Collecting: Salt & Pepper Shakers

Like most collectors with their collections, I didn’t plan to collect vintage diner-style glassware. Many of these come from my dad’s collection (he LOVED his vintage salt and pepper shakers!), and when he sadly passed away in January, I was happy to add these little gems to my smaller vintage glassware family,  as they will always remind me of him. Aside from just how sweet and simple they are, I find myself drawn to the sheer functionality of these items,  and I am planning on just how they will be incorporated into the craft room. I love that they are oftentimes a uniquely molded glass, and I especially love the hard plastic or metal tops. I can just imagine them gracing a formica table located in a 1950s diner-can’t you?

These pink tipped salt and pepper shakers are just begging to be filled with pink, silver or gold glitter! And, maybe the syrup dispenser will now house vintage buttons or ribbon scraps.

These shakers are so cute and chubby, and the ribbing makes them functional and decorative! Love the little red hats!

So many shapes and sizes! And, that’s just for the glass ones! Vintage salt and pepper shakers are a HUGE collectible,  are made of glass, ceramic and plastic and come in MANY fun decorative shapes. And, interestingly, salt shakers became more popular in the 1920s, after the Morton Salt Company introduced anti-caking agents to their product.

Happy Collecting!




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2 Responses to Collecting: Salt & Pepper Shakers

  1. Becky Green says:

    LOVE your collection! I used to have a baby sitter when I was young & her mother had a collection of Salt & Pepper Shakers! They WERE SO MUCH FUN to look at! 🙂 You have PERFECT IDEAS to use them in your craft room! They will be seen & used daily & your father’s memory will be CLOSE & fresh every day! 🙂

  2. mary tschopp says:

    Hi Michelle,

    I am glad that you have found a use for these wonderful S & P shakers. They look terrific on your vintage shelves. Mary T

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