September is a bit like Christmas here at Cooks&Kitchens as we unpack the boxes of lots of lovely new season products from our suppliers such as Emma Bridgewater, Robert Welch and Thornback & Peel. In most cases we placed the orders back in June from catalogues, emails or samples so it can be exciting and (sometimes!) surprising to see everything for real.
Emma Bridgewater's Autumn launch is always a mix of brand new designs, festive collections and some old favourites which have been given a new look. The full on Christmas range is due in October but the Game Birds, Winter Animals and Pumpkins have already arrived. The Winter Penguins are sure to prove popular, the Halloween mugs are already flying out and for the birdwatchers out there, the new Redstart and Goldfinch mugs make for very eye-catching additions to the range.
As a complete contrast, we have some very elegant new products in Robert Welch's Drift collection. The sweet little rose-bud vase with its gentle curves and elegantly shaped angle neck would make a perfect house warming present as would the new Drift basket. Its contemporary pierced pattern echoes the flowing shapes of the Drift collection bowls and is suitable for serving fruit or bread. The Drift hurricane lamp and tealight have also been given a makeover this Autumn with the new Dusk version which has a very on-trend copper finish on the base.
And finally, the latest addition to our Thornback & Peel range is this delightful Dog & Daisy design. It features a sweet little dachshund dog in and amongst the daisies. The grey, yellow and white colour palette tones well with both traditional and modern kitchens and is already proving to be popular.