Monday, February 18, 2013

Awww...

Happy Monday, friends!

This cookie jar makes me smile. My mom kept it for many years and then passed it on to me. It was hand-painted in Japan and features a big, cheery grin that brightens my day. I finally set it out on the kitchen counter last week. The kids love it—but now they want me to bake more cookies! ☺
 
 
 
 
Today I'm linking up with Awww...Mondays, a meme in which bloggers post photos that make them say Awww. You can find out more here.  
 
Wishing you all a great Monday!

49 comments:

  1. Ahh, that is cute. My mom had a Cookie Monster cookie jar. I don't know if she still has it.

    Idon't see cookie jars very often anymore. I think if we had one the kids would be in there all the time.

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    1. Aside from at my sister's house (she collects cookie jars), I don't see them around much either. I like the apple one because it's old and has family history, but otherwise, I don't seek them out.

      Have a great week!

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  2. Fun and lovely picture, very sweet face.

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  3. My kids were horrified to find that a casualty of my Mom's downsizing into a smaller house was that certain things they have grown up looking at in "Grandma's kitchen" didn't fit in the new house and had to go. I am now the owner of a weird set of salt and pepper shakers (without stoppers so they are purely for looks) and a chipped blue plate my kids brought home from Grandma's give away box. I told the kids I was just going to hold their treasures until they move out and have their own places, but I can tell these things will be part of my own "Grandma's kitchen". It turns out I am pretty okay with that!

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    1. That's a great story! My parents are downsizing right now too, and each time I visit, I snag a few more symbols of my childhood that I can't imagine never seeing again.

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  4. I can see why you love it. It's an Awww...and then some. Excellent post for Awww...Mondays. Let me know when you bake those cookies.

    Have a terrific Awww...Monday. ☺

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    1. Thanks! I'm not much of a baker, but I think the kids will keep on me until they get their cookies. ☺

      Have a great Monday, Sandee! I really like this meme.

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  5. That cookie jar is soo cute! Dana. I love it, I'm sure looks good on your kitchen.

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    1. It matches our apple-themed kitchen. :)

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  6. That is so cute, Dana! I can see why you would saw "awwww" about it. You can always fill it up with other things other than cookies; fruit snacks, granola bars, etc :)

    betty

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  7. Dana- Adorable cookie jar...
    I used to have a collection of cookie jars before we
    moved- I did get rid of some pretty cool ones- gave them away to friends-guess I cold have quality time with the jars...hahah
    Here's a link to my photo blog that I "retired" at the end of 2012. These cookies are so easy and a fav in our home.

    http://kathewsnapaday.blogspot.com/2011/04/photo-98.html

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    1. Thanks for the recipe. Those cookies look so good. I think my kids would love them. ☺

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  8. that's one AWWWdorable cookie jar.

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  9. I love cookie jars. My mamaw used to have an epic one of an owl :)

    Happy Monday my friend.

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    1. Something about cookie jars just says "home." ☺

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  10. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to resist a cookie from that cookie jar! Ours is a pig.

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    1. I know I can't. That's one reason I'm reluctant to fill it!

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  11. I'd be smiling every time I looked at that, too!

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    1. Seeing it makes doing the dishes a little more fun. :)

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  12. Such a cute cookie jar!
    And now I'm going to eat a cookie... or five! :D

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    1. My kids want to come to your house! There aren't any cookies here. ;)

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  13. One happy cookie jar that needs feeding.

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    1. You're right. I probably shouldn't let her starve. ;)

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  14. Cookie jars were a cherished tradition when I was growing up! My mom had a big red ceramic apple cookie jar that was replenished with fresh-baked cookies every Saturday, a task I loved helping with... and eating them even more! I don't have one in my house now, there wouldn't be a point. If I bake them, we eat them until they've all disappeared... needless to say, I don't make cookies very often, and if I do I package most of them up to mail to my kids! I recently went into a cafe that had an apple cookie jar just like my mom's on the shelf... made me smile, just as yours did. Thanks for the great memory! :-)

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Josie. Cookie jars say "home" to me. I, too, have a lot of good memories of cookie-filled cookie jars. It was always such a treat when mom would let us reach our hands inside and pull out our favorite chocolate chip cookies. I miss those days.

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    1. Thanks. I was happy that my mom wanted to give it to me. :)

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  16. Wow! That's so cute! That could really cheer me up and anyone who would see it. Happy Monday! :)

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    1. Thanks! I hope you had a great Monday. ☺

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  17. What a classic, vintage jar! Brings back memories for me too. You could put tea bags in it, just use it for general food stuffs, macaroni, oatmeal. It doesn't have to be a temptation! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Good point! Now how to break it to the kids that the cookie jar will be holding macaroni instead of macaroons... ;)

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  18. That's a great jar..reminds me of those old cartoons from the 50's. I have a 28 year old cookie jar sitting atop my cupboards. I can't bear to part with it, because once I have grandkids, it's coming down to the counter again! :) Hopefully that won't be too long from now!

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    1. There's something so nostalgic about cookie jars. I hope you'll be able to take yours down from the top of the cupboard soon!

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  19. Love the cookie jar, Dana~~ It looks like something I would find in my Grandmom's house!! Love it and love the idea of Aww...Mondays!

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    1. Thanks, Fran!

      I really enjoyed this meme. I'm glad I learned about it. ☺

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  20. And as the saying goes, "With a cookie jar comes demands for more cookies to fill it" :D Quick, fill the cookie jar!!

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    1. What a great saying! I'd better start baking!

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  21. Hello Dana Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting on my Desert Views. Love this darling cookie jar. Things like this are especially wonderful when they are family treasures, too!

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  22. I don't know why you didn't put that cookie jar out sooner.

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    1. I forgot I had it! It was buried in a box in the basement. :)

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