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Beautiful Collections {Wooden Spoons and Spatulas}

by | Jun 18, 2015 | Decorating Inspiration, My Kitchen

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Beautiful Collections {Wooden Spoons and Spatulas}

I‘ve always been sensitive about our home. I don’t mean sensitive in that I’m self-conscious, easily offended, or that I cry all the time or have a bleeding heart, but rather that I feel like I am particularly aware of how things look and feel around my home. Not overly aware in a perfectionist obsessive kind of way (necessarily, hahah) but just aware of how my choices for those elements definitely can make a difference in my daily experience.

When I am purchasing things that I will be touching all time time, such as hardware or dishes or fabrics, in addition to paying attention to the shape, color or pattern, I instinctively run my fingers over it to “see” what it feels like with my hands. I know that I’ll enjoy taking care of my home so much more when the tools I use, the hardware I have on my cabinets, or the towels I grab feel right to the touch and are interesting to my eye.

Beautiful Collections {Wooden Spoons and Spatulas}Photo via Polder’s Old World Market

Years ago I started replacing many of our spatulas, spoons, cutting boards, containers, dishes, pots and pans. I not only didn’t want to use certain materials or coatings for potential health reasons, but for the extra joy I felt when I grabbed a pretty spoon or spatula rather opening a drawer full of black plastic ones.

I knew the expense of replacing and updating kitchen items was something we would be able to spread out over time and even through gifts, because that’s how we have furnished our home. My husband and I have always used birthdays or holidays as a time to treat ourselves or each other within our budget to something special we could enjoy in our home.

Beautiful Collections {Wooden Spoons and Spatulas}

I know some women might feel a little slighted or offended if they got a new Dutch oven or set of kitchen tools for their birthday, but not me. That reminds me of the scene in Father of the Bride when Annie gets the blender from her fiancé as a wedding gift and almost calls off the wedding. Ha! But for me, if it’s pretty and good quality, I’d be thrilled! I’ve even asked for cloth napkins for my birthday before simply because of THE DELIGHT IN SEEING PRETTY CLOTH NAPKINS! Am I weird? Maybe. Probably. But I know we’ll enjoy kitchen items for years to come, and many we hope to have for a lifetime, so I would consider practical pieces that are beautiful to be treasures because they provide daily joy. Why skimp on joy?

Beautiful Collections {Wooden Spoons and Spatulas}
Photo via Polder’s Old World Market

I introduced you to some of our lovely wood spoons a couple of years ago. I loved them so much I’m always thrilled to continue adding to my collection! The company is called Polder’s Old World Market. Each piece (called Dreamware) is so beautifully handcrafted by a wonderful family who creates high quality housewares and gifts on their farm in Tennessee. The wood has incredible texture and tones (I mix and match woods because I love that eclectic collected look) and the shape and smoothness of each is delightful.

I am grateful that this company built a family business around creating such beautiful little works of art that bring me and many others joy every day. I’m inspired that they do something so special and meaningful together as a family!

The Polder family is offering The Inspired Room readers a 25% discount code through the end of this month, so treat yourself or someone you love with the code INSPIREDKITCHEN! These would be the most wonderful wedding or Christmas gifts. You cannot have too many of these beauties so you could be assured that the recipients would love whatever you selected and you could even add to their collection over time! I’m going to start giving these to my girls as gifts because I know they will treasure them for a lifetime.

Beautiful Collections {Wooden Spoons and Spatulas}

Don’t forget to look at their beautiful products here and use the 25% off discount code INSPIREDKITCHEN before the last day of June!

If you want to read the Polder family’s story, you can find it here.

Thank you to the Polder family for providing me with a lovely collection of Dreamware. 

What are some of your favorite gifts to receive or give?


  1. Krislyn Dillard

    Thank you for your insight! I think I have some great ideas for a gifts for my husband now!

  2. Lisa S

    My husbands friends are always amazed at the fact that he can buy me a kitchen tool or appliance for special occasions and I’m thrilled! I’ve act been known to be highly disappointed when receiving jewelry instead. Give me a copper pot, beautiful wooden spoons, or gorgeous bowls and I’m a happy girl. I can’t wait to show my husband your blog to confirm that I am NORMAL!

  3. Tara @ Lehman lane

    What a beautiful collection Melissa! I am a little ashamed to admit I own zero wooden spoons and cutting boards. They look so beautiful in your kitchen. I want to officially start a collection of my own now!

  4. Renee

    I find it amazing that I learn of an awesome company that is located less than 30 miles from my home by reading an awesome blog written by someone almost 3,000 miles from my home!!!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Oh wow, isn’t that awesome? I love when that happens too. I love how small our world becomes when we share online! :)

  5. Teri

    $225 ($75 each) for 3 wooden spoons!? wow I can’t see how that is any sort of good stewardship of the resources God has given us. My $10-ish mango wood spoon from Home Goods is going on 10 years old and still looks great.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I think it is wonderful that we can find joy in a simple mango wood spoon we found at HomeGoods or with a gift of a spoon hand-crafted and carved out of Hickory! I love the creative options we are free to enjoy.

  6. sharon /

    i’m also so aware of my feeling during “my daily experience,” in our home . . . so true! conscious in a (hopefully) not “perfectionist obsessive” way as well . . Lol. now, since I’m so chill, yet ‘sensitive’ – time to replacement shop! ♡

  7. Stephanie Davis

    Is it weird that beautiful wooden utensils like this actually make me want to cook & bake? lol. Thanks for the lovely post & coupon.

  8. Nancy

    Oh my goodness!!! They are beautiful but I’m middle class. I could never afford to pay that much for a spoon?

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      They are beautiful. They are not just an ordinary spoon, they are like a little work of art that will last a lifetime, but even better because you can actually use them. Definitely something to consider putting on a wish list or gifting to someone special :)

  9. Warren

    I love wooden spoons and utensils. Whenever I look in the drawer for cooking spoons to stir something over the stove, I always reach for wooden ones and not stainless steel or other. Probably because they dont scratch the pot and pan and they just have amore natural feel

  10. valentina

    Hello!! Always a delight reading your blog! And those photos of the spoons? Soooo gorgeous!!! Ahahah, I feel the same about Annie in the movie! I always think of her when having a banana frappe’! And by the way, may I tell you?, you are very Nancy Meyers-esque in your lovely, breath taking and wonderful sense of the house and home!!! You could be a set designer in her future movies!!! :) PS: My favorite gift and collection is mugs, mugs, always mugs, but in white, and white strange ceramic pieces, like honey jars!!!!! Bye and kisses!

  11. Jo

    Love this posting and the pictures of your lovely spoon and cutting board collection. I love using wooden spoons. Though I wouldn’t feel comfortable spending that much on the cute little small serving spoons for condiments, etc. I think I could save up (and look for a deal or sale) and purchase the larger all purpose spoon shown. It could and would become a treasured heirloom for my daughter to pass on to her off spring. I love beautiful, hand crafted and useful items like this! Wish I could buy one…and maybe I will! ❤️

  12. Ashley

    Would you be willing to share where you found the container that’s holding your spoons in the first photo? I’ve had a hard time finding one that height & width in white.

  13. Judy from Fort Worth

    Am SO happy to have accidentally clicked on your blog. Used to be able to purchase fabulous wooden spoons from a small shop in Salem, Massachusetts, but they don’t have them anymore, so I just purchased a piece using the June discount code! yeaa!

  14. Pam @ The Birch Cottage

    I, too, love wooden spoons. My favorite is an old wooden spoon that was given to me as a hand-me-down some 30 years ago. I’ll definitely checkout Polder’s Old World Market!


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