Thursday, May 3, 2012

Williams-Sonoma goes Agrarian

Hi, Williams-Sonoma.  Are you reading my mind?

Maybe you've heard of Williams-Sonoma's new Agrarian line.  It's gotten quite a bit of buzz lately.  It's their new line of "homemade and handgrown" related products and they're perfectly suited for the budding gentle(wo)man farmer like me.  If I still had my Williams-Sonoma wedding registry up & running, here's what would be on my wishlist:

Chicken coops.  Chicken coops!  My friends and family know that I have been dreaming of a small chicken coop on our property since before we bought this house.  Jesse and I have decided that we'll wait until at least summer 2013 before we bring some fine feathered friends to live with us, but this is a great option if we don't build our own coop.  The Alexandria Coop is more expensive than other options I've seen online, but boy, is it nice to look at...


I drink a ton of kombucha.  I'm pretty sure it grossed me out at first, but somehow I convinced myself it was good for me and got hooked.  We actually already have the Kombucha Brooklyn starter kit (a Christmas gift from my parents) and it is almost ready to drink!  Williams-Sonoma also has various bottles and add-ins that you'll need when you make your own 'buch.


I may need to order this next item right now... a collection of heirloom seeds from Beekman 1802 (did anybody else read The Bucolic Plague?).  Sew these into your garden, flower boxes, or WS's raised beds.


There are a few other things I'd like to try - a cheesemaking kit, the pickling jars, & some of the gorgeous (if expensive) garden tools.  Will I outfit my entire acreage with Williams-Sonoma products?  Probably not... I've found similar items at lower prices but with their Agrarian line, WS offers some serious window shopping for those, like me, who dream of growing, cooking, & creating as much as possible at home.  I also think any number of these items would make great Mothers' Day gifts or could be unique wedding presents. 

What do you think?  Will you be ordering anything from Williams-Sonoma's Agrarian this summer?  Let us know and stay homey!


  1. i agree: i love williams sonoma but sometimes they are just crazy expensive

  2. OMG! I had no idea all this business was going down. I LOVE the idea. I love that it is popular and I love that it almost trendy to have chickens! I just got my first 8 ladies a few weeks ago and am building a coop by myself. It had taken me almost 18 hours so far and I'm not done. Wow. I see the appeal of buying one but the cost would deter me in a heartbeat. I'm glad you dream of chickens too. I've wanted mine for over 2 years and am so pleased to now have them! I should have eggs in August(ish) Eeeek!


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