|Local art and hand made soaps|
It used to be that that little tag from the Garment Workers of America, stitched into unobtrusive seams in shirts, trousers, skirts etc.was a guarantee that you were buying something made in America, by American workers, and you could feel a small bit of satisfaction in supporting the national economy, or at least helping someone in America to remain employed and able to support his or her family. In recent decades that little tag is as hard to find as feathers on a fish, worthy of a place in the Smithsonian.
A few casual hours at the mall would convince you that nothing is made in America anymore. Everyone I know has had the experience of thinking they've found the perfect gift for a friend's birthday, or a souvenir of a local place they've visited, only to turn it over and groan. "Made in China" automatically makes it a less than perfect choice.
But I have good news!
Heading home through Kentucky after a visit to Lily and family we spotted a sign for this off the highway.....
|Walking in the Door|
|Beautiful hand blown glass|
|One of a kind pottery pieces|
|Unique fiber arts and quilts|
|More beautiful pottery|
|Hand painted silk scarves|