It seems that a spoon rest is always dirty. If you put it in the dishwasher, it's not there when you need it. But it seems odd to buy two or three spoon rests and find somewhere to keep them.
At some point I acquired a stack of thrifted saucers to go under plants. They quickly took up residence in the kitchen, where they are used constantly for little snacks and dirty spoons.
I just pull one out when it's time to cook dinner. I can just toss it in the dishwasher when it gets dirty or when I'm done making dinner. Sometimes I go through two or three a night! I don't know what I did before my saucers. It really helps me to keep my kitchen clean and my cooking less germy.
What's more, aren't there just thousands of cute saucers out there not being used? I love finding a use for something that would otherwise be gathering dust.