Thursday, February 20, 2014

Displaying Cottage Style Cookie Jars

Recently, on IAntiqueOnline-ning, there was a discussion about collectible cookie jars in the cottage style. There are a number of designs out there to please any cottage style collector. And the best characteristic about them is, they're not just for display ~ they're quite useful!  Pair one up with a pretty doily, a small houseplant or wreath, and a vintage photograph for a lovely vingette.

The first one pictured is a birdhouse and has a little bluebird for a handle. With hearts, flowers, branches and a shingle roof and corner blocks, this cookie jar would be perfect in a cottage kitchen, dining room, bedroom, or on a porch.

Vintage Bluebird Cookie Jar 

The second one is one of my faves. It's a Peter Rabbit cookie jar originally by Beatrix Potter.  I believe Miss Potter should be represented at least once in every cottage style home!  If you didn't grow up reading the Peter Rabbit stories with their adoringly illustrated pages, then you should definitely read them to your kids or grandkids!
                                 Photo courtesy of  I Antique Online

The canister style cookie jar shown here is part of an entire line of dinnerware made in England of bone china. The pattern is "Old Country Roses" and it deserves a place, in some form, in every cottage style home. I have cups and saucers in this pattern and I never tire of looking at the beautiful design!
Old Country Roses Bone China Cookie Jar

This cookie jar is the best one I could find for this post. It's small, but it's perfect!  The only thing it's missing is roses!  I love the English Tudor style windows, the climbing vines, and the thatched roof.  Ahhh, the things dreams are made of ....

              Debra's Common Ground Blog

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