With more of us eating and entertaining more at home these days, next week’s 2009 International Housewares Show in Chicago should prove a great source of new ideas for home. 

Check out a few new products above from Prodyne (… their  “New Items for a Better Home Life” will likely appear on retail shelves in the coming months.

Fruit Infusion Pitcher (left), a crystal clear pitcher has a removable fruit infusion rod that can be filled with cut fruit and screwd into the lid – the pitcher can be refilled without replacing the fruit. $24.99.

Martini Mate Happy Hour Garnish Server (middle), holds drink garnishes such as olives, cherries and lemon wedges with colorful acrylic martini picks in a break-resistant acrylic. $14.99

Fruit Next Expansion basket – (right), an expandable metal spiral basket with easy-carry handle that folds flat for sorage or can be used as a centerpiece. $24.99

The company is also introducing an Iced Carafe – a double wall acrylic carafe that keeps beverages cold with a non-toxic re-freezable liquid sealed between the walls. It keeps pre-chilled wine, juices, milk refrigerator-cold for hours. $19.99
Photos: HomeWorldBusiness magazine (Mar 15, 2009).