Mason Jars: Accessories, Hacks, and Recipes from the American Traditions Series

Cathy Zimmer

You may have noticed that Mason jars have had quite a surge in popularity over the last several years. You can find them in just about any environment from hand soap dispensers in the kitchen to hardware organizers in the garage. But how did this modest little glass jar become such a big deal?

The story begins as early as the 1830s, when glass jars were used for home canning of fruits, vegetables, and meats. Yes, that’s “canning,” not “jarring,” as you might expect. Tin canisters, which we call cans, followed closely on the historical heels of glass jars, and “tinning” or “canning” food quickly overtook…

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American Traditions Series: Tin Lamps

Cathy Zimmer

If you are familiar with Treasured Country Gifts and read our blogs, then you know that the products we offer you reflect our desire to share the beauty and history of American-made items. Many products, while visually appealing, also tell a story of an earlier time when Americans crafted objects out of necessity. We feel these objects are an opportunity to learn a little about our history and to blend this history with new traditions of our own.

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Why Be Part of our Community

Cathy Zimmer

Cathy and Steve Zimmer invite you to join the Treasured Country Gifts community and share their enjoyment of the beauty and history of American-made items. Many products, while visually appealing, also tell a story of an earlier time when Americans crafted objects out of necessity. We feel these objects are an opportunity to learn a little about our history and to blend this history with new traditions of our own. Look to our Facebook page for inspiring crafts, decorating ideas, recipes, and mini history lessons you’ll want to share with family and friends.

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Infuse Old World Charm Into Your Home With American Made Tin Lamps

Cathy Zimmer
Interior designers have long been infatuated with the comforting power of farm inspired decor pieces. In particular, there has been a fascination with American made tin lamps. They act as stand-alone art pieces that harken back to the simpler lifestyles they were originally crafted in while wonderfully accentuating the rustic mystique of all the other antique accents in the room. American made tin lamps were created to bring warmth, both emotional and physical, into humble colonial hearths and they continue to bestow those same warm sentiments into our homes today. Learn why these frontier inspired lamps are the perfect solution for anyone who wants to add a little charm to their home.

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American Turquoise Has Been Used to Make Jewelry for Centuries

Cathy Zimmer
There is no gemstone more rooted in American jewelry culture than Turquoise. The gorgeous blue stone spiderwebbed with green veins has been prized throughout the years by natives and immigrants alike. Artisans have been crafting exquisite jewelry from Turquoise in America as early as 200 AD. Through its continued admiration, Turquoise has been made the traditional birthstone for the month of December and the gem of the 11th anniversary in America and around the world. This magnificent stone has an illustrious past and continues to earn a special place in modern fashion.

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Give Your Friends and Family the Gift of American Made Products

Cathy Zimmer
What's better than giving someone a great gift? Giving them a hand-crafted American made gift that will both withstand the test of time and will support the local communities who made it. A gift from Treasured Country Gifts will not only make the receiver happy but will make you proud that you supported your fellow American.

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Set Your Space Aglow With Candles Made in the USA

Cathy Zimmer

Hand made scented candles - Made in USAThere is something magical about the dancing light of a candle. A well-placed candle can make even the humblest space look elegant, or bring a touch of warmth to your decor. Sometimes it is simply the beauty of a candle arrangement that can bring the finishing touch to a room. Other times the soft fragrance of a USA made candle can bring a sense of warmth and coziness to your space.

At Treasured Country Gifts, we carry a beautiful selection of fragranced candles, all made in the USA, in an assortment of sizes. Our favorite fragrances include cranberry, nutty apple and vanilla. The simple charm of a candle makes them perfect for nearly any style of interior design. A single candle can add a bit of soft ambiance to a room. Or using a variety of sizes and shapes of candles placed on a decorative platter can create a gorgeous centerpiece.

Choosing USA Made Candle Holders to Bring Your Style To Life

Even though candles are beautiful on their own, you may want to consider adding a decorative holder to create the perfect look for your home. An iron candle holder that is made in the USA is perfect for a home with industrial, modern or eclectic decor. If your style is more traditional or rustic, consider one of our tin or rusty tin lanterns or tart warmers.

Whenever you are looking to add that perfect touch to any room in your home, come to Treasured Country Gifts. You will be sure to find the perfect candle and holder to complete your space. Since all of our items are made in the USA, you know that you will be choosing a great quality item. Place your order today!

