We aren't sure the last time these beauties were used for actual ginger, but they are useful for everything else! Arriving On the Pedestal today are ginger jars. Most commonly found in our Color of the Month Blue, they don't stop with this hue. Ginger jars can be found in striking and unexpected shades of green, pink, even orange-- and all of them work well in spaces. Filled with peonies or aglow as a lamp, we love seeing how you use ginger jars in your spaces.
Ginger jars, aptly named for the most common spice they housed, used to act as vessels of transport in Ancient China. Ginger reigned as the rarest of spices and once the containers entered the Western World, they became known as Ginger jars and started to leave the spice cabinets and enter the design world. The classic blue and white color palate, made popular in Europe, is not the only color combination-- but we sure love the cerulean and alabaster hues. The porcelain firkins emblazened often with dragons, florals, landscapes, and village scenes.
In rainbow shades, the curvaceous designs bring elements of highly decorative vessels. Well placed atop dressers or acting as bookends, ginger jars are design classics with contemporary aesthetic too. Bring back the utilitarian state with a bouquet of peonies or, even more vintage appeal-- house your spices, coffees, or teas. One thing is for sure, ginger jars are a design accent your space needs.