Friday, October 17, 2014

Dunes Stores Helen James

 I thought I would look at some Irish retailers who I love over the next couple of weeks.  

Dunnes stores is an Irish family business that seems to be here forever. It was known for its St Bernard's brand which was considered to be a discount brand.  In recent years it has been reinvented itself and is my favourite grocery store to shop in because of its quality, range and quality of products.

Where I feel it stands out is its homeware department it has introduced new ranges in collaboration with Paul Costelloe and more recently Carolyn Donnelly I will take a look at these ranges in the future.

The newest  range Considered by Helen James is quite simply stunning.  Helen qualified from The National College of Art and Design and headed to New York where she worked for Donna Karan and many more. She has returned to Ireland and collaborated with Dunnes on this range.

I just bought two items last week a candle and a dough scraper but I imagine I will be adding something to my grocery basket every week.  I was impressed with not only the design, style but the quality and price range .

I purchased from Dunnes Stores at the Beacon. You can see where the range is available on their website and you can purchase online and get it delivered to a store near you.

By the way this is not a sponsored post I just like this brand. Check it out at Dunnes

My  Basil & Fennel candle

The candle out of the box €12.50

Dough scraper €2.50

Helen James

The display at the Beacon

I love the brass range which includes a wide range of pans and moulds.

I will definitely buy this linen bag which helps keep your bread fresher

The pottery range

The baskets

Such lovely cooking accessories

Have a lovely weekend


  1. So lovely to see all these beautiful things...
    Happy weekend Inge!

  2. I love Dunnes Stores!!! I always buy something ...
    Thank you so much for your comment!!! I love hats!! I have a shop of hats and bags!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend, dear Inge!!!! my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  3. I must check out the range next week Inge....enjoy your weekend!

  4. I don't know them at all but hubs does - I think we're going to be over in December, I'm not sure where you are or I'd say drop me an email for a coffee! Anyhoo... drop me an email at

    And yeah - so not keen on my pic on the blog for the same hingin' reasons!

  5. It looks like a lovely store Inge!So many beautiful things to see and bye!
    Thank you for sharing!!Have a lovely weekend!My love to Ireland!

  6. Hi Inge, ohhh what a lovely post with yummy pictures! No matter will you add something to your basked every week! I would do exactly the same! Btw I visited Dunnes Store during my stay in Ireland last summer! Thanks and have a lovely week and show us again what has come home with you! ;o) Christa

  7. They have some beautiful products! Nice purchases Inge.

  8. Looks like gorgeous displays in the store Inge and the packaging looks lovely too!
    Does linen keep bread fresher longer? Xx

  9. How interesting, I had never heard of this company before reading your post.

  10. Lovely things, interesting about that bag. We've taken to buying baguettes every day as the kids still insist on eating white bread, that might be a great way of keeping it fresh

  11. I'm just catching up after my holiday. My basket would be full if I wandered around here. So much which appeals to me. The candle sounds divine and I could make use of the bread bag too not to mention all those cooking accessories!