Thrill of the Hunt #138

November 4, 2023

Welcome, friends, to another fun-filled Thrill of the Hunt post where I share my latest thrifty (and usually) vintage finds with you.  

jelly and jam spice jars blue onion pattern

I also share how I use and style the finds in my home. I hope that by sharing my thrifty finds I can motivate and inspire you to explore your own local thrift stores, estate sales, flea markets, barn sales  and clearance aisles in the hopes of making your own fabulous finds for yourself. So let's get started.

I was giddy when my daughter texted me pictures of a box filled with blue and white porcelain jars. She had stopped by a yearly yard sale in her college town where she is in graduate school and thought that I would be interested in them. She thought right.

six Blue Onion spice jars on mantel

I ended up with four porcelain spice jars and a sugar and creamer set. Jackpot!

blue and white salt and pepper shakers

Blue Onion porcelain jelly and jam jars

Blue Onion creamer and sugar porcelain jars

After a little research I determined that these pieces were imported from Japan in the 1950's by Arnart Creations/Arnart Imports (1953-2001).

Blue Onion makers mark on spice jar

The pattern is called "Blue Onion."

I essentially paid around $1.00 for each piece. While I know I could sell them for substantially more, I intend to keep them and hopefully add to the collection over time. I don't know how many pieces are actually out there so I'll have to do a bit more research on that.

chinoiserie fall tray vignette with pumpkins

Not surprisingly I have another blue and white porcelain piece to share -- a new chinoiserie ginger jar! Its first mission was to sit on display filled with fall floral picks and pussy willows as part of  my Chinoiserie Fall Tray Decor vignette in the dining room.

thrifted ginger jar with lid

It also has a lid. Where did I find it? Goodwill. My cost? $4.99.

ginger jar filled with fall floral picks

Doesn't get any better than that!

ginger jar with orange and white pumpkins

I'm loving the blue and white in tandem with the orange of fall. Newest favorite combo.

cement urn on mantel

On the same Goodwill outing I found this mini cement urn for $2.99. 

thrifted cement urn

It's super heavy and sturdy.

thrifted cement urn filled with pumpkin

Urns are great vessels for pumpkins!

shabby chic mini cement urn with faux greens

I'll be filling this with different things depending on the season, but you can never go wrong with faux greens.

Well that's it for today, friends! 
I hope you've enjoyed reading about 
Thrill of the Hunt #138 
and that I've inspired you in some way.

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Sandi Magle said...

Hi, You always have my attention with blue and white. Great finds, my grandmother had a tea urn of this pattern, I have no idea what happened to it. Lovely set, I'm sure you will enjoy this so much! PS< the urn is from Hobby Lobby, circa 2008 or was on their container shelves in the floral department for a couple of years. Really nice because they are heavy. Hugs, Sandi

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