We are Going Pink for Breast Cancer!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a cause that is dear to our hearts.  In support of the great work of the Irish Cancer Society are joining the Cups against Cancer campaign, with a Great Pink Coffee Morning at Butterslip!  Join us on Friday 20th Ocober, to raise a cup, have a chat and raise vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society.  We will be going totally Pink - I know even more Pink!!  - and would love to see you.  If you are in the neighbourhood, do po..
2018 Busy B Diaries are here!
Thats right, we are fully stocked with lovely Busy B diaries for 2018 - how organised is that?!  And they are flying out, clearly you guys are super organised too!  For my money Busy B are the best agendas out there right now, with beautiful layouts and thoughtful extras to help you stay on track!  From the full Page a Day Diary to the handbag friendly Slim Diary, there is a size and layout to suit everyone.  All Irish and English bank holidays are included (cos its nice t..
Flash Sale on Wedding Decor!
We're having a sneaky sale on lots of gorgeous wedding decor this week!  Check out our Wedding & Party section for lots of bargains this week only!  Balloons, bunting, banners - everything you need to add a pop of fun to your wedding or party! ..
10% off for Wonderful Wedding Week!
We are super excited to launch our first Wonderful Wedding Week at Butterslip!  From 18th - 25th February we are offering 10% off ALL our gorgeous wedding accessories, decor, jewellery, umbrellas, the works! As wedding season gets underway and planning is in full swing, we are super excited to unveil some gorgeous new themes and accessories for 2017.  Rose gold is definitely having a moment and is super pretty for both hen party and wedding accessories.  Adding a little tou..
Sale!  Our Spring Sale is now on!
The Butterslip Spring Sale is here, woo hoo!  We have heaps of super special reductions and some crazy clearances lined up to help you brighten up a chilly January!  Gorgeous Bombay Duck Washbag and Make up bags are 20% off - stock up for holidays, these guys also make very nice presents!  We love the pretty rose light trees - now half price - that cast a soft glow into dark corners.  And if you have little people in the house, our snuggly 3.5 Tog Winter Grobags are also r..
Hooray!!  We've just scooped Joint First Prize in the Subtitle Window Display Competition!  The Subtitile Film Festival in November is one of my favourite weeks of the year.  Just when winter is really setting in, and evenings are feeling long and gloomy, along comes Subtitile and brightens up the nights with a fabulous week of world cinema!  This in itself was wonderful enough, but the cherry on top was the Window Display Comp, which of course we had to enter!  T..
Happy Friday for Syria - 20% of Sales go to Syria Charity this F
This year, I’ve been a bit torn about Black Friday.  There is so much going on the in world, suffering and horror, its hard to reconcile with the glitter and magic of Christmas. Yes, I run a pretty shop full of things that you want but don’t really really need.  And I need to improve sales, pay staff, rent, rates etc, but I also need to do that in a way that sits with my conscience and hopefully resonates with others. Black Friday has become a thing, without us really t..
Whoo hoo!  We are delighted to say we have lowered our shipping rate in Ireland to just €4!  Thats all kinds of parcels, big and little, delivered anywhere in Ireland by the lovely folk at Fastway!  And, if you lose the run of yourself altogether you can avail of FREE SHIPPING for purchases totalling €60 or over!  In addition, our extra lovely gift wrapping is absolutely free of charge, so all your items come beautifully wrapped by the Butterslip elves.   Yay..
Its beginning to look a lot like....Christmas!
In fact, its a fabulously mild end of October as I write this, and not the least bit Christmassy but gotta have a good headline!  What I mean to say is, our Christmas 2016 online shop is now up and running.  Definitely lots more to come, but our gorgeous deocrations, vintage bunting and quirky keepsakes are now ready to shop online.  We have an amazing selection of diaries and planners this year, including the amazing Happiness Planners and the ever popular One Line a Day. ..
Magnificent Milestone Baby Album!
Milestone Baby Cards are one of our biggest sellers here at Butterslip, hardly surprising as they are just phenomenally cute!  And now finally, there is an equally gorgeous Baby Photo Album to keep all your fabuous photos together! Babys First Year Album is a beautifully produced photo album, with plenty of room for your precious photos and baby memories its sure to become a family treasure.  The photo album can be used with or without the Milestone Baby Cards, so don't panic if..
2017 Diaries already?  Thats right folks, the early bird does indeed get the tastiest worm, or in this case the most lovely diaries and planners!  If, like me, you like to gaze ahead, to plot, plan and scheme the future, well there's a good chance you will love our selection of diaries for 2017!  There's something for everyone here, slim handbag diaries for slim handbags, cute To Do diaries for us well meaning folk (also a nice handy handbag size) and a fabulous page a day diar..
Beautiful Bridal Jewellery!
We are in full swoon at the new collection of bridal jewellery that just arrived today and are busy getting it online for you!  Our new collection contains some of the prettiest pearl earrings we have ever laid eyes on, and remember we also have stunning bridal hair accessories to complete your look!  Some of our favourites are here on the website, but if you have a chance take a little trip to Kilkenny and see our full and stunning range!   ..
Very Yummy Indeed!  The Pink Lining Spring Collection is here!
