When I was a young kid I used to make penny banks out of salt containers. I loved how they "ate" the coins. But an interesting thing happened in Utah's culture in the late 80's, it was called food storage!
My parents decided that we needed two years worth of food, for the entire family, to be kept in our basement in case of emergency. This was no small task since there were seven of us. From that time on, I never saw salt containers. Now the salt I knew came in 5 pound bags like the old flour (the new flour came in 25 pound bags at least).
They say everything is bigger in Texas, but I assure you this does not include salt packaging. I am back to enjoying the cute, and to me, little containers that pour out the salt into your shaker. Having emptied my first one I was feeling nostalgic and just had to use it for a project.
She's not a penny bank though, she is a yarn keeper. My rolled up balls of yarn cannot escape her and roll across the floor. Besides that, she is so cute, don't you think?!