After Sara Kate's post on the crazy All-Clad Tomato Slicer and in light of Faith's upcoming wedding, we thought we'd share one of our favorite wedding gifts... I have quite a collection of sterling silver flatware and serving pieces, most of which were gifts when I got married. This was one I looked at with bewilderment when I first opened it, but the shape and the intricate, curly-cue holes clued me in -- tomatoes.
This is an expensive spoon ($100+), given its singular purpose (not that you couldn't use it to serve any number of things), and I know there are plenty of you who see collecting silver as an antiquated idea. But I consider this my super expensive blender or espresso machine... This is my kitchen treasure.
You can find these types of serving pieces (especially antique ones) on ebay. Gift stores that carry sterling silver can usually order specialty serving items.