Souvenir building collectors usually have replicas everywhere. Our collections begin on display shelves, then expand to other parts of the house. For a while, I’ve noticed “useful building replicas” for the Kitchen and dinning room. We all know about the many salt & pepper shakers shaped like buildings and monuments. But, have you noticed other miniature buildings with a purpose? The Leaning Tower of Pisa seems to be a popular shape. I’ve seen Leaning Tower shakers for graded cheese and another larger version for storing uncooked pasta. Leaning Tower teapots and others in the shape of a Victorian house (with a bizarre beaked spout). I saw another teapot set which was brown-glazed ceramic and looked like a castle turret. Each piece of the set stacked up to make the tower – teapot, creamer, sugar and lid. Let’s not forget building-shaped chocolate molds. Have you noticed additional “useful building replicas” for the Kitchen and dinning room? Do you collect such things or just concentrate on miniature building replicas?