When Uncommongoods asked me to check them out and look around their site to see if anything intrigued me….I thought, “well yes, a lot of things actually.” Uncommongoods has an interesting history with a vision that brings passionate artists and makers together with people who are just as passionate about the items they buy as those that make them. Buyers want to know the story behind the product and the maker. It started when founder Dave Bolotsky visited a craft fair at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. He saw all these people in one place with unique items and he saw the demand for these products. Many artists had to travel great distances to be there. So why not bring this idea to an online marketplace where artists and makers could connect with customers who are looking for unique or uncommon goods? There’s a lot more to this story and you can read more right here.
There are so many great products to choose from, but this Reclaimed Wood Cookbook Stand was perfect. One look and I was sold, but then reading about the maker and what goes into each piece, makes me love it even more. It’s made from reclaimed wood and a sturdy metal holder that’s thick enough to hold any cookbook. I have it sitting on my marble top kitchen island holding a new current cookbook. The book will rotate every few days or weeks, but the cookbook holder has become a permanent fixture on my island. It adds the perfect amount of rustic charm while still being completely useful. My kitchen is way too small and I am way too practical to have something that does not serve a purpose or function. It also holds my iPad beautifully when I need to use a recipe from online!
I made this Ratatouille from the Buvette cookbook so that I would have something to show off the beautiful cookbook stand…and I highly recommend it! It was delicious!
Here’s a few things that caught my eye for everyone on my list:
- This old school Penny Hockey Game proves that sometimes you don’t need electronics to have fun.
- How cute would these Gummy Bear Lights be on a child’s bedside table or on a shelf in a nursery?
- This Soapstone Pizza Pan with a Copper Handles could be used for…well, Pizza or just sitting on your kitchen table with a plant, and a candle or two.
- Growing plants from seeds in water has become so popular that this Grow Your Own Avocado Tree could appeal to a budding scientist or someone who wants to add to their plant collection .
This post made possible by Uncommongoods. As always, all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep MostLovelyThings going with fresh content and ideas.