Amazing savings on bedspreads, mirrors, lighting and more from Laura Ashley

This week Laura Ashley are launching a whole load of new offers on several of their home departments, so here’s a list of those on now and coming soon…

30% off all lighting until 30th November

25% off all mirrors until 27th November

30% off all bedspreads until 17th November

25% off all duvets and pillows until 30th November

25% off Express Furniture from 1st to 27th November

50% off wallpaper from 3rd to 6th November

30% off cushions and throws from 3rd to 6th November

50% off divans and mattresses from 3rd to 6th November

Autumn gardens – get out and see the autumn trees

This time of year the trees put on an amazing display of colours and the leaves begin to turn before falling. This is the last chance to get out as see some out this countries great gardens as many close down for the winter. As well as stately homes there are forests and arboretas to visit, search for what’s open now in your local area.

My favourite garden for autumn colours, which is local to me, is Exbury Gardens in Hampshire which is really worth a visit, with a huge collection of Acers which look stunning now as well as the national collection of Nyssa and Oxydendrum trees. Here are some images taken this week…

Exbury Gardens autumn trees

Exbury Gardens autumn trees

Seeing red – wear this seasons hottest coloured coats and bags

Red is a great autumn colour to wear, it really brightens up those gloomy days and cheers you up. Whether it’s a smart winter coat, a stunning red dress for a special occasion, or the perfect handbag or shoes. Here’s Pippa Middleton looking chic in a double breasted coat from Zara, with tan bag and black and white scarf.

Here are some ideas, left to right: Linea longline belted coat £126, Karen Millen military moleskin £235, Boden mariners coat £149

Or just go for a slash of red with these accessories from Handbagstar. Lulu Guiness handbag £395, Not on the high street £99, J by Jasper Conran £49. Dorothy Perkins scarf £12, Kew chunky scarf £36, Fendi scarf £184.95$fash_product$


Stylish Christmas dining ideas from Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley have put together 3 themes for festive dining which look gorgeous, so if you’re thinking of sprucing up your dining table this year, these accessories are guaranteed to look great, and last for many years. They have created some stunning table settings – glasses, table mats, table cloths and runners.

The first is ‘Calm’ with whites and creams set off with metallic trim accessories and mirrored placemats. It’s all very sophisticated and if your anything like me, a bit of a calming atmosphere around the Christmas dinner table will be most welcome!

‘Refined’ has rich luxurious cranberry reds which work really well if you have a more traditional home, and if your dining table is in a darker wood. This candelabra will make a great centre piece for your table set off with red candles.

Here’s something a bit different for Christmas, ‘Jolly’ is bright and cheerful, and would certainly make a fresh change on your home this year. This is one I think that the kids will love and would work really well if you are having a more informal gathering this year.

Get your partywear ready – the festive party season is on it’s way

It’s time to start getting ready for the party season – whether it’s a work do or a gathering of friends and relatives, a night out on the town, Christmas is the time of year to splash out on a stunning dress and some glamorous accessories.

John Lewis have an online partywear shop with all the latest from top brands and designers and some great suggestions for co-ordinated outfits. Here are some favourites…$fash_product$$fash_product$$fash_product$

House of Fraser have also launched a great Party shop on their website with loads of really great outfit ideas. Here are some dresses from their ‘All that Glitters’ selection which will make the perfect party dress…,442&wid=288&hei=442&layer=1&src=I_159870673_50_20110908&size=288,442&qlt=65&wid=288&hei=442&op_usm=1,1,0,0,442&wid=288&hei=442&layer=1&src=I_157194225_00_20110930&size=288,442&qlt=65&wid=288&hei=442&op_usm=1,1,0,0

Here are some more that I have spotted that would look stunning for a Christmas or New year party outfit… Great Plains Northern lights dress, Karen Millen pleated frill dress, Phase Eight Bijoux maxi dress, Miss Selfridge leather bodice dress

Creating the perfect dining room for Christmas

Time to start thinking about this years festivities – there are lots of ways to create the perfect festive atmosphere in your home this Christmas, decorating your dining room and dining table for Christmas day doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are some simple ideas…

Personalise dining chairs with ribbons and evergreen foliage…

Create a simple table runner with a strip of fabric or use long lengths of red ribbon over a white table cloth.

Create a simple focal point for your table using flowers in dark reds and purples, mix these with some evergreen foliage from your garden to enhance the look…

Why not go for cool whites in your dining room and mix white with silver and a splash of green foliage.

Why not have your christmas tree in the dining room this year…


Top fashion sales – save up to 50% on clothing and accessories

This week we have a round-up of the top sales in fashion, the mid-season sales are drawing to a close now, so there are some real bargains to be had.

Zalando have up to 50% off clothing, shoes, bags and accessories until the end of October…

White Stuff have up to 50% off clothes and accessories, plus get an extra 10% off with voucher code WSSALE10 until 23rd October.

Debenhams have 25% off coats and boots for women and men in their winter event…

Joules have up to 50% off in their outlet department for womenswear, menswear, kids and babies…

Cosy faux fur clothing and accessories

Now the temperatures are starting to drop these fur accessories and clothing items are looking really appealing. If it’s going to be as cold as last winter, it’s a really good idea to treat yourself to something luxuriously cosy and warm for heading outside in.

River Island has some great accessories – bags scarves and hats…

Phase Eight has some lovely natural coloured fur…

Something to keep your ears warm from John Lewis$fash_product$$fash_product$

Here are some fur lined boots from House of Fraser…

Some stunning sheepskin coats from Karen Millen – these are the real thing…


Save up to 70% on beds at Sainsburys

If you are looking for a new bed you can’t do better than these amazing prices at Sainsburys. This offer is only available until 25th October, save up to 70% off divans, bedsteads and bedframes. Here are some our my favourites…

Left to right: Elizabeth double bedframe was £178.00 now £53.40, Rothwell kingsize bed was £448.00 now £179.00, Shannon double bed was £348.00 now £174.00$medium150$$medium150$$medium150$

Silentnight divan save 60% now £279.00, Sealy divan save 60% now £299.20, Lucy kingsize bed save 70% now £80.40$medium150$$medium150$$medium150$