Don and I drove to a favorite antique shop yesterday. The day was so beautiful that we had to get out of the house and pretend it was spring! Anyway, my plan was to look, not buy.
But then I saw this:
This is a vintage Necco Candies display jar. It’s about 11 inches tall.
Look at the Art Deco-style graduated glass sides. It reminds me of the Chrysler Building. I’m a sucker for this style.
Swoon-worthy Deco graphics. Well, swoon-worthy for me.
I saw a vintage jar lot (4 or 5 fabulous designs) at auction last year. I bid on them, but they quickly went out of my price range. I’m fairly sure this jar was part of that lot. Since the auction is local, the buyers are usually local dealers. Several months ago, I saw an Art Deco-style jar with ridges in the design that I recognized from the auction lot in this very shop. I didn’t buy it and I kicked myself for it later. But, wonder of wonders, I got another chance.
I still hemmed and hawed. Could I justify the purchase?
Don started to list all the treasures I could display in the jar. (He gets us, ladies.) He suggested that I use it for a rotating display.
Okay, you talked me into it.
I’m not putting this in my studio. It will live in the living room and kitchen.
Would you leave some suggestions for treasures to display in the jar? Obviously, with Christmas coming, my first thought is vintage ornaments. Or pine cones (I have a slew of them, gathered from all the places I’ve lived.)
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
By the way, I used to live fairly close to a Necco factory in Cambridge, MA. And I love Neccos. So, it’s rather perfect, isn’t it?