Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Weather Forecast: Cloudy with Mackenzie-Childs


Even the chill and clouds couldn't dampen our joyful Mother's Day celebration. We've had a long stretch of beautiful sunshine and very little rain, but Mother's Day weekend was very chilly. So I set a table for two for mom and me, and we started our day with elevated granola and berries in mini compotes that my family gifted me with for Mother's Day. 


The mini compotes are named "Fran" by Mackenzie-Childs, and have been on my list for a while. I love that they were inspired by one of the first potters to work at the Mackenzie-Childs studio, and Fran's disposition and sun-kissed cheeks are perfectly captured in this happy pattern.


I would love to meet sweet Fran! I was drawn to the fluted rim of the handmade majolica dish. Here's the description of the dish - exhuberant golden blooms are strewn across a field of periwinkle-blue dots, framed with dove-gray scalloping and aubergine stripes. Belted with a mossy green band and centered on a bold raspberry and sunflower windowpane motif, this Taylor pattern reflects the warmth of a lazy stroll up the brick drive in Aurora beneath the late-summer sun. 


Thank you for stopping by! I am joining Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. 
xo
Debbie
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

25 comments:

  1. Oh, those are pretty little compotes, Deb! That MC table always makes me smile.
    Congratulations to your nephew and fiance.

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  2. Congrats on the family engagement!
    I love that pattern, perfect for Mother's Day, it's beautiful!

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  3. The compotes sherbets are so pretty, Debi! I have some very similar made by us at our former ceramic company. Congrats to the new couple to be!
    FABBY

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  4. What a sweet table for a mom-&-daughter breakfast. And congrats to your nephew and his new fiancee! Looking forward to all the fun wedding details. xo

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  5. Love your compotes - they are also on my list (maybe the Barn Sale?) I am having a "girls" party Fri night and will pull out all my MCs. Started my new job - really like it but, as with anything new, there is a lot to learn! Came home today and took a 2 hr nap !!!

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  6. I love this table for you and your mother! I'm sure she felt very special sitting at this table with you! So nice! Congratulations to your Nephew as well! =D Have a great week!

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  7. Fabulous table, Debbie.

    Congratulations to Kevin and Beth!

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  8. Awwww...congratulations to your nephew and his fiancee!!! They're cute!!! October is right around the corner, and I wish them all the best as they continue to plan for the big day!

    Your table is great! What a nice gift from your beloveds!!! I sure wish I would have gotten in on the main floor of the Mackenzie-Childs craze when one of the local wholesale places had them. I could have cleaned up!!! You have such an amazing collection of beautiful pieces, and it is always neat to see new ones added.

    I'm glad you had a good Mother's Day...despite the chill in the air! Hope it warms up soon!

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  9. Awww what a sweet photo of the loving couple, Debbie! Weddings are such a special time.
    Your mini compotes are wonderful and what fun to eat granola out of those happy bowls. What a thoughtful gift from your family. They know how to treat you on Mother's Day with your favorite dishes. xo

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  10. Ain't love grand?? an October wedding...such a wonderful time of year to get married...I just love your new compotes. had to Pin a picture of them...
    I am your newest follower..
    Love, Mona

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  11. OOO, your table is wonderful...what beautiful MC compotes...and everything looks so pretty on your magnificent table.
    Best of luck to the lovely couple. :)
    xoxo

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  12. Gorgeous Debbie! I can see why the compotes were on your list! I love your pairing of the flowers with the golden blooms and periwinkle dots :) Congrats to the graduates!

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  13. Those mini compotes are so pretty, Debbie. my favorite MKC dishes are the fluted ones. Congrats to your nephew and fiancée!....Christine

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  14. Debbie, you already know that I adore these compotes. Glad some found their way to your beautiful table. They look so sweet atop the Vietri dishes. Fran is such a happy pattern! Congratulations to the young couple. '-)

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  15. Your new fluted compotes are wonderful! So nice to know the story behind the design. I'd love to meet her too. Sunny people are blessings to all around them. I love your table for breakfast!! How precious you got to have breakfast with your mom! Debbie, the white lace edge plates are wonderful!! Congrats to your nephew and his soon to be bride. Wishing them many years of happiness. xo marlis

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  16. Congrats to your nephew on finding a job and winning the girl! They are so cute! GREAT Mother's Day present. I got something from the Mother Ship, too, but I haven't posted about it just yet.....it's funny, too! (Funny reason why my husband bought it.)

    Your table looks so pretty. I really like that Fran pattern. I want to buy some pieces in it!

    xo,
    RJ

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  17. Love those compotes! Wonderful way to spend Mother's Day.

    - The Tablescaper

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  18. MacKenzie-Childs creates such amazing whimsical designs. Glorious tablescape...not to mention the fantastic MC pedestal table. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  19. You have some fabulous MC pieces! I love the compotes, what a beautiful breakfast setting! I would sit there all day!
    Jenna

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  20. Your collection of MacKenzie-Childs is fabulous. What a lovely tablescape for Mother’s Day. I love the compotes...........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  21. How could you ever have a cloudy day with all of that gorgeous MacKenzie-Childs tableware? Wow!! How nice of you to show your nephew and future bride. Congratulations and best wishes to them both.

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  22. I love your table! Not to mention those beautiful compotes....Thank you for sharing your lovely Mother's Day table! By the way, I was born & raised in Schenectady, NY! I am a true New Yorker not matter where I live. lol Glad I stopped by
    Blessings My Friend,

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  23. I don't think I've seen that MC pattern before! It is beautiful and so cheery. Your guys did a good job :)

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  24. beautiful! What a lovely Mothers Day table!

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  25. Beautiful table, and a lovely post.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Connie :)

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