I have a confession to make.
I love a pretty cookie jar, and I particularly love a pretty cookie jar for a seasonal vignette.
Like this adorable Easter egg cookie jar.
Look! The little pink bird is wanting a cookie too!
Please excuse the photo as it was getting dark when I took these photos.
Having said that, the Easter egg shape of this cookie jar is so pretty, as it is tied up with a pinkish-lavender ribbon.
Of course it goes without saying that if the cookie jar is filled with cookies…that is an even better “good thing”. LOL
I sat the cookie jar on the shelf of my hutch and placed the cutest little DIY basket beside it.
I saw something similar at one of the craft stores years ago.
The Easter Basket is made of cut out pieces of felt and the pieces are literally glued together to make a basket, handle and all.
The basket “frame” is felt, cut with little “points”…there is a lighter green ‘inner’ basket and a darker green outer basket and that is what gives it the strength it needs.
You just decide the size you want your basket to be and cut out 4 sides, a bottom and a handle.
Also cut out butterflies or flowers for the decorative trim as well as a little picket fence for the bottom of the basket.
You can use a marker to put a design on the butterflies if desired.
The little butterflies are cut out and glued to the top of the basket…and a yellow “fence” is glued to the bottom of the basket.
A felt handle is glued to the insides of the rectangle basket.
I placed 3 colors of Easter grass in the basket along with styrofoam painted eggs glued to a small dowel and a pretty little matching ribbon glued to the dowel.
I have had this for years and it has held up well considering there is no hard “framework” holding it together.
But for me the star of this vignette is the cookie jar.
I collect figural cookie jars and I love them filled with cookies or brownies or any kind of treat.
I have a Pillsbury Dough Boy cookie jar that I am particularly fond of, but I love them all.
I remember both of my grandmothers having cookie jars and yesterday, I talked about Depression Glass…one of my grandmothers had a Depression Glass Cookie jar that she kept filled with the best sugar cookies I have ever tasted. You can see that recipe and post here, Grandma Alices Plain Cookies .
And in answer to your unasked question, ‘do I keep cookies in my cookie jars?’
The answer is yes!
Anytime I have a vignette set up…you can be assured there is some sort of treats in the cookie jars.
Do you like cookie jars?
And do you fill them with cookies?
Hugs and Have a great Good Friday!
Beverly Jones says
You always have the cutest things! With our house on the market and most of my things packed or purged, it gives me joy to see you using and sharing all your lovely things. Blessings!
thanks Bev….I can imagine how difficult it is with most of your things packed. You will soon be set up again in your new home. Good luck with your house sale…you are in my prayers.
We have a green depression glass cookie jar! And yes there are always cookies in it!
I love your egg cookie jar and that darling basket. Happy Easter my friend!
thanks Nancy….love it! 🙂
the Painted Apron says
So cute! I love the “gather”! Happy Easter Kari,
Happy Easter Jenna!!!
Everyday Living says
Kari, that is the cutest cookie jar and so perfect for an Easter vignette along with your sweet basket. I have a green depression cookie jar and it is the only one I have. So, I guess I am not a cookie jar collector. Have a wonderful Easter weekend dear friend!
I have an apple red cookie jar that my father gave-to my grandmother when he was a boy. Probably over Ninety years or more old. He passed away when I was five so it is very special to me. I do love them and yes I usually keep sweet treats for the grandkids in them or homemade cookies. Happy Easter🐥🐇
how sweet Darlene that you still have that apple red cookie jar. What beautiful memories you have and can pass on to your grand kids, you brought tears to my eyes…Thank you for sharing. Happy Easter to you and all your family.
Chloe Crabtree says
Oh, Kari, that cookie jar is so adorable, I can see why you bring it out and include it in your Easter decor. I love themed cookie jars, but have no idea where I would store them all. I am in a real purge stage up here! I should have you up to see if you want anything!
Where do you get the courage to purge? It is so hard for me to choose what must go and what must stay….I guess I am too attached to my dishes. LOL…Believe me if I lived closer, I would take you up on the eye candy.
Chloe Crabtree says
Oh, it is not so much as purge as the threat from my husband to get rid of some of the stuff. I cannot say that I am parting with any dishes, but ribbons, and some holiday things are going. It isn’t easy, but he says just go ahead, you can buy new when you need it, but we have no room to store it all! He does spoil me, so slowly but surely, I am clearing things out. (The gingerbread house cookie jar is staying!)
good for you…..Happy Dance.