I Am Your Salt. . .You Are My Pepper!

Well my friends, we all know that salt and pepper just go together!  Kind of like peanut butter and jelly.


And are you like me and kind of feel sad when you discover one without the other?  You just know that it's gotta be missing it's mate!  I bring them home in hopes to find their partner someday.


I'm sure it comes to no surprise to you to learn that I collect S&P shakers.  The vintage ones are my favorites, but I have plenty of seasonal ones as well.

(this sweet set is from my husbands grandparents farmhouse)

We all know that we need to treat salt gently. . .go easy on it.  Nothing can ruin a good meal like too much salt!
Well that's me.  Believe it or not I get my feelings hurt quite easily.  Not nearly as much as when I was younger, but still have a tender heart.
Hubby loves to tease, but he knows that he has to go easy on me. lol!
He is my Pepper.  He GROUNDS me! 
(this is his favorite shaker.  He loves pepper and the worn holes give him lots)
He's the very quiet type, but has a sense of humor that can bring tears to your eyes. . .just like too much pepper.
(I just scored this Federal Housewares set for $1 each in ID.  They are super big)
(these are mini's.  the bowls are small fruit bowls)
(our popcorn station in our theater room.  No, we don't put pepper on our popcorn, but didn't want it's mate to be alone)
(pretty pink depression glass)
(these just seemed to go with this thrift find bread box)
(missing a lid, but too cute to pass up.  I will use them for storage in my craft room.)
(you know me and my cherry addiction. lol!)
(who could pass up a silly little pair of chickens?)
Now here's the reason for sharing my vintage S&P shakers.
Remember my friend, Ann's daughter Elise?  She created sweet chalkboard art for me for Christmas. 
Well, I gave her a bit of money and she insisted on doing it for me one more time. 

Adding a bit of whimsy to our Valentines!

I love it!
And for you sweet people that are a S or P without a mate.  Just know that you have lots of friends and family that love you!
Happy Valentines!
I will be sharing with these lovely parties:


At Rivercrest Cottage said...

this was a charming post and love all your vintage kitchen stuff.

Melissa said...

How I love old salt & pepper shakers! I bring home the ones without mates all the time, in hopes I'll find the other some day. It happens occasionally.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your salt and pepper shakers are all so cute, but my favorite has to be the ones that belonged to your husband's grandparents, love all the red. What a sweet thing for your friend's daughter to make for you. So clever!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love your husbands Grandparents set. How unique, don't think I have ever seen a set like that. Great chalkboard! Have the chalkboard, I am just not that talented!

Kim said...

You have a seriously beautiful salt and pepper collection! Elise's artwork is very sweet.

20 North Ora said...

Precious post. I collect the old ones also - some without their mates. I just love the old ones.


Anonymous said...

Aww...what a sweet post! I love seeing your salt and peppers, especially the olden ones. You have some sweet ones for sure. The chalk board artist did a great job and just perfect.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Consider It All Joy said...

Yep, I'm just a little salt whose pepper went to heaven but I too love a good pair of shakers! I actually have a couple of the same sets as you do. My I love the set from your grandparents with the ?butter? inset! So cute! Great chalkboard art as well! Blessings, Happy V Day!

Lady of the Manor said...

This is such a sweet post!!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Fun post, Jann! I can't resist a cute set of s & p shakers either. Lots of eye candy here and your chalkboard artist is so talented!

Donna Wilkes said...

I never thought of S&P's for Valentine's. I love the singletons of the world.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a cute post! I'm salt without a pepper, but happy with all my lovely family. I do collect orphan S&P's and have only found a mate for one! Oh well, I love them!

cynthia lee designs said...

Cute post! Love your salt and pepper collection and the chalk board art!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your salt and pepper collection! They bring back lots of memories.

Linda W. said...

What a collection! I like the chicken ones best.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a beautiful collection of vintage salt and pepper shakers....I am partial to the pink depression ones as I have a set similar to them!...Happy Valentine's Day!

Leovi said...

It is wonderful this beautiful collection of shakers!

Creations By Cindy said...

What a cute post! I too love salt and pepper shakers! Love your vintage! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

My Painted Garden said...

Hi Jann, What a charming and delightful post. Your collection of salt and pepper shakers are wonderful - love all of the reds - they bring back memories of the ones my grandmother collected. The chalk board art is adorable.
Have a wonderful day,
Blessings, Erin

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Happy Valentines Day! What an adorable post.

Amy Jo

Adrienne said...


Christine said...

Look at all that RED! Perfect for a Valentine's Day post!
But my favorite are the orange and turquoise, missing top and all.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

This is such a darling post. You have a great S&P collection, love it. I know I'm loved even though I am a salt with a pepper. LOL Have a great day! Hugs Jo

Cynthia said...

Jann cute post and I enjoyed seeing your collection. My John puts tons of pepper on his food. I sneeze


HWIT BLOGG said...

What a cute and lovely post!
Have a happy weekend,

farmhouse-story said...

the chalkboard is darling! happy valentines day, jann!

Diana said...

Funnest, sweetest post ever, Jann! LOVE your chalkboard. She's quite talented, isn't she?
Happy Valentines,

My thrift store addiction said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love your collection and your chalkboard art! Happy Valentine's Day, Cecilia

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

What a creative and charming post. I, like you, have to buy the one leftover whos lost it's mate. Thinking I also one day will run in and find their perfect soul mate once again. You have some very cute sets, and your pepper an my pepper some very much alike. Lovely chalkboard art!

angie said...

your salt and pepper shakers are all so cute!!!!! awwwwww!!!
happy valentin!!!!! hugs, angie from germany

Rose L said...

My best friend has the biggest collection of salt and pepper shakers that I have ever seen--somewhere between 400-600!!! Unfortunately it is so difficult for her to display them well in her small home. She has considered having one wall done in shelves to display them better. She just isn't sure she would like that. She has so many pretty and cute ones! Even a few risque!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Cute, cute post! I love how you tied it together to you and your hubby. I never thought of S & P and marriage that way! Your collection is fabulous!

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

I'm sure you've seen it done, but I really adore the tassels made from shakers. So pretty! I have flamingoes from the Bahamas that are my favorites!

Sarah said...

Another charming collection! The chalkboard art is adorable, and so is the artist. '-)
Happy Valentine's Day!

Katie Mansfield said...

Adorable post. This just makes me want to hit up the thrift stores for vintage kitchen stuff. Such a cute collection.

decorayadora said...

Hi dear Jann !! Que bonito post de sal y pimienta terminando que esa divertido dibujó en la pizarra !!
Feliz san Valentín y que tengas un bendecido fin de semana

Tea in the Library said...

A sweet and fun Valentine Day post. Thanks for the smile my friend!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So sweet!! I have a few of the same shakers that you shared.... LOVE the chalkboard!!

Thanks so much for your visits!!


Tea Cottage Pretties said...

I don't even know where to start. Okay love your collection of slat and pepper shakers. The depression glass and the one's with your breadbox are my favorites. I have some of those as well. I put powder in my large ones and tie bows around them but I digress. The board is so beautiful and what a great job she did on it. Your post always ALWAYS make me smile and feel so warm inside. Hugs, Beverly

Babs said...

That is the cutest Valentine's Day post..or any day post. Love the chalkboard art, too.

Beth in NEPA said...

What a perfectly fun post. I have a few salt and peppers and love the older ones best. I try to avoid salt as much as I can but I do love pepper, especially freshly ground.

Debra Howard said...

gorgeous vintage salt and peppers...all very cheerful and fun too.

Robin said...

adorable! And I love your vintage kitchen things! Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday xo

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