Shout out to my friends Sarah and David B in Park City, Utah for sending us an interesting new pair of salt and pepper shakers.
Most of my friends know I collect salt and pepper shakers and have a collection started by my mom and it's continuing to grow. Although my mom's collection was all antique shakers, I've been receiving some newer unique and interesting ones from friends that fit in nicely with the rest of them.
I would say this newest gift from David and Sarah fits into the category of "tacky" S & P shakers as you can see from the photo. I can't wait to bring them out at one of our dinner parties especially if our guests are not accustomed to our sense of humor.
You have heard me speak of David on my site. He owned the best gourmet specialty store in Park City when we lived there and is a very knowledgeable cheese monger. You may have read his interview about buying and storing cheese here or have seen the cartoon RG did with David here.
David is one of the most conversant food people I know. He's now an award winning kitchen design architect in Utah. I'm hoping he will share some of his incredible knowledge about designing a kitchen especially for those of you thinking of re-doing your own kitchen.
Anyway, thanks again guys for this very thoughtful and provocative gift. Whenever they grace our table, I will think of you two.
If you want to see more of my collection, just let me know. I can post more of my favorite shakers from the collection. Maybe even create a page for them on the main site. I'm sure there are lots of you out there who collect them.
The s&p shakers are hysterical. I would pay to see the look on someone's face when they ask for salt and pepper and you drop these in front of them LOL. I also used to collect them but packed it in when dusting them took up so much time.
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Too cute for words those S & P shakers. Enjoy reading your blog, thanks for sharing:-)