Williams-Sonoma is known for professional quality cookware and kitchen appliances. This summer, the brand goes beyond cooking to cultivating with its recently-launched Agrarian collection, which includes heirloom seeds, live plants, raised beds and even chicken coops. Plus, a new line of canning and preserving tools and accessories help customers preserve the best of summer. (Williams-Sonoma is even hosting canning classes at all of its stores in July and August). In addition to the homegrown goodness, we’re loving the company’s tools that embrace summer cooking and tableware that is bursting with color.
Before you hit the store, check out the best of Williams-Sonoma′s new summer goods here:
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At first glance, your guests will think you’ve set the table with artisan made ceramics, but these pretty plates are actually made from unbreakable melamine!
La Med melamine dinner plates, $59.95 for set of 4, Williams-Sonoma.com
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Set your summer table with these pretty blue napkins, whose print was inspired by classic Provençal linens.
Sommieres napkins, $29.95 for set of 4, Williams-Sonoma.com
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Each of these oils concentrates the pure flavor of an ingredient in just a few drops. Aftelier Chef’s Essences were developed by Mandy Aftel, an award-winning natural perfumer and co-author of Aroma: The Magic of Essential Oils in Food. Available in sweet basil, black pepper, fresh ginger, Asian lemon and warm nutmeg.
Chef's Essences, $17 to $20 each, Williams-Sonoma.com
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Head to Margarita-ville
Consider this the ultimate hostess gift: A margarita making kit that include two bottles of margarita mixers made with real fruit juice, a lime juicer, a serving towel and a jar of mango key lime salsa.
Margarita gift set, $60, Williams-Sonoma.com
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Hop on the juicing bandwagon with this home juicer. An extra-wide feed tube makes it easy to juice whole fruits and vegetables.
Breville Juice Fountain Plus, $150, Williams-Sonoma.com
This summer, Williams-Sonoma embraces canning and preserving. These canning jars are printed with vintage-inspired lettering that reads “perfectly pickled” (they also offer "delicious jam," "home-grown herbs" and "home-infused olive oil" jars and bottles).
Preserving pickles jars, $30 for set of 4, Williams-Sonoma.com
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Chalk It Up
These durable chalkboard stickers are a clever way to label jars of anything from homemade to preserves to pantry staples like flour and sugar.
Chalkboard labels, $10 for set of 12 (6 large and 6 small), Williams-Sonoma.com
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Turn your preserves and pickles into gifts with these hand-printed labels, gift tags and recipe cards.
Jar labels, tags and recipe cards, $20, Williams-Sonoma.com
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To Bee, Or Not To Bee
Part of Williams-Sonoma’s new Agrarian line, this beekeeping-for-beginners kit includes helmet, gloves, hive tool, bee brush, smoker and feeder.
Backyard beehive starter kit, $180, Williams-Sonoma.com
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