I had to chuckle when I read this on Rob's blog this morning: Rob's Robert Jefferson storage jars
Although we shouldn't laugh really. Completism is an incurable affliction that can strike anyone.
Seeing that wonderful collection of Robert Jefferson spice jars, reminded me of how easy it is to be drawn into the need to find the whole set.
And spice jars seem to be the perfect bait to tempt collectors in. You start by finding a nice looking spice jar, then you find another, next you're trying to find how many were made and before you know it, you're hooked.
I got caught on the spice trail too. My quest was for these Hornsea Pottery spice jars from 1965, 1966. The retro designs are screen printed in black onto white jars. The jars have nicely turned wooden lids.
I still have the spice jars but decided that I had to give up collecting them when I discovered they were made in at least two different sizes and in four different colours – white, brown, blue and green. I mean, be reasonable, enough is enough.
So, a good excuse to show some stylish retro spice jars. But also a gentle warning to others of the hidden dangers of the vintage spice jar.