The Butter Paddle HOT FLASH 8/6/21




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Beautiful Handcrafted Olive Wood Serveware


Special Gift Sets

The boat-shaped salad bowl is made from the branch of an olive tree and comes with olive wood salad servers. Each bowl is handcrafted and is unique.

The wood bowl with spoon is also a great gift. Use it to serve condiments, dips, salt, sugar...the possibilities are endless. Each bowl will vary slightly in shape and size.

Serve your olives in olive wood - just as it should be! The bowl is perfect for serving olives - place the olives in the main section and drop the stones in the smaller part. The olive stabber is a quirky, fun and practical way to pick up olives.


These beautiful olive wood boards are part of the Olive Wood and Resin Collection. They make a stunning focal point and look great on display in your kitchen! The olive wood board has a river of colorful resin cutting through the middle. The resin allows you to see the natural edging of the olive wood through the middle of the board. A great serving board or cheese board, this olive wood board makes a great gift. Available in 2 sizes: 15" and 18" L.


 These oval-shaped olive wood dishes sit inside each other perfectly to form a stackable set of three - a lovely gift! The beautiful grain of this wood makes these dishes a beautiful decorative piece for jewelry, pot-pourri or anything else you can think of. What’s more, due to the natural treatment of the wood it is suitable for food as well.

A lovely set of an olive wood salt cellar and salt scoop. Handcrafted from olive wood from Tunisia this set is one of a kind. The salt cellar / salt pot / salt pig measures 3″ diameter and is teamed with an olive wood salt scoop.


 Cork Cages

Keeping the corks from special bottles of wine, parties or events adds up quicker that you'd think! But what to do with those special-occasion corks? If you're like us, you tuck them in a drawer or box - but why keep them out of sight? 

Handmade from metal and finished with a soft brown patina, our Cork Cages feature whimsical multi-colored glass accents and a hinged door to easily add corks. 

To go with it...a perfect way to display bottles of wine where guests can easily identify the item with the description written on the chalkboard. Take one step further, and write food pairings to go with the wine.

We have other wine related products for you, including wine openers, champagne and wine stoppers, vacuum sealers, totes, charms and markers, Wine Away stain remover, etc.


Microwaveable Bowl Pot Holder Sets

Protect hands from hot bowls and pots that are right out of the microwave with these attractive soft holders that let you enjoy a warm bite while cuddled in your favorite chair — without burning or hurting your hands. Each set of two features stitched detail with compatible artwork in two different sizes.

Large: 8” square. Small: 6.5” square.


Rosy Rings Pressed Flower Candles

Our floral press candles feature dreamy floral tableaus displayed between panes of glass. Hand poured with a coconut wax blend. Lovingly handmade in Denver, CO. 90 hours burn time 4”H 4.5”Dia. In Apricot Rose or Roman Lavender fragrance.


Boogie Toes

Babies love to have them on! Their animal buddy goes wherever they go. When mom is busy, newborns are charmed by the rattling noise of a toy that won’t drop.

While they explore their sense of discovery, they are stimulating their senses and developing hand-eye coordination trying to grab their boogie friend. Once they start crawling, moms can relax listening to their baby crawl around the house.

The sock's sole has an anti-slip that really works, the base sock is completely cushioned, and the neck has a soft-stretch design that's easy on the baby's legs.


Earth & Vine Mango Tequila Jalapeño Grilling & Dipping Sauce

Cool and spicy, this tropical sauce is great over fish tacos or chicken tostadas. Brush on prawns and pineapple kabobs, grilled fish, chicken or pork. Toss into a jicama, avocado and red onion salad. Dip corn chips or sour dough bread. Mix into your favorite salsa.


We Need Volunteers!

Are you interested in a being an active member of a dynamic group of women who give back to their community every day? 

If yes, please consider joining the EMQ Auxiliary.  Our auxiliary operates The Butter Paddle gift shop and all of our profits are donated to Uplift Family Services.  Uplift assists local children and families in crisis struggling with abuse, neglect, emotional problems and mental illness.

Nominations for potential EMQ Auxiliary members are accepted in September and March. New members serve a 6-month provisional/training period before attaining full membership.  Volunteers work in The Butter Paddle gift shop two 3½ to 4 hour shifts per month, work on Stock Committee twice a month for 1 to 3 hours, depending upon quantity of stock, and help with other “behind the scenes” store activities such as display and store operations. They also attend a monthly “general” meeting (excluding July and August) and participate in our Children’s Services Committee events.

If you want to be part of a “hands-on” philanthropic effort, consider joining the EMQ Auxiliary. 

More information:

At the store at 33 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

At (Membership)

Or contact VP/Membership at




Recipe Suggestion:

Grill or pan sear scallops and place on a bed of greens, diced mango, avocado and red onion, drizzle with Earth & Vine Mango Tequila Jalapeño Grilling & Dipping Sauce.

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The Butter Paddle is a fund-raising arm of the EMQ Auxiliary, which has served the needs of local children in crisis since 1934.

100% of the profit from the shop is donated to Uplift Family Services,  formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst.

Thought you should know...

Uplift Family Services, formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst, is California’s largest and most comprehensive social services agency for children and their families. The private nonprofit, headquartered in Campbell, California, has helped children in crisis for more than 150 years. The agency’s mission is to do whatever it takes to help children, strengthen families, build communities and advocate for change.

Uplift Family Services serves more than 30,000 children and their family members annually. 

The Butter Paddle - Hot Flash - e-Blast 272

August 6, 2021