Lavender Le Creuset

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Lavender Le Creuset

My desire for Le Creuset to release their line of pink and lavender pieces in America is a well known and much complained about topic of cookware conversation. I simply can’t understand why they would keep such lovely colors overseas. Europe, Asia, and South Africa are so lucky. Anyway, I only have two eBay searches that are emailed to me every single morning and they involve pink (otherwise known as “antique rose“) and lavender Le Creuset products.

Originally I desperately wanted a pink dutch oven but after seeing how gorgeous the purple oven was online I decided that I would splurge on it first. So when I found out last week that I got the new job that I wanted so desperately I congratulated myself with a naughty Le Creuset splurge. I ordered a 3.5 quart lavender dutch oven and two precious ramekins shaped like a heart and a flower respectively from a really excellent eBay seller. I would highly recommend using her if you’re in the market for some rare Le Creuset colors.

Lavender Le Creuset

This is just the beginning though. My new goal is to have an entire collection of pink and lavender pieces. I think I’m going to need a bigger kitchen, or at the very least more shelf space. Anyway, what should I cook in this gorgeous pot first? Risotto? Soup? Some mulled wine perhaps?

Lavender Le Creuset

PS: Just an FYI that this color is actually branded as “Lilac Mist” by Le Creuset.

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1 Anna October 15, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Oh my…. oh MY! Another ‘I must have this’ thing to add to my lengthy list of ‘unlikely to ever get’ things!

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2 Maria October 15, 2009 at 5:24 pm

So fun! I love the lavender.

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3 Hänni October 15, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Can your kitchen, and all the cookware in it, BE any cuter?

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4 Katherine October 15, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Those are so precious!

I think I may have a new found need to have pink and lavender Le Creuset pieces! Europe, Asia, and South Africa are indeed very very lucky.

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5 LORAINE HIRSCH November 2, 2009 at 8:26 am

THE LE CRUSET OUTLET IN YAMASSE SOUTH CAROLINA HAS LAVENDER PIECES I WAS THERE 2WEEKS AGO.

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6 Lindsey@pickyeatings October 15, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Le Creuset = le swoon.

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7 Whitney October 15, 2009 at 7:01 pm

I never knew they have purple! Oh man. This is bad.

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8 April in CT October 15, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Oh my goodness how CUTE! I love the table runner too!

My husband bought my first Le Creuset piece as a Christmas gift two years ago. I had never in my life cooked with something so expensive and was scared to touch it. LOL I’ve since added a dutch oven to the buffet casserole he got me and they are by far THE most used pieces in my kitchen. I’m quite partial to the red!

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9 Kelly October 15, 2009 at 7:32 pm

OMG! I had no idea they came in pink and purple. Hmmmm. I see a splurge coming on. I love my le creuset collection. They definitely show the ware (they are a little stained inside) but I absolutely love them. The only thing that makes me a little sad is that they seem to have chips in places that are rusting. I seem to remember they have a great warranty (like All Clad) and have considered bringing them to my local outlet store to see what I can do. IT feels prissy but I’d feel sad if they rusted further.

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10 Josie October 15, 2009 at 8:51 pm

OH MY GOSH. these are way beyond cute they are sooo fabulous. I’m in love!

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11 Sues October 15, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Omg You got them!! SO beautiful!!! You must be so happy :) And congrats on the new job!!

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12 Kerstin October 15, 2009 at 10:37 pm

It’s GORGEOUS!! Congrats on your new job!!

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13 Jeannette October 16, 2009 at 8:45 am

oh how absolutely beautiful!! i didn’t even KNOW le creuset came in PINK!!!

my fiance will NOT be thanking you for this enlightenment :)

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14 Lindsay October 16, 2009 at 9:08 am

Bread! Definitely bake some bread in that baby. :) I actually saw they have an eggplant color coming out, not lavender, but close and maybe easier to get your hands on. :) I’ve got 3 pieces now (dutch oven, skillet, and stock pot) all in a lovely turquoise. Gotta love the colors!

