Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Mackenzie-Childs Barn Sale 2013

Over the weekend, I attended the 13th annual MacKenzie-Childs barn sale in Aurora, NY along the shores of Cayuga Lake (one of the Finger Lakes).
How do you like my new Courtly Check Bumbershoot? So much more fun to say than "umbrella". And it has rained two days in a row since I bought the umbrella so I got to use it .
 If you are interested in previous Barn Sale posts on my blog, I have included the links here 20102011 and two posts from 2012 and here 2012
Quite a few of the items I bought at the barn sale are gifts so I can't show them just yet.  I snickered when the New York Times reported that the pie heiress (DIL of Marie Callender) attended the barn sale again this year, and that last year, Ms. Callender, 60 years old, spent around $25,000 on 300 pieces, from a dining room table to cupboard knobs to a one-of-a-kind dresser painted with the theme of the Aurora countryside.

I bought the Picadilly One Quart Casserole since I wanted something that goes from oven to table to dishwasher. It's a majolica piece hand-painted by a master artisan. Stripes, squiggles and spots in carnival colors. 
And I also got some teacups in the Taylor - Hitchcock Field pattern. I think it will make drinking tea a little more fun.

I couldn't resist this flower pot in the Wallcourt pattern. Did you know that the Mackenzie-Childs story began in a humble studio run out of the basement of a Wells College dorm named Wallcourt? I love that. 


Some scenes from the sale!!

On a personal note, a dear blogging friend knows how much I like black and white checks, and surprised me with this towel that she embroidered. I appreciate her thoughtfulness.

Thank you for stopping by! I'm 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..

23 comments:

  1. I love your new casserole, so pretty!
    The store here in Southampton closed, it was always empty. I think their prices were too high, even for Southampton!
    I love the towel Kitty sent! She is one of the sweetest gals in blogland for sure!
    Thanks for linking your new treasures to Let's Dish! Can't wait to see what's in the bags!

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    1. I agree that Kitty is one of the nicest bloggers. It's the wonderful people we meet in blog land that make blogging so worth the time and effort.

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  2. I am still awake and just saw this:-) I remember:-)
    Love your new brolley..so cute with the white jeans:-)
    What's not to like?
    Cheerful..artistic..pretty and useful.
    Just lovely.

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  3. so many beautiful things and a lovely gift from a friend, what could be better!

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  4. Cute items and I LOVE the hand crafted towel Debbie! Sounds like you had a nice time:@)

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  5. What fun, Debbie! I love seeing all your purchases from the MC Barn Sale. The casserole is going to be fun to serve your guests from and sipping tea from those cups will be a treat. Of course, the flower bucket is a wonderful excuse for holding gifts from your garden or from your sweetie. Don't you look super stylish with your checkered bumbershoot? I'm happy you like the towel, dear friend! xo

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    1. Kitty, that towel puts a smile on my face every time I walk to the stove :-) :-)

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  6. All your finds are so pretty..love your new embroidered towel...what a thoughtful gift....
    Love, Mona

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  7. Great pieces!! My girlfriend also bought the flower pot! Good deal! It was a fun time, wasn't it? - I didn't take many pics - too hot and the people attending on Sunday were a bit too pushy and grumpy. Next week I might try Saturday. Loved your MV pics on FB, too!

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    1. It was a very fun time and the crowd on Saturday was a pleasure to shop with! I met the lovely Rebecca Proctor who was busy straightening shelves. My list for next year will be shorter but everything I have purchased has been a good investment.

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  8. Lucky girl! The new "bumbershoot" is classy and classic! Love it paired with your white jeans! Fun to see your finds. I know you are going to enjoy each new piece. When is tea time?
    ~ Sarah

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    1. Sarah, you are always welcome tea! I hope you will join Patti and me at the barn sale next year :-)

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  9. FIVE bags??!?!?!?!! That seems like a pretty good number to me!!! I'm glad you had fun!

    I would like to have the pie heiress's money to buy $25K worth!!! Wow...she must REALLY like M-C!!!!!!!

    LOVE the towel! What a thoughtful and useful gift!

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  10. Looks like some wonderful pieces you came away with. Love the new umbrella!!! and yes bumbershoot is so much more fun to say and use. xo marlis

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  11. Nice pieces! My artist friend recently painted a table for a client in the style of Mackenzie-Childs. You should check it out on my blog if you get a chance.

    Visiting from Let's Dish.

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    1. Pam, what a talented friend you have. The table is perfection!!!

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  12. Totally jealous, Debbie! What fun that sale must have been. Your pieces are fabulous and I love the way that you put them all together. I do love that bumbershoot and I could have used it all summer in Georgia. We have had rain almost every day - very unusual for us!

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  13. I'm so envious that you got to go to that sale! I get the McK-C emails and have been dreaming about going, but I probably still couldn't afford to buy much! I love your new bumbershoot, you will be stylin whenever it rains!
    Jenna

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  14. Oh what fun to be able to attend the barn sale! I might be cheerier about all our rain if I had a Courtly Check Bumbershoot~ adorable!

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  15. Oh I wish I could go to that sale! Probably better for my pocketbook I cannot

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  16. What a dream come true it would be attend the MC barn sale! Fabulous finds, Debbie, and I love your new 'brellella' :)

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  17. Susan, I hope you will be able to attend sometime. It should be on your bucket list?

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  18. Cute little casserole...adorable tea cups, too. Be thankful you got to use your new bumbershoot...we need rain here on the prairie!

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