Saturday, July 14, 2012

MACKENZIE-CHILDS BARN SALE 2012



If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will recall that we are "supporters" of the annual MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale. 













Once a 19th-century dairy farm, the MacKenzie-Childs property in Aurora, NY is always bustling with shoppers looking for bargains at the barn sale. On the property is the gorgeous Victorian farmhouse and giant barns where items are created and artisans work. The MacKenzie-Childs style is unique. It's whimsical, fun, colorful, sophisticated and classic. My personal favorite is the signature MacKenzie-Childs “courtly check” pattern and I mix and match it with their pottery pieces. Most pieces are handmade, and some pottery has the stamp of the artisan(s) who worked on it. While visiting MacKenzie-Childs, the free farmhouse tour is a must. It's fully decorated, and you'll want to move in. They do photo shoots for the catalog in the farmhouse. I'll let you know what I end up buying!

Thank you for stopping by!
Debbie

10 comments:

  1. Debbie, I know you will have fun browsing and shopping that fantastic place! Wish I could tag along but I will just have to settle for a blow by blow account of your shopping experience.-------- Shannon

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  2. Have fun...can't wait to see what you come home with this year, Debbie!

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  3. My "personal" shopper called about 11:30am and it sounds like she got almost everything on my "want" and "need" list!! I am very excited to see what she came home with!!! Good luck on Sunday

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  4. I think I learned about Mackenzie-Childs from you! Don't you have a fab table in the Courtly Check? Have a great time. Joni

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  5. Wow, such devotion to sleep over. Looks like a grand party there! Looking forward to hearing what you got. You always get great things!

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  6. Eager to hear all about it and see what treasures you come home with. Have fun!
    ~ Sarah

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  7. I finally learned the name of the "pretty checkered dishes" I would see on certain tv shows! I would love to visit this place. I love upstate NY in the summer and especially the fall, so I have to plan something. Only thing is, I am not a camper :o xo

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  8. I never heard about these dishes, Debbie, until I found out from you. I can't wait to see what wonderful things you found. I always enjoy your pretty tables set with these Mackenzie-Childs bargains.

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  9. This is so cool!! I hope to make it to this sale this year! So you said the best deals are on Sunday but could that also be because they are sold out of most items by Sunday? And also how much of a discount do they give you at the barn sale? Thanks, LOVE your blog!

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  10. Alex, my recommendation is to go on Saturday. The discounts were not as good as I thought they would be on Sunday, and it's a bit picked over by then. If you'd like any more information, feel free to email me.

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