|Highly Collectible Campbell Soup Kids|
|Smiling California Oranges...Only $13!|
Our first contender was a pair of Campbell’s Soup Kids, but Jennifer noticed that one was missing some paint and its stopper. The vendor dropped the price to $12, but we knew Kay actually uses her salt and peppers when she has company, so that wouldn’t do. We stepped into a booth that had souvenir lobster shakers from Maine, flamingos from Florida, and cowboy boots from Texas. Kitty haggled her way to a couple of smiling California oranges for only $13. We could see why Kay loves these collectibles––they’re cute, practical, and affordable!
|Treasure Craft Salt 'n Peppers|
One dealer showed us a cabinet of salt and pepper sets he described as “nodders, huggers, hangers, and stackers.” He suggested some bobble-head pandas, but they weren’t quite right. Jennifer priced a palm tree with hanging coconuts that would fit in perfectly with her Hawaiiana. Only $15 for a mint Treasure Craft set? Yes, please.
As he wrapped it up, Kitty spotted some dramatic black cat shakers with gold details, and we had our winner. The cats didn’t have any identifying marks or stickers, but we didn’t care. Those felines were divine! The price tag was a steep $38, but we asked the seller for a deal, and he came down to $30. We can’t wait for our diva aunt to use them at her next cast party!
The Cat’s Meow
|Holt-Howard Cozy Kitchen Kitties|
|Make a crafty tassel from an unpaired salt shaker!|
Shake It Up
Have you ever found a salt or pepper that’s lost its match? We ran across a display of tassels made out of these widowed shakers. Genius! We took a closer look, and it seems you pinch ribbon with wire then run it up through the holes, and finish with beads on top. We see a craft night in our future!
Mind Your Ss and Ps
If your shakers don’t have “S” and “P” on them, here’s a tip. According to the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Tennessee, the one with fewer holes is for salt and the one with more holes is for pepper. Good to know!
Prices We’ve Seen:
Treasure Craft “Hawaii” Fish $10
Campbell’s Soup Kids $10 to $30
Smiling California Oranges $13 to $15
Bonzo Pup I’m Salt and I’m Pepper $14 to $20
Denton China Flower Pot Minis $15
Treasure Craft “Hawaii” Coconut Tree $15
Holt-Howard Merry Mice Noisemakers $20 to $40
Holt-Howard Cozy Kitten Noisemakers $20 to $60