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pewter spoons
Practical art: these beautiful pewter fish are precise measuring spoons.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
KAREN HOCHMAN is editorial director of THE NIBBLE and proselytizes about form and function.

 

March 2005

Home Zone / Kitchenware / Gadgets

 

The Tin Woodsman

Beautiful Pewter Measuring Spoons & Cups

 

William Morris, one of the founders of the Arts and Crafts movement, advised to “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”  The charming measuring spoons and cups from Tin Woodsman Pewter bring functional art to everyday life.  You can hang them on the wall matching pewter or wood strips (or on countertop display posts), enjoy the art, and remove them to measure as you need to.

Pewter is a white metal alloy consisting principally of tin, with small amounts of antimony and copper (old pewter added lead, modern pewter is lead-free). Pewter has been use for 2000 years by many civilizations, including the ancient Chinese and Egyptians.  It was very common in Europe; and in 18th century America, the plates, serving pieces and tankards used in most homes and taverns were made of pewter. Unlike silver, pewter doesn’t tarnish; although over time it will develop a patina (i.e., darken in color).  While many people prefer the patina, the pieces can be polished to their original luster.

Accurate measures for both liquids and solids, spoons and cups from The Tin Woodsman come in eight different patterns. There are hearts and sailboats, raindrops and bamboo, lobsters and moose. The two most popular patterns are Fish (top left) and Celtic (below).

The pewter is dishwasher safe; however, extremely hot water and detergent will speed the darkening process. Should a spoon disappear, replacements are available.

Both spoons and cups make a lovely gift. Be sure to put yourself at the top of the gift list.

 

THE TIN WOODSMAN

Pewter measuring spoons & cups in 7 different patterns

  • Measuring Spoons
    Set of 4
    $42.00
  • Pewter Display Strip
    $16.00
  • Pewter Spoon Display
    Post, 6.5" tall
    $29.00
  • Measuring Cups
    Set of 4
    $123
  • Pewter Display Post
    9.5" tall
    $29.00
  • Oak Display Strip
    15" x 1"
    $13.00
  • Cherry or Oak Display Post
    $29.00

For a store locator, click here.

To learn more about Tin Woodsman, click here.

Prices will vary by retailer. Shipping additional. Prices and product availability subject to change.

Celtic Cups
Celtic pattern pewter measuring cups and pewter cup post.
Fish display strip
Pewter display strip.
 
 

 



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