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New Brand Spotlight: Sango

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Sango® has been producing eye-catching, practical dinnerware for more than fifty years. Known for fun and exciting glazes—especially reactive glazes—Sango offers a wide selection of fine china, porcelain, stoneware and bone china for home and hospitality tabletop use.

With a wide variety of dinnerware shapes and styles, Sango offers a pattern for everyone. Shiny or matte glazes in vibrant colors and cozy neutrals add charm to any dinner table décor. Reactive glazes take on a rustic look for eye-catching, casual dinnerware. Sango plates, bowls and mugs are double or triple fired for high quality and durability.

Serve home-cooked meals with confident style for years to come on quality Sango dinnerware.

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New Brand Spotlight: Artland

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With showrooms in New York City, Beijing, Xian, and Guangzhou, and even wider distribution, Artland enjoys a major presence in the worldwide tabletop and home fashions industries. Artland’s vibrant patterns, prints, and colors are a splashy alternative to standard glassware.

When you’re searching for colorful glassware, beautiful home décor, and entertaining pieces sure to spark conversation at your next gathering, look no further than Artland for quality, functionality, and artistry.

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It's the Season for Summer BBQs!

With the 4th of July coming up, we thought we’d pay a much-deserved homage to one of our favorite all-American summer traditions: the backyard BBQ!

There’s nothing quite like firing up the grill for some hotdogs and burgers with great friends and family, sipping on cold beverages as we celebrate the summertime.

To help you craft the perfect backyard BBQ, check out some of our best kitchen gadgets below!

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1. All-Clad Stainless Steel Barbeque Set (with case)

2. Cuisinart CPB-300 Smartpower Portable Blender/Chopper

3. Bodum Iced Tea Jug with Filter

4. OXO Good Grips® Chef's Digital Leave-in Meat Thermometer

5. Emile Henry Flame Top Grilling/Baking Stone

6. Joseph Joseph Index Advance Chopping Board Set

7. Wusthof Classic 2-Piece Starter Set

8. Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt/ Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker

9. Breville the HemisphereControl Blender

Aside from the typical BBQ fare, treat your guests to cold treats like homemade ice cream, or try this deliciously refreshing lemonade recipe from allrecipes.com!

Cucumber Lemonade – by Lori

1 cucumber, thinly sliced

1 12oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate

2 liters of lemon-lime carbonated beverage

Place the cucumber slices in the plastic filter of your Bodum Iced Tea Jug. Pour the lemonade concentrate and let stand for 10 minutes. Pour in the lemon-lime soda. Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon slices. Serve to your parched guests and enjoy!

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Picks for Summertime Entertaining

One of the great joys in life is entertaining at home for friends and family. With BBQ season in full swing, we’re excited to fire up the grill, serve up some refreshing cocktails and share some yummy summertime fare with those we love! From good ol’ homemade apple pie to salads and burgers, great food is meant to be enjoyed with great company.

Check out some of our favorite dining and kitchen gadgets for pulling off the perfect lunch or dinner get-togethers in your backyard this summer.

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1. Lenox Tuscany Classics Beverage Pitcher

2. Echo Design Latika Seafoaf 4-Pc Place Setting

3. Vitamix CIA Professional Series

4. Dansk Classic Fjord All Purpose Serving Bowl

5. Gorham That's Entertainment Bar Set

6. Riedel H2O Classic Bar Long Drink 2-Pc Set

7. Lenox Chip & Dip Serving Plate

8. Le Creuset Bistro Grill

9. BIA Cordon Bleu BIAmboo 4-Pc Salad Plate Set

10. BIA Cordon Bleu 2-Pc 3-Section Server Set

11. Spiegelau Beer Tall Pilsner Glass Set

12. Emile Henry Le Grande Pie Dish

For a refreshing summer treat for the whole family, try this delicious smoothie recipe from Vitamix®!

Citrus Smoothie

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1 orange, peeled and quartered

¼ lemon, peeled, quartered and seeded

½ cup fresh pineapple chunks

¼ cup fresh mango chunks

1 cup ice cubes

Place all ingredients in the Vitamix in the order listed. Start at Variable 1 setting and turn on the machine. Slowly increase the speed to 10 then to High. Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached. Enjoy!

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New Brand Spotlight: Dansk Dinnerware

dansk, dansk dinnerware, dansk plates, dansk glassware, Dansk flatware, home, new brand spotlightA pioneer in tabletop design for over 60 years, Dansk® is known for innovative, contemporary products that make everyday dining and entertaining an easy-living reality. Stylish yet simple, contemporary designs in dinnerware, glassware and flatware offer functionality and value to fit today's lifestyles.

Dansk founders, Ted and Martha Nierenberg, recognized Scandinavian design as the perfect vehicle for the new casual-living style that evolved in America after World War II. Through the work of Danish designer Jens Quistgaard, Dansk brought the elegant simplicity of Scandinavian design wrought from practical materials to the American market at reasonable prices.

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New Brand Spotlight: Lenox

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Since 1889, Lenox has set the highest standards for quality, artistry and beauty. Today, Lenox is among the world's oldest and most respected names in fine tableware and giftware—favored by presidents, displayed in museums, honored with awards, and enjoyed in homes across America. Lenox is America's foremost maker of china, crystal and metal gifts.

If you're looking for great housewarming gifts or wedding gifts with a classic American flair, or something timeless for your own dining table, check out Lenox today!

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New Brand Spotlight: Gorham

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barware includes every piece you need to stock your home bar. Stainless shakers, wine stoppers, ice buckets and picks aid in preparing the perfect pour. Lady Anne® crystal decanters, pitchers and glassware serve cocktails and wine with style.

Beautiful Gorham dinnerware and flatware adorn the table with unmistakable style. Lovely floral embellishments and contemporary patterns suit a variety of décor styles. Gorham stainless flatware is sleek and contemporary, and also durable, tarnish-resistant and dishwasher safe.

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New Brand Spotlight: Oneida

Oneida, Oneida flatware, Oneida dinnerware, Oneida glassware, Oneida stainless steel, entertaining, kitchen, dining, New brand spotlight,stainless steel flatware,,One of the world's largest brands of stainless steel flatware, Oneida® offers a complete range of tabletop products including flatware, dinnerware and glassware. In addition to tabletop, Oneida offers tools, utensils and bar accessories that perfectly complement any kitchen, party or dining experience with an array of barware, cutlery and kitchenware collections. When America thinks of stainless, the first name that comes to mind is Oneida.

Oneida originated in 1848 as a utopian community established in Oneida, New York. Oneida Silversmiths has grown to the Oneida of today with a strong reputation for over 130 years, enduring as the number-one flatware brand. Oneida flatware is the brand that consumers recognize and trust with the finest quality materials and craftsmanship. Every fork, knife and spoon is carefully weighted, balanced and finished with intricate details to assure comfortable, easy handling. Patterns are developed by experienced designers and craftsmen.