You already know I am obsessed with school supplies. I took two steps past Ian Schon at his SchonDSGN booth, stopped dead in my tracks, spun on my heel and went back to ask, “what is happening here?” Ian patiently explained to me that he is an engineer and designer and wanted to make a perfectly balanced, American made, sophisticated pen.
The pen is made in Massachusetts and the ink cartridge is made in Nevada. I love the sleek design and the weight of the pen is perfectly balanced. I am still trying to decide if I want the aluminum version or if I go all in and get the titanium version. Or maybe the black aluminum version is the way to go? Decisions, decisions…
Every year, I buy a new holiday candle. This year, I chose the Winter Pine candle from Square Trade Goods.
Made in Richmond, VA, the holiday candle is poured in a whiskey tumbler! I chose the Winter Pine scent, but the Bayberry scent is pretty fantastic, too!
While at the booth, I also picked up several different scents. All were lovely, but I finally decided on Tobacco Black Pepper, Fig and Sage, as well as a Campfire candle! I have officially have more candles than rooms – not a bad problem to have.
As I was leaving the market, I stopped at Maria Castelli. Maria Castelli is a mother-daughter team who are designing amazing handbags and clutches. I love the feather tassel on this leather clutch.
And the leather is just as soft as it looks in the photos. Speaking of soft, the rabbit fur clutch is out of this world amazing.
I was on a mission to see the mini-clutch. And it did not disappoint! The mini-clutch fits your credit card, phone, keys and lipstick. And really, what else do you really need to carry?
So that is a quick recap of my favorite items at the American Field market – and with so many of my favorite local makers participating in holiday pop-ups, I will definitely be passing long a few more made in the USA goods that you need to know about!