Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Show and Tell

TGIF! And it's a holiday weekend!
Kelli at is hosting show and tell, so click over and see everyone's treasures!
This week I would like to show you my caster or condiment set. These were used around the turn of the century and were a must on holiday tables.
A silver plated round holder, holds serveral bottles that are all shaped differently. From what I have been able to learn the bottles not only contained salt and pepper, but vinegar, something called "pepper sauce" sometimes ketchup, olive oil, etc.. I also spins so that you can reach the bottle that you want.

I have never used mine for anything except dispaly purposes, but I'm thinking I may use them for Thanksgiving this year.
Wishing everyone a fun and safe holiday weekend!



Kellie said...

what a beautiful collection!

ceekay said...

Oooh, love it!

Kelli said...

Oh, it's a lovely treasure, Linda! I love your idea of using it this coming Thanksgiving!

Carla said...

How very cool! So neat that every bottle is different, and you have the whole set. I'm sure they are going to look beautiful filled!

Pattie said...

Hi Linda -

What a treasure! I love the unique toppers on each glass bottle. I think they'd be lovely on your Thanksgiving table this year!

GrumpyAngel said...

How delicately beautiful! If I owned them I would probably just display them, too. Using them for thanksgiving seems like a good idea, but do you have young children running around your house that day? That would make me nervous :-)

Linda said...

My grandmother's house was very Victorian and those look like they would have fit right in. Lovely! Have a great weekend!

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Linda, This antique "condiment holder" is just beautiful!!! I think something this pretty needs a much fancier name! :)...So glad you have contacted your partner!...I am so happy to be hosting this swap!, & so thrilled you are all doing it with me! If it continues like this, I may be doing a Christmas one as well!...the plans are already being made!...Enjoy the weekend!...Heidi XO

Mam said...

That's a gorgeous piece. I've never seen one before. I'd definitely use it!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Such a delightful vintage set! I hope that you do use it for the holidays because it will be so pretty on the table filled with those pretty colors.

Jess said...


Have a good week