6 Responses to “Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 70 – August 2010)”

  1. Allee Willis

    Those teeth S&Ps are some of my absolute favorites from my salt-and-pepper shaker collection. If I counted all my S&Ps there’s probably somewhere between three and 400 of them. Many are in the house but just as many are in my storage garage.

    I haven’t seen the little musician bears in your last photo for years. What were they tucked behind?! I can see the edge of another one of my favorites just to the side of the bear playing the stand up bass. It’s two plastic musical notes on a metal staff.

  2. Douglas Wood

    These are some of the best S & P’s I’ve ever seen. Love the coat rack, the mixers, the Howdy Doodies and especially the camel. What are those weird duck-like creatures to the right of the dog and cat? And it looks like there’s a great couple between the coat rack and the bowling pin.

  3. MyFunCloset

    Did you find these one at a time or buy chunks as collections? S&P’s had so much personality in the 40’s and 50’s. The Japanese makers must have thought the USA was one big party. Now China does.

    • Allee Willis

      One at a time. The only exceptions were when I received some as gifts. My sister bought out a little old ladies collection in Omaha and another one of my friends gave me his mother’s collection that was just sitting in their garage.

  4. Allee Willis

    The one to the right of the dog and cat are newer and were given to me as a gift. I almost didn’t keep them as everything up there is vintage but I thought they were cute so tucked them into the back of the shelf. They’re Japanese, and very duck like.

    There are three sets between the bowling pin and coat rack. One is just covered with little rocks, one is all Bakeolite and the couple are a spoon and a I don’t know what. Honestly, I have no idea a what the other figure is. If I have energy in the morning I’ll make it my Kitsch O’ The Day post, and if not tomorrow then very soon.