During my stay in Ireland, my main home base was in Enniskerry. I stayed in the house my Dad grew up in. It's now a B & B run by my Aunt and Uncle.
Oddly enough there was some crafty inspiration in this small town just outside of Dublin. I found Galerie Lisette across the street from the B & B. You can take an upcycling workshop through Galerie Lisette.
They had some funky items for sale...
And some kewl pieces of updated furniture!
Up the hill from the B & B is Powerscourt Estate.
You can tour the Powerscourt House & Gardens...
This is Powerscourt House. I'll post photos of the gardens in an upcoming post.
The best part of Powerscourt is... There's an Avoca Store and Café.
Avoca is an Irish family-run business that designs and manufactures hand woven rugs and throws. They are beautiful! I didn't have a chance to go to the store on the weekend but they do have a weaver on site on Saturdays and Sundays.
One of the treats I bought myself was an Avoca throw. They are truly gorgeous and fun!
One of the other crafty peeps I came across in my travels was Orla Kiely. Purses and yes chocolates... FAB design and yummy Butler's Chocolates. Great combo!
Next post I'll feature some of my favourite pics... I'm hoping to look into printing some of my photos this weekend. I mainly used Instagram. I'd like to get some photos printed to send to my relatives since I managed to get some great shots of my cousins, their kids, etc.