superdumb supervillain: Spoonman

Friday, November 14, 2008

Spoonman

winner: Seahorse Lady








I love it when form and function intersect, creating a thing of beauty that also serves a purpose. Jonathan's Spoons are truly utilitarian pieces of art. For almost thirty years, Jonathan has been carving wooden spoons from wood. He has refined his designs over the years, coming up with serving pieces and kitchen tools that are as beautiful as they are functional. The ten-person Jonathan's Spoons workshop in Kempton, Pennsylvania uses locally available cherrywood, noted for its fine grain, warm color and durability.



Kathleen introduced all of us to Jonathan's Spoons and we were thrilled to try them out in person. I received a Kitten Tail Spoon and a Honey Stick. From the moment I unwrapped them, I could tell they were quality items. The wood is light but strong and the shape of the handle is so graceful it begs to be held! I am smitten with the Kitten Tail Spoon, especially, because I love stripes and cats and tiny things…



The stripes are flame blackened on each piece and almost seem like they occur naturally in the wood. I would love to have a full set of tableware made like this because they are so lovely to hold! The whole Cat Tail Collection is just magnificent. I would love to get the Cat Tail Salad Set one of these days.



The Honey Stick is also lovely, with tiny holes like the cells of a beehive meant to trap and transport your honey. My husband is an artist and loves to carve wood. Generally he is a total snob about craft vs. fine art but even he was impressed by the craftsmanship of Jonathan's Spoons. He spent quite some time staring at the honey dipper, contemplating how the holes were achieved… And Roo and Jasper assumed these were meant for them because of their small stature. But no, they are all mine! I snatched them out of my kids' hands, I must admit. The Honey Stick is ingenious, a mess-free way of serving honey at the table, sans honey bear!



To enter and win a two piece set including a Kitten Tail Spoon and a Honey Stick, please visit Jonathan's Spoons and comment on this post with your favorite finds.


Entries will be accepted through November 26th and I'll pick the winner using Random.org. US readers are eligible. Only one entry/comment per person, please.


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187 comments:

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  2. Sorry I had to delete my first comment, I had a huge typing error in my email.

    I like the FOLDING SALAD FORKS.

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  3. Your button is on my blog.

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  4. I am an email subscriber. :)

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  5. CHILDREN'S CHOP STICKS and the cheater's chopsticks are great. My girls would finally beable to use chopsticks

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  6. i realy think there realy neet and i love to try and win this thanks do i have a fav not realy any one will do for me

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  7. These ARE works of art, aren't they? I will not be satisfied until I have it all! I got the jam spreader and honey dipper and now I just have to have the large serving spoon.
    Wouldn't a ladle be nice for a big steamy pot of clam chowder? Or cream of crab?
    We are all devotees of Jonathan's Spoons.

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  8. I have soooo favorited you on Technorati.
    And with good reason. You ARE a favorite.
    My name is littlemissmannequin.

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  9. I am a BIG lazy spoon fan! LOVE the wooden ones on this site!!

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  10. large serving spoon MRS.MOMMYYATGMAILDOTCOM

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  11. subscriber MRS.MOMMYYATGMAILDOTCOM

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  12. I love the cheaters chopsticks!

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  13. I think the cutting boards are so cool. What a cool product!!

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  14. I use a whisk almost daily in my cooking, since I cook 3+ meals a day in our home. I would love to try the Wooden Whisk. It does not look like any whisk I have used before, I am so curious if it works. Thank you.

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  15. like the spiral spoon and the cheater chopsticks

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  16. love all lazy spoon collection

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  17. I love the FOLDING COOKING TONG. I could use one of these.

    rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

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  18. I like all of the flame blackened spoons, spreaders and tongs. Thanks....

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  19. I love the lazy spoons. I could really use one for when I'm cooking!

    honey2mommy@gmail.com

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  20. I like all the lazy spoons, I needed the LAZY LADLE® WITH A SPOUT yesterday.

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  21. "I adore Jonathan's Spoons!" The "Lazy Spoons" are my favorite! Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  22. I am subscribed via email and my Yahoo Reader Page. Thank you, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  23. I love the wiggle slots from the crazy spoon collection.

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  24. I love the lazy spoons - the regular lazy spoon, the spatula lazy spoon and the stirring lazy spoon. Thanks for the chance to win. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  25. I love his cat tail items, especially the spaghetti fork!

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  26. extra entry:
    I am subscribed via Google Reader

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  27. extra entry:
    your button is on my blog

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  28. I love all of the cat tail items. Very unique.

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  29. I could really use a ladle, and his are awesome, especially the lazy ones, for some reason the lazy spoons call out to me.

    ceashark at aol dot com

    thanks for sharing.

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  30. I am subscribed.

    thanks again

    ceashark at aol dot com

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  31. these spoons are so fabulous.....my favorite one is the Wide Flame Blackened Ladle.....

