When I first started collecting ginger jars a decade ago, they were harder to come by. But these days you can find them everywhere from Etsy to Williams Sonoma to antique markets to Wayfair. Every single day someone asks me where to buy ginger jars so I’m sharing all of my favorite resources.
The first thing to note is that vintage or used is always best in my opinion. I love having pieces in my home that have a story. I have a few jars from my grandmother and great grandmother that are some of my most treasured possessions.
My second favorite way to add to my collection is when I see one I love in a local shop and it just speaks to me. I’ve bought most of my favorite “modern” ones that way.
But there are a ton of great options online these days and here are my go-to spots for ginger jar shopping:
Etsy: A great place to buy vintage ginger jars is on Etsy. The best way to do this is to search for “blue and white ginger jar” and see what pops up. Because most of them are one-of-a-kind products, the inventory is constantly changing.
The Blue Bee & Me on Etsy is an incredible one-stop-shop for all things blue and white. And they happen to have a huge selection of ginger jars at the moment. I love this one.
Tortoise & Hair Vintage Collection is another great Etsy shop. Their jars are pricier but also more substantial if you’re looking for that. This ginger jar is beautiful ($169)
One Kings Lane: Besides Etsy, I’ve bought a bunch of ginger jars on One Kings Lane. This striped 11″ jar ($45) and this beautiful 15″ one ($70) are great finds right now. And I bought this one ($45) there years ago and still love it. Side note, if you’re in the market for an umbrella stand, I love this. It is almost identical to the one we have in our entryway.
Wayfair: Randomly they have a great selection too. I have my eye on this big guy.
WS Home: When I first started collecting and had a hard time finding them online, Williams Sonoma Home was one of the first places that carried a great selection. Theirs are by no means cheap, but they’re pretty to look at. I’ve been coveting this one ($325) for years.
When we’re able to shop in person again, also check out Home Goods which usually has a pretty great selection for incredible prices.
So there you have it! My ginger jar rundown. If you want to see them in action, you can see them on the shelves in our family room, my home office, and our work-in-progress living room.
Photo by Julia Dags (We shot this right before I moved when I was grouping items together for our movers. I thought it looked so pretty!)
I have the Williams Sonoma jar linked in you post. Great story behind it—I lucked into a great sale at a WS store and got it for a steal. I was over the moon, it’s gorgeous. The jar was wrapped up for extra cushioning, and I put it in the trunk of my car. On my way home, I am rear-ended by a car traveling at a high rate of speed, totaling my car. Once I established that I was okay, my passengers were fine, my mind went to the jar. It survived without any damage. The jar has an honored place in my home and is a totem of strength. ❤️
Great story!!! And glad everyone was ok… and the jar too 🙂
Thank you so much for this! I always assumed that they were all hundreds of dollars but now I may grab a couple little ones for my bookshelves!
They used to be so expensive but there are so many great affordable options now. Even some of the larger ones!
Love this! I just ordered a mini one from WS Home during their sale for my desk! I will have to check out the ones at Wayfair next! Thanks!
Nice! I just realized I don’t have one on my desk… maybe I need a little guy too 🙂
I agree that vintage or antique are the best! Chairish and 1st Dibs are also good places to look for these (though the latter obviously has much higher prices as many of the items there are quite old/rare). I’ve also had great luck at flea markets, and at online auctions. Sometimes when you come across one in person at a flea market, it just speaks to you and you know it was meant to be!
For “modern” ones, also don’t miss High Street Market!
OMG yes. I totally forgot about high street market. I used to shop there years ago. Thank you for the reminder! They have such an amazing collection. Nice find!
You might also enjoy chairish.com for shopping vintage or antique pieces. Another website made up of independent sellers. Lots of small businesses.
Gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!
This post gave me more joy than I should admit, hahah! I have some very beautiful, very old ginger jars/blue and white dishes from my distance relatives. I love them so much, and think that they need some more blue and white company! Some day, I will have a home of my own that will be filled with them 🙂 Happy Friday, Julia!
I got my first ginger jar this past fall after seeing how great they looked in your home! Thank you for sharing the links. I’m hooked!
Thanks for sharing this! I love your blue prints as well, where did you find those? 🙂
They are old from Minted but I believe still available!