2/23/12

love at first sight: ginger jars

Gigi has a natural affinity for blue and white porcelain and she is continually growing her collection.  Some pieces were Mother's (my late grandmother), some pieces were gifts from her sweet sisters, and many more pieces are items that she fell for and simply could not walk away from... 

In spite of her tremendous collection, Gigi can generally tell you each piece's story... when she got it, where it came from, and what makes it special.  

My collection of blue and white will likely never mirror Gigi's.  I have just enough pieces to remind me of home, of Gigi, and of a family of women who look to these porcelain pieces as their own sort of Holy Grail.  I smile each time I see a piece.  And without fail, I swoon for ginger jars.  

I especially love these huge ginger jars... 


Here's the bad news, ginger jars... especially the larger ones... tend to be pricey.  When I say large, I'm talking 20+ inches and when I say pricey, I'm talking anywhere from $100 to upwards of $600.  

Now, get ready for some REALLY good news.  Gigi is editing her collection of blue and white porcelain.  Look for several pieces listed Friday in our weekly Tag Sale.  Here's a sneak peak...
Gigi is asking $30 for the Umbrella Stand and only $12 for the Ginger Jar.  
E-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com if you're interested.