This little ceramic dog brooch is the creation of Ellen Woods.  Pin your little friend onto your clothing, scarf or accessories and bring them with you wherever you go.

Dimensions: approx. 4cm High and 2.5cm wide

Who is Ellen Woods?

Brought up in Northern Ireland, in the rural landscapes of County Down, with two brothers a Mum and Dad. My passion for ceramics began at the age of 3, when I was allowed into my fathers ceramic workshop. I always loved “playing with clay” and spending time with my father. My skills have grown over the years and my passion for ceramics has developed. I find my inspiration in the surrounding area of where I live and love, the rural landscapes where I come from. I create because I love the materials that I work with and I can combine my emotions, thoughts and feelings into ceramic art pieces for others to enjoy. 

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Ellen Woods Large Organic Vase

Ellen Woods Large Organic Vase

Regular price £55.00
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Ellen Woods Ceramics

From the Cottage Garden Collection.

This vase is 27cm high

About Ellen Woods

Brought up in Northern Ireland, in the rural landscapes of County Down, with two brothers a Mum and Dad. My passion for ceramics began at the age of 3, when I was allowed into my fathers ceramic workshop. I always loved “playing with clay” and spending time with my father. My skills have grown over the years and my passion for ceramics has developed. I find my inspiration in the surrounding area of where I live and love, the rural landscapes where I come from. I create because I love the materials that I work with and I can combine my emotions, thoughts and feelings into ceramic art pieces for others to enjoy. 

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Ellen Woods Small Ceramic Vase
Ellen Woods Small Ceramic Vase
Ellen Woods Small Ceramic Vase
Ellen Woods Small Ceramic Vase
Ellen Woods Small Ceramic Vase
Ellen Woods Small Ceramic Vase

Ellen Woods Small Ceramic Vase

Regular price £10.00
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Tax included.

Ellen Woods Ceramics

 This wonderful ceramic vase has been lovingly created by talented ceramist, Ellen Woods.  This vase is classed as "small" in terms of size and is finished with one of Ellen's iconic Cottage Garden patterns. 

Dimensions: 6cm high, 5.5cm wide at widest point (Approx.)

About Ellen Woods

Brought up in Northern Ireland, in the rural landscapes of County Down, with two brothers a Mum and Dad. My passion for ceramics began at the age of 3, when I was allowed into my fathers ceramic workshop. I always loved “playing with clay” and spending time with my father. My skills have grown over the years and my passion for ceramics has developed. I find my inspiration in the surrounding area of where I live and love, the rural landscapes where I come from. I create because I love the materials that I work with and I can combine my emotions, thoughts and feelings into ceramic art pieces for others to enjoy. 

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Engagement card Sausage Dog

Engagement card Sausage Dog

Regular price £3.95
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Handmade greeting cards from Simply special Special. Each card is imagined, designs and individually handmade by shirley and her staff in her studio, at the foothills of the Sperrins in Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland. 

Each Card is blank inside to write your own message

Simply Special was established by Shirley Hunter in 2005. They first received an award at Showcase Ireland 2006 and the quality and innovative design has been recognised on many occasions since then. Shirley does all the design work and each card is individually created by Shirley and her team in their purpose built workshop in Co. Tyrone.

The embellishments are cut and made from their own printed papers and all the printing on the card is done in-house.

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