There were many uses back in the day for slotted spoons, your butler would serve your tomato slices to you on the spoon or he would serve bon bons to your guests on one. The smaller slotted spoons were used for relish or jam. I, of course think they are too pretty to be used for those things and who has a butler these days anyway, right? So I like to turn them into statement pieces. My favorite is the 3rd from the left made by William Rogers in 1934.