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 PricesAs 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!