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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Ginger Jars....another collection!

Hi all,  I've only got one 'find' this week, it reminded me that I really should do another post about one of my collections.  First the find.
A modern 'Past Times' jar standing 8" tall was £1.75.  Surprisingly the colour caught my eye!
(Click to expand any photo)

Here's some of my others displayed on my cane 'bus stops' (as hubby christened them years ago!) in the conservatory.

They've been collected over the last 15 years or so.

I doubt that any one of them cost me more than £5.

Discovered at a boot sale, my favourite

it cost £1, and stands 13" tall and I love it!

The 'pumpkin' shelf, a closer look at the biggest

This cost me £2.  Standing 9" tall, the smallest pumpkin stands only 3" tall.

Another favourite, from memory cost £2.50 (Car boot sale)
Standing 9" high.

There HAD to be a few cats sneaking in!
The tallest jar is 8" high.
The dragon jar on the left is an oil burner my dear daughter bought me years ago :o)  She knows me SO well...:o)

The glass butterfly was a 50p find from a charity shop, it's 'sprung' and quite difficult to place.
(The frogs are part of another collection)
Another close look,

This one is 6.5" high, the smallest on this shelf is 2.5" high.

Now, I'll let you into a 'trade' secret, I have been known to pick up a jar and drop the lid :o(
but the cure is - I now stick the lids on with blue tack, no more broken lids :o)

Well, that concludes showing (some of) this part of my collection.  I'll have to show you another collection soon!
(You may have noticed a colour theme though LOL)

See you all soon, keep well.

Best wishes


Vintage Jane said...

What a lovely thing to collect - the pumpkin jars are my favoutite. M x

Bayside Rose said...

LOVE your collection. Thanks for the blue tack hint - oh talented one :) :)

Pam x

Patrice said...

I'm absolutely crazy about blue and white dishes, etc. These are so pretty!!!

My Spotty Pony said...

I have not come across a pumpkin jar before, love the shape. I am, however, still looking for that chinese jar that costs 50p and turns out to be worth a million (well, we can all hope can't we?!). Abby x

Rose H (UK) said...

Abby, I'm on the look out for one too!


For the love and passion of collecting! Wow! I adore all the pieces!

Ciao Bella! from your newest follower!


acorn hollow said...

So very pretty the blue and white and what a nice addition you found

Vintage Tea Time said...

I love all your blue china! Why does hubby call them bus stops? Thanks for your comment. Abby x

Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Rose

What a lovely collection and what an interesting blog. I am a real lover of blue and white and the piece I most covert is your own favourite.

I look forward to following your future posts.


JC said...

I like your blue collection a lot !!!

Star said...

I like your collection of ginger jars very much. They look beautiful all grouped together and all blue. You obviously have the knack of displaying objects to their best advantage.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your blue and white collection is gorgeous!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

The Cloth Shed said...

What a collection and at bargain prices too.
My favourite has to be the very large one....such an unusual shape.
Julie x

Mary said...

What a fabulous collection Rose - and love how you have it all together making a wonderful statement in blue and white. You certainly know how to find great bargains - I want to go shopping with you!!

Mary X

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I love your ginger jar collection! Did you notice the ginger jar I used as the centerpiece~ it was a blue and white ginger jar.
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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, you really do have a ton of gorgeous ginger jars. I love all the unique shapes and sizes. A fabulous collection.

I had to giggle about you typing Martha. That of course is my real name and reminded me of my mom and dad calling me that all of my life. You are most welcome to call me that too.

Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Rose, you have a beautiful blue and white collection. I only have a few pieces. I was thinking of bringing them back out for a while.

Julie said...

I found your blog through my friend Mary from A Breath of Fresh Air. I have been reading your posts from the current one back to here and just had to stop and comment. I also have a blue and white china collection, although not so nice as yours. Now I see you collect B/W ginger jars too. I may have to start a new collection. I also love all your hedgehog posts. I so wish we had them here.