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Bear Cookie Jar Collection

Bear Cookie Jar Collection

This page features information and pictures of the various bear cookie jars that I have in my collection. I have many different styles of bears including a classic Winnie the Pooh, a Coca Cola polar bear, teddy bears, vintage bears and black bears. Who knew there were so many types of bears until one sees them all together. I remember when I was in Alaska and we were told what to do if we see a bear in the wilderness, but I still can’t remember which were the more dangerous types, black or brown. I’d rather not come face to face with any color bear in the wild though, to be honest even though they seem so cute.

coca cola cookie jar

Coke soda products has used polar bears in it’s ads and they became the rage in 1993 during a series of CGI commercials that started off during the super bowl. This created a marketing sensation that produced plus toys, t-shirts and other collectibles featuring the bears, including cookie jars! This happy smiling polar bear is wearing his red and white striped scarf and holding a refreshing bottle of coca cola. This jar is part of the authorized collection made in 1994 by The Coca-Cola Company.

winnie the pooh

Classic Winnie the Pooh with his “hunny” bee hive cookie jar. Pooh is looking for a sweet snack and hopes the bees will be generous with their honey today. This jar’s soft yellow color goes well in my living room and I used to have him displayed on the top of our tv-stand, until we got our cat, Smokey who likes to climb up there, then I moved him to a safer spot. This is one of my biggest jars at about a full 12 inches high and I prefer the classic pooh bear that I grew up with to the newer, cuter styled bear wearing the orange shirt. He is a Disney cookie jar made by Treasure Craft Pfaltzgraff Classic Pooh Cookie Jar with Hunny Pot and Bee details.

teddy bear cookie jar

This properly fancy bear looks like he’s ready to go over to his grandma’s house for tea and scones. I got this bear on 10-19-93 at an outgrown shop in the area. He is all dressed to the nines in a blue suit, he has a hat with flower detail, bow tie, blue coat with tails and vest, carrying a walking cane. I like his sharp outfit, he must be on his way somewhere nice for a night on the town. His nose is also heart shaped. I have also seen a pink version of the same jar, but I don’t have that cookie jar. He measures about 10.5 inches tall and 5.5 wide at largest point. There are no manufacturer details, it just says made in china.

black bear cookie jar

This black bear just caught a big one! Bear is holding a large fish – maybe a bass – the fish doesn’t look too happy. He would go well in a cabin decor. I love the red and black checkered vest that he is wearing, he looks like a proper woodsman or hunter. My daughter gave me this ceramic cookie jar as a gift. She purchase it brand new and I don’t use any of my jars to hold cookies. I try to keep all the jars safe and put a little peice of tape on the lids so they don’t fall off or break. I’ve had few chips or breaks on any of my jars.

Manufacturer details: Made in China

Snowman Cookie Jar Collection

Snowman Cookie Jar Collection

snowman cookie jar

My collection of snowman cookie jars are featured on this page and I share my stories and knowledge about cookie jar collecting for many years. I know at least two other people who collect snowmen – I didn’t realize how just how many snowmen cookie jars I had acquired until I got them out to decorate this winter. Snow men are so cute because they have so many accessories, hats, mittens, scarves, carrot noses – girls love accessories on a man. Look at how different all of the jars shown in the photo to the left look and they are all just snowmen!

I think this jar is the classic snowman, no frills, just the regular top hat, corn cob pile, coal for eyes and cute red bow tie and mittens as winter decorations. I like the cotton ball look that the body has.

I’d say this reminds me the most of frosty the snowman out of all the jars I own.

According to a collector’s guide that I own this jar is worth $58! However, I usually don’t trust the prices in these type of guidebooks. The best way for determining value of collectibles is to search for the same item on eBay and see what it typically sells for by browsing the completed item results. Many of the snowman jars I saw were selling for a few dollars and I couldn’t find this exact jar to determine the value.

snowmancookiejar

I love this snow man’s winter accessories including, cap, mittens, scarf and coat. Cookie jars make fabulous Christmas gifts whether you are buying for a cookie jar collector or not. Every home is incomplete without a jar or two as decoration. This happy snowman brings a smile to my face with his warm personality.

This is one of my favorite snowman cookie jars. He is all bundled up for winter in a red Santa Clause inspired jacket on with blue and aqua checked scarf (I wish I had his scarf for real!) He has a cute carrot nose. My favorite part is that his mittens and cap match, both done in green and lime stripes. So Cute! He is holding a Noel Sign and Merry Christmas is written down on the bottom under his coat and

He has a big smile on his face and as I take the picture, I notice for the first time he is holding a candy cane. He also kinda looks like he is giving the “thumbs up” with this hand. He’s probably going to eat this later after he is done having his portrait taken.

Here is another cute snowman bundled up for the cold winter. It must get very cold being outside during those long winter nights. I love how his knit cap has two different color combinations that they then vary between his gloves and scarf. He is holding a cute lantern to light the way and candles with greens in his other hand. This is also one of the rare snowman cookie jars that have feet instead of the typical one or two snowball bodies.

Cross Stitch Cookie Jar

Cross Stitch Cookie Jar

cross stitch cookie jarHere is a look at a plain jar style cookie jar that features a cross stitch pattern on the front with the words “Fresh Baked Cookies” and a home with trees and a heart. I’ve always been a sewer and crafter and I’ve done a fair share of cross stitch in my day, so I enjoy the design of this container very much. If you have the Treasure Craft jar you should see their name printed under the lid. This jar was made in the 1980’s.

Chef Cookie Jar

Chef Cookie Jar

chef cookie jar

 This happy chef is getting ready to bake something, he has wooden spoon in hand, apron, chef’s hat and neck checkered bib… or maybe he’s getting ready to eat something. I can’t help but think this guy works in a pizzeria. This is one of many cooking themed cookie jars that I own, which always seems to be a popular subject because I’ve seen many styles of bakers or baking related jars. I couldn’t track down any information on this guy, he’s in pretty good condition and I don’t think he is very old, maybe 15-20 years at most from my recollection.

Vintage Monk Cookie Jar

Vintage Monk Cookie Jar

This is a vintage monk or friar tuck cookie jar with the words: “Thou shalt not steal”  written on the front. This jar is an odd ball, what a thing to make into a cookie jar. It seems like he dates back from the 1970’s from the research I did. Twin Winton and Mccoy both made similar jars like this, but their version has the words in white paint across the bottom and looks different from the jar in my collection, another manufacturer must have been “inspired” by the jar and created their own. There is no marks or details that I could find on the bottom or elsewhere, but it is heavy and looks to be made from a thick dark brown clay because the bottom is not white ceramic like most jars. He is also one of my taller jars. Overall he is in pretty good condition, the gold paint writing and robe accent belt are still visible, and there are just a few paint scratches here and there. I always thought this jar was pretty funny, but I don’t remember where I purchased it from.

friar tuck cookie jar