English Marmalade Jar

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.

Keiller Dundee Marmalade Jar

Vintage kitchen utensil holders

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.

Dundee marmalade jar as utensil holder

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.

Kitchen utsensil holders

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?

This post is part of Tablescape Thursday and  The Scoop.

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  1. You never know when or where the next ‘great piece’ will show up so it pays to keep your eyes, ears, and browser open, eh? :O) New subscriber from the ‘Craigslist Dining Room’ post on Hometalk.

  2. I’ve been hunting for a Dundee Marmlade Jar for a good long time. Perhaps mine is right around the corner!

  3. Julie,
    Love your new marmalade jar. It’s been far too long since I made it over here to visit! Looks like you have many new posts that I’m looking forward to catching up on over coffee in the morning!
    Have a great week!

  4. I recognized this marmalade jar immediately!! I have one just like it with a
    little lid for it. Don’t remember where i picked it up, had it for years, but still
    like it 🙂

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