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Remember a few weeks ago when I told you about the brunch I was hosting for my girlfriends? I’d say for my first brunch, it was quite a success, thanks in large part to the many wonderful gifts Ryan and I received from our Williams-Sonoma registry. So, since our friends from Williams-Sonoma are here today giving away a $150 gift certificate, it seemed like an excellent opportunity to share some of my favorite registry items, and at the same time share my tips for hosting a brunch (now that I’m an expert with that one brunch under my belt)…

1. Pantry Tablecloth
2. Bee Pressed-Glass Tumblers
3. Peach Streusel Coffee Cake
4. mixed berries

I tried to keep my menu fairly simple: coffee cake, scrambled eggs with scallions and cream cheese, bacon, berries with honey yogurt, and fresh-squeezed juice and coffee. (Okay, the juice was excessively time-consuming, but it was delicious.) The night before, I set the table, put the berries and yogurt in serving dishes, and made a coffee cake (I’d like to thank my Kitchen-Aid mixer, various measuring cups and rubber spatulas, and the seriously-no-stick Anniversary Bundt Pan, all of which came from my Williams-Sonoma registry).

The next morning, all I had left to do was to make the bacon and the eggs. Now, let me confess something. Every time I make bacon on the stovetop, I burn it. Every. Single. Time. Which is why I love this method of cooking bacon in the oven, by placing it on a cooling rack set over a jelly roll pan. All you have to do is set a timer, and the bacon does it’s own thing while you cook the eggs. Brilliant.

1. Williams-Sonoma Traditional Finish Jelly Roll Pan
2. Rösle Silicone Locking Tongs
3. Steel Cooling Rack
4. Williams-Sonoma Oven Mitt

Once the bacon was in the oven, I started on the eggs. I generally don’t care for scrambled eggs, but my mom has made this version with cream cheese and scallions since I was a kid, and it’s one of my favorite breakfast foods. By the way, can I suggest that you strongly consider registering for a nonstick pan if you don’t already have one? My eggs are infinitely better now that they come right out of the pan when I want them too. Not that I’ve tried an actual omelet yet…

1. All-Clad d5 Stainless Steel Nonstick Omelette Pan
2. Rösle Silicone Egg Whisk
3. 10-Piece Glass Bowl Set

Then there’s the aftermath of hosting a Sunday brunch: clean-up. And again, Williams-Sonoma steps in to make the whole experience all the more pleasant. Their Meyer lemon dish soap, hand soap and lotion all smell so bright and clean, and they look way nicer next to my kitchen sink than some of the alternatives out there (I may or may not have bought a set as a little gift for myself…). Together with a set of dish towels and a wood-handled brush I think they’d make a perfect shower or wedding gift.

1. Maier Nonstick Pan Cleaning Brush
2. Williams-Sonoma Essential Oils Collection, Meyer Lemon
3. Williams-Sonoma Set of 4 Assorted Kitchen Towels

Okay, so who wants a $150 gift card to Williams-Sonoma?! To enter the giveaway… if you haven’t already registered with Williams-Sonoma, sign up and then leave a comment here telling us the registry item you’re most excited about. And if you are already registered, you can add another item and share it in the comments. You have until next Wednesday, March 9th, to enter. I will announce the randomly selected winner on Friday, March 11th. Oh, and I should also mention that you can receive an extra entry if you include your public registry link in your comment. I can’t wait to hear all about what you’ve registered for!

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This post sponsored by Williams-Sonoma.

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  1. sarah g

    such a great giveaway! we’re already registered, but i added the white kitchenaid stand mixer. can’t believe i hadn’t added that to begin with!
    here’s the link to our registry: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2666253/registry-list.html

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  2. Whitney

    I’ve already registered but I’m most excited about the All-Clad Slow Cooker that is exclusive to WS. I hope one of my guests gets it for us. It would be such a lovely gift.


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  3. Jill

    I’m super excited about our stainless steel (brushed) pans and some le cruset pieces (including a grill pan and some baking pieces, like a loaf pan). I also saw that someone purchased the Oval Stoneware Bread Basket (in blue) for me for my bridal shower and got SO excited! :) LOVE WS!


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  4. Katy Graham

    I just added the egg waffle iron to our registry. It looks so cool. Can’t wait to get it.

