Over 10 years ago I was at a flea market in Indiana
I found and purchased many great planters (one of my collections that I continue to love).
I passed this one booth a few times and kept eyeing this one item
This pepper shaker was all by itself and while I loved the colors and design I couldn't figure out why I would buy the pepper without the salt
But buy it I did!
A collection was born....collecting 'orphan' salt/pepper shakers
Since that first 'orphan' I've found many in flea markets, thrift shops and yard sale shopping
They come in all shapes and sizes
I never split a pair, if I like a set I buy that also...
but the orphans have a special place in my heart
As in most things we collect, something must speak to me before I bring it home, so not all orphans come home with me...but all of these have
Sometimes bringing home orphans results in a pair as was the case with these two.
Found years apart I love these Shawnee pieces!
Critters of all kinds are popular
More fun pieces and the 'beauties' as I call the 'pretty' shakers
Some of my favorites!
I will continue to adopt orphans as I see them and they call my name. It's one of my favorite collections. Not worth much dollar wise, but for a fun and happy collection....priceless!
Wishing you JOY,
I'm joining these fun parties this week