Of her jars, Denise says "I can't remember them all but they were never reproduction jars intended to fool anyone. All were molds purchased from other ceramic suppliers all over the United States. I remember doing Alf, Garfield, Kermit, Ms. Piggy and Barney, for sure but there were many more".
"I worked for MJ until she stopped doing her newsletter. In 1994 I produced the Fred Flintstone head jar, limited and marked." She made about 100 of those jars until another company copied the mold and started producing the jar.
Denise has also produced jars for Cookie Jars, Etc., an exclusive collectibles shop in New York City and worked with them until the proprietors retired and closed the shop.
I first became acquainted with Denise around the time she was producing the Anna Yoder Friendship Jar in 1996. The Anna Yoder jar came with the story of Denise's friendship with an Amish girlfriend by the same name. The jar was an Amish woman in a traditional deep blue/green dress and black bonnet.
In 2010, to the delight of collectors, Denise came back upon the scene and is once again producing limited edition cookie jars.
The first two jars in her new line are Sandy and Sugar Kookie. Both jars are limited editions and will be available directly through Denise and will also be sold on eBay.
Shown above is the Sugar Kookie Jar. The jar comes with either a ceramic cookie in the shape of a heart or in the shape of a chocolate chip cookie that says "I love Cookie Jars". She will also personalize the jars. Denise says she was inspired by the Kewpie Dolls of yesteryear, but are not made in their exact likeness.
Want a different color? She will be happy to personalize the dress color as well. Kookie also comes in a black version -- known as The Kookie jar comes with a ceramic cookie that will be the buyer's choice of a heart or a chocolate chip that will say "I love Cookie Jars" or can be personalized. She is inspired by the Kewpie Dolls of yesteryear but not made in their exact likeness. Denise says that she will be glad to personalize the jar in a different color if the buyers would like to choose the color.
- Price: $45. (Add $5. for custom colors)
- LE 200