Who is invited: Six lucky guests who also appreciate these tasty condiments and sprinkle them excessively onto foods that probably don’t need them (of course, you’ll never know whether these foods need more flavoring or not, since you refuse to taste them first.)
Where: The Home Tome’s comfortable and ultra-chic headquarters, a.k.a., my house, a.k.a. Salt and Pepper Central.
Why: Because I suddenly have more shakers than I can…shake a stick at. All of them are cute and all of them deserve to do what they do best. Some are getting more table-time than others. Hence, all attendees will get to use their own set for the night.
Will you choose:
The Pigs, in honor of your great grandfather on your father’s side, who was a farmer? Or because you love pork? Or because you can’t look at these without chuckling? (Thank you, Susan.)
Or will you choose these little peas, to create an aura of healthiness, despite the amount of sodium you are about to ingest? These are from my mother, who gave them to us this Christmas. They are a common and adorable favor at wedding showers (i.e. peas in a pod.)
Maybe you will enjoy these little stainless steel ones, shaped like pills? If you choose these, you will be entertained all night by the fact that they wobble. In the past, some of our guests have become positively transfixed. We had these on our ad-hoc wedding registry – they are from MOMA (thank you again, Susan.)
Maybe you will opt for these pleasingly plump Fiesta pieces, even though I can’t remember where I got them and if they are vintage or not. (Alert: vintage Fiesta ceramics have been found to be radioactive and also contain lead! I repeat: Fiesta dinnerware could kill you! But let’s not allow these kinds of details to put a damper on our festivities…)
Finally, maybe you will fall in love with these sweet mushrooms that are kept cozy/adjoining by a magnet? These are the newest members of our growing collection, and were recently “spotted” (hee hee) by our friend Sylvie at the gift shop at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. Thank you Sylvie!
The table is all set!
Edibles of an extremely bland nature will be served and will await flavoring, so bring your sprinkling savvy.
Please RSVP at your earliest convenience.
Great news just came in from Florida! My friend Ann-Marie is also poised to host her own fabulous salt and pepper party:
I would like to reserve this set: