Friday, April 5, 2019

Soon I'll be off to the MacKenzie-Childs Warehouse Sale!!

It's ALMOST that time again! We enjoy taking a ride to Union Springs and then visiting the Cayuga Lake area. Our first stop will be the MacKenzie-Childs Warehouse Sale which is on a smaller scale than the famous Barn Sale in July. There is usually a lot of holiday items, and a variety of ceramics, enamelware, etc. Very good prices, up to 80% off, and just as thrilling for me as the Barn Sale. 

 Twenty five 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. In 2018, it EVERYONE found out about it and there was a line to get in.  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 photo was taken at the April 2017 warehouse sale. And I still love that wreath that I bought!


I'll be back next week 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..

14 comments:

  1. Have fun..that place is you:) I still love your wreath too:)

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    1. Thank you Monique! I can't wait to hang the wreath again, it has to be a sunny warm day :-)

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  2. You are one lucky duck. I wish I could be your shopping buddy! I cant wait to see your purchases!

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    1. It's always a mystery what I will end up with. I enjoy going even if I don't buy anything, but always seem to find a few items. LOL

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  3. It would be very dangerous for me to live so close to both of those wonderful sale, Debbie :) Have fun!!!

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  4. Oh how I wish I could come with you Deb. What a fun day you will have and I can't wait to see what comes home with you! Hugs..........

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  5. You lucky upstate NY girls! I hope you all find great bargains to fill those baskets this year. I love seeing these photos. You are always adorable! Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Enjoy your time finding special treasures! I know you'll have a fun time, and I hope the weather is pretty. xx

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  7. You lucky duck!! Have a great time, Debbie!!

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  8. The pictures are looking superb !
    Have a wonderful time !
    Luv n regards, Sonia

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