For most of us, a salt and pepper shaker is nothing more than something that sits on our dinner table to use to season our food. But for Linda Thomson, mother of three and grandmother of six, collecting salt and pepper shakers of all different shapes, sizes, designs, ages and materials, was her passion in life. With hundreds of different varieties from pineapples to poker machines, toucans and telephones to Betty Boop, Linda’s collection can enlighten us about the world’s cultural values and perspectives.
For most of us, a perfume bottle is something practical or something we mightlook at and say, ‘isn’t that beautiful?’. But for Sandra Black, collecting perfume bottles is a sweet scented passion.