Forget what they say about sodium and blood pressure! We love us some salty goodness, especially when it comes with a smattering of vintage style……
Item 1: Vintage Bird Salt & Pepper Shakers
- Denise’s Price: $1
- Retail Price: $21
- Source: Kindred spirit garage sale
Circa 1950’s, these salt and pepper shakers still with the original sticker were made in Japan. While the manufacturer did not consult an ornithologist, I didn’t let that stop me from buying these for my bird collection which has expanded from only owls to all birds. Maybe this is a plea for help. Maybe Jackie is enabling me and my thrift store addiction.
Item 2: Vintage Friar Chucky Egg Cup & Salt & Pepper Shakers
- Jackie’s Price: $3
- Retail Price: $15
- Source: Garage Sale
I’ll admit, I’ve never really seen the point of egg holders. Isn’t that what plates are for? Are we going to start making special toast holders, too? And bacon holders? WHERE WILL IT END?
However, all of that was before I met these two friars, who not only have cavities in their heads specifically designed to hold hardboiled eggs, but they also have small salt and pepper shakers that slide on top of them. I mean, yes, YES. Who wouldn’t want to eat an egg out of a man’s skull for breakfast? That is, right after you’ve sprinkled it with tiny dandruff-like flecks that pour out from his scalp.
But probably what I love most about these is the look of SHEER TERROR on the spectacled monk’s face, as if his life of prayer has led him to the sudden, nirvana-like realization that he is an egg-cup holder and that I’m about to consume the closest thing he has to a brain.
Apparently this set, originally produced in Brazil in the 1970s, is no longer in production. I have no idea why, I mean, aside from the fact that I really don’t feel like eating anything after looking at them for very long.
But maybe that’s the point, if there is even a point. I’m not sure, but I have a feeling these guys are going to help me it figure it out.