What’s In Store @ Williams-Sonoma

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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:

  1. Ice, Ice Baby

    Waring Snow Cone Maker
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    Think of this as a grown-up version of your Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine. The device shaves ice in seconds, which can be topped with Williams-Sonoma's snow cone syrup or homemade concoctions.

    Waring snow cone maker, $70, Williams-Sonoma.com

  2. Lovely Linens

    Sommieres Napkins
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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

  3. Well-Preserved

    Preserving Pickles Jars
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    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

  4. Sweet Treat

    Mini Donut Pan
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    This mini-donut pan combines two sweet trends: The tiny treats movement and the doughnut revival. The nonstick finish makes them a snap to make.

    Mini donut pan, $20, Williams-Sonoma.com

  5. Head to Margarita-ville

    Margarita Gift Set
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    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

  6. Picnic Plates

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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

  7. Label Love

    Jar Labels Tags Recipe Cards
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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

  8. Chef's Essences

    Chef's Essences
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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

  9. Chalk It Up

    Chalkboard Labels
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    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

  10. Juicy Allure

    Breville Juice Fountain Plus
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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

  11. To Bee, Or Not To Bee

    Backyard Beehive Starter Kit
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    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