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As Barb knows, we've only been collecting cookie jars for about eight months. Although we have bought a number of cookie jars online, it's the thrill of the hunt on weekends that really makes collecting fun.

Two weekends ago we found this jar tucked away on a table in a small antique store in Hemet, CA. I knew I knew the jar, but because I had left my books on the kitchen counter I wasn't sure what she was and who had made her. I kept thinking Metlox and Debutante, but the lid wasn't correct.

Long story short, she was marked $50.00 but the store was having a Mother's Day 50% off sale, so that made her $25.00. After feigning disinterest, the shopkeeper said I could have the jar for $20.00. (I guess my acting lessons finally paid off). I couldn't pay fast enough.

When we got home, I flipped through my books and I was right... she wasn't a Metlox Debutante. She's a Spanish Lady. It was a fun day of hunting and the jar is gorgeous. All 13 inches of her.

If anyone knows more of the history on this jar than the little amount known and written about in cookie jar collecting books, please jump in and let us know!

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