April 2018 Sealed With Irish Love Box review time!
If you haven’t heard, Sealed With Irish Love Box is a subscription box that features a selection of items from Irish makers and designers. Each box will include 3-5 specially selected products from Irish makers, producers, designers and independent businesses who are passionate about their craft. All products are sourced from the best of traditional & emerging homegrown Irish talent and can include items such as homewares, scents, jewelry, stationery, and other unique Irish-made treasures. Each box will also include a note describing the designer and their inspiration for each product.
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 $50/month (plus $12 shipping to US & Canada).
Let’s see what’s in the April 2018 Sealed With Irish Love Box!
Everything was shipped — all the way from Ireland — in a white & blue box with the Sealed With Irish Love logo on top.
A peek inside!
An info packet listed each of the products in April’s box, along with descriptions and company/artisan background info for each one.
Ballyshane Studio Small Ballyshane Serving Board County Carlow, Ireland
Founded by husband and wife William and Cheryl McHutcheon, Ballyshane offers a variety of uniquely handcrafted pieces inspired by the beauty of Ireland. This 11 x 9 x 1 inch serving board was crafted from 100% Irish Beech wood and features a raw edge that shows off the texture of the wood’s bark. The one of a kind piece can be used for serving everything from antipasti, cheeses, hors d’oeuvres, and more.
Soilse “A Soft Day” Candle Co. Meath, Ireland
Soilse (Irish for “light”) is a collection of 100% soy wax candles created by Karen Lavelle, an Irish designer who wanted to capture the scents of Ireland and share them with the world. Each of her candles are inspired by an iconic Irish place of great beauty such as the Donegal countryside, West Cork hydrangeas, and Connemara mist. “A Soft Day” invokes the natural sweet scent of an Irish meadow after a summer shower with notes of hydrangea & fern. It has a burn time of approximately 40 hours and burns clean without any black smoke.
Jando Dublin Town “Ha’penny Bridge” Tote Bag Dublin, Ireland
Designed by artist Owen McLoughlin, this “Ha’penny Bridge” tote was screenprinted in Ireland on 100% Fair Trade organic cotton. It measures 37cm wide by 44cm tall with handles long enough to ensure the bag can be worn over the shoulder. It’s ideal for taking to the farmer’s market, library, or anywhere that a sturdy tote would come in handy.
Another unique selection of Irish-made items from Sealed With Irish Love Box! The handcrafted serving board was a nice surprise and I absolutely LOVE the scent of my new soy wax candle. 😀
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome