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Shell Salt-and-Pepper Dishes

Photography: Ellie Miller

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2007


A half shell was good enough for Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus." Can humble condiments require more? Four clam or scallop shells make a summery set of salt-and-pepper dishes.


  • Four clam or scallop shells

  • Hot glue and hot glue gun


  1. Run four shells per set through a dishwasher, secured in the silverware caddy.

  2. For the base, turn two shells topside up, and hot-glue them together at the hinge.

  3. Glue together the other two shells; then lay them faceup and crosswise over the base, and glue. Now bring on the chowder.

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