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15 Erin October 16, 2009 at 10:16 am

I could get down with eggplant. Yay! I also have the turquoise stock pot. That color is fabulous. It just makes me smile.

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16 Tammy October 16, 2009 at 10:39 am

I have just been coveting a Le Creuset Dutch oven this week actually! It will be on a wish list for down the road for now. I LOVE the lavendar you found – it’s really pretty. I think my wish list is for red though!

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17 Dolce October 16, 2009 at 11:06 am

The ramequins are adorable ! I have a Le Creuset Dutch oven and the last thing I cookes was pork tenderlion. Not very exciting but it works so well…

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18 Jeff D October 16, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Congratulations on the new job. I use my le Creuset Dutch oven for everything from soup to sauteeing to slow roasting pork shoulders. I’m sure you’ll love it.

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19 Elina October 16, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Wow, this stuff ain’t cheap but is absolutely fabulous. Looking forward to seeing what you make.
Congrats on the new job!! :)

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20 nicole spaz October 16, 2009 at 5:01 pm

that’s so cute! The color reminds me of spring.
I love red so I’ll get some of their red cookware one day

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21 farida October 16, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Hey, Erin, how’ve you been? Long time no see. I have to buy myself a Dutch oven one day. A cute one, like yours. Lovely colors!

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22 Hillary October 16, 2009 at 5:37 pm

So pretty! Love the shapes too. If only this were a giveaway :)

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23 Belle and Ward October 16, 2009 at 6:19 pm

I love the lavender! The most daring we have in our kitchen is red. I like lavender much better! ~ Belle

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24 Christiane October 16, 2009 at 7:29 pm

I have 2 Le Creuset pots, given to me for gifts, but I can honestly say they are so worth the money. I use mine for absolutely everything! I love the lavendar colors too!

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25 natalie October 16, 2009 at 7:48 pm

ahhhhhh…le creuset, how i love thee!

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26 sheellah October 16, 2009 at 9:16 pm

We will have a purple color in the states. Right now it’s at the Le Creuset signature stores. It’s called Fig. Here’s a link to a photo of it.

http://www.lcstores.com/signature.asp

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27 carmen October 16, 2009 at 9:37 pm

ahhh! soo in love – beautiful!!

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28 Meghan October 16, 2009 at 10:55 pm

So pretty! Make mulled wine ;)

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29 Marisa October 17, 2009 at 12:18 am

Goodness, congratulations on the job! I’m so delighted to hear you got something you’ve been wanting!

Also, I have something a Le Creuset problem (I’ve bought a couple of lots of vintage stuff on ebay, which has added up to a lovely but slightly overwhelming collection), and learning that they come in purple doesn’t help things.

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30 Shannon October 17, 2009 at 7:20 am

oh wow, those are gorgeous!! i’m smitten :) but i already have two red pieces…

congrats on the job :)

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31 kristina October 17, 2009 at 8:48 am

So envious! Those would match my lavender KitchenAid! I’ve never seen the lavender here in England though…I have the old satin blue (pale blue)… K x

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32 Denise Lamb October 17, 2009 at 10:05 am

If anyone lives on Long Island.
They have the lavendar at the outlet in
Riverhead.

I have the lavendar and have had it for
a few years.

I ordered it from a shop in London about 5 years ago.

I am waiting to see if they start selling the pink.

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33 Katie October 17, 2009 at 10:06 am

I’m not usually a purple person, but those are adorable! Especially the little flower. I’ve never seen that before. Thanks for the ebay suggestion, I don’t know why I never thought to check there for Le Creuset items. I’m currently drooling over the caribbean colored pieces.

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34 WendyB_09 October 17, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Well, now I’ll have to add Le Creuset in Lavender to my long-term wish list! As a purple phanatic that has something purple somewhere in every room of my house, these would be a great addition to the kitchen purples.

Le Creuset has had an eggplant shaped purple ramekin for a while now, but it usually only comes in a set with green, red & yellow pepper shapes. I always hoped they’d do a full size eggplant, but if they did I missed it.

