Most of my antique/vintage/secondhand shopping has been done at estate sales and antique shops. I like the houses I see, the people I meet, and the thrill of the hunt.
But recently I began going online to pick up some things that I’m not likely to run across by going to an estate sale or two a month or ducking into the occasional antique mall. This vintage marmalade jar from Etsy was one of those things.
I’ve been admiring these jars for years. I love the black and white combination and the lettering. They’re sturdy, too, making them functional.
I’m using mine for smaller cooking utensils; it turned out to be the perfect size for that. It’s easy to throw spoons and whisks into it as they come out of the dishwasher and the extra drawer space it freed up in the kitchen is appreciated too.
The jar seems to work with the silver champagne bucket I use for taller utensils, even though one is fancy and the other’s just a piece of pottery that marmalade came in. In fact that’s the reason I like them together.
Now I need to stop trolling Etsy for vintage jars and start my Christmas shopping. Have you started yours yet?