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Collections: Ice Cream Cone Cookie Jars

Updated: Nov 15

Do I love collecting things? Yes. Did I ever think I would have a collection of fragile plaster ice cream cone shaped cookie jars? Nope!

My obsession with ice cream cone cookie jars started one day at Goodwill. I saw a vanilla cone on the bottom shelf in the home decor area and literally couldn't stop looking at it.

I almost left without it because I thought it was too big, too random, and ... what would I do with it? Surprising, I know.

Ice cream cone cookie jar collection

Spoiler alert: I bought it. And it was only $6.00! After that, the collection started to grow. In fact, a lot of the jars have been gifts from friends for my birthday and Christmas.

I guess it's similar to having a boston terrier-- I've been gifted socks, blankets, purses (you name it) with their goofy little faces on them for years. And I'm all about it.

bottom of ice cream cone cookie jar

My most recent find was a chocolate ice cream cone. A friend saw it at a flea market and messaged me right away. I'll take that as the highest compliment.

I waited a couple days to run by there to find it (like buried treasure) and ... it was still there! And only $20. I love it.

One of the reasons why these cookie jars are so fun to collect is that they are hard to find. Mainly because they're homemade.

I didn't realize it in the beginning, but when people went to pottery painting classes in the 1970s, the cookie jars were their canvas. A lot of them even have names engraved on the bottom. (Internal squeal).

Antique brass ice cream scoop

Just for fun, here's a photo of one of my grandmas collectibles-- an ice cream scoop from 1905. It's made of brass and called a "Clipper Disher."

Did she inspire my collection? I'd like to think so.

xoxo, Jacki

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