I told you guys a few weeks ago that I was going to let you see the real me. Well, after a Facebook discussion with Lindsay Avalon, I decided to let you in on one of my favorite
obsessions hobbies. Salt and pepper shakers. (I swear I just heard my hubby groan from here)
Let me give you a little background. About 20 years ago, my mother quit her job after an on the job injury. My father was driving long haul truck and she started going on trips with him. Even in a sleeper cab, there’s only so much room. She wanted to bring me something from all the states she’d visited. She decided on the Salt and Pepper shakers fit nicely in a cramped space and at the time, was something a little different.
I don’t think the designers were concerned with making them look good. A few of the ones she brought back are a little, well, ugly. But it was the thought that counted.
The sets sat in a box for many years. I don’t know why, but after my husband and I got together, I decided to add to the collection. Slowly, I’ve added…and added…and added. And my friends have
enabled helped add to my collection . I’m always curious to see what they’ve find!
The hubby thinks these are ugly, but I happen to like them. I found these at an antique shop in North Carolina in 2004 while on a family vacation. Supposedly, the rocks are from one of the local streams and were glued on then brought to the shop. Is it true? Who knows. But it’s a good story.
Oh, and if you want to know, I think I’m up to 78 or 80 sets. I’ve truthfully lost count. My latest addition was a pair picked up on our trip to Canada last fall.
What’s your favorite souvenir? Is it something you show others or something just for you?