Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What the Etsy?!? Spoon Rests

I've been in the market for a spoon rest for quite a while now.  You'd think this would be an item you could just pick up when your out running errands at Bed Bath and Beyond, Kirkland's, or any home goods store, but you'd be wrong. A good spoon rest is hard to come by. I even put it on my birthday wish list and. . .nothing. Several sets of lovely coasters, but, alas, no spoon rest. So, I turned to Etsy. I have found several cute ones which I will probably choose from when I get paid Friday. However, I have found several that are quite strange. So strange, in fact, that I found my self saying more than once "What the Etsy?!?!?!?!"

The Turkey Spoon Rest
The thing about this one is that is costs $25. And it may just be me, but it looks like something my child might make me at preschool around Thanksgiving. And if that were the case I would love and cherish it and probably display it proudly for a couple of months each year. I don't think I would pay $30 with shipping for it though. Sigh. . .gobble, gobble.

The Mini Fry Pan w/Mouse Spoon Rest

Well, This one, is odd because its, well, a mini frying pan with a mouse on it. Nothing about this goes together or makes me think it would be the perfect design for a spoon rest. I mean, what the etsy?!?!

This one was in the 'non-attractive' category as I scrolled through, but I started reading the description and it was then and only then that I exclaimed, "What the etsy?!?!?!"!
   'I have always believed in the strong relationship of the sciences and art/imagination. My first degree in Chemical Engineering and Microbiology reinforced my belief.
In this I have combined the most recognized formula of Einstein's Theory of Relativity over the image of a Turtle. The Turtle has world symbolism depending on the culture.
Turtles seem to possess an enviable and god-like resistance to aging, and so they came to symbolize longevity. Their link to heaven and earth made them a natural for use in divination. Turtles are also symbols of immortality.
The shell is a symbol of heaven, and the square underside is a symbol of earth. The turtle was an animal whose magic united heaven and earth. The turtle is a creation of nature that carries its round shell over the ground, like heaven, and has a flat bottom, like earth.'  

Therefore, I made a square spoon rest to depict this theory!  What.The.Etsy?!?!?

 The Hairy Spoon Rest
 Then there's this one. Look closely. Its actually hairy-and that's disgusting-especially as a kitchen item. What the etsy-who wants a hairy anything in their kitchen??
The Wishful Robot Spoon Rest
Then there's this little guy. Who wants to stand and ponder the longings of this sad little robot while they cook? Its sure to lead to the pondering of your own longings as you stand and wait for a pot of water to boil or the sauce to simmer. What the etsy? Who's trying to make cooking so sad?

Sexy Bitch Spoon Rest
Finally, there's the spoon rest that reminds you what a sexy bitch you really are in spite of it all! Flour all down your shirt-you sexy bitch! Hair in your face, sweating from the kitchen steam-you sexy bitch! Smelling like onions, garlic, and corndogs? Who cares! You are still one sexy bitch! Why? Your spoon rest says so. And spoon rests? Well. They hold a lot of clout around these parts. What the etsy?!?

There were many, many more to list. Like the roadkill possum (which I can actually picture in a few southern kitchens I've seen), the creatures with crazy eyes and missing teeth, goth spoon rests (they cook too!), and flattened dogs and cats. These are just the highlights. I encourage you to do your own Etsy search. Trust me. You'll be surprised, entertained, and probably spend way too much money all at the same time!