Weird, right? I think it’s because, several years ago, while visiting France, I was invited to someone’s house for a meal. They had little salt cellars on the table and I had never seen or heard of such a thing before and for some reason it made an impression on me. Maybe it’s the little, tiny spoon or little silver pot. Perhaps it’s just the novelty of not using a salt shaker.
Since then I have bought salt cellars as gifts and have used them on my own table. My family thinks they’re naff and my friends are usually puzzled when I gift them such a thing.
I found the above at a flea market a few weeks ago and I think the lion heads and legs are adorable. I stood at the vendor’s stall and yammered on and on about it, much like I am doing right now in this post.
I also have a thing for reading glasses and ink pens.
And as John Boehner says, so be it.