When we moved into our house a year ago, one of the things we finally were able to do is to have people over and at last not feel so claustrophobic. You see, when we lived in Brooklyn, we lived in a 1 bedroom apartment, and by city standards, it was "spacious" but the kitchen was so small, only 1 person could stand to be in there at one time. I always felt like we were living in a closet! The kitchen was TINY, there wasn't even room to fit a table or anything. So when we bought this place, we finally could entertain without having to sit on each other's lap. (haha just kidding) One evening, we invited my husband's boss and his family over for dinner, and they graciously gave us a Pier One Imports gift card as a house warming gift. I used the gift card on this lovely cookie jar. I've been drooling over it for awhile, but didn't want to buy it, so now I had an excuse! Plus, I had a 10% off coupon, so with the savings, I was able to splurge on two jars!