Cottage Industry

www.bealtainecottage.com 001The clock ticks towards Samhain, literally meaning: Summer’s end!

Tomorrow is Samhain, a celebration of the last day of Summer and the beginning of Winter in the Celtic calendar. www.bealtainecottage.com 002Despite cold nights creeping into Bealtaine, all remains green on the ground, with just the trees showing signs of transition into Winter.

Nasturtiums have not yet melted in the frost…it seems the ground continues to put forth enough heat to protect them!

www.bealtainecottage.com 003“I ordered my food ages ago!”

Sammy-Bear waits for his breakfast on the veranda…I have to hurry up with this photography business and serve him breakfast!
www.bealtainecottage.com 007The Wisteria, on the veranda of the Lodge, is showing a last magnificent vibrancy before it sets itself into bed.

The plants and trees are making a fantastic show of colour this season!

www.bealtainecottage.com 011The view from the doorway of the Lodge remains green and tranquil.

The micro-climate created here serves the cottage well.

All is sheltered from the North, West and East!
www.bealtainecottage.com 013We really have been blessed, with perfect weather this year, here in the west of Ireland.

Each season has behaved itself extraordinarily well!
www.bealtainecottage.com 020Despite the fact it was my birthday yesterday, I was sufficiently inspired to work and spent the afternoon crocheting this hat.

www.bealtainecottage.com 003It’s an “Annie Hall,” inspired creation…I adore Diane Keaton!

www.bealtainecottage.com 017I love the “cloche” type, 1920’s inspired, hats and adore working with pure wool and natural fabric.

www.bealtainecottage.com 004This one is made using Donegal Tweed Pure Wool and the colour is just wonderful!

I shall be making many more for the Bealtaine Cottage Etsy shop!

Here’s the link to the Bealtaine Cottage Etsy Shop…

https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/167531769/cloche-hat-1920s-style-in-pure-irish

Cottage Industry

Hand made earrings from Bealtaine CottageGifts from Bealtaine Cottage…

Lots of work going on here at the cottage making earrings…these are now in the Bealtaine Cottage Etsy Shop…

Bead Earrings

Bead Earrings
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Beautiful and very light-weight Bead drop Earrings with tiny bells on the end, that jingle softly as you move.
I make each pair with attention to detail and colour…you can ask for a specific colour blend if you wish!
These make exquisite gifts to post to that someone special…and can be posted direct from Bealtaine Cottage, set inside one of the Bealtaine Cottage Photo cards from this shop, to anywhere in the world!
Just write out the name, message and address when you pay…
Each pair is quite unique…this is the first to post on the Cottage Shop.

Link to click…  https://www.etsy.com/listing/154712794/bead-earrings

Bead EarringsBealtaine Cottage Earrings

Beautiful and very light-weight Bead drop Earrings with tiny bells on the end, that jingle softly as you move.
I make each pair with attention to detail and colour…you can ask for a specific colour blend if you wish!
These make exquisite gifts to post to that someone special…and can be posted direct from Bealtaine Cottage, set inside one of the Bealtaine Cottage Photo cards from this shop, to anywhere in the world!
Just write out the name, message and address when you pay…
Each pair is quite unique…this is the first to post on the Cottage Shop.

Dispatches from Ireland

Bealtaine Cottage hand made cards

One of the hand-made cards depicting images from the gardens at Bealtaine.

Bealtaine Cottage is also on YouTube…with over 100 videos about Permaculture, planting, growing and living.

Bealtaine Cottage Etsy Shop 004Sculpted from ancient Bog Oak…special pendants, hand-made here in the west of Ireland by Hugh O’Neill of Tyrone.

Visit the Bealtaine Cottage shop on Etsy…

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BealtaineCottage