Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Just a spoonful...

Tonight I am off to see the Mary Poppins musical here in Sydney. It makes me giggle when you tell someone that you are going, as, no matter who it is, they burst into a rousing chorus of the "Spoonful of Sugar" song!

That being said, before I head out today it's all about - yes you have probably already guessed it -


They look great when they are old and well loved -

On the left:  image by Small Things Simple Pleasures and vintage iced tea spoons via Retrogroovie; On the right: old wooden spoons via My Messy Life and "Queen Bess" Oneida spoons available from Wishing Wells Glass

and come in handy when measuring in the kitchen -

Top row: Matryoshka measuring spoons and  "Bird" measuring spoonsAlong the bottom:  "Heart" measuring spoons, measuring spoons in porcelain and "Dining Room" measuring spoons

They also make interesting pieces when repurposed -

Clockwise from the top left:  Framed cutlery made by Spunky Junky,  "Place Setting" hook rack from Anthropologie, 1937 "Rose and Leaf" silver spoon bracelet, "Fidelis" antique silver spoon ring and personalised spoons coatrack

but my favourite spoons are the custom stamped ones like these, found on Etsy -

Available from Monkeys Always Look

I ordered some and used them at Christmas time at ChezB -

Such a lot of fun!

I am really looking forward to tonight and I hope this Wednesday brings a little something special your way too,

Stephie x


  1. Hello Stephie:
    We do not think that even Uri Geller could show so many inventive ways with a spoon!

    Absolutely supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!

  2. Hello Jane and Lance - I don't think so either. All I remember was him bending them!

    Thanks e! To use Jane and Lance's words -
    absolutely supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!

    Thanks for visiting, I love it when you do! Stephie x

  3. wooden spoons just get better and better and better the older they get :)

  4. Ohhh you have a lot of luck of can see Mary Poppins Musical... (supercalifragilisticoespialidoso )piece of song that still remember...
    Mary Poppins was and is one of my favorite films.
    The post today is wonderful !
    My mum collects spoons from all over the world.
    I lovely matrioshka spoons,vintage spoons but my favorite is the art spoon collection ( frame, hook, ring and bracelet) ...
    Have a sweet friday dear Stephie !

  5. If I hadn't today put my hand on my heart and pledged that I would not buy anything unnecessary until the end of June, I would not be able to resist the Anthropologie dining room measuring spoons.

    ps. Did make it to Vivid - and did get a bit wet. Think Customs House installation, particularly, made it totally worth it though!

  6. Hi there! Love this husband is a great wood-carver and has been promising for some time to make some spoons for me...still waiting..ho hum!!

  7. Yes they do Signe!

    Hi Kena - Mary Poppins was great! I am so happy that I got to see it. Hope you are not working too hard and we will be able to "talk" soon!

    Hello STSP! Glad you got to Vivid. You are so right it was totally worth getting a bit wet for. As of now, there are only 15 days left until the end of June and Anthropologie ships to Australia!

    Hi Martina. I love hand carved spoons so I hope that your husband will make you some before you hit retirement age! I can't believe that I had a collage of carved wooden spoons and forgot to include them in the post. Thems the breaks!

    Stephie x