Jackie Houston, owner of the North End Diner, has been collecting salt and pepper shakers for 15 years at her restaurant on Hancock just north of Fillmore. During that time she may well have amassed the largest collection of salt & pepper shakers in Southern Colorado. Jackie showed us a few of her favorites while we marvelled at her many shelves of shakers.

We recommend viewing this slideshow in full-screen mode by clicking on the four arrows in the lower right-hand corner of the show.

Thanks to photographer Carol Dass who came and took some of the photos!

 

2 Responses to The Salt & Pepper Collector

  1. Kathy Carson says:

    I too am a collector, personally having close to 100 sets. My favorites are “Hat Check Girl”, “John Kennedy in a Rocking Chair”, and “Old Time Baseball Player and Umpire”. Wish I could upload photos!

  2. Noel Black says:

    Kathy,

    You can send us .jpgs to thebigsomething@krcc.org. We’d love to see them and maybe we can post them. Thanks!

News

AFP/Getty Images
April 23, 2014 | NPR · Divers have found no air pockets where passengers might have taken refuge. They have, however, retrieved more bodies. The number of confirmed deaths has topped 150. An equal number remain missing.
 

The Preiser Project/Flickr
April 23, 2014 | NPR · A look at the critters that live on money finds about 3,000 types of bacteria. Most are harmless. But researchers found traces of DNA from anthrax and drug-resistant pathogens, too.
 

NPR
April 23, 2014 | NPR · Washington, Ill., lost half of its assessed property value to a tornado in November, but residents who lost everything are eager to reclaim their hometown.
 

Arts & Life

Laura B. Weiss
April 23, 2014 | NPR · The Australian state known for its marsupial “devil” has a local food scene that might be described as heavenly. If you can’t try it person, get a taste with these Tasmania-inspired recipes.
 

Fox
April 23, 2014 | NPR · Fox has started releasing images from an upcoming episode of The Simpsons that renders the family in Lego pieces. And as always, all rights are carefully reserved.
 

Getty Images
April 23, 2014 | NPR · Also: a previously unpublished story by Shirley Jackson; tips to tell whether you are in a Charles Dickens novel.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
April 23, 2014 | NPR · The new video from London-based duo Cloud Boat, for their new single “Carmine,” unfolds in an eerie laundromat, where customers channel the hauntingly beautiful voice of singer Tom Clarke.
 

Mountain Stage
April 22, 2014 | NPR · The decorated Americana musician returns to Mountain Stage to play songs from his upcoming album, Single Mothers.
 

April 22, 2014 | NPR · Caetano Veloso has been making music for over 40 years, and he’s among the best known singers in his native Brazil. Veloso’s new album, Abracaco, is one of the most engaging in his epic career.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab