Guest Picks: A Fall Kitchen

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, therefore enclosing the space with items that are purposeful and well made is important to me. Here’s a peek at some of the things, both pretty and functional, which I use and adorn my kitchen and tabletop together — and some I admire from afar. Happy fall nesting to you! — Megan from A Sweet Spoonful


Bake Tea Towel – $24

I’ve this tea towel hanging on the wall over my stove — considering it fails to make me grin.


Vintage Bread Board – $48

Vintage wood cutting boards are functional and beautiful for placing out cheeses, olives or nuts.

Heath Ceramics

Etched Dinner Plate – Sapphire/Stitch – $95

Stitching and ceramics come together with these beautiful handmade dishes. They are manufactured in Sausalito, Calif. using the same procedures which Heath used from the late 1950s — same approach, fresh look.

Americana General Stoneware Batter Bowl – $24

Pancakes on a Sunday morning! These batter bowls bring me straight back into how my grandmother made cakes, sandwiches and biscuits. They are both nostalgic and functional.

Linda Ferrol Studio

Glass – $20

Filled with wine, juice or water, these gorgeous recycled glasses are for the casual table.

Folding Serving Tongs – $34

These handmade tongs will continue eternally. They are an indispensable and handsome kitchen tool that folds up when you are done for easy apartment storage.


Sundance Catalog

Artisan Hammered Serving Set – $35

A small bit rustic and also a bit smart, these salad machines have a very nice weight — I break them out for dinner parties and vacations.


Salt and Pepper Cellars by Rae Dunn – $48

Keep these smart little pepper and salt miniature bowls right by the oven for seasoning dishes immediately.


Chemex 10 Cup Coffee Maker – $43

For weekend mornings when slowing down is on the agenda, the Chemex brews a wonderful cup of coffee each and every time.


Emile Henry Artisan Ruffled Pie Dish – $44

This pie dish is lovely for fall pie baking.


L’Epice Jar – $4

These sweet small ceramic spice jars come in somewhat muted, cheery colours.


Weck Canning Jars – $3.95

Weck jars would be the prettiest canning jars in the entire wide world. They are wonderful for storing leftovers, toting your lunch or storing dry goods.

Sandra Juto

Sandra Juto — Print, Moka – EUR 15

Sandra Juto’s prints warm up just about any room. This one is especially appropriate for the kitchen — and it is signed!

Whitney Smith Pottery

Bird Cake Stand – $78

These sweet serving platters have whimsical little ceramic birds watching over your fluffy layer cake or sour.

Donna hay general store

Icing Spatula – AUD 9.96

Designed more for professional bakers, these tiny icing spatulas come in handy for all kinds of baking jobs. I keep mine with my silverware since I use them so frequently.

Chef Tools

Benriner Japanese Mandoline Slicer BN1 – $51.95

This little guy is a workhorse in the kitchen. From thinly slicing potatoes and lemons into making matchsticks from carrots, this is among my top 10 kitchen tools.

Gretel Home

Whisk in White – $26

Uber-functional from the kitchen and smartly designed, this really is a win-win mix.

Gretel Home

Large Yellow Spoon Tray – $43

This daring tray is perfect for resting a small spirits collection or serving tea or crackers and cheese. It’s a charming one-of-a-kind piece.

Brook Farm General Store

Opinel Paring Knives – $25

Stainless steel and beechwood meet in such classically designed French paring knives. They are sturdy, sharp and handsome.

Kaufmann Mercantile

Stronghold Hickory Stripe Apron – $125

Here really is the epitome of an old-school rocky apron designed and sewn from the U.S. using hickory-striped selvage denim. It’s a keeper.

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