Frantic Friday !

filmscoremonthly-fsm1417Before everyone gets the wrong idea..! Harrison Ford ISN’T coming to visit Household Linens so that’s NOT the reason we’re feeling frantic this Friday :(

The reason is, maybe, a little less exciting than that but, still, exciting in it’s own way. This week we launch a new campaign called “Frantic Friday” and it’s aim is to pick one product each week and offer you incredible value. To launch the promotion we have a huge reduction on the V & A design “Brocatelle”; available in Super-king size only (for all of you with ginormous beds) it is reduced from it’s original price of €190.00 to only €50.00 including 2 oxford pillowcases – but hurry, there is limited stock available. Unfortunately we can’t take orders for these outstanding items over the phone or by email so it really is a case of “first in – first served”!

BROCATELLE: V & A reduced
BROCATELLE: V & A reduced

It’s hard to believe that the film “Frantic” was released in 1988, all of 27 years ago (you can watch a clip of it here). Household Linens was just over ten years in business but we think ourselves and Harrison Ford have aged pretty well ! :) Other stars of the silver screen who have graced our shop include the legendary Maureen O’Hara, famous snoop Jessica Fletcher a.k.a. Angela Lansbury and her friend, once dubbed the most beautiful man in Hollywood, actor Hurd Hatfield with whom she starred in “The Picture Of Dorian Gray”.

We hope we’ll see you following in their footsteps to 118 Oliver Plunkett St. real soon but until then – break a leg !!!

(no, please don’t… We can’t afford the insurance ! lol).

All things vintage…

Whether it’s because of the recession over the last number of years or because people are simply feeling nostalgic for days of yore, there has been a surge of interest in all things ‘vintage’ recently. It has meant a great boost to the many thrift shops in Cork who do such great work here and beyond our shores. Groups like the St. Vincent de Paul, Gorta, Trócaire, Oxfam, The Irish Cancer Society, Enable Ireland, Marymount Hospice, all provide invaluable services and their shops can be your Aladdin’s Cave. ‘Vintage’ clothes are definitely ‘in’ and if you want to get adventurous with a needle & thread then check out Tilly and the buttons in our blogroll to get started.

Here in the shop, vintage florals are also very much in vogue with our particular favourite being the “Country Diary” collection. First ‘published’ by “Dorma” in 1981 they have been reinvented by “Belledorm” and feature pretty florals.

Screen Shot 2015-04-10 at 11.13.56Our favourite right now is “Sweet Orchard” as it combines traditional frills on both duvet covers, pillowcases and bedspreads. Scoot over to our Facebook page for details of a very special offer that’s available for the month of April!


In the meantime, let’s hope the weather stays fine so we can get out and enjoy some of the real flowers that are coming to life in our gardens!IMG_0369

Spring brings changes…

Spring brings changes in all different ways but this week has brought a sad change to Household Linens… We were very sorry to see Gemma leave us for a new position in U.C.C. but we wish her all the very best in her new post. Many of you will know Gemma from coming in to the shop where she had a great rapport with all our customers but she was also responsible for setting up and writing our blog; her informative articles and snippets of information always drew favourable comment and we hope to continue her good work in to the future.

We’re sure that we will have an influx of customers from U.C.C. looking for down pillows & Egyptian cotton sheets when Gemma spreads the good word about getting a good night’s sleep from Household Linens!

Our very best wishes Gemma !


All the Pretty Flowers!

MARY ROSE from the Julie Dodsworth range.
MARY ROSE from the Julie Dodsworth range.

With daffodils popping up all over the place and bunches of colour appearing here and there, we can be sure Spring has arrived. You don’t even need a garden to experience Spring, however, as some of our newest designs (and those yet to arrive) are the finest of floral prints. First up are two new Julie Dodsworth designs. Does the name sound familiar? Well, if you have ever bought a PVC shopping bag in our store, you have probably seen a Julie Dodsworth design; eye-catching, colourful and often inspired by her houseboat lifestyle. If your heart skips a beat at all things vintage or at the thought of crafts, then you’ll love Julie Dodsworth. Go check out her website for crafty ideas and pop by our store to see her latest bedlinen range.

