Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Corn Salt & Pepper Shakers

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Items in the shape of corn on the cob have a special place on the mantle of Americana Pop Culture. Whether plastic, ceramic, bowl, plate, S&P or cob holder, the texture of husks and kernels has fascinated mold makers since the beginning of time, elevating corn to the status of oranges and tomatoes as the foodstuffs most imitated in kitchen accessories design.
These S&P’s are devoid of any manufacturer’s mark but look to be late 70′s/ early 80′s. They have rubber stoppers, both slightly melted from being too close to corn boiling in the pot. I covet these more for their form than their function.

Items in the shape of corn on the cob have a special place on the mantle of Americana Pop Culture. Whether plastic, ceramic, bowl, plate, S&P or cob holder, the texture of husks and kernels has fascinated mold makers since the beginning of time, elevating corn to the status of oranges and tomatoes as the foodstuffs most imitated in Kitsch kitchen accessories design.

These 4″ plastic S&P’s are devoid of any manufacturer’s mark but look to be late 70′s/ early 80′s. They have rubber stoppers, both slightly melted from being too close to corn boiling on the stove. I covet these more for their form than their function as they always leave a nasty little trail of salt and pepper from what’s slipped through the meltage.

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2 Comments

  • Ludovicah says:

    Well theyre different!

  • Rebecca says:

    I just picked these from a road side country store for 1.50 , they were 3.00 but everything was half price. Mine aren’t melted on the bottom and I love the shape of these more so then some of the more common ones. I’m hoping to find out more.

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