Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Treasure Chest Thursday : No Need to Pass the Salt
Dining at the Vaughan family home meant eating in the dining room, with a pressed linen table cloth, linen napkins, and no salt shakers on the table. Instead each person had an individual salt dish. Growing up, I remember the short etiquette lessons we received as we drove down for a meal with members of the Vaughan family. So, I learned as a child, just how to get a pinch of salt from the salt dish placed above my place.
Prior to the sale of the family home in the 1980s, family members arranged a time for interested family members to come to the house and select a few mementos from the home's contents. I knew, even if I never used them, I wanted some of the family salt dishes. My four are pictured above.
Just looking at them bring memories of those family dinners. Maybe I need to set them on my table when a full table means having to continually pass the salt from one person to another. Maybe this Thanksgiving ...