August 2018 MyIrelandBox review time!
MyIrelandBox is a subscription box that sends a bit of Ireland to your door every month. Each box will feature an exclusive collection of Irish-made items such as crafts, home goods, stationery, beauty products, jewelry, and more.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
Subscriptions are $45/month, plus $10.50 shipping to USA, Canada, UK, EU and Australia. Discounts are available on multi-month plans.
Let’s see what’s in the August 2018 MyIrelandBox!
Everything was shipped in a gray box with the MyIrelandBox logo in the center.
A peek inside!
Information about each of the items in the box, along with background info on each respective company/artist was included on the printed sheets above. August’s box is “Old Irish Farm” themed.
Wooden Cow by Saturday Workshop Dublin, Ireland
Saturday Workshop is a small studio in Dublin started by a father and daughter team, Edward & Iseult O’Clery. Iseult is a full-time architect, so she reserves the weekend (Saturdays in particular) for making original wooden products with her father. The two combine traditional skills with new technologies to make simple, yet beautiful works of art out of locally sourced native Irish hardwood. The handcrafted cow above is just one of their unique creations.
Artist Rebecca Killen designs and creates decorative items using fine bone china, cobalt, and accents of gold. The small vessel above was made using the slip casting technique to create molds from beautiful antique bottles that are no longer in use. It’s painted a pretty millennial pink and highlighted with metallic gold stripes along the rim.
“Say Cheese” by Kelly Cards County Cavan
MyIrelandBox wanted to include something to pay homage to the women of the Old Irish Farm, so they chose this greeting card/art print entitled “Say Cheese”. The image on the front depicts a woman transporting goods at Kilmeaden Creamery in the early 1900’s. The card is part of a collection entitled “Lost Moments” that features various photos of Ireland throughout the years sourced from the National Archives of Ireland.
I really enjoyed the handmade decor items featured in August’s MyIrelandBox. Both pieces were beautifully crafted using materials sourced from the land and old Irish industry, respectively. 🙂
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome