Episode 7: Salty Salt & Pepper Shakers! (NSFW)

Susie Frank is a collector of novelty salt and pepper shakers. Susie is an interior designer and a fine art photographer in Pasadena, California. She spent roughly two decades collecting salt and pepper shakers that were made from the ’30s through the ’60s, ultimately amassing a collection of 4,000 sets. Now, Susieโ€™s into collecting something far weirder: debris balls …

Susie with her S&Ps!
When Susie got married, of course she decorated her wedding cake with S&Ps!!
Anthropomorphic S&Ps
Detail of one of Susie’s displays, inspired by her trip to Guyana
These shakers were part of Susie’s marriage-themed display (which also included a diamond ring and a marriage license, a razor and a shaving brush, and more)
These Bill and Hillary Clinton shakers were the centerpiece of Susie’s display on Bill Clinton’s impeachment
Also part of the Bill Clinton impeachment display: a guy flushing himself down the toilet!
Nude S&Ps … so salty
This S&P set of Mary (topless?) and Joseph has a surprise on the other side!
At the conventions Susie attended for novelty S&P collectors, people would dress up in costumes based on their favorite shakers
A gorgeous debris ball from Susie’s collection, photographed by Agustin Garza
Another debris ball from Susie’s collection, also photographed by Agustin Garza
Susie’s collection of children’s stoves lines the top shelf around her kitchen in Pasadena