Salt & Pepper

They’re found on kitchen counters and dining tables everywhere. One is a combination of elements that is, literally, necessary for life; the other is an herb native to Southeast Asia. Both have been cooking staples for centuries. To this day, the vessels chosen to hold and dispense these ubiquitous condiments reflect your personal style as well as their importance and value in the culinary world.

 

 

1. BERARD  Keep your kosher flakes or pink Himalayan crystals handy when cooking. Olivewood Salt Keeper, $50, monogram $9, at Williams-Sonoma, Aspen Grove, 303.794.4744; Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 303.394.2226; FlatIron Crossing, 720.887.2900; Park Meadows, 303.790.2565, williams-sonoma.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. L’OBJET   Salt was once valued far beyond flavor. Ages ago, it was used as currency and valued as a commodity worth its weight in gold. Whynot reflect this rich history on your table? L’Objet Pagoda Gold & Pearls Salt & Pepper, $225, michaelcfina.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. JONATHAN ADLER  Designer Jonathan Adler is known for his decorative pottery with modern styling and a hint of whimsy. Hound Dogs Salt & Pepper Shakers, $48, at Jonathan Adler, 158 Fillmore St., Denver, 303.377.1742, jonathanadler.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. RESTORATION HARDWARE   Long before salt flowed freely from the holes atop a jar or bottle, it was contained in a cellar and sprinkledwith tiny spoons, and the tradition lives on. Chinese Porcelain Salt & Pepper Set, five finishes, $15, at RH Denver The Gallery at Cherry Creek, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 303.331.1938, restorationhardware.com.

 

 

 

 

 

5. WEST ELM   These graphic shapes on your tabletop will bring a dash of shine to dinner. Mini Geo Salt & Pepper Shaker Set, $24, at West Elm, 2955 E. 1st Ave., Denver, 303.320.1001, westelm.com.