Rooster to Apples

3.02.2012

When we went on our little out of town trip a couple of weekends ago I did get to stop at a favorite antique mall and found a couple of things. Today I want to show you one of those finds.

If you are a regular reader of mine then you know I am always on the hunt for these old olive jars and this one is a beauty. The tag read dark green and I think you can tell in this light.

In most pictures it looks black. 

I placed it on this chair to show the wear of this very old piece.

All that wear just makes it better to me.

When I first started taking pictures for this post the vignette on the bookcase looked like this.

I wasn't loving that look and got tired of the rooster painting so I changed it.

I decided to place my apple painting here and like it a lot better.
I added another olive jar and a piece of driftwood since I like combining natural elements in a vignette .

Funny, every piece here was bought at antique malls.
The dark green olive jar was a bargain at $68 and by paying cash I got an extra ten percent off.


Hope you have a super duper weekend!

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55 comments:

  1. I never knew what these jars were and now I do. I love the heavy crockery of this and who can beat the patina!

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  2. What a terrific find and super price too! It looks great. Love that apple painting.
    Thanks so much for dropping by , my busy friend!
    Xoxo
    Alison

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  3. Just gorgeous! I like the before you rearranged AND the after! I prefer things "with a past" over new ANYDAY!

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  4. So pretty! I love how it looks all put together next to your sofa and fireplace. It really pulls all of your colors together nicely.

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  5. This looks great Kim! Though I love the rooster painting I do like this better. The jars and driftwood just perfect the look!

    Have a good weekend.

    Lou Cinda

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  6. It looks wonderful with the red apples picture ! perfect how they all compliment each other

    -KAT-

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  7. What a great find -- I love the patina! Looks right at home with your apple painting and its "friends." :)

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  8. The jar is so beautiful, Kim, and the vignette you designed is lovely. And you're right, the apple still life suits it perfectly.

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  9. I like it too. You collect interesting things. I like it with the apple painting~nice vignette!~

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  10. Love your olive jar! And I do love the apple painting in the vignette too....

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  11. How beautiful! I just studied this week on how they use to press olives for the oil! So cool!
    dee dee

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  12. Kim, you find the best treasures! Your pots are perfect together, and I like them with the apple painting. ~ Sarah

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  13. Terrific find! As always, I love, love, love everything!!!

    I've been meaning to ask you...what is the color you used on the chair that's on your main page's header. I have been searching for it on your blog and cannot find it.

    I'm having a giveaway...stop by my blog for a chance to win! ;)

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  14. It's beautiful, Kim.. you really do find some neat stuff. Love the apple painting too!

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  15. Kim, I love this!! It's so pretty.

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  16. I have got a lot of jar like this and I made decoupages on them:)

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  17. I love finding treasures at antique stores! It all looks so great together.

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  18. All very beautiful here!
    Kisses!

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  19. Love the olive jar Kim and I like them paired with your apple painting. Such a pretty vignette!

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  20. Great job pulling this all together! It looks great, and I live the color of the jar.

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  21. Sandra, that is a bench in my header and it is painted French Linen in Annie Sloan chalk paint and Old White added to the details.

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  22. I love it...that color is wonderful!!! I have never seen one that color before. What a great find!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend :o)
    ~Des

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  23. I love these jars would love one myself!
    Love the apple painting...apples are my favourite fruit!

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  24. Your olive jars are beautiful! You did get a good deal on your dark green one!
    Mary Alice

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  25. You make it all come together so wonderfully. Warm and inviting...perfect!

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  26. Great find and I like the apple painting better, too!

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  27. Hello, girlie :) I am a California girl....I LOVE olives! I went and got a spoonful of green olives JUST BECAUSE of your post!

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  28. I like the apples better in that place too. Not only do they show off better than the rooster, but the simplicity of the pic helps the jar be more noticeable too. The thrill of the hunt isn't it?

    ~Bliss~

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  29. Neat old olive jar, Kim. It looks great in your display...and I have always loved that apple painting. Hmmmm...you said you got a couple of things so I expect you will be showing us at least one more soon?;>) xo Diana

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  30. I didn't realize that these were olive jars. I love the vignette you created.

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  31. I love the red in the apples and the dark green of the olive jar - beautiful!

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  32. I love this jar Kim! Beautiful patina! I also like your change to the apples.

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  33. Hi Kim,
    I love your olive jar with all the great patina!What a gorgeous vignette.

    Kathy

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  34. I really feel you scored big on this one...It is a spectacular piece and I really feel you got a great deal...Way back when I collected old pottery, mostly salt glazed and Redwing and they were mainly crocks..I love the shape of the olive jar..a more interesting shape..

    Funny..when you bring in a new item, do you find that you change out many things along with it?...I do..especially artwork..Replace one, and rearrange many..

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  35. Hi Kim,
    I love your olive jar with all the great patina!What a gorgeous vignette.

    Kathy

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  36. *** G' morning, Kim!!! I ALWAYS enjoy visiting your blog, and this a.m. is no exception!!!

    Having purchased a few of these myself (I ADORE them, of course!), I can really understand your excitement~~~ gooooood buy, girlfriend (!)... and soooooo CHARMING!!! The fun thing is "playing around" with it all the time~~~ think the bookcase looks terrific BOTH ways!!!

    Best as always,
    Linda in AZ *
    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  37. I love the treasures you find. And that pot is a perfect pick. Looks so lovely with your picture.

    Nann

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  38. I love the patina on that jar. Putting the other jar beside your new one on your shelf really set it off more and echoes its shape. Love it with the apple painting - such a pretty vignette. I bet you walk by and smile.

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  39. Envy. Pure green. ;) Great find! blessings ~ Tanna

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  40. I agree the olive jar against the apple painting is fantastic. It gives it a calming and peaceful look, and lets your eyes take it all in. Great find and I never knew that type of crock was classified as an olive jar. I learned something new today:)

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  41. Love the shot of your rooster vignette with the pillows. Your jar collection is growing nicely. My antique mall never has stuff like this. Maybe I need to find another one!

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  42. Love the new vignette and that jar is a wonderful find. I love the wear too. It means it has aged with grace from many years of love :)

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  43. I LOVE the new Olive Jar! I have a few "fake" ones that were Southern living, but I'm always on the lookout for real ones. I have some very old Bean pots in my Dr. Oh and I LOve the table you painted! Absolutely GORGEOUS!
    xoxo

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  44. I never see Olive jars as pretty as your collection. The apple pic is much better in place of the roo, the simplicity makes the jar stand out. Have great Saturday!

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  45. Gorgeous! Simply elegant and wonderful color combinations.

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  46. Great find, Look's wonderful on built-in.

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  47. Kim,

    I just love the beautiful patina on that piece! You have such a great eye.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  48. Kim, I love your style and the jar.

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  49. Beautiful vignette, Kim! I love the new olive jar, and it looks so perfect in that spot! The piece of driftwood and the painting are equally gorgeous!
    Have a great weekend! xo-Lisa

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  50. Hi Kim,
    Love the new olive jar!
    What a lovely spot to display it.
    That apple painting is such a classic, love the frame!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  51. Beautiful jar, Kim! The vignette looks lovely, but it also looked very good with rooster, too! Oh, and I love your newly painted table!
    CAS

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  52. Kim, You got a great deal on the olive jar. I have it's twin and I brought it home on the plane from Florida. The jar looks wonderful in your vignette. xo, Sherry

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  53. Your apple painting is wonderful! Always love your bookshelf decor, thanks Kim for linking up with VIF!

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  54. It all looks lovely and I think that jar is awesome. Thanx for coming to the party!

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