Isn't that what we all need? Spoons at rest? Spoons, spatulas, ladles, all useful cooking implements for that matter, resting in a lovely piece of pottery while you're busy taking care of the business of food. Not only resting, but keeping your counters and stovetops clean in the process. And when the rest is over and the drips are all that's left at rest, throw it in the dishwasher with the cooking implements and take a rest yourself. You've earned it!