The line also has a selection of what they call "DIY and Homemade Kits" for people who are new to the make-it-yourself phenomenon. In my opinion, the most amazing collections of products are to be found in the Beekeeping, Chicken Coop, and Vintage sections.
I'm sure my dearly departed grandparents are having a good chuckle up in the great garden in the sky as they peruse the newest Williams-Sonoma catalogue. The idea that someone would pay upwards of $900 for a chicken coop on wheels would astound them. And I'm pretty sure my Grandma Lutz would tell me I was just plain stupid for even considering the purchase of a $100 jam pot.
My favorite of the collection (so far) is the Sophie Conran Hand Sieve. I'm a home gardener and I come from a long line of farmers, but I had to read the sales pitch to figure out that this tool was made for sowing small seeds. I'm not sure why anyone would need this, but when I realized that all the tools in the Sophie Conran collection could be monogrammed, I was hooked. Imagine the possibilities-- a monogrammed garden tool would be an excellent trophy, gift, or prize. I bet garden clubs around the country will be buying them for past club officers as a thank you for their year of service. And don't get me started on the also monogrammable copper hand fork, handcrafted by Austrian coppersmiths (retailing for $58.95). It is a thing of beauty. And in spite of what my grandparents (and my parents) might say about it, I do secretly want one.