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  5. Courtney F.

    We’re already registered, but I added some in-drawer knife racks to the list. I like having sleek, clutter-free countertops!

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  6. Rachel F.

    We really need new tongs so I’ve added them to the registry!

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  7. Ken

    I want the 10 inch Staub grill pan in gray.

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  8. Abbie

    I am SO incredibly excited about our upcoming wedding..and our WS registry! I just added a monogrammed wine cooler to ours.


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  9. Bethany

    oooh! i love those dish towels!

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  10. Bethany

    and here’s my registry :D

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  11. Lia

    I am really excited to have nice knives – I picked the Global 3-piece set!

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  12. Lia

    And here is our registry! https://secure.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2724368/manage-registry-list.html

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  13. Olga

    I am really excited about the pizza stone. I love making pizza at home.

    heres my registry:

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  14. Lily

    I am flippin’ short so I added a 2-step ultraslim step stool to our registry. That way I can reach all the other great items we’ve registered for!

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  15. Lily

    Here’s our registry:


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  16. Alison Jarman

    I have to say I am most looking forward to having Le Creuset Classic Round Dutch Oven, 5 1/2-Qt. in Dijon yellow. It’s beautiful!


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  17. Jordan

    Had already registered, but added the Multicolor Ceramic 7-Piece Mixing Bowl Set to the list. Love the bright colors!

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  18. Natasha

    I added the SodaStream Penguin Water Carbonator – I lived in Europe for awhile, and loved being able to make my water fizzy right at home! Here’s my registry-

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  19. Maggie

    I’m super excited about my Le Creuset items!

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  20. Maggie

    Here’s the link to my registry: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2631551/registry-list.html

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  21. Josh

    I just registered for Williams-Sonoma and the first thing I did was add the Nordic Ware Egg Waffle Pan. That thing is awesome!

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  22. Josh

    Whoops! Almost forgot to post my registry for public viewing! http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2736013/registry-list.html

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  23. Palmer

    We are registered at Williams-Sonoma and I am soooo excited about the Le Creuset items on our registry. Our registry is… http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2643996/registry-list.html?bnrid=3117895&cm_ven=AfRegistry&cm_cat=RegistryOth&cm_pla=GAN&cm_ite=Std

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  24. Erin B.

    I’m registered and LOVE the Le Creuset Teakettle in Lemongrass.

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  25. Roxanne

    I am desperate for all of the baking equipment, and the kitchenaid ice cream attachment. :)

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  26. Roxanne

    And here’s my registry.


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  27. Gail

    The item in my registry I’m most excited about is the All-Clad d5 Stainless Steel 10-Piece cookware set!

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  28. Gail

    Link to my registry: https://secure.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2669492/manage-registry-list.html

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  29. Rhian

    We already have a registry though it isn’t all that big yet since we still have over a year to the wedding. I just added the KitchenAid Stand Mixer Pasta Press Attachment but my favorite item is the Molcajete!

    Here is a link to our registry: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2700795/registry-list.html

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  30. sarah piper

    I think our blue-banded plates are going to be so sweet, and I’m also crossing my fingers for that Emile Henry artisan pie plate! Here it is: http://bit.ly/hk8Uyu

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  31. Leslie

    We were also already registered, but added the All-clad d5 Brushed Stainless Steel 15 piece cookware set (fingers crossed someone loves us A LOT!) :)

    Here’s the link – http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2578599/registry-list.html

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  32. Heather

    Most excited about having REAL knives in the kitchen! Or at least one, with this $150 giveaway ;)


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  33. Megan Chambers

    who doesn’t love brunch? those bee glasses are divine – i think they’re unique conversation-starters. love it all!

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  34. emily f.

    Ooh! I have my fingers crossed that I get the Cuisinart Pressure Cooker! I forsee delicious follow off the bone pork in my future!!! ;)

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  35. emily f.

    Here’s our registry page- http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2734816/registry-list.html

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  36. Emily

    We’re most excited for the tagine dish– we both like trying to cook things that we have only eaten at restaurants.

    oh, and here’s our public registry:


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  37. Mrs. Puma

    I’m most excited about Wustof knives!

