Chili Peppers Are the New It Veggie

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Chili Peppers Are the New It Veggie

I didn’t learn about this historical context until much later, but what I did know was that during the Cultural Revolution, when Mao declared war on bourgeois culture and banned excess, including flowers, my mother planted chili peppers on her balcony cultivated in Beijing. a way to add color to her town. Because chilies were considered functional, they were allowed. For me, this snapshot of peppers in China was deeply intertwined with tenacity and resistance.

Historically intertwined with fertility and happiness, prevention of physical illness and combating depression, and a symbol of resistance, the chili pepper has left a fiery mark on our culture, and this is certainly manifested in design. As we approach 2023, peppers might just be the new It veggie—they certainly are mine. Whether you need happiness, health or a dose of serotonin, decorate your space with chili peppers. These spicy additions are sure to leave you thirsty for more.

Nonnas Grocer Chili Candles, Set of 2

Spruce up your room with these organic candles from Nonnas Grocer. From the second product line of the brand’s Dinner Table Candle collection, these chili candles come in red, green and a set of both. Organic and fragrance-free, Nonnas Grocer products prioritize craftsmanship and artistry, and they also maintain an accessible price point.

Sur la Table Red Chili Pepper Glass Ornament

Christmas is around the corner! It’s time to get into the holiday spirit, so decorate your trees with a few pops of red with the most perfect pepper ornament. This shiny glass blown ornament was mouth blown and hand painted exclusively for Sur la Table by artists in Poland. It includes a loop for easy hanging and a glossy finish, so it’s sure to be an eye-catching staple on your tree.

Flamingo Estate Chili Cliff

In New Mexico, chiles are usually hung outside the home’s entrance to bring in health, harvest and luck. With a variety of peppers – including Espelette, Fresno, Anaheim, Hatch, serrano, cayenne and Aleppo – this wreath from Flamingo Estate is perfect for pepper lovers looking to start the year off on a good note.

Chili Pepper Cabinet Handle

I absolutely need these chili pepper cabinet handles to open the doors to my spice collection. Available in every color, these handmade drawer pulls are some of the cutest and most unexpected pepper decor I’ve come across. They are small and subtle but make a big statement. They are sure to brighten up your cupboards, desk or dresser.

Realistic Chili Pepper Fairy Lights

If you’re as obsessed with chilies as I am, ditch the basic fairy lines for a string of realistic dried chilies hanging between LED lights. The rope rope adds a rustic touch, and the glossy varnish finish makes them eye-catching and lively.

Cosmos Gifts Chili Pepper Ceramic Teapot, 5-in

For a more cozy drink, warm up to a hot chili pot of tea. This small ceramic teapot is one of a kind, beautifully colored and unforgettable.

Red Chili Pepper Pot Holder

And to hold the pot, I love these handmade chili pepper printed pot holders. The poly linen has a quilted heat resistant backing that is also machine washable.

Clay Art La Mesa Jalapeno Chili Pepper Design Ceramic Serving Dishes

Pair your spicy cocktails or chili pot with a meal served on this beautiful set of ceramic serving bowls. These handmade bowl-like trays are perfect for holding dips or a sampling of appetizers—and will instantly liven up any dinner spread. The set of four contains two red, one green and one yellow.

Red Chili Salt & Pepper Shakers

To add to your spread of chili pepper flatware, this set of vintage 1950s shakers will be another functional statement piece. These big shakers have so much personality—the peppers’ fun expressions and crossed arms are sure to make anyone smile! I immediately added it to my cart. There’s no better way to add salt and pepper—or, if you’re like me, mild chili flakes (for guests) and ghost pepper flakes (for myself)—to your dinner table.

Embroidered Chili Pepper Napkins

I’m practically ready for a chili pepper themed dinner party at this point because I’m ready to go with some embroidered chili pepper napkins as well. These beautiful white linen napkins are sure to elevate your dinner table with the beautiful hemstitching chili pepper motif in the center. The best part about them is that these handmade napkins are machine washable, and the blended cotton-synthetic blend of fibers repels stains and requires minimal ironing.

Chili Pepper Wood Painted Napkin Ring, Set of 6

Or if you’re looking for a more fun way to express your love of chili than the more rustic linen napkins, consider keeping your napkins in the cutest chili pepper wood-painted napkin rings. This set of six will add a pop of color all around the table, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. These napkin holders date back to the 90s, so they are a unique find. I haven’t been able to find anything like them anywhere else!

1990s Vintage Chili Pepper Salsa Server

This ’90s salsa server by Boston Warehouse is completely unique. Made of clay—with a glazed interior and unglazed exterior—the bowl comes with a spoon that is glazed all the way to the end of the handle. Sold by Kisswink Vintage, a mother-daughter business, this piece also serves a good cause, as 10% of proceeds go to resources for sexual assault survivors.

Chili Pepper Cookie Cutter

For dessert, serve up some homemade chili pepper shaped sugar cookies made with these cookie cutters. There’s a standard and a dishwasher-safe option—and the best part is that they’re both made from PLA plastic, which means they’re durable and more sustainable than the average plastic cookie cutter. They come in a variety of sizes, so you can make a plate of chili pepper cookies big and small. I love that they have ridges for the outline of the stem and a highlight on the pepper.

An Anarchy of Chillies by Caz Hildebrand

For true chili enthusiasts, educate yourself on the flavors and versatility of 100 members of the chili family. Organized by heat level, this reference book showcases the range of flavor, color, shape, and spice among a wide variety of chilies, including more pervasive kitchen staples—like the jalapeño and the bell pepper—and rare peppers and superhots, like the Carolina Reaper. Perfect for adventurous cooks, this book is the best way to learn how to grow these peppers and how to cook them in the kitchen.

Artificial peppers, set of 5

This set of five life-size pepper basket fillers includes three peppers and two bell peppers. They come in a variety of sizes and colors, and will add a fun pop to your room all year round! I want to line up my bookshelf or windowsill with this.

Organic Chili Pepper Windowsill Planter (Complete Mason Jar Grow Kit)

And finally, if you’re a city girl and have a numb thumb like me, check out this foolproof windowsill chili pepper grow kit. Organic and non-GMO, this planter promises year-round growth and harvest, and it comes with a custom soil mix and fertilizer that does all the work for you. It comes in a mason jar, so it’s perfect for those looking to harvest some peppers in an apartment, and it tells you when to water next. The best part is, Back to the Roots will donate a kit to a classroom of your choice with every photo you post.

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