Vintage items are really popular right now. Remember the cliche, “Everything old is new again?” Well, that certainly seems to be the case with kitschy dog-themed salt and pepper shakers.
Vintage Dog Salt and Pepper Shakers
However, if you’re in the market for nostalgic items with a 1940’s or 1950’s look, you don’t have to scour yard sales or consignment shop, looking for a perfect pieces to match your retro kitchen. That’s because brand new vintage-style dog salt and pepper shakers are available on Amazon and elsewhere. Because of the market demand, there’s a large selection of different styles and colors, as well as a good representation of different breeds.
Here are a few sets I thought were particularly cute.
Kissing Poodle Salt and Pepper Shakers
These manicured poodles have magnetic lips that keep them attached when they’re not in use. Standing four-inches in height, these cute pups are made by Pacific Trading, which has a huge selection of iconic items for the home.
Kissing Chihuahua Salt and Pepper Shakers
Do you remember going to visit an elderly relative, and every available inch of space in her tiny house was covered with tacky looking knick knacks? I had a dear great aunt who decorated this way. How I wish I could return to her house again, for just one more visit. Anyway, she would have loved these cute pups shown below.
Pink Chihuahua Salt and Pepper Shaker
My great aunt probably would have loved this vintage chihuahua, just as well as the teacup dogs pictured above. Knowing her, and her generous nature, she would have bought them both. Then she would tried to give one away (or both) away to her nieces and nephews, or great nieces and nephews.
Going to her house was always so much fun. She lived in a tiny cabin, out in the woods. The inside was literally covered with knick knacks. When the Avon lady came calling she couldn’t resist buying whatever caught her eye in the catalogue. I’m not sure if she actually desired to own all the little collectibles, or if she just didn’t want to disappoint the friendly sales rep, who provided companionship and a friendly ear.
Westland Giftware Dog Salt and Pepper Shakers
Westland Giftware makes this cute and comical dog and mailman duo. This would make a great gift for someone who likes to collect salt shakers. Or, you could give it to your mailman (or mail woman) for Christmas, just to show your appreciation for delivering the mail, despite unfriendly dogs and other hazards.