If there's one thing Anthropologie is known for, its beautiful boho-chic housewares. The store is filled with gorgeous ceramic bowls, gilded pitchers and candlesticks, carved wooden bowls, and hand-painted measuring spoons.
I love it all. It's my go-to locale for housewarming and birthday gifts, but one thing I could never bring myself to take home were those decorative floral measuring spoons—they just aren't practical. Ceramic chips, decaled stoneware has to be handwashed, and the suede tie and colorful pom-poms don't look so great once ketchup gets the best of them. I resigned: There would be no decorative measuring spoons for me.
But then Anthropologie surprised me by releasing a new set of measuring spoons that are both pretty (so, so very pretty) and practical. Finally.
The pastel and brass measuring spoons are made completely out of brass and stamped metal, rendering them solid and supremely durable. A drop on the floor? No problem. Haphazardly tossed into a drawer? That's fine, too.
But this workhorse is a far cry from the drab stainless steel or silicon versions you may be accustomed to using. The set is bright and cheerful, with slightly speckled pastel pink, gray, green, and blue handles.
The brass chain keeps the full set corralled and each spoon nests neatly together for easy storage, though a set this attractive deserves to be on display.
If there's a downside, it's that these measuring spoons do still need to be handwashed, though in this case, that's a concession I'm willing to make.