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Behind the scenes: Furniture Decoration At MacKenzie-Childs, we delight in the details, and if there’s one place in our company where all the details come together, it’s in our Furniture Decoration department. ...
Behind the scenes: Furniture Decoration At MacKenzie-Childs, we delight in the details, and if there’s one place in our company where all the details come together, it’s in our Furniture Decoration department. ...
Sweetbriar: Handmade in Aurora

Sweetbriar: Handmade in Aurora

It’s been said that many hands make for light work, and that’s certainly the case with Sweetbriar, our newest collection of all-white ceramic dinnerware. Light and lovely, Sweetbriar transitions easily from everyday use to extraordinary tablescapes. There are nine pieces in the line, and they’re rich with patterned details that include florals, checks, […]

The egg’s eternal appeal

The egg’s eternal appeal

If you’re wondering which came first — the chicken or the egg — the likely answer is the egg. Since ancient times, the egg has been celebrated as a symbol of life and rebirth. There are different interpretations of this. Many cultures believed that the whole universe was created out of an egg. […]

The story of our beloved Farmhouse

The story of our beloved Farmhouse

For more than three decades, the MacKenzie-Childs Farmhouse has been the focal point of our 65-acre campus in Aurora, New York. The property is in the Finger Lakes region, on a hill that overlooks Cayuga Lake. It is truly a beautiful and special place that we love, and it has been featured on […]

Be sure to be kind

Be sure to be kind

You might have missed it, but last Saturday, February 17, was National Random Acts of Kindness Day. There are all kinds of ways to be kind, and you can find dozens of ideas for simple but significant acts at the National Random Acts of Kindness website. You’ll also learn that there is a

Tassels: Tie one (or two) on

Tassels: Tie one (or two) on

If pictures and pillows are the frosting on the cake when it comes to home furnishings, then tassels are the sprinkles on top. Fashionable, fun, and flirty, tassels bring notes of both elegance and whimsy to a room, says Marlene Reiss, our product manager for home textiles, rugs, and personal accessories. Tassels date […]

Cabin fever? Try a pop of color

Cabin fever? Try a pop of color

About this time of year, your mind says spring, but the calendar says winter. Even more challenging, depending on where you live, there can be no denying, despite whatever a groundhog might see or not see, that winter is to be endured for at least six more weeks. We hear you. At our […]

Get Sweet on Galentine’s Day

Get Sweet on Galentine’s Day

Women have long celebrated each other, usually in subtle, small ways. But now more of them are doing so in a much grander style with an almost official holiday, Galentine’s Day, and for that, you can thank Leslie Knope. Knope, the character portrayed by actress Amy Poehler in the NBC series

Plaid Tidings: Celebrating our Scottish Heritage

Plaid Tidings: Celebrating our Scottish Heritage

A well-lived life should include celebrations of people and places. That’s why, at MacKenzie-Childs, we honor our Scottish heritage, and in January, we salute Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. If you have been to our annual Barn Sale, then you know the event opens to Scottish bagpipes. But did you […]

Stock Your Holiday Bar

Stock Your Holiday Bar

Whether you’re serving cocktails or mocktails this holiday season—it never hurts to have everything you’ll need on hand to make them look (and taste) fantastic. We spoke with one of our favorite blogging duos, Husbands That Cook, about what they stock up on before the festivities begin. Premixed or custom? Depending […]

The Very Best Holiday Gifts Under $300

The Very Best Holiday Gifts Under $300

The holiday season is officially upon us, which means you’ll need to make your list, check it twice, and then fill your cart with everything nice. This year, we’ve hand-picked our favorite and most thoughtful gifts (for under $300!) so you can breeze right through all of your Christmas shopping in one go-round. 1.

Smart Stocking Stuffers For Everyone On Your List

Smart Stocking Stuffers For Everyone On Your List

Sometimes it’s not the big-ticket items but those thoughtful “little somethings” that are hardest to ace during the holidays. Luckily, we’ve got great ideas—plus smart ways to personalize them—that will be a hit with everyone on your list, from cozy socks to chic umbrellas and everything in between. 1. Evergreen Travel […]

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