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Artisan Serving Plank from Picnic Time, Inc.

892-00-512-000-0_h2The new 2017 Artisan Serving Plank made its debut at the New York Now and the International Home + Housewares shows this year. The Artisan Serving Plank is already projected to be a top-selling 2017 item by TOSCANA — a Picnic Time brand — due to its giftable nature, the affordable price point, functionality in restaurants, and the versatility and relevance of the design. The Artisan Serving Plank is a gorgeous paddle-shaped serving plank made with the durable water-resistant wood of the acacia tree, which has a variation of light and dark wood grains. To showcase its raw beauty, a live bark edge is featured on one side and features a hemp hanging loop on the handle.

Paula Deen Country Barnyard Collection Brings Bucolic to the Kitchen

Inspired by Paula Deen’s love of country farms, Meyer Corporation, U.S. introduces Paula Deen® Country Barnyard, a new assortment of kitchen accessories spotlighting a quartet of classic farm animals – cow, pig, sheep and rooster. Designed in crisp white with illustrations of each farm animal in shades of blue, Paula Deen Country Barnyard is crafted in a mix of materials, including durable ceramic, sturdy and lightweight melamine, stain-resistant enamel on steel, and natural acacia wood. The collection’s nostalgic and playful styling celebrates the peaceful charms of country life and timeless appeal of farm animals. Faux hand-painted soft blue stripes on some of the items, which echo the design of country-style kitchen linens from the 1940s, further accentuate and enhance the collection’s nod to our pastoral past.

Countertop items in the Paula Deen Country Barnyard collection include a ceramic Tool Crock ($19.99), and an assortment of kitchen tools featuring solid acacia wood, and acacia wood handles with silicone heads that are each decorated with various farm-life motifs. The Kitchen Tools line includes a 12.5-inch Spatula and Spoonula in a set of two, a 10-inch and 12.5-inch Solid Spoons sold as a set of two, a set that includes a 12.5-inch Solid Spoon and a Slotted Spoon, a 12.5-inch Solid Turner, a 12.5-inch Slotted Turner and a 10-inch Solid Spoon.

For baking and serving dessert, Paula Deen Country Barnyard offers the following accessories made from dishwasher safe melamine: 3 Piece Mixing Bowl Set (Rooster 1 Quart, Pig 2 Quart, Cow 3 Quart), Cake Stand; Cake Serve and 2 Piece Set (Cake Stand and Cake Server). The Cake Stand and Cake Server feature a delightful stacked farm animal motif, and the mixing bowls include a rubberized base for added countertop stability, along with a generously sized lip for extra support when lifting the bowls.

The retro-style, enamel on steel Paula Deen Country Barnyard Pie & Cake Carrier is durably constructed to protect baked goods during transport. The locking lid – which provides 4.5 inches of height clearance – includes a sturdy handle for easy carrying of all types of desserts, including layer cakes, pies, tarts, and more.

Also made of easy to maintain enamel on steel is the Paula Deen Country Barnyard 3 Piece Canister Set, which offers tight-fitting acacia wood lids and silver knobs. Ideal for countertop display and storage of often-used dry ingredients, the small, medium and large-size canisters whimsically blend the collection’s signature motif of farm animals and retro country kitchen linen.

The new Paula Deen Country Barnyard collection will be available at retail nationwide in fall 2017.

Ironwood Gourmet Cheese Board & Knife Set

28681_CheeseBoard_KnifeSet_600x400Ironwood Gourmet, a Fox Run USA brand,  joins the kitchenware manufacturers celebrating the strength of Americans’ interest in quality cheeses with its new Cheese Board & Knife Set, launched in March at this year’s International Home + Housewares Show. The acacia wood cheese board covers a wood box with inserts that hold three utensils for cheese service: a fork, Parmesan Knife and Spreading Knife for a beautiful set that would make a gorgeous gift. The set measures 9 inches by 9 inches and is 1.75 inches high. It retails for $68.99.

Pyrex Watercolor Collection Brings Artistry and Craftsmanship into the Kitchen

Uniquely crafted and one-of-a-kind, the Pyrex® Watercolor Collection™ transforms everyday Pyrex glass into beautiful works of art. Bathed in gorgeous blue swirled motifs with a vibrant design, this collection is perfect to add a personal touch to home entertaining and decorating or to give as a gift.

pyrexBorn from the interior design trend of incorporating artisanal pieces into the home and catering to the influence of the blue and white color story, the Pyrex Watercolor Collection evokes the motion – and emotion – of the surging sea by using liquid-in-liquid colorant injection technology to infuse color into clear molten glass. The process creates beautiful, artistic wisps of color in original patterns within the glass.

“I am thrilled to release this collection that provides our consumers with unique, expressive pieces,” said Austin Rothbard, President of the Americas at World Kitchen, LLC. “Each one-of-a-kind dish incorporates blue bursts similar to releasing a fountain pen in water. The combination of functionality with beauty will allow owners to proudly display food in creative ways.”

The Watercolor Collection also maintains the same standards of the Pyrex glass quality that’s been trusted for generations and loved around the world, with all pieces featuring a non-porous surface that does not absorb food odors, flavors or stains, and are safe to use in the microwave, pre-heated oven, refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher.

The collection is now available in-store at Target and Macy’s, also available online at Individual pieces range from $7.99-$12.99. Sets are also available and range from $24.99-$29.99.

Las Vegas Market Offers Fashion-Forward Home Decor

Las Vegas Market’s temporary gift and home décor exhibits are expected to hit an all-time high this summer, with more than 500 exhibitors showing in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market, July 31-August 4, 2016. The Market’s highest-ever rate of early renewals, combined with rapid addition of new companies, has resulted in gains across all five temporary gift and home décor categories – HOME, DESIGN, HANDMADE, GIFT and DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace.   

