Thursday, January 28, 2016

Favorites From Williams-Sonoma

I've always loved kitchen stuff, especially at Williams-Sonoma. Maybe it's because I grew up in Sonoma California, where the chain store first started as a little bitty housewares store in 1956. 

Here's my latest kitchen purchase, two Christmas potholders, from Williams-Sonoma.
I totally love the floral one. I'm having a hard time putting it away. Lord knows I would never use that potholder to take a messy pan out of the oven! Honestly, truth be told, I wouldn't use the striped one either. Too pretty...

If you stop by in July, you will probably find the Christmas potholder still hanging on the pot rack with the red striped one. It's a few days til February and I've just started taking down a few decorations. Twelve days of Christmas really doesn't cut it with me.
I'm obsessed with kitchens on Pinterest...but, that's not to say I'm a good cook. Far from it! Probably one out of five meals I cook are total fails. We eat out a lot, especially breakfast. 
I do have a recipe for perfect chocolate chip cookies. It's from the Williams-Sonoma blog, which is what started me thinking about my Christmas potholders and the original little store. You can have the recipe, and picture too, by just clicking on the blog link below.

I plan to try to make their cookie recipe tonight. I like to bake when it's dark and cold outside. Don't worry, those pretty red potholders aren't in jeporady! I have some old black potholders in the drawer I can use to take the pan out of the oven. They have a little burn mark on them from heaven knows where.

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. I love their stuff, too--and those pot holders are great-LOVE the floral one. I really need some new ones- mine are pretty bad. Thought I would pop in and say Hi-waiting for John to get ready to go for treatment. xo Diana

  2. Still have my lights up Diana as I told you I would. When I see them I send healing thoughts towards John. I will keep them up til John is finished with his treatments and in recovery. Let him know their are lights shining brightly in Texas for him!

  3. Everything looks so pretty!
    I don't cook much either but I still like a nice kitchen.
    I have a ton pinned on Pinterest!
    The cookies I make come in a package and I just have to put them on the cookie sheet and bake. LOL!

    I just checked the tracking number and they said your "package" was placed on your porch.
    I hope you got it ok and that no one ran off with it! That always worries me when they do that at my house! But then again I live on a busy street. Hopefully you got it ok!

    1. Cindi, I just sent an email letting you know your painting arrived. I love it. Hope you get lots of orders for your work. I plan to feature it soon with a link to you.

  4. To put it bluntly, it's hard to beat Williams Sonoma. I feel so elegant when I shop there. I keep a stack of pot holders from the dollar store for everyday use. I think you should leave your new pretties out all year.

    1. Linda, I love to walk thru their shops and imagine I could become a good cook with the right "tools". Not gonna happen, but a girl can dream.

  5. Lovely, and your cookies will probably be awesome. I've never gone out to breakfast, if I wasn't on a trip.

  6. Your cookies look delicious. I like Williams/Sonoma too, just not the prices.

    1. Those cookies are on the W-S website with the recipe. I did make the cookies last night and they were great. Not too sweet as some are these days.

  7. Oh your potholders are much too pretty to get stains on. No, I would keep them hanging right there so they can just continue to pretty up your kitchen.

    I'll have to follow that link. I'm like the Cookie Monster when it comes to chocolate chip cookies. I've probably tried at least 5 or 6 cookie recipes down through the years and do you know what? I liked them all :D

    1. Dee, be sure to try them, they were easy to make and turned out great.

  8. Those potholders are way too pretty to use! I have a terrible looking bunch of potholders and dishrags. One day I'm going to put them all in the trash and buy new ones. I love your pot rack with the old kettle and colander. Cooking is least favorite thing to do!

    1. I buy my dish towels at Sam's Club. They are terrific and so cheap.

  9. Your new potholders are very pretty....I can't say I blame you for not wanting to use them! I'd probably leave them hanging all year too! I'll have to try the cookie recipe....I LOVE chocolate chip cookies :o)

  10. Rivercrest Cottage,
    I L O V E your new potholders from Williams~Sonoma, dear friend!!!
    I agree, they can be left out year~round!!!
    Especially the red stripe one!!!
    Let's see:
    February~Valentine's Day
    June~Flag Day
    July~ Independence Day
    Can't tell I use to work Merchandising and $ales, can you??? (wink!)
    I'm on the hunt for some new "green" pot holders. . .and yes!, I use my all the time!!!

  11. I love to browse at Williams-Sonoma and sadly they closed my local store. I too have their cookbook, it is lovely.

  12. I love to browse at Williams-Sonoma and sadly they closed my local store. I too have their cookbook, it is lovely.

  13. I love to bake on rainy days, on snowy days, and dark days, too. I do wish we'd get a little snow!

    Please drop by and say hello!
    Harvest Lane Cottage
    ...doing what I can with what I've got where I am
    on a short shoestring budget!