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Gorgeous Cutting board

Gorgeous Cutting board

I love buying things for my kitchen or that are used to prepare or serve food, hand crafted items made by artisans are some of my very favorite things that I treasure. I found Michaels blog, Michaels Woodcraft & Blog about a month ago, Michael is an artist, a craftsman and does the most beautiful cutting boards, rolling pins, ice cream scoops and bird houses that I have seen. Each one carefully and lovingly made by hand. You can tell he loves what he does, it shows in his work. I saw that he had a giveaway, a gorgeous cutting board so I left a comment hoping for the best but never expecting to win. Well, I won the board, I got it yesterday and it’s the one pictured here. Isn’t it beautiful??? Michael uses natural hard wood, you can actually choose what wood you want for some boards and I have to say his prices are so reasonable. I love my board and can’t wait to use it. You all know how much I love ice cream and when i saw that he makes ice cream scoops also you know I had to have one. There were several different varieties of wooden handles but I asked Michael to surprise me and oddly the one he sent is the one I picked for myself. Follow the link above to visit Michaels blog, I highly recommend his products, they make wonderful gifts as well. Stay tuned for a giveaway here very soon!!!

ice cream scoop

ice cream scoop

Cutting boards

Cutting boards

Round cutting boards

Round cutting boards

Rolling Pin

Rolling Pin

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  1. Great stuff, such a nice feeling to win something ! The board is beautiful indeed, but the ice cream scoop is my favorite πŸ™‚

    July 24, 2014
    • Its great to win something, funny because I never EVER win anything up until now. I love his work and yes that ice cream scoop is gorgeous.

      July 24, 2014
  2. Great stuff!!!! πŸ™‚ you have a good day!
    Simi

    July 24, 2014
  3. Woo! I love winning things. Hardly ever happens though. Love Michael’s work too. Keeping in mind for Christmas!

    July 24, 2014
    • He is amazing. Yes me too, just about everyone I know is into food in one way or the other and would appreciate a hand made gift like this. Thanks Anna!

      July 24, 2014
  4. Love the ice cream scoop… πŸ™‚
    Flora

    July 24, 2014
  5. Oh wow Suzanne! How wonderful. I’ll have to go see Michael’s blog. I absolutely love the round cutting boards. Beautiful.

    July 24, 2014
    • I do too, the round ones are gorgeous. The wood is so smooth and beautiful it’s amazing really.

      July 24, 2014
  6. my step father used to restore antique furniture and make pine furniture and i always admired the skill, i love wood as a result, this is beautiful. BTW where did you get your pug with the mixing bowl? Its so cute x

    July 24, 2014
    • I love wood, it’s so beautiful and I have great respect for those that craft in wood. I got the picture on Pinterest, Saved it a long time ago, thought it was so cute.

      July 24, 2014
      • hah is it soooo cute love it, reminds me of my old puggsly he was mad about food, though didnt cook it of course hehe

        July 25, 2014
  7. Lovely stuff. I too love hand crafted items: they have a character all of their own which mass produced goods can’t match and generally speaking they age well. πŸ˜‰

    July 24, 2014
    • It’s so true, even when weathered with age a hand crafted item still maintains its appeal. I also find that because they are not mass produced and so much care is take with each item they last a very long time. Thank you so much

      July 24, 2014
  8. Liz #

    so pretty πŸ™‚ And congrats on the win!

    July 24, 2014
  9. Definitely gorgeous! Lucky girl! πŸ™‚

    July 24, 2014
  10. Amazing stuff:-) Rollin pin reminded traditional one Min uses. Cutest Ice cream scoop I ever seen ❀

    July 24, 2014
    • My next purchase is the rolling pin, I love it. I haven’t used the ice cream scoop yet I just like looking at it. LOL.

      July 24, 2014
      • After seeing those beautiful wooden stuff I am sure its difficult to resist yourself from buying

        July 24, 2014
      • I can’t resist and my friends will be getting them as gifts.

        July 24, 2014
  11. Ummey @notbikiniready #

    Wow these are beautiful! His craftsmanship looks amazing. I love a good quality cutting board.

    July 24, 2014
    • You are so right, cutting boards are the backbone of good kitchen prep. Must have many!

