This wonderful rustic Plum Kitchen Soup Scoop is handmade by my husband who enjoys spending a great deal of time creating each wooden utensil for your home. He spends many hours collecting the dead branches and tree deadfalls and then in his woodshop lovingly cutting, carving, sanding and finishing with these woods. We have great respect for these trees and are grateful to give them a second life with these practical kitchen tools.
This scoop is designed after an old aluminum one I found in an antique store over 25 years ago. The shape includes a wonderful little pour spout that's so practical! I fell in love with it's convenience in my kitchen serving meals to my family of 9 but wasn't thrilled with using aluminum. A couple years later I thought I'd see if my talented husband could reproduce it in wood. For over a decade now we've loved using it and have made quite a few more for family and friends kitchens too. Anyone who's helped in my kitchen has reached for our wonderful wooden soup scoop! We thought it about time we shared our Wooden Kitchen utensils with others. It's BIG.....it holds 1 full cup of soup, stew, chili or whatever you need it for.
All of our wooden utensils are hand carved and may be perfectly “imperfect” which is exactly what we love about them. Every piece is unique and no two will ever be alike. Different woods make them look even more unique. The woods we use are very dense and have close grains and we’re always on the look out for new woods we can give new life to.
Comment from a friend who loves hers! "We love our soup scoop! It is the perfect size for serving up your favorite comfort food. Every time we use it for entertaining we get many compliments (and inquiries). The craftsmanship is beautiful—it feels so nice in your hand—and the natural wood is wonderful. I really appreciate that it’s hand carved and finished. Such a treasure to enjoy on a regular basis!"
In a rare stroke of luck we were gifted part of a large plum tree some folks had cut down.....such a treasure!!! Plum is a richly colored fruitwood, usually slightly more dense than it’s more common neighbor, Cherry. The heartwood color is reddish, the sap and outer portion of the tree is a pale creamy brown. The timber qualities of Plum are excellent and it's easy to cut, carve, sand & polish. The colors are in this wood are just stunning!!!
Hand wash and dry your wooden spoons. They should never be soaked in water. Oil when the wood seems dry with your favorite kitchen oil. You can rub with a slice of lemon if any strong flavors remain.
These photos show the exact Scoop you'll receive. I photograph each one individually.
Plum Wood Soup Scoop (#1)
Finished size is 12.5 inches long from end to end and the bowl is 4.5" x 4.5".
I want you to be pleased with your purchase. However if you're not satisfied with your purchase please contact me within 3 days of the receipt of your package for a return or exchange. The item must be in its original condition and you will be responsible for shipping & handling involved in the return/exchange.