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    Posted 8 years ago

    Moonstonel…
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    This is something I picked up today and Amber told me to get it!!!! Thank you Amber!!! This (5 1/2x3 3/4") small black porcelain cookie jar features gray, blue and white speckles of ceramic "sand" representing the lunar surface covering outside of jar. This delightful ceramic was made by Helen Garriott, wife of Skylab 3 Pilot Owen Garriott and is titled "Earthrise" in reference to the famous Apollo 8 photograph. The top handle on the lid is fashioned in the shape of the earth, which surmounts the lower portion of the jar shaped like the Moon. On the "Moon's" surface are the various lunar mare, with a pair of astronaut footprints near the Sea of Tranquility. Mrs. Garriott made several sizes of these jars in different configurations-this is the smallest size she produced as far as we know." The jar is in excellent condition?
    FYI: update Eye4Beauty found the whole link to finding all the information about this jar! If it were not for Eye, ...I would have given up even looking for anything in glassware!!!

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    1. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      The top knob looks like the earth; you can see continents.
    2. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      rniederman, Wow!!! You are correct! So what do you think the 3 stars on the side are?
    3. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      It is so much prettier on a big screen! It's gorgeous!
    4. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      How is that last name spelled?
    5. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Amber, I think either qurriol, qarrioll, gurriol, qarrio?
    6. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Amber, the last 2 letters maybe LL? I am stumped!
    7. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Last two "oh"?
    8. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Ha! Eye! You did it! I've been futzing around with spellings for an hour!
      Moon, told you to buy it Sista!
    9. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Amber, you are right!!!!! I will always go shopping with you!!!! I had no idea!! The crazy thing is that my Bella was born in Florida and we saw the space Shuttle go up at least 8 times while living there!!!! This is close to my heart!!! I think I am on cloud 9!!!!! Finally a cool find with history! Thank you Sista!!! U had excellent hunch! I saw it on the shelf going yucky colour! And who would want this thing!!! Sigh...:)))) XOXOXOXO Sista!!!
    10. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Eye, you are AMAZING!!!! Thank you!!!!! Thank you!!! I was about to give up looking for anything new! I thought I did not have the touch! You are wonderful!!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXO my friend!!!
    11. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Eye, all I can say is Thank you!!! For your friendship and continued support with knowledge. I still cannot believe it! I had a hunch...and would not put down the jar at the store. Amber talked me into it. I shot her some pictures of it...and she said go for it! XOXOXOXOXO
    12. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      I agree with Eye. You had the tingle, knew it was something, and double checked with a fellow treasure hunter. We all do it. Very cool
    13. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Amber, thank you for believing in me!!! I was bummed out thinking I did not find anything cool but, this funky black jar with a copyright :0 We both thought it was ugly and until you said it was pretty on CW. Did I look at this jar differently! All of you are amazing!!! Thank you!!!
    14. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Eye, you had mine the first time!!! XOXOXOXOXO
    15. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      JH, I cannot believe I found a funky black jar like this!!! You are right about not listening to ignorant/silly people(family). I am slowly learning to phase there voice out! But that will take time away and healing the hurts they have caused to my children and myself. XOXOXOXO for you being you!!!!
    16. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Eye, can I tell you a funny story? One day I asked my Dad if I was pretty or beautiful like my Mother. My Dad looked at me and said "Oh no your Mother is a Beauty! And you do not look like her at all! You are what I would call Handsome!" So I believe I am not gold...but I do glitter!!! :))))) LOL Sorry about the silly twist I just made up at the end!!! I have learned not to listen to what he was saying either! thanks for reading! :)
    17. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Eye, my father would look at the glittery gold....I love the heart of gold! The heart is softer than the metal! Thank you......
    18. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      JH, well I am a dreamer and a romantic! I will never grow up to never smell the Roses! I love romancing and being romanced! That's living a great life! Xoxoxo
    19. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      JH, it goes to show...you caught and kept her with her still smiling!!! That says it all!!! Blessed ...blessed!!! My turn is coming!!! Waited 7 years!
    20. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Now that the mystery is solved, I like this even more.
    21. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      rniederman, well thank you for loving it and having faith in me finding something cool to show!!! I feel blessed!!!!
    22. toolate2 toolate2, 8 years ago
      I would not have bought this... But now, knowing it's story...And value!!!!... Great job guys! Will you keep it or sell it?
    23. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      toolate2, not sure if I will keep or sell. Maybe if the offer is a good one. Its really cool!!! I cant believe my luck!!! This is going up in price every year!! Its in the mid $550 now...or better!
    24. lundy lundy, 8 years ago
      hi beautiful ,missed ya ,that is very nice
    25. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      lundy, thank you for your loving!!!!
    26. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      vetraio50, thank you for the loving!!!
    27. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      NativeJewelerylovers, thank you for loving!!!
    28. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, thank you for your loving!
    29. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      czechman, xoxoxo
    30. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      toolate2, thank you for the loving!!!
    31. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 8 years ago
      This is FANTASTIC!!!
    32. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      betweenthelens, WOW thank you for loving and appreciating this funky jar :)))
    33. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 8 years ago
      It's spectacular! What a find!
    34. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      betweenthelens, thank you!! Its CW members like you that encourage novices like me to learn and collect XOXOXOXO
    35. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 8 years ago
      Oh the pleasure is mine! I am a novice as well and if we buy what we love, I think we're on the right track! ;) Thank you for your positive comments and "loves."
    36. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      bellaluna, thank you for the loving!!!
    37. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      John, xoxo

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