Asda homeware designs + oranges


Another trip to Asda. First, the optician‘s in-store, and then we met a really interesting man who lived in a part of Canada where John is from, and is ex-military-police with tonnes of stories! We talked so much in the homeware aisle that he invited us for a coffee in the cafe there.

Prior to the coffee, I had taken many photographs of designs that had caught my eye. Rabbits, dogs, hedgehogs, chickens, trees, and other woodland-animals. Rendered in watercolours, sketchy graphics and 1950’s styles. I fell in love with the sleeping curled-up dormice teabag holders – later, finding the (expensive for me) matching cake plates that had been reduced; so I took 4.

Inspired by the young-uns on YouTube I’ve been getting back into make-up, and so having acquired several eyeshadow palettes over time, I needed a storage idea. Voila! The Β£2.49 toast-rack made from metal wire, painted cream and styled into romantic hearts. If you see the last photographs, you can see that this idea actually works rather well!

I bought Mum the mug with the owl etc. on it, done in just linear drawings as if it needs to be coloured-in (she likes the adult colouring books). But, the real bargain was a padded, soft, fleecy hoody type ‘bodywarmer’ (although, I know that’s not the fashionable term these days, but John and I are teens from the ’80s!). I knew this was a great buy and John will get a lot of wear from it. I don’t work for Asda, however, I even got a total stranger to buy one! I was in a very talkative mood that day and met another person in the fruit aisle, where I showed him my fiance’s bodywarmer. He was most impressed and promptly dropped his apples. (Just joking about the apple-dropping-thing, but I’m sure you get the idea).

This Flower Girl seized two bunches of daffodils – such a sunny colour! – and I didn’t notice till later that they’d dribbled on John’s bodywarmer. Whoops!

I hope you’re keeping warm and are having an enjoyable weekend!

Love Faith and Oscar Dandelion + co xox






Copyright Faith McCord 2017

Story and artwork belongs to Faith McCord who is the author and artist holding the copyright. This is not a public domain work. Worldwide rights.


About Oscar Dandelion

Hi, I'm Faith McCord, writer of the Oscar Dandelion books. I love reading, writing, watching films, looking at architecture and general design, embroidery (especially Elizabethan), spending time with my family. I used to enjoy long walks, bodybuilding, going out, however, since my injury my mobility is seriously impaired, so I'm more of a home-body now. I'm interested in meeting other indie / pro writers, so do say 'Hello' ! :)
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8 Responses to Asda homeware designs + oranges

  1. Kara says:

    Whoa, Asda looks way better than Walmart. That’s some cute stuff! I love the owl mug.

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  2. So many pretty things!

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  3. 1wisewoman1 says:

    Wow! I would go bankrupt in that store! Love all the animal prints πŸ™‚

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