Cabin fever? Try a pop of color
February 06, 2018
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 offices and studios in Upstate New York, we’re counting the days until spring. We do winter in a big way here, averaging about 100 inches of snow a year. There’s even the Golden Snowball Contest between upstate cities to crown the location that gets the most snow each winter.
So that brings us to our cure for cabin fever: Pops of color, mixed with a bit of springtime, to soothe your soul, kick up your interiors, and stir up your kitchen.
Trust us. We promise that spring is (somewhere) just around the corner.
SOOTHE YOUR SOUL
Smiles brighten your outlook, and you’re sure to smile every time you look at these fun and festive personal accessories, all sporting bright colors.
Alice’s Garden Knee Socks
Tickle your toes with our cotton-blend socks. The pretty flowers, spots, dots, and checks are a nod to our love of all things patterned, while the decorative scalloped top only adds to their charm—making it oh-so easy to have happy (and warm) feet.
Flower Market Lunch Tote
Banish your brown bag in favor of this colorful tote. When the lunch hour rolls around and you get to pull this beauty out of the fridge, it will make your homemade meal taste just a little bit better.
KICK UP YOUR INTERIORS
A shot of color or a burst of blooms can freshen your interiors any time of year, but even more so in the winter. So add a pop or two, curl up with a good book, and enjoy the great indoors.
Boho Scatter Rugs
A MacKenzie-Childs take on the colorful and casual boho trend, these rugs in yellow and fuchsia are handwoven from cotton and feature a brilliant ombré center surrounded by graphic black and white tribal patterns. A fun addition to a bedroom, bathroom or kitchen, they’re also a terrific twist on the traditional yoga mat.
Courtly Check Rose and Peony
Your imagination has you dreaming of spring. Bring some everlasting blooms indoors now! Our Courtly Check flowers offer a playful take by mixing in petals in our signature pattern with the natural-looking ones for added fun. And did we mention they’re pink?
White Covent Garden Floral Square Pillow
Art for your furniture, featuring sculptural silhouettes of blooming flowers on the front with a twisted black and white border around the edge. Your living room will be alive with summer blossoms even if it’s snowing outside.
STIR UP THE KITCHEN
The kitchen is the heart of the home, so you know you’re spending a lot of time there. Pick up your mood with utensils and cookware that make the space even more entertaining.
Flower Market 3 Quart Tea Kettle with Bird
With winter still here, there’s plenty of tea and hot drinks to brew. Whether it’s chai or chamomile, your favorite blend will stand out with the help of this enamel kettle. Decorated with lush garden hues, it’s topped off with a sweet sparrow serving as a delightful knob, as unique as it is useful.
Courtly Check Utensils
Serve, scoop, flip, and whip in signature style! The selection includes a Pasta Spoon, Ladle, Fish Spatula, Whisk, and more. All feature a fun stainless-steel handle bedecked in our signature checks and a cherry-red silicone-coated head.
Key Lime Dish Towels
Sweet as pie with just enough zest, these are sure to brighten your kitchen. With chevrons, stripes, quatrefoils, signature checks, and the MacKenzie-Childs name rendered in citrus green and whipped-cream white, this trio of island-inspired kitchen linens will have you thinking of warmer climates.