Where Was It Made?

Every Holiday season
Sall and I go round and round
about what to buy
our family for Christmas gifts...

we don't have a very long list
(thank goodness),

but it takes us 
a long time to finish
up our shopping!!

Usually we are still
looking on Christmas Eve day
for that last gift or two or three!!
 "NO" this is not us...

 I usually have to come up
with the ideas
then run it passed him
then find it 
then run it passed him
then he asks
"where was it made?"
I find the tag that says
made in Pakistan
He says "take it back"
and it starts all over....


You see, Mr. Sall
(and me too) are big
believers in shopping local,
and/or keeping it hand-made!!


This year,
I've got a new system!

we are probably spending
the holiday in Iowa
(gotta meet our newest grandbaby!)

Iowans make everything themselves don't they??

First, we are stopping at the 
Amana Colonies...


where there are tons of 
unique antiques and 
everything is homemade!

and then I'm going to my new
favorite place on an
 Iowa country road
Two Sisters....

(I might be shopping for myself there!)

the last time I was there it was Fall time...

I can't wait to see how they get 
decked out for Christmas!!

 I can already smell the 
cinnamon candles...

minty lotions...


 what unique piece
of re-purposed junk
am I going to find this time??


I know for sure I will 
leave inspired...

 and will not impress
my husband with
ideas of unfinished projects 
in my head...

One thing is for sure,
the tags will say 
American Made

only antique, unique, rusty,
or used
in my shopping bags...

so when he asks
"Where was it Made?"

"Chill out, Hubby",I'll say...
"We're in Iowa!"

I'll give back his Visa...
and with it a receipt 
then simply tell him...
"No Refunds today!"

Blessings to you and yours
this Holiday Season!

f.y.i.:  if the image doesn't have a "Sall's Country Life" watermark on it
I found it on the world wide web!


barb said…
I know Sall is a fabulous woodworker but I suppose he ain't Amish? And I know his little frau makes pickles like she's Hutterite. Sounds like you need to shop at home? Or could it say "Made in Kimball, SD.? Fun post by the way.
Melinda said…
Way too funny!
Those look like fun shops.

M : )
Lynne said…
Fun post! Where in Iowa . . . I was raised there . . . Hope you find some treasures at Two Sisters . . . (I think that was the name of the fun shop.)
Michaele said…
That's the spirit! Sounds like you know your way around Iowa. Enjoy that grandbaby!
Julia said…
Las fotografias trasmiten, son geniales. Ha estado un regalo el visitar tu bloc, es genial, te invito visitar el mio y si te gusta espero que te hagas seguidora.

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