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 marveled at her many shelves of shakers.

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

 

3 Responses to The Salt and Pepper Collector

  1. Pammula says:

    Wonderful!! This truly brings back the memories – my aunt had a large collection that she used to let me play with, as a child, whenever I would visit –
    thanks for the great pictures and story!!

  2. Mary H says:

    I’m going to have to go for breakfast!

  3. Aubrey Fennewald says:

    awesome… this was fun :)

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