“The unparalleled rate of gift and home décor temporary renewals, combined with robust early leasing activity, signals Market strength and customer satisfaction. As Las Vegas Market exhibitor return on investment steadily increases, more and more new companies are seeking access to our large, and growing, retail audience from western states,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, the Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever before.”

Other Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market highlights include the addition of some 40 new tenants in the gift, housewares and home décor categories as well as 50 new furniture companies; concentration of new boutique home décor resources on C5; a rebranding of c-ONE as a dynamic cross-category showcase of directional tableware, gift and home décor resources; continued resource growth in the C10 Lifestyle Collection; the targeted expansion of C11 as the industry’s newest destination for gift-oriented housewares, gourmet products, specialty food and tabletop items; continued expansion in casual and outdoor products on C12 and C13; presentation of the top 15 bedding manufacturers; and sold out home furnishings temporaries on B2.

Park Designs is bringing its Champlain Placements, part of a sophisticated take on traditional plaids with touches of the deep woods. The 100 percent cotton placement measures 13 inches by 19 inches and retails for $3.50. Also from Park Designs is the Campbell Coverlet Table Square in Black. This design was inspired by a woven coverlet sample created by the weavers in the historic trades program operated by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The 100 percent cotton table square measures 36 inches square and retails for $19.

Design Imports celebrates the holidays with its Christmas Plaid Apron, part of its Christmas at the Cabin collection. The 100 percent cotton apron retails for $24.99. From its Vintage Christmas collection, Joyeux Noel Printed Table Textiles are also 100 percent cotton and they’re reversible as well. The Joyeux Noel Placemat retails for $8.99 and the matching Table Runner retails for $24.99. See them at the Design Imports showroom on the 11th floor of Building C.

Next Step Reps Weathered Woods barrel tableNext Step Reps is bringing the Hammered Copper Finish Kitchen Collection and Weathered Woods Collection from Apropo to its showroom for the Summer Market. The Hammered Copper Finish Jumbo Salt & Pepper Shakers with Handles are 4 inches high and retail for $20 to $25. The 18-inch tall Weathered Wood Barrel Table retails for $130 to $150. See them in the Next Step Reps showroom in Building C.

Original drinkware by catstudio features more than 200 designs that are amazingly rendered using organic ink colors plus silver and gold on a 15-ounce frosted tumbler. The highly collectible tumblers feature all 50 states, cities, vacation destinations, international and, now, college campuses. They’re dishwasher safe and retail for $14.75 each. See them in the catstudio showroom on the fifth floor of Building C.

Stemless Cheers Wine Glasses from Vital Industries, LLC feature 20 karat gold decoration on a mirror finish glass for swirling a favorite Merlot or sipping Chardonnay. Each retails for $15.50 and presents well as a gift for almost any occasion. See them in the Vital Industries booth in Pavilion 1 or visit

Circa Asia bowl cropCirca Asia will be showing The Metal Collection and its Mango Wood Collection. The 11-inch by 5-inch Large Metal V Bowl from The Metal Collection is available in red, gold, blue, green and orange and retails for $89. Matching salad servers and individual-size bowls are sold separately.

The Aquos Champagne Bucket celebrates the many forms of water in sand cast aluminum and enamel. Hand crafted from a unique alloy developed by Lunares, each piece is sand cast and highly polished giving it a sensuous quality and unique luster. Extremely friendly in use, the metal does not chip, peel, crack, break or tarnish, and it’s food safe. The Aquos Champagne Bucket retails for $299. See it and other items from the Aquos Collection in Lunares Home’s showroom on the first floor of Building C.

DEMDACO Bottle stoppersDEMDACO is bringing products that consumers will enjoy during their casual entertaining, including decorative and functional cutting boards from the byDesign Serving Collection. Multi-functional pieces feature bamboo and glass cutting surfaces; removable tempered glass inserts double as charming serving trays. Artful designs and decorative word art turn practical products into trendy home décor accessories. The 9-inch by 12-inch glass cutting board/serving tray nests into a 10-inch by 15.5-inch bamboo cutting board, and the set retails for $36 each. Fashionable bottle stoppers and openers from the by Design Toasting Collection celebrate the cocktail hour. Humorous word art and excellent price point make products great hostess and girlfriend gifts. Quality resin construction looks like sophisticated ceramic material. Bottle stoppers and openers retail for $15 each.

When the occasion is more formal, the Lagoon Pedestal Serving Bowls from AESTHETIC CONTENT are suited for service in any room in the home. Crafted from earthenware ceramic and sustainable cork, they can be used together to form a bold centerpiece or separately as planters, servers or dessert stands. The cork is easily removed so the ceramic pieces can go in either the microwave oven or dishwasher. The high/narrow bowl retails for $60, and the low/wide bowl retails for $70.

The Croisé Toulouse Table set from Wolff consists of eight silverplate serving pieces: soup tureen with cover, vegetable dish with cover, gravy boat with plate, plates in two sizes, oval dishes in two sizes and a fish dish.

OLIVIA RIEGEL item GL2015 with ornaments cropThe GL2015 Gold Windsor Candy Dish from OLIVIA RIEGEL was inspired by estate jewelry. Its gold finished cast pewter base is encrusted with hundreds of hand-set clear Swarovski® crystals. The bowl is glass with a white hand-enameled stem. The limited edition, mouth-blown holiday glass ornaments shown in the image here were made in Poland and are sold separately.

Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market runs July 31-August 4. The Pavilions and DISCOVERIES run Sunday, July 31, through Wednesday, August 3, 2016 with staggered show hours on all four days: Sunday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, August 1-2, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, August 3, from 9 a. m. to 4 p.m. The Pavilions and DISCOVERIES are closed on Thursday, August 4.

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