This is silly, but for the entire length of our 5 year marriage Daniel and I have had an ongoing disagreement about our salt and pepper shakers. We’ve gone through many shakers during the course of this dispute, and I want to document them here, just for the fun of it.
Our Salt & Pepper Shaker Timeline
Salt & Pepper Set 1 (acquired circa July 2006)
These were a wedding gift. Daniel claims that the tops of these shakers frequently fall off and dump the entire shaker contents onto his food. I have never had that happen, so I suspect a user error.
Salt & Pepper Set 2 (acquired circa June 2009)
The holes in the tops of these vintage owl shakers are too small to let more than one or two grains of salt out at a time. We mutually agreed that although these shakers are cute, they aren’t usable.
Salt & Pepper Set 3 (acquired circa June 2011)
These pine cone shakers are my favorite. Daniel says they are too small. I say he insults my cooking by adding so much salt to his food!
Salt & Pepper Set 4 (acquired circa October 2011)
For Daniel’s birthday I (somewhat sarcastically) bought him the largest salt and pepper shakers I could find. He said they were too ugly, which is a bit hypocritical since he’s always telling me to value function over form.
Salt & Pepper Set 5 (acquired circa November 2011)
I think we’ve finally reached a compromise with these vintage glass shakers. They are just the right size, fully functional, and I like the way they look. Now we can live happily ever after!