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  38. Jamie

    I would love a great set of Wusthof knives! We have such terrible ones right now! However, my FI and I don’t believe in having registries so we’re not registring anywhere besides letting our guests know about certain charities that are special to us, so that if they feel like giving, they can give to a charity in our name. Otherwise, we’re not expecting, nor wishing for any gifts. They’re presence at our wedding is gift enough for us!

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  39. Ally

    I’m thrilled to get any gifts from WS but I’m really excited about getting the pepper mill. Growing up my parents used one in our everyday cooking and now it’s hard not to use one when I cook.

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  40. Juliana

    Wow! I don’t have anything on my registry yet, but I’m definitely going to add the dish towels and meyer lemon soap ASAP :). https://secure.williams-sonoma.com/registry/N2873765/manage-registry-list.html?cm_type=gnav

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  41. Amanda I

    I added the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer in Metallic Chrome!

    Here’s a link to our registry: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2613497/registry-list.html

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  42. Caroline K

    I love, love, love the bee pressed glass! So fun and classic!

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  43. Rebekah

    Cooking together is one of our favorite things and we just started on our W&S registry… Here’s the link!

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  44. Jessica

    Just added a kitchen torch! Can’t wait to make some creme brulees!

    The registry is at:

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  45. Christina

    I am so in need of the All-Clad roasting pan with rack.


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  46. Larissa

    OMG I didn’t even know a calzone press even existed. It’s definitely on the top of my really really want list!

    Here’s our registry: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2736286/registry-list.html

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  47. Jessie @ Tasty Fare, Pretty Wear

    I am not registered yet, but I can’t wait to register for a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer! Hopefully my day will come soon!

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  48. Amanda H

    What an exciting giveaway! We’ve already got a lovely registry, and I just added something wonderful just for this occasion, the set of 4 Williams Brandy Glasses. Having a touch of brandy during the evening is something my fiance and I do together almost every night, and it would be wonderful to finally have the correct glasses for warming and sipping something so wonderful.

    Our registry: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2611278/registry-list.html

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  49. Eileen


    My man and I drink lots and lots of tea, so the One Touch teapot is definitely going to be my top pick!

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  50. Maria Malaveci

    The registry item I am most excited about is the Kitchen Aid Mixer!!

    Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway!


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  51. Maria Malaveci

    Here is a link to my registry! Hoping I can mark something off of it!



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  52. Sarah H.

    So excited for the griddle so we can make weekend pancakes!

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  53. terri oconnor

    ceramic heatable bread basket

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  54. P.K. Pandian

    La Chamba Colombian Clay Round Casserole!

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  55. Melissa


    That’s my registry!

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  56. Melissa

    And I added the goldtouch sheet pans. I know, it isn’t exciting or glamorous or drool inducing, but this lady just needs some good sheet pans!

    Plus that rack is great for cooling just about anything.


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  57. Eli

    Thanks Williams Sonoma!


    Just added the Global Bread Knife.

    Most eager to get anything from the All Clad Copper Core line.

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  58. Bernadette

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve been wanting a Williams Sonoma damask tablecloth for years and am so excited that I now have two of them on my registry!

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  59. ashoz

    I just added the Fine Mesh Grill Pan to our registry. So excited for grilling season!


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  60. Amy Burke

    Just added the Round Waffle Maker! Cant wait to make breakfast in bed…wait, hopefully someone else will be making the breakfast in bed!

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  61. Maria

    I added mixing bowls…we need them! registry link: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2735283/registry-list.html

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  62. Shae

    I just added a dutch oven and am dreaming of all the savory stews I could make in it!

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  63. Raechael

    I am so excited about the large double-handled soup bowls! I love to make soup, and these are oven safe!


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  64. Stacey

    We just registered at the Store is Yours event with Anne Chertoff of Aisle Dash last Sunday and it was so fun! As much as I am excited to have a set of matching pans (no more hand me downs!), the item on our registry that I am most excited about is the french bread pan. My grandpa used to make the most amazing french bread and I can’t wait to continue the tradition in my own home.

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  65. Eleanor

    I just created a registry simply for those wonderful bee glasses. Bee’s are my favorites. Lovely!

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  66. Kaitlin

    Definitely most excited about the Wüsthof Classic 7-Piece Knife Block Set and Steak Knives! I have been building my kitchen since I graduated college 4 years ago and this is the biggest thing I’m missing – good knives!! :)

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  67. Ashley L.

