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5 Unique And Rustic Items That Belong in Your Kitchen

Add character to your cooking corner with these handpicked, unusual kitchen finds

Photography: Crate and Barrel

It's always a treat to visit home stores. Aside from picking an item or two for your space, you also get to note the items you'll save up for. When it comes to contemporary design and functionality, Crate and Barrel items are sure hits. Whether you're shopping this payday weekend or finalizing your kitchen wish list, here are five of their rustic kitchen products that caught our eye. These picks will surely add character to your space—even the tabletop items can give it that extra oomph:

1 Bluestone Kitchen Island

Just imagine how handsome this piece would look in your kitchen! It is both rustic yet refined, and will help you provide extra prep or storage space in the kitchen. It's made with reclaimed pine from old buildings and doors, and topped with bluestone.

2 Enclume Standing 8-tier Pot Rack

Save space in the kitchen with this steel rack—use it to store pots pans, cookbooks and more within a minimal footprint. It also has hooks for your most-used utensils.

3 Asparagus Platter

Shaped like a bundle of freshly picked asparagus and glazed in garden-fresh green, this serving platter is perfect for serving your favorite vegetable dishes. You can get creative with it also, and serve meat and cheese platters on it.

4 Molcajete

This authentic Mexican mortar and pestle is difficult to source as it is—we're glad to know that Crate and Barrel has the real deal! This is useful in grinding herbs and spices and blending sauces and pastes; and a must-have for moles, salsa and fresh guacamole.

5 Gianna Buffet Plate and Platter

This simple serving platter has elegance written all over it. Bring it out for your favorite weekend roasts, whether itâs chicken, pork, or beef. It will surely make the meal extra special.

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