Salt and Pepper – times gone by.

Silver Salt Cellar and Pepper Shaker

This sterling silver Salt Cellar (and spoon) and Pepper shaker was always in my grandparents’ china cabinet. I must admit I never noticed it or asked about its origin when there was someone who could give me the details. My mother inherited it from her parents and I from my parents. Both items are in the form of a walnut — the salt cellar is half a shell while the pepper shaker is the complete shell standing upright. The bottom of the pepper shaker screws off to fill it.

When you think about it, it is a much more civilized, not to mention health conscious, way to use salt instead of shaking it and hoping the flow is not too great.


About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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