Thursday, April 12, 2018

I'm off to the MacKenzie-Childs Warehouse Sale!!

Wish me luck! Not that I need a thing :-)

UPDATE 4/14/18:  We had a wonderful time at the sale, met some wonderful people, and I will post about the sale and the Traveling Tote on June 1. 

 20+ years ago, my co-workers happened upon MacKenzie-Childs in Aurora, NY (Finger Lakes region of New York). I had never heard of it. Enthusiastically, they would tell us about their purchases, most of which were seconds at reduced prices that they bought from Richard and Victoria MacKenzie-Childs. 

In 2017, MacKenzie-Childs hosted their FIRST warehouse sale in Union Springs, NY. We went, we enjoyed it. Not too crowded. It was like the July barn sale, just on a smaller scale and MUCH LESS crowded. This year may be different since it seems EVERYONE found out about it.  LOL

In the photo above, you will see the "black and white checks". Courtly Check got its start more than 30 years ago and in 1995 it was featured on the enamelware in the Camp MacKenzie-Childs collection, which was designed for casual outdoor use and glamping. The enamelware was called Roasted Marshmallow because mixed in with the overall black and white check were subtle hints of additional colors that resembled the caramelized sugar on marshmallows toasted over an open fire. A few years later, the pattern was renamed Courtly Check after an editor referred to MacKenzie-Childs as “the court jester of tabletop.”

This is me last April at the sale. And I still love that wreath that I bought!

Headed out early on Saturday. I'll be back soon with a full report!
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..


  1. Oh, talk about fun!!!! I'm going to NYC in May but don't know if I'll make it by the MC Barn or not. Have a great time!

  2. I need you as my personal shopper! Fill up one of those gorgeous bags for me!
    I know I got that ad on my email and I thought - I wish! Can't wait to see your finds.
    I love finding out that it was glamping ware and "Roasted Marshmallow" How fun is that!

  3. I'll be curious to hear your report on the crowd this year, Debbie. Have fun, and I hope you find something as special as your wreath was last year!

  4. I saw it on IG and knew you would go:) Have a ball! :)

  5. Enjoy your shopping trip and I hope you find lots of fun things!
    The wreath on your front door is gorgeous (and so are you!).

  6. I wish I were going with you! Can’t wait to hear all about it and your finds. Have a blast!!!!

  7. Debbie buy EVERYTHING!!! Can't wait to see what you find!

  8. How much fun. I wish I could've gone! I look forward to your June 1st post!!! I'm considering the barn sale this year depending on our other travels....

    Ricki Jill

  9. I saw your purchases on IG :) What a blast!

  10. I am so jealous you get to live to MKC. I am sure you got some great bargains. Can't wait to see what you bought.


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