Day #9 of USA in a Day

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Day #9       (to see what I found on days 1-8 go to the USA in a day tab)

Intro: I am on a hunt for things in my home that are made in the USA.
Each day I will try to post an item or two from my house.
Why? To support companies that are in my country.
Take a second and look at the product or item you are using and see where it is made.



Pot Potpourri Press tins were popular in the 80's and I found them useful for lip gloss, storing trinkets, and desk decorations. I have a collection of these tins I bought way back then. I also keep an eye out for them at thrift shops and yard sales.

The Pot Potpourri Press company went out of business years ago.




I use these tins for storage of Christmas tags and such on my wrapping counter


  
Bermuda Bags. Although I lived inland from the Atlantic Ocean at the time I carried a Bermuda Bag, ii's my favorite style of purse. The handles were made by Pappagallo.  My parents bought these for me and then when I was older they bought me a larger version of the bag. Some of the covers are from Pappagallo and The Wee Gentress of Valley Forge which is also The Vested Gentress.

The Wee Gentress and Vested Gentress went out of business years ago. As far as I can tell Pappagallo is out of business too.


Where is your purse made?

21 comments:

  1. Very cool idea for a blog post. I LOVE the Pot Potpourri Press tins...the designs are extremely cute.

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    1. thank you Yona Williams. It's fun searching for USA things!

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  2. It is hard to find things made in the usa. My 14 year old likes to tell me when things are made in China

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    1. it is hard to find things made in USA anymore. most of my stuff is old USA things. yep, so much of it is made in China.

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  3. So thrilled to see you are doing this! I will keep tabs on your finds. Let me know if there is anything i can help with.

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  4. Those potpourri tins are cute, especially the whale. It's so sad that finding something made in the USA is a rare treasure.

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    1. so true! USA made things are hard to find. I've been reading the labels more in the store before I purchase things.

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  5. Those potpourri tins are cute, especially the whale. It's so sad that finding something made in the USA is a rare treasure.

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  6. Love it - we need to keep up a list of places like this that would be great for gift giving!! Tweeted!

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    1. thanks Jamie for sharing! good idea for gift giving.

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  7. What memories! My mom had those Potpourri Press tins forever in our house. I'll have to see if she still has some. :)

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  8. What memories! My mom had those Potpourri Press tins forever in our house. I'll have to see if she still has some. :)

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  9. I love this!! What an adorable small treasure!

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    1. it's the small things in life for a happy memory of days gone by.

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  10. I really love buying and owning things that are made in the USA. My stepfather would only buy American made and it rubbed off on me, it's just getting harder to find those things. Awesome idea for a post.

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    1. it is hard to find things made in USA now-hopefully we can move toward more USA companies making things here.

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  11. I really love buying and owning things that are made in the USA. My stepfather would only buy American made and it rubbed off on me, it's just getting harder to find those things. Awesome idea for a post.

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  12. I really love buying and owning things that are made in the USA. My stepfather would only buy American made and it rubbed off on me, it's just getting harder to find those things. Awesome idea for a post.

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  13. I really love buying and owning things that are made in the USA. My stepfather would only buy American made and it rubbed off on me, it's just getting harder to find those things. Awesome idea for a post.

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