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February 8, 2013

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thrifty entertaining | wooden utensils

One of my kitchen must-haves is lots of utensils. I’m particularly drawn to the wooden handled variety, with their differences in age, texture, tone, and purpose. I love to mix and match these pieces when entertaining guests, or just sitting down for a meal with my husband. The more eclectic the table settings, the better.

Every time I visit a thrift store, I dig through bins of flatware and canisters full of serving utensils. Sometimes I leave with nothing, and that’s just fine. Sometimes I find hidden treasures, like the vintage brass + wood set (serving spoon and dinner knife shown above).

For all the local NOVA people, here are the details for everything shown above, and the prices I paid.

1 // Salad spoon and fork set. Unique – Falls Church, VA – $2.50
2 // Mini spatula. Blue Ridge Hospice Thrift Shop – $0.25
3 // Vintage brass set. 5 serving utensils and fork, spoon and knife service for 8. Re Love It – $25
4 // Dinner knife from vintage brass set above
5 // Cheese slicer. Blossom and Bloom – $0.25
6 // Soup ladle. Unique – Paterson, NJ – $1.00
7 // Three pronged forks. Set of 6. Blue Ridge Hospice Thrift Shop – $3.00

  1. Courtneyvk

    February 8th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Those are all beautiful. I love the mix of wood and silver as well as wood and brass.

    I think my favorite is #1 the large spoon.

    -Courtney
    http://www.alwaysrooney.com

  2. Julia Ableson

    February 8th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I like the mini wooden spatula the best. It's really sweet.

    ♥ Julia

  3. Mandy Pellegrin

    February 8th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Gosh, I've lived in NOVA for almost 8 years now, and I've never been to any of these spots. Thanks so much for sharing! It's a beautifully curated set!

  4. Lindsay Kate

    February 11th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Im in shock … I need to leave work and find the closest goodwill ,.. WANT COOL UTENSILS LIKE MY SISTER!!!!

  5. Marlene @ Jade and Fern

    August 29th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    These are stunning–can't believe you found them all so cheaply! I live in Boston so even thrift shops are expensive (comparatively) here. Plus the good stuff is usually long gone.

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