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Black, white, and boo! The traditional colors of Halloween are orange and black, as in big orange pumpkins and spooky black cats ... but we’d like to suggest a different color combination that's spooky and sophisticated: black and white.
Black, white, and boo! The traditional colors of Halloween are orange and black, as in big orange pumpkins and spooky black cats ... but we’d like to suggest a different color combination that's spooky and sophisticated: black and white.
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 […]

See the light on candles

See the light on candles

Alina Berdnarz would like to enlighten you about candles. She sees them as beautiful accessories to embellish the home, and that’s a subject she knows quite well. Prior to starting her own candle company, which became MacKenzie-Childs Glow in 2018, Alina worked for many years in the fashion industry, including a position working with […]

Guide to dinnerware, bakeware

Guide to dinnerware, bakeware

From Courtly Check® enamelware tea kettles to Thistle & Bee porcelain plates to our signature hand-painted ceramics, MacKenzie-Childs offers a wide variety of ways to dress up your table and kitchen with color and charm. To help you learn more about these many products, here’s a guide to the materials (ceramics, enamelware, and porcelain) and […]

MacKenzie-Childs On Instagram

MacKenzie-Childs On Instagram