We bought this house as I’ve said before right when our older daughter Grace was due to be born.  She was born two weeks after we moved in, phew! Since that time in 2009 we have spent most of our energy in trying to get this house into shape and changing it from a house into our happy home today. There has not been time or money for frivolous purchases or fancy pieces. Now that we are almost finished with every room, structurally, practically and even aesthetically, we have begun to add gorgeous touches and items. I recently discovered a company called “Polder’s Old World Market” and fell in love with their online store. https://www.poldersoldworldmarket.com/

Every picture is so sumptuous and of beauty. I poured through each item’s description, oohed and awwed over the images, but what really caught my eye was their “Dreamware”. These pieces are each so gorgeous, they were what I had been craving for our kitchen.

I decided our kitchen was due for some new utensils and excitedly ordered a couple spoons and a coffee scoop to start with. Now these are no ordinary wooden utensils… They are all individually handcrafted with love, skill and such care. Each piece is handmade by members of their family right on their farm in Virginia. Since the Polders have begun this trade they have not hired out, only members of the family make this gorgeous, unique line. These are truly the finest kitchen utensils offered anywhere.


I chose the “Ultimate Cooking Spoon” thinking it would be a perfect spoon for all general spoon needs in our kitchen.  Grace and I baked gluten free cupcakes together and it was a great time to try it out.

Grace is at that magical age where she truly has become a great helper, but is still as sweet and as earnest as can be. I love having the opportunity to cook with her. And as we don’t have a mixer, we hand mix everything when we bake. She is getting really good at creaming things for me, she’s even patient doing it! The spoon worked wonderfully for our baking project. She used the spoon to mash and soften the butter in the bowl.

Each piece of the Dreamware has the signature of who created it. What a beautiful tradition to get to have in our kitchen. Grace and I both enjoyed using the spoon for our dessert.

I also chose the “Italian Villa Spoon” to add to our kitchen. I studied abroad in Florence, Italy. We had lunch prepared daily at an Italian cooking school and this spoon just brings me back to the big pots of goodness we’d smell as we came in from studies. The base of it has lovely ridges, rather than being smooth, and I love to be able to see the creator’s handiwork. Each piece is truly a unique work of art.


I used it to stir my spaghetti sauce on Sunday night, and I loved that I could use it in our Green Pan. The Green Pans have a special coating on them that is not compatible with metal utensils. It worked perfectly and I loved the feeling of the smooth birch wood in my hand. Lovely!

The larger end just fits brilliantly in the palm of your hand. 


We are BIG coffee drinkers in our family so I also picked out the “Coffee Canister Scoop”. It’s the perfect size as two scoops is just the perfect amount for a pot of coffee for Adam and I on the weekends. I keep mine right in the Mason Jar where I store my coffee. I am looking forward to the hickory wood darkening even more with daily use.

I love the Hickory wood used on this piece. Each piece of Dreamware may be ordered in a number different woods, including birch and hickory, two of my favorites!

All Dreamware comes with a lifetime guarentee to be free from defect, if your piece ever chips, or cracks due to diffects in workmanship or wood they will cheerfully replace your piece. The Polder family makes a commitment when you order from their handcrafted line.

It’s been quite a treat to have these gorgeous utensils in my home, so much so that I selected  some other favorite pieces and now have my own line of my favorites. 

I know if you try any of these you will love them as much as I, and for a lifetime as well.

Thank you for reading along!

This has been a paid post, but as I only endorse products I am passionate about, you can be assured I love these utensils. The views shared above are my own.



I'm the momma to three sweet peaches, and the blessed wife of one kind husband. My background is in art, and my B.A. Is in fine art. I like to use my house as my canvas, and love DIY projects around the house.


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    November 21, 2017

    I took a quick look at their catalog. Gorgeous pieces Kirsten! I love this post (as I do all of your posts). sharon from @houseonheatherfield on IG.

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      November 21, 2017

      Ahhh thank you so much! Yes! Their online store is a feast for the eyes! I hope your Tuesday is good, thank you so much for your support!