We all have a big drawer full of wooden spoons, spatulas, and whisks in our kitchen. I love it when beautiful design meets utility, meaning I love to store my stuff I use in a beautiful way.
So how do I store these things? Well of course you can keep all of those things in a drawer, but why not keep some sitting out?
They are then handy to use, they look great, and make sense in the kitchen. (I might use plates in decor all over the house, but I only display my wooden spoons in the kitchen.
I still remember my junior high home ec. teacher saying. “Girls, THIS is a wooden spoon.”
We laughed about that for months, because a wooden spoon needs no introduction, or is that just me?
So if you are on Pinterest you will see thousands of very clever ‘why didn’t I think of that’ types of spoon storage. And then when you are looking around your kitchen for a place to store your spoons all you can come up with is a pitcher.
So here are my thoughts on that. Your idea does NOT have to be unique to be good. It does NOT have to be unusual to be good. I LOVE using an old pitcher to store my utensils.
I DO suggest you find something vintage or at least really pretty. Select your favorite pitcher or one of your favorites, since this will be front and center. You’ll be looking at it a lot, so choose wisely.
All of these pitchers are vintage. I LOVE using vintage because they have a certain charm rarely found in new items. I know I say it all of the time, but that is only because it is true. I mean look at those sweet pitchers. I am especially crushing on the new blue one. Two were from an antique store and one was from a thrift store.
I love the blue in the pitchers, but you can also go with classic all white. I love this look!
I also love, love using an urn to hold utensils. Vintage is always a good choice, but you can sometimes find something new that looks old. I love the urn shown below because it really looks old and handemade. I have just a few in my online store and you can find them HERE.
Here’s another urn, and this one is vintage and if I remember it’s the real McCoy, I mean literally.
Here I also added a vintage European bread board and a family rolling pin. If you notice the rolling pin on the table is one one piece of carved wood. This is often a size that the piece was homemade and/or old.
I’ve also used a silver-plate pitcher to hold my stuff. It’s fine, but as you see it doesn’t pop like the other options. Another thing to keep in mind is that a grouping is going to be more dramatic than a pitcher with utensils by itself.
Simple, classic design is the order of the day. Let’s not overthink this, just pick something beautiful, that you might already have in your home to free up space in your kitchen drawers and make your kitchen even more lovely.
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