Valentine Salt and Pepper Shakers

by Digby_Adams

Set a romantic table with these ever so adorable Valentine salt and pepper shakers.

My Italian grandmother lives by the motto that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. To this day, she makes sure that every possible hunger pang of my grandfather is dealt with quickly. That includes setting a beautiful and often whimsical table. Nonnie has never met a salt and pepper set that she doesn't love. When she travels she often comes home with them as souveniers.

As the holidays approach, she gets out the correct salt and pepper shakers. This includes Valentine's Day salt and pepper shakers. Whimsical hearts, love birds and teddy bears hold hearts are all a possibility. Of course my grandfather figured this out early in their relationship. When he didn't know what to give he gave her salt and pepper shakers.

Napco Lovebird Salt and Pepper Shakers

Valentine's Day Tableware
Vintage Love Bird Salt and Pepper Shakers
Vintage Love Bird Salt and Pepper Shakers

Lovebird Salt and Pepper Shakers

Vintage salt and pepper shakers are so much fun. They give your table a retro vibe and make the place feel real homey. Love birds are the perfect Valentine salt and pepper shakers. They often can be made to look like they are kissing. I have seen them in sterling silver and ceramic versions. Many brides are now using them as wedding favors as well. These are usually white and they aren't vintage. 

Love bird salt and pepper shakers are also perfect gifts for your birdwatcher friends. It's not just older people who love to watch birds. All of my friends have backyard birdfeeders and spend hours watching for humming birds in the summer.

Valentine Bear Salt and Pepper Shakers

A Sweet and Loving Valentine Gift
Lovable and Cozy Valentine Bears
Lovable and Cozy Valentine Bears

Valentine Bear Salt and Pepper Shakers

Almost every Valentine bear comes with a big read heart to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day. February is such a dreary month. It's wonderful that we have Valentine's Day to cheer us up. Don't forget those older people you know in nursing homes. They eat and they are often allowed to have a little salt and pepper on their food. They can keep these in their rooms as figurines. When dinner comes, they might just feel a little less lonely when they remember that you brought them a Valentine Gift. 

I love decorating my home for all of the holidays, just not Christmas. I think it helps us mark the important dates in our lives and makes the world a little more fun. This isn't to say that I have a lot of time or money. So I do pick these up at flea markets and thrift shops and of course on eBay. 

Valentine Couple

Love Never Grows Old
Kissing Couple in Rocking Chairs
Kissing Couple in Rocking Chairs

Valentine Couple Salt and Pepper Shakers

Couple salt and pepper shakers are romantic any time of the year. Who doesn't like to think about their sweetie while they are having their morning coffee or afternoon tea. Valentine salt and pepper shakers don't have to be covered in bright red hearts to say, "I Love You." They can reflect a favorite moment. That's why I love the older couple sitting in their chairs and still finding time for a kiss.

You can surprise your Valentine with a special breakfast and these cute and sentimental salt and pepper shakers. Many figurine collectors also love collectible salt and pepper shakers. I always think of them as functional figurines. Many of them have just as much artistry as figurines and they spice up my food. 

If I put these on the table on February 1st, there is less of a chance that my husband will forget my Valentine's Day gift. 

Valentine Salt and Pepper Shakers

For those of us who live in cold and snowy places, February can be a hard month. It's seems like the gray skies will never let up. So it's a good strategy to have fanciful and romantic home accents to brighten our spirits. Valentine salt and pepper shakers tend to have bright colors and be very optimistic. You'll love adding them to your tableware. 

Updated: 02/16/2015, Digby_Adams
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Marie on 02/02/2015

I love ceramic salt and pepper shakers - they are just so easy to collect and display. The Valentine Bears are very cute.

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