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How to Start a Vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers Collection

Updated on May 2, 2013

Vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers

Do you have a Vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers collection? No? Well then you're in the right place to learn How to Start a Vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers Collection; it's as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Step 1: Check out the extensive selection found here.

Step 2: Click to go direct to Amazon to make your purchase.

Step 3: Repeat steps 1 & 2.

I almost hate to see them called vintage as I can remember some of these on our dinette table and my grandmother had a number that were off limits to us as kids. I recall standing on the step stool so I could see her assortment displayed in her kitchen cabinet.

Vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers make a fabulous collection for yourself or your kids because the supply is endless, they bring back memories and the designs are fun, happy, and well, they just make you smile. Best of all they don't cost much, many are under $20 some even under $10 so they make great birthday or holiday gifts.

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Vintage Retro Salt and Pepper Shakers

True Jadeite can't be found just anywhere so these three Jade of Jadeite salt and pepper shakers are a collector's dream. Maybe you have a rooster theme going on in your kitchen, if so the Rooster Jade of Jadeite set is a must-have, while the Chicago Sears Tower is definitely a one-of-a-kind find. 

Jade Jadeite Glass Arched Salt Pepper Set w/ Roosters

Jade Jadeite Glass Arched Salt Pepper Set w/ Flamingos

Jade Jadeite Round Retro Salt and Pepper Shaker Set w/ Tulips

Vintage Ceramic Milk Cans Salt and Pepper Shakers

Vintage Lantern Salt and Pepper Shakers

Chicago Sears Tower World's Tallest Building Salt And Pepper Shakers

Vintage Glass Salt and Pepper Shakers

Looking for a set or two of lovely large Salt & Pepper Shakers then feast your eyes on these, choose from clear, red, or blue to compliment your kitchen. The RSVP series make great sets for the kitchen while the Crystal and Emerald Green sets look fabulous on your table. 

RSVP Retro Red Glass Salt & Pepper Shakers

RSVP Retro Clear Glass Salt & Pepper Shakers

Classic Green Glass Salt and Pepper Shakers Depression Style

Hoosier Salt and Pepper Shakers

Crystal Salt and Pepper Shakers By Shannon

Emerald Green Tall Salt & Pepper Shakers

What's in your Collection?

Vintage Tin Salt and Pepper Shakers

Put a smile on your face every time you use one of these Vintage Tin Salt and Pepper Shakers. The memories they rekindle will have your friends and family smiling as well. Just picture it, grab the I Love Lucy set and there surely will be conversations about the old shows to follow. Know a John Wayne movie fan then they will thank you for the John Wayne salt and pepper set.

Fox Run Nostalgic Salt and Pepper Shakers Set

Coca Cola~ Classic Coke Memorabilia~ Salt or Pepper Shaker~ Bank~ Straw Holder~ Tote Box

John Wayne American Legend Tin Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

I Love Lucy Tin Salt Pepper Set: Lucy's European Vacation Luggage

Cowboy Tin Salt and Pepper Shakers

Wizard Of Oz Tin Man And Heart Clock Salt And Pepper Shakers

Vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers with Caddies

Now these Vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers with Caddies have to bring back memories of diners, soda fountains, and dime stores cafes and if you can’t picture them well . . ask your parents and grandparents.  I can picture the gum chewing waitress with her order pad yelling the diner slang order back to the kitchen.

Heart Salt and Pepper Caddy

Rooster and Chicken Salt and Pepper Shakers with Caddy

Mason Jar Salt and Pepper Shaker and Toothpick Caddy

Vintage Style Salt and Pepper Shakers

Mason's Salt and Pepper Shakers with Caddy

Vintage Style Salt and Pepper Shakers II

There are a number of superstitions about salt and pepper you have probably heard them before and perhaps you have been known to carry them out. I didn't come from a superstitious family so I tend not to be so inclined but maybe I should.

Superstition says -

When you spill salt you should immediately toss a few grains over your left shoulder or all hell may break loose.

The salt and pepper shakers should be passed together and then set on the table not in someone's hand. I'm not sure what happens but seems like good manners to me.

If pepper is spilled you will have a serious argument with a friend, I guess its good I'm not much of a pepper fan.

So, do you believe in these superstitions or think they're just bunk?

Vintage Kissing Salt and Pepper Shakers

Ah, is there anything sweeter than Kissing Salt and Pepper Shaker sets? I’m thinking a collection of kissing salt and pepper shakers would be divine, the possibilities are endless and the selection immense. Personally I would start with the Bride and Groom and the Senior Couple because they’re sort of like the young and the old.

Santa and Mrs. Clause Mwah Salt and Pepper Shakers

Hawaiian Kiss Mwah Salt and Pepper Shakers

Bride and Groom Mwah Salt and Pepper Shakers

Snow People Mwah Salt and Pepper Shakers

Elves Mwah Salt and Pepper Shakers

Senior Couple Salt and Pepper Shakers

Vintage Novelty Salt and Pepper Shakers

You can’t beat these Novelty Salt and Pepper Shakers to spice up your table. They’re so perfect for your collection that you may not want to actually use them regularly. I love the Pepe Le Pew and the flamingos and how about the out houses for some sure fire chuckles.

Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew and Penelope Salt and Pepper Shakers

Mommy and Me Sweet as Can Bee Salt and Pepper Shakers

Furniture Creations Ceramic Pink Flamingo Salt Pepper Shakers

Nautical Lighthouse Kitchen Salt and Pepper Shakers

Novelty Happy Cows Salt and Pepper Shakers

Ceramic Out House Shaped Salt and Pepper Shakers

Imagine! A Salt and Pepper Museum

Vintage Celebrity Salt and Pepper Shakers

Now these Vintage Celebrity Salt and Pepper Shakers bring back many memories, I loved the Yogi Bear cartoons as a kid and still enjoy the entire Peanuts gang. I’m an avid Marilyn Monroe movie fan and everyone just swoons when they hear Elvis’s velvety songs. What a great addition to your collection these would make. 

Marilyn Monroe Lingerie Marilyn and Vanity Salt and Pepper Shakers

Elvis Presley Elvis and Jukebox Salt and Pepper Shakers

Disney Salt & Pepper Shakers with Retro Mickey & Minnie Mouse Kissing

Peanuts Lucy and Schroeder Salt and Pepper Shakers

I Love Lucy Grape Stomping Salt and Pepper Shakers

Yogi Bear Boo-Boo Eating Salt and Pepper Shakers

Did You Know?

That when in a restaurant if you sprinkle a bit of salt on a cocktail napkin the glass will not stick to the napkin, seems like a good way to avoid the flying carpet napkin trick if you know what I mean.

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