Yesterday I popped along to the Waitrose Spring/Summer 2012 press launch. The invite said “Come and see our new indoor and outdoor homewares and you’ll have a chance to taste all our new summer food” Who can resist an offer like that?

I can’t wait till the products are on sale (which will be just after Easter) to share them with you, so here’s a sneaky peek at what they had on show!

The new picnic ranges are really cute with fab little pots with lids (I love a lidded pot. Don’t get me started on Lock and Lock’s), pretty melamine cups and plates all in lovely ice cream shades, but it was the ceramic wares that I completely fell in love with!

Measuring spoons

I’ve accidentally started a bit of a collection of these ceramic style measuring spoons. They look so ‘Old School’. At home I put them in jugs and have them out on show. I know I’d break them otherwise. I’m way too heavy handed. These pink spot ones are really sweet.

Cake stand

Have I mentioned cake stands recently? Being an Interior Stylist I am allowed to have an obsession with cake stands. Tim thinks I’ve stopped buying them as I have nine! I don’t…. I have a LOT more, but don’t tell him! These new ones at Waitrose are really beautiful. I love the spot design throughout their bakeware range, it really works on these stands. The scalloped edge is a really nice touch. Yep, I’ll have to sneak one in without him noticing!

Cake stand

Pie dish

I’ve seen quite a few of these ripple edged pie dishes at launches recently. They’re a great design and are also a really good size usually they’re too small. I also love the mixing bowl. More mixing bowls should come with a handle and spout. Very pretty yet practical.

pie dish

The whole range is called ‘Sweet Sundae’ and  comes in both baby pink and blue and has within the collection bowls, flan dishes, cake tins, cutters, whisks, colander, jugs, tea towels, spatulas and loads more.

Pretty in pink

I can’t finish off this post without giving a quick mention to the deserts that are going to be available from late June – I didn’t try all of them (really!) but I will say that the retro puds – especially the Tapioca one are deeelish.

There is also a new Waitrose cook book that Amanda, the lovely Waitrose PR is going to send me so I can share one of their recipes with you. I’m really looking forward to that, so watch this space!


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