Sunday, November 27, 2011


words/images Judith Ecochard

14 West 57th Street, NYC

Steps-off the holiday traffic clogged Fifth Avenue- is a calm fanciful oasis of Victorian charm, bundled up in a boutique displaying tastefully indulgent, hand crafted decor, lighting, table top and furniture wares -the likes of which are simply transporting to another era.

Chock full of the practical/whimsical---or both---- items for every room in the home, Mackenzie-Childs'  welcoming boutique in Manhattan-certainly got us in the Tis' The Season mood as soon as we walked in...

...with decorations galore-from floor to ceiling. 

AT a recent event-silhouettes were drawn for guests...

A Royal greeting---customer service par excellence-though this welcome is rare

References conjured up in this winter wonderland include Mackenzie-Childs scenic upstate rural home base, a 65 acre farm (one can visit too!)-crossed with  another century's Scottish Highlands manor.

AND of course, every item-including the amazing holiday items- are for sale...from the the sublime-for collectors, as perfect house - warming gift...and for the newly engaged-a great place to register. 

Terrific sales team will help with the gift selection-Santa Claus just visiting though!

Everywhere we looked-there was some marvelous piece to behold-including the extensive ceramic collections-in the iconic Courtly Check pattern in black and white...and the warmly elegant Parchment Check Collection.

Quite the tree

Plush pillows to brighten up any room

Rebecca Proctor-Creative Director of Mackenzie-Childs

Courtly Check® Candy Cottage-handcrafted with glass candy covered roof-numbered, no two alike...$9,900

Entrance to the heavenly dining room

Hand painted boxes, frames, lamps, table...

Glass Snow globe atop a Courtly Check enamel cup $125

Cheltenham Menorah -hand painted terra cotta with gold lustre embellishment  and gold plated candle cups $288

Topiary -in hand painted pot-made of real dry boxwood $38-$275

For the table...

Enamels-Cake Carrier---Flower Market

Very popular-enamel canister $65-$75

Tree Dish Parchment Check

Trapeze Collection-rich colors, organic forms=graceful textures-hand-painted lustres --HAND WASH (duh)

Tree detail

Holly&Berries Glassware-Decanter $125

Advent Calendar

Tree detail-ornaments to keep

Bird on Ball Lantern, Holly & Berry Stockings-festive and fun

Deck the halls-finely crafted-mouth blown, and hand-painted in Eastern Europe

Chicken Palace-frosted decorated paper and chipboard

Glass Decanter-$100 blown glass-hand-painted

Flower Market Enamelware

World Ornament-$78-with $15 donated to Girls Inc. 

Odd Fellows Ceramics-mix matched-hand crafted majolica-artist stamped! Hors d'oeuvre Tray-great for bread, anti pasta, tapas-$88-a great gift!

Home fragrance collections....