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American Made

We are excited that some of our vendors are nominees for the Martha Stewart American Made award!

As you know, Marion and Rose's Workshop is committed to the American Made movement and shares in the thought that change happens on the street level with small businesses supporting one other and sharing their message to customers.  We feel that planting the seed and helping it grow is our job and it is our commitment.  

As proponents of the movement it makes us happy to see a large company embracing these small makers. It's these steps that will help rebuild the Main Streets of small towns and Cities, restoring pride in these communities.  When you can say "I helped make that" or "this is my neighbors company", it gives you a renewed desire to support your neighbor and your community. Quality, craftsmanship and knowing the maker are all important aspects of how we curate the shop, and we are so happy to be able to relay their stories to our customers. 


Our friends at Modestics put together a great reference list to make it super easy to vote. Included on the list are a few of our vendors Blue Chair Fruit, CuppowNative StatePeg and Awl. and Peterboro Baskets (these guys have been around since the 1800's!) We've also added a few links below to more of our friends and neighbors.

Outlaw Soaps (soon to be a vendor at the shop!)

Poppy Von Frohlich - amazing jackets made in SF. Want them all.

Kate Ellen Metals- our awesome neighbor and amazing jewelry designer


Please vote for your favorites, you can vote up to 6 times within a 24 hours period.  


Thank you for your support of the American Made movement and of our little shop!! We are cannot express how happy we are to be here.


Remember "We are all in this together".

-M & R

kerri johnson
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Reinvent Your Desk or Office Space – Our Back-To-School Stuff is On Sale!


The summer months are coming to a close, and with September right around the corner, it's time to dust off your dreams, get reinspired, and go out and kick some butt. Whether you are headed back to school or jump starting a new project, it's a good time to clear out the old clutter and reinvent your work or study space.

Lucky for you, we're throwing a big sale in August to make way for new Fall merchandise, and all of our desk and office friendly back-to-school stuff is 20% off. The cute things in the photo above are sure to make your shopping list:

Lunch Bags by Peg & Awl
Made of sturdy, wipe-down-able waxed canvas.

America the Beautiful Field Notes
Limited edition and ready for note taking and doodling.

Woolen Laptop and iPad Bags
Technology looks so much better when accessorized.

Handwoven Trash Basket by Peterboro
Made by a family in New Hampshire for 150 years.

JFish Wall Planters
Slipcasted ceramics made at the Berkeley Potters Guild.

Nicole Grant Kriege
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Our Top Picks for Mother's Day

We can't believe it's May already! Time is really flying, and the sun seems to get warmer every day. Don't forget to draw a heart in your calendar around the date of May 12th for Mother's Day, and start thinking about that perfect, sentimental gift for the mama who made you. We've have a really lovely assortment of things for moms in the shop right now. Come on down and visit us, and we'll show you what we have in mind:

Cards from Rifle and Sugar Cube Press.


Linen towels and risotto spoons by Studiopatró, made right here in Oakland.


Pepper mills hand crafted by a local maker out of Oakland, exclusively for our shop. The use of reclaimed wood assures that none will be exactly alike.

Professional quality aprons by Studiopatró, combining beauty and function with a pocket and a loop for dish towel. The servers at Tamarindo restaurant in downtown Oakland wear these proudly.

Salt and pepper pinch pots by Paulova Ceramics. 

And in case you're mom likes to unwind in the tub, consider putting together a little pampering kit for her. Native State bath salts and a Kinfolk magazine should do the trick.

We also have an ever expanding picnic selection. Maybe mom would like a little picnic basket assembled by you?

Nicole Grant Kriege
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Time for a picnic! We've got Peterboro Baskets

Our baskets have arrived from Peterboro Basket Company, and my, are they beautiful. They make us want to grab a bottle of rose, forage some vittles, and spread out on the banks of Lake Merritt for a sunny picnic.

For more than 150 years, a family owned business in the heart of Peterborough, New Hampshire has been crafting these baskets, and they have it down to a science. We're happy to be helping them keep this New England tradition alive. We've got all shapes and sizes, like the large laundry basket, picnic basket, square waste basket, and storage basket. Come on down to the shop and check 'em out! 

Nicole Grant Kriege
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