One of my favorite things to purchase for my home, is anything Kitchen and Dining Room related. Dishes, glassware, flatware, linens, and I have two large drawers in my kitchen, and a few crocks, packed full of Kitchen Utensils. Anyone that follows me knows, that I love and collect Antiques, but I am very particular about what I don’t buy from the Antique Shoppe. One item for the kitchen that I don’t purchase from the Antique store is wooden utensils. I am drawn to them, because I love the old wood, however, I would be hesitant to use them. You just never know where they have been or what they were used for.
A few years back I found the most beautiful shop Old World Kitchen, filled with Wooden Utensils called Dreamware. You can also find them at @poldersowm on Instagram. Each piece is Hand Carved, one at a time, made to order, so no two are exactly alike. Made by the family that owns the shop, right on their farm in Virginia. So YAY, for made in the USA. They make these Heirloom pieces, from fallen hardwoods they salvage right off the forest floor. They are stunning. It is quite the experience, to hold one of these pieces in your hand, and compare it to one picked up from any Home store. The quality and workmanship is amazing, and I can only imagine the love that went into designing and then carving each piece, by hand. They come in an array of wood tones, everyone more beautiful than the one before. So, imagine my excitement when they reached out to Collaborate with me, and offered to do a Giveaway for my sweet followers.
I began immediately to imagine how I would use, style, and photograph these pieces. I got super excited about receiving these pieces, and literally was watching my front door for them to arrive, they are that special. I planned a menu, even bought a new crock to store these beauties near my stovetop. Thats a lot of excitement for wooden spoon and utensils, but again, that is how special they really are.
I can honestly say they have exceeded any preconception I already had, and it was pretty high. Like I said just holding a piece in your hand, makes it clear they are Heirloom Quality.
So, hear we are, lets dig in, and take a closer look.
Just a note, did you know that you shouldn’t allow your wood utensils to soak in the water too long, that means no dishwasher. I knew that last one, however, I didn’t know that its not recommended to use wood utensils on the stovetop. I’ve done this for years, and though they are still going strong, there are a few burn marks, and other wear and tear, so lets take better care of these pieces, so are children and grandchildren can use them.
Let me sum this all up by saying, that even my husband was wowed, and that takes a lot. So lets get to the Giveaway, here are all the details.
This giveaway will run from the time the post hits Instagram on April 4th, 2018 through April 6th 2018 at 9pm EST.
Make sure you are following me on Instagram, @thecultivatedhome
Primary Entry 1-Go to www.poldersoldworldmarket.com to pick out your favorite dreamware pieces, and come back and comment on the giveaway Instagram post.
Entry 2-Sign Up for Old World Kitchens newsletter.
Entry 3-Follow Old World Kitchen on IG @oldworldkitchen
Entry 4-Like Old World kitchen on FB: Facebook.com/oldworldkitchenshop
Please stop by my Instagram @thecultivatedhome and follow me, I will share all the details over there as well, for a chance to win.
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