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Make way for Mardi Gras Mardi Gras will be here soon—March 5 to be exact. Mardi Gras, which is French for “Fat Tuesday,” is the final feasting before the Christian season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, the day after Mardi Gras. ...
Make way for Mardi Gras Mardi Gras will be here soon—March 5 to be exact. Mardi Gras, which is French for “Fat Tuesday,” is the final feasting before the Christian season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, the day after Mardi Gras. ...
Make way for Mardi Gras

Make way for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras will be here soon—March 5 to be exact. Mardi Gras, which is French for “Fat Tuesday,” is the final feasting before the Christian season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, the day after Mardi Gras. As such, Mardi Gras officially happens once a year, although one of our biggest fans,

How to pick the right rug

How to pick the right rug

The right rug can make a good room even better, lending color, texture, and, of course, warmth beneath your feet. But how do you pick the right rug? It all comes down to selecting the correct material and construction technique, the right size for the room, and knowing how to care for […]

Creature comforts, weather or not

Creature comforts, weather or not

Our estate manager, Corinne Bowman, always has quite a bit on her plate. In addition to tending to our gardens, decking our exteriors at the holidays, and dozens of other tasks, she also provides comfort to the creatures that live here. We’ve always had animals on our 65-acre property in Aurora, New York, […]

Our spring collections have sprung!

Our spring collections have sprung!

You needn’t wait until the spring thaw to find something fun and fresh from MacKenzie-Childs. Take a look at our newly unveiled spring decor collections. From Easter bunnies and blossoms to sleek furniture silhouettes, you’ll find just the thing to freshen up your home. To see it all, visit our website. Here’s […]

Let there be light

Let there be light

It’s true that each day is 24 hours long. (And if you’re like us, you might wish that you could squeeze a few more hours in here and there.) But the amount of daylight varies by the time of the year, and in the winter, when there are fewer hours of daylight (and […]

Take comfort with our Casserbole

Take comfort with our Casserbole

It’s January, which means it’s time to hunker down, warm and cozy inside, as the winter winds blow and the snow piles up outside. It’s time for comfort food, which also makes it a perfect time to discover our Casserbole. First, let us point out that you read that correctly. The Casserbole, […]

Resolve to have a prettier pantry

Resolve to have a prettier pantry

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, experts say the difference between success and failure comes down to having a plan that breaks down bigger goals into smaller achievable tasks. If getting organized is one of your resolutions, we’d like to suggest getting started in your kitchen pantry. Make it more productive, […]

A toast to New Year’s Eve

A toast to New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is unique because it’s the one time of year when you can celebrate both the past and the future at the same time. To make the setting as special as the occasion, we checked in with Felicia Rocker, our assistant visuals manager and Farmhouse coordinator, who offers these suggestions for […]

Holiday traditions to treasure

Holiday traditions to treasure

It’s time to celebrate treasured holiday traditions and maybe even make some new ones. With that in mind, we asked Rebecca Proctor, our creative director and chief brand officer, and Patience Brewster, the creator of our Patience Brewster by MacKenzie-Childs collection, to share some of their favorite traditions. Patience Brewster Patience, whose […]

That’s a wrap with Tom Tracy

That’s a wrap with Tom Tracy

Present your holiday presents in pretty packages that are just as special as what’s inside. To find out how the gift-wrapping experts here at MacKenzie-Childs wrap packages, we consulted with Tom Tracy, a key-holder/sales associate, in The Shop in Aurora, New York. Tom, who has been with the company for nine years, […]

The story of our mouth-blown glass ornaments

The story of our mouth-blown glass ornaments

The holidays often center around the themes of sparkle, shine, and tradition. And nothing brings those elements together like our hand-painted, mouth-blown glass ornaments. We’ve been making these intricately detailed ornaments for more than a decade, and each year we introduce 35 to 40 new designs, says Julie Schneider, product manager for our […]

MacKenzie-Childs On Instagram

MacKenzie-Childs On Instagram