|Longaberger flower planter|
Filled with blooming plants, these large baskets
line the streets of Dresden, OH, the site of the
Longaberger manufacturing plant.
Disclaimer: I have nearly a hundred Longaberger baskets in all shapes and sizes in my house because I love them so much. (I was not paid to write this post, I am a satisfied customer.)
|Each basket starts with a form. |
Note that it is attached to the black frame in front of the weaver.
|Some of the baskets have colored bands woven into them.|
|Thousands of baskets were being made the day Marilyn and I visited.|
|As you can see the plant is HUGE and employes a lot of people.|
This was just the weaving section.
|Pallets of baskets waiting to be inspected or for handles to be attached.|
|A worker adds handles to a basket.|
|One of the final steps is staining. The company|
has a traditional stain (shown in this photo) and
a darker stain. Sometimes baskets are offered
with a white-wash or other colors.
|Finished baskets awaiting shipment.|
|Longaberger Office Building|
Not all of Longaberger's products are Made in America, but I know for a fact that their baskets are. I encourage you to support companies that manufacture products in America and put Americans to work.
Do you own any Longaberger baskets and are you as crazy about them as I am?