Someday…

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35 sheellah October 17, 2009 at 4:01 pm

What does everyone think of the Fig color in the link above? Wish I can get to a signature store to see it. Has anyone seen the Fig in person?

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36 Dana October 17, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Purple is my favorite color and I love my Le Creuset pots almost more than my children – you are so lucky to own those. I have a boring blue 7 quart and an ugly orange 4 quart. I use them more than any other pot I own.

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37 Ellen October 17, 2009 at 10:37 pm

I have that table runner, too! And a few of the placemats in the same pattern – I just LOVE it. I’d love to find just the fabric itself.

I have a lovely oval Dutch oven from Le Creuset – in the Slate color – which looks pretty similar to the lavender. Really – there’s not much that beats a pretty piece of Le Creuset, is there? ;o)

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38 Monica H October 18, 2009 at 4:09 am

That lavender is gorgeous. I love the flower pot- so dang cute!

Congrats on the new job!

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39 Jenny October 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Those are pretty! I got a large dutch oven at T J Maxx for half the price and the only color they had was kiwi – that was okay – I love it anyway! My favorite color is orange and orange and kiwi kinda go together after a few drinks.

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40 kitchenbelle October 19, 2009 at 11:10 am

Wow–that lavender is beautiful. It would look so springy next to the lemongrass color, which I also love. You should have a party and serve buffet-style from all of your beautifully-colored Le Cresuset pieces!

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41 Elizabeth October 19, 2009 at 2:18 pm

OOOH that is just fantastic erin!! good find and I love the colors, now go find more pink!!!!

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42 cassie October 20, 2009 at 12:34 am

i love it!! wish i could add this to my kitchen!

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43 Tabby Kelliher October 20, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Those are so beautiful Erin I would not want to cook in them. I hope you can complete your set, I just love Ebay. Also Congratulations on your new job that is so great!

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44 pigpigscorner October 25, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Oh my!! I would love to have one too!

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45 Janice Fehringer October 28, 2009 at 5:13 pm

I’m building a new house. The kitchen will have lavender walls and white cabinets. Where can I purchase lavender LeCreuset? I have had no luck.
thank you.

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46 Cheryl Larabee April 7, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Hi Janice
I just found this website. If you are still looking for lavender Le Creuset-actually known as Lilac Mist-go to my site on Ebay. Type in Le Creuset Lilac Mist and you will see a 3.5 Qt Dutch Oven-pricey but the actual one sold in the Asian/Japanese market.

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47 Erin November 4, 2009 at 7:01 am

Sheellah,

Contrary to what you’ve posted I have done research into this issue and there is in fact a lavender color. It is currently sold exclusively out of the US mostly in Asia and South America.The seller is legit and the lavender color is as it appears in my images. The fig color that has recently been introduced is a very dark plum color and is much different from the lavender.

I believe the misconception may be from how I’ve worded the color. It’s actually known as “Lilac Mist:” http://www.lecreuset.co.za/Whats-New/Lilac-Mist/

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48 Single Serving November 4, 2009 at 1:55 pm

YUP you tell ‘em E Money!!! Two different colors. I have both the Lilac Mist AND the Fig & here they are take a peek:
http://singleservingblogs.blogspot.com/2009/10/fiel-trippin-purple-reign.html
http://www.facebook.com/lecreuset?ref=ts#/photo.php?pid=3941957&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=16781944062&aid=-1&id=708597782&oid=16781944062
Last night I went to Sur La Table & peeped the new Indigo a VERY deep purplish blue they will be selling just in time for the holidays, Le Creuset is making the color’s announcement at the end of the month early December…. *swoooooooooooooooooon* Look for it, it’s stun-NING! Right now you can check out the color on the silicone spatulas & brushes

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49 Single Serving November 4, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Oh I forgot to thank you Sheellah for the tip! I went to the store as soon as I saw your post. Thanks for the heads up X

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50 B0tanigal November 9, 2009 at 10:54 am

I can’t find the lilac mist. Has anyone seen it available recently? I couldn’t decide what color I wanted and then I saw the lilac mist and then there was no other color. Please help!

