I have recently started purchasing wooden spoons. I have antique spoons that I have purchased, as well as unique spoons from retailers such as William Sonoma and Magnolia Market. I have even purchased a few great ones at Target.
I have them beside my oven, sitting in an antique crock, that I purchased from Harper and Arrow Market Place, a great source online for exceptional finds.
I think they are pretty.
How can one think a wooden spoon is pretty? After all, they are bland and brownish in color.
But still, I do and they are making me happy. (It doesn’t take much to make me happy!)
Christopher Meloni said, “If you try hard enough, you can bend the spoon; you can shift reality.”
Not sure that is true of a wooden spoon. But you can stir a good pot of stew with one. Wooden spoons stir up comfort.Christopher Meloni said, “If you try hard enough, you can bend the spoon; you can shift reality.” Not… Click To Tweet
There are also those who think wooden spoons are a great way to punish a child–that’s a whole ‘nother story, a bit barbaric and perhaps done back in the ‘olden days! But I suppose there are many children that have run from a spoon!
No comfort there.
My husband, Mark, used to tell me, “You are stirring up trouble. Don’t be a spoon.” (And again, a whole ‘nother story.)
Ruth Reichl once said, “Ask people to pitch in – hand them a spoon and ask them to stir. Doing things together, having everyone help, makes for a nicer party.”
I like this use much better for a spoon.Ruth Reichl once said, “Ask people to pitch in - hand them a spoon and ask them to stir. Doing things… Click To Tweet
My wooden spoons bring me joy, make me smile and they stir a good pot of stew.
I hope for you, wooden spoons in your life, to bring you joy. And stew.
Love and blessings~dd