Denny’s Adventure’s in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 19 – August 2010)

Submitted by denny September 20th, 2010
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I have never seen so many fabulous S & P shakers. I used to have some good ones but the ones featured in these pics are out of this world. Be on the look out for posts focusing on certain S&P shakers. I’m a big humpty dumpty fan and if you look on the top shelf you’ll see two sets. I believe the green set in between might be rockets or something. The green humptys are my favorite out of the two.

Washers, mixers, cats, camels, corn, and corn people!

I didn’t get a chance to bring them down but if you look up on top and in the left corner you can see the “umbrella” s&p’s. Then there’s the blue canister set, beer bottles, indian girl, eight balls, dogs, pig driving a car, the Kennedys, and of course, my favorite (I have lots of favorite things) the Mr Peanut shakers.

The Howdy Doody shakers are the best!

The snails are pretty cool.

3 Responses to “Denny’s Adventure’s in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 19 – August 2010)”

  1. Douglas Wood

    You’re right– these are out of this world. I’m a Humpty Dumpty fan too, by the way and the green ones have such great faces. The pig in the car is my favorite (if it’s vintage) and are the Howdy Doody ones vintage too? Am I correct in assuming that the green one is a camel with two red shakers on his humps? Fantastic. Also, there’s a guy lurking behind the pink ears of corn that looks pretty interesting. Love the musical notes too.

  2. Allee Willis

    These are just the salt and pepper shakers that fit on the four shelves devoted to them. I have at least three times as many in my storage garage.

    These shelves are pretty high up in the air, 7 to 8 feet up there. I usually just grab whatever hits my fancy and whatever I can reach but I’m rarely up high enough to be able to see that some of them are sitting on their side or have moved around and lost their mate. Should I get a free moment in the next decade I’ll put a little apron on, climb up a ladder and do some house cleaning.

    For anyone who might be wondering what the little white line going horizontally across all of them are, it’s fish wire stretched across the shelves to prevent as many of them as possible from falling in an earthquake. It does actually work though the heavier ones are still gonna fly over. But it’s better than no protection at all. I lost at least 50 of the ceramic ones in the ’94 earthquake.

  3. denny

    Doug, this is one display at “Willis Wonderland” that I literally just have to stop and stare at when I pass them!

    I too lost stuff in the ’94 earthquake. That is when I stopped collecting and it’s been a slow process “recollecting” certain things!

    Yes, love Humpty!