The decorative uses for these exotic feathered birds
of paradise, 9cm by 16cm, are endless, make an arrangement mural with them, add to garlands of lights or fern fronds, or clip to napkins. A set of six costs about e22 (£18), ex delivery, from UK-based Petra Boase (00441760337333
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From Tikki style interiors to clever fridge solutions. This weeks bargain hunter

Bring something with a fishy feel into your home in the form of this Jersey Pottery Sardine Run water pitcher. The 23cm high jug normally costs €39.95. BH readers who present today’s column at Whistlestop (095-21532,, Market Street, Clifden, Co Galway, can buy it for €31.95. You can also buy online or over the phone. Offer ends October 23rd.
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