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PackerWare's latest creations will add some punch to your favorite beverages. Large lemons, grapes and strawberries in authentic shapes and colors are ideal containers for lemonade, ice tea and other beverages.

The plastic jars (about $5) hold 96 ounces and have a screw-tight lid with a flapper top for easy pouring at picnics, parties or straight out of the fridge.

PackerWare has also introduced its Fun Frost collection of tumblers, bowls, plates and a chip and dip server. The pieces have a textured, frosted finish for an attractive, rich look.

The line comes in four colors--lemon, lime, lilac and blue. The tumblers, with matching pitcher, come in 12-, 20- and 30-ounce sizes. The bowls are available in 9-, and 25-ounce sizes, plus five quarts. The salad bowls (6-, 8- and 10-inch) have lids for easy storage.

PackerWare products are available at grocery, drug and discount stores throughout the county.

Turtle Light

This tortoise brings a glow to a garden path or a backyard barbecue.

The terra-cotta crawler, 4 1/2 inches high and 9 inches long, holds a tea light or votive candle. Cutouts in the shell let through the light.

The tortoise is available in PartyLite's 1998 Buds T' Bloom catalog. For more information, call (508) 830-3100 or visit the company's Web site at


Hit the spot with Bardwil Linens' Great Dots reversible tablecloth. The tablecloth, a cotton and polyester blend, has a finely textured background with an overlay of tone-on-tone dots. The Jacquard weave is reversible. One side shows off the dots on a softly hued background. The other has a snappy combination of white dots against the same background.

The machine-washable cloth comes in four pastels--blue, pink, green and yellow--and ranges from about $20 to $25, depending on the size.

Great Dots are available at Meryvn's California.

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