Recently I took a trip to Aurora, New York to be immersed in the beautiful brand MacKenzie-Childs. For those of you that followed along on my Instagram, I know you loved it as much as I did and I have been anticipating sharing more of their gorgeous pieces with you! At the end of this blog post we are giving away a 3 quart Mackenzie-Childs kettle so make sure to read how you can enter to win!
I genuinely could not wait to get these pieces from today’s blog into our home, as soon as I laid eyes on them I knew they were my style – the Flower Market & Sweetbriar Collections. I especially loved watching many of these pieces be made right in Aurora while we were there, more specifically the Sweetbriar Collection. The beautiful white dinnerware pieces and serving bowl we used for one of our favourite salad recipes!
Over the spring we had a brand new farmhouse dining table made for our home, and this was our very first time hosting a brunch at home…well actually, our very first time even sitting down to eat at this table as we’ve also been patiently awaiting the arrival of our new dining chairs too haha! It was so fun to decorate the table with the pieces I so quickly fell in love with while exploring Aurora, New York with MacKenzie-Childs. If you’ve followed along on my blog for years, you already know my love of scalloped pretty much, everything!!! The Sweetbriar Chargers and Small Bowls make my heart beat fast, they are elegant but strong dinnerware pieces – you can feel the excellent quality every time you touch them. When we had our guests over for brunch they were in awe of each of the pieces – the details and characters, the uniqueness! It was even more fun to tell them all about the story behind this brand and the experience of learning it all, meeting the hard working people behind the brand and seeing the passion behind it. Every single person I met at MacKenzie-Childs had a light in their eyes when talking about the brand, many had been there for more than 25 years!! Local artists painting the plates and I even had the opportunity to paint pieces myself too, pinch me!!
Hands down, my favourite MacKenzie-Childs collection when exploring the grounds and history was the Honeymoon collection, however the Honeymoon Collection has been discontinued (for now 😉 ). So, when we got to painting our pieces I knew I would attempt to replicate a honeymoon pieces or 2, so the light blue and white gingham platter in this shoot is actually the one I painted while in Aurora!!! I painted it with a lovely woman by the name of that has been working with MacKenzie-Childs for 35 years – can you believe it? I love stories like that! I am not going to lie, I shook the entire time I was painting this piece and the matching bowl I made (and had shipped to my best friend). Doing artistry on scalloped bowls and platters takes true skill, I have so much respect for the team behind the beautiful MacKenzie-Childs pieces!
I absolutely LOVE layering dinnerware and linens so MacKenzie-Childs was perfect for our dinner table, I’m also a flower child/crazy plant lady so all of the floral detailing on their pieces make me swoon too! Like those champagne flutes? Have you ever seen anything more pretty!?!?! I am obsessed!! I ordered the water glasses to match after we did this shoot, must layer more lol!
For this table setting we first used the Sweetbriar Chargers, then the Sweetbriar salad plates and then we added the salad bowls from the same collection. I love the soft contrast of all of the different edges of each piece, they compliment each other perfectly in my opinion. What do you think? And boy do salads pop in these Salad Bowls and the Sweetbriar Serving Bowl. I’m pretty sure that is part of the reason why I love white dinnerware, how the food shows so well! I have to say that another reason why I love the Sweetbriar collection is how the collection works seamlessly with other pieces in my kitchen.
Lastly, we paired 2 napkins for each setting together – I learnt this during a fun table setting class during our Aurora trip as well, I love the look! We picked out their Gingham fringe trim napkin in white and mixed it with a simple blush linen napkin and tied some twine around them. It was hard to choose because they have so many beautiful napkins and the gingham trim ones also come in a variety of colours. They have a red one that I’ve already ordered for my Christmas table decor – only 6 months till we hear sleigh bells right? Haha!
Okay, let’s talk Flower Market Collection – I know you guys are just as in love with the kettle we ordered as I am. I mean, this kettle!!!! I mean, I simply can’t get enough of it. I am a bit of a kettle snob maybe? I had the same one for years and this was my first time ever trying a different brand. Since our kitchen has a pretty clean backdrop with brass accents, it’s as if this kettle was made to be in here? It fits right in and makes the perfect statement! It comes in a black floral print also if that’s more your style and both come in 2 different sizes. And yes, it boils water just as beautifully as it looks ;)! I had to get a matching Flower Market Casserbole cooker too of course and you can bet your bottom I plan to collect the entire set over time, everyone has their favourite jewellery and mine is totally cookware, pretty cookware! It’s the jewelry in my kitchen too for my range. I love the floral & bird pieces on the handles obviously and everything else about them. Today we made our cinnamon buns in them and last weekend we made overnight french toast, it cooked beautifully and the casserbole was super easy to clean. I soaked it in soap and water for ten minutes et voila, crystal clean!
So, today we not only wanted to share some of our favourites with you (which you can shop below) but we also had 2 recipes too! A recipe for cinnamon buns AND a yummy summer salad, our kids love both so I deem them family friend. 🙂
I don’t have a recipe for the donut cake because I bought those and stacked them together, much easier haha and it always turns out so great! An easy last minute hack I guess we could say – I stacked them on a Flower Market Charger and covered it with the matching Flower Market dome. This dome is perfect for outdoor entertaining as is the Flower Market Enamelware set – safe for big AND little hands! The enamelware comes in a bunch of prints too with other florals and even the classic Courtly Check.
I had to share some of my love of MacKenzie-Childs with you all so we thought it would be fun to host a giveaway for 1 of you to win your very own Flower Market 3 Quart Tea Kettle! GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Winner is: Caitlin cleary
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- Comment below telling us which kettle you would want to win from all of the MacKenzie-Childs’ styles.
This giveaway will run until July 26th and the prize delivery is based on availability, you must follow the steps above in order to qualify. The winner will be announced here at the end of July, good luck!! xo
We hope you enjoy and stay tuned for another blog post soon where I tell you all about my trip to Aurora, New York with MacKenzie-Childs! Thank you for reading this blog, we loved creating this fun post for you and we hope it can inspire you to host your next brunch with some of these beautiful pieces. This blog post was sponsored by MacKenzie-Childs but all opinions are my own.