I so enjoy the appeal of a retro kitchen and retro aprons and linens. Retro is so colorful and cheerful! Retro encompasses lots of Anthropomorphic elements from vintage Anthropomorphic salt and pepper shakers, Anthropomorphic fruit and veggies embroidered onto tea towels, dish towels and aprons and even Anthropomorphic chalkware wall plaques. EllynAnne Geisel has a couple great books out that bring the love of retro and vintage kitchen linens and aprons to the forefront of today and her website has so many neat downloadable “how to” like making these fabulously neat Original Egg Warmer Designs. Visit here for directions for this fun project! Make the POLKADOT EGG WARMER, APRON EGG WARMER, EGG WARMER APRON, EGG WARMER DRESS.
What a pleasant afternoon my husband and I had today. We dropped our adorable Luna off at the groomers (Bichon Frise puppy dog) had a yummy breakfast at our favorite dive greasy spoon (Carlos’s Country Kitchen) drove into downtown Santa Rosa and was very surprised when we started seeing signs everywhere talking about event parking for a street sale. We found a nice parking spot and started heading toward the action. Turns out all the shops around Railroad Square were having side walk sales and that includes a couple neat thrift shops, a couple vintage and retro clothing shops and Whistle Stop Antique Mall…oh yes, there was also an art faire in the park. Lots and lots of people everywhere. I found some really adorable vintage salt and pepper shakers that are of cute chickens on top of eggs, witches with brooms (great for Halloween), a pair of anthropomorphic eggheads and the cutest mouse playing piano made by PY. I was really excited!! My husband spotted the vintage turquoise blue metal wall clock by Royal Electric (I have been wanting one for a very long time) and the day just couldn’t have been any better!!
Sale going on right now in our EBay store.
Lefton China was founded in Chicago Illinois in 1941 by a Hungarian named George Zolton Lefton, an immigrant sportswear manufacturer who collected fine china and porcelain as a hobby. In the mid 1940s Lefton began importing ceramic giftware and decorative items from all over Asia, and primarily Japan. Items are usually either stamped with the George Z. Lefton mark or have a red foil Lefton label. Today, Lefton items are becoming increasingly collectible and I am happy to share this adorable Lefton Dainty Miss marmalade jam jar. She is so cute!! Also, here are a couple super cute Anthropomorphic salt and pepper shakers by PY and Elbro. These are available here.
We hear from many folks interested in Salt & Pepper Shakers that are wanting to start a collection or add to a current collection; their questions range from “What is the appeal of collecting Salt & Pepper Shakers” to “What are Anthropomorphic Salt & Pepper Shakers” to “How do you know its Vintage” so we thought there just might be more folks out there with the same interest and questions and we hope this little guide will provide a bit of insight into this delightful collectibles arena for you.
The Appeal of Salt & Pepper Shakers
Salt and Pepper Shaker collecting took off in the 1940s with the creation of ceramics. Salt and Pepper Shakers were being made in a variety of designs, shapes, and themes. Souvenir shakers were especially popular during this time frame and were affordably manufactured and therefore affordable to purchase. Today, shakers come in a variety of materials from glass, to wood, to metal to anything imaginable.
Folks collect Salt and Pepper Shakers for many reasons. Some inherit an existing collection, others might focus their collecting on a particular theme or manufacturer, and yet others feel a connection with their vintage shakers to a bygone era, shakers are small and easy to display, and Salt and Pepper Shakers do increase in value as particular ones become harder and harder to obtain and are highly sough after. Obviously there are many reasons why folks collect, but, the main reason is that it brings people JOY.
We here at Crazy4Me adore vintage Anthropomorphic items, everything from anthropomorphic salt and pepper shakers, Anthropomorphic kitchen towels, Anthropomorphic kitchen collectibles, and of course Anthropomorphic vintage Valentine cards. We found these GREAT vintage Valentines Day cards and they put a big SMILE on our face and we wanted to share them with you. We wish you all a Happy Valentines Day!
Hello folks, been hearing from you and I know your interested to see my latest little finds from a recent product sourcing trip. I came across these adorable anthropomorphic salt and pepper shakers recently and think they are just the cutest, especially the pineapple heads. The little eggplant guys are so darling too! I am really thinking about keeping them but, I really am running out of room for “keeping” even more “cute” stuff so will put these up in the Crazy4Me Etsy store so some else can give them a good home.
If any of you are out there product sourcing or have any tips you would like to share on what you look for or what treasures you are finding recently, send us a note by visiting the Contact page as we would really love to hear from you!