After enjoying Thanksgiving feasts, lots of naps, shopping, movies and a four-day work break I've turned my attention to the Christmas season.So now I'm thinking about gifts and recently I've noticed a number of posts about buying and giving "made in the USA." For bloggers focused on trying to support local economies, I thought I would pass along a company I was introduced to last year.
My girlfriend Marta (and I know she is going to read this post), gave me a beautiful pewter ornament. I own a very small collection of pewter and enamel over metal ornaments so the gift Marta gave me was a real treasure. Marta told me that ornament was handcrafted by Wendell August, a company in her home town that burned to the ground last year. Her purchase was to intended to help support the company and the local economy.
I thought I'd pass along the story and a link to Wendell August in case you are looking for handmade jewelry, ornaments or other household items. You are going to love these works of art.