Guest Picks: Into the Woods
My current obsession is wood or teak items for the home. They work in both rustic and modern decors and are so versatile with a variety of colors. Plus, they're built to last. I also think they're the perfect items to swoon over between seasons, as they dress up so well in both colder and warmer months. — Tami from Running with Tweezers
Tamarind Wall Branch - $168
I love how delicate this wood hanging rack is — it's a far cry from the clunky, bulky pieces you so often see. This would be beautiful hanging over a desk or bed with some special items hanging from it.
Shesham Tools - $5.95
Salad tongs, scoops and spatulas get a makeover with these wooden tools from CB2. They're (almost) too pretty to eat with!
Heritage Cutting Board - $99.95
I think everyone needs at least one great cutting board, and these Heritage cutting boards from Crate & Barrel are classic. I love that they could be used for cutting and as serving pieces.
Wood Slice Charger - $19
I couldn't help but include this whimsical serving piece from West Elm.
Schmidt Brothers Cutlery Bonded Teak Series Starter Set - $300
I love Schmidt Brothers' knives, and this set is so beautiful that you won't be embarrassed to display it on your kitchen counter.
Olive Wood Spoon
Forget everything you know about wooden spoons. These organically shaped serving spoons from ABC are so beautiful that they could be used as display pieces instead of functional ones.
Bamboo Toast/Bagel Tongs - $3.95
These wooden tongs from Fishs Eddy are genius. The neutral, stylish extenders help remove food items from appliances like toasters.
Bahari Teakwood Cheese Set
I love these cheese knives. I'm a sucker for dark walnut wood, and the egg-shaped handles are so unique.
Wine Cork Coaster Kit, Walnut - $19.95
These coasters would be a fantastic gift for the wine lover you know. Collect corks from your favorite bottles and display them in these shadowbox coasters. They're functional but also act as a scrapbook of sorts at the same time.
Tall Maple Pedestal - $395
Herriott Grace makes some of the most beautiful hand-carved wood pieces you've ever seen. They're truly heirlooms to be passed down between generations, and this cake stand is no exception.
Retired Wine Barrel Lazy Susan - $125
These wine barrel boards made me swoon. I can see one propped up against a kitchen wall as a display piece or used to present cheese, antipasti or desserts.
Belongings Breadboard with Knife - $39.95
A matching breadboard and knife might seem a bit silly, but this lovely set keeps you from entertaining with that ugly, serrated knife from the utility drawer.
Bamboo Clothespins - $2.99
Wooden clothespins are my go-to items for both form and function in my house. You can use them to clip photos to wires for display, to hold papers together stylishly in the kitchen or to store and close things in open bags.
Olive Wood Salt Keeper - $49.95
How beautiful is this salt cellar? It could be used for any spice you want to keep lovingly on the kitchen counter.
Qingke Table Runner - $88
I've never seen a runner quite like this one before! Pieces of wood were stitched together to form a nature-inspired lace pattern. This would be gorgeous with all types of dinnerware.
Symbology Trivet - $24
I am obsessed with this trivet. It reminds me of a piece of heirloom jewelry, something my mom would have had from the '70s. I can see styling a wine bottle or some cheese and fruit on it as well.
Crosscut Boards - $28
I think these tree trunk segments are so chic. They could be used for so many things: centerpieces, trivets, display purposes.
Cedar Sake Cup Set - $45
These wooden sake cups are super chic, and they're so functional too. They're the perfect cups to take on trips and to outdoor functions. You won't have to sacrifice style for a plastic Solo cup anymore.
Ironwood Gourmet Acacia Wood Secret Recipe Box - $22.79
I am obsessed with recipe boxes, and this one is so stylish and minimal. No painted-on roosters or fruit here — you'll want to display it proudly.