5 Inexpensive Luxuries for Your Summer Kitchen

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Your kitchen works hard for you all winter with the stove and the oven and the freezer full of leftovers. Now that it’s almost summer, your kitchen deserves a bit of a break (fire up the grill!) and a treat or two. All of these gorgeous kitchen finds are under $30 and will add a little life to your cooking during the next few months.

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1. Marbled Paper Plates ($8) and Napkins ($8) from Leif

If you’re planning on going to a couple picnics this summer or just simply eating in your backyard with friends, you might need some disposable plates and napkins. This beautiful matching set comes in blue, orange-red, and multi-colored.

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2. Stoneware Pie Dish, $24.95 from Kaufmann Mercantile

The only reason I want to turn the oven on this summer is to make pie. If you, like me, are in the market for a simple but beautiful pie dish, this one from Kaufmann Mercantile definitely delivers. The natural clay apparently absorbs moisture, which will give you the perfect crust you deserve.

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3. Colorful Trivet, $25 from Alder & Co.

Bring a pop of color to your dinner table with this bright trivet. I seriously can’t stop smiling when I look at it! It’s the perfect thing to lay your tray of ribs or pitcher drink on.

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4. Strawberry Fields Dishtowel, $16 from Anthropologie

Don’t let anyone ever tell you that there’s such a thing as too many strawberries. Bring these edible jewels into your kitchen decor with this fun dishtowel, and never look back.

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5. Ice Cream Print, $20.50 from Old English Co.

Let the wise words on this small print guide you all summer long! Stock your freezer with all the ice cream and buy a big spoon.

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