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Porch pointers: How to enjoy the great outdoors With summer almost officially here, it’s prime time to make your porch or deck ready for relaxing. Getting your outdoor room in order takes just a little time, and you’ll benefit all summer long. ...
Porch pointers: How to enjoy the great outdoors With summer almost officially here, it’s prime time to make your porch or deck ready for relaxing. Getting your outdoor room in order takes just a little time, and you’ll benefit all summer long. ...
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

Tassels: Tie one (or two) on

Tassels: Tie one (or two) on

If pictures and pillows are the frosting on the cake when it comes to home furnishings, then tassels are the sprinkles on top. Fashionable, fun, and flirty, tassels bring notes of both elegance and whimsy to a room, says Marlene Reiss, our product manager for home textiles, rugs, and personal accessories. Tassels date […]

Cabin fever? Try a pop of color

Cabin fever? Try a pop of color

About this time of year, your mind says spring, but the calendar says winter. Even more challenging, depending on where you live, there can be no denying, despite whatever a groundhog might see or not see, that winter is to be endured for at least six more weeks. We hear you. At our […]

Get Sweet on Galentine’s Day

Get Sweet on Galentine’s Day

Women have long celebrated each other, usually in subtle, small ways. But now more of them are doing so in a much grander style with an almost official holiday, Galentine’s Day, and for that, you can thank Leslie Knope. Knope, the character portrayed by actress Amy Poehler in the NBC series

MacKenzie-Childs On Instagram

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