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51 sheellah November 25, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Single Serving, your short ribs look absolutely amazing and that potato casserole…all so yummmm looking. Would you have the recipes handy or point me to them if online? Thanks for the link to your blog and your photo. Yes, they are very different colors. Was good to see them together. Wasn’t there a color called Indigo in the outlets for quite a while though? Is it that same color that Sur La Table is getting? How does it compare to the Sonoma Blue that WS had for a while? With all these new colors, wanting one of each color can make a gal broke ;-).

This stuff sure is addicting isn’t it? Like expensive, big, shiny, heavy, jelly beans in all different pretty colors!

I don’t my heart can take going into a store like that. I was hyperventilating just looking at that photo of Le Creuset land. Where was that store located?

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52 Nicole (dishin') December 1, 2009 at 2:35 pm

So pretty! This is my kind of splurge!

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53 Michele December 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm

I’m in love! I love my le creuset but I really don’t like the colors . I always envy Giada’s White ones but from what I’ve read, they don’t make it anymore, at least not the one I want. Now I have something new to pine over.

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54 gagirl December 26, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Sur La Table has both the lilac and cassis colors. They are periwinkle and eggplant in color, respectively. I personally am dying to get my hands on the eggplant. I hate paying full price for absolutely anything but I also know I can’t sit around and risk not getting the color I want. I don’t know. But in the meantime, I’m going to hit up Marshall’s & TJ Maxx to see what they have.

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55 sheellah December 29, 2009 at 10:55 am

I went to look at Sur La Table but they just have the Cassis color in the cast iron. The Lilac is only in the stoneware. I assume the Cassis is the Fig color or is it yet another purple? It would be strange though for LC to name two similar looking colors two different names. Maybe the one the signature stores have is called Fig abroad, and the same color is called Cassis here. Anyone know if they are the same or two different colors?

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56 SingleServing January 2, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Shellah, I explained in my blog the color is indeed called Cassis, I think for marketing the Signature Store chose to call it fig. I have already bought both colors in the stoneware… I’m in LOVE! Michele, Sur La Table is also selling white but with the silver handle… good luck & HAPPY NEW Year!!!

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57 helen January 3, 2010 at 2:22 pm

The Lilac and Cassis colors are available at Sur La Table in the United States! I want all of it!!!!!!!

http://www.surlatable.com/category/id/104396.do

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58 helen January 3, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Hi Sheelah,
Certain retailers have made arrangements with Le Creuset to market the same color by a different name. For instance Sur La Table calls their bright green enamelware Kiwi and Williams Sonoma calls it Lemongrass. I have a few pieces from each of them and they are identical. The people from Le Creuset told me it is the same color exactly. It’s just for marketing purposes so that each of the retailers can claim exclusivity (which they do for the name, but not the color). Sort of a silly marketing game if you shop at both stores!

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59 saer January 28, 2010 at 6:50 pm

wow i have never seen such a pretty ramekin…the flower. I will have to check that out. I own the caribbean colour and slate, and am fighting to just keep it to those colours..the slate is so hard to come by nowadays though!!

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60 sheellah January 29, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Thanks Helen & Saer. Yes, WS is guilty of playing those games. Sometimes the label even gives the original LC color. During their after Xmas sale there was a piece in their Sonoma green color. Instead of that name on the box it said Classic Green, which is the actual color name that LC sold everywhere. They insisted though it was the Sonoma green. Their dark blue color that was prior to the Azure was called Electric blue and they were calling that Sonoma Blue.

I wonder if WS will pick up the Cassis and what they will call it. Their Citron was called Citrus before when it was done in the iron pepper casserole and stoneware.

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61 Jennifer Kim February 20, 2010 at 11:24 pm

i just bought a lavender le creuset casserole dish, such a great color! these are beautiful shots, love the kitty and the fabric you used :-)

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62 ariadne August 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Le Chesseur do a soft pink cast iron pot but its heavier than Creuset. What about that?

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63 maltoo January 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm

has anyone seen the cassis(black currant) color at TJM, HomeGoods or Marshalls?

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Do u still got the flower ? Can u sell it to me ?

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