I've mentioned here before that my father-in-law, Al, works with wood in his spare time. He made our bedroom furniture as a wedding gift, bathroom cabinets for our master bathroom (last house) and various kitchen tools such as cake plates, bread boxes and bread cutting boards. In other words, Al made gifts are the best gifts! Obviously, these are heirloom pieces for our family and I simply adore them.
For Christmas and my birthday, Al gave me two serving boards and a rolling pin. They are beautiful and are made from the same pieces of walnut that our furniture is made from. They are the perfect example of something that is useful and beautiful. I love them and can't wait to use them.