Friday, November 4, 2011

Handmade is Best


So much of what we buy these days is made in "you know where."

To walk through a shop where almost every single item out of thousands of objects is made by the hands of craftswomen  and craftsmen in the good ol' USA, is a very pleasant experience.

There is such a place and 75 craftswomen and craftsmen have their goods for sale there. We've mentioned this shop before in this post and will probably have another post on it in the future.

The name of the shop is Lanesboro Junction in a Massachusetts town of the same name, Lanesboro.

Let's take a look at some of the offerings:

A bright and cheerful baby's bib, shown in the photo at the top of this post.

A sunflower-covered table runner:




A sweet stuffed snowman:



A large selection of lovely jewelry:



Mom and daughter nighties. By the way, that's Christine Larrow, the store manager, holding them up for you to see.


Mom and daughter aprons:



An Uncle Sam dodad for the Fourth of July:




A handpainted pink tea set:



A little bit more on this shop in the near future.

In the meantime, if you are interested in anything you see in this post, give Christine a call.

Her number is (413-997-4350).

5 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

Yes, handmade is always best. Lovely to see a shop totally dedicated to crafters. So much more interesting than going into a place where everything is manufactured by machine. I love that clock face table runner. Hope you have a fabulous Friday. Tammy

Chatty Crone said...

I agree - I love things being hand made and made in Americas. I wish we would all try to buy American too.

The bib with the Veggie Tales - my grandson loved the Veggie Tales so much. And my daughter LOVES sunflowers. You brought me some good feelings to start my day!

sandie

Linda said...

I couldn't agree with you more, which is why for the past couple of years, the largest majority of my Birthday/Christmas gift shopping has been done on my favorite - ETSY (where I buy only from artisans in the United States). Love it so much. This year, I'm 98% done with my shopping and never even set foot in an actual store (that includes Etsy and all of my other original online findings).

Linda

Dianne said...

I love the clock face runner and the mom and daughter aprons! When my granddaughter gets old enough to help in the kitchen... I'm gettin' a set for them!

diane stetson said...

I like things made in the USA too Susan. Are they expensive? Just wondered.

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