Ann Ladson Utensils

Charleston has been on my mind lately. And after writing my post yesterday on my favorite shop there, The Commons, it got me thinking of local artist, Ann Ladson. I met Ann there last year and bought one of her gorgeous gold rings. So, last night, I checked out her website to see what she's been up to and apparently, it's a lot. Besides her jewelry line, Ann has added an entire new line of utensils and vessels that are absolutely exquisite. Stunning. I want each and every one please...

Her utensils are shaped by hand- a labor intensive process that, depending on the piece, consists of carving the wax, casting the molds, forging, soldering, casting and finishing. Each is an original and a true treasure to have in your very own home.  

In this set of pics, you'll find a spice spoon, an oyster spork and brass tea spoons. As Ann was once a pastry chef, she is very atune to the needs of a chef. The right tools make a world of difference- plus it can't hurt that they're also this lovely. 

Still gushing over the shiny spoons, I find myself fawning over her solid brass three legged candlesticks and tri-ped bowls. As Ann notes, these tiny bowls work just as well for your spices as they do your jewels or small keepsakes. 

A brass dinner fork and a tiny ladle? I can't take it, I just can't take it anymore. It's all so beautiful and so fun... another strong reminder that I need to stop just thinking of Charleston and return to this enchanting southern city very soon. 

See the entirety of the Ann Ladson collections, here

 

Images: annladson.com     Content: Sweet Peach 


Me Speak Design

I love a good surprise- like this website I stumbled upon the other day that showcased some really beautiful, unique items for the home. Crafted by husband and wife team, Lori and Eric Wright of North High Shoals, Georgia, their housewares are handmade in the rural south with a Japanese aesthetic. 

I love all their creations but I have to say, I'm a bit taken by this hand forged bottle opener. Lori and Eric allow the steel to dictate the shape of the opener so each one is truly an original. Just love it- and I love them. Peruse more of their site, here.

 

Images: mespeakdesign.com