Sunday, November 02, 2008

Salt Cellars
This week for Show & Tell Sunday, Cindy at Junque Art is asking for one of our favorite vintage collections. One of my favorites is my salt cellars.

This collection just started by accident. I found this old pewter salt shaker at an estate sale and bought it.
Then one day I found this 3 piece set on ebay - a salt cellar, pepper shaker, and a mustard pot.
I also bought these grape salt and pepper shakers on ebay. By now I'm sensing an addiction coming on, and I started looking for salt and pepper shakers everywhere I went.
These two little silver salt cellars came from ebay, too.
My mom had two of these silver and cobalt salt cellars, and when she became aware of my little collection, she gave both of them to me! This one lives by my stove so I have salt close by when I am cooking (*to my kids: stop snorting and laughing - I do too cook! Yes, my chicken and mashed potatoes and green beans dinner is considered food. Is too!!! Is too!!! Is too!!!)
The cobalt blue double salt cellar below also came from my mom, and I ran across the silver salt and pepper shakers at Goodwill.
And these little shakers I have picked up at various estate sales along the way.

Do you think my family needs to be on high blood pressure medication just as a preventive measure?

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Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a great collection! And I see you use them...good for you!

Jayne said...

Your collection is so cool! One never knows what will reach out and grab one's interest - right?
(I say, if you use sea salt, no medication should be necessary for the family.)

Recycled Rita said...

I'm so glad you shared your collection, I have a couple of the porcelain pieces with the metal lids and I love them but always wondered what they were, thought they were jam containers! Thanks for sharing! this was fun!

Nelly said...

What a nice collection! I absolutely love the very last shaker set. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it.


Robyn said...

OH I LOVE these salt cellars! I have a few wooden ones and two crystal - I am constantly drawn to the the tiny salt spoons too! Just acquired a silver one with an extra long handle. Thank you for sharing, these are wonderful! Have a great week!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

These are really elegant. My daughter (salt addicted!) would love your collection!

Reynie said...

Hey and thanks for visiting my blog. I'm not sure that you have visited before so I just wanted to welcome you and ask you to come back as often as you'd like.

Now, on to that beautiful silver you have. What a fabulous collection! I've got a couple of pieces that I've picked up in odd places. It's sorta like an addiction though. When you see it, you must buy it!