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Pinch salt and pepper set by Craighton Berman

It’s here!

Pinch salt and pepper set by Craighton Berman

Our Pinch salt and pepper set designed by Craighton Berman arrived and brightened what was the dark end to a gloomy and rainy day.

Pinch salt and pepper set by Craighton Berman

Pinch salt and pepper set by Craighton Berman

It’s more lightweight than it looks, and deceptively sturdy. I wanted one of the ones from his first run through Kickstarter because they were made here in Seattle.

Pinch salt and pepper set by Craighton Berman

It’s a great size. The pepper ball is pleasingly plump and sits in the base hovering over top of the Maldon sea salt (my favorite). It’s delightful to use. I’m in love with my salt and pepper set. Is that wierd?

· comments [15] · 01-11-2011 · categories:food · shopping ·

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  • 1 Seanna Lea // Jan 11, 2011 at 3:25 am

    It is not weird to me. If I can be super picky about what pepper I put in my pepper mill, then you can love your salt and pepper shakers.

    That reminds me. Time for a Penzeys order, because I’m dreadfully low on peppercorns.

  • 2 Kat Evans // Jan 11, 2011 at 5:28 am

    I think there’s enough love in this world for even a salt & pepper set to deserve some.
    One thing I’ve run into with some sets is, the pepper holes are too small. Does the hole for the pepper seem large enough?

  • 3 Faye // Jan 11, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Cute, but I need much more pepper than that tiny hole will allow.

  • 4 Craighton // Jan 11, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Beautiful photos, Megan—glad you’re enjoying it!!

    @Faye: That hole dispenses just the right amount of pepper, I promise.

  • 5 Jess // Jan 11, 2011 at 8:40 am

    When you first posted about those I fell in love and sent everyone with money the link :)
    So glad you got one and like it!

  • 6 Haven in New Zealand // Jan 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    It’s okay to be an objectifile every once in a while.

  • 7 kay // Jan 11, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Not at all weird. Matt got me one for Christmas and I adore, adore, adore it! My mother the artist thought it rather wonderful too.

  • 8 megan // Jan 11, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Kat, Faye – It calls for extra fine ground pepper, I’m both within shopping distance of a Penzey’s and have an adjustable pepper grinder so it’s no trouble. And the amount of pepper that comes out is just perfect. Promise.

    Kay – Yay! Kickstarter totally saved Christmas. It was the one gift we bought for ourselves that we really loved. That said, I should note that ours arrived after Christmas because I let Craighton know through Kickstarter that we really didn’t need to get it by Christmas — for the public record it wasn’t late!

  • 9 TPS // Jan 11, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Not at all weird. Note though that this is coming from someone who spent 10 minutes hugging her new new diary/planner when she got it from the mail.

    Seriously, I love your S&P set. So very well designed.

  • 10 Cinnamon // Jan 12, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    So glad you got this and love it. We got one and I couldn’t be happier. The pepper hole is perfect and I’ve run the included pepper through it and tested with my own fresh-ground pepper that I make in my hand-crank Turkish coffee grinder (weird, but the adjustable grind on it makes me WAY happy). So I love that I can Grind my own fresh pepper before a dinner party and put this on the table.

    My only quandry is that I have to keep it in a cabinet because my impossible kitten has decided that it is a toy (BALLL!!!) so I can’t look at it all the time.

  • 11 margo // Jan 13, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    it is just great. hope he will be selling them soon on line.

  • 12 megan // Jan 13, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Margo – He will! They’ll be available more widely shortly. I’m sure I’ll post about it here because I plan on buying a second one (confession: we eat dinner in front of the TV more than we eat dinner at the dining room table).

  • 13 Katherine // Jan 24, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Ha! Not weird. I just bought a salt & pepper shaker from Pier1 that is a mini mouse and cheese, and I am pretty much head over heels for it.

    Yours is great too! Too bad I can’t think of an excuse to have two in use at all times..:)

    -Katherine at

  • 14 Anna // Mar 12, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I love it! Do you know how I can get one?

  • 15 megan // Mar 12, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Anna – I do! You can buy it from Craighton Berman’s site. I’m happy to see that the second edition is also made in Seattle.

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