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 fantastic...to 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)|
|Holly&Berries Glassware-Decanter $125|
|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....|