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Thank you so much! Wow! Wasn’t that fun?! We had more than 350,000 people visit the online Barn Sale, and we hope we made everyone's Barn Sale wishes come true. ...
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Thank you so much! Wow! Wasn’t that fun?! We had more than 350,000 people visit the online Barn Sale, and we hope we made everyone's Barn Sale wishes come true. ...
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In bloom with spring flowers

In bloom with spring flowers

There’s a saying that April showers bring May flowers, so it’s interesting to recall that May 1 has been associated historically with the tradition of the May Basket. This quaint custom of gathering flowers to hang in baskets on the doors of friends, neighbors, and loved ones isn’t widely […]

Making memories in the kitchen

Making memories in the kitchen

There are good reasons why the kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. It’s where memories simmer and are savored, generation after generation. There are also benefits that come with this bonding. While our busy lives can make it a challenge to eat together, studies […]

A toast to Taylor ceramics

A toast to Taylor ceramics

In a continuing celebration of our roots, we’re bringing back more of our Taylor ceramic patterns. Through May 13, you can order any of the 20 patterns in the collection in 10 servingware silhouettes. Taylor is a fresh approach to color and pattern. The collection’s colors are truly a rainbow of hues; the […]

Garden Diary: What’s to come

Garden Diary: What’s to come

It’s been a long, tough winter in our corner of Upstate New York. But now that spring has officially arrived, we’re excited to see our 65-acre campus, which is in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, come into bloom. There are at least a dozen different gardens on our property, and they’re managed by […]

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

At MacKenzie-Childs, we’re known for our happy take on home. We like to have fun, to mix and match colors and patterns, and to make you smile. The names of our products reflect that, or as our Creative Director and Chief Brand Officer Rebecca Proctor says, “We have a funny, happy, unique point […]

In check with Courtly Check

In check with Courtly Check

Courtly Check, one of our longest-running patterns, is probably our most beloved too. And because there’s so much that we love and want to celebrate about Courtly Check, we decided to expand on the idea of National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day on March 26 and make this […]

Mobile wallpapers for Courtly Check Day

Mobile wallpapers for Courtly Check Day

Hip hip hooray, it’s Courtly Check Day! Check out our Courtly-Check-themed mobile wallpapers featuring one of our favorite designs and celebrate with us! The court jester of our designs, Courtly Check brings cheer to any dreary day—making these mobile wallpapers the perfect go-to smile generator. Choose your favorite wallpaper, download it right here, […]

Celebrating women at MacKenzie-Childs

Celebrating women at MacKenzie-Childs

During the month of March, we’re reminded that women are smart, talented, and brave, and have been pivotal in the story of our nation. That’s because since 1987, March has officially been designated National Women’s History Month, an observance that traces its roots to the first International Women’s Day […]

Sweetbriar: Handmade in Aurora

Sweetbriar: Handmade in Aurora

It’s been said that many hands make for light work, and that’s certainly the case with Sweetbriar, our newest collection of all-white ceramic dinnerware. Light and lovely, Sweetbriar transitions easily from everyday use to extraordinary tablescapes. There are nine pieces in the line, and they’re rich with patterned details that include florals, checks, […]

The egg’s eternal appeal

The egg’s eternal appeal

If you’re wondering which came first — the chicken or the egg — the likely answer is the egg. Since ancient times, the egg has been celebrated as a symbol of life and rebirth. There are different interpretations of this. Many cultures believed that the whole universe was created out of an egg. […]

The story of our beloved Farmhouse

The story of our beloved Farmhouse

For more than three decades, the MacKenzie-Childs Farmhouse has been the focal point of our 65-acre campus in Aurora, New York. The property is in the Finger Lakes region, on a hill that overlooks Cayuga Lake. It is truly a beautiful and special place that we love, and it has been featured on […]

Be sure to be kind

Be sure to be kind

You might have missed it, but last Saturday, February 17, was National Random Acts of Kindness Day. There are all kinds of ways to be kind, and you can find dozens of ideas for simple but significant acts at the National Random Acts of Kindness website. You’ll also learn that there is a