Made in USA -Spring

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.

Wool dry mop (via kaufman mercantile). Hand made in Woodstock,Vermont.

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. 


  1. That mop is beautiful! I think you may have just inspired me to attempt to make a mop with my yarn scraps!

    Also, now I want a $100+ basket. Thanks.


  2. i love this made in the usa series you do!

  3. I'm so with you on this one. We've moved so much that now I joke about having about four different sets of thrift store, mixed & matched towels, roughly fifteen nightstands, and about a billion hangers. Most of the things we give away, but a few things I'd like to keep so, they keep piling up. One day, ONE day, we'll have a forever home - and honestly, I'll probably end up exchanging all those little things for more durable versions.


  4. Unrelated to this post, I found some familiar faces in a random BuzzFeed post: http://www.buzzfeed.com/babymantis/the-40-best-animal-cuddlers-of-all-time-1opu

    Check out #7!

    1. Hey those faces look familiar! Thanks for sending that link along :)

  5. That Gibbons book is wonderful. I wrote a post once about my son and I eating tuber roots, I think you would enjoy seeing it.


    Every spring I get the urge to eat something wild! Dandelion salad is always on the menu. :)

    1. I loved this post. Thank you! I've never tried tuber roots, though, I have to admit, after reading your post, I'm not sure I want to, but they sure looked beautiful all scrubbed up! Here we have ramps growing right now which are my favorite wild edible. We'll be able to start harvesting them in a couple weeks!

  6. Em hem, high quality and durable items can also be made outside the USA fyi... France, Germany, Italy etc...

    Love from your resident grumpy European xo

  7. Great to see so many American made products. Seems there is still hope to revive the industry here ..


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