Can You Catch The Vintage Gingerbread Man Cookie Jar?

Since I already have a topless vintage cookie jar (I use it to hold my vintage rolling pins and store it, along with other vintage kitchen collectibles, above my kitchen cupboards), I couldn’t justify purchasing this cookie jar without a lid when I spotted it Saturday at a thrift store — no matter how the bold blue or the charming old gingerbread cookie man beckoned…

I sure had second thoughts when I saw that the back of this vintage pottery cookie jar had Mrs. Gingerbread Cookie.

But if I bought it, I’d need more old rolling pins or something to put in it… Where would it end?! (I did briefly pick it up, just to look for maker marks; there weren’t any.)

If this cookie jar interests you, contact me and I’ll see if I can catch him — even if he is The Gingerbread Man.

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Deanna is the founder of Inherited Values, among other sites. She is also an antique dealer.

8 thoughts on “Can You Catch The Vintage Gingerbread Man Cookie Jar?”

  1. Where did you see this cookie jar? I’ve been looking for this jar ( not in blue) for years. My grandmother had one but it was all just done in the ginger color…
    I’d love to hear back from you. Thanks

  2. I have a vintage gingerbread man cookie jar like this one.It is turquois blue with a lid and the gingerman is brown and gingerbread girl is same color as the jar.Do you know where I can find more information on this jar?

    THANK YOU !!

  3. I have the brown cookie jar as above with the girl n boy w no cover , had it over 60 years

  4. Is your cookie jar for sale? We had one when I was very young in the early ’50s. It’s long gone but I remember it well….

  5. My mother has this cookie jar (only green with painted letters). It originally belonged to her grandmother (my great-grandmother). I’ve asked her for it for years, but she’s not ready to pass it on. 😉

    I found one yesterday at an antiques mall. It’s all robins egg blue and has a lid. This is only the second time I’ve ever seen one in a shop. I snatched it up. It’ll do until I get my great-grandmother’s. 🙂

    However, I can’t find any info on who made it, when and where. Anyone know?

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