Saturday, March 12, 2016

Cookies, cookies, cookies a-baking!

If you're like me, when you bake you probably try to put away as many as you can - and not eat the entire batch. Not always an easy thing to do when you have a sweet tooth, right?  Mmmmm!

My ongoing love of vintage Halloween items (mainly black cats and Jack O'Lanterns, circa early 20th century) is revealed in this adorable ceramic kitty cat cookie jar, which I painted in bright autumn colors. 
Miss Kitty smiles festively with a most mischievous sparkle in her green eyes, which plays beautifully with the Halloween color scheme of orange, burgundy, cream, goldenrod, black, green and purple against her pretty black face.
I just love her mischievous grin!

Atop her head (which is the lid of the cookie jar) is a material cap, made of deep orange crushed velvet held on by a soft black & white terry cloth rim. The very tip-top of her cap is a twisted piece of dried straw with a few tendrils of sparkly glitter. The hem of her robe is lined with soft black faux fur, from which her tiny kitty feet peek out!

She holds a grinning pumpkin in her left paw that begs you to find out what the mischief is all about by opening the lid... hmmm, could there be any cookies in here, I wonder? Well, you'll just have to take a peek inside and see!

Miss Kitty is a hard-fired ceramic container, with food-safe glazed interior (safe for cookies, candies, but not good for foods or liquids of acidic nature).

She stands approximately 16 inches tall by 5 inches wide at her base, and weighs about 2 US pounds.

Her head/lid is secured to the jar with a steel collar on a flip-up release hinge. The inner rim is lined with a rubber gasket to keep a tight seal as well as prevent any chipping of the ceramic. 

You can find her on my Etsy page!

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