A lot of things I have in my house I know nothing about....like the salt box.
I had to call my Dad who has an amazing memory and an eternal love for thrifting. He bought it in a sale, probably a church sale in the 60's.
It date from 1890-1900 and was supposed to be hung next to wood oven. Salt was used to flvour foods and extinguish cooking fires.
Right now more than a hundred years later, it hangs on a cupboard covered in beadboard and is used to hold all the keys. You can't find the keys for your bicycle? in the salt box! The garden shed keys? ditto!
I will never part with it, it is one of my favorite pieces. Now I'm glad I know more about it. Thanks Dad! :)
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