Since you forgave me my internet lèche vitrine for Winter I thought I would push your good humor a bit further for a Spring version of items Made in the USA. As we think about moving into a forever home on a permanent farm --someday, God willing-- I think a lot about the quality and life span of the things I buy. I have moved so many damn countless times in the past 10 years and I have thrown out or thrown to goodwill so many items that I have used for just a year or two or less. So, even when money is tight, I have been trying to buy much much less and focus those few purchases on quality items that will last a lifetime. I believe that the things below represent such quality and embody the spring spirit of moving outdoors, cleaning, and the beginning of the forage and harvest season. Here you are.
Turn me loose throw made by Fairbault Woolen Mills in Fairbault, Minnesota
The harvest basket from Duluth Pack. Made in New York, USA.
Made in San Francisco, California. Hooker's salted chocolate caramels. They have been my favorite since they started creating them over five years ago out of their apartment.
Hand made and hand printed dishtowels Made in Chattanooga,Tennesse. Feather one available from Patch Design Studios and the Tomato towel available at Anthropologie.
Made in Maine door mats of old lobster rope. My mom gave one to us as a housewarming gift last April. Perfect for mudded boots. Available here and here. (image via)
A standby guide to wild edibles starting in the spring. Published in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Mackinaw Wool Vest from Filson. Fairly sure it is intended for men but I think it would look dashing on women for those spring days that feel a bit more like they are leaning towards winter than summer. Made in Seattle, Washington.