There are lots more florals to come over the next few weeks: Go to our Coming Soon page for a sneak peek.

Staying with bedlinen, we have four new kiddies designs. Choose from safari themes or formula one cars for the boys, while the girls have a choice of either a fun town theme or bright butterflies. For students or 20-somethings, Rise and Shine is a retro bed-set which sees yellow and duck-egg come together to create a cool combination of colour.

One of the colours in our Subway towel range.
One of the colours in our Subway towel range.

Moving away from bedlinen, one of our best bargains this month can be found in the towel section. Our ‘Subway’ towels are a nice price and come in four assorted colours to suit most anyone’s bathroom. Hand towels were €9.50, now only €5.50 and bath towels were €19.50, now €11. Bath sheets and bath mats also available.

It’s a great time of year, with so many new designs coming in and the sun shining in our windows-let’s hope it stays that way!

See you soon

Hello March…

and Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums out there. Wondering what to get your Mum this Mothers Day? We suggest:

Especially when she tells you that Dorma bedlinen is a good investment!
Especially when she tells you that Dorma bedlinen is a good investment!

Clarence from Dorma, the brand that all mothers know and love! Clarence is a classic floral design but easy on the eye, and subtle enough not to ever go out of fashion. Come check it out on our display bed in store now.  If your Mum (or you) fancy a bit of luxury, Sheridan‘s 100% mulberry silk pillowcases are a good option also. The benefits of silk pillowcases for skin and hair have been widely touted in recent years. See this Huffington Post article on the topic. Like and share our own Facebook post about silk pillowcases to get 20% off one this week!

Speaking of social networking, have you signed up for our text service yet? You can do so any day in the shop by simply filling out your name and number at the till. You’ll receive text alerts about the latest HL news, as well as special offers on a regular basis.

If you do call in this week, take note of our display beds just inside the door. We’re going down the classic route with Sheridan’s Damask in light gold on the front double bed (always a favourite), we’re tapping into all things folk with Catherine, a cute patchwork number on the front single bed, and we’re feeling cool and modern with Boden on the second single bed, a silver-grey cover that is very much in fashion right now. Fifty shades indeed, in every colour, See you soon!

February Update

The stock clearance continues here at Household Linens: drop by if you fancy a change of duvet cover or a nice bedspread at a super price. We also have a fantastic selection of high quality single display duvet covers at only €12 per cover (plus €3 each for  pillowcases). Included are some beautiful white duvet covers with lace edging as well as embroidered and modern designs. They’re being cleared out quickly so get them before they’re gone!

HELIGAN from the Appletree brand
HELIGAN from the Appletree brand

SPOTLIGHT on Heligan from the Appletree range of bedlinen. This cover captures Spring with its lime green floral design. Liked Emma Stone’s fab Oscar dress? Heligan boasts similar colours, Oscar worthy indeed!-and currently gracing our display bed near the front of the shop. Come check it out!

We’ll post soon with March news, and we’ll keep ye posted on new stock as it arrives.

Love is in the Air

PEMBROKE  from Dorma.
PEMBROKE from Dorma.

For this weekend at least. Just take one look at our beautiful Valentines window the next time you pass by. As well as love hearts aplenty, we have one of our new Dorma designs adorning the bed, and it just happens to suit this time of year perfectly: Pembroke is a bold rose pattern with eye catching reds and wines. Matching curtains and accessories are also available. Buy Pembroke or any of the new Dorma sets this week and receive an extra 10% off the marked price.

Although our winter sale is officially over, there are still many bargains to be had as we are currently having a stock clearance on discontinued designs. This includes some of the older Dorma designs, and brands such as Cocoon, Sheridan, Sanderson and Helena Springfield. So the clearance offers are well worth a look.

The SAFARI throw from Deyongs.

As for new arrivals, yesterday brought us a delivery of throws and blankets from Deyongs, all at very reasonable prices. The Safari design comes in four different colours, with the red version also making a nice Valentines gift for those in a romantic frame of mind, or if you just want to treat yourself! It’s a nice price too at just €20.

Happy Valentines everyone!

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