The Very Best Of Americana Today
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Made in the USA1 of 14
By Jane Dagmi
We've rounded up our favorite Americana pieces—including Windsor chairs, handmade quilts and denim artwork—all created stateside.
Shake It Up2 of 14
Keep this bed simple or simply dress it up. In Illinois, Amish craftsmen build furniture in the spirit of 19th century Shaker design—emphasizing form and the honest nature of the wood. Each piece is signed upon completion.
SHOP NOW: Simply Amish Shaker panel bed with posts, $4,700, simplyamish.com
Fiesta Forever3 of 14
Started in 1936 and now made in Wheeling, W.Va., Homer Laughlin's art deco–style Fiesta dinnerware has enjoyed a colorful history. As durable as it is versatile, each collectable piece has a five-year chip replacement warranty.
SHOP NOW: Homer Laughlin's Fiesta large disc pitcher in scarlet, $35, fiestafactorydirect.com
Let It Slide4 of 14
Space-saving sliding barn doors glide on tracks such as this hefty solid bronze version, handcrafted in Sun Valley, Idaho.
SHOP NOW: Rocky Mountain Hardware Barn Door Track up to 102 inches, $5,151, rockymountainhardware.com
Light the Way5 of 14
Reminiscent of lighting styles from the 1930s, these hand-blown and hand-painted soft white glass shades are made in cast-iron molds in W.Va., while the handcrafted 4-inch brass fixture is made in Oregon.
Great Legs6 of 14
The shapely legs of this dining table take their cue from fashionable Victorian-era spool furniture. While they are turned in the Midwest, the table is assembled, painted, and finished in the company's Connecticut design studio.
SHOP NOW: Dunes & Duchess Chappy table, $1,500, shopcandelabra.com
Have a Seat7 of 14
Made in Delaware out of maple and poplar, this quintessential colonial chair is available in 50 signature colors. Go for a neutral hue to keep it classic, or something brighter (like Flamingo Pink or Key West Teal) for a more modern take.
SHOP NOW: Windsor arm chair, $490, mainecottage.com
Jean Theory8 of 14
In Asheville, N.C., Darlene Hatchett has taken up cartography, fabricating the USA out of recycled denim. Once the states are mapped out, product designer and antique dealer Robert Nicholas tacks the map to canvas and makes the frame.
SHOP NOW: Splurge Design denim U.S. map, $850 (approx. 4-by-6-feet), splurgedesign.com
Cool Stool9 of 14
Made in Pennsylvania, this sturdy two-tone stool is comprised of iron legs and an oak seat and feet. Available in both bar and counter heights, natural and white-washed finishes, this home basic can multitask as a seat, side table or plant stand.
SHOP NOW: Lostine Gordon stool, $275, minam.com
Mad for Plaid10 of 14
The blankets and throws from Faribault Woolen Mills have been keeping folks warm since 1865, when they were used by pioneers and soldiers.
SHOP NOW: Buffalo plaid fringed throw, $100, faribaultmill.com
On a Roll11 of 14
Pennsylvania woodworkers have reimagined the standard rolling pin in maple, cherry and rich walnut—making the utilitarian piece display-worthy.
SHOP NOW: Lostine classic rolling pin, $83 to $105, minam.com
Dream Weaver12 of 14
Loominaries owner Patricia Lukas of Califon, N.J. has honed her weaving skills for decades. While her creations resemble traditional rag rugs, they actually incorporate new upholstery fabrics making them more durable.
SHOP NOW: Contact Loominaries for more information
Rock On13 of 14
Painted or natural, these bent hickory rocking chairs lend instant cabin charm to any space. Made in western Pennsylvania, each piece is built without any power tools, hand-painted and then aged to that just-right patina.
SHOP NOW: Adirondack rocker, $795, geneseeriver.com
Block Party14 of 14
The optical design on this couture quilt is achieved with three distinct block designs. Constructed in Connecticut, they are then quilted by Amish women in Minnesota.
SHOP NOW: Denyse Schmidt Signature Design Couture Drunk Love 2-Tone quilts, $110 to $150 per square feet, dsquilts.com
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