Saturday, January 30, 2010

Spatula Anyone??

Hello Everyone!
You all know I dance to the beat of a different drum. I like to do things a bit differently than most. I try to think outside the box. I know, I know.. sometimes I really think outside the box. lol Now, we all have to have something for our utensils, I know many of you have those wonderful drawer organizers. I don't have those and when Mr. P used to grill he liked to just to pull things and go, I on the other hand, like things a bit more organized than that. lol Seeing as he was the one doing a lot of the cooking I did my best to accommodate him.
Many years ago while visiting his cousins in Wichita we took off shopping at Hobby Lobby. First isle we hit... well, naturally the 80% off isle. And look what I found? These gorgeous silver compotes. I fell head over in heels in love with them. OK! So.. love is stretching it a bit.. but I sure did like them. lol I knew immediately they would be perfect for the utensils and satisfy Mr. P's little habit of wanting to pull and go. lol This week I'm happy to be participating once again in The Silver Sunday Blog Party. Graciously hosted by Beth at the Gypsy Fish. Beth thank you for hosting such a fun filled Sunday party. I have had a ball these past couple of weeks.
Now, a girl has got to have her scented candles around doesn't she? Well, this one does anyway. lol I am over the top with Paula Dehn's candles, they burn down smoothly and have the most wonderful scent. This one is Skillet Fried Apple, you know what a wonderful scent the real fried apples put off; Paula has done her best to mimic that in this particular candle. And naturally, it's red, so fits right into my decor in the kitchen. :-)) The first silver compote holds all the rubber spatulas, lighters for candles and scissors.

I love the handle and the hammered look of the silver.
I keep my mints and a bit of candy close by too! :-))
A view of all three compotes.
The second compote holds all the spatulas, rubber or metal.
Close up of second compote. Notice the raised grape pattern?
And last but certainly not least, this one holds all the spoons, wooden, plastic or metal.
See how handy they are? Just pull and go... lol
I know many of you don't like a lot of things out on the counter. These aren't that obtrusive and are decorative and handy all in one. :-))
Thank you for stopping by today. I always enjoy your visits. I hope you enjoyed my contribution to Silver Sunday. Don't forget to swing by Beth's at the Gypsy Fish to see a full list of all those participating. I'm off .... see you there.
hugs ~lynne~

31 comments:

Linda said...

I love to grab and go with my kitchen utensils and so these would be wonderful to have. They are really pretty.

The Muse said...

Good golly~I can't believe how beautiful that looks! I bet my beloved would like that...he always fusses (lol) about my lining up the utensils, even though I don't cook!

So now I need to look for some silver vases and urns...gosh this is a keeper :)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Great idea. I use an old pitcher...but it is getting pretty full! Perfect use for the compotes. Happy SS!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Really like those. Thanks for sharing. Love HL's clearance isle! I really need to clear some things off my kitchen counters.

Kathysue said...

Lynne, I love the way your home is so user friendly and you keep it all so beautifully displayed. I can only imagine how warm and iviting it must be in person, Kathysue

Jane said...

Hobby Lobby has the best sales! The compotes are very pretty and obviously getting lots of good use!
Jane

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Love your compotes! I gave up on using drawers for all my utinsels years and years ago too. I have a couple of old crocks and love them!

Gracie Jewellery said...

Great idea! Looks really nice.
Nancy

xinex said...

Those are pretty silver bins, Lynne, so functional too. John will love them cause he's a pull and use kind of guy too but I put everything away. Whenever I go to FL and leave him at home alone,I come back home just to see everything is on the counters, kitchen and bathrooms, lol....Christine

Blondie's Journal said...

These are just beautiful, Lynne. A handy way to see and grab your utensils. I have containers near the stove for my most used utensils as well!! But not as pretty as these, lucky girl!!!

xoxo
Janie

Maureen said...

Fabulous idea!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I like the containers you are using for your utensils. They look great! Love & blessings from NC!

Wizard of Was said...

I sure love the idea of taking silver and making more utilitarian! I never would have thought about using a silver compote to hold utensils...but I will now! Hobby Lobby here I come
Gale

Tardevil said...

They are gorgeous, Lynne! What a lucky find. I like those mints too! ;)

Jane said...

I'm loving the compotes/utensil holders. I,too, like to have everything right at hand for quick grabbing. I have tall baskets...one for rubber spatulas, wooden spoons, whisks, and another for tongs and all the basic cooking utensils. It's so handy...

KMfamily ;-) said...

great Idea Lynne!!
I bet your hubster loves having all his cooking gadgets right there to grab at whim.

& 80% off!! great bargain!!

Dolores said...

Using the compotes for your utensils is so clever.... they look so pretty.
Hobby Lobby is one of my favorite stores, and especially when I find sale items...
Hugs,

junkdreams said...

Beautiful silvers and way to re-use them in your home.
Happy SS!
xojanis

Gypsy Fish said...

Wow what a fab idea....anything to make it easier for the men to cook I say...tee hee.
Thanks for being part of Silver Sunday....see you next week~
{{gypsy hugs}}
Beth

Lynette said...

What a great idea Lynne and so pretty at the same time! I love that they have that patina to them - perfect!

Hope all is well -

mbkatc230 said...

These are beautiful Lynne. I have a crock next to the stove for my most used utensils too, but these are so much prettier! HL Clearance aisle can be deadly to the bank account! Love that candle too, I'll have to look for one. Red is my favorite accent color in the kitchen too! Hugs, Kathy

Sister Patty said...

Hi Lynne,

Great way to re-use those old silver pieces! Who cares what they were originally used for with all the creative ideas you can come up with!

I love the format of your blog with large photos!

Thanks for sharing!

Mimi said...

They make great utensil holders! Thanks for sharing.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Thanks L, for stopping by. The post before had my little boy blue on it. I love this granny stuff more than I ever could have imagined.
I love your blog today. It reminds me of how my mom displays her things. It sure does make it easy and if I had more space, I would follow ...

Kathy said...

I love your silver compotes, Lynn. I use an old crock to hold my spatulas and wooden spoons, etc. I haven't been to Hobby Lobby for a long time - time to make another visit! I loved your Silver Sunday post!
xoxo...Kathy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Those are the most beautiful gadget caddies I have ever seen!

We have had two full days of sunshine!! Sure helps the mood!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love your silver,
love your music and always love your blog...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love these, Lynne! What a great idea for how to use them, too!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

love the silver containers, wow they are so cool, I wish we had a Holly Lobby in Ca. no such luck, andl then there is Mr. S. who looks uncomfortable when there is anything on the counters..what are you gonna do....lol take care my friend....phyllis

LCPARSONS said...

Hi Lynne,

Thank you for becoming a follower on my blog.....makes me feel special!!! (knowing I have more blog friends than me following it -LOL)

I have become a follower of yours. I love your blog and all your pics. Where did you find the Paula Deen Candle?

Thanks! Lisa

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a beautiful way to store utensils. All of them are not only useful, but so pretty. laurie