One Christmas when I was a kid, my mom received gifts that were all kitchen-related, and she was terribly upset and disappointed (I think she retaliated by gifting my father fireplace tools the following year). We all have been afraid to give her cooking related items ever since.
Well, I love to receive gifts for my kitchen and this year's holiday brought some great stuff.plywood wall clock. It's from one of our favorite shops here in Portland, Canoe. I had been searching vintage shops and ebay for the perfect midcentury schoolhouse clock, but I'm in love with the simple look of this one and happy to give up on the search.