Soon enough the springtime showers will give way to sizzling summer heat, and you’ll start spending a lot more time outdoors, whether it’s a backyard barbecue or chilling out on the front porch. Even before you start to fret about your summer tan, stock up on carafes and pitchers to sip your favorite lemonade or iced tea in style. We’ve searched high and low for these finds that are priced just right.
CB2’s bon carafe ($4.95, pictured above) is tapered at the middle for easy pouring, and has a rubber “bracelet” to prevent slipping. Don’t forget to check out their matching cups ($2.95 each) and sleek coordinating bed tray ($29.95) for breakfast in bed.
Chef’s Corner offers a polka-dotted Mikasa martini pitcher in which you could serve fresh-squeezed orange juice as easily as cocktails. Get it now while it’s on sale for $20.95 (previously sold at $50).
Wrapables.com features a futuristic-looking Kor carafe ($27.95) in clear, aqua blue or green. The mod carafe comes with a cup that doubles as a cool cap.
Want something with a feminine French look? This petite fleur de lys carafe ($8.95) from Maison Midi is tres jolie.
For those with more exotic tastes, this Shanghai pitcher ($29.95) from Z Gallerie just might do the trick. Square etchings and a bamboo knot pattern on its handle add lots of interest to its smooth porcelain surface.