    I’m excited for pretty much everything on my Williams-Sonoma registry but I think my most lusted after items are the Perfex Salt & Pepper mills. I would love to get those!


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  68. Kiki

    I love to cook and bake, so I’m very ecstatic about the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer!

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  69. EmilyS

    I once worked in a commercial kitchen where I had use of a really nice thermometer pen. Nothing like being able to whip it out and get a super-accurate read on your food… so… I’m looking forward to the WS Digital Thermometer Pen in my registry: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2694977/registry-list.html

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  70. Claire

    My fiance and I love to cook together, so W-S was the first place we registered! We recently added a Microplane Box Grater, we have a microplane we love but would love the ability to control the size a little better, which we could by choosing the appropriate side of this box grater!

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  71. Tiffany


    We are so excited about our Shun Classic 3-Piece Starter Set! REAL Big-Girl/Boy knives are so important in a kitchen! We have a collection of hand-me downs and garage-sale specials that just don’t “cut it”. HA! Get it? See what I did there? :)

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  72. Letitia

    Sweet!! We’re really looking forward to getting the Pillivuyt Basketweave dinner set.

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  73. Letitia

    And the registry link for a second contest entry…

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  74. Ashley K

    I love their cherry wood salad bowls! Wonderful :)

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  75. Alison

    What a fun post! I love your brunch details!! Brunch w/girlfriends is quickly becoming my favorite girls get-together.

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  76. Kiki_Dawn

    I love the Monogrammed Decanter


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  77. Jenny


    My fiancé and I are most excited about our Nespresso Citiz Espresso Maker !! We LOVE lattes (and each other!) :)

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  78. Mila

    We can’t wait for our All Clad pots and pans!!!!

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  79. tricia

    I’ve been eying the Peugeot u’Select Lacquered Pepper Mill in Dijon for years – so glad we can finally put it on our registry!

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  80. Melissa

    We are most excited about the KitchenAid stand mixer (Especially the pasta attachment). We were so happy to add this to our registry!

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  81. Melissa

    Sorry, forgot to put the link in my comment:


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  82. Jeniva

    I love pretty much everything from Williams & Sonoma!

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  83. Ali

    Just added the All-Clad Ultimate Chicken Roaster! Love everything Williams-Sonoma!


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  84. Christi

    Williams-Sonoma makes the best dish towels. Love the hand soaps too.

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  85. Carly S

    I am soooo looking forward to getting the Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother. Here’s to FINALLY making that perfect foamy latte at home! :)

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  86. Judith

    I finally added a knife set to our registry. I’m tired of convincing myself that my knives are supposed to cut my bread in weird shapes.

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  87. leanne

    I have a double waffle maker on our registry that I am dying to have. If we don’t get it, i’m totally buying it with our post-wedding discount.

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  88. Valeri

    Just added the Fagor Futuro 6-Qt. Stovetop Pressure Cooker to our registry! http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2665763/registry-list.html

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  89. Amy L.

    Just added the anniversary bundt pan to my registry :)

    Anniversary Bundt® Pan
    Item #: 71-8232084

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  90. Amy L.

    Just added the anniversary bundt pan to my registry

    Anniversary Bundt® Pan
    Item #: 71-8232084


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  91. Danielle L

    I want, and must have the VITA MIX!!!

    Added some awesome dish soap! :)

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  92. Danielle L


    Here’s the registry!!

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  93. Alexa F.

    We’ve been wanting a mandolin and saucier for awhile (oh, Alton Brown… I love your Good Eats) so those definitely made it on the list.

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  94. Caitlyn

    Just added a Stainless Steel Pastry Blender and am dreaming of the day when I finally have time to bake! http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2671296/registry-list.html

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  95. Melonie

    I’m registered for the Bamix White Immersion Blender and I’d really love to win it because next week is my birthday!

    My public registry is: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2737036/registry-list.html !

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  96. catherine

    I am very excited about W&S’s Marseille Table linens! They are so cheerful, and I can’t wait to have fabulous meals with them! Combined with a beautiful blue pitcher full of tulips….it just doesn’t get much better than that.

    My registry is simple, and I’m still building it up. But here it is so far!

