Speckled wood spoon rest
This rustic wooden spoon stand would make a charming addition to any kitchen or an unusual and thoughtful gift for a hostess or a housewarming. It was cut from a branch of a purple-flowered rhododendron, grown in our tiny wood on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors, in the Peak District National Park.
What makes this wooden spoon rest particularly unusual is its dramatic markings. Rhododendron is usually quite a plain wood, albeit with a lovely warm honey colour. But this rhododendron spoon rest has a lovely speckled pattern, with little dark splashes right through the piece.
We've left this rhododendron spoon rest with the original bark, but we've gently sanded both sides smooth, and given them two coats of food-safe organic flaxseed oil. To clean your wooden spoon rest, just wipe it with a damp cloth. Please note that rhododendron wood has a very flaky bark, so the odd bit may drop off, although the fact that we've oiled the bark should reduce this.
As with all our wooden gifts and homeware, the one you see in the photo is the one you get. We're currently offering free shipping and free gift wrapping on all UK mainland orders.
Approximate measurements: 9cm x 8cm x 1cm