November News

Penguins duvet cover
Penguins duvet cover

It’s been a while since our last update; we’ve been busy with stocktaking, but now that we’re done, we’ve looked about us and realised that Christmas is already in full swing here in Cork City! Never fear though for we’re well prepared for not just the Christmas season but the whole of winter, with everything you’ll need to stay cosy and warm throughout.

As always, we have 13.5 tog quilts available with both natural and synthetic fillings. There’s a wide selection of blankets also, from basic cotton mix blankets in plain colours to luxurious animal print throws, so whether you want to cover up on the bed or the couch, there’s something here for you.

Even our duvet sets have definite winter themes: our stag themed covers are selling out fast, while the cute penguins cover is a sure winner this year too.

Electric blankets are back in stock in single and double size only. Plus there’s still some Christmassy table-linen left in stock-get it before it’s gone and impress your visitors this year!

300 thread count sheets (plus matching duvet sets) now in stock, in cream or white.
300 thread count sheets (plus matching duvet sets) now in stock, in cream or white.

If you are planning on having visitors stay over this year, don’t forget to stock up on extra sheets and pillowcases: we have 300 thread count poly-cotton self stripe sheets in cream or white from Catherine Lansfield, and Dorma full cotton sheets in cream and white also, all at affordable prices. Only problem is it may be hard to shift the visitors once they’ve got a taste of your good bedlinen…maybe just keep them for yourself then!

Great bargains going in pillows also, with foam pillows at only €25 each, choose from a temperature regulating foam pillow or an antibacterial one.

We still have much more to come this winter including our always anticipated tapestry cushions. Check out our Coming Soon page, and stay tuned to our blog for more updates soon.


Delivery Time!

Altogether now: "..brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favourite things!"
Altogether now: “..brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favourite things!”

We love this time of year when packages and brown boxes of all description arrive at the shop almost daily. New stock is arriving bit by bit for Autumn/Winter 2014; here’s a list of just some of the goodies from recent deliveries:

  • Faux-fur throws in 3 different colours from Biederlack (at half the original price!)
  • Double sided throws with fleece on one side and a either denim or velvet touch on the other-ideal for cuddling up in front of the fire.
  • Beautiful bedlinen from Actil (a sister company of favourite brand Sheridan) in pretty floral designs-check out the images in our gallery.
  • Handy sports towels for back to school sports days.
  • Helena Springfield flannelette sheets and duvet sets in soft feminine colours-stock up on these for colder nights.
  • Luxurious silk pillowcases in four different colours.

For a peek at future deliveries, check out our Coming Soon page. We’ll keep ye updated on new arrivals as they materialise, check back here or better yet, call in and say hello, we’re always up for a chat!

Cushion Covers now available

Add some new colour to your couches at only €3 a pop!
Add some new colour to your couches at only €3 a pop!

and selling fast! They do only appear once in a blue moon, but the time has come again: we not have various cushion covers available at €3 each, or get 4 for €10. They are certainly one of the most sought after items, particularly as customers prefer not to have to buy filled cushions each time. So make a quick Spring clean change this week at a cheap price, but call in soon, they’re selling fast!

The Winter sale officially ends Saturday week, February 1st. Keep an eye on the blog for new upcoming stock and future bargains. Hope to see you in store!

Winter is Coming!

The ever popular cashmere style throws are available in a range of colours and make a great gift.
The ever popular cashmere style throws are available in a range of colours and make a great gift.

So goes the well-known quote from Game of Thrones. Well, mild October days are still with us, but thoughts are slowly turning toward winter evenings, with feet curled up in front of the T.V. and perhaps a cosy blanket to keep us nice and warm? We already have quite the selection of blankets and throws, and there are more to come, including the ever-popular cashmere style blankets. Go check out our page for Bedspreads and Blankets for a sneak peek.

So Soft mattress protectors are selling fast.
So Soft mattress protectors are selling fast.

There are a wide range of bargains to be had in store. The So Soft range of mattress protectors have 1/3rd off the original price, with pillow protector pairs selling at only €10. For colder nights, we also have fleece underbankets in stock, with stretchy elasticated skirts that also suit the deeper mattress. These are from the Fine Bedding Company are are now half price.

Some of us are usually a little averse to Christmas discussions before Halloween, but we do already have Christmas table-linen in stock, as well as some themed glass cloths and plenty bits n’ bobs that would make great stocking fillers. If you are one of the more organised Christmas shoppers, then you may like to come take a look, and see if you can cross anything else off your list. For those unwilling to think about Christmas until December, never fear: our Halloween window will be making an appearance soon. Get out your cloaks and hats!!

There are some very inventive pumpkin carvings out there!
There are some very inventive pumpkin carvings out there!

Hope to see you soon in store!

Now’s your chance to..

The Spundown quilt is machine washable-meaning no specialist cleaning bills!
The Spundown quilt is machine washable-meaning no specialist cleaning bills!

stock up on quilts and pillows in the summer sale. It’s even worth purchasing good winter quilts now for future use. All quilts are reduced from the finest Premium Goose Down to more reasonable synthetic quilts. One quilt which is consistently popular is the Spundown quilt with micro-fibre filling, available in a 9.0 tog, 13.5 tog and an all-seasons version. As well as being both soft and lightweight, the main advantage to a Spundown quilt is that it can be washed in a domestic machine at 60 degrees (the temperature which kills dustmites). So it’s a great choice for kids or those with allergies also. Come take a look in-store!

Two weeks left to go!

Country Diary products-25th anniversary.
Country Diary products-25th anniversary.

There are just two weeks left in the Winter Sale, so you still have time to bag yourself a bargain this January. While the offers continue, we’re now looking forward to Spring and all the new designs and stock that will bring. We’re sure to have some pretty Country Diary designs in amongst the Spring stock, especially as this brand celebrates its 25th anniversary this year-check out this vintage poster which captures the inspiration behind such designs.


With the cold weather with us for another while yet, however, don’t forget that there are great discounts on cosy duvets, twin-pack pillows, and even snug mattress protectors.


Navy sheets are also back in stock. At times this can be a difficult colour to obtain in bed-linen, despite the fact that it’s super for boy’s beds, and a match for most boy’s quilt covers. We have fitted, flat and base valances, all in navy!


We’ve been updating the image gallery this week so do check it out. There are six bright and cheery designs from both Linen House and Abode. We look forward to adding more new designs as they arrive.

Have a great weekend!





Keeping warm in winter..


Already, we find ourselves well into October and on several mornings recently, we have woken to feel a chill in the air. Now is the ideal time to stock up on sheets and quilts that will keep you warm throughout the winter months ahead.

One of our Riggs flannelette sheets (in stone).

The ever popular flannelette sheets are back in store again. This year, they have all been supplied by Riggs, a UK based company who make up the sheets themselves at their premises in Stockport. As well as stocking individual fitted and flat sheets in four different colours (white, cream, stone and green), we also have flannelette sheet sets on sale in pink, blue and beige. The sheet sets consist of a plain fitted sheet, a matching pinstriped flat sheet and pillowcase(s).

If you want to really cosy up this winter, we also have a flannelette duvet cover set available from First Avenue: Brooklyn is a smart cream and grey check set. Floral designs will be available again in November.

Still feeling a chill?! Well, the traditional thermal mattress cover is back in store also, and available in single, double and king size. So there’s no need to feel the cold this year!

It’s worth taking a look at our Image Gallery at the moment, as we’ve just got in four new children’s bed-linen designs as well as plenty of new ready-made curtains. Enjoy!