Guest Picks: Adorn Your Kitchen With Rustic Wooden Charm
With her down-to-earth approach to food, and a dash or two of snark, Liza enjoys eating, reading, cooking, dining and writing on a daily basis. By day, she's an insurance professional, by night she gracefully (or not sometimes) barrels through life keeping up with her blog (a)Musing Foodie, other freelance writing jobs, non-profit work, Twitter and Facebook, her kids, her husband, and whatever else happens to fill her plate. Read her blog here: http://www.aMusingFoodie.com
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There's something classically delightful about wooden kitchen accessories. With simple lines, an earthy feel and quiet practicality (I love practicality in the kitchen), it's easy to fill your cooking space with everything bamboo and beyond. Spoons, salad bowls and cutting boards are only the beginning! Here are some of my favorites. — Liza from (a)Musing Foodie
This beautiful mahogany cubby organizer isn't designed specifically for the kitchen, but it could be quite useful in one. I picture the little spots filled with herbs and spices, maybe with some knickknacks strewn in here and there.
I love these stackable fruit crates, especially with the chalkboard feature.
True story: This wooden rooster was on my wedding registry as a joke. Another true story: Someone bought the rooster, and it has lived on top of my fridge ever since the wedding.
Use the chalkboard for the week's menu or for notes for the kids. The towel bar is an added bonus!
I love my glass countertop jars. One holds flour, one holds sugar and the third holds dog biscuits.
This lattice wooden mat is meant for the bathroom, but I think it would look great in the kitchen, especially against a tile floor.
This bar cart could be used as it's intended, but it could also hold plants, act as an impromptu buffet or even store platters and plates.
Wooden spoons are a must-have. They're used daily over at my house.
If you've never used a wooden cutting board, now's your chance. There's something oddly soothing about slicing and dicing on a wooden surface.
How clever is this? The serving salad forks are stored in the sides of the wooden bowl!
If you have room for a bar cabinet in your kitchen, this one is a beauty.
I use a wooden pizza paddle board at least once a week. It's so practical for pulling pizza out of the oven when it's directly on the rack.
Sure, these trays are good for breakfast in bed or dinner on the couch, but I actually love to use trays in the middle of my dining room table, like an anchor for a candle centerpiece.
My wooden turner gets pulled out nearly every night for making dinner, whether it's for stirring, sautéing or flipping. It's a very versatile tool.
I love my tall dining room table. This one would be perfect against an empty wall with bar stools set around it. It's beautiful and made with reclaimed Australian wood from old ranches, bridges and wharves in varying grains. I love it.
This is the perfect vehicle for serving everything from cupcakes to tea sandwiches.
This is a dinner plate layering piece. Who knew? It would be beautiful under dishes on a fully dressed dining room table for special meals like Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.
Sure, you can buy all sorts of expensive and fancy gadgets to juice an orange or lemon, or you can keep it simple with this classic piece.
Use an olive wood salt keeper to hold all of your fun sea salts: black, pink, white — you name it.
I love this hand-cut sign. It's one of a kind and perfect for the kitchen wall.
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