Every time that I have moved, I always found a spot for my wooden spoons first. I think it is the first sign in a kitchen to discover if the owner uses it! I have changed my holder to an old copper stock pot which displays my wooden spoons and whisks quite nicely.
I also like the old ceramic crocks as holders too. The old crocks look so homey but have gone up tremendously in price. I saw one at a thrift store for $8 about 6 years ago and now the same one was selling for $100 in an antique store.
I LOVE my wooden spoons. I have many of them but I favor 3 of them. It fits in my hand just right and stirs perfectly. One has a really long handle with a slightly cupped ladle. The second one is a pretty standard bamboo spoon with a wide mouth. The last, but not least, is an old standard carved wooden spoon that just feels sturdy and has been stirring pots for a very long time!
I think I may love my wooden spoons as much as I love a good knife.
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