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The ‘aran jumper’ is back!

I absolutely heart Laura Ashley, they’re furnishings are simply LUXURIOUS! My previous post got me thinking about Laura Ashley, and I just couldn’t resist browsing their sale page.

Currently in the living room, not only do we desperately need the ornate mirror hanging – we also need a variety of cushions and throws for our black corner couch. After browsing the Laura Ashley sale page I have some great ideas for the types of cushions to purchase.

With money quite tight recently, due to the recession and decorating, I will either be browsing the aisle of Wilkinson’s, Matalan and TK Maxx – or simply digging out that aran jumper my granny so kindly knitted me last year, along with the Singer sewing machine, and making my very own knitted cushions.

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Dunelm Mill Shopping Spree Madness

With the sun shining and Trev at hand erecting our Birlea Lynx bedside cabinets, Kelly and I headed to Dunelm Mill with Shelley (Kelly’s mam). I was extremely excited on this venture, as I was a Dunelm Mill virgin.

With a budget of around £285 we wasted no time in grabbing a trolley and filling it to the brim. We browsed endlessly around the store looking at valance sheets, throws, cushions, lamps, curtains and mirrors. I was in home furnishing heaven in this place, mixing and matching furry cushions with chenille cushions. After around three hours of browsing we had decided on two gorgeous crystal style lamps for our bedside cabinets, a stunning silver freestanding mirror (which we will be securing to the wall once we have removed the stand from the back of the frame), various shape and size cushions, a luxurious bed throw, a fancy picture frame, a pleated valance sheet, a cream roller blind and of course those essential memory foam pillows. Unfortunately we didn’t see any curtains which struck us, and to be honest they were rather expensive. We got to the till and paid for everything then made our way back to the car.

Shelley parked up and was howling as she had realised that it was going to be a tight squeeze fitting the huge mirror in to her little Corsa Sport. In the end, Kelly and I were seated with the roller blind down our left side and this long thin mirror resting on our heads, luckily for me I benefitted from having the memory foam pillows on the back seats – so at least I had some support for my spine! What a way to end a fantastic shopping trip.

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