Contemplating the Spoon Rest

@MarymargII (10565)
Toronto, Ontario
February 13, 2016 10:44pm CST
What is she talking about you wonder? Why would you contemplate a spoon rest. Well, it's because I had this conversation with my brother over the phone today. We were talking about all the gadgets and I said - "It's like having a spoon rest. I'd rather wipe the counter than have to wash a spoon rest every time." I think in the end he got it but then I realized he probably has a spoon rest and now will wonder about it. All I meant is there are so many gadgets and we all can get caught up with having them and then there's no place to put them. And do we really need them? What say you?
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
14 Feb 16
I love having a spoon rest on my stove. And I have two drawers full of kitchen gadgets.
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@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Feb 16
I know a lot of people think they're great but I'm not so sure they're for me. They do make cute ones though.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Feb 16
@MarymargII Mine is a melted mason jar and it's green my fav color, I love it.
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@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
15 Feb 16
@fishtiger58 Now you'll have to take a pic of it sometime for me. And I'm aware that some of tehm are a work of art!
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
14 Feb 16
Oh, we have far too many gadgets in our kitchen. And it is terrible trying to find a place for all of them. They seem to be hard to part with.
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@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Feb 16
It's true it can get our-of-hand so now I ask if I really need something. But if you use them that's a different story.
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
14 Feb 16
@MarymargII I can think of a few I have never used but they are my husband's. He never uses them but won't get rid of them. I probably have a few he could get rid of.
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@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Feb 16
@paigea True- I have a lot of HIS I could rid of right now---hahaha!
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• United States
26 Feb 16
We don't need or have a 'spoon rest' as that would be just too many more things on the kitchen counter and I am with you on just wiping the counter !
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@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
27 Feb 16
right Erica- this falls into the "to each his own category" as I feel as you do and don't want anymore stuff and now ask- hmm! Is this worth buying but then some love their spoon rests.
• United States
27 Feb 16
I really have been tempted by the cute designs, some with very intricate ornate carvings and in one house I catered at a lady had three stove tops and yep three spoon rests in hand painted ceramic from some old Indian Village her and her husband visited in 2000, beautiful pieces but still I sway from the 'oh pretty' and go 'oh practical' , not my thing . . . @MarymargII
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@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
27 Feb 16
@enlightenedpsych2 Well after writing this post I am learning of the many virtues of the Spoon Rest and found they can be a collector's piece and dear to their owner's hearts- but you still have to clean them after every sloppy "rest" haha!
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
15 Feb 16
What I say is that I've never even heard of a spoon rest. You could have played fair and put a picture of one on your post.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
15 Feb 16
@MarymargII Thanks for showing one to me, but I really can't see it being useful.
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@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
15 Feb 16
@jaboUK Exactly, my way of thinking. Now you've got to wash it- and I'd rather just wipe the counter- ha! But then many people love their spoon rests?? Btw I was just teasing when I said they originated from a place near you- I have no clue where that happened. lol!
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@marlina (78025)
• Canada
14 Feb 16
I have a few spoon rests that my husband bought for me: I think they are so cute. I always use one on the stove.
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@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Feb 16
There are many people that love their spoon rests and wouldn't do without them- so it becomes a matter of preference like everything else.
@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 16
I must say I like my spoon rest as it means the counter stays clean. But I do hear what you're saying. I'll be contemplating my spoon rest now!
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@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Feb 16
They're pretty Judy but to me it's more work to clean them when you can have one swipe at the counter---ha! Maybe it's not as bad as I think to clean them- see, now we're all doing it. hahaha!
@Ladypeace (2047)
• Singapore
14 Feb 16
Some things we own really do wind up becoming kind of pointless like toe socks and micro bikinis.
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@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Feb 16
Haha! I remember the toe socks and I may even have a pair- too hard to put on and teh micro bikini I never owned- too scary - LOL!
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@LadyDuck (176700)
• Switzerland
14 Feb 16
We have too many gadgets, I am guilty of buying them when I see something new, to realize that I do not really need many of them and I never use most of them.
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@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Feb 16
And some are silly and most clutter up your life---but I was thinking no one has told me of the virtues of the spoon rest yet- lol!
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@allknowing (69464)
• India
14 Feb 16
I am fully with you on this. Upgrading for the sake of it and then letting them languish is what I have noticed. These upgraded cell phones have so many features that to make use of them alone we would need to spend all our time. My phone is basic which just permits me to talk and send messages.
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@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Feb 16
So true - I now stop and think about it before I buy! And my phone is like yours -that's all I need.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Feb 16
I have that same feeling about new electronic toys that everyone thinks all must have I just canot afford them and maybe I do not really need them a cell phone if it did not cost a fortune every month I might handle b t still my cable bill s high enough now so I will wait.
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@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Feb 16
I know- you can be so wired you have time for nothing else. I have a cell but it is very basic.
@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
14 Feb 16
I am one to get all caught up in the gadgets, then find that I do not use them or I could have used something else. Just like I could have used my oven as a dehydrator, but now I have a large one of those. On the other hand, it does not heat up the house while in use.
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@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Feb 16
I know it's true that many gadgets are disappointments or something we can do without. they are all tempting- I admit.
@TRBRocks420 (82755)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Feb 16
I don't have a spoon rest, but do have a gadget drawer or junk drawer lol.
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@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Feb 16
they are tempting and I have a few myself but I now ask myself if I really need it before I buy!
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@DeborahDiane (23809)
• Laguna Woods, California
15 Feb 16
When we down-sized and moved into a retirement community, I quickly learned that I had many, many gadgets and small kitchen appliances that I rarely, if ever, use! GoodWill has them now.
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
17 Feb 16
My nephew got an IPad , laptop , two cellphones and an IPod . So many gadgets , i don't understand how he was able to use all of them .
@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
17 Feb 16
By the way , what is a spoon rest ?
@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
17 Feb 16
He has a point there. And it made me think...do i have enough gadgets or wanted more? I think i am fine with what i have now. And leave the extra.spacea for other stuff