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These spoons (price unlisted), designed by Kirsten Hecktermann, are carved from local managed hardwoods from East Africa by wood carvers in Kirsten's father's workshop in Kilifi. I love their unique shape and the story behind them. But, they're so beautiful, so I wouldn't dare to toss them in a draw with my spatulas. If you'll remember, the last few How Would You posts, I'd like you to think outside the home-decorating box and find alternate uses for traditional home accents and furniture pieces.

How would you rework these hand-carved spoons so they serve a different decorating or practical function in your home? Leave a comment below and let me know where you'd put these beauties.

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PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 8 years
I would arrange them (with some other items of color to brighten it up) in a glass top display table.
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 8 years
I would arrange them (with some other items of color to brighten it up) in a glass top display table.
emalove emalove 8 years
Not sure...I really don't care for them, but some of these suggestions are very creative!
biochemlovely biochemlovely 8 years
I would attach them together at the end of the thin parts, and use them as frames for photographs. Probably for landscapes or other outdoorsy stuff.
HWJ HWJ 8 years
a Calder-esque mobile
HWJ HWJ 8 years
a Calder-esque mobile
wakeupandora wakeupandora 8 years
most of my decor is 'primitive' so i think these would probably look really neat as make shift hanging holders - like on the wall and one can hold a dish towel, another a pot holder/oven mitt and maybe leave the third in the middle as decoration. practical, right?
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I would display them in my house too. Probably in a case.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
If you had enough of them you could use they as cabinet hardware.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 8 years
I would mount these on the wall in my kitchen (if I wasn't renting) and use them to hang kitchen utensils from.
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
Hang them on the wall for decoration
emo_stacer emo_stacer 8 years
put them into a nautical theme and have them take the place of the crossed oars. this is a joking post, i don't really like the product and cannot think of a practical purpose for it.
Historygal3 Historygal3 8 years
I have a set I bought in Mali and they're on display on my bookcase with a handcaved bowel I also bought in Africa.
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