Friday, February 28, 2020

I heart {Olive Jars}

I shared the olive jar that J and I purchased from DOP Antiques when we were remodeling the Acorn Cottage. The olive jar looks quite stately placed on the front porch topped with a simple boxwood orb. Recently, we purchased a similar jar for the front garden at Perino's Nursery. This jar will look great with seasonal blooms. At Mardi Gras, I filled the jar with purple petunias.

What is an olive jar? You can read more HERE.

French olive jars originated from Biot, France -A small potting village in the south of France – “Jarres de Biot” are made from hand, without mold or wheel.  The jars are made from grey clay from Vaugrenier and red clay from Clausonnes – a mix of the two clays achieve the perfect desired color.  After the mixing of the clays, the round bottom is laid out then circled ropes of clay are stacked on top – sized to give the form of the jarre.  When the form is complete the clay is smoothed inside and out by hand, then dried before the kiln and varnish.  Once completed the olive jars were used to store flour, other food items and last but not least they were used to store olives – typically in brine and oils.

Defining France: Crown & Colony

Olive jars, y'all!


  1. Gorgeous Ron. They look beautiful. Happy Weekend.

  2. Good morning, Ron! I love your olive jars! The one in the front garden with the purple petunias adds a great pop of color to the green and white landscaping. I'm sure you will add seasonable blooms to add different pops of color through the seasons. Have a great day! xoxo

  3. They are perfect! Have to look into getting one of those. Thanks for sharing

  4. Wow Ron that is great! Interesting how they’re created. The new one is a nice pickup to the first one you already had.


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