      July 24, 2014
  12. Absolutely gorgeous!!! These would be great props for blog photos. Just saying’ πŸ™‚

    July 24, 2014
  13. fading landmarks #

    Congrats! I love the round cutting boards the most, as they look so vintage… I wonder what type wood are they made of?

    July 24, 2014
    • I also love the round ones. You have a choice of different woods, my favorite is walnut but there is also maple and one other. They come is different sizes and are just gorgeous. I sent one to my friend and she loves it.

      July 24, 2014
      • fading landmarks #

        Walnut is definitely my favorite, too!

        July 24, 2014
      • :o)

        July 24, 2014
  14. Beautiful boards, love the ice cream scoop too!

    July 24, 2014
  15. They are amazing. ….love Ε₯hose chopping boards and just can’t stop from buying these amazing stuffs….just fantabulous. …

    July 24, 2014
    • It is Chitra,the boards are so beautiful, I love hand crafted wood products. Thanks so much,

      July 24, 2014
  16. I love the wooden touch, it adds such a classiness πŸ˜€
    Wonderful!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    July 24, 2014
  17. Well done, you! I’m with you on loving really good quality kitchen stuff. My problem is that I seldom use the good stuff as I’m only cooking for myself. Instead, they’re stacked or gathered together in my sitting room. Okay, only on one small table. It’s the one that I was using for photos recently. Really love the look of them.

    July 24, 2014
    • Thanks Johnny I tend to do the same since it’s just me here. I tend to use the older stuff until It can’t be used anymore.

      July 24, 2014
  18. Lucky you! You got to win some beautiful stuff here!

    July 25, 2014
  19. Stunning work…I’m just like you…love getting new kitchen tools. His work is beautiful and I WANT that ice cream scoop, like NOW!!

    July 25, 2014
    • Yes, It’s funny I get excited shopping for food or kitchen stuff, more so than when shopping for clothing or shoes. I love my ice cream scoop. it’s so pretty,

      July 25, 2014
  20. You won a nice gift! Beautiful cutting board. It has been a while since I visited Michael’s blog. He really is a talented man. I appreciate beautiful and useful things I see for my kitchen… if only I had the space for them.

    July 25, 2014
    • Oh for sure Fae, very talented. Regarding space, well I have spilled into other rooms and need to get rid of things I don’t use. Have a hard time doing that though.

      July 25, 2014
  21. Congratulations Suzanne πŸ™‚ A very beautiful gift, I like the Round cutting boards, so rustic and I can imagine the smell of the wood.

    July 25, 2014
    • I also love the round ones, they are just beautiful. Love the smell of wood.

      July 25, 2014
  22. Congrats!!! The cutting board is always useful stuff in the kitchen! They look really good!

    July 25, 2014
  23. Beautiful handcrafted items are art, even if they are also useful. These are lovely!

    July 25, 2014
    • I love hand crafted items and these are just so beautiful, I am a bit obsessed with kitchen stuff, love the wood and design of the board and scoop.

      July 25, 2014
  24. Wonderful wood, those kind of wood chopping board is quite expensive in England. I like to go wondering around the kitchen part during my shopping (shopping but not buying), I always end up touching this kind chopping board.

    July 26, 2014
    • Thanks Mochi, a good quality solid hardwood chopping board is also expensive here but the boards that Michael makes in comparison are quite reasonable and the quality is excellent. I own quite a few chopping boards, different ones for varied purposes. I love them and they also make good props for photography.

      July 26, 2014
  25. Oh – what a great post. Also love the round cutting boards – they’re classic.

    July 26, 2014
  26. Gorgeous pieces!

    July 28, 2014
  27. I love that he sent you the one you secretly wanted. πŸ™‚ Karma!! I love my board too- they’re stunning! I so appreciate true craftsmanship!

    July 30, 2014
    • Thanks Em, yes I really do have great respect for a craftsman like Michael and am thrilled to add such beautiful pieces to my collection of kitchen tools.

      July 30, 2014
  28. CC #

    Congratulations on winning that gorgeous board! You are right, his work is beautiful! Can’t wait for your giveaway! πŸ˜‰

    July 31, 2014
    • Thank you, I am totally in love with his work. It’ amazing. The giveaway will be the first week of September.

      July 31, 2014

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