• Posted by Califia Suntree on June 1st, 2012, 10:08 AM

    In her recent appearance on Rachel Ray’s show, Michelle Obama revealed that she, and not Mr. President, does the grilling in her family. I hope this inspires young girls across the nation to pick up that long pokey thing, crank up the gas, grab a beer, and stay chained to that BBQ until everyone’s fed! In the meantime, though, anecdotal evidence suggests that the task of grilling is still usually allocated to the most dad-like attendee of any given cook-out. Even in the most gender-enlightened crowd, the menfolk seem to step in to handle the raw meat and fire. (This regression is totally fine by me–I find grilling sweaty work, and I’m always paranoid about undercooking meat and sending everyone to the ER.) That is all to say–why not buy your dad this awesome mid-century grill set from the Spooning Shop? It includes these ingenious salt and pepper shakers on long handles, and is in its original box! The hip grillmaster in your life will love it. And maybe cook you a steak.

    Mr Bartender 4Piece Barbecue Set in Original Box by SpooningShop.

  • Posted by Califia Suntree on September 25th, 2011, 9:42 AM

    On Friday morning, I opened the door at 7 am to get the newspaper, looked around and said, “It’s different today.” Checking the calendar, lo and behold, it was the first day of fall. Sweet corn and barbecues aside, autumn is the best season for cooks. (All those food-based holidays…) Get your table ready with some of the Spooning Shop‘s fall-themed vintage kitchenware! From Thanksgiving-ready Pyrex to dinner sets and linens, you are sure to find something that inspires a cozy feast.

  • Posted by Califia Suntree on August 25th, 2011, 9:53 AM

    Our friends at Tasting Table, the daily newsletter that covers food events in your city and trends and treats nationwide, is currently holding a “Taste of Tasting Table” sweepstakes, giving away a different prize every day to a lucky reader (or new member). The prizes were curated by the Tasting Table editors based on their favorite goodies featured in the newsletter. (I entered today to win a summer grilling package from Brooklyn Cured.) I’m honored that a mid-century Franciscan tea cup set from the SpooningShop is among the prizes on offer. You must enter on September 1 for a chance to win this particular prize–but they all look pretty tempting so you can’t lose. (Well, you can actually. But it’s certainly worth a shot!)

    When: September 1, 2011

    Where: You must be a Facebook user to participate. Click here, then “like” Tasting Table and enter for your chance to WIN!

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  • Posted by Califia Suntree on August 29th, 2010, 8:03 AM

    The kind folks over at Tasting Table sent out a great piece about the Spooning shop. Check it out–and then place your order! May I recommend a fabulous vintage barbecue set for your Labor Day festivities (here and here)? Or some picnic gear for the Indian summer ahead–like park-friendly pink Texas Ware dishes? Just click on “shop” above and have a look…new items added every week!

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