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Speak the MC Lexicon

Speak the MC Lexicon

We are, as you know, one of a kind, with a unique viewpoint that’s expressed with our fresh and fun designs. Our outlook is also conveyed by the language we use, or what we call our MC Lexicon. Here’s a sampling of our favorite terms and expressions, which almost run the gamut from A to […]

Our Royal Toile Fern Wreath

Our Royal Toile Fern Wreath

One of our favorite pieces from the new Living Artfully spring collection is the Royal Toile Fern Wreath. Beautiful in blue, this wreath of everlasting greenery features small ceramic plates decorated with images of iconic landmarks on our 65-acre estate in Upstate New York. Let’s learn more about each entrancing spot. The studio The […]

Introducing our spring ’21 collections

Introducing our spring ’21 collections

Spring may not officially arrive until March 20, but we’re absolutely ready to spring ahead now. In fact, our spring 2021 collections debut Feb. 1 on our website. The theme that unites these collections is Living Artfully, which was inspired by how our homes serve as our canvases for creativity. You can expect to see […]

Living Artfully in 2021

Living Artfully in 2021

We’re constantly inspired by your creativity and all the ways that you show it: how you set a table, arrange flowers in a vase or even accessorize your favorite little black dress. In fact, our theme for spring ’21 is Living Artfully, and it celebrates how creativity infuses our lives. The biggest canvas for living […]

Cozy Up The Entertaining Kitchen

Cozy Up The Entertaining Kitchen

The Entertaining Kitchen is much more than a room where food is prepared and served. It’s also that spot in our homes where there’s always a flurry of activity—the hub for homework, family game night, sit-down and even rushed meals, and so much more. But amid all that hustle and bustle, The Entertaining Kitchen […]

Tea, Madam?

Tea, Madam?

Tea can be served year-round. But there’s something especially cozy and comforting about a warm cuppa on a cold winter’s day. Share some snuggled sentiments and host a tea party, whether it’s an intimate gathering for your immediate family or a virtual event with friends near and far. To accompany the tea, you’ll need light […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

If you’re like us, you’ve been thinking about 2021 for quite some time. We’ve just experienced the most remarkable year, filled with life-changing challenges. But as much as we’re ready to put 2020 behind us, let’s take a moment to look back through the lens of the year’s blogs and reflect on what helped us […]

The Night Before an M-C Christmas

The Night Before an M-C Christmas

’Twas the night before a MacKenzie-Childs Christmas, when all through the Farmhouse Not a creature was stirring, not even the largest Barn Sale mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that Courtly Check St. Nicholas soon would be there, When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I […]

Hang the stockings with care

Hang the stockings with care

Holiday traditions are what make Christmas special, and one of the most revered customs is the Christmas stocking. Its origin is tied to St. Nicholas, who was said to have given three balls of gold to a poor man whose daughters couldn’t marry because he couldn’t afford the dowries. Legend has it that the balls […]

Let it snow with our snow globes

Let it snow with our snow globes

With a snow globe, you hold the ultimate winter wonderland in your hands. Maybe that’s why they’ve been delighting us for generations. The earliest water-filled glass globe appeared in France to commemorate the opening of the Eiffel Tower in Paris in 1889. Credit for officially inventing what has become the snow globe, however, goes to […]

Celebrating angels among us

Celebrating angels among us

Is there an angel in your life? Someone whose love and compassion makes every day soar to new heights? Our new collection of Patience Brewster Paradise Angel Ornaments celebrates those special people. Says Marietta Bolster, who is a member of our design team and the daughter of Patience Brewster, “There are so many people […]

‘Celebrating MacKenzie-Childs’

‘Celebrating MacKenzie-Childs’

“Celebrating MacKenzie-Childs” is a beautiful new book that does just that, telling the story of our company from its founding in 1983 to today in gorgeous images and text. It was written by Jo Anne Welsh, the author of “Chintz Ceramics,” now in its third edition and published by Schiffer Publishing. Jo Anne, a […]