Proud To Be Made In The USofA Giveaway! CLOSED!!!


The first Proud To Be Made In The USofA Giveaway is brought to you by Dickinson Custom Furniture! This great company is found in Greenfield, Indiana and is proud to bring you handmade products made right here in America. From kitchen utensils, to travel mugs, you WILL find something that you just have to have on their webpage!

I was sent the utensil set and a 8.5″ cutting board to try out for review. I LOVE them.. I saw too late that they also made coffee mugs and travel mugs.. You all know me and my coffee relationship! The utensils are VERY sturdy, really easy to clean and care for. They are NOT dishwasher safe, but require only an simple wiping with a hot soapy dish rag to get them clean, then I towel them dry and place somewhere they can air out to dry completely. I love that the spoons actually HOLD food. Most wooden utensils that I have the spoons are so shallow they don’t hold anything and so are pretty much worthless for anything other then stirring something!

The cutting board is perfect for our smaller kitchen and just the right size for cutting up fruit or cheese. It’s also SO pretty, I had a hard time actually cutting on it! I didn’t want to mess it up! But I didn’t at all. Not a single mark on it, and I chopped up some apples, and later onions on it.

My favorite scroll work piece.

Dickinson Custom Furniture started in 1990 as a hobby and turned into a business. In 2001 Aaron began building furniture with his dad. He then took over the business to earn money for college and support his new wife, Kiyomi. As the business picked up, they began looking for ways to reduce waste and use up scraps. Kiyomi began doing scroll work with some smaller pieces of wood and eventually kitchen utensils and cutting boards were made. They now make an entire line of kitchenware. They have a great neighbor that takes turns with them watching kids so they can all work when they need to. What a great way for neighbors to help each other and save money at the same time. They also use the scraps for grilling in the summer and in the fireplace at winter to reduce waste, and the kids of course love to build with them too. The sawdust is used in the chicken yard, compost, nearby woods and gardens, as it helps replenish the soils and provides a natural nitrogen sink.

The utensil set I was sent for review included an oval spoon, an angled spoon, a fork and a large spatula are made with local Indiana hard maple wood and costs $21. The small  cutting board I was sent with a juice groove that works great to prevent spills is made with a mixture of tulip poplar, ash, maple, walnut, and cherry woods and cost $18. These are all great items for gift giving or to use daily in  your home!

You can buy your own great American made products on the website!


Dickinson Custom Furniture is blessing a reader with their own set of American made wooden utensils! How totally awesome is that?!

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About misadventuresofafamilyof8

I am a SAHM of 6 kids, and I homeschool, cloth diaper, wear my toddler, used to breastfeed, cook from scratch, not so crunchy mama. Hubs is a chef, and loves to cook. We go to church when we can, and I love to learn new things about how to be a better wife and mother.

37 responses

  1. I get your emails. ktiegen at yahoo dot com
    would like their 6.5″x10.5″x3/8″ Oval Trivet w. legs. Wonderful craftsman ship.

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