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Take your pick of pumpkins Summer is winding down, and before you know it, everything will magically turn into pumpkins. At least it seems that way, doesn’t it?. ...
Take your pick of pumpkins Summer is winding down, and before you know it, everything will magically turn into pumpkins. At least it seems that way, doesn’t it?. ...
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 […]

Decking your halls with holiday decor

Decking your halls with holiday decor

With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to move on to Christmas and decorating your home for the holidays. Here are some holiday decorating tips that just might put a little twist on tradition (and that’s something that we love to do). Merry mantels At the holidays, the fireplace becomes a focal point. Here […]

Saluting nutcrackers, our seasonal soldiers

Saluting nutcrackers, our seasonal soldiers

Just in case you haven’t noticed, we’re a bit nuts for nutcrackers this year, and we’ve embraced this holiday tradition like never before. In addition to a wide selection of collectible nutcracker figures—some traditional and some not so traditional and many featuring touches of Courtly Check on their costumes—we’ve added these seasonal […]

Thankful for perfect pie this Thanksgiving

Thankful for perfect pie this Thanksgiving

During our final Camp MacKenzie-Childs retreat of 2018, we were treated, along with our guests, to a pie-making class at the Aurora Inn. Chef Eric Lamphere shared his recipe for Mama’s Apple Pie, along with a few pie-making tips. With Thanksgiving nearly here, we want to share his knowledge with you […]

Decking our halls in Aurora

Decking our halls in Aurora

Like Santa’s elves, our staff has been hard at work, transforming our Aurora Shop, Farmhouse, and grounds into a winter wonderland that’s merry and bright. Everything will be ready by Thanksgiving, just in time for the official countdown to Christmas. Here’s what you can expect if you make the journey to

A guide to table setting

A guide to table setting

Thanksgiving is truly a harvest—of family, traditions, and all the pieces that make up a formal table setting. With so many meals eaten on the go, it may not have been since the last holiday season (or was it the one before that?) that you had the opportunity to set a table with […]

Behind the scenes: Design Department

Behind the scenes: Design Department

Twice a year, we unveil hundreds of new products to surprise and delight you. Most originate at our studios in Aurora, New York, nearly two years before you see them in our stores or on our website. There are seven designers in our Design Department who have a variety of artistic backgrounds. Most […]

A guide to dining with coupe dishes

A guide to dining with coupe dishes

These days, we’re in perpetual motion—talking, texting, and even eating on the go. Enter the coupe dish. What’s a coupe dish, you ask? Think of it as a shallow bowl or a deep plate. Coupe dishes have become popular lately, reflecting the shift in our on-the-go lifestyles from formal to casual. A coupe […]

MacKenzie-Childs On Instagram

MacKenzie-Childs On Instagram