Whem I was growing up my grandmother had a Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar in her kitchen. She would always give me a cold glass of milk and two homebaked cookies. I saw the same cookie jar last weekend at at Antique Mall. The same jar was priced at $500. For a moment I was tempted but $500 for an old cookie jar ? Now I'm having regrets and I've decided to drive back and offer the lady $200 for it. Nostalgia is a Bitch !
Look on ebay, 500 in this economy is crazy. Look for it on ebay and you might just get over it.
What happen to your mom's cookie jar?
OP: My Aunt Mary(really!) had one of those. The one in my house looked like a little Dutch girl. Good luck getting a bargain.
My mother had one figurine she prized because it was the only thing she owned from her grandmother. The figures arm was broken off but it always sat in the china cabinet.
Years later, I have a house full of figurines I have purchased. Bing & Grondahl, Royal Copenhagen, Rosenthal, Hutchenreuther, Lladro, Royal Dux and others. I even found the same figurine my mother had. It is bisque, from 19th century German porcelain maker. Mine doesn't have a broken arm.
Is the one your mother had this one by Hull? Easy to be had if it is.
When I was a child we had a cookie jar that was a sitting elephant with a sailor's cap. There were also matching salt and pepper shakers. They must have been something that my mother got at a shower or as house warming present because they were never used. My entire childhood they sat in the cupboard above the refrigerator. They always seemed special and important because they were kept in such a special place (actually the least used and hardest to reach cupboard in the kitchen.) This summer I cleared out my parent's house. I just could not put the cookie jar and the salt and pepper shakers in the estate sale. They have no place in my current kitchen, so, once again, they live in the cupboard above the refrigerator.
My friends parents are retired and to make extra money, they buy and resell old cookie jars. Some of them are really cool and elaborate and there's a big market for them. I'm not surprised to see some priced at $500.
My mom would just toss the open package of oreos in the cabinet. It's a wonder we didn't have mice.
They're making lots of repros so make sure you are buying vintage.
My grandmother had a teddy bear cookie jar. I know what you mean about nostalgia OP. I wish I had taken it when she died. So many times I reached into it and pulled out one of her oatmeal raisin cookies.
Childhood - it was a less complicated time when my greatest worry was if I was going to pass my math test.
My mom still has our old cookie jar in her kitchen and still bakes cookies It's two kids under a big umbrella. My sister and I both want it so there will be blood when the time comes. I thought of just buying it from mom to annoy little sis.
(R7). I don't have the cookie jar but I have the two elephant shakers.
ours barked like a dog when you'd open the lid.
That's because it was for dog treats, R13.
PS: your mom hated you!
Every kitchen had one cookie jar back then. Women were more at home and had time to bake. I remember we had one made as a huge ice cream cone and another as Barney Rubble's house. My grandmother had one made as a red barn and my aunt an Indian chief.
Is this Twin Winton cookie jar the one? It is California pottery. I used to be a dealer, have this one sitting on my patio covered with dust.
Dear Paula. You're a lying racist bitch. That was made in China last year.
I never saw a cookie jar in real life when I was a kid. I thought they only existed on tv, like milk pitchers and juice pitchers in the refrigerator. And housewives who wore dresses and pearls. And this thing called "seconds" at the dinner table.
We kept our cookies in the refrigerator so the roaches wouldn't get to them. But I do think the head roach kept a cookie jar. I think she wore pearls too. Teeny tiny little string of pearls and 3 pairs of itty bitty high heels on her six feet.
This reproduction is much nicer than the link above.... this line uses no cold paint and the gold trim is 22kt fired. The previous link looks like it is gold colored paint used to trim the piece where it should have bright gold. Plus this one is only $30. This company has been around for a long time and does a variety of reproduction cookie jars, including some of the others discussed in this thread.
I have a chicken one that was bought new in a tiny farm town hardware store c. 1940. I wouldn't sell it, but am surprised to see what it seems to be worth now -- it must have cost less than $5 new. Used to hold homemade cookies every week -- priceless indeed.
Andy Warhol collected cookie jars.
To me they were more decorative than anything else. There are probably better ways to store cookies. But they're so cute!
I always liked cookie jars. I have one in the shape of a shiny red apple.
This was ours. Her name is Miss Priss...go figure.
Vintage cookie jars are hard to find and worth the investment. It's more than nostalgia - the cookie jar is a dying art.
Not true ! With the internet the value of cookie jars has plummeted. Very few people are collecting them anymore. They take up too much space for starters.
There is no end to the number of brand new cookie jars being made, all kinds of subjects.
There are more than 26000 cookie jars for sale on ebay and most of them are brand new.
r17 "Paula"---my granny had a cookie jar similar to that, except "Mammy" was wearing a blue gingham doo rag and dress. Plus, her teeth were showing in her smile. One of my cousins ended up with that cookie jar and she STILL USES IT!
My aunt had. a cookie jar in the shape of the Pillsbury dough boy. Once, when I was 5, I was alone in the kitchen with the cookie jar. I thought I saw him bend over and laugh, like on the commercial when someone pokes his belly.
After that, I was deathly afraid of that cookie jar.
The majority of RARE and VINTAGE collectibles on ebay are repros. And the vendors, scammers. If you do some online research you'll find wholesalers who sell the same "vintage" items.
36 replies and not one joke about smelling cookies?
I am selling a friend's estate he was a big cookie jar collector. I am in the general los angeles area and looking for place who might buy them........I dont do the ebay thing and have many valuable ones and would like to past themI have some from
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what's a guy to do? LOL
They are certainly homey.
OP, did you get it then?
OP, the truth is that most antique dealers don't reprice items using the internet. Once they've written up the little tag, the price stays. Your item was probably priced around Warhol's death (2006?)
If you go back, write a counter offer using a print-out of what you've found in the internet. The selling dealer will most likely not be there and they'll have to contact her.
Bricks & Mortar antiques put very little money into technology and even less into helping customers. Most are very bitter chain-smoking bargain hunters who wear keds and $2,000 of rings on their claw-like fingers.