Sunday, February 27, 2011

Owl Cookie Jar

I saw this cookie jar in an antique shop a few weeks ago.  I love owls and I have collected them since I was a young girl.  At the time I saw it I was just not looking to buy something big.  But I had been thinking about going back to see if it was still there, so I dragged the family back with me on Saturday.

Here it is - matches perfectly with my corner cabinet that I painted last year.

with some thrift store dishes and fiestaware I've bought over the last few months......

 It does have a small chip near where the lid fits on the jar, but it just adds to the character of it I think :)

This cookie jar is marked "Poppytrail, California".  Most of the ones like it I've found online are selling for about $100 like this one and this.
I paid $25 for mine.

I never knew that cookie jars were so "collectable", but it seems like they really are:

Vintage Metlox Cookie Jar Prices
As is true of all collectibles the "law of supply and demand" controls prices, and Metlox cookie jars are no exception. Some of the more common jars, such as "Wise Owl" and "Puddles the Duck" can readily be found for under $50, while the harder to find jars like "Pinocchio" or "Drummer Boy" have been known to command prices in the $400 to $600 price range.
see here for more info.

With all my google searches for owl cookie jars, I found a blog dedicated to everything owl related, and one of the topics was owl cookie jars.

this one sells for $128
 and this one for $98 from Anthropologie

Anyway, these are pretty, but I still like mine better!


Crystal said...

Looks great in it's new home! Everytime i see an owl decor i think of you Anna

Anonymous said...

Hoot Hoot put some cookies in me.


Rene said...

I love owls and your jar is just perfect!

Jen T said...

I love your blog, you have a lovely home and this owl is awesome! Thanks for coming by my blog and I'm your newest follower! JenT

Holly said...

I like yours better too! What a cute find!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What a beautiful piece! Great find, Anna. :)

June@I will craft said...

I like yours better than the other ones too! Thanks for checking out my pewter look owl trio.