Tag Archives: Fair Trade Home Goods

Our Beautiful Wooden Pieces

Growing up in my home meant you knew a thing or two about wood and all of its variations. My paternal grandfather, uncle and father were all amateur wood craftsmen.  My grandfather and uncle won awards for the pieces they created and all of the woodwork in my childhood home was made by my father in our basement.  Now when I see wooden doors or serving dishes I notice the pattern of the grain and the color of the wood and quite often I find myself really admiring its beauty.

Seven Hopes United has several items made from wood in all different shapes and sizes.  I have featured a few of my favorites below; I hope that you find beauty in them and like them as much as I do.

Enjoy – Dawn


Floral Whitewash Frame



Natural Mango Wood Bowl with Bamboo Inlay





Wooden Cocktail Fork



Twisted Olive Wood Server Set



Indivisible Love Wooden Statuette 

Tabletop Tuesday: Aprons & Oven Mitts

In order to get food to your tabletop it’s nice to have a little assistance from aprons and oven mitts.  While it might seem that aprons aren’t a necessary part of cooking and baking I would argue that they aren’t just a pretty accessory.  If you are like me you might be a little messy when you cooking and baking.  And if you are a neater cook than I, well then I would say aprons are still a nice touch! Oven mitts are, of course, a necessary part of baking and cooking, at times too and if you need to have an oven mitt than why not have a unique fair trade oven mitt!

Here are some of my favorite aprons and oven mitts from our collection!

Enjoy – Dawn


This one reminds me of the aprons my grandmothers wore in the ’40s and ’50s.

Passion Flower Retro Half Apron


Recycled Flour Sack Oven Mitt


Recycled Flour Sack Pot Holder


A full coverage choice just in case you need it! 

Passion Flower Apron





Wedding Wednesday: Seven Hopes United vs. Crate & Barrel

For this week’s Wedding Wednesday post I would like to share ethically made versions of products that I like from a popular wedding registry store. Today, I’m comparing Seven Hopes United’s beautiful items to items from Crate and Barrel. Below are several items that are recommended for a wedding registry; Left: all products from Seven Hopes United, Right: all products from Crate and Barrel.

Enjoy! Dawn

Decorative Bowls

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Love Bowl 

Picture Frames











Aluminum Picture Frame – Spring


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Paulino Bud Vase 

Cutting Boards

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Custom Engraved Wood Cutting Boards 



Wedding Wednesday: Seven Hopes United vs. William Sonoma

Last week we looked at registering for bathroom necessities this week let’s look at kitchen items!

We will compare items from Seven Hopes United and William Sonoma

Enjoy – Dawn












Blue Cornflower Blocked Printed Tablecloth

Napkin Rings








Atta Grass Napkin Rings

Napkins & Placemats

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Aqua Fish Napkins

Aqua Fish Placemats 

Large Salad Bowl and Utensils

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Persimmon Medley Salad Servers

Large Green Stripe Mango Wood Salad Bowl

Table Top Tuesday: Fair Trade Home Goods

Happy Tuesday! This week I thought I would change things up a bit; instead of How Tuesday or Tasty Tuesday not why try Tabletop Tuesday?!? I do enjoy a theme.  Seven Hopes United has many lovely fair trade home goods to choose from so it seemed like a very good idea to feature some of them in this post. Also, summertime is a time of picnics and friends and family coming together to share laughs and to create memories over good food and tasty drinks. The fair trade home goods I picture below use simple colors that are welcoming and that would be perfect for a dinner party, evening BBQ or even a nice summer brunch.

Enjoy – Dawn

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Spring Tulip Tablecloths

Tumblers – Cobalt Dream

Jeevika Recycled Glass Jug