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Long-handled Teaspoon ~ Spalted Beech

Long-handled Teaspoon ~ Spalted Beech

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A simple long-handled teaspoon in beautiful spalted beech! Perfect for latte lovers, or to get the last olive from the bottom of the jar! 
Hand-carved using axe and knife, from silky silver birch from Minety, Wiltshire, UK. 

Beech is sometimes referred to as the mother of the woods for its large, strong and dominating presence. 

Beech is known to represent generosity of spirit, she gives both protection and nourishment. People once relied upon beech nuts to keep themselves from starvation, and collecting them helped strengthen the bonds between the community or clans. Beech was also used as a good luck charm, and pieces of it were thought to bring good fortune to the wearer.

Spalting is Colouration caused by fungi. It usually occurs if the wood has been led on the ground for sometime. The fungi can cause beautiful black squiggly patterns throughout the wood, and if carved before the wood rots, then dried and oiled, The fungi will stop growing, but the coloration will remain. 

Finished with a bit of green Milk Paint (food safe) to add a little colour to your kitchen ritual.

Approx 18cm tall. 
Finished with Tung Oil. 

Shipping & Returns

Free UK standard Royal Mail postage unless requested otherwise. Proof of postage will be acquired. International postage is calculated at checkout.
Returns accepted, buyer is responsible for the shipping costs of returning the item.

Care Instructions

This is a hand carved wooden item and knife and tool marks may still be present. Please do not put wooden items in the dishwasher. Hand wash only with warm soapy water and leave to air dry. You may wish to oil your spoon every once in a while if it starts looking thirsty. A coat of food safe oil (tung oil, nut oils etc) will nourish the wood and keep it looking fresh.

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