So while I was perusing Blanca's blog I found a picture of those beautiful blue canning jars that she has on her kitchen table and that are full of silverware. And even though I don't have any of the blue jars, I was lucky enough to have a box of canning jars up on the top shelf of the garage (I knew they'd come in handy for something!). I got them down and got busy. See, I'd been looking for something to replace the plain white crock that held all of our cooking utensils. It didn't really look bad, but it wasn't all that fabulous either. And when I saw Blanca's jars, a light bulb went on in my head. Here's what I came up with:
I separated the utensils by plastic, wood, and metal and gave each group its own jar. I tied some gingham ribbon around the mouth (I think I need some wider ribbon, though) and added an "S" for our last name on the front jar. I didn't have a basket to put them in (I love Blanca's wire one!), so I'll be on the lookout for one the next time I go thrifting. Thanks for the idea Blanca!