Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Special Spoons

Whilst writing the review for Lindsay Interiors pickle spoon and cheese knife set, I was struck by what a nice gift a spoon can be, if beautiful it fulfils the criteria of being useful as well as good to look at.

Later on I was looking at the Swings and Pretty website and saw that they will soon be stocking this lovely spoon by Glover and Smith. These long handled spoons have a hook so that you can hang on the side of your favourite jam or honey jar. Swings and Pretty will have three designs to choose from a bee for honey lovers and strawberry and raspberry designs for those who prefer jame. They are made from lead free pewter and each one comes in a presentation box with an explanation of what it is for and who made it.

Damson and Slate was set up by interior stylist Hilary Lowe who wanted to promote, and source the best of Welsh crafts. On the site I found these wonderful ceramic cowl spoons, which could be used for sugar, salt, coffee or as a decorative item.

If you are looking for wooden spoons then these beautifully hand carved spoons from Steve Tomlin are ideal. Made from local greenwood the spoons are carved to traditional designs, and will age beautifully as they are used. Steve also carves baby feeding spoons, ladles and serving spoons.

For a special occassion such as a Christening then a silver spoon is a traditional gift. These handmade twisted silver spoons from Pruden and Smith are gorgeous and would be a treasured keepsake. They are available in three sizes and come in their own black presentation box.

Finally if you want to add a little colour to the kitchen then these jewelled spoons from Cox and Cox are perfect. They come presented in a gift bag with six colours in each - red, blue, green, yellow, purple and pink.

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