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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/the-10-best-salt-and-pepper-sets-7763928.html

23 May

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/the-10-best-salt-and-pepper-sets-7763928.html

Today I found an article on the Independent.co.uk website about their top 10 Salt and Pepper shakers, this made me think about my own top 10! I’m going to do a bit of research on this and get back to you soon with my top 10! Why not share your own top10 too!

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Salt and pepper shakers are a good way to capture memories.

23 May

Have you ever found yourself wondering about the history of Salt and Pepper Shakers?

I personally had never really considered the history behind them, as mentioned several times in my blog I have become a collector by chance, admiring the novelty of the S&P shakers more so than anything! However, today I came across a site called http://kimmykay.tripod.com and a page about the history of salt and pepper shakers on Kim’s salt and pepper shaker’s page!

If you’re interested in their history read on (you may be surprised!),  I personally related to the line “Salt and pepper shakers are a good way to capture memories”! So true, every s&p shaker I own has a story connected to it!

History of Salt and Pepper Shakers

Salt and Pepper Shakers have a long and rich history. Before salt and pepper shakers as we know them today, people in the Victorian era placed their salt in open cellers. Salt came in rock form, and it had to be chipped off to be put on food. 

Early salt shakers were actually salt mills. They contained a piece inside the shaker that broke the salt into pieces. This feature may also be found in some salt shakers now.

As salt production improved, salt shakers no longer needed the arm to break the salt up. Salt shakers began to take their more modern form.

The production of salt and pepper shakers really took off in the 1940’s with the birth of modern ceramics. It became easier to make shakers in a variety of shapes and designs. The market for souvenir shakers and novelty shakers grew with the capacity to produce such items affordably.

Today, salt and pepper shakers can be found in nearly every conceivable shape and size. They are made in a variety of materials including wood, metal, ceramics, glass, and plastics.

History of Collecting

It is believed that for as long as there have been shakers, there have been collectors. However, it was not a popular item to collect until the birth of ceramics. With the advent of ceramics, shakers became more available and more varied. The number of novelty and souvenir shakers exploded, and with that explosion came an explosion in collectors. 

The internet has changed collecting shakers, as well. Now people all over the world have access to shakers that previously could only be found in particular regions.

Why Collect?

There are a number of reasons that people start collecting. Some buy a set and can’t stop! Others inherit another’s collection and decide to add to it. However you start your collection, there are a number of good reasons to collect. 

*Salt and Pepper shakers are relatively inexpensive to collect. Some sets are quite expensive, but most are between $5 and $50.

*Salt and pepper shakers are a good way to capture memories. There are a large number of souvenir and commemorative shakers available. You can also purchase sets that remind you of people in your life.

*Salt and pepper shakers make you smile! If this is your reason, you are likely too hooked to stop!

*Salt and pepper shaker increase in value over time (as they become more rare). This is not the only reason you should collect!

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Salty and Pepp

19 May

Salty and Pepp

Salty from Knorr’s brilliant advertising campaign! Salty was used to advertise Knorr’s Sidekicks pasta dishes. This advertising campaign launched Sidekicks positively on the market by connecting with their consumers on an emotional level by using “Salty” A salt shaker who has been demoted due to the lack of salt needed in the dish. download

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Knorr – Salty

19 May

Knorr’s Salty the salt shaker is the Charlie Brown of advertising mascots: a pale, bald, lovable misfit who just can’t win for losing. Salty returns in a pair of spots from DDB Toronto directed by David Hicks of Sons and Daughters, who plays the guy giving Salty a few bad turns in the diner ad. The little guy also tries computer dating, with predictable results. The clips are engagingly filmed, and the humor is so understated and endearing, it’s impossible not to take Salty’s side. That might not be the best brand strategy, considering that Salty is technically the enemy, as the ads tout Sidekicks low-sodium meals. Maybe Salty should visit the Republic of Bacon in his quest for happiness. He’d be one of the healthier dietary choices over there.
—Posted by David Gianatasio
http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/knorrs-salty-salt-shaker-cant-catch-break-13141

18 May

Blossom ceramic salt and pepper shakers

18 May

Salt and Pepper Shakers for your dream wedding day!

17 May

Today whilst searching for salt and pepper shakers for a friends wedding I came across the “Wedding Shop” at  Brown Thomas Dublin, the shop was quite interesting with loads of really nice pieces, a bit pricey but definitley a beautiful gift!

I found myself thinking, if I were to receive this gift as a wedding present how would I feel, I might be an avid collector but if I were not, would I be happy that someone had spend over €600 on a Salt and Pepper set? Probably not, in this day and age with harsh economic times I think they are a luxury one can not afford!

It’s simply an opinion, but I would love to meet someone who does think its a good idea to buy one of these. On one hand… they would be a collectible

salt and pepper shaker

Traditional salt and pepper set
Carrs of Sheffield
Price €638.50

that would most likely stay in possession through generations but I really think its a luxury and definitely not an every day necessity!

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