The other day in The Wug's Backyard Blogspot, she was writing about antiques and collectibles and asked what we collected. Well in my response I told her that I collected salt and pepper shakers when I was a little girl and that my grandmother had given me a set of Tobys. That led to "what are Tobys?" And so today I thought I'd share a few photos of my Tobys, and a few of my salt and pepper shaker collection.
While rummaging through, I also found a set of English cottage ware that was my Mothers. Forgot I had those! But another thing I found was an old doll that was part of a doll collection I had as a little girl, most of which got left in a trunk in the attic of a house we moved away from. That doll is the one in the first photo. It's a British guard. That doll reminded me that I'm not as young as I used to be! LOL That doll must be 50 years old!! Imagine that! Let's not talk about it, okay? Now I'll show you my Tobys:
The one on the far left is a sugar bowl. The middle is one of a set of salt and pepper shakers as is the woman on the end. In fact, let me show you the set with the woman:
I actually think they're kind of cute, don't you? Now on to my salt and pepper shaker collection. I actually have about 35 sets, so I picked out some favorites to share.
I forgot how old these were till I took the newspaper of them and the paper crumble! Ha ha!! This last one has always filled my house with laughter! Unfortunately, I broke one a LONG time ago, but you'll see by the photos why this was such a conversation piece!