Its always feels a little bit like spring when we see the new changing bag collection from Pink Lining arriving here at Butterslip!  Though the wind and rain are still raging outside, just looking at the gorgeous new Yummy Mummy bags makes you feel sunny and bright!  This season we have two gorgeous new prints to celebrate - True Love and Busy Bees, as well as the return of the super popular Grey Owl changing bag.  Due to popular demand we are also now stocking the very han..
2016 - the most stickable year ever!
I have decided to love January.  I know its ambitious and its early days, but love it I shall. The crazy runningaroundness of December was fun, with Christmas approaching like a wildly lit up juggernaut. The warm fuggy embrace of Christmas and all the happily spent lazy sofa hours, confined indoors by an alphabet of storms, was much needed. The no mans land between Christmas and the New Year, vaguely thinking of future plans, but putting them off for another while, was a bonus. ..
Butterslip Wins Best Customers Award 2015!
Hooray!  Yet again Butterslip has scooped the Best Customers Ever Award!  This prestigious acknowleges the outstanding loveliness of our customers and friends throughout 2015.  You are without doubt the funnest, friendliest, kindest & most craic customers a shop has ever seen.  We are constantly amazed by your stories and heartwarmed by your kindness.  The lengthes you go to to cheer up a friend, to look after a loved one, to welcome a new baby.  The ..
Strictly Fabulous!  Addicted to Strictly Come Dancing!
I can't believe its taken me this long to discover Strictly Come Dancing!!  What have I been doing for last 12/13 years, when I could have been watching this fantabulous sparklefest?!  I love dancing, I love sequins, glitter and twirly dresses, I love the overthetopness of it all, when they fail and when they nail it, I love the fact that people are killing themselves learning to dance and loving it, there is, in fact, nothing I don't love about Strictly. I should confess that I..
10% off at the Butterslip Christmas Party!
Whoo hoo its that time of year again!  We are busy polishing the glasses and digging out the cookie recipes for our fantabulous annual Christmas Party!   Join us on Friday December 4th, for some festive fun and giggles.  We are open until 8pm and will be serving some warming mulled goodness, homemade cookies and cakes and of coures, you can get 10% off all your Christmas shopping!  If you can't make it to our party, you can still celebrate with 10% off everything ..
Butterslip gets a makeover!
If you were in Kilkenny this weekend, you might have spotted us busily giving Butterslip a makeover!   We were closed on Sunday and Monday as we packed and moved, pulled and dragged, scraped and painted, fixed and polished and other seemingly endless tasks!  Our new look has been many months in the planning, as we searched for the perfect furniture, fittings and inspiration.  I fell in love with this deep and lovely shade of blue, which was the starting point for the whole ..
Love in a Cold Climate - Lodger Bunkers a winner for Winter!
As chillier weather sets in, we in Butterslip call this Bunker weather!  When our thoughts turn to woolly jumpers and cosy fires to keep us warm, they also turn to the fabulous Bunker Footmuff from Lodger.  And we wish, like every year, that they would make an adult size! Before they get big enough to run around and transport themselves, little ones spend a lot of time in the buggy and despite our best efforts that can be a chilly spot!  Restless legs kick off blankets, fid..
Baby Shower?  Some sunshine gifts for your shower!
The baby shower in Ireland has gone from being a niche import to a widespread phenomenom.  This, in our opinion, is a VERY GOOD THING!  What better excuse to get together with your besties, drink pots of tea and scoff heaps of cake?  For all the joy and loveliness a baby brings, drinking tea in peace is definitely an endangered habit once they arrive on the scene... Along with the tea & gossip baby shower presents are a big part of the fun and preparation for the new ar..
New Yummy Mummy Bags, just perfect!
Its always an exciting time of year when we unpack and unveil a new collection of Yummy Mummy Baby Change Bags from Pink Lining.  Its hard to believe a whole season has passed, and while we're not quite ready to kiss goodbye to summer yet (hope springs eternal) the daily arrival of new goodies here makes the transition more bearable! Twice a year the lovely people at Pink Lining update their fabulous range of changing bags.  The designs are always fresh and quirky with a distinc..
Did you know that as well as being incredibly pretty, many of the gorgeous gifts here at Butterslip are also Fair Trade and or Ethically Made?  Whenever we can marry our exacting search for fabulous, quirky, and unusual stuff with an ethical supplier, well that just makes us extra super happy! Happiness is a word that can readily be applied to any of our products from the lovely people at Lanka Kade.  This progressive Fair Trade company works closely with small scale manufa..
Super Stuff for Kiddie Holidays!
Summer holidays with smallies take a bit of extra planning to make sure everyone stays happy on their hols!  Travelling, sleeping in strange rooms and being in unfamilair surrounds can all cause a bit of anxiety for little people.  The Gro Company, best known for their brililant Grobag baby sleep bags also have some really handy ideas that really come into their own on holidays.  While our selection of childs harness or reins are brilliant for peace of mind when you're out and ..
How not to lose your earrings!
There is nothing worse than realising you are now wearing only one of your favourite earrings, the whereabouts of the other being a total mystery...  Or rummaging around in your jewellery box / sock drawer / under the bed for that elusive second earring - because its always just one!  I shouldn't complain, I reguarly have people calling in to buy new earrings as they've lost one of their favourites!  But, as a reformed loser of earrings, I know the pain of losing your favou..