Vintage Ginger Jar

I am completely smitten with ginger jars! Historically, ginger jars were used to hold provisions such as ginger, salt, and oil. Today, especially in the Western world, ginger jars are usually used as decorative accessories. They are an adorable little chinoiserie element that can be incorporated into almost any room. We all know the stately blue and white jars (which look especially good in multiples), but the other day when I was at the antique store I found this little yellow, mint and red beauty:
For only $13, this little treasure came home with me!
It's little items like these that truly make a space feel special.
Do you have any ginger jars? Can anybody tell me what the chinese character means?


Kristen said...[Reply]

Super cute! Love a good vintage find. I don't have any ginger jars but have def had my eyes peeled!

Domesticable said...[Reply]

Gorgeous find! I wonder what it says on the side?! I'm really looking forward to traveling this Christmas. I always like to bring back stuff from our travels.


Unknown said...[Reply]

what a great find!!

jackie jade said...[Reply]

this is beautiful! i have a few blue and white pieces, but love the different colors of this one.
-- jackie @ jade and oak

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...[Reply]

Wonderful find. So rewarding to find something that has so much to add to your home!

Hannah said...[Reply]

So pretty and the colors are perfect for your space!
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Michaela said...[Reply]

Goodness. So many cute vintage finds in your little place. I need a ginger jar! For $13 ;)

Albertina M. Cisneros said...[Reply]

love it! The yellow is the perfect color. I love how you styled it.

Unknown said...[Reply]

I love seeing your thrifty finds! The colours are perfect :)

Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...[Reply]

It's gorgeous

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...[Reply]

A great find! I love the yellow!