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Handmade Kitchen Utensils that are Beautiful, Practical, and Natural

On our going green journey, my eyes have been opened to so many things. One of those just happens to be a new appreciation and admiration for handmade products. 

Handmade products are usually a more eco friendly choice when it comes down to it, supports sustainable living, and prettier. Oh yes, prettier!

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Obviously being beautiful isn’t all these handmade wooden kitchen utensils are, but you can’t help but notice, right!?

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When I received an email from the Polder family sharing with me their shop, Polder’s Old World Market, I was immediately struck by the beauty of the handmade wooden products that they made. 

The spoons were gorgeous and boasted of natural wood from fallen hardwood trees in east Tennessee. The more I kept looking, the more familiar they looked.


Then it hit me – I had seen these beautiful spoons, or similar ones as they’re all uniquely handmade, in person. The family not only markets their handmade kitchen utensils through their Etsy Shop, but also through door-to-door sales and they reside in my little hometown!


After finding out they were made locally, I couldn’t wait to receive my unique set. A set that was made from American Beech {from practically my backyard}! 

Each wooden spoon and utensil is uniquely crafted and features the signature of family.

You can see in the above picture that the utensils are super sturdy and thick – making them products that are made to last a lifetime… or two!

I thought the only way to break in a beautiful set of handmade wooden spoons was to cook a deliciously Southern meal – so they were christened in a pot of Chicken and Dumplings!


The spoons handwash nicely. 

Although they look like they’ve been polished because they’re lovely and shiny, they’ve only had a rub of olive oil – so completely natural and safe. I was instructed to rub them down with olive oil after every 2-3 uses to keep them shiny and smooth.


I feel a sense of pride in my set of handmade kitchen utensils from Polder’s Old World Market. I love knowing that they came from my area and were handcrafted uniquely for me. 

I also take pride in knowing that using wooden utensils in my kitchen is better for the health of my family and the life of my cookware.

Do you use wooden utensils in your kitchen?

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Monday 23rd of June 2014

[…] had a project in mind to make some super fun, creative Tea Towels.  I had a few Polder’s Old World Market Wooden Spoons in my “Gifting Box” that I really wanted to gift to some special people in my life, but […]

Hailie J

Sunday 16th of June 2013

These are beautiful! I have been switching over to wooden utensils, now I am going to have to get some handmade! Just lovely!

Katrina M

Sunday 16th of June 2013

So beautiful.

Angela Rhodes

Sunday 16th of June 2013

I love that these are all-natural, handcrafted, high quality utensils! 

Kathy Lane

Sunday 16th of June 2013

These are beautiful spoons!I've also learned something that I didn't know this company is only about a 30 minute drive from I live,and I didn't even know that that they where there.