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Mini magic from Patience Brewster Patience Brewster’s love of all things little started, coincidentally enough, when she was little. Today, Patience still collects small items and she also creates them, designing miniature versions of her figures and ornaments for the Patience Brewster by MacKenzie-Childs collection. ...
Mini magic from Patience Brewster Patience Brewster’s love of all things little started, coincidentally enough, when she was little. Today, Patience still collects small items and she also creates them, designing miniature versions of her figures and ornaments for the Patience Brewster by MacKenzie-Childs collection. ...
Mini magic from Patience Brewster

Mini magic from Patience Brewster

Patience Brewster’s love of all things little started, coincidentally enough, when she was little. As a child, Patience began collecting small items, starting with Steiff animal toys that were gifts from her father and dollhouse furniture from her grandmother. Entranced by their tiny details, Patience started her own collections of little objects. Later, when in […]

A Thanksgiving timeline

A Thanksgiving timeline

Thanksgiving falls on November 28 this year (2019), which means it will be here in three weeks and a day. So, now—right now, in fact—is the time to formulate your plan of action, particularly if you’re the hostess. Here’s a suggested Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) timeline starting 21 days in advance to help you keep track […]

Introducing Glow Home Apothecary

Introducing Glow Home Apothecary

We have some exciting news that’s simply scent-sational! We’re introducing MacKenzie-Childs Glow Home Apothecary. A new collection that defines the essence of home with fresh and inviting scents, MacKenzie-Childs Glow Home Apothecary represents our point of view on fragrance, says Rebecca Proctor, our creative director and chief brand officer. The collection, Rebecca says, is designed […]

Start with a Sweetbriar Charger

Start with a Sweetbriar Charger

There’s so much to love about our fresh, white Sweetbriar collection. First, it speaks to our roots. It’s handmade, hand-glazed terra cotta, crafted entirely in Aurora, New York, making it an important part of our Aurora Artisanal collection. Second, Sweetbriar has so much detail and texture with its combination of checks, stripes, florals, and […]

Black, white, and boo!

Black, white, and boo!

The traditional colors of Halloween are orange and black, as in big orange pumpkins and spooky black cats. In fact, there’s a bit of history to that combination. Many ancient cultures, including the Celts, celebrated departed ancestors around the end of the harvest season and often incorporated the color black, which symbolizes darkness and […]

Celebrate fall with a wreath

Celebrate fall with a wreath

Fall is in full bloom, and there’s plenty to celebrate about the season’s colorful and crisp days. One way to do that is to create a wreath that combines everlasting materials with our beautiful autumn stems and picks. Stacey Twigg, of Ithaca Flower Shop in Ithaca, New York, recently showed guests at […]

Explore our Gift Registry

Explore our Gift Registry

When you think about a registry, you probably think first about a wedding registry, and that’s understandable, particularly in October, which, according to Wedding Wire, is one of the top five in-demand months for weddings. But we want you to know that our gift registry is good for occasions that occur […]

M-C takes the cake

M-C takes the cake

We’re closing out Simply Smashing September with some sweet treats from our customers and our employees. Many of our fans helped us celebrate our 36th birthday by showing their cake creativity and entering our MC CakeOff contest. The winner of our Courtly Check Fluted Cake Stand, Lauren McPherson, made a cake that celebrated our […]

MacKenzie-Childs fan favorites

MacKenzie-Childs fan favorites

Happy Birthday, MacKenzie-Childs! For 36 years, we’ve created beautiful products that add joy and grace to homes around the world. We’re celebrating our legacy all month with Simply Smashing September, and here we look at a selection of our fan favorites throughout the years that are still in our collections today. Rebecca Proctor, our chief […]

A look at Aurora Artisanal

A look at Aurora Artisanal

At MacKenzie-Childs, handmade is our heritage, dating back to our founding in 1983. To celebrate the layers of artistry that are our hallmark, we are highlighting what we call  Aurora Artisanal, a collection of products that includes ceramics, furniture, and lighting that are handmade and hand decorated at our studios in Aurora, New York. “Aurora […]

Simply Smashing September!

Simply Smashing September!

The best thing about a birthday is that everyone has one, including us! We’re marking our 36th birthday this month with a celebration that we call Simply Smashing September. All month long, you’ll learn more about our company and get introduced to products that have been fan favorites over the years. We’ll also focus on […]

Patience Brewster LLS Ornament

Patience Brewster LLS Ornament

Since 2003, Patience Brewster has created a special ornament that benefits the Holland C. Gregg IV Research Fund at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The fund is named in honor of Patience’s son, who passed away in 2005 at the age of 26 from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Following is a 2015 entry from Patience’s blog that […]

MacKenzie-Childs On Instagram

MacKenzie-Childs On Instagram