We Love: Lenox Fine China

Lenox has been making beautiful ceramics and fine china since the late 1800s in America.


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Plates for Presidents

Lenox has had the honor of creating Presidential tableware for six Presidents: Wilson, FD Roosevelt, Truman, Reagan, Clinton and GW Bush. You can learn more about the White House china services here.

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The backstamp of the Truman White House Service

Bone China

Lenox has the distinction of having the only American manufacturing plant of bone china. It is located in Kinston, North Carolina. Bone China is sought after for its durability and the unique luminescence that the pieces have.


Please note that much of Lenox’s casual dining sets are not made in the USA, but their bone china is made in the USA. The product pages on their website are not always clear, but the bottom of the china is clearly marked made in the USA if they are.

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Lenox Eternal Set — Beautiful, timeless, elegant and made in America

Where to Buy

Lenox china is available on Lenox.com, Amazon.com and at Macys.com.

We Love: SmartWool Socks

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I think one of the most taken for granted clothing items has to be socks. I never really put too much thought into them, but occasionally I live to regret it when they slip off my heel, bunch up in my shoes or slide down my legs.

I’ve never had that problem with my SmartWool socks though. I am an avid skiier and snowboarder and I exclusively wear SmartWool socks when I ski and snowboard. I find that they are a nice thickness to keep my feet warm and toasty, but not sweaty because they wick away the moisture. They also provide a little bit of protection from the hard boot.

Most SmartWool socks are knitted right here in America — in Tennessee and North Carolina. A sock takes about 2-6 minutes to knit on the loom, then each sock is hand inspected, paired and then packaged.  Up to a dozen people may work on each sock!

Socks for Every Occasion and Sport

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I also love that there are different SmartWool socks for different occasions. On Nordstrom, you’ll find that there are tights, no show casual socks and dress socks. You’ll also find socks especially made for skiing, hiking, running or other sports. There is also a wide selection for kids.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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They also offer a very generous 100% satisfaction guarantee. If within 2 years of purchase you are not satisfied with your product, you can return it to the store you purchased from for a replacement, or you can send it back to SmartWool for a replacement.

Where to Buy

You can find SmartWool socks on SmartWool.com, NordstromAmazon.com and at REI.