Most of our products serve a specific purpose, but a variety of multi-use items are available in our online store, such as our spoon rest.
While it can be used for its intended purpose — as a place to put your spoon, spatula, tongs, etc. while cooking — we’ve also brainstormed five unique uses for this handcrafted item. Check out these creative ways to use your spoon rest.
You’ve probably seen items similar to our spoon rest advertised as “sink-side trays,” a small rectangular dish meant to hold your sponges, scrubbers, and soaps. At 11.25 inches long and 3.5 inches wide, our spoon rest is the perfect width for a normal kitchen sponge. Because of its length, you can easily fit a sponge and a bottle of dish soap or another scrubber, keeping your kitchen sink organized.
At the end of the day, most of us empty our pockets before changing into comfortable clothes for the night. Our spoon rest works great for organizing your pocket change and other small items that can clutter the top of your dresser or counter. Plus, this item is available in most of our glazes and hand-painted designs, so you can add to your Emerson Creek Pottery collection or match the decor of your bedroom.
Essential oils are all the rage right now, but did you know that some of the oils can damage your furniture and countertops? Scented oils may stain your wood furniture, and some citrine oils will damage natural stone countertops. Our spoon rest is the perfect place to store frequently used oil bottles.
It can also be used to organize oily face serums and lotions that you may not want sitting directly on your wood furniture or natural stone countertops.
Tea light centerpiece
Tea lights add a warm glow to your home, especially in the fall and winter months. Be sure to display them in some type of holder to keep them away from flammable objects and avoid fires. Our pottery is oven and microwave safe, and our spoon rest makes a lovely display for tea lights.
Finger sandwich tray
Are you planning to host a tea party any time soon? Many places are still under COVID-19 restrictions, and a tea party could be something fun to switch up your family’s routine. Spoon rests are the perfect size for finger sandwiches, cookies, and other snacks! You can even match your spoon rest to your Emerson Creek Pottery tea set.
And there you have it — five unique ideas for your spoon rest. Priced at less than $20 for a glazed or hand-decorated piece, this multi-use pottery tray makes a great gift for the upcoming holiday season. Shop online or visit us at 1068 Pottery Lane, Bedford, Virginia, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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