Until recently we had only a few square feet of kitchen counter space, and by “a few square feet” I mean “I’m not good at estimates so I chose a number that sounded small.” My dad put in a large new piece of counter for us, and now we are happy and will never be sad again.
Paul mentioned a few weeks ago that this means we now have room for a utensil crock, which would be super-nice since our utensil drawer is crammed to the point of causing occasional adult temper tantrums.
I think this most recent little tantrum is Paul’s suggestion that we get moving on the acquisition.
Let’s start with the fantasy: using a Lenox Chirp pitcher as a utensil crock. I don’t even know if it would be the right size/shape, I just want to own SOMETHING Lenox Chirp. (photo from Amazon.com)
Another fantasy, but this one within reach: the Le Creuset large crock in Caribbean (photo from Amazon.com). It comes in a bunch of other colors, too. I have a little Le Creuset baking dish I LOVE.
The Calphalon Stainless Steel isn’t one I’m considering for myself, but it would be so fantastic in a stainless steel kitchen. (photo from Amazon.com)
I would like to collect Fiestaware, but I can’t because it would get out of hand. First I’d have to collect a set of every color, and then I’d have to start antiquing for sets of discontinued colors, and before long the children would have to sleep in a tent in the backyard so I could have their rooms for my dishes. Perhaps just a Fiesta crock. (photo from Amazon.com)
It isn’t at all what I had in mind when I started looking, but now I wonder if I MUST HAVE this Tree Crock from Fine Art Stoneware on Etsy (photo from the shop). If there were a teensy little birdy on one branch, it would be on its way to me right this minute.
Or this Heavy Stoneware Jar by FrightsDelights on Etsy (photo from the shop). It gives me two simultaneous reactions: “What the?” and “WANT.”
I would like this Provencal Tool Canister (photo from Anthropologie.com) even better if it said something less like “Tools” and more like “Outils”—or whatever “kitchen utensils” would be in French. Everything is better in French.
Simplehuman always seems to do these things RIGHT, and their utensil holder looks boring to choose (no color choices, no birdies) but great to use. (photo from Simplehuman.com)
I like this Waterline utensil holder (photo from Amazon.com). I wonder if the utensil handles would get snagged by the loops?
The Room Essentials Revolving Utensil Holder is meant, I think, for forks in one and spoons in one and knives in one, but I wonder if it would work for spatulas and stirring spoons instead?
What does your utensil crock look like?—and YES I AM ACTUALLY INTERESTED.