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Laura Ashley clothing sale

Laura Ashley is so very British and high quality (a combination that usually spells “expensive.”) And so I was pleased to see some very sweet dresses for kids appearing at deep discounts on Zulily.com yesterday.

Black Embroidered Dress

Black Embroidered Dress, $29.99, regularly priced $51

Blue Plaid Smocked Dress

Blue Plaid Smocked Dress, $28.99, regularly priced $50

Black Floral Dress & White Cardigan

Black Floral Dress & White Cardigan, $33.99, regularly priced $59

They also have a sale on Laura Ashley women’s sleepwear, shoes and a couple of home items like this quilt set and curtains.

The event will end Tuesday morning so get there quick. And if you’re new to Zulily, use this link to register to the site and I’ll get $15 credit, which I would definitely use to buy this.)

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The joy of Ikea

How was your three-day weekend (for the Americans in the room)? If your weekend was anything like mine, it was over much too quickly!

Yesterday we went to Ikea, which was busy busy busy with a good international crowd. It seemed like no matter which direction we turned, there was someone speaking a different language – all united by one Swedish furniture store.

I couldn’t help but notice the international flavor of the prints on display, as well. London, as well as Paris and New York City, were showcased in a big way:

Vilshult

Motif created by Greg Stott. Mounted picture. $49.99

Piccadilly Night

Motif created by Leo Dolan. Mounted. $49.99

Pjatteryd

Motif created by Tom Frazier. Printed on canvas. $19.99

We didn’t buy any new prints on this shopping trip, but we did get a new mattress, some espresso cups, a kids’ rug, some of these and a few other small bits and bobs. One thing to note: Ikea has discontinued its offer of 1% off your next order when paying with a debit card! (I wish we had known about this before we finished checking out…)

Keep Calm etc.

By now, you’ve seen the “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters everywhere. But did you know that there is a London-based husband-and-wife company called Keep Calm Gallery that sells timeless British prints (as well as designs from up-and-coming designers). Here are just a few pieces from their very British collection.