Boiling point:The summer sale is now on at Burgess of Athlone (090-647 2005 Burgessofathlone.ie) department store on Church Street in the town. A star buy is this Le Creuset traditional kettle, which was €85 and is now €50 – a reduction of more than 40 per cent. It whistles when it reaches boiling point.Sail On
Bargain Hunters looking for summery soft furnishing fabrics to spruce up their homes should present today’s column at Brian S Nolan (01-2800564 Briansnolan.ie) at 102 Upper George’s Street in Dún Laoghaire, where there is 30 per cent off two collections by Prestigious Fabrics from today until July 19th. Make reception rooms look blooming marvellous with Drawing Room florals; four designs radiating sunshine and illustrated with ephemera captured from period interiors, including urns overflowing with flowers and a scattering of roses.
Sunrooms look ship-shape with Westward Ho, a nautical themed collection with evocative names such as St Ives, Sandpiper and Padstow.
BH readers can buy these for €17.61 per metre instead of their normal price of €25.16. The fabric is 140cm wide and suitable for curtains and soft furnishings.
Three of the best: Baby Love:
A modern home needs a contemporary nursery, and this new crib, the Cascara modern baby crib launching this month, is the latest in nursery decor. It comes with a built-in hood, carry handles and a collapsible Tang stand. Available from UK-based Shop On Your Doorstep, it comes in red, white, blue or limited edition black. Price €687, ex-delivery. Tel: 00 44 1843 808061 www.shoponyourdoorstep.com.
The Miyo baby hammock is one of the most compact and lightweight travel cots available. Its design provides a snug womb-like environment, with a gentle rocking motion that will help your baby relax and fall asleep more easily. It is said to relieve symptoms of colic and reflux and gets 95 per cent of babies asleep within 10 minutes. Price €249 for hammock and stand. Available from Bella Baby ( Bellababy.ie) at Unit 3 (091 483718), OranPoint Commercial Centre, Oranmore, in Galway and Pembroke District (01 299 0009), Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14.
The Stokke Sleepi cot, an oval-shaped crib, can extend as your baby grows and become a small single bed when baby is ready. Available at Mamas and Papas ( mamasandpapas.com) in Dundrum Town Centre (1890 882 363), Arnotts (01 8050400 Arnotts.ie) and Blanchardstown (1890 823 363), this costs €469. The mini mattress costs €99. The bed extension costs an additional €249.
Lie back and think of nothing
The sale at Kenneth Hodgins Interiors (01 2938898, Kennethhodgins.ie), at Unit 1b Birch Avenue, Stillorgan Industrial Park, Co Dublin is now on.
The floor model Fama Moon recliner pictured is reduced from €1,315 to €895 to the first Bargain Hunter who presents today’s column.
Its big sister, the Fama Calisto corner group is reduced from €3,170 to €2,295. The sale ends July 31st.Outdoor living
Harvey Norman ( harveynorman.ie) stores nationwide have this four-piece Enjoy garden furniture set reduced from €399 to €249, a saving of 37 per cent. It consists of a small sofa, two armchairs and a matching coffee table. The Grady armchair, available in anthracite grey or sand, is now less than half price, down from €249 to €119.