Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Another A+R Excellent House Warming Find

These Zepplins are the seasoning bomb.
Every once in a while, I put something up on Pinterest and people go crazy over it. Yesterday, I found these Zepplin seasoning shakers at my favorite source, A+R, and pinned it. It was liked and repinned repeatedly all night. Thus, these Zepplins have just earned their own post.

I'm often on the hunt for great, affordable house or hostess gifts, so these shakers spoke to me. Designed by Czech ceramicist Daniel Pirsc, they go beyond salt and pepper (those kinds of shakers tend to be too cutesy for me) and into the interesting object category. The hostess could easily make these shakers part of the tabletop tableau. They also look like they'd feel good in the hand. They're sold individually, and one could be given as a coffee accessory, filled with good cocoa or high quality cinnamon for sprinkling atop cappucinos. Another option? Give a Zepplin with a tin of smoked chipotle powder, or Hungarian smoked paprika. See? Endless possibilities.

The Zepplins are an A+R exclusive, which means you won't find them in catalogs or at Target. Good. They're also just $28 each, which makes them ultra affordable. And in three finishes, you'll be sure to find one that matches the existing decor. At A+R.

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