Ireland's Eye - Irish Knitwear, Stocked at Irish Design House

We are so thrilled to be adding another established Irish brand to our Toronto store. Ireland's Eye Knitwear focuses on the Traditional Irish Knitwear in Men's, Women's and Homeware collections. Their beautiful knitwear will be arriving with us from October onwards. We have added the items to the online shop, so you can keep your eye on them and know when they have arrived.

Some garments will be available in a single colour, others will have a number of options to choose form. 

What we are most excited about are the Traditional Irish Aran Hat and Scarf Sets for men and women and also the Traditional Irish Aran Throw's. These have also been added to the online store for a pre-viewing, so head over and check them out!! Follow the links and you can see for yourself. 

Traditional Irish Aran Throw Traditional Irish Aran Hat and Scarf Set

Toronto Fashion Blogger Collaboration

We are really delighted to have teamed up with Toronto Fashion Blogger and Stylist Sonakshi Sharma #TheStylePixels. 

 

irish design house. fada clothing.

 

She visited our store on Queen Street and has put together a blog post using our clothing and fashion accessories. We hope you love it just as much as we do.
Click here to go straight to her blog. 

Our clothing range is made right here in our in-house studio and also by our garment engineers @PigeonAndThread

 

Leslieville Summer Camp for Kids

We have just announced our dates for our camps for July and August this summer. Boys and Girls welcome, no experience is necessary. We have been running these camps for the past number of years at our studio which is located at the store. 

Kids are divided into groups of 6 - 10 and 11 - 13 years of age. More information is available on the main page of our website, you can click this link to read more. 

We need a minimum of 5 kids to run the class on any given day, and a maximum of 12 kids. No supplies necessary, just a packed lunch :-)

Camps cost $70 - $75 per child. Bookings can be made online. (Click here)

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Best Handmade Greetings Cards in Town

We just received a new shipment with over 50 different card designs (on top of the ones we already have) so its fair to say that all occasions are covered! Happy or sad, weird and wonderful, birthdays and marriages ... 

Here's a pick of some of our fave's .... plenty more in the store 

unicorn card  have a whaley good birthday  tick the box, all occasions  you're the bomb  avacado birthday  thanks sew much

thank you teacher. best teacher card  spider birthday card rainbow. happy pride. pride

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

If you're heading to a baby shower, or have a new baby on the way and not sure what gift to get, we have some handmade items that might just do the trick. 

Meet Nelson and Sybil - sock monkey toys made from Donegal socks. Each monkey is kitted out in his or her sweater or handmade dress. It's also possible to have the child's or babies name embroidered onto the monkey to make it more special. Click here to head to the online store. 

We also have Edward the elephant - another sock friend made from Donegal socks. He has colourful cotton ears and a patch on his snout too. Click here to see Edward in our store. 

sock monkey toys    elephant sock toy

 

 

If toys are not what you are looking for, we also have some handmade blankets which are all knitted in Dublin. Again, we can personalize each blanket with the baby's name, dafe of birth and a cute symbol to add fun to it. If the baby has Irish and Canadian parents, we can also embroider both flags onto the blanket - this had been a very popular choice by gift-givers. 

handmade baby knitted blanket from ireland  Personalized Handmade Baby Blanket

You can find these items in the online store. Click here for more info. 

 

 

May 06, 2018 by Sinéad Clarke

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

 

With Mother's Day just around the corner (a week and a half to be exact) we're sure everyone is racking their brain on what would be the perfect gift for the most important woman in most of our lives.

Its time to take those thinking hats off and pop into us, where we have a variety of beautiful mothers day gifts that will be sure to win her heart; and put you in the good books for another year. 

From jewelry to candles to organic beauty products, we have it all and everything in between.

Here are some of our favourite Mothers Day gift ideas that we have in store or you can find them online. We also have a full collection of clothing and scarves in the latest Spring colours and fabrics. Click on the individual links and that will bring you right to our online store where you can read more about each individual item!

