I have been collecting vintage ceramic salt and pepper shakers for some time now. A few were passed on from my Aunt. They remind me of time spent in the kitchen with loved ones, and of New Zealand summers with my family.
My mother has been collecting porcelain and Crown Lynn pieces since I was little. We would spend the summers driving to op. shops and vintage stores collecting pieces from various places up North near our beach house.
My partner and I went on a road trip last year to Kiama in Australia. We visited a little church op. shop that had three small shakers, that I bought. The lady who served me said that 50 or so were brought into the store by another collector who had picked them up on his travels overseas. I love the stories that come with each ornament.