Garlic stays fresher longer if stored in a cool, well vented environment away from light. This attractive home spun style garlic keeper is ideal for storing garlic, shallots, and even ginger. Shaped like a bean pot it has a white glaze finish with blue leaf patterns encircling the bowl as well as the top lid. Holes are adjacent on each side for proper ventilation. Only 5" high it can be stored in the refrigerator in minimal space, but my guess would be, you'd want to show it off on your countertop.