About This Blog, and How to Find My Discussions of Some of Its Key Ideas

A quote from my first post on this blog: The purpose of this blog is to make a record of the salts and pepper sets I have collected–to account for why I collect… Continue reading

Gendered Elimination?

Since my last few posts have been about creatures taking their pants off, a look at this shaker set seems appropriate: As a set, they have an interesting binary-oppositional relationship.  I’m tempted to… Continue reading

For a Spicy Experience, First Take the Pants Off

Here’s a little guessing game.  This is a salt or pepper shaker: So what do you think its companion shaker might be?  I suspect that most people would guess the other part of… Continue reading

Shake Your Booty

In recent posts, I’ve been talking about animals and other objects depicted in salt and pepper shakers as wearing various items of human clothing.  This time, I’m going to look at  a set… Continue reading

For Those Who Might Like a Fantastic Fork (or a Satisfying Spoon)

In the salt-and-pepper miniverse, it’s not only animals who wear human-type clothing.  Other objects can do it also.  Here, for instance, are a nattily dressed fork and spoon:In addition to wearing aprons–certainly an… Continue reading

An Odd (Really Odd) Couple in Lots of Clothing

I’m fairly well convinced that this pair was always intended as a shaker set, because their colour palette is more or less the same:  the same dark green, with dark pink accents–and the… Continue reading

A Lobster Dressed for Lobster Fishing.

Here’s an addition to my series of posts on animals in human clothing that introduces a new hat but begins with a memory of some old ones. Some time ago, I wrote a… Continue reading

Cute as a Bug in a Rugged Shirt and a Pair of Trousers

Here’s another set of nonhuman creatures wearing human clothing.  At first glance, indeed, this pair of shakers appears to be quite completely clothed: They seem to be wearing black shirts with white stripes–their… Continue reading

Shirtless and Pantless, but with a Hat

Continuing with this series of posts about salt and pepper shaker sets that represent animals and the clothing that they do and do not wear, there is this set, which trumps the various… Continue reading

Pantless and Topless, But with a Strategically Placed Towel

In response to my earlier post about a pantless pair of pigs and the phenomenon of pantlessness in humanized depictions of animals in cartoons, children’s books, and elsewhere, my friend Tina Hanlon made… Continue reading

Wholly Cow, Partly Human

As did one of the flamingos of my last post, this cow is wearing sunglasses. But in this case, sunglasses is almost all she wears, except for what might be some grey fur… Continue reading