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MacKenzie-Childs Introduces an Exciting Fall and Holiday Collection at Atlanta Gift Market

AURORA, NY (January 10, 2017) – MacKenzie-Childs, the handcrafted home decor brand, is pleased to introduce its 2017 Fall and Holiday collection to buyers and attendees of Atlanta Gift Market this January. As the brand continues to create innovative, whimsical, festive, and decorative products for collectors and new customers alike, they’re excited to introduce a larger fall collection than ever before: rich and colorful furniture pieces, metallic and on-trend holiday pieces and a wider range of price points allowing customers and collectors more opportunities to engage with their products.

Expanding on the fall category, this year MacKenzie-Childs will introduce a more robust fall collection featuring throw pillows, table linens, place settings, an array of festive wine stoppers, kitchen decor pieces, and an expansion of the very successful pumpkin collection. In spring 2017 MacKenzie-Childs will introduce a striking faux floral category and will continue to offer beautiful autumn themed arrangements ranging in size; from small bouquets to tabletop centerpieces, topiaries, and wreaths.

“We’re embracing the concept of Home in a whole new way,” said Rebecca Proctor, Creative Director. “The Fall and Holiday collections are quite comprehensive and bursting at the seams with new ideas. We’ve touched on Halloween and Thanksgiving this year, and we’ve taken Christmas over the top by mixing in decorating and entertaining ideas. But most importantly I think, we’ve taken a very comfortable approach to interior living.”

Provided below is an overview of some of the more notable holiday collections for 2017.

  • Precious Metals: a collection of sprays, trees, wreaths, centerpieces, garland, and decor items in a beautiful and luxurious metallic, neutral, and Courtly Check color palette.
  • Highland: a collection of sprays, trees, wreaths, centerpieces, garland, serving trays, planter pots, and decor items in a very traditional holiday color palette of red, green, black, and white.
  • Inverness Furniture: a rich, contemporary furniture collection featuring a wing chair, accent chair, decorative ottoman and accent pillows made of mango wood, and showcasing a textile palette of dusty greens, terra cotta and silvery shades of blue.
  • Covent Garden: a charcoal grey floral and striped furniture collection featuring an occasional chair, wing chair, accent chest, side table, narrow table, ottoman, stool, accent pillows, and chandelier shade.
  • Gardenia: a very contemporary line of black and white gardenia pieces with accents of Courtly Check being offered up in lumbar pillows, picture frames, lamps, chandelier shades, and accent pillows.
  • Quatrefoil: a modern, Moroccan inspired selection of decor and furniture pieces including trays, lamps, accent table, cabinet, and picture frames in a gorgeous gold, black and Courtly Check color palette.
  • Bath Collection: an expansion on our traditional Courtly Check bath options we introduce Trellis (black and white geometric pattern with a Courtly Check border) & Covent Garden (multi-color with a Courtly Check border) as two unique patterns of towels in addition to decorative bathroom accessories and a selection of Dotty bathrobes.

MacKenzie-Childs will be located at AmericasMart Building 2, Suite 917A during The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market January 10-17, 2017.

For more information, visit MacKenzie-Childs.com please visit us online at www.MacKenzie-Childs.com or via our social channels: Instagram: @MacKenzieChilds, Facebook: facebook.com/MacKenzie-Childs, Twitter: @MacKenzieChilds, Pinterest: pinterest.com/mackenziechilds

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About MacKenzie-Childs

MacKenzie-Childs is a fully integrated designer, manufacturer, and multichannel merchant of high-quality, handcrafted ceramic and enamel tableware, furniture, and home and garden accessories. The brand is best known for distinctive designs that combine vibrant colors and pattern-on-pattern surface decoration to create a fresh, original aesthetic best described as “tradition with a twist.” For more than 30 years, the brand’s talented designers and artisans have created beautiful, original products that add joy and grace to homes great and small throughout the world. Handcrafted MacKenzie-Childs products can be purchased from the company’s retail stores in New York City and Aurora, and through distinctive fine retailers in the U.S. and around the world. For more information, visit mackenzie-childs.com.


