Although much of M-C's goods are a bit out of our budget (yikes!), I'm much too happy to have the most affordable things for a birthday treat or such, so I'm starting with their enamelware and hopefully, over time I will add one piece here and there of the more collectable ceramics.
Even though I love color, black and white have always been my favorites...and their check is their signature. Add wild designs, color-color-color and all the fun you can imagine (I'm talking decor fun, here) and I felt like it had been designed just for me.
A sample from their website....www.mackenzie-childs.com....
'Flower Market' enamelware
My favorite, their 'Courtly Check' design enamelware
'Taylor-Odd Fellows' design ceramics (another favorite)
'Courtly Check' ceramics
'Mrs. Powers' door knocker (check out the matching garden gate at their site!)
And the outrageously fun, Merrifield chandelier (only $6,400!)
The 'Underpinnings' furniture collection
And so, my obsession has begun. I've found my design soulmate...and my little collection begins...
Unfortunately, I didn't notice the size listed for these knobs...I have no place for them! A little overwhelming on all my furniture. Never fear, they'll find a home eventually (*note to self* -read the fine print!)
Well, before I even knew what was coming on Christmas and Valentines, I started painting my own things black and white. Maybe this was what my husband feared and decided it best to just buy me the real deal, haha!
Even though I do have these 'little splurges' to gaze upon and make me smile, I'm still more satisfied by the thrill-of-the-hunt for used, thrift store things and my re-purposed finds. The framed picture, above is a teapot-shaped postcard I received with my order. I cut up some coordinating whimsical scrapbooking papers for the background and spray painted the frame black.
I'm even giving my old tray (from a thrift store years ago) a Mackenzie-Childs re-do with some scrapbooking papers and eventually some other 'Taylor-Odd Fellows' inspirations.
Do you have an obsession that you allow yourself to splurge on? Whether it be decorating, food, music, art, travel (did someone say I had an obsession with England?) or animals, plants, your children, (guilty of all the above)...feed your soul on the things that make you smile.