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Light Up Your Home With American Made Lamps

Cathy Zimmer

No room is complete without a selection of ornamental lighting; lamps are often the finishing touch to any beautifully furnished, American made lamps can bring a sense of comfort and style to any room in your home. Our colonial style lamps and lanterns will bring the timeless charm of the colonial frontier to your home decor. At Treasured Country Gifts we have a variety of American made lamps and lanterns that are crafted with care.

Tin Accent Lamps Bring The Colonial Style To Your Home

More than just a lighting fixture, a colonial tin accent lamp is inspired by those who lived on the frontier. The beautifully patterned willow design of our lamps will cast an intricate and attractive pattern on your walls. While these lamps were previously used with candles, ours have been crafted to be fitted with light bulbs in order to bring the brightness you need in your home. However, they still hold the same nostalgic design that will bring touches of the colonial frontier to any room in your home.

Tin Lanterns To Guide You To Colonial Decor

While we may not need lanterns to help us safely navigate through the darkness as those who lived in colonial times, our American made rustic tin lanterns will bring a unique touch to your room’s decor. Whether you want to hang it up outside or place it in your living room, the intricately stamped pattern will bring a similar illusion of light as our American made lamps by the shadows that they cast.

When you need the perfect touch of rustic, colonial decor, make sure to come to Treasured Country Gifts. You can choose from our selection of American made lamps and lanterns to light up your home. Find the perfect fixture for you today!

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Add Colonial Style to Your Home With American Made Lighting

Cathy Zimmer

The perfect way to make a house feel homier is to infuse a little rustic charm with a few carefully placed accent pieces. And, if you really want to make a room instantly more inviting, one of these decor accessories needs to be an American made colonial tin lamp or lantern. These stunning antique fixtures bring classic charisma to any room while bathing it in warm, relaxing light.

Tin Lantern Lights Pay Homage to America's Colonial History

Hand stamped tin lanterns became a staple of interior design on America’s colonial frontier. With limited luxuries available, our resourceful countrymen used what sparse resources they had to craft these cozy decor items. Old tin cans and stove pipes were usually the canvases and carpentry nails were employed to stamp the holes. While they may have been crudely constructed, the intricate pattern of gashes and holes created dazzlingly beautiful effects as a candle's light flickered inside the lantern. These historic lamps are the original American made lighting fixtures.

Artisan Made Tin Lights Bring American Colonial Flair to Any Room

The decorative lighting fixtures, first produced in colonial America, have lasted the test of time and are still found in homes across the country. Instead of candles, many are wired for modern light bulbs, but other than that the hand-crafting process has not changed much throughout the years. These folksy lamps have the ability to channel classic American traditionalism while still seamlessly complementing a room’s contemporary design scheme.

We carry a beautiful selection of tin lamps and lanterns on our online gift shop. Each one is made in America and guaranteed to bring rustic charm into any room you put it in. Take a look at our store’s lighting section and find the perfect fixture for your home.

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Show You Care by Giving Your Friends and Family American Made Gifts

Cathy Zimmer

Hand-Painted Decorative Cottage GourdGift giving is an art - one that isn’t always easy. If you want to make your friends and family feel special, a simple gift card just won’t do. You need to find something that is both unique and guaranteed to charm the receiver. A hand-crafted present made by an American artisan makes an amazing gift for anyone. Our Treasured County Gifts shop is filled with extraordinary items made by hard-working people right here in the USA. Take a look at our favorite gift ideas below:

Amazing Gift Ideas - All Made in USA

  • Soaps - This is perfect for the person that loves getting their hands dirty with gardening or other hobbies. We have a delightful assortment of small batch Whispering Willow soap bars formulated to thoroughly clean and smell great. We also have gift boxes that come with soap, lip balm, a cedar soap dish, and a lotion stick.
  • Candles - A candle is always appreciated, especially hand-dipped ones with scents like country garden, nutty apple and vanilla spice.
  • Jewelry - Our distinctive jewelry collection is comprised only of custom-built pieces made by a specialist in the USA. You can find a piece to match anyone’s style from our earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings.
  • Seasonal Decorations - We are constantly updating our seasonal collection. Right now we have sales on holiday and winter decorations.

Don't Forget the Gift Wrapping

Every gift needs to be wrapped! Save yourself the time and effort by letting us take care of it. We offer three conveniently sized gingham print gift bags. Each comes with natural color tissue, hand tied bow and a card. Just add one to your order and we’ll ship the gift to you wrapped and ready to be presented. Find an American made gift for your loved ones today at our online store.

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