Zz's food and wine category and my move reminded me of my bizarre culinary collection. I collect bizzare kitchenware such as a soup tureen that looks like a boar's head, complete with tusks, a chafing dish that looks like a duck, a pewter gravy boat that looks like a rabbit and sits on a lettuce leaf, a creamer that looks like a cow, you lift it by the tail and milk pours out of it's mouth and a teapot that has a brontosaurus head coming out of the side of a house, the tea pours out of the dinosaur's mouth. These are actually artisan pieces, I used to go to great lengths to find them, back when I had a life. I am thinking we must have other members that are into collecting "not so normal" things. I'd like to hear about them and please post pictures if you have them. edit: I forgot to mention the porcelain salt and pepper set of a cat wearing goggles sitting in a race car that looks like a fish. The Child of Evo was looking at this today and just shaking her head. My mother is the source of my fascination with odd kitchenware. I grew up with things like ceramic knife rests that looked like miniature vegetables. I thought everyone had ceramic knife rests, you placed your knife next to your plate at the table with the point resting on the uhm...vegetable, which kept the knife from soiling the tablecloth. And we had matching corn holders and corn boats. These are great. http://www.uncommongoods.com/item/item.jsp?itemId=14410&gclid=CM3B_bfRxo4CFSCTWAodt090wg These are corn boats, I grew up thinking you couldn't eat corn unless it was sitting in a special holder, corn was not allowed to touch your plate. http://www.amazon.com/PFALTZGRAFF-C...?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1189899763&sr=8-42 Oooh, these are cool knife rests, they're dragonflies. I need these. Who else has knife rests? http://www.macys.com/catalog/produc...inkshareID=jXot6eVeYJg-okomudfXVH9Px0LuLiD75w These are nice, I like Christofle. http://www.vivre.com/control/produc...ce=NextTag&utm_medium=PI&utm_campaign=Product Oh, and I have a set of cat pâté knives.