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Wind-Up Bird Salt and Pepper Shakers: Love It or Hate It?

The other day I was browsing Shopstyle Living when I came across these disturbingly ugly wind-up bird salt and pepper shakers. Seeing these circusy, clown-like shakers on a dinner table might scare me. And "Please pass me the pepper" becomes, "Please wind up the pepper birdie and send it rolling over," which is fun, but could be dangerous. What if the bird is too wound up, flies right off the table, and spills salt all over the floor? Am I the only one who finds these shakers revoltingly tacky? What do you think?

stickynote stickynote 9 years
Love them but I wouldn't be caught dead with them in my house.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Cute but not for me.
eshellmoyer eshellmoyer 9 years
i like the idea, but not the execution.
sonnabobble sonnabobble 9 years
i love my bright kitchen, but these are too much even for me. kids table is a cute idea though.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
My house is already a circus so why not?
marie-lee marie-lee 9 years
I am undecided. I think they would be hideous but in my sisters house (who puts things away when my father visits because he cant cope with the riot of colour) would be totally apt.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
One word: Obnoxious. I could maybe see putting them on a kids' table but I wouldn't put any salt or pepper in them. That's a mess waiting to happen right there.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
no, no, not happening in my house
xrockette19x xrockette19x 9 years
hahaha, i have these. they were a housewarming present from my roommate's friend, i love them!!!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Honestly I think they're kinda cute and I'm sure your kids would love them.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
I think they're kinda cute.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
Never. Unless you put them out on the table during a 'circus birthday party' for children. That is the only time when these tacky things would fit into the decor.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Not for me, but I can see where they might be cute on other people's dining tables. Just depends on the decor of the place, I think.
Marci Marci 9 years
They do seem like they'd be fun for a kid's table, as EspressoJunkie said. They'd probably spend the whole meal sending that salt and pepper back and forth and not eat much.
EspressoJunkie EspressoJunkie 9 years
I would love them for a Thanksgiving children's table. And you know if the adults see that's what the kids have, the youngest adults are going to try to start passing off as kids. I think they're pretty adorable, even if a little over the top and nonsensical. (but then again I love Carroll)
LoveTheWatcher LoveTheWatcher 9 years
They're just... gaudy. The concept of moving salt shakers I'm ok with, if they just didn't look like... that.
anniekim anniekim 9 years
No thanks. I find circus theme and clowns to be totally creepy.
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