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  32. I love the Lazy spoon since it would be great help in the kitchen.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  33. The Folding Salad Forks.I am a subscriber.

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  34. My fave would be the Lazy Spoon.

    tskrush AT cox DOT net

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  35. The Lazy spatlua is nice!ty 4 the entry and giveaway!:)

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  36. I love the lazy spoon. I am always getting the stove top dirty with my dripping spoons.

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  37. I love the flame blackened ones, especially the FLAME BLACKENED WIDE LADLE as seen on RACHAEL RAY

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  38. I love the Spootle Lazy Spoon.
    livlifelov at yahoo dot com

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  39. I LOVE the cheaters chopsticks!!

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  40. The lazy spoon but I am going back to check out the cheater chopsticks, too.

    angelahipp at charter dot net

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  41. LOL, the Cheaters Chopsticks.. can't use them for the life of me.

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  42. I like the cheaters chopsticks

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  43. I like the Lazy Spoon with Wiggle Slots.

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  44. FLAME BLACKENED SPAGHETTI FORK

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  45. I love the salad tongs!

    Tracy

    providencefarmacademy@hotmail.com

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  46. I like the Spiral Spooon! Very cool!!!

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  47. The Tea Party button is on my blog.

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  48. I really like the spiral spoon. How fun! Thanks!

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  49. I love all the lazy spoons, they are great! Thank you!

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  50. I love the tongs. They're all great.

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  51. I love the Wild Spaghetti Server.

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  52. I love ho wunusual the utensils are...very eye catching!

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  53. I love all the stuff but especially the blackened ones!

    nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

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  54. I have your button on my BLOG!


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  55. I really like the spiral spoon,what a neat site, thanks for the contest.

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  56. I love the SPOUTED LADLE from the baking spoons. Thanks!

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  57. I love the lazy spoons!
    mitanari[at]yahoo.com

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  58. The Spiral Spoon is VERY cool!

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  59. Love the Spootle Lazy spoon....so clever!

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  60. I am subscribed via Bloglines.

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  61. There are so many creative items to choose from. I like the wild and crazy items...They all are unique. Plus the coffee scoop and cutting boards. Thank you for the chance.

    desigallery@esagelink.com

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  62. The ladles and tongs are my favorite.

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  63. how cool. The cat tail spatula would fit right in at my home

    souldolphindream@aol.com

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  64. Oh wow! I love the spiral spoons and the fire blackened spoons!

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  65. I love the lazy ladle with a spout!

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  66. I like all of the Lazy Spoons and the spoon rest. The ladles look nice too. Really, I like everything and want one of each!!

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  67. I subscribe to your RSS feed.

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  68. I put your button on my blog.

    mylifesahoot.blogspot.com

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  69. I like the baking spoons.

    Thanks!

    Dee

    mhgatti (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  70. Those Lazy Spoons look AWESOME! All the products look like high quality masterpieces!

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  71. I have your button on my blog!
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  72. We so need salad forks/tongs so that would be a plus to have. The spiral ones are pretty funky!!!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

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  73. my favorite is the SPATULA LAZY SPOON

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  74. Love the SCRIBBLE CHEESE BOARD.

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  75. I would like the folding salad forks and the cheater chopsticks.
    clenna@aol.com

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  76. LOVE the flame-blackened spatula!

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  77. I love the SPIRAL SALAD SET, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  78. I subscribed! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  79. I love the spiral spoons. Very clever.
    flowerpower0097@live.com

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  80. I really like the magnetic toast tongs.

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  81. The pasta forks are so neat!

    thekalien @ hotmail . com

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  82. tea party button is in my blogroll

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  83. WIDE FOLDING SALAD FORKS_1 are a great idea and a space saver.

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  84. cdrury@gmail.com
    stirring spoon is great!!!

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  85. Lazy spoon (and the regular cooking spoons.) I have a ton of wooden spoons, I find them good for everything, but I love my fancier ones. Since I use them all the time, I like having nice ones.. and use those more often. I don't know how many spoons I've burnt by leaving them in pots unattended... :/

    Rockapink [at] aol.com

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  86. I want that lazy spoon so bad!

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  87. I love the post ~ http://angiescircus.blogspot.com/2008/11/need-money-lose-teeth.html

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  88. I cook with wooden spoons all the time and the Lazy Spoon is exactly what I would use. I love the concept! Thanks for finding this site!

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  89. I'm a subscriber
    rosans4@comcast.net

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  90. I like the lazy spoons
    rosans4@comcast.net

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  91. I think I would have to choose the
    CAT TAIL® SALAD SERVER
    One of Jonathan's™ signature pieces.
    we serve salad at every dinner meal and I would love to have really nice utensils.
    Thank you this is fun!
    http://susan-myjourney.blogspot.com/

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  92. My favorites are the Lazy Spoon and the Lazy Ladle with a Spout.

