Unused Shakers

When I moved from Johannesburg to Toronto, a friend of mine gave me a parting gift:

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
Salt and pepper shakers. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

The gift remains unused but brings a piece of Africa into my home. I love the colours and the handpainted designs on the salt and pepper shakers. They have a place on the shelf in the living room and I see its beauty each time I pass by.

Do you have unused gifts in your home?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

This post was inspired by Hugh’s Photo Challenge. The prompt this week is: unused)


22 thoughts on “Unused Shakers

  1. I also thought they were some type of doll – or clog- ha! and in the reader they looked different – grande! But coming to the post it was a great shot of the little holder. And I think it is a good call to not use them – and how fun this splash of color must be to pass by. My step-daughter made me this vase one year – well she painted one and at the time it was nice / but now that she is married and in a new life mode – it has become more special and so I do not use it regularly / and maybe I should put it on display like your shakers


  2. A bright spot of pretty colors to warm your heart when you look at them. I’ll look and note if there are unused gifts around my house but none come to mind. I’m into using most everything but I know it’s hard when something is broken.


  3. Love these…I have some gifts laying around I’ve never used…usually because I’m afraid of ruining them. I also have some salt and pepper shakers wrapped and ready to give as a gift. They are two tiny peas in a pod I found on Amazon last year. I bought half a dozen and have given four away, kept one for myself, and have that one extra just in case!


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