Monday, November 02, 2009

Ask Design Mom Week — Salt & Pepper Shakers



Question:
I am in the market for salt and pepper shakers. I'm looking for something small and preferably not in the shape of a little person or animal (wink). I figured you would have a great recommendation for something stylish and chic. If they make "chic" for the salt and pepper crowd. Thanks. — Cari



Answer:
Ooooh. Salt & Pepper shakers. I haven't shopped for these in at least a decade. Fun to think about new ones! If you're looking for small and not-kitchy, my first instinct is to stop in at a place like DWR or the Conran Shop.

I like a classic diner shape, like the one pictured. But I just stopped by DWR and found these little silver ones. Chic, no?

What about you Dear Readers? Seen any great salt & pepper sets lately? Please leave a link in the comments.

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16 Comments:

Blogger Sarah Bradley said...

This is my all time favorite. Simple and small. But, I do keep a pepper grinder and sea salt on my stove for a different flavor when I'm cooking!
http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.aspx?c=855&f=4737&q=salt+and+pepper+shakers&fromLocation=Search&DIMID=400001&SearchPage=1

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 4:16:00 PM EST  
Blogger Petit Elefant said...

Again: IKEA. Can't go wrong, cheap and chic.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 4:35:00 PM EST  
Blogger Abbey said...

i like this set: http://www.fishseddy.com/browse.cfm/4,1358.html

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 4:50:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.potterybarn.com/products/antique-silver-salt-pepper-shakers/?pkey=x%7C4%7C1%7C%7C10%7Csalt%20and%20pepper%7C%7C0&cm_src=SCH

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 4:56:00 PM EST  
Blogger Molly said...

http://www.fishseddy.com/browse.cfm/4,2491.html

I have this set and love it. Darling at any time of year!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 4:56:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Barchbo said...

I just ordered these:
http://www.elsewares.com/commerce/Good-Chemistry-Salt-and-Pepper-Shakers_MPD1148.html

Not exactly traditional, but not a person nor an animal!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 4:59:00 PM EST  
Blogger Shannon said...

The dollar store, no kidding! Found the old-fashioned, glass "diner" version there for a dollar each.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 5:07:00 PM EST  
Blogger Blogful said...

I KNEW you were the woman to ask. I am going with these. http://www.dwr.com/product/weighted-salt-pepper-shakers.do?keyword=salt&sortby=ourPicks
THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking the time to answer my question. -Cari

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 5:37:00 PM EST  
Blogger Sharon said...

I saw some animal shaped salt and pepper shakers by Jonathon Adler at bloomingdales. Penguins. Whales. And other animals I can't remember. Amazing stuff.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 7:48:00 PM EST  
Blogger wendyhcd said...

I'm in love with the stainless steel salt and pepper mills that I got for my wedding. They are lovely to look at and super fun to use: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.aspx?c=855&f=13237&q=salt+and+pepper+mills+stainless+steel&fromLocation=Search&DIMID=400001&SearchPage=1

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 8:47:00 PM EST  
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 8:50:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Molly said...

I think I found them at Pottery Barn or Pier One, but we got a set of 12 clear glass shakers with silver tops - we filled most of them with salt and only a couple with pepper because we are salt fiends. They're small, simple, subtle, but classic:)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 10:39:00 AM EST  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I just put up a cute pair of vintage French s+p shakers in my etsy shop last night...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 11:52:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about these mother of pearl beauties from Kosmos Designs and Ideas? I've given them to about a dozen people and the are always a hit!
http://www.kosmosdi.net/cart/description.php?id=566

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 1:37:00 PM EST  
Blogger Ashley Smith said...

Ok this salt and pepper shaker is so funny, and maybe just for special occasions but I thought I would share:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33529159&ref=sr_gallery_1&&ga_search_query=mustache+salt+and+pepper+shakers&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=date_desc&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 2:28:00 PM EST  
Blogger Whitney said...

We just bought these and love them!

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/cw033/?pkey=x|4|1||4|salt%20and%20pepper%20shakers||0&cm_src=SCH

Timeless!

Friday, November 6, 2009 at 8:46:00 PM EST  

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