We are midway through November, and it feels as though the seasons are just starting to turn. As the days grow shorter, and the nights grow colder, it's time to bundle up and stay warm and snug in your home. I've pulled together a round-up of gorgeous, American-made products that will bring that cozy Fall feel to your space. When you buy American-made products, you can feel good knowing that your money is going to fair wages for skilled local workers. You are supporting the local economy, and creating jobs for designers, artists, and craftspeople. Keep reading for more details, including all sources and pricing info.
1. Half Dome Wall Lamp - $1200
Founded by designer Ryden Rizzo, Allied Maker proudly handcrafts all of their light fixtures right here in the USA. While that may mean higher prices and longer lead times, you can feel good knowing that your money is going to fair wages for skilled local workers. These beautifully-crafted, heirloom quality pieces will stand the test of time. This swivel arm wall sconce is made with solid brass and black walnut wood, and can be customized in any finish you prefer.
2. Welcome Home Print by Trey Speegle - Price varies by size
This charming autumnal print was inspired by the landscape of upstate NY, where artist Trey Speegle makes his home. Speegle is known for his playful use of vintage, paint-by-number paintings. The warm colors and welcoming message will make a great addition to any home. 20x200 believes in producing museum quality work and supporting working artists. Artists get paid for every print you buy, and each print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity that is numbered and signed.
3. Large Reclaimed Wood and Railroad Spike Rack - $199
This handy, rustic coat rack was made by Colorado-based wood reworker Shane Reclaim & Design using reclaimed wood and vintage hand-forged railroad spikes. Perfect for coats, bags, hats, or climbing gear, this beautifully functional piece will bring warmth, charm and history to your entryway.
4. Small Bear Bowl - $38
This adorable bowl from SKT Ceramics is made-to-order in their Brooklyn studio. It's the perfect size for cereal, ice cream, granola, and other tasty treats, and is durable enough for everyday use. It is dishwasher and microwave safe, and can be dipped in your choice of glaze.
5. Patterned Mug No. 1 - $55
This geometric, wheel-thrown mug was made by ceramic artist Yiyi Mendoza, a California native who is currently based in upstate New York. The interior and handle have been glazed in a bone tone while the exterior has been left unglazed to reveal the matte finish and feel of natural clay. Perfect for a hot cup of tea or coffee to stay warm as the days grow colder.
6. Campfire Soy Candle - $20
This clean-burning soy candle has hints of wood smoke, pine and cedar to recreate that smoky, campfire smell. Hand-poured in Virginia by Square Trade Goods, this delightful scent will transport you to a woodsy, autumnal campfire.
7. Tofte Fair Isle Wool Blanket - $280
Located on the banks of the Cannon River in Faribault, MN, the Faribault Woolen Mills are a living testament to American Craftsmanship. They have been producing high-quality woolen products for over a century, transforming raw wool into blankets, scarves, and accessories. Inspired by a traditional Scottish pattern, and named after a charming town in Northern Minnesota, the Tofte Fair Isle Wool blanket will keep you warm and cozy on those cold winter nights.