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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Are Your Windows Irish Enough? Not Yet, Says Peachy Deegan! Meet the Suncatchers from The Irish Gift House!

In case you haven't noticed, Peachy Deegan is competitively Irish.   
With the bright summer sun, she noticed her windows have not been Irish enough and were lacking in Celtic spirit.
The sun and the moon this week have been highly newsworthy!
Now that the eclipse is over, you can be enjoying the sun more than ever through your windows with the lovely suncatchers from The Irish Gift House!
Note that you can probably enjoy these a lot more if you live in AMERICA because it is sunnier here than in Ireland or the UK.  Peachy found it shocking when she lived in Cork that they thought it was a nice day when the sky was white.   To us, it is a nice day when the sky is blue!
These are the three we liked best from The Irish Gift House, and note the first two are made in IRELAND so we like them the best.
Celtic Cross Stained Glass Suncatcher, item # CL-0072-27, made in Ireland.
This stained glass Celtic cross suncatcher features a knot-work motif and measures 6 1/2" in diameter. The Irish suncatcher is enhanced with a metal frame and includes a metal chain for hanging. The colorful Celtic stained glass suncatcher is made in Ireland by Clara and is gift boxed with Celtic cross and Celtic knot history cards that are compliments of The Irish Gift House.
This stained glass suncatcher depicts an ancient Irish Celtic cross. Celtic crosses are found throughout Ireland on old monastic sites; the earliest designs were made from wood or metal but the great stone monuments date from the 9th century.
Celtic Stained Glass Suncatcher with Irish Blessing, item # CL-0072-19, made in Ireland.
This Celtic stained glass suncatcher features the Irish Blessing and is enhanced with a colorful design that is accented with Trinity knots. The Irish suncatcher measures 6 1/2” x 6 1/2” and is constructed of glass with a metal rim. The Irish suncatcher is ready to hang in your window and it is gift boxed with a Celtic knot history card that is complements of The Irish Gift House. This stained glass Irish blessing is made in Ireland by Clara.
This Celtic stained glass suncatcher features the following verse:
An Irish Blessing 
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rains fall soft upon our fields,
& until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
Irish Angel Stained Glass Suncatcher, item # AMIA-5828
This Celtic stained glass suncatcher features a colorful Irish angel that is accented with shamrocks galore. The hand-painted angel suncatcher is also enhanced with an Irish blessing on the 6 1/2” x 8 1/2” oval design that is constructed of textured glass with a metal rim. The Irish suncatcher is ready to hang in your window and it is gift boxed with a shamrock history card that are complements of The Irish Gift House.
This Irish stained glass suncatcher features the following verse:
May you be blessed always with,
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel,
so nothing can harm you.

Family owned and operated, The Irish Gift House was established in Tempe, Arizona by Kerry O'Neal-Costanzo and Andrew Costanzo in 1994.

Prior to opening their Irish gift store, Kerry had been employed by her dear friend Lorraine Flynn, the owner of Irish Imports at Flynn's which was the original Irish store in Arizona. Kerry had initially meet Mrs. Flynn years earlier while searching for an Irish gift for her mother, Pauline (O'Hearon) O'Neal. 

Mrs. Flynn eventually retired and closed her store and with her encouragement Kerry and Andrew opened The Irish Gift House in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe.

The Irish Gift House quickly became one of the leading sources of fine Irish merchandise and Celtic jewelry. In 2005 we added on-line sales and in 2013 we transitioned to an all on-line store.  
The move to all on-line sales has proven to be very beneficial as both Kerry and Andrew are each blessed with a parent in their nineties and their required attention would not be possible if the traditional store had remained open. 

The Irish Gift House stocks the world's largest collection of over 9,000 different Irish goods that includes Claddagh rings and Celtic crosses. After 23 years in business The Irish Gift House's mission statement is still simple; we treat you like we would like to be treated. Neither Kerry or Andrew have college degrees, but both express an entrepreneurial spirit that has created several successful business ventures that has so far culminated with The Irish Gift House.

Kerry O'Neal Costanzo is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and was raised by a mother and father who instilled an appreciation for her Irish heritage. 

Andrew Costanzo is a native of Ridgewood, New York; while a child his family moved to Arizona. Andrew is of Italian descent who was fortunate to marry a pretty Irish lass who dreamed of owning an Irish store. 

Through The Irish Gift House we have been active with the Arizona Law Enforcement Emerald Society and over the years have raised and donated almost $40,000.00 for the families of fallen officers and firemen. Most of the proceeds have been generated through t-shirt sales, including the Irish Pubs of Arizona T-shirt.

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