Category: Salt and Pepper Shakers I’ll Never Use

Too soon? More butt cheeks

Butt cheek salt and pepper shakers with faces

Butt cheek salt and pepper shakers with faces, purchased September 2012 in Taylor’s Antique Mall, Ellicott City, Maryland

These are tacky, but a bit more tasteful than the last set of salt and pepper shakers that I posted here.  Maybe it’s the kitschy faces painted on each cheek.

Only a day after posting the butt cheek salt and pepper shakers to this blog, Bob and I decided to go to Ellicott City in search of more tacky treasures.  We must have gone to the same store that Angela did, because when we brought these to the cash register, here’s what happened:

Cashier:  Hey, we had a set of butt cheek salt and pepper shakers a while back, but we sold them.  They were souvenirs from Rehoboth Beach.
Me:  I know!  I have them!
Cashier:  [puzzled look, then laughter]

Bob deserves credit for this find.  He’s got a good eye for tacky treasures.

Butt cheek salt and pepper shakers

Butt cheek salt and pepper shakers

Butt cheek salt and pepper shakers, gift of Angela Botzer, August 2012

What’s thong with this picture? This set of salt and pepper shakers with the removable butt cheeks is a souvenir of Rehoboth Beach. Maybe it’s supposed to remind you of the sandy beach where you spent your vacation. It might also remind you of all the inconvenient places on your body where you might find some of that sand. Why anyone would want to remember that, I don’t know.

The cheeks don’t say which is the salt and which is the pepper, so before you ask, the salt goes into whatever shaker has more holes.

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Nude lady salt and pepper shakers

Nude lady salt and pepper shakers
Gift of Pat Gill
May 2002

This is a category that started before I had this blog.  Just to be sure you don’t miss all the fabulously tacky salt and pepper shakers in my possession, here’s a link to the original page:  http://www.tackytreasures.com/topics/snp.html

Before and After Salt and Pepper Shakers

Before Salt and Pepper Shakers

Before Salt and Pepper Shakers

This pair of salt and pepper shakers embodies a negative stereotype of older married couples.  And yet, with a twist of the wrist, I was able to use them to demonstrate another negative stereotype entirely.  These were a gift from Kaycee, who has an excellent eye for tacky treasures, and tackiness in general.
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Mount St. Helens salt and pepper shakers

Mt. St. Helens salt and pepper shaker

Mt. St. Helens salt and pepper shaker

This salt and pepper shaker set attempts to commemorate the natural disaster that was the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.  It is made from actual volcanic ash from the event.  When the little shaker is stacked on top of the other, it shows the volcano as it looked before it exploded.  When it is taken off, the set shows what it looked like after it had spewed volcanic ash, steam, molten lava, and tons of boulders.  The ash plume alone reached 80,000 feet in the air, and was deposited in a number of states.  After the eruption was all over, 57 people were killed.  The after effects to the environment and the economy were felt for years afterward.  Somehow, a pair of salt and pepper shakers seems rather trivial for the enormity of the tragedy.

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Bobbing skeleton head salt and pepper shakers

Bobbing skeleton head salt and pepper shakers

Bobbing skeleton head salt and pepper shakers, eBay purchase October 2010 (just in time for Halloween!)

Here’s just another set of salt and pepper shakers that make you ask, “WTF?”  They are a pair of skulls mounted on a lovely ceramic base decorated with roses.  My theory is that these shakers belonged to Jerry Garcia’s grandmother.  When he was discussing the cover art for the Skull and Roses album, he told Alton Kelly, “My nana had the most awesome salt and pepper shakers.  Think you could put them on an album cover?”  Well, it IS just a theory.

To see the bobbing head action, go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/tackyjulie/5119372734/

Skull Salt and Pepper Shakers

Skull Salt and Pepper Shakers

Skull Salt and Pepper Shakers

Here’s the latest entry in “Salt and Pepper Shakers I’ll Never Use.”  Thanks to Mark Cline, P.T. Barnum of the Blue Ridge, for bringing them to my attention.

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Get Ready for Toilet Week

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The Discovery Channel may have its “Shark Week,” but Julie’s Tacky Treasures is going to attempt its first “Toilet Week.”  And you thought the bibliography of farting was tasteless.  Starting Monday, February 22, I will feature a different toilet-related tacky treasure every day, for your enjoyment.

Tackily yours,

Julie

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