I add a bit of salt, pepper and olive oil to almost every dinner meal I prepare. Recently my salt shaker met a disastrous end when it was dropped on the tiled kitchen floor. Instead of going out and buying a new set I looked around for something I already had on hand. I spied these children’s berry bowls tucked up in a closet and thought they could work as salt/spice cellars.
I placed the dishes on a vintage ironstone platter I had found at a thrift store for $1. They looked a bit lonely so I thought I could pretty up my olive oil by transferring it out of its plastic bottle. I had purchased a bottle of hand soap from Anthro and loved the glass container so much I kept it long after it was empty. A quick trip to a restaurant cooking supply shop and 50 cents later I had a spout for pure and good olive oil.
I rounded out the vignette with a $1.00 estate sale find of an antique child’s china teacup filled with Herbes de Provence bundles. I soon realized I didn’t like the “pinch” method of delivering spices to meals and set out to find some wee spoons to rest in the dishes. Oddly enough I found both of the children’s doll spoons for mere pennies at another estate sale . The silver spoon was as black as night but a bit of polish was all that was needed. I know the spoons don’t match, but a silver spoon would soon become damaged in the French sea salt. So a sweet porcelain spoon works very well.
How do you spice up your kitchen?
Come back on Wednesday for a new Wednesday blog party. (Yes, sadly R.W.W. has ended.) I will kick off this summertime travel meme with a travel themed giveaway. What can you link up? Any excursion you deem worthwhile…. be it a trip of a lifetime, a quick journey to a cool little shop, restaurant or a sweet sacred spot. Any blog post, past or present. Because it’s summertime and the living is easy.