Archives for the month of: June, 2014

Odd fish salt and pepper shakers

after years of dining solo…
Proof it’s never too late to find your sole mate.


BUY or BROWSE urban

Is it an incurable addiction to collecting vintage kitchen implements?

ORANGE retro utensils skyline vintage enamelyellow skyline utensils strainer retromass utensilitus Blue Skyline enamel etc copy


oversized and engorged utensils of a certain age?

oversized novelty seventies teak fork and spoon copy

Whatever the diagnosis, this strange bug is not to be confused with another designer affliction uncommonly known as stencilitis
of which I also exhibit classic symptoms.

I may not recover but I have the tools to cope.


so whats the use?

retro japanes cruet set

Most people don’t even know what I am…

I used to be useful, a flat-bottomed spout-stoppered vessel to hold liquid condiments such as olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I am not, as some think, a salt and pepper set, though sometimes they do hang round.

Amber glass and wood japan retro cruet set copy


it’s history

Derived from the french word crue meaning ‘earthen pot’
First culinary use in the late 17th century.

This age, not so much…

red wood and cerami japan olive oil and vinegar cruet copy

Before you top your self or end up in a dumpster consider your options:

a] A quieter, decorative life on the shelf

Hornsea moroccan tiles salt and pepper copy

b] If single reinvent yourself as a small vase or objet d’art

orange spot italian cruet set milkglass coffee canister copy


c] Perk yourself up and get back to work. You are still in great shape.
Someone will want  you.



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