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That’s what friends are for

That’s what friends are for

At the center of every great friendship are common threads that bring friends together and keep them linked. It could be a bond that goes way back to the very first day of school decades ago, or it could be a more recent shared activity like a love of cooking.

And, yes, those ties that bind could certainly be MacKenzie-Childs. Friendship is a common theme that runs through the love of our brand, and our Creative Director and Chief Brand Officer Rebecca Proctor has heard many stories about friendships and MacKenzie-Childs.

In fact, Rebecca has a story of her own. Several years ago, she presented some sweets on our Courtly Check Pedestal Platter and Piccadilly Pie Dish to her friend Cherie, who was hosting a party. Cherie, a self-described Bauhaus minimalist, found herself drawn to our designs and spent hours poring over our website, delighting in her discoveries. She sent Rebecca a lovely thank-you note, saying the experience had given her a new outlook on adding more color and whimsy to her own surroundings.

Says Rebecca, “Reading this letter made me really think about what we do at MacKenzie-Childs and how our point of view may actually have an impact on someone’s life. I realized it can be broken down into something very fundamental—beauty, creativity, and fun can and should reside at the center of our lives. They are inextricably connected.”

In the spirit of friendship and in celebration of Best Friends Day on June 8, we want to feature a few more stories of friendship from bloggers who share a love of MacKenzie-Childs.

CHRONICLES OF FRIVOLITY

Katey McFarlan, a blogger from Fort Worth, Texas, writes about fashion and lifestyle at Chronicles of Frivolity. Recently, Katey and her mother, Tammy, were one of several mothers and daughters who visited our Aurora, New York, campus. The trip gave Katey a chance to celebrate her mom, who is a big fan of ours and learned about us many years ago through a best friend. Tammy says she loved her best friend’s MacKenzie-Childs pieces and wanted to start her own collection. “I always associated the pieces with her, her hospitality, and our friendship.”

Your favorite MacKenzie-Childs pattern?
Courtly Check. I love the simplicity of it, while also having an eclectic vibe. It mixes well with so many pieces in my home, so I feel it is the perfect starter pattern.

What MacKenzie-Childs item would you give to your best friend, and why?
My favorite gift to give is hands down is the Courtly Check Enamel Tea Kettle. I believe that tea kettle has started the love of MacKenzie-Childs for so many people, so I love to pass that along. It was also the first piece in my collection, so I may be a little biased. Not much is better than having a neighbor or friend over for tea and conversation.

What item would you like to receive from a best friend?
I would love to receive a teacup because I think it symbolizes the art of slowing down, enjoying tea, and talking to your girlfriends. You can personalize the gift by giving your favorite tea, as well. I collect  teacups and would love to get the Thistle & Bee Teacup next.

 

LC STEELE

Lauren Steele, who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina , writes the blog LC Steele. Lauren, who visited our campus in June 2017, learned of the brand after seeing it in her best friend’s kitchen when they were in law school together. “Her Courtly Check Everything Bowl brought a sense of warmth and hominess to the space we spent hours in studying or snacking and talking. Over the three-year span, I watched her collection grow, as every Christmas she received pieces from her mom and aunts. The apartment became even more fun and colorful, in a world full of black and white law books, and my love for the brand was sealed!”

Your favorite MacKenzie-Childs pattern?
Parchment Check. It’s fun and whimsical but still neutral, so I can pair it with my everyday white plates or my gold and white fine china. I especially love the story behind the Parchment Check pattern, which is based on the creases that were in old love letters that had been folded and refolded over many years. I remember that story when I use the Parchment Check pieces, reminding me that it’s love that makes a house a home.

What MacKenzie-Childs item would you give to your best friend, and why?
The Courtly Check Teapot is the perfect gift, whether it’s for the lover of Mackenzie-Childs or for someone who has never been introduced to the brand. It’s such a simple and fun statement piece that brings so much life to a kitchen.

What item would you like to receive from a best friend?
The Sweetbriar Platter. It’s my favorite piece of MacKenzie-Childs because it goes with everything and has the exquisite MacKenzie-Childs detailing that makes it unique and fun. Every friendship is unique and fun—just like that platter!

THE SPOILED HOME

Best friends and Oklahoma residents Sandi Johnson and Shalia Ashcraft write the blog  The Spoiled Home, which they started in 2015 to document their shared love of home decorating. They discovered MacKenzie-Childs together when they came to Aurora in the fall of 2017. Prior to their trip, they didn’t know a lot about the brand, but now they can’t get enough of it, particularly our Courtly Check pattern.

 

Shalia Ashcraft

Your favorite MacKenzie-Childs pattern?
My absolute favorite is Courtly Check. I love the classic black and white. Sweetbriar has a special place in my heart, though, because we were given a sneak peek of the product when we toured the plant. The textured pattern is so pretty.

What MacKenzie-Childs item would you like to receive from a best friend, and why?
I would love to receive the Courtly Check Wine Cooler because I would hope that a bottle of wine to share would come along with it.

What item would you give to your best friend?
The exact same item as above or the Courtly Check Train Case. It is the best and cutest toiletry bag I have ever owned, and every girl needs one.

 

Sandi Johnson

Your favorite MacKenzie-Childs pattern?
I love all the patterns, but my absolute favorites are Courtly Check and Sweetbriar. I love Courtly Check because the black and white pattern goes with my home and decor perfectly. It’s so easy to mix and match other dishes with this pattern, even my old china.

What MacKenzie-Childs item would you give to your best friend, and why?
I would like to give her either a Courtly Check Tea Kettle or the Courtly Check Cookie Jar, filled with fresh-baked cookies. We could then share a cup of hot tea and cookies. I think giving any M-C item as a gift would be very special.

What item would you like to receive from a best friend?
I would love to get a tea kettle. Besides being functional, it’s so pretty, just sitting out on the stove.

 

 

 

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