Monday, November 10, 2014

Uncommonly Good Products: A Review

You know that you have found a fun new addition to your home when you are out and about and your husband calls while he is home mowing the lawn to ask what the new doormat says ;-)

I had the opportunity to partner with Uncommon Goods, a unique company, featuring unusual items, many that are not seen elsewhere . Half of what they sell is made by hand and most of their products are made here in the USA :)

The excitement started building the minute the box arrived....

.,..and out came of of the thickest, plushest door mats I have ever seen, the Guard Cat doormat. Even Pumpkin was impressed!  (the mat reads: I guard this house - in French) Luckily I had the cat inspector on hand:

The mat looks super snazzy at our front door! Seriously, observe the thickness!

The package arrived just in time, as we were readying the house for a pizza party this past weekend. A party which provided the perfect opportunity to test another Uncommon Goods product- a steel pizza cutter..

MB's brothers and their families were both in town so we ended up making 16 12-inch pies (they need to be that size to fit in our outdoor pizza oven). Often when you have a pie loaded with lots of toppings and you try to cut it with a regular pizza cutter - the toppings get pulled off into a big blob as you cut...

This type of steel pizza cutter is specially designed to sidestep that problem. sidenote: I was thrilled to discover that many of the products at Uncommon Goods, such as this one, are made from recycled products, in this case, recycled steel. It was handmade by a blacksmith in Vermont.

we had many perfectly cut pizzas!

From the minute our guests stepped on our welcoming new door mat, to the well-cut pizza dinner, I'd say the party was a big success!

To learn more about Uncommon Goods, click here.

Disclaimer: I received products for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.


Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Carma I get their catalogs. LOVE their stuff!! Okay perhaps the door mat with a dog on it but.....

mypixieblog said...

Oh, I love love love that doormat (and Uncommon Goods--featuring a giveaway of theirs on my blog now, in fact). Their products are so unique and really great for the hard-to-shop-for friends/family. I'm going to have to see if they have that welcome mat in dog since my parents speak French and that would just be perfect :) Also pizza cutter looks sturdy! Hope you had a great time with friends!!

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