MacKenzie-Childs Celebrates the 20th Birthday of Courtly Check and the Launch of an Exciting New Category – Cookware

The performance based, decorative cookware is the ideal gift this fall & holiday entertaining season

AURORA, NY (August 1, 2016) – MacKenzie-Childs, the handcrafted home decor brand, is excited to celebrate the 20th birthday of its beloved “Courtly Check” collection with the launch of a new category – performance based, decorative cookware which is sure to please every home entertainer this fall and holiday season. The cookware line will launch mid-August in stores and online as well as with retail partners. MacKenzie-Childs will ramp up a celebration campaign during the month of September that includes instore events, promotional giveaways via social media, a new website and promotional appearances by Creative Director, Rebecca Proctor.

Courtly Check is the black and white pattern the brand is most known for, some of which is still hand-painted to this day by artisans in the company’s upstate NY farm location. In 1995, MacKenzie-Childs launched a collection of hand-painted enamelware referred to as Roasted Marshmallow. The pattern was part of the Camp MacKenzie-Childs collection, but they soon discovered that it worked when layered onto formal place-settings. The deliberate but spontaneous use of additional colors dragged through each check made it unique--no two pieces were alike. The addition of caramel-like amber tones pulled through the creamy white and black checks was reminiscent of the look of marshmallows perfectly toasted. A few years later, an editor referred to MacKenzie-Childs as the “court jester” of tabletop and upon that comment Roasted Marshmallow was renamed more appropriately as Courtly Check.

“MacKenzie-Childs is on the cusp of an exciting time,” noted John Ling, CEO. “We’re continuing to challenge our designers and product development team to create products that appeal to both our collectors as well as to a new demographic of consumers. We’re very proud of our new cookware as it allows us to be innovators in the category and introduces consumers to cookware that is more than just a means to cooking a meal.”

MacKenzie-Childs cookware is constructed with a heavy weight steel underbody, glazed twice and then hand painted with our signature Courtly Check pattern. The enamel finish is incredibly hardy, and stain and chip resistant. Bronzed stainless steel rims are added to both the bodies and the lids, and the unique 18/10 stainless steel knobs and handles are added to finish each piece. The knobs, sculpted in the form of bird’s nests, flowers, and leaves are like pieces of jewelry on top of each lid; inspired by our gardens in Aurora, New York. The Cookware line will include 7 pieces all made from enamel featuring a 2.5 Qt. Saucepan ($125), 3 Qt. Sauté Pan ($165), 3 Qt. Casserole ($165), 5 Qt. Casserole ($170), 7 Qt. Stockpot ($180), 10 Qt. Medium Casserbole ($110) and the hero piece is the Roasting Pan with Rack ($125).

“We’re thrilled to be entering the cookware category,” said Creative Director, Rebecca Proctor. “As a person who loves to cook and spend time in the kitchen, I’ve always been passionate about the idea of offering our own line that truly functions well and has our decorative signature. We’ve finally done it and I couldn’t be happier with our first launch. I’ve been tough on the prototypes and I’m proud to say they perform beautifully.”

For more information, visit MacKenzie-Childs.com and follow along the 20th Birthday of Courtly Check celebration via our social channels: Instagram: @mackenziechilds, Facebook: facebook.com/MacKenzie-Childs, Pinterest: pinterest.com/mackenziechilds

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About MacKenzie-Childs

MacKenzie-Childs is a fully integrated designer, manufacturer, and multichannel merchant of high-quality, handcrafted ceramic and enamel tableware, furniture, and home and garden accessories. The brand is best known for distinctive designs that combine vibrant colors and pattern-on-pattern surface decoration to create a fresh, original aesthetic best described as “tradition with a twist.” For more than 30 years, the brand’s talented designers and artisans have created beautiful, original products that add joy and grace to homes great and small throughout the world. Handcrafted MacKenzie-Childs products can be purchased from the company’s retail stores in New York City and Aurora, and through distinctive fine retailers in the U.S. and around the world. For more information, visit mackenzie-childs.com.