Monday, May 25, 2015

MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale 2015

One of the highlights of the 2012 Mackenzie-Childs Barn Sale was meeting Patti from Pandora's Box. She worked at the Barn Sale, and I am so happy we got to meet! We keep in touch weekly, and sometimes daily if we are chatting about MacKenzie-Childs.
Every July, one of my favorite destinations is the Finger Lakes where we enjoy the sights and do some shopping at the Mackenzie-Childs barn sale. Here is one of my bargain purchases from the barn sale in 2012. The large Flower Market Enamel Pedestal Platter is regularly $98 in the catalog, and I got it for $29.40.  It has the signature Courtly Check pedestal, and will be enjoyed at our dinner parties. 
I also got the Carriage Lantern to use in my "Daisy Garden". It is so pretty lit up in the evening. I have to bring it in before it rains since it does not like to get wet.

In 2012, I added eight enamel rimmed dishes to my collection, so now we have 12. We have  10-12 in our dinner group so I like to have 12 of everything.

In 2011, I bought the Courtly Check pedestal table from the Barn Sale. This was the best purchase I ever made from the barn sale. We use it very often, and it still brings many smiles.

Sooooo, I know you are wondering when the 2015 barn sale is. Well, I don't know but I am getting daily emails asking so I know folks are trying to plan their summer vacations around it. My best bet is that it will be July 17-19 so I am blocking out that weekend.  The photos below will give you an idea how popular the barn sale is. Yes, people camp out just to be first in line.
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. 

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. It looks like so much fun..and how nice you keep in contact with a courtly check friend;)
    Susan..loves this line also..

  2. This is M-C heaven for sure! It would be such fun to poke around the sale. Loved seeing your goodies--the lantern is like something from a fairy tale, and I bet it's magical at night. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  3. I loved seeing you and Patti together! It's always fun to meet a blogging friend. You seem to find such great pieces to add to your M-C collection, Debbie, and I always enjoy seeing them on your blog.
    I hope you had a great Memorial Day!

  4. How fun…even for those camping out so they can get a good bargain. Good luck this year.

  5. I also went to the Barn Sale in 2012. We want to go this year as well, but if it's the weekend you think it is, I want be able to make it because it's the weekend of the Schloss Festival here in Birmingham, and I know my oldest daughter has already bought VIP tickets. Any other weekend and we could make it!

  6. Lovin' the pretty flowers on your serving piece! I hope you have a blast at the sale:@)

  7. There will be some serious shopping going on! I sure wish I lived closer :)

  8. It must be very popular, for all those people who camp out overnight to get the first bargains. What a beautiful setting. I'm sure you will have fun when you visit again this year.

  9. Debbie, I can't imagine what it must be like to camp out in that line! There was just a big sale at the MacKenzie-Childs warehouse in NYC and I was planning to go, but then I thought of dragging everything through the streets, subway, and on the train back to CT and decided to pass. I love your lantern and the cake dish too. I have that piece in the butterfly pattern. I've also had my eye on the birdhouses and this sale would definitely be a good place to get one. Hmmm...I'll have to think about braving that line! Linda

  10. Looking forward to this year's sale….as if either one of us need anymore pieces!!

  11. Does anyone do personal shopping for out of state people?


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