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  97. L

    We just registered at W&S this weekend! It was awesome!
    I am most excited for our Le Creseut dutch oven. Although the microplane zester is a close second. :D

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  98. Joan

    I just added the Monogrammed Glass Pitcher to my registry. I imagine the sun shining through a batch of fresh squeezed lemonade while we relax on the deck this spring.

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  99. Marjorie

    I just added the Birch Serving Salad Bowl – we’re most excited for our dishes that convinced us we had to register at Williams-Sonoma!


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  100. DJ

    Anything yellow and cheery! I love the dish towels, the meyer lemon essential oils…I could go on and on:)

    I’m ready for Spring and yellow anything from William Sonoma will do!

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  101. Ashley

    I registered and am super excited for the mini-pie maker! Favors!!

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  102. Laura W

    Registering has been so much fun! WS included

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  103. Kelly B

    I am already registered, and I can’t wait to get some of those beautiful Aplico dishes!

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  104. lindsey

    Just added the breville pizza stone– would be so fun to have :) your brunch items look sooo yummy! thanks for the giveaway

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  105. Jessica

    I love Williams Sonoma, and am so excited about the mini tiered cake pan. They could make perfect favors! The link to my registry is:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  106. Amy

    I am so excited about my multicolor ceramic mixing bowls!!

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  107. Alaina

    I swear, the thing I was most excited about post-engagement wasn’t getting the dress…it was registering at WS! I am so excited about my All Clad roasting pan, and the amazing family dinners I can create with it!

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  108. Heather P

    I already had a Williams-Sonoma registry, but today I added the silicone measuring bowls. I don’t know why someone didn’t think of these babies before! after you mix your liquids, these bowls make pouring so easy!

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  109. Mona

    I just registered for the dijon grape scallop tablecloth, gorgeous color. http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2627024/registry-list.html

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  110. anash

    i just registered and I am excited about the Percale Border Bedding, Flat Sheet, King, Blue

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  111. anash

    i also added the Cuisinart 7-Cup Food Processor to my registry- I have been needing this for the longest@!

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  112. Thu

    I heart WS! I am so excited over our registry there, wish me luck!

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  113. Mara

    I am a huuuge Williams Sonoma fan! It was the first place I went to register when I got engaged in October. I am sooo excited about the waffle iron. It’s one of my favorite breakfast items and being able to make them will be so awesome. I’m thinking chocolate chip waffles, banana waffles..I’m basically going to go crazy!

    Here’s my registry! http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2652276/registry-list.html

    Crossing my fingers :)

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  114. Sabina

    That cake looks really yummy

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  115. Nathan

    My Favorite items are the Deep Fryer and the Electric Griddle. I can not wait to get new kitchen items!m http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2737559/registry-list.html

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  116. snowygreen

    what i can’t wait to get, hopefully, is a kitcheaid stand mixer!!

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  117. Katherine

    I would absolutely love the the Orangex chrome juicer!

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  118. Jenny

    I am dying for a kitchen aid mixer. My wedding isn’t until may 2012…too long to wait!

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  119. kaity

    i would love the mini tiered cake pan!

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  120. Brook

    I am really hoping to get the Shun Kaji 7″ hollow ground santoku knife!

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  121. Amy

    We’re still working on our registry. There are just so many good items and only so much space in our cabinets :)

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  122. Alicia


    Whether we get it as a gift, or buy it ourselves in the completion program, I’m really excited about the Wustof santoku knife we picked out. Our old knives have had it!

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  123. Lisa

    Just registered for the Emile Henry Pizza Stone. Can’t wait to bake the perfect pizza!

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  124. Ceej

    I am REALLY hoping someone gets us the Star Wars Cookie Cutters.

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  125. Virginia

    I love love love the Olive Wood Salt Keeper! What a (functional) beauty..

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  126. Allison


    We had one of these growing up and we used it ALL THE TIME… I need it!!

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  127. Elizabeth McCoy

    I am most excited about the oval Stoneware Bread Baske. It is so dainty and pretty but also functions to warm its contents!
    My future husband is craving the monongrammed beer mugs and old fashion glasses!

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  128. Liz M.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I already registered, so I added a Le Creuset skillet that I’m really excited about!

    Here’s my link:


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