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Meet my Salt and Pepper shakers!

25 May

Somethings telling me i’m going to need a new shelf!!
This is a little clip of a few of my salt and pepper shakers!



23 May


Today I found an article on the Independent.co.uk website about their top 10 Salt and Pepper shakers, this made me think about my own top 10! I’m going to do a bit of research on this and get back to you soon with my top 10! Why not share your own top10 too!

Salt and Pepper Shakers for your dream wedding day!

17 May

Today whilst searching for salt and pepper shakers for a friends wedding I came across the “Wedding Shop” at  Brown Thomas Dublin, the shop was quite interesting with loads of really nice pieces, a bit pricey but definitley a beautiful gift!

I found myself thinking, if I were to receive this gift as a wedding present how would I feel, I might be an avid collector but if I were not, would I be happy that someone had spend over €600 on a Salt and Pepper set? Probably not, in this day and age with harsh economic times I think they are a luxury one can not afford!

It’s simply an opinion, but I would love to meet someone who does think its a good idea to buy one of these. On one hand… they would be a collectible

salt and pepper shaker

Traditional salt and pepper set
Carrs of Sheffield
Price €638.50

that would most likely stay in possession through generations but I really think its a luxury and definitely not an every day necessity!

Simply S&P

12 Apr

When I first received my s & p letter salt and pepper shakers, I wasn’t enthused! However now I treat them like bookends to my collection framing their fellow S&P’s! Possibly now one of my fave’s ( I think we’re going to need a bigger shelf!)


The Salt and Pepper Museum!

6 Apr

Wow!! I just came across an amazing place, a Salt and Pepper museum!

” The World’s only Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum 

is in Gatlinburg, TN the Gateway to
the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. “

About the museum:

Well, that is a very good question! Let me tell you a little story, which will give you an idea as to why…

The collection began about 25 years ago when we did not have a pepper mill at home, that worked. So off we went on a quest to find the right one. At first we found one or two, then three or four, until it became an entertainment. Soon we found the world of shakers, where the shapes, themes and colors are endless (as you will see).

Now you might be asking who is this “we”. Well, “we” consists of my husband Rolf, my daughter Andrea and my son Alex. My name is Andrea and I am an archaeologist who fell in love with the history found behind salt & pepper shakers.


In the late 1990’s, my son gave me a digital camera for Christmas. Soon I began to take pictures of the salt & pepper shakers I had around the house and the many boxes underneath the house. I would take measurements and careful notes on each pair as part of cataloguing the collection. Once the last box was opened, my husband said, “Enough is enough. I won’t carry one more box, you have to do something with them!” So the seed was planted. What could we do with them? By 2001 we had moved from Central Texas to the Smoky Mountains to open the only Museum of it’s kind in the world! Presently we have over 20,000 pairs of shakers!

One of the main purposes of the museum is to show the changes in a society that can be found represented in shakers. As you walk through the museum you can see the changes from ancient times to the 1500’s, 1800’s, 1920’s, 40’s, 60’s all the way to present time.

Another purpose of the museum is to show the variety and the creativity that can be found in salt and pepper shakers. Who where the people and the artist creative enough to come up with all these amazing different shapes?

The third purpose of the museum is to bring people together. We are all connected to salt & pepper shaker collectors, a grandparent (or other family members), a friend, a co-worker, or a neighbor. And everyone has a memory about a salt & pepper shaker, either from their childhood or later in life.

As you explore the collection you will see the salt & pepper shakers displayed by themes and colors. I have also created little stories (within the displays), which I have found that, those young of heart are able to see and enjoy. Each theme is separated by pepper mills, my husband’s passion in this world of condiment tools. We currently have over 1500 pepper mills from all over the world. Rolf finds the mechanisms fascinating, from simple to complex.

After 25 years of collecting we are happy to share with fellow collectors and visitors the amazing world of Salt & Pepper Shakers! As I always like to say “Keep collecting!”


Light House Salt and Pepper Shakers

31 Mar

Light House Salt and Pepper Shakers

Ahoy there! This salt and pepper shaker was bought in Portsmouth when on holidays in Summer 2012, Portsmouth harbour is a great place for everyone especially as an interactive learning for kids! there is a maritime museum and the chance to go on the HMS Victory!

Lovely doggys

28 Mar

How much is that doggie in the window??

I found these little doggie salt and pepper shakers when on holiday in Belamadena, Spain in the summer of 2011, Belamadena is a good seaside resort made even better by the beautiful marina! Worth a visit!


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