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  93. I love the lazy spoon!

    hebert024 at aol dot com

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  94. I love the CHERRY COFFEE SCOOP

    brn2lisn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  95. I so love this fabulous give~away!!! We are truly JONATHAN'S WILD CHERRY SPOONS addicts and have been for over 17 years! : ))) My favorites of all favorites are the CAT TAIL® WIGGLE SPOON and the SPIRAL SPOON® FOR SERVING!! : ))) Deliciously, brilliantly, beautiful! Makes cooking an aesthetic adventure!

    Thanks so much for the give~away! : )))

    leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

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  96. You'll love that I subscribed to your AMAZING BLOG, and YAHOOOOOO!!! I faved you on technorati....user name: leahita.

    Thanks again for the give~away! : )))

    leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

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  97. I also left a comment (Leah) on Angie's Circus Blog under PSF-Celebrating 3!!! : )))

    http://angiescircus.blogspot.com/

    leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

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  98. The Spootle! What beautiful wood spoons! Jonathan is an artist.

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  99. I would like the STIRRING LAZY SPOON®.

    babychooch (at) gmail {dot} com

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  100. I like the "FLAME BLACKENED COFFEE SCOOP" nice utencils!

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  101. I really like the Lazy Ladle, and the Cherry Coffee Scoop.

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  102. The Spouted Lazy Ladle is pretty cool!

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  103. I like the FLAMED BLACKENED COFFEE SCOOP

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  104. I love the cheater's chopstick tongs in 11 1/2 inch. Thanks for the giveaway.
    aghendrick@aol.com

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  105. I like the Flame Blackened items, especially the pie server.
    farrell@crossalake.net

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  106. I like the salad tongs!

    kohndr@gmail.com

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  107. I really like the Salad forks!

    mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

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  108. I have you favved on my Technorati!

    Username: wastebasket

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  109. I am a subscriber!

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    legacyofbrutalitysa{AT}gmail.com

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  110. I have your button on my blog: Here

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  111. I have the Tea Party button on my blog: Here

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  112. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love Jonathan's Spiral Spoons and Wiggle Slots! How utterly creative, and extremely flawless craftsmanship to boot!

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  113. The lazy spoons are the best. I'm always setting my spoons on the counter and making a mess...even though I own a spoon rest.
    redfantum at aol dot com

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  114. I love the lazy spoons, but I also really like the WILD SPAGHETTI SERVERS

    purehrt555(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  115. I've been wanting a Jonathan's cat tail spoon for quite sometime now! They are sooooo cool. Hip cat spoon.

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  116. I like all of their cool looking spoons but the Spiral spoon is my favorite.
    Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  117. I like the cutting boards!!

    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  118. I love the Cat Tail collection!

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  119. I love the lazy spoon collection!
    Thanks!
    ericbrooks75(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  120. Love love love the lazy spoon.

    strycker@slu.edu

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  121. The spouted ladle would be ideal for many of the dishes we prepare :)


    mcj4tlj@comcast.net

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  122. I love the pie server I am always baking pies and I think this looks fun to use.

    inman@mobap.edu

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  123. The Spiral Salad Set is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  124. I love and need the cutting boards.

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  125. I love the Lazy Stirring Spoon. Great products!

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  126. The Cat tail spatula and the mixing paddle are lovely... It's so hard to find good wooden kitchen Spoons anymore... I grew up with them and when I bought some for myself yuck yuck yuck thin and yuck.. Jonathan's actually look very nice... Christmas list here I come.... wiicked13 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  127. I like the SMALL FORKED SALAD SET,

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  128. I like the Lazy Spoon spoon that will keep my spoon handy.

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  129. I like the FOLDING SALAD FORKS.

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  130. I love the cheaters chopsticks!

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  131. I liked the large salad set

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  132. I like the FLAME BLACKENED FLUTED PIE SERVER

    nittanyeric@gmail.com

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  133. I like the lazy spoon! A lot!
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

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  134. I like Angie's quatrain poem!
    http://angiescircus.blogspot.com/2008/11/writers-workshop-quatern.html
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

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  135. I have the tea party button
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

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  136. I'm subscribed!
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

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  137. I like the Lazy Spoon collection

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  138. The original Lazy Spoon sounds like it's made for me, I hate putting a cooking spoon down and getting sauce all over everywhere.

    Thanks!
    xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  139. I like the lazy spoons and the spoon with wiggle slots. Very cool!

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  140. I would like the Lazy Spoon.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  141. I subscribed.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  142. I put your Tea Party button on my blog.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  143. I love the Lazy spoon collection.
    Nice to sit the spoon on the edge of the pan.These spoons are
    such good quality.Please enter me
    and thanks for the giveway

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  144. the CHEATER'S CHOP STICKS are really cool!

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  145. I like the cookie spatula

    jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

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  146. I love the Lazy Spoon with wiggle slots!

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