I love to bring a smile to people’s faces when they walk into my home. I live in a 19th Century Farmhouse that my husband and I are renovating and rebuilding window by window. Older homes have fewer windows and smaller rooms, so they can be darker than modern homes with open floor plans. To counter this I add whimsical touches wherever I can. I don’t want the overall feel of the house to be humorous, so I just add small touches. Novelty salt and pepper shakers are one of the ways that I do go a little crazy. But they’re so small that I can’t do much damage. Because I live in northern Maine and help with all of the renovation, I live in steel-tipped work boots. At heart I am a fashionista. So one day after a particularly grueling roof repair, my husband gave me a little box and this is what was in side.
These are salt and pepper shakers. They cost under $15 and I loved them immediately. They are right in so many ways. They also would be perfect for a gardener or rose lover. They are different enough, that I guarantee the person doesn’t have a pair already. You should see the look on the faces of people who come over for a cup of coffee for the first time. While I’m frothing up one of my signature lattes, they start to look around. Then they spy these high-heeled red rose salt and pepper shakers. But just when they start to get used to the high heels. I like to change it up a bit. I got the naughty pig salt and pepper shakers shown below for Valentine’s Day one year.
No my husband and I aren’t typical. Most people are not offended by these amorous little pigs. If I separate them on the table, it’s fun to see who figures out how they go together. Then they can’t believe that that’s how they’re meant to go together. Then they think they have the only dirty minds in the world. I usually put them out of their misery at this point.