A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter S – Salt & Pepper Shakers
It’s that time again for the April A to Z Blog Challenge. I’ve done this one for quite a few years, and it’s always fun.
This time I decided to go with the miscellaneous type posts, which some days will be whatever I want, and other days will be a resurrection of my older posts that pretty much no one or very few ever saw.
So, here we go with Letter S …
Do you like to collect things? How about salt and pepper shakers? I have quite a few sets that I’ve collected over the years. I find them at yard sales, flea markets, and thrift stores. Some were given to me as a gift, as friends and family members are always on the lookout for them.
Most of mine fall into the catagory of collectibles, antique, vintage, and novelty. Salt and pepper shakers come in all manner of materials. I have wooden, metal, plastic, and glass ones.
The novelty S & Ps are the cute ones, even though they can certainly be used at the table as their intended purpose. There are so many catagories to choose from to collect, as it suits your interests. You can pick one theme, or just randomly create your collection.
Some themes include animals of all types, holidays, kitchen wares, letters, clowns, souvenirs, advertising, and many more. Some can be very rare to find, very costly and valuable; others can just be fun to add to your collection.
I entered one of my salt and pepper shakers in the fair one time. It was a kangaroo, with the baby joey sitting in a pouch. I won a ribbon for it. The picture is similar to the one I have. What I need now, is a display case for all my sets.
For very little cost, you can start your own collections of salt and pepper shakers. It is a fun hobby and a great topic of conversation.
This is my antique salt & pepper shaker Kangaroo & Joey. I entered this in the local fair, under antiques and relics, one year, and won a ribbon.