Mothers Day Card

 

 

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All of our products shown are made and sourced in Ireland. If you are interested in any of the above items, drop in to see us .... or drop lots of hints at home to get your loved ones to get you exactly what you have your eye on. Happy shopping!

Leather Accessories from Dublin added to the Store and Online

They're here ... more gorgeous pieces from the Thunder Solas Collection. We have been stocking their work for a number of years and now we have an even bigger collection in stock to tempt you. So many bright colours, soft leather, coordinating necklace and bracelet sets and many wallets and travel documents too. Here's a taster of what we have. 

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Irish Designer Jewellery by Designer Elena Brennan

We are really delighted to say that the beautiful work by Elena Brennan, from Co. Cavan is now available at the store.

Elena is an extremely talented jewellery designer working mostly in sterling silver. She is from our home county and we meet many years ago while showcasing our work at a local event. She uses stories and fables from Irish history and folklore as inspiration for her creations. One of her most famous collections is inspired by the "Children of Lir". This is a very old fable in which four children were banished by their stepmom to spend 900 years as swans on three different lakes. Her pendants shown in the images are inspired by this story. The capture the delicate nature of the swans wings.

 double swan wings children of air Irish jewellery  swan and wings from children of lir. Irish jewellery design  double wings pendant. sterling silver Irish jewellery

The "Baby Angel Feather" also shown in the images is a reminder that our angels are all around us. When they are watching over us, sometimes they let us know that they are there by leaving little white feathers for us to find in places where there should be no feathers. This is one of those feathers...

baby angel feather Irish jewellery design

Elena's work is available for purchase at the store and online also. If you have any questions about it, please pop in to see us.

Condé Nast Traveller: Riverside + The Irish Design House

It is wonderful to receive an email from the editor of Conde Nast Traveller Magazine today to say that they have featured Riverside neighbourhood in their latest issue. They list their top ten stores and places to visit and we are delighted to be mentioned at number 3.

Thank you to Condé Nast Traveller for the mention. We're thrilled. 

 Condé Nast Traveller Magazine  Condé Nast Traveller Magazine Article IDH

Here's the article - a great read. Enjoy!
http://www.cntraveller.com/gallery/toronto-shopping-vinyl-vintage

 

March 07, 2018 by Sinéad Clarke

St. Patrick's Day in Toronto - We Bring The Best Of Ireland to Canada

With St. Patrick's Day fast approaching, we though we would share some of our favourite items that we stock here at the IDH. All items in our store are from Ireland but some items have a more "traditional" or "authentic" feeling or look about them. If you have any questions about any of out items you can reach out to us or pop by the store to see for yourself. 

 

 Classic Irish Claddagh Ring  Trinity Knot Irish Ring

Sterling Silver Claddagh Ring with Birthstones. $175
Classic Claddagh Ring. $145
Trinity Knot Ring With Diamonds . $185
https://www.theirishdesignhouse.com/products/irish-celtic-claddagh-ring

 

 

Traditional Irish aran cable sweater Traditional Irish aran cable sweater Irish cable knit sweater

The most recognized sweater around the world is the "Aran Sweater" featured in the first two of our images. A uni-sex design, worn by men and women for generations. Traditionally the yarns used were Irish - quite strong, rough and scratchy. Nowadays, merino yarns are used so the feeling is soft and luxurious yet the appearance is identical. A true classic. To purchase an aran sweater, click here

 

 

Whiskey T-shirt Cria Dealer T-shirt  IRL Ireland Tshirt

Novelty T-shirts are a must for the Paddy's Day celebrations. Here are a few that will be perfect. Designed and printed here in Toronto by our co-owner Benny and printed in Kensington Market just for our store. 

 

 

Irish Paddy Cap - Tweed Cap  Irish Chocolate  Irish Cottage Socks

And finally, some gift ideas for him or her as a token Irish gift
 - A traditional "Paddy" cap for the special occasion and celebrations
- Some yummy Irish chocolate, made in Co. Cavan, to nibble on while you're having a pint
- Cosy socks to cuddle up in when you're out and about watching the parade!

 

 

March 06, 2018 by Sinéad Clarke