The copper crock
with wooden spoons peeking over the top warms up the chrome in Carl Martinez's kitchen
, as seen in the New York Times. Now we're wondering how you store your favorite utensils. Do you keep them at the ready in a crock on the counter or dutifully return them to a drawer?
We've seen flower pots and vases pressed into service to hold spatulas and spaghetti spoons.
Here's three more takes on utensil holders . . .
Simple Human Utensil Holder
($19.99, Creative Spaces) includes an on-board spoon rest and a shallow front section to hold shorter items like can openers and pastry brushes. Two tall storage areas keep tools separated.
($31.00, Polish Kitchen Online) sells Ceramika Artystyczna stoneware utensil crocks with an intricate blue and green pattern. They look sturdy and should resist chipping.
If you're penny wise and looking for a punch of copper in the kitchen, as in the picture from the Times, this copper pitcher
(eBay) is now available starting at $1.99.