Servings of history Lenox and Colonial Williamsburg...



Servings of history

Lenox and Colonial Williamsburg have teamed up to introduce a new seasonal dinnerware set made with modern technology in a design that the Founding Fathers would have appreciated.

The Boxwood and Pine Dinnerware collection features colorful seeds, fruit, berries and boughs on ivory china encircled with a gold band that is safe for both the dishwasher and the microwave.

The collection is sold by the piece and includes a 12-inch dinner plate with a decorative spray of boxwood and pine accented with pine cones and red berries that sells for $29. The collection also includes cups and saucers, accent plates, mugs, bowls and serving pieces. Coordinating green and clear crystal glasses are hand-etched with boxwood, pine and berry motifs.

The dinnerware is available at Colonial Williamburg shops and from the Williamsburg catalog, and will soon be available at retailers nationwide. For more information, call 800-446-9240.

What's shaking?

William Bounds Ltd. has something for seasoned golfers - wooden pepper and salt mills decorated with golf clubs, putting greens and golf balls.

The mills are the newest addition to William Bounds' Pep Art collection designed by artist Robert Wilhelm.

Available in red or green, the golf mills come in three shapes: an 18-inch-high model with a multicurved shape that has a suggested retail price of $89.99, a 10 1/2 -inch mill on a circular base that retails for $59.99 and a 5-inch salt shaker that has a suggested retail price of $29.99.

For more information or to order, call 800-473-0504.

Growing `Maryland's Best'

The Maryland Department of Agriculture has introduced a quality-assurance program to promote the state's food products.

Under the "Maryland's Best" program, foods grown, manufactured or processed in the state according to established guidelines will be labeled with yellow, red and black stickers featuring a black-eyed Susan. Farmers who participate in the program must agree to grow products according to the state's guidelines for best management practices that protect the environment.

Pudding for back-to-school set

Just in time to ease the back-to-school doldrums, Jell-O has introduced new pudding-cup flavors.

The new varieties taste like Creme Savers candy; there's Strawberries & Creme, Orange & Creme and Chocolate & Caramel Creme. The puddings come in ready-to-eat cups and are found in the refrigerated aisles of grocery stores. The suggested retail price is $2.89 for a package of six.


Taste Maryland wines from Woodhall, Trinchero Estates and Basignani vineyards at the Baltimore Symphony Associates Decorators' Show House, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 at Rainbow Hill, 10729 Park Heights Ave. Tickets are $30 and include light fare and the show-house tour. For information or to purchase tickets, call 410-415-0477.

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