You don’t need me to tell you what a strange year it’s been for all of us. The Biscuit Marketplace and Bite the Biscuit Facebook group are filled with amazing creative people. I’m going to write some posts to shine a spotlight on them and give you some inspiration for lovely things you can buy. First up I’m bringing you the Irish Christmas Decoration Guide. When you buy something from one of the makers listed here you really do make someone dance – and they have their dancing shoes ready. So here we go.
In Sheep’s Clothing makes the most adorable Christmas decorations. You can choose from a variety of characters including sheep, seals and even Christmas pickles! There are also hearts, reindeer and so much more. All are hand felted, knitted, or embroidered. Have a look for yourself.
Bring a bit of sparkle to your life with these Beautiful double-sided star ornaments by Little Bird Shoes. This pack includes 5 or 10 pieces and can be made on a string as a garland. I noticed a lovely glittery wand there too and I’m tempted.
If you know someone who has lost a loved one this year this robin would be a lovely thoughtful gift for them. The Memory Robins are made by Cora Cummins Ceramics and they come boxed and gift wrapped.
We all need a party animal in our lives and NutJob Design has a collection of them to add to your family. The Party Animal Collection are Fat Robin, Polo Bear, The Stag, Pesky Penguin and the Night Owl
Helen Hancock Glass makes the most delicate handblown Christmas baubles in a variety of colours and designs. These are sure to add a touch a class to your home this year.
Karen Pleass is a textile artist and makes beautiful, recycled textile art inspired by nature and the landscapes & seascapes of Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way. You can find her work here
Lough Gur Pottery make beautiful, personalised Christmas ornaments. Each personalised decoration is cut from clay before being painted and carved by hand and personalised with your loved one’s name.
Award- winning Irish stained-glass art by Bianco Divito Glass Art. There is a design for everyone here and they are all stunningly beautiful:
Sarah McKenna produces handmade Irish pottery which perfectly offers a reminder of joy once known, linking memories, sentiment, and nostalgia to transform an everyday object into a special gift which will be cherished now and as an heirloom in the future.
Find her here:
These are just a few of the wonderful Irish Christmas Decorations on offer.
Happy shopping and be sure to share your purchase on social media and tag #biscuitmarketplace