Both the worn wooden spoons and the discolored linen fabric featured in this photograph are immersed in history. The wooden spoons are worn down, some to a place where its spoon shape no longer exists. I bought them at Brimfield Antique Show, which is going on right now up in Brimfield, Ma. The enormous sale takes place 3 times a year, this weekend is the final for the season, going on through Sunday, the 13th. If you haven't been there, it is a truly spectacular experience and there is no way to leave there without finding many treasures.
The cloth, an aged japanese linen, long ago discolored from the steam that hit it while it sat above a steaming pot, has a delicate and subtle tone stained from all those years of use.