2023 – 38th Convention

Description:  Convention Shaker Chair and Ruthie Denney Convention Chair, sprung into action to have this beautiful set made. The set depicts an old barn with a road separating two different fields. A corn field on the left and a pumpkin patch on the right. Illinois is the second leading state in corn production and corn…

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2022 – 37th Convention

Shaker Power 2022 Convention Set by Gary Seymour

Description: Superhero and superheroine busts salt and pepper shakers condiment set flying through base and mustard pot cloud with lightening bolt mustard lid Shaker Manufacturer: Designed by Gary Seymour from the United Kingdom Number Manufactured: 125 Convention Theme: Shaker Power Convention Location: Newark, NJ Hosts: n/a Original Price: $95 2022 Convention Shaker Unveiling presentation and presenter’s notes by Gary Seymour Original…

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2021 – 36th Convention

2021 Convention Set

Description: The set depicts the famous Reunion Tower building from the Dallas city skyline, the famous large ferris wheel from the state fair, along with Big Tex who greets attendees at the fair.  The set has a central concession stand with the (Fletcher’s) famous corn dog and candy apple as the shakers. Shaker Manufacturer: Designed by…

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2019 – 34th Convention

Description: Joe Gaydos and Debbie Simmons met several times and after much discussion came up with the idea of “Salty Defeats Peppy”.  The political, one-piece shaker is based on the iconic photo of President Harry S. Truman holding the incorrect banner headline from the Chicago Daily Tribune. President Truman was born in Missouri. Shaker Manufacturer:…

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2018 – 33rd Convention

Description:  The 2018 Convention set was made and designed by Thomas Adam of Thomas Adam Design.  It’s based on the Convention theme, “Shakers Rock”. The set has a lot of detail. The total number of pieces needed to build all 150 sets was 7,650.  There were 14 pieces of printed elements per set.  Excluding the printed…

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2017 – 32nd Convention

Description: Our chapter had a meeting in October of 2015 . We discussed ideas for the convention set. We came up with these ideas: ice castle, Paul and Babe, anthropomorphic lady slippers (Minnesota’s state flower), eagles, and a canoe with a bear, a moose, and a raccoon paddling it. We had a vote and Paul and Babe…

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2016 – 31st Convention

Description: “Color your cares away” was the joint effort of several Shakin’ up Pennsylvania chapter members. It was hard to nail down just one idea because we found so many things to base a shaker on in and around the Lehigh Valley-Allentown area. We finally agreed on the Crayola company in Easton.  We contacted them for…

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2015 – 30th Convention

Convention 2015 Shaker

Description: The one-piece set was designed by a New York artist, Ms Xindi Yan, from a rough sketch provided by Barbara Cummings. We wanted to capture the convention theme of “Spice Up the Capitol” and thought that the Capitol Building with the yin and yang/salt and pepper/Democrat and Republican symbols did just that. The mold was…

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2014 – 29th Convention


Description:  From “Junior News”, September 2014 issue by Sally Sebert: The 2014 Convention set is a take-off on a famous painting from the 1930’s by Grant Wood.  He called his painting “American Gothic” because of the Gothic style window in the plain county house he saw. He fashioned the people after his sister and his dentist. South Dakota…

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2013 – 28th Convention


Description: The 2013 convention set is based on the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign. Our version retains the shape of the original, including the tower with a starburst; a Swarovski crystal adorns the center of the star. The set also approximates the bright, bold colors of the sign. The base of the set represents…

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2012 – 27th Convention


Description: The 2012 Convention shaker represents the convention location of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area. The base symbolizes both the American and the Canadian sides of the Falls. The nodders denote the different sides of the Falls – a buffalo (because the convention was in Buffalo, NY and it was the convention “mascot”) and a moose (a…

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2011 – 26th Convention


Description:  Broken promises, disappointing, poor quality, these are the words to describe the 2011 convention shaker. After promising delivery, even up to the day of convention, the sets never arrived. Then, when a few did make their way, the quality was disappointing to say the least, and obviously not up to our high quality standards.…

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2010 – 25th Convention


Description: The set has 7 pieces – a lobster salt, a chef pepper, a stove, frying pan, candle (plus one spare), and a tray. Shaker Manufacturer: StoryBook Ceramics, Wagener, SC Number Manufactured: 204 Convention Theme: Rhode Island Shake and Bake Convention Location: Warwick, RI Hosts: Yankee Chapter Original Price: $52 Original Drawing:

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25th Anniversary


Description: The year 2010 marked the 25th Anniversary Convention of the Novelty Salt and Pepper Shakers Club. To commemorate the Club’s Silver Anniversary Convention, the Executive Committee had this 3-piece shaker set made for each Primary Member registered as of July 17, 2010. This silver-trimmed set with a “2” and a “5” on a tray is…

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2009 – 24th Convention


Description: The set is a three-piece condiment set on a tray. The tray is shaped like Tennessee and displays the state’s nickname, “The Volunteer State,” across the front. The Tennessee River and the Great Smoky Mountains are on the right. Knoxville is identified with a dot. The shakers are black bears. The volunteer bear, wearing bib…

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2008 – 23rd Convention


Description: The 2008 convention set is a nodder, condiment set. The shaker base is a postcard. The front has a picture of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge with the words “Greetings from San Francisco.” The back has the words “Dear Salty, Having a great time at the 23rd annual convention of the Novelty Salt &…

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2007 – 22nd Convention


Description: The set is a napkin holder with turnabout shakers sitting on the base. The napkin holder base is a Florida billboard beach scene. The turnabout shakers are named Work and Play. Work is frowning and is dressed in winter clothing and looks cold as if from the North. Play is dressed in beach attire, is…

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2006 – 21st Convention


Description: The 2006 Convention set is a nodder. A veggie couple sit in a rolling chair in Atlantic City. It is a wicker type rolling chair made famous in Atlantic City carrying a male anthropomorphic eggplant and a female anthropomorphic corn. The corn and eggplant heads nod. Shaker Manufacturer: Union Standard Company Number Manufactured: 300 Convention Theme: Shake, Shake,…

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2005 – 20th Convention


Description: It’s a nodder set with the base shaped like the state of Wisconsin. On top of the base a badger (Wisconsin’s state animal) sits on a log holding a fishing pole over a lake that has a musky (Wisconsin’s state fish) jumping out of the water. The badger and the musky are the shakers. Shaker…

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2004 – 19th Convention


Description: The plan for this three-piece set was to incorporate the idea of Michigan as a year-round recreation state – the Water Winter Wonderland. The kissing skaters evoke the lyrics of the song “Winter Wonderland” in which two lovers fantasize a snowman as the Parson Brown. In this case, the parson is decked out for a…

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