Monday, 21 July 2014

Asda George at Home Tea Party









One of the amazing perks of having blogging as a hobby is the lovely opportunities and brands that I occasionally get to work with.

When I was contacted to see if I would be interested in working with Asda* to take a look at their new George homeware range, I didn't have to think twice about what I wanted to try out first! Despite my obsession with tea and teacups, I don't own a usable teapot and teacups (I'm far too precious with my antique tea service) so I wanted something much more durable. This gorgeous floral Katie Alice design was perfect - and conveniently matches my kitchen perfectly, so has already taken pride of place in there. The milk jug and sugar bowl come boxed together as a lovely set, which would make a fab gift for a tea lover. They are dishwasher and microwave safe which means they can be used regularly without the need to handwash each time. The teapot is a six cup pot, and you can probably just about get two of the big mugs out of it.

These big floral polka dot mugs have quickly become my tea vessel of choice. Sometimes you just need a big mug of tea without any messing around. These will make amazing hot chocolate mugs come winter. (I can't believe I just mentioned the word winter in amongst the fabulous weather we have been having!)

With any alfresco tea party, there's always a need for cake - and although you may not see any here (wedding dress diet and all that) I knew I desperately needed some proper cake forks - I'm a bit of a stickler for eating cakes with a fork rather than a spoon. There is a matching set of tea spoons too, which I will be most definitely slipping into my basket on  my next shopping trip to Asda!

I've seen these heart-shaped bowls on so many other bloggers pages that it was a given these were going to be added to my basket. Sadly the largest one was in about twenty pieces when it arrived, and despite a fresh set being re-ordered they never arrived due to them being repeatedly out of stock. I'm a little disappointed by that, but at least two of them made the trip! They must have gone through some serious throwing around as everything was really well packaged. The mirror that I ordered for my dressing table (it takes up so much less room than my old one) was really well packaged in what as basically its own inflatable pillow! (Sorry for the poor photos of this - its so hard to take pictures of a mirror)

Finally, I knew that after freshening up my living room for summer by removing the thick heavy curtains, and my fluffy throws, I needed some fresh new cushions just to bring a bit of newness to the room (and a bit of cosiness for those days when the British weather is more, well British). The striped red cushion goes fantastically with my grey and red colour scheme and I'm pretty sure this will be making the transition through to winter! I'm planning on adding some grey shades to my bedroom so this 'You had me at Hello' cushion may migrate there, but for now it looks fab on my sofa, but equally, it looks super cute on my little table and chair set (which was a little gift from Scott, after spending a whole day tidying our patio - I finally have somewhere to sit!!) Needless to say, I knew exactly where I was going to take these photographs, and we enjoyed a little impromptu alfresco tea party! What a perfect way to spend a sunny British afternoon! 


 


*This is a collaborative post

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5 comments:

  1. This is so lovely. I recently moved and I've been looking for some lovely homeware, I'll have to give George a shot!

    Katy x http://www.girlinthenorth.com

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  2. these are gorgeous! Can we have a teaparty sometime? :P

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  3. Wow everything looks great, I never knew Asda did so much nice homeware stuff. Definitely need to get myself some of those heart bowls.

    http://IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. OH WOW. So many pretty things, I really need to have a look at the George Homeware section. x

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  5. Gorgeous homeware, so pretty! Asda is definitely my downfall, I have far too many cushion, duvet covers and dresses from them! :-) xx

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