In my humble opinion the coolest thing that we carry here at Appalachian Spring is small and very curious.
Can you guess what it is? It is one of my favorite go to gifts.
I always ask the recipient to guess what it is and most can not figure it out. Give up yet?
It is a one handed serving tong!
Don’t be fooled by this picture, these tongs are not just for salads, try using them for asparagus, green beans, hot bread, fruit platters, on a tray of appetizers, in a bowl of pasta, etc. Makes every holiday buffet an easy endeavor. Be creative. More than a couple of times I have personally given away my own pair, to guests who marveled over them. When I first learned about these tongs, I gave a pair to every friend and family member that year for a holiday gift.
When folded closed they lay flat and can easily be stored in the most crowded kitchen drawer or stuck into the fullest countertop utensil holder.
The Parrish family makes these clever utensils from a very old pattern which was found years ago. It’s not all magic, they steam the wood in order to bend it in to shape, then cools it. Much the same way chair backs and musical instruments are made. The two sides are held together with a brass pin. The Parishes use cherry, sugar maple, white oak and black walnut to create these gems.
They make a very fun gift and are very easy to store.