Thursday, September 18, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Shake It

We recently inherited these little germans. Cute as a button at 2.5 inches in height, they give us salt and pepper. The pair belonged to my husband's great aunt. She was an avid collector of s+p shakers with over 500 sets! The date is sketchy, but Hansel and Gretel (as I have named them) are believed to be from the 1950's. They're made by Groebel, W Germany. (There's a history of Germany's division here.) Since H and I have an affinity for german things, we took them on.

Since childhood, Husband and I have taken a keen interest in languages. H lived in Germany for 4 years as a youngster and one set of my grandparents spoke German. So, as a gift to H, I signed us up for a 6 week German course that begins tonight. Happy Birthday H!

Thanks to the Apron Queen for hosting Vintage Thingies Thursday each week. Be sure to check our her blog for more VTT.

16 comments:

ohhollyf said...

Those lit' guys are cute, your blog could use the layout I have, it was free.

ellen b said...

Those are so sweet and it's great that you know where they came from. Enjoy your German class!

Coloradolady said...

Love your salt and pepper shakers. They are very sweet. Extra bonus that they came from a family member.

lera said...

All things German interest me. My husband and I both have German ancestory. We took German together in high school (although we did not date until after college). He grew up as an Army brat in Germany and returned right after bootcamp for 3 years.

Jennifer said...

I recieved several pairs of salt and pepper shakers from my grandmother. I just love them. Yours are really cute!

V's Wife said...

I love them! I've lived in Germany for a total of 5 years, it's one of my favorite places!

Grandma Faith said...

Your salt and pepper shakers are really sweet, and so are you for taking the German class. Have fun.

Charlotte said...

What cute little salt & pepper shakers. My hubby and I were fortunate enough to visit Germany a few years ago. What a beautiful country. My son took German in college and loved it. He would speak a few simple words around the house in German. I took French in high school for one semester. Then we moved and the school didn't teach French so I took Latin. I doubt if anybody takes Latin anymore - unless they're studying to be a Catholic priest maybe. Now how did I get off on all of this? I intended to just compliment your little salt & pepper shakers. lol

Patty said...

Oh, how cute they are! Have fun at your class!

Elizabeth said...

H & G are so cute! How nice to have a piece of your husband's family history.

marychild said...

Very cute shakers and awesome idea to do the German class! Who's watching Charlotte for ya?

casch said...

How sweet your little S&P shakers are! I have some I could add to your "collection" if you want!!! They aren't as cute, though! ;)

Vintage Mommy said...

I love these! Yes, they are "cute as a button!"

I didn't realize you were from No. California. I grew up in the Bay Area and just moved to WA state from Lake County. Do you know where that is?

Threeundertwo said...

Those are darling. What a wonderful paint job. Love Hansel's little socks!

Miri said...

They're cute as a button. I love Hansel's expression.

Jewelgirl said...

Your salt & pepper set is adorable!
I think they are traditional boy and
girl dressed in German costume.
Lederhosen for the boy and dirndl
for the girl! Good luck on the
deutsch classes!

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