Saturday, January 23, 2010

Shake It Out With Silver

I recently celebrated another birthday, and as they say, "That's a good thing!" Birthdays have always been important to me, but now having celebrated over six decades of birthdays, I've noticed that the older I get, the more fun birthdays are. Celebrating with various friends often stretches on for days. How special it all is!

This set of individual silver salt and pepper shakers was one of my birthday gifts from my husband. He thought I might enjoy working these into future tablescapes.

He knows I love silver accents on the table.

Silver shakers add such an elegant touch!

The pair of sterling salt and pepper shakers, a wedding gift from an aunt and uncle, have been a part of dinners in our home for over 30 years.

Though the "chef" here at HFTS prefers grinders. He has a small assortment that he uses, but only this one in silver.

I set these out on a small silver salver for a dinner. I think it will be fun to mix in the individual shakers at each place setting.

I like the contrast of the sleek curves of the shakers with the ornate edges of the salver.

We also have an assortment of pewter salt and peppers that are in use daily. My "chef" likes to use a variety of types of salts and peppers.

The large ones are both grinders and the smaller set are shakers.

These grinders are filled through a small scoop that opens.

These are close at hand on the kitchen counter atop this oblong pewter tray.

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