Saturday, May 31, 2008

Hartstone Pottery

Hartstone Pottery is Hand Crafted, Hand Painted Stonewear made in Zanesville Ohio. Hartstone Pottery features a variety of products for use in the kitchen, tabletop, oven, and as giftware accessories and takes great pride in offering a variety of quality items, all handmade in the United States. They offer beautiful ornaments as well as kitchen items, piggy banks, and pet bowls.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Vera Bradley

Ok, this is another personal favorite. I am crazy about Vera Bradley bags and actually have 4 or 5 of them in my collection.

About Vera Bradley...

Guided by the founders, Patricia Miller and Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, Vera Bradley has earned a reputation as a leader in the gift industry. Creating stylish quilted cotton luggage, handbags and accessories, the company combines smart product designs with distinctive and colorful fabrics and trims.

The Vera Bradley story is a testimony to the American Dream: While on vacation in March of 1982, Patricia and Barbara were awaiting a flight in Atlanta when they noticed a definite lack of feminine-looking luggage. The longtime friends wasted no time in correcting this situation. Within weeks, these dynamic women had created a company, named after Barbara’s mother, capable of marketing and manufacturing their cleverly designed products. The demand for these unique handbags and luggage items has grown and so has Vera Bradley, which is now nationally and internationally recognized.

For over twenty years, Vera Bradley has had a loyal following of customers who not only look forward to our lovely new fabrics and styles that are introduced each season, but who also appreciate the function and quality that is synonymous with our name.

Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Vera Bradley continues to remain steadfast in our commitment to excellent quality, exclusive designs and dependable customer service.

This is just one example of the beautiful handbags available at and gift stores near you. Be sure to check out their website to find the store closest to you.
Seaside Collection

Ocean Potion Sun Protection Products

Not only are Ocean Potion products Made In The USA, but they are made in Cocoa Florida which just happens to be about 50 miles from me. I have been a fan of Ocean Potion for quite some time now, so I just have to tell everyone about my all time favorite Ocean Potion product. Its the Moisturizing Aloe Lotion with Tea Tree Oil. This Deep Moisturizing Lotion has been formulated with 100% pure Aloe Vera, Tea Tree Oil, plus vitamins A, C & E – ingredients known for their healing and soothing qualities for the skin. Regular use will help heal, soothe and condition the skin, plus help prevent peeling and maintain a longer lasting tan.

I use this every time I get in the sun and I love it. The smell alone is amazing.

They also have a wide variety of tanning and sun protection items including a fabulous Anti Aging Sunblock.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Imagination Box Company

The Imagination Box Company is an Eco Friendly Arts and Crafts toy company that features items that are made of recycled products as well as being Made In The USA. The Imagination Box Company is an award winning company that can inspire creativity in your child.

Items available include a Paintable Cottage and Fire House. (Cottage Shown Below)

*Made from 45% post-consumer recycled materials

*100% Recyclable

*Water-based dyes and inks

*Made in the U.S.A.

*Buy green, it's the gift that keeps on giving


* Comes with its own set of eight, washable, non-toxic water colors

* Made with sturdy double walled corrugated board, these toys are extremely durable, they're made to last

* Printed inside and out with Imagination Box Co's own unique and original designs

* Makes a great birthday party gift

* Great for both individual and co-operative play

* These unique eco-friendly arts and crafts toys will provide your child with hours of creative play long after the painting fun is over.

What a great example of fun and creative toys that are completely 100% Made In The USA.