Sunday, November 27, 2011

Vintage Owl Cookie Jar

The bright red fingernail varnish painted on the bottom of this wonderful old owl cookie jar says 1946. Hard to know if that is when it was made or 'owned'. It is possibly American Bisque. 

I do know that a cookie jar just like this one was always at DH grandmother's home. It is from the 40's. Many family members from that generation remember the owl cookie jar and wanted 'it'. The original family owned owl went to a cousin who lived across the street from Grandma. 

The search has been on for scores of years and four owls have been found. DH is keeping one with the original cold painted features. A nephew asked for one, a niece is getting one for Christmas this year and the remaining cookie jar has so many cracks and chips that it may remain in hiding.

 Most of the red is not the original cold paint, 
the black eyes are original cold paint.
Cold paint washes off.
Such a great 'back view' of the owl cookie jar.
Lovely feathers.


  1. That's a wonderful cookie jar. Something that we remember from our childhood, like the cookie jar, brings comfort, I think. Our dishes are the same pattern my grandmother used. My red chair reminds me of one in Grandma's den. I find myself searching for these things more and more as I get older.


  2. That cookie jar at grandma's house must have held some magic - so many people want one. The owl cookie jar is very sweet. Oh, sweet memories.

  3. What a great cookie jar! Its so fun that so many family members have found them, too...makes a great tradition!

  4. Fantastic owl cookie jar! There is just something so defining about a heritage, a time and a culture in cookie jars.

  5. That is beautiful. What a great find. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

  6. Much of the red does look like fingernail polish. Makes me wonder what Jo. Cornwell was doing in 1946.

  7. I remember my Mom also had one, it always was filled with cookies!

  8. I have the same owl! Love it!


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