I've always admired those cooking shows where the cook just dips into a bowl for a "pinch of salt." Sadly, I've never been brave enough to just have a bowl out at all times for cooking. Something about leaving it exposed to the elements just makes me a little cautious. However, I can see the advantage of having it readily available and literally at your fingertips. Well, I just might make the switch, thanks to this beautiful spice holder I spotted in the latest O (as in Oprah) at Home mag.
This cute "baby Tagine" salt/pepper set ($24) is from the World Shoppe. I love the sea blue color that's shown in the mag, but its also available in several other colors. An added plus is that World Shoppe is a store "committed to paying fair wages to artisans in developing countries," so not only are you adding a little "spice" to your decor, you're also supporting a charitable cause. (It would also make a great housewarming or holiday gift too!)