Shop with us for a good cause in Raleigh

Posted by Nicole Bogas on 9/29/2016 to Events
Shop with us for a good cause in Raleigh

Come take a look at our new holiday collection plus old favorites at the Junior League of Raleigh's Shopping Spree, taking place at the Raleigh Convention Center November 3-6. Get a head start on your holiday shopping, and support a good cause at the same time! 

Our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Nicole Bogas on 12/1/2015 to Guides
Our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Year-round, we here at the Our State Store strive to bring you the most unique, high-quality, and gift-able goods we can find.  Now as the holiday season ramps up, we hope to make it easier to find gifts for every person you’re shopping for with our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide. Whether it’s the relative who has everything or the friend who’s hard to impress, we think you’ll find just the gift you’re looking for at the Our State Store.  

Our 2015 Holiday Decor Guide

Posted by Nicole Bogas on 11/17/2015 to Guides
Our 2015 Holiday Decor Guide

Brighten up your home and get in the holiday spirit with our North Carolina-inspired holiday decor. Each piece in our handy guide is either made here in NC or inspired by the Old North State.


From artisan-made ornaments to flags and pillows featuring exclusive illustration by North Carolina artists, we have been working hard to find the very best to bring the holiday spirit to your home.

Shop with us for a good cause in Greensboro

Posted by Nicole Bogas on 10/2/2015 to Events
Shop with us for a good cause in Greensboro

Join Our State Store, live and in-person, at our annual Christmas Open House November 5-7 in Greensboro.

We’re setting up shop inside the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina in Greensboro with our bestselling products and holiday gifts.

Fall in North Carolina: Chai Spice Apple Pie

Posted by Nicole Bogas on 9/22/2015 to Recipes
Fall in North Carolina: Chai Spice Apple Pie

It happens every year. At the first hint of crunchy leaves and dropping temperatures, we clamber for fall. After four months of sweating through North Carolina summer, we’re ready to put away our tank tops and pool toys to embrace cooler temperatures and shorter days, even when they haven’t quite arrived yet.

One of our favorite early signs of fall is when western NC apples begin to appear at the market in September. This year, we couldn’t wait to crack open our copy of Candler author Ashley English’s cookbook A Year of Pies. It’s a special cookbook because it encourages baking with the seasons, when each item of produce is at its unique peak. And of course, in September, it’s time for apple pie.

Rinse, Juice, Pour: Make Blueberry Lemonade with North Carolina Kitchenware

Posted by Nicole Bogas on 7/17/2015 to Recipes
Rinse, Juice, Pour: Make Blueberry Lemonade with North Carolina Kitchenware

It’s been a scorcher here in the Old North State this summer.  Whether it’s a dip in the local swimming hole, a trip to the coast, or a frosty ice cream cone, we’re all looking for ways to cool off.  

Inspired by our latest selection of North Carolina-made pottery, we set out to use one of our favorite NC summer crops, blueberries, to make a cool and colorful lemonade.  Click through for the recipe!

Make Chocolate Chip Cookies with NC Sea Salt

Posted by Nicole Bogas on 6/19/2015 to Recipes
Make Chocolate Chip Cookies with NC Sea Salt

To celebrate our new North Carolina Sea Salt Trio available only from the Our State Store, we decided to whip up a batch of our favorite chocolate chip cookies and finished them with this beautifully flaky sea salt, harvested by hand from the Atlantic Ocean near Wrightsville Beach. 

Click through to learn more about this very special sea salt and find the recipe for these sweet-and-salty chocolate chip cookies.