We needed ornament hooks in December. It was so disappointing when I went to Wal-Mart and all of the ones there were made in… you guessed it: China.
So I thought I’d check out the paper clips and Bingo! Made in the U.S.A.
It just took a little bending and now I have good, strong, American made ornament hooks.
When I packed away the tree decorations this month, I put the hooks in the same can with them.
Next Christmas, I’ll know where they are.
Another find from Dollar Tree. All of their glasses are not made in America but these Coca-Cola ones are.
Families tend to be either Pepsi or Coke fans. Mine was loyal to Pepsi. When we married, Joe introduced me to Coke and it’s been the real thing ever since. I just love that burn.
In fact, I put one in the freezer and set the timer for about 1/2 hour. Then when I pull it out and pop a straw into it, it’s slushy and really strong. Wow.
I know all the information about how bad soft drinks are for our bodies, but I just love Coke.
Here is one of the sheets of decorative paper my sister gave me this weekend. I really appreciate vintage looking paper, but so many of the paper crafting stores don’t carry it.
If one has never checked, then it might be surmised that all paper is made here. It isn’t. But this high quality brand is. I’ve bought other packets of it in a local shop in Oklahoma. The owner didn’t hesitate to share her politics (which were not the same as mine). So, not crazy about the shop, but crazy about the paper.
The company which produces this paper is Graphic 45. It’s really worth a trip to their website. Really beautiful products.
For my second post on Made in the U.S.A., here is one of my finds from Dollar Tree. Generally we think of the various dollar stores as Chinese Emporiums but they actually do sell several domestically made products.
Yardley soaps have a lovely fragrance and have been my favorites for many years.
It’s very surprising that something of this quality is only $1.00, but it is.
Buying American made products is important to me. I believe that it saves jobs here at home. It’s very troubling when I think of all the great merchandise that we made and now it’s gone overseas. Mostly to a communist dictatorship.
Some have given up even looking for merchandise made in the U.S.A. but it is still out there. We just have to look for it.
One of my plans starting in 2010 is to feature an American made item every week.
At some point I might add a Mr. Linky, but for now just leave a comment and/or a link to your page if you feature something on your own post.
Today’s item is wrapping paper at Wal-Mart. As always, read the labels because some with the same looking packaging reads Made in China.
These are domestic. And additonal good news is that they were a real bargain. Sometimes I pay a little more for domestically produced things (I’m willing to pay a little more for my neighbor to keep his job), but these were marked down 75%. Normally $5.00, we only paid $1.25.
What is your American made find?