November 19, 2019
We’re celebrating our historic home in Upstate New York with our new Highbanks collection.
The collection consists primarily of enamel dinnerware, plus assorted kitchen linens, a cookie jar, and a tea kettle. The common thread is the name Highbanks, which was what our 65-acre campus was called in the late 1800s when it was a working farm. The property, which is in the Finger Lakes region, sits on a hill, high above the banks of Cayuga Lake. We find the location to be inspirational year-round, which is why it’s a recurring theme in our designs. Our wintry landscapes can be especially beautiful and they’re well worth a trip to visit us.
The Highbanks collection features a clean, winter white setting, mixing images of our historic Farmhouse and touches of blue tartan, Courtly Check, and Courtly Stripe. The Highbanks Mug, Compote, Tea Kettle, and Pedestal Platter are embellished with hand-applied accents that include roses, pine cones, thistles, and hollies.
Like our other enamel dinnerware, Highbanks has a heavy-gauge, hand-glazed steel underbody rimmed in bronzed stainless steel. While it is dishwasher-safe, we recommend hand-washing and drying to extend the life and lustre of the finish.
We love the versatility and longevity of Highbanks. You can put it on your table as soon as the first snow flies and use it throughout the winter. It plays well off our fresh, white Sweetbriar dinnerware, and Courtly Check and Royal Check enamel dinnerware. Adding a pop of red with napkins or a table runner would make it special for Valentine’s Day, too.
Finish your Highbanks table with our Snowfall glassware, which is manufactured from top to bottom in Eastern Europe, home to some of the world’s finest glass artisans. The collection includes a water glass, champagne flute, cordial glass, highball glass, wine glass, and tumbler, as well as a pitcher and trifle bowl. These pieces have hand-painted grey and white checks on the foundation, topped with hand-applied snowflake transfers and bands of gold lustre.
So, remember Highbanks when you’re setting a place for MacKenzie-Childs style. We think the pattern is sure to become a tabletop classic.