Thursday, February 10, 2011

Just a little something to share....

Hello everyone...  The last few days I had decided to try to
get some shots of one of my oldest collection!

A Collection of S&P shakers I have been collecting ever since
I was a little girl.  I will never forget when I first stared this
collection. My Mom took me and my sisters out to some garage sales..
And at one of the houses we went to there was this kind old lady and she was selling her
collection of S&P shakers.  I just fell in love with a couple of them so my Mom
bought them for me and that is how it all got started..

Day #165

This set was one of the first one's I purchased from that sweet Lady..
That was over 40 years ago..  Oh No!!  Did I just giveaway my age..

I remember thinking that these looked so old back then!!
I wonder how long she had them before she sold them.  I still love them just
as much as I did back then.

Day #164

Now this pair I haven't had as long...   But still they look quite old to me..
I really don't even remember where I got these..  I just remember that I thought
that they looked like little thimbles to me! 


Day #166 
I remember pick up these when I was a teenager..
Once again I can't remember where I purchased them.
 I just remember we where on a trip somewhere
and I fell in love with them..  I thought they were so cute!
They were my favorite pair for along time.


These were a pair that I had posted awhile back.. I just think they are so adorable..
These were also one of my original pairs that I got from that sweet old lady
at that garage sale!!  Those bells look so rusty and old I just love the way they look!

Well here is another pair that I got when I was still really little.
What is really funny is that at the bottom of her dress it says:
Souvenir of San Antonio Texas..  I have never been there..
Do you think the original owner is missing them!!

Day #167
Here is a fun little set I got when I was a little older..  I remember being on
a camping trip and seeing them in a gift shop..  Yep my Mom bought them for me to
add to my collection..

I really don't have a whole lot of my collection anymore..
Just some of my favorites..  Over the years some of them broke
or I have just lost some..  Now I am down to only about 15 in my collection..
But I really do cherish them..

How about you?  Do you have a collection from your childhood?
I would love to see it!

Hugs, Linda


  1. Linda, these are all so cute! I can't decide which pair is my favorite! I almost have to say the little boy and girl, but then those chubby little pigs are so cute, I think the small thimble pair is sweet...what color are they?

  2. This is such a cool collection. My favorite is the little pigs!

  3. This reminds me, my older sister had a S&P shaker collection, that was quite large. I haven't seen it in quite a few years, I wonder where it is now. I'll have to ask her about it. Nice shots of some great ones.

  4. Hi Linda, your photographs are just beautiful ! your blog has inspired me and I will be a regular visitor. My fave would be the Texan cooks I think.

  5. What a lovely collection you have Linda, and your photo give them NEW life, so cool!
    Just a short trip up to CalArts with Clare, she defer a year and now it is almost time again, so we drove up just to meet her professor, my very first long trip though, Randy stayed at home with Dolce as we do not know anyone who could "baby sit" her, she is 15 but still, I don't feel good leaving her alone.

  6. I lk very much your collection...I've a collection of Angels...and "fonts"..(acquasantiere)...kiss, Cy

  7. Very nice collection Linda..... lovely pictures on your blog.

    Greetings from Holland, Joop

  8. what a fantastic collection, each pair is so interesting and quirky, they are great, I have a few silver salt and pepper pots but none seem as interesting and colourful as yours.

  9. I think I will try to copy the "Day #167"

    I love wooden pieces.

    Thanks for the idea!

  10. Haha ~ what a cute collection! I love the little pigs ~ so cute!
    xo Catherine

  11. Linda really beautiful, but my favorite, more for the photo from the figure, are the days 164, 166 and 167 pigs. Very nice. A hug.

  12. I have a friend that collects S&P sets too. I love the wooden outhouse ones. I don't collect anything in particular - other than barn photos!

  13. Oh my gosh Linda what a fabulous collection,I love them!! You know you dont see many awesome collections anymore! I have a dog collection from my gramma one of them my mom bought my gramma when she was a child and she is 82. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  14. What a great collection. So varied and each with their own story to tell. I have always wanted to have a collection, but could never decide what to collect. Just love this x

  15. What a fantastic collection Linda! Surely you don't see anything like these anymore! Beautiful photographs of them!

  16. What a beautiful collection, Linda! They look so beautiful and special - gorgeous!


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