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Top five blogs of 2019

Top five blogs of 2019

Happy New Year! As we look forward to a new year and all the promise that it brings, we couldn’t resist taking a last look back at 2019 and some of our favorite blogs.

We were able to share so many of our stories with you, and we hope you enjoyed reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them. So, without further ado, here are our top five favorite blogs.

A look at Aurora Artisanal

At MacKenzie-Childs, handmade is our heritage, dating back to our founding in 1983. To celebrate the layers of artistry that are our hallmark, we are highlighting what we call  Aurora Artisanal, a collection of products that includes ceramics, furniture, and lighting that are handmade and hand decorated at our studios in Aurora, New York. …

Behind the scenes: Making our lamp mannequins

Sacha Lancia takes ordinary items and transforms them into extraordinary creations. Consider, for instance, pottery shards, odd buttons, and forgotten fabrics. Sacha calls them “found objects,” and around our studios, they’re often in abundance. With Sacha’s imagination and her ever-present glue gun, these bits and bobs become part of our unique lamp mannequins. …

In celebration of Tartan

At MacKenzie-Childs, we love patterns, and one of our favorites is the tartan. That’s probably because of the Scottish heritage of our founders, as well as the fact that the tartan is just a terrific pattern that combines color and tradition. Since our founding 36 years ago, we’ve incorporated tartans into many of our products, starting with our Eiffel Tuffet in 1994, which featured a Gordonstoun tartan. …

Throwing a Kentucky Derby party

The Kentucky Derby takes place the first Saturday in May in Louisville, Kentucky. The legendary event, nicknamed “the fastest two minutes in sports,” brings together horses, hats, and history. It’s the first leg of the Triple Crown, a series of spring races for three-year-old Thoroughbreds. If you can’t make it to Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, in person to see the run for the roses, be there in spirit and host a Derby party. The essential ingredients are fashion and food. Here are some tips on both.  …

Get sweet on National S’mores Day

Want to savor summer in a sweet way? Then make plans to observe National S’mores Day. The perfect way to celebrate would be with s’mores, of course, and glamping in your own backyard. …

Of course, we’re looking forward to more blogs in 2020. There are so many things